EBONY magazine and the makers of Pine Sol cleaners present Sister Speak Philadelphia
ABOVE PHOTO: Sister Speak Philadelphia award recipients (from left) Erica Waller-Hill, Nicola Tollet-Jefferson, Linda L. Burnette, and Lorraine McGirt.
Over 250 people filed into the Philadelphia Marriot located at 1201 Market Street Saturday to celebrate women who are making a powerful difference in their communities. The Unsung Heroes award luncheon, which was held in Marriott Ballroom featured the Managing Editor of Ebony Magazine, Terry Glover; and Jarvis Brown the Manager of Consumer Print (Clorox Company).
This year's "Unsung Hero Honorees" were Nicola Tollett-Jefferson (the Achievement Project), Delores Freeman-Clybourn (The Nia Center), Lorraine McGirt (Urban Youth Association), Linda Burnette (YO-A-CAP), and Erica Waller-Hill (Destined for A Dream Foundation).
The Pine Sol Lady, Diane Amos, warmed up the audience by explaining her life story and how she became an actress as well as a comedian. Featured Author, Valorie Burton, writer of How Did I Get So Busy was the Keynote Speaker at the luncheon.
She spoke about reconnecting with what matters most in your life and how to reclaim your schedule. Each guest received a copy of her book and other products donated by Ebony Magazine, Pine-Sol® and the Colorox Company. This year, award luncheons were held in New Orleans and Philadelphia, with one more scheduled for Los Angeles in the Fall.
If Charles Ramsey is an American hero or another American casualty of media-induced racial stereotyping or both after helping save the lives of the three kidnapped Cleveland women, one thing is now clear. Ramsey has done the seemingly impossible. He's turned racial stereotyping on its head.
+ ROAD AND RIDES
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+ FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Grapes from California are in abundant supply throughout the summer, which is welcome news for those seeking a healthy, refreshing snack. They’re also a boon to the home cook: grapes provide bright color, a sweet-tart flavor and a refreshing burst of juice to warm-weather dishes.