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.
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!
Special Notice: Today’s episode of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio featuring Ananda Leeke’s Blogher 2009 conference reflections was prerecorded
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,
PS: I will post my Blogher webisodes featuring interviews with Blogher participants on Ananda Leeke TV (www.youtube.com/anandaleeke) later this week.
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!
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,
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!
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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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 :
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.
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