When I sat down to talk to Barbara Gunner, her warm smile and words greeted me. While she sits on an acre of land in a 5,000 square foot house with the best view in San Diego, she is the most humble, successful woman I have met. For many African American San Diegans, the military is often why their families call San Diego home. While this is true for entrepreneur and real estate investor Gunner, her story is not your typical military story.
Did you know that over two million of the nation’s families are maintained by grandparents who have one or more of their grandchildren living with them?
Despite being in the middle of a global pandemic, Southern California has had a busy summer. In the wake of both Breonna Taylor's and George Floyd's murders, millions worldwide took to the streets, protesting and demanding justice, Los Angeles included.
Los Angeles has a problem. A human sex trafficking problem. “People think it's not happening here, in the U.S. They say, 'In Thailand, those are true victims,'” says Tera Hilliard, the President/CEO of Forgotten Children, Inc (FCI).“ 'That chick on Figueroa is there because she wants to be.'
Here at Suite Life SoCal, you’ve heard a lot about what the pros are doing; it’s only fair we take it to the streets and show you some amazing things happening throughout this Suite summer in the Los Angeles community.
A pilot program launched 15 years ago by Black Women for Wellness, Kitchen Divas is a whole food plant-based cooking demonstration that empowers participants to learn how to make nutritious, flavorful and affordable healthy meals for themselves and their families.
During the holiday season, we are reminded that it is an occasion to give thanks for our many blessings. But to people in need, the holidays are a time of struggle to feed their families, provide toys for their children, and enjoy this time of goodwill and good cheer.
Have you ever had the experience of meeting someone for the first time only to feel like it was not the first time? From the moment I saw their face and heard their voice, there was something pleasantly familiar about them. This was my experience the morning I hit the ADMIT button on Zoom to begin my interview with the founders of the African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI).
An elaborate quilt hung on the wall crafted with messages of love, hope and unity from the youth supported by the programs of Community Build, Inc. is used as both to adorn the wall behind the receptionist as well as a constant reminder of the work Robert Sausedo and his committed staff tirelessly does each year.
Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Response: the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute activates ‘Boots On The Ground’
On August 24, 2019, Hurricane Dorian barreled its way onto the shores of the islands of the Bahamas and left devastation in its wake. In response to Bahamas' unceasing need, the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) has activated its “IBWPPI Boots on the Ground - Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Response.”