Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee
( June 1, 1942-
1st African-American physician to become a medical school dean in 1993.
Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee with her well known sister Diana Ross. They grew up in Detroit and Barbara earned degrees in Biology and Chemistry in 1965.
Pictured above: Lee earned the position as Dean of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 until 2001.
Pictured above: Lee, the vice president of Health Science and Medical Affairs at New York Institute of Technology then later in 2002 became the dean of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Pictured Above: Barbara received many award and honors such as Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame (1998), Fellow, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians Member, Trilateral International Medical Workforce Group, Member, NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health Member, DHHS Advisory Committee on Rural Health, Distinguished Public Service Award, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Honorary Doctorate of Science, New York Institute of Technology.
Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee, her sister Diana Ross and her niece Traci Ellis Ross.
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Charles F. Gardner
( 1886-1951)Elfrida, Arizona
Pictured above: Charles F. Gardner- the owner of the only Negro store of its kind in the electrician and locksmith business. This shop was located in Chicago, Illinois on 2933 State Street during circa 1899.
Pictured above: Marian Anderson born February 27, 1897-April 8, 1993 in Philadelphia.
Pictured above: Marian Anderson performing her first open-air concert in front of Lincoln Memorial on April 8, 1939 and continued breaking the record in the United States when on January 7, 1955 as the first African -American who she sang at the Metropolitan Opera House. After her death she was honored with her own postage stamp.
Pictured above: Marian met many people, received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1978 for her lifetime achievements. She won a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 along with another African-American named Ralph Bunche. She also but was banned from singing at the Constitution Hall in 1939 because of the (DAR) so she sang at Lincoln Memorial with the honor of having The President and First Lady Roosevelt’s support.
Pictured above: Marian Anderson books and music dedicated to the memory of great opera singer.
Pictured above: Marian Anderson died at the age of 96 April 8 at the home of her nephew conductor James DePreist and is buried Eden Cemetery in Collingdale, Pennsylvania. She was married to Orpheus Hodge King.
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Lorraine Bradshaw- Dynamic Women Network
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April 28th 2019 (4-6pm) Conyers Event Center (Contact:Lorraine Bradshaw for details above)
Congratulations to all 19 of our first African-American women judges!!
Pictured above: 19 beautiful black educated women who won all 19 judicial seats in Harris County, Texas which is the third-largest county in the United States.
Pictured above: While making history in Texas, these 19 African-American women made U.S. History in 2018.
Pictured above: A time in history when women could not serve jury duty until the late twentieth century.
Pictured above: These women who were lawyers and judges from different parts of the world starting in 1910, paved the way for women to serve in the judicial system .
Educational Background of all 19 Judicial candidates of 2018 for Harris County
1. Lucia Bates–
MBA / University of Phoenix and BBA / University of Houston
2. Erica Hughes–
HBCU graduate, Member of Delta Sigma Theta and U.S Army
3. Sandra Peake–
University of Houston College of Law, Houston, TX
4. Cassandra Hollemon–
South College of Law of Texas and BBA from University of St. Thomas in Political Science
5. Germaine Tanner–
Thurgood Marshall School of Law and Political Science major at University of Illinois of Urbana
6. Latosha Lewis Payne–
University of Texas Law School and the first to graduate high school and college in her family.
7. Angela Graves-Harrington–
Mississippi State University, Jackson State University, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Thurgood Law
8. Lori Chambers Gray–
South Texas Law School
9. Linda Marie Dunson–
Magna Cum Laude, Texas Southern University of Law, University of Houston & Thurgood Law School
10. Michelle Moore–
Magna Cum Laude, B.S. from A&M University
11. Ronnisha Bowman–
B.A degree from Texas Southern University in Public Affairs and Judicial system
12. Shannon Baldwin–
U.S. Army Reserves 1987(second lieutenant), Delta Sigma Theta and Cum Laude, B.S. in Law Enforcement and Political Science from Houston University and Thurgood Law School
13. Tori J. Finch–
Thurgood Marshall Law School, Texas Southern University, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Mu Chapter (President); Delta Mu National Honor Society; Mu Kappa Tau National Honor Society; and Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Inc., XI XI Chapter.
14. Tonya Jones–
B.A in Political Science from Baylor University and Phi Delta Alpha Pre-law
15. LaShawn Williams–
Daughter of an Army Soldier, Graduate of Thurgood Law School and Licensed to practice law in Texas and Tennessee.
16. Sharon M. Burney–
24 years in education, Graduate of Thurgood Law School, Masters Degree in Future Studies
17. Ramona Franklin–
B.A. in English from Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University, M.S. in sports administration from Lynn University, a J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University
18. Dedra Davis–
South Texas College of Law
19. Marie T. Jackson–
B.A. Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, Doctor of Jurisprudence at
Texas A&M School of Law formerly Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Congratulations again ladies!! Keep up the Great Work!
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……..Coming to you from Lioness Academy, I have the pleasure of introducing to you a personal friend of mine! I met her last year and she has been a phenomenal women in her profession and has transformed many lives in her business worldwide. I would like to present to you my Spotlight for February….
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Interview with Michiko Riezz- The Love Doctor
Me- “What is your name?”
Michiko- “Michiko Riezz.”
Me- “Where are you from?”
Michiko- “Well, that’s not easy to answer. You see I am an Army Brat so I had the privilege of traveling the world from a very young age. I was born in Germany, and after that. we moved just about every three years. Most people think “OMG what an awful childhood” but to be honest I loved it. I got the chance to see and experience different cultures something I truly treasure and embrace. Growing up the way I did, molded me to be as outgoing as I am today. So I have always felt at home everywhere. At the moment, I live in Germany with my husband and our 2 beautiful children.”
Me- “Tell us about your business and what makes you passionate about your business?”
Michiko- “12 years ago, I made a decision that changed my whole perspective on life. I saved over 400 relationships and in my career mode, my own marriage was suffering horribly. I was completely career oriented and I hated myself, my body, my life. I was unhappy and mad that he could not heal my pain and unhappiness. I pushed my husband away to the point that he had an affair. Don’t get me wrong, I am not excusing his mistake, there are always two people in a relationship that has faults. That was my awakening. I would never tell him this but his adultery was the best thing that ever happened to me. I knew I had to do something but I didn’t know what. After a long soul searching path, I found my true passion. As I said, I saved over 400 relationships each being different yet there was one thing all of them had in common. The wives I spoke with were not happy, but it was not their marriage that made them unhappy, it was the fact that they forgot their dreams and life goals after they got a ring on it. That was me. I wanted to do something meaningful for women all over the world. This was the birth of the Lioness Academy. I support women worldwide, finding themselves setting goals, building a business and true happiness.”
” What so many young girls are missing more and more of these days is someone to tell them that whether they’re skinny or athletic or have a little extra weight here and there, they’re beautiful just the way they are, for no other reason than because they’re themselves. Someone to tell them that their beauty is not defined by how they look on the outside.” M.R.
Me- “Tell us a little about your family?”
Michiko- “My wonderful husband of 17 years, my biggest fan and personal ass kicking coach…we have been through alot. Our love story began as a fairy tale then a thriller then Psycho movie and today we are the true meaning of the Phoenix from the Ashes. We have two beautiful children, Ricardo 15, an aspiring artist, who loves sports and is a true gentleman despite his young age. Our youngest Valentina is now 10 years old. She teaches me so very much with all of her innocence and big dreaming. She is like a little fairy…she able to open your eyes to see what can’t be seen.”
Me- “How many different languages do you speak?”
Michiko- “I speak 3 different languages. Of course English, then German, Spanish and a little French.”
Me- “Tell our readers about your newest challenge and how it has affected your everyday routine?”
Michiko- “I quit smoking on the 31 of December. I’ve been smoking since I was 15 and I never quit nor did I want to. My daughter came home one day and said, “Mommy my classmates are saying that I smoke because I smell like an ashtray!” That was the trigger I cannot even find the words to describe how terrified I was just thinking about quitting. So I spoke with my husband and we decided together to quit. It’s really crazy how much our life has changed after quitting. I have so much time in the morning that I can even sleep 30 minutes longer. My kids say they really like coming around me now because I don’t smell like smoke. I’m not going to lie, I have gained a little weight but its totally worth it.
Pictured above from January 17, 2019:
“Best moment ever….. My daughter said ” mommy you don’t stink anymore when you kiss me” 🤑
It melted my heart and proved that I made the best decision when I said “I’m quitting”M.R.
Me- “Success, is your word for 2019? What is the meaning of this word for you?”
Michiko- “Based on personal experience and my understanding of life values, I have to say that success is not the goal. Success is the process. A journey. It’s the way you feel and the energy that is created on your way to whatever your goal may be. It’s you, striving for something. In my old career, success didn’t occur the day I got the job. It didn’t occur after that when I wrote “Be a Happier Form Of You”. It occurred when I was doing everything in my power to get to that point-when I was crashing on my BFF’s couch, or not knowing how I would pay my rent, or taking classes that would expand my knowledge and understanding, improving myself. Success came in the form of working with my team, evolving into a confident assistant manager who could understand how to serve people. It came by doing all of that hard work, growing and understanding what I was moving toward, while also navigating a personal life at the same time-allowing happiness to shine through despite all those ups and downs. Success came from taking better care of myself. Somewhere along the way, I started to understand that I owed it to myself to consider and love myself. Each of us has a past. We have regret. We’ve said or done things to ourselves or others that we wish we hadn’t. The people who know you best may forget these things, or dismiss them, but you’re more likely to internalize them and not let them go. I was guilty of that and then I forgave myself for the person I had been, the one- who made mistakes in those old relationships, in my marriage, who argued with mom and dad not truly appreciating the opportunity at hand. In time, I came to love the person I was in the present, and I grew intensely excited about the person I knew I could become. I’m not rich by no means. I don’t have the physique of a Supermodel. I don’t wear my cheerleader smile all the time. I can’t predict what my life will look like on April 1, 2058 but I’m proud of who I am today because I know where I’ve been, and I know that I can improve even further. I love the fact that I am a work in progress, and I am willing to put in the work. There are people wealthier, better looking, happier and who contribute more to society but no one can tell me I’m not a success right now. I feel successful. That is my meaning of SUCCESS, the feeling of being successful.”
“Success is the process. A journey.”
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Me- “Tell our readers about the Global Woman’s Club Frankfurt?”
Michiko- “The Global Woman’s Club Frankfurt launched in October of 2018. It is the first GW Club in Germany. GWClub gives women the opportunity to bring their voice on a stage not only locally but globally. It is networking on a completely different level. Making the global platform local and the local platform global. Global Woman Club is an ever-growing sisterhood with many uncountable benefits for our members, including breakfast meetings served in an amazing location. The GW platform brings high-quality women like yourself together from all around the world. In a mere matter of minutes, you will feel comfortable and at home. Mirela Sule founder of GW Club aims to connect professional businesswomen around the world, empowering, helping, and guiding. We all are from different countries, different backgrounds and even at different stages in our lives, profession and/or business. But what we all have in common: Our passion to succeed in business life on our terms and the pride to walk tall. GW Club help women to build their confidence and belief that they can be successful in whatever they do. We help each other build our brands and promote members projects through our media platform. If you are interested go to GWClub and find a club near you.”
Me- “What social links and websites can our readers follow you and your organization?”
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Interview by LaFrieda Smith
Guest spotlight: Michiko Riezz
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I have the honor of knowing one of the nominees for this amazing group of women. They are a worldwide group with inspiring, educated, posed and passionate group of women who help other women with dreams and goals for their business and life. My friend “Michiko Riezz” a beautiful women inside and out, has been a wonderful inspiration for me and has been one of reasons why I chose to start writing. She is a life and business coach who is passionate about women feeling good about themselves and what they do. I would love to introduce to you a rising star….Michiko Riezz
- All the categories are under Global Inspirational, Global Entrepreneur, Global Honorary, Global Aspirational, Global Leadership, Global Celebrity and Global Corporate Awards.
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Michiko Riezz Facebook Profile(Please use this link for Step 2)
“Michiko, the business coach, has always put her clients first. She radiates a passion to help women from all the world to become very successful in not only just business but in life. Michiko, the life coach, has recently made a commitment to make healthier lifestyle choices that are not only for herself but for her family whom she loves with every beat of her heart. Michiko, as a friend, we met under the strangest of circumstances but formed a bond through a mutual belief that women are beautiful, empowering, and inspire each other when we all support each other. She exudes the true meaning of her quote “The World look’s at you, Following your Lead! Show them who you are.” L.S.
How she has inspired me. This is why I think she deserves the(Global Inspirational Award)
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