WOD-100x125The Fifth Annual Women of Distinction Empowerment Brunch held on June 9, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel was a showcase in citizenship, service, and honor. Hosted by actor and comedian Jonathan Slocumb, guests were served up the tools to empower, enrich, and enlighten their lives and careers.






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October is breast cancer awareness month. In the year 2012, you’d kind of have to be under a rock not to know that. But for my friend Susan Green who is a breast cancer survivor, I want people to know that October is not the only month that women all over the globe outlast this disease.


chicken-on-grill-350x224Randy Romero of Sparkle Grill Cleaning in Cumming, GA says to think of maintaining a healthy grill like maintaining a healthy car.   "(If you don't clean the grates), everything gets thick and caked on.  It would stay a lot cleaner if you washed once a week or every two weeks."



Drinking water...if you're anything like me, you don't always consider it your beverage of choice.  But if you're looking to replenish and rehydrate, it's been proven a trustworthy source.  Read on to find out how you can "tap" into some of its greatest benefits.


For three days and two nights, 100 chosen young women from in and around metropolitan Atlanta were privileged to sit at the feet of greatness while they engaged in food and conversation with the likes of Essence Editor at Large Mikki Taylor and Essence Editor in Chief Constance White.  Says White, “we have something to give that is valuable to our young women. A big goal is to make sure they understand that they are young, beautiful and amazing.”  





Rachel Joy Scott was the first victim in the 1999 Columbine school massacre. She is remembered as a young woman whose quality of kindness resonated among family and friends. While it may have cost her her life, her legacy of compassion lives on.  Read what Georgia students are doing to address bullying on their turf.


There’s a man who attends our church every Sunday. We know him as Joe. But under the bridges and on the streets of Atlanta, he’s known as Seventeen. He tells us that when we make our rounds to help the homeless, tell them Seventeen sent you.


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The ingredients of compromise, sacrifice, humility and vulnerability are often left out of the pot these days.