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Happy Monday!  We're so glad you're here. 

BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week and Black Woman to Watch in Philanthropy is Lisa Hamilton, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  Prior to joining the Casey Foundation, Hamilton held positions in corporate tax and public affairs before advancing to president of the UPS Foundation. At UPS, she ultimately earned the post of vice president of corporate public relations.

Check her out!

Should You Move to New Hamphire?

The 2019 Kid's Count Data Book is a publication of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a critical resource for understanding the state of our nation's children.

This year, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Iowa claimed the top spots for overall child well-being, while "states in Appalachia, the South, and Southwest — where families have the lowest levels of household income — populate the bottom of the overall rankings."

Unfortunately, all states are not created equal when it comes to providing children with the access and opportunities they need to succeed.  

Learn more.

Black Women's Equal Pay Day

Last week, we "celebrated" Black Women's Equal Pay Day on August 21.  This is the day that Black women FINALLY catch up to what white men earned in income in 2018!

We've said it before and we'll say it again, the wage gaps facing us CANNOT be closed by leaning in.  Instead, we must push for policy changes like passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, to ensure that we have the income we need to care for our communities, families, and ourselves!

Jocelyn Frye, senior advisor at American Progress, former advisor to Michelle Obama, and #BlackHer Shero has written the definitive paper on how to close the Black woman's pay gap once and for all.

Read it.

You Are a Philanthropist

Check out this interview we did with the Chronicle of Philanthropy about why we wrote The Black Woman's Guide to Philanthropy and why we're so passionate about supporting and amplifying the leadership of Black women (like you)!

And then SHARE the guide with your friends.

Thank you!

More Love for You

The word philanthropy means "love of humankind."  Black women are philanthropists because we love others. 

However, we often forget to love ourselves.

That's why we were so excited to learn about Kendra Hill's first book, Black Girls Guide To Meditation. Hill is a Holistic Resources industry veteran and aims to "expand resources for Black women in America to reduce stress and increase overall wellness."

She believes that meditation can reduce stress and increase the quality of our lives. 

We agree!

Buy the book today to love yourself.

Use discount code BLACKHER20 to get 20% off the purchase price from 8/26 - 8/31.

In love and solidarity,

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