African American Women

Power Rising Comes to Atlanta - Star Jones a Founder

Feb 17, 2018

This week on The Local Take I speak with former prosecutor and member of television's The View Star Jones about the upcoming Power Rising Conference taking place in Atlanta. Jones is President and a member of the Board of Directors of National Association of Professional Women and Professional Diversity Network.

As one of the founders she shares with us information about the conference and how it came to be from a Congressional Black Caucus Women's meeting.

On the December 2 edition of The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK we talked about the Maternal mortality rate, which is rising in the USA.   I first became aware of this research from an article in the Los Angeles Times which indicated that the rates of death are rising most in the African-American community. Then I saw a report from the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) on the same subject. I reached out to Dr. Karla Booker an obstetrician and gynecolgist, who serves on Georgia’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee.