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March 4 - March 17, 2010

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Black Women Architects Exhibit and Symposium

genell andersonWashington’s Genell Anderson of the Amar Group and Harlem’s Roberta Washington will serve as panelist during Howard University School of Architecture and Design’s Mackey Lecture and 200+ Black Women Architects Exhibit and Symposium. Port of Harlem has featured both architects.

The symposium opens Friday, March 12 at 6a with a lecture by Toni L. Griffin, former Newark Director of Planning. The exhibit opens from 7:30p to 9p in The Mackey Building on Howard’s Georgia Avenue campus.

Saturday starts with a discussion on women and architecture education from 10a to noon. Port of Harlem cover model Anderson and Washington will lead a discussion “Women in Practice” from 1:30p to 3:30p. For more information contact Howard’s School of Architecture: 202.806.7424.

Coming Up: Port of Harlem’s Build/Renovate Your Own Castle lV - Saturday, June 19.

Photo:  Anderson, The AMAR Group's Principal in Charge/Project Manager, on the August - October 2004 issue.

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Ethiopian-American Celebration
of Motherhood

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Join Ethiopian-American women as they celebrate the birth of a new child. The intimate gathering of women will include Ethiopian-Americans Mekbib Gebertsadik (entrepreneur) and Meseret Desta (award-winning artists), who are expecting their first child. During the gathering, women will learn about the customs, traditions, music and food Ethiopians use to celebrate the coming of a new baby in their lives.

Unlike in the Ethiopian tradition, guests are encouraged to honor this family with a gift before the birth of their child. The free event, sponsored by Empowered Women International, includes light traditional refreshments and takes place at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302; Sunday, March 7 from 3p to 5p. Call 571.366.7724.

Juliana Kerrest, EWI Outreach Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA, with Artists Mekbib Gebertsadik and the Mom-To-Be, Meseret Desta.

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

from the photographer of our Aug - Oct 2008 cover

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mother and child photographer

see more of Camille Mosley-Pasley's photographs in our upcoming May - October 2010 issue

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3 of 4 Black Babies Born to Single Mothers

The Centers for Disease Control reports that in 2007, 72 percent of all Black births were to single women. This compares to 29 percent of White and 51 percent of Latino births.

Suicide by Sugar

Did you know that 1 - 8oz can of Coke contains 6 ½ teaspoons of sugar or that the same amount of Ensure Plus contains 12 ½ teaspoons of sugar. That is what Nancy Appleton reports in Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 Addiction ($15.95, Square One Publishers).

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Theo Hodge, Jr. M.D.

Washington, D.C. joined South Africa as the only majority-Black jurisdictions in the world to recognize same-sex marriages Wednesday, March 3. Same-sex marriages are currently granted by five of the 50 states (New Hampshire, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts and Vermont) and one Native American nation (The Coquille’s in Oregon). South Africa became the fifth country, the first in Africa, and the second outside Europe, to legalize same-sex marriage in November 2006.

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