Black Women Widows Empowered Network

Black Women Widows Empowered Network

Empowering and encouraging the black woman widow. This show will feature widows, widowers, and many others with extraordinary testaments to overcoming their grief by turning it into ACTION!... Show More

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November 9, 2019 120 min
Well, it's that time! I'm super excited to interview several high-impact widows and community leaders Dr. Sarah Williams, (Chesapeake, VA) The Celebrity Psychotherapist, TV Host & Creator of Dr. Sarah After Dark, Consultant for members of the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series; Clinical Evaluator for the A&E TV docu-series, Intervention. Visit her at www.iamdrsarahwilliams.com or follow her at @drsarah.w Dr. Genev...
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Join Black Women Widows Empowered as we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month by holding our very first virtual conference via live podcast, July 21, 2018! A few topics include: -Mental Health, Beverly Wallace -Self-Care, Maureen Bobo -Healing Through Writing & Journaling, Taya Dunn Johnson -Economic Empowerment, Heather Ibrahaim-Leathers/Nicole Mecca, Global Fund for Widows -Special Empowerment Guest, Mario Armstrong, ...
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John Polo is a widower, stepdad, author, blogger, speaker and life coach.  His beautiful wife, Michelle, passed away at the age of 30 on January 22nd, 2016.  John and Michelle fell in love in high school and separated for eight years before they found their way back to each other.  Shortly after, Michelle was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive cancer.  Somehow, through the loss and horrific tragedy that was, Jo...
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The book drops December 1! Listen to these wonderful ladies as they chat about their chapters and offer bits of nuggets for listeners. Visit BlackWomenWidowsEmpowered.com/book to reserve your copy today!#widowedbutnotwounded Widowed But Not Wounded Book celebrates the life, work, and resilience of thirteen black widowed women who have chosen to document their life after loss. This introductory book is rich in love and laughter an...
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Yanni Brown is an author, blogger, relationship educator, speaker, and a lover of love. As far back as she can remember, Yanni has always been a passionate observer of relationships, intrigued with the dynamics of what works for some and didn’t work for others. Her signature offerings include “What every bride should know before saying “I DO”, The Touch of Love workshop for couples, and Making Love Better TwoGether, a series of mar...
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Certified relationship expert & Grief Recovery Specialist Cortne Lee Smith is a perfect example of someone whose passion and calling in life chose her. As a relationship coach, Cortne prepares engaged couples for marriage so they can stay together and teaches existing spouses how to keep their romance continually blooming. She is determined to do her part to ensure marriages have a strong foundation and don't devolve into a...
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Listen in as we hold a Q&A with Financial Advisor, Russ Thornton of Wealthcare for Women who helps women shrewdly and powerfully manage their money with confidence.  1. What professionals can serve as helpful resources when adjusting to life as a widow? 2. What are some initial financial steps that should be taken once you’re a widow? 3. How can widows handle the day-to-day finances? 4. Will we be able to chose to receive o...
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Karen Millsap became a widow at 29 when her husband was tragically murdered while teaching his CrossFit class. After losing most of her support network and experiencing a domino effect of other losses, Karen recognized the overall lack of assistance in our society for grieving people. This realization ignited Karen’s desire to launch The Grief Consultant, a company that offers leadership development workshops and strategic reinfor...
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This show is a show as a precursor to the REAL event, July 22 in Charlotte. We'll be chatting with Jeremy Givens, Andre Cox, Kyle Whiteford, Dr. Stafford Sutton and a newly added guest, LaTisha Bowie, who will chat with us about her journey as a widow of suicide. We had so much fun at our event in Baltimore back in March that we had to do a follow-up discussion. If you can't make our event in Charlotte, July 22, then check ...
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Michelle Miller is a grief blogger, has essays featured on TheRumpus.net and OurSideofSuicide.com, and is the author of, Boys, Booze, and Bathroom Floors: Forty-Six Tales about the Collision of Suicide Grief and Dating. Her memoir chronicles the aftermath of her husband’s infidelities and suicide in 2014 at the age of thirty-one, and how she used dating to run from, and simultaneously into her grief. She is working on her second b...
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Niya Mann's entire family was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Her husband Lavell (33), daughter, Logan (3) and son Legend (9 mos) received their wings  July 9, 2016 in Cerritos, California. A former guest on the TD Jakes show, Niya has agreed to speak with Black Women Widows Empowered to share her story on loss, grief and coming out of the darkness. Watch Video clip here: https://youtu.be/GRhI8gv3-KU
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Hamm Alert: A Widow's Hustle for Justice for the El Faro God puts people in our path for a reason. Frank Hamm was my friend. We were high school classmates. We often were in the same class. His laughter and jokes are what would often time would make my day. I met Rochelle through Frank's unfortunate death. She's been a godsend in my life and we have since formed a special friendship. Please read this article on the w...
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This special tribute comes after the news of the death of actor Charlie Murphy. Why him? Because he has a unique story. You see, in 2009 Charlie Murphy was widowed. HIs healthy wife, Tisha Taylor,  came home one day in tears because she found out she had cancer. She died several days later but had enough time to plan her funeral. Everyone who has experienced grief is invited to listen and/or participate. We'll talk about love, ...
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Follow the journey of three women through one of life's most difficult challenges: becoming a young widow. through the book, The Unwelcome Committee.  Maureen Bobo, Chasity Williams and Khadija Ali share three different perspectives of how becoming a widow and dealing with the process of grief changed their lives forever. This book is not only significant to losing a spouse but to comprehend and grasp the outlook of grief overa...
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Andre Cox, a widower of three years gives an honest and open verbal interview about his widower journey without Vikki. It's time to hear him up, close and personal. Check out  BWWE's interview with him on our website here  
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  Rochelle Hamm isn't going anywhere! Since her husband, Frank Hamm, was lost at sea in the fall of last year when the El Faro cargo ship sank during Hurricane Joaquin, she has been on a mission to inspire other widows to move from pain to purpose and power!
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