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Fathers and Daughters on July 31st Episode of The Ananda Leeke Show on Talkshoe.com

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Ananda Leeke and her  father Dr. John F. Leeke affectionately

known as “J” hanging out in Adams Morgan in DC

 

Join Sisterhood, the Blog founder Ananda Leeke for a juicy conversation with her father Dr. John F. Leeke (a/k/a “J”) about fathers and daughters on the July 31st episode of The Ananda Leeke Show at 8:00 p.m. EST on Talkshoe.com. Click here to listen to the show:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/15820.  They will discuss how their father-daughter relationship has impacted her life choices, creativity, and career. 

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They will also share their thoughts about the book, Daughters of Men: Portraits of African-American Women and Their Fathers (http://www.daughtersofmen.com) by Rachel Vassel.  Ananda recently gave this book to her father for his 70th birthday.  It’s one of his favorites!

If you miss the show, don’t panic. You can download a recording to your computer or via iTunes a few minutes after the show airs or whenever you have free time.  Click here to download a recording:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/15820.

What is your relationship with your father?

How has your father impacted your life choices and career?

Enjoy your day and weekend!

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July 31, 2009 Posted by | Ananda Leeke, Creativity, Fathers and Daughters, The Ananda Leeke Show | , , , | Leave a comment

Special Notice: Today’s episode of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio featuring Ananda Leeke’s Blogher 2009 conference reflections was prerecorded

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Happy Tuesday!

Guess what?  My home computer died last night. So I had to prerecord today’s episode of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio which was scheduled to air tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST on Talkshoe.com:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.  The good news is that you can listen to and/or download the recording anytime you want to your computer or via iTunes. Click here to download the episode:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015

Wish me luck on finding a great laptop on sale!

Enjoy your day!

Peace and Sisterhood,

Ananda Leeke

PS:  I will post my Blogher webisodes featuring interviews with Blogher participants on Ananda Leeke TV (www.youtube.com/anandaleeke) later this week.

July 28, 2009 Posted by | Blogher 2009, Sisterhood | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sisterhood, the Blog Radio Series on Blogher 2009

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Tune into Sisterhood, the Blog Radio Series on Blogher 2009 (www.blogher.com) beginning Tuesday, July 28 at 8pm EST on Talkshoe.com:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.  The first episode will feature host Ananda Leeke’s reflections on Blogher 2009.  She will share her reasons for attending the conference on July 24 and 25 in Chicago, favorite Blogher moments, and lessons learned from Blogher workshop sessions.  She will also give a preview of the August series of interviews featuring approximately nine Blogher participants.  

If you miss the live show, don’t panic. You can download a recording to your computer or via iTunes a few minutes after the show airs on July 28th.  Click here to download:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.

FYI — As of today, four dynamic women in the  blogosphere have confirmed their participation in the August series on Blogher 2009.  See below.

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Natalie McNeal

1) Natalie McNeal, founder of The Frugalista Files blog (http://miamiherald.typepad.com/frugalista), will be interviewed on August 10 at 8pm EST.  Natalie is a journalist and currently works for the Miami Herald.  In 2008, she launched The Frugalista Files as a personal finance blog.  She is the savings expert for www.geezeo.com, a financial site.

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Denene Millner

2) Denene Millner, founder of MyBrownBaby blog  (www.mybrownbaby.blogspot.com) will be interviewed on August 12th at 8pm EST.  Denene co-authored several books with her husband, writer Nick Chiles:  What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know: The Real Deal on Love and Relationships, What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know About Sex, and Money, Power, Respect: What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know.  They also wrote three novels: Love Don’t Live Here Anymore, In Love and War, and A Love Story.  Denene partnered with writers Mitzi Miller and Angela Burt-Murray (Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine) to write  The Angry Black Woman’s Guide to Life and The Vow, a novel.  Denene and Mitzi penned a new teen novel series featuring HOTLANTA and If Only You KnewFor more information about Denene, visit www.celebrateblacklove.com.

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Lucrecer Braxton

3) Lucrecer Braxton, founder of Art-Slam blog (http://www.art-slam.com), will be interviewed on August 14th at 8pm EST.  Lucrecer established Art Slam as an art journaling blog that inspires and cultivates authentic creativity.  Art Slam is also a community of scrapbookers, journalers, and mixed media artists.

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Deb Rox

4) Deb Rox, author of 5 Ways to {Blank} Your Blog (www.hotblogstars.com/book.html) and founder of Deb on the Rocks blog (www.debontherocks.com), will be interviewed on August 15th at 8pm EST. Deb is also a partner in 3 Smart Girlz(http://www.3smartgirlz.com), a consulting firm  that helps others diversify, expand, develop new streams of income, and implement new marketing or operational technologies.

 

July 27, 2009 Posted by | Ananda Leeke, Blogher, Blogher 2009, Social Media, Women Bloggers | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Confirmation Hearing Process of Judge Sonia Sotomayor

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CQ Politics recently reported that Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar will vote to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court (http://news.yahoo.com/s/cq/20090717/pl_cq_politics/politics3169744). I think he is leading the Republican pack.  She is gonna get in.  I think the Judge represented well and handled her business!  I am proud of our next Supreme Court Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor! 

 What were your favorite and least favorite moments during Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing process?

 Wanna know more about Judge Sotomayor?  Click here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Sotomayor

 Enjoy your weekend!

July 17, 2009 Posted by | Judge Sonia Sotomayor | | Leave a comment

MamaLaw Bloggers featured on July 19th episode of BAP Living Radio

 

 

 

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Tune into the sixth episode of BAP Living Radio’s series about Black women in social media on Sunday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m EST.  The show will feature a discussion with attorney mom bloggers Justices Fergie, Jonesie, and Ny about their amazing MamaLaw blog (www.mamalaw.com) and MamaLaw Media Group. They will also discuss their Blogher (www.blogher.com) event that will be held next week in Chicago and Blogalicious (http://www.blogaliciousweekend.com), their first annual conference for women of color bloggers that will be held on October 9 to October 11 in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here to listen to the show: www.talkshoe.com/tc/18598.

About BAP Living Radio

BAP Living Radio affirms the lives of women of African descent who self-identify as Black American Princesses (BAPs) and educated Black women (EBW). BAP Living Radio features programs about self-love, self-care, spirituality, health, finances, social media, politics, technology, beauty, fashion, art, music, culture, community service, creativity, fitness, travel, and more.

BAP Living Radio supports the following BAP Living social media projects:

-BAP Living social networking site – http://baplivingforbapsandebw.ning.com

-BAP Living Facebook Group – http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=15124364305

-BAP Living on Twitter – http://twitter.com/bapliving

July 16, 2009 Posted by | Ananda Leeke, BAP Living Radio, Blogalicious, blogging, Blogher, MamaLaw Blog, Social Media | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Power of All-Girls Schools in Women’s Lives

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This morning I listened to a recording of WCPN 90.3 FM’s The Sound of Ideas show. The theme was “Lessons from Girls’ Schools.”  Click here to listen to the podcast:  http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=103850168630&h=0v6RV&u=_TnQ2&ref=nf.  It made me think about St. Elizabeth Seton High School (http://www.elizabeth-seton.pvt.k12.md.us), the all-girls Catholic school that I attended in Bladensburg, Maryland .  My mother Theresa is the reason I went to Seton.  She gave me the same gift of support her mother Dorothy gave her when she decided to attend St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Indianapolis, Indiana during the 1950s. 

Seton gave me the opportunity to find my own voice, dream big dreams, develop and share my own opinions, and speak my truth.  I learned to be who I wanted to be without concern for what boys might think.  My academic experience gave me confidence, promoted my creativity, and established my courage to take risks.  Seton also taught me how to manage my time, be independent, serve my community, and actively pursue learning as a passion.  The Sisters of Charity and lay teachers challenged me to be the best and achieve at very high levels.  They did not accept mediocrity.  They reinforced the lessons my mother taught me:  own your own abilities and shine your higher self at all times.  That’s why I decided to become a lawyer at 16.  That’s why I learned how to be a public speaker and entrepreneur through Junior Achievement in my junior and senior years.  That’s why I was a student leader, member of the Gospel Choir, and budding artist and writer.   

Did you attend an all-girls school?

What do you think about all-girls schools?

Do you think they make a difference in the lives of women and girls?

Peace and Sisterhood,

Ananda

July 14, 2009 Posted by | All-Girls Schools | , , , | Leave a comment

Sisterhood, the Blog Celebrates New Suregon General – Dr. Regina Benjamin

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Great News! President Obama selected Dr. Regina Benjamin, a fabulous and fierce African American woman, as the new Surgeon General.  Click here to read the article from the Associated Press: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_surgeon_general.  Dr. Benjamin is founder and CEO of the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in Bayou La Batre, Alabama.  Her clinic is making a difference in the lives of the underserved poor in a small fishing village with approximately 2,500 people. She is a graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans (B.A. in Chemistry), University of Alabama at Birmingham (M.D.), and Tulane University (MBA). Dr. Benjamin  was named by Time Magazine as one of the “Nation’s 50 Future Leaders Age 40 and Under. ” She was featured in a New York Times article, “Angel in a White Coat, ” and was chosen “Person of the Week” by ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, “Woman of the Year” by CBS This Morning, and “Woman of the Year” by People Magazine.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Benjamin and her Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic:  www.bayouclinic.org/SubMenu.aspx?id=10

What do you think about President Obama’s new Surgeon General?

Sisterhood, the Blog LOVES Dr. Regina Benjamin. May her confirmation go smoothly!

July 13, 2009 Posted by | Black Women Leaders | , , | Leave a comment

Tune into BAP Living Radio on 7/5@7pm EST – Black Women Bloggers Share Lessons Learned at the 2009 Blogging While Brown Conference

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 03, 2009 – Washington, DC – Author/Artist/Blogger Ananda Leeke will host the fifth episode of BAP Living Radio’s series about Black women in social media on July 5 at 7:00 p.m. The theme is “Lessons Learned from the 2009 Blogging While Brown Conference.” The guest panelists attended the 2009 Blogging While Brown Conference (www.bloggingwhilebrown.com) on June 19 and 20 in Chicago, Illinois. They include :

-Senam Amegashie
http://www.tweetmeblack.com

-April Davis
http://www.blog-aroundharlem.com

-Faith Dow
http://www.actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com

-Sabrina Miller
http://www.hitmebackblog.blogspot.com

-Telisha Ng
http://goddessintellect.wordpress.com

-Megan Smith
http://www.megansminute.com

-Talia Whyte
www.taliawhyte.com

Visit www.talkshoe.com/tc/18598 to listen to the show.

Leeke will also host the sixth episode of BAP Living Radio’s series about Black women in social media on July 19 at 7:00 p.m. The episode will feature a discussion with attorney mom bloggers Justices Fergie, Jonesie, and Ny about their MamaLaw blog (www.mamalaw.com), MamaLaw Media Group, and Blogalicious(http://www.blogaliciousweekend.com), the first annual conference for women of color bloggers held on October 9 to October 11 in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here to listen to the show: www.talkshoe.com/tc/18598.

BAP Living Radio affirms the lives of women of African descent who self-identify as Black American Princesses (BAPs) and educated Black women (EBW). BAP Living Radio features programs about self-love, self-care, spirituality, health, finances, social media, politics, technology, beauty, fashion, art, music, culture, community service, creativity, fitness, travel, and more.

BAP Living Radio supports the following BAP Living social media projects:

-BAP Living social networking site – http://baplivingforbapsandebw.ning.com

-BAP Living Facebook Group – http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=15124364305

July 3, 2009 Posted by | Blogalicious, blogging, Blogging While Brown | , , , | Leave a comment