IS SHE? -- Dr. Margaret
Burroughs: Artist, educator and institution-builder,
Dr. Margaret Burroughs was born on November 1, 1917 in Saint
Rose, Louisiana. Dr. Burroughs has always been dedicated to the
Arts and history. After earning a teacher's certificate in 1937,
Dr. Burroughs founded the South Side Community Arts Center,
which 60 years after its formation, remains a community
organization that serves as a gallery and workshop for African
American artists and students. In 1964, Dr. Burroughs and her
husband, Charles founded the DuSable Museum of African American
History, an internationally recognized resource for African
American art, culture and history. She is also founder of the
National Conference of Artists.
IN THE KITCHEN:
The traditional Brazilian recipes still in
use today are derived from three main sources: the Indian, the
African and the Portuguese. The African contributed
heavily to the foods, particularly in Bahia, where many Africans
are located. The Africans came as slaves and therefore adapted
what was in Brazil to their ways. Some of the African products
brought to Brazil were dende oil, hot peppers, coconut and
coconut milk. Some of the well known African dishes are vatapa,
xinxim, quindim, moqueca and cocada.
& GARDEN -- Bougainvillea -- Spectacular Vines for Hot,
Sunny Gardens (Bougainvillea spectabilis) -- I often refer to my
little boogie and my neighbor’s, as the “Bougainvilleas From
Hell,” because the vines can and will extend over fences, up
trees, down driveways and, in the case of my neighbor's boogie,
up his tall Deodar Cedar.
This year, I got a pleasant surprise when my Seafoam boogie
(better known for its showy clusters of white bracts which blush
pink in the springtime), developed a vine of red bracts.
Special Health Note: Be Aware! Know the Symptoms, Risk
Factors of Ovarian Cancer from the Ovarian Cancer National
Alliance The American Cancer Society estimates 23,000 women
will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year and 14,000 women
will die, making ovarian cancer the deadliest of the gynecologic
cancers. Raising awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms is crucial
in decreasing these startling statistics.
CENTER: A Walk to Wellness: Boston Black
Women’s Health Initiative encourages women to get in shape, eat
healthy and stay motivated.
Don’t be surprised if you
start to notice more and more women power walking along the
streets of Boston. No, these women aren’t refusing to use motor
transportation. Rather, it may be that they are part of the
Boston Black Women’s Health Initiative (BBWHI) Well Women
Project. The walking component, known as the Sister Strut
program, encourages women to experience the benefits of exercise
through group walking sessions and enjoy the rewards that come
with leading a healthy lifestyle.
FINANCE: Live Your Best Life - Tips and
Do's and don'ts on working from home.
SENSE: -- Maurice Malone -- Detroit-born,
self-taught designer Maurice Malone has created a multimillion
dollar company that expanded from hip-hop sportswear into
sophisticated, refined tailored clothing for men. His first
collection was founded in 1984. “This season, I am showing the
men’s and women’s together for the first time in a more
interactive way. Because this is the last collection before the
millennium, it is an important time for a very personal
viewpoint that links one’s past with one’s future.”
African American Businesswomen
Face Double Jeopardy -- Maisah B. Robinson, Ph.D.
Though firms have been implementing programs to improve
diversity in the workplace, recent evidence indicates that race
and gender barriers still exist, to a large degree, in terms of
advancement at higher level positions. The Fortune marketing
Report (1996) indicated that 97% of senior managers in Fortune
1000 and 500 companies were white and male. These findings seem
to suggest that both a racial and gender limitation may exist
for African-American females with respect to career growth.
Broadband Has Arrived (PC Magazine)
A year ago,
about half of the PC Magazine subscribers we studied said
they used broadband. Today, two-thirds of our subscribers report
that they use it. 42 percent of you have cable modems, another
21 percent have DSL connections, and 3 percent have other
connections faster than dial-up—satellite, ISDN, or fixed-point
wireless. Of the folks who have broadband, 42 percent have had
it for two years or more, while 26 percent have gotten it in the
past year. 23 percent of broadband users have tried out more
than one service provider, often because either they moved or
their previous providers went out of business. Others switched
because they could get more speed or better customer service.
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