Posts tagged ‘Inc.’

Editor’s Note: One of the things that iask is focused on is our physical health and wellness. In that context, however, is the important aspect of having a support network when we do fall ill or unexpectedly face a major health crisis. This week we want to spotlight one of our Member’s businesses IHASCares, Inc. [...]

Washington, DC (May 13, 2011) — In a first of its kind groundbreaking national book on the lives of college educated, accomplished black women, more than 87% of the black female survey respondents (n=540) believe that First Lady Michelle Obama has helped dispel negative stereotypes of accomplished black women in America.  But the findings only [...]

April is National Minority Health Month
Do Negative Media Images Affect Our Psychological and Physical Health?
What inspired you to become an author? The writing bug evolved over time. As a student I’d frequently see “Well-written” on my term papers, and I’d sometimes write poetry.  In 1994 I self-published Medical Bloopers, a book of medical anecdotes; and [...]

Here are some excerpts from our exclusive with author Melinda Emerson in honor of Women’s history month:
1: [iask] What inspired you to become an author:
[ME] I saw so many people with good ideas failing in business and I wanted to do something about it. I started thinking about the advice I wished someone had given [...]

Sisters, spring is upon us and its time for the unveiling of the annual iask, Sister theme.
This year we are going to play on the groundbreaking book that was written by our own iask Chairman Sophia A. Nelson: Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama (Benbella/Perseus).  Books [...]

Jesus fasted. He taught His disciples how to fast. And in Matthew 7:13 He says, “When you fast and pray…” not “If you fast and pray….”.
Why should I fast?

Are you in need of healing or a miracle?
Do you need the tender touch of God in your life?
Is there a dream inside you that only [...]

(Republished via “Redefined Blog” Wednesday December 8th, 2010)
It’s no secret that I am a huge Michelle Obama fan! Have been one since the day she appeared on the national stage back in 2008.  It has been one of my most treasured goals in life to meet her.  Well, I finally met [...]

Thanksgiving is a time for togetherness.  It’s an occasion to be spent in the warm and loving company of family, loved ones and friends enjoying one another. Thanksgiving is also an opportunity to renew the ties that bind us with the ones we love.  It is a time for remembering, cherishing and [...]

Please Join the Sisters of iask, Inc. for a Special National Buddy Group Outing on the weekend of November 5th, 2010.
Sister Buddy Group Captains will receive a call and email from the executive committee on Monday.  Please call your group members and try to arrange a movie/lunch or dinner outing for this coming weekend.
The [...]

Let’s have some real talk shall we.  All of us have at one time or another been disappointed in God.  Oh, I know some of you are shocked that I said it out loud, but part of what ails us is that we go around saying trite mess like “I am too [...]

Some time ago I caught wind of an NFL football player who had so many kids by so many different women that when asked, had trouble naming all his eight children by six different mothers. Oh, and four of the eight are three years old–and they are not quadruplets.
This is an embarrassing and shameful example [...]

5 Ways to Keep Negative Thoughts from Spiraling Out of Control
Dear Sisters,
No matter how positive of a person you are, some days are better than others. One negative encounter can ruin an entire day, if you dwell on it. And if you’re dealing with an ongoing challenge - such as a job [...]

One of the things that I am very clear about these days is that we are all going through some kind of life storm, or trauma.  True that we may be experiencing these challenges on different levels and in different areas of our lives, but the older I get the more I am starting to [...]

For Immediate Release
August 4, 2010
Office of the Chairman
“For the past week the national media has reported on a “controversy” at Essence Magazine regarding the hiring of a “white female” Fashion Editor.  As Chairman & Founder of the nation’s premiere organization for college-educated, professional Black Women, and as a media pundit, columnist and author I [...]

You Just Need to be Held
Last week, my four-year-old, Kaleb, came running to me with his best “cry face” on and no tears anywhere in sight. All moms know about that fake cry face. My husband Kenya immediately gave me that look like he wanted to burst out into laughter. He can always detect those [...]