Posts tagged ‘Sophia Nelson’

Yesterday on her return from the Essence Jazz Fest in New Orleans, former Bennett College and Economist President Julianne Malveaux posted something quite amazing on her Facebook page. Here is what she wrote:
“I wish that all of my sisters can be released of the pain they carry around. Walked Burboun Street with two of my [...]

You know at some point in our lives, in fact often, we are going to get offended. It is a natural, normal rhythm of life. The sooner we embrace that truth, the sooner we will set ourselves free from a lot of needless hurt, pain, and disappointment.

Black women love their sister-friends. This, we know for sure. And yet when we’re in conflict, why do we so often find ourselves lashing out and deeply wounding the very same sister-girl we claim to love so dearly? Let’s not even talk about how much mudslinging we witnessed between sisters on the Real Housewives of [...]

“Where do broken hearts go, can they find their way home, back to the open arms of a love that’s waiting there. And if somebody loves you-won’t they always love you. . .”
I am shocked. I am saddened. I was crying as I penned this column in the wee hours of Sunday morning. I feel [...]

“It is never too late to have a life, and never too late to change one.”–Nike, Just Do It (1990)
It’s that time again–a New Year is upon us and you can feel the excitement in the air. 2011 was quite a year for me personally. I have much to be thankful and grateful for as [...]

Jacquie thanks for talking to us at “My Sister to Keep” via our blog. Give us a prelude-who are you-why did you write this book–what are you trying to achieve? My anthem song as I was coming into my preteen years was Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman”. All the lyrics are appropriate, yet it is [...]

“The saddest words of tongue or pen are these the words what might have been.”-Whittier
Today’s tragic news of 27 year old R&B singer Amy Winehouse is something that should make us all stop and think. Truly. Winehouse is one of a list of young singers Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Hendrix and others, who were [...]

In a statement released this AM, IASK Chairman & Founder Sophia Nelson shared the following sentiments:
“It is hard to believe that it was 7 year’s ago today that “I Am My Sister’s Keeper” was born in my living room with 12 other women of like mind and vision who understood, that although we as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Are Black Women Invisible?
By Melissa Burkley, Ph.D.
Created Dec 8 2010 - 12:50pm
Fifty-five years ago, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a White man, and in doing so, provided the spark that set off the Civil Rights movement. Her actions that day were undeniably brave, but are even [...]

On this first day of the New Year I wanted to pause and share some reflections about 2010 and some hopes for the new year that is now upon us. I hope you will read my words, take them in and use them positively as you prepare your minds for a new [...]

On behalf of the Board and officers of iask, Inc. we want to wish you a joyous and prosperous 2011.  Our theme for the new year will be “Redefining YOU” which will be implemented in our buddy groups regionally and nationally.  As you know 2010 was a year off for the iask leadership team where [...]

(Republished via Sophiaanelson.com “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 [...]