Angela Medearis Live on Ashro’s Facebook!

Join Angela Medearis on Ashro’s Facebook on Wednesdays at 2:00PM Central Time for a Facebook Live Chat! She’s covering facets of health from her abundant experiences as a well-known speaker, recipe creator, culinary historian, and author.

Women’s Health Month: A Time to Rise as Well Black Women!

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May is National Women’s Health Month. Making the commitment to live as WELL BLACK WOMEN has never been more important. As we continue to navigate and recover from the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that Black women have been hard hit. It’s time to emerge stronger than ever as WELL BLACK WOMEN!

Ashro Woman: Renae W.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Renea W. from Garfield Heights, OH

Renae has always had an appreciation for fashion and style—something her mother modeled to her growing up. “My mom was one of the best dressed women I’ve ever known.”

Ashro Woman: Dorothy S.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Dorothy S. from Berwyn, IL

This talented woman has a heart of gold—and a gift for sewing. Looking pretty is fun for Dorothy. Sometimes she’ll dress up just to sit in her backyard and admire her flower garden.

Ashro Woman: Angela M.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Angela M. from Austin, TX

To Angela, Diva means “Divinely Inspired, Victorious and Accomplished through Christ.” Angela lives this out every day—all the way. “I’m passionate about my love for the Lord, my Christian faith, my husband and family.” She is also passionate about helping others, cooking, and her craft of writing and storytelling.

Ashro Woman: Brandy G.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Brandy G. from Rockford, IL

Pay attention, Ladies. This young business owner and mother of two started her business out of her book bag! Today Brandy’s Candies is a brick-and-mortar building located in downtown Rockford, IL., and it’s been going strong for four years.

It’s Time to Demand Action to Save Black Mothers & Babies

Black mother holding Black baby

Black Maternal and Child Health in the United States is in a State of Emergency. April is Minority Health Month and home to national Black Maternal and Child Health Week which is observed each year from April 11-17th. This is a critical time to talk about a pressing issue that deserves our immediate attention – the health of Black mothers and babies.

Ashro Woman: Pamela S.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Pamela S. from Milledgeville, GA

This beautiful wife, mother and grandmother is also an author, businesswoman, and caseworker for the state of Georgia! All of these things flow from her faith as a born-again Christian. “I love helping people, especially children.”

Ashro Woman: Gloria B.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Gloria B. from Americus, GA. What makes Gloria happy? Seeing other people happy. That’s why she spends her free time serving others: in her church as a pastor.

Ashro Woman: Crystal L.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Crystal L. from Washington D.C. Glamorous Crystal has patterned her personal style after Michelle Obama, Cicely Tyson…and her “beautiful mother,” a woman “full of love.”

Ashro Woman: Charmaine F.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Charmaine, from Compton, CA.

Charmaine represents The Ashro Woman perfectly because she herself is unstoppable. Despite a 21-year battle with cancer, Charmaine sees herself as immensely blessed by God. And she lives accordingly, volunteering at her church as a youth mentor in addition to other philanthropy.

A Call to Action for Women’s History Month

4 Black women at an event Cassandra, 2nd from left

March is Women’s History Month and a time to celebrate the many contributions women have made to building our world and improving the human condition. This starts with the powerful women in our families and extended community who persisted against incredible odds and obstacles to move our families forward from one generation to the next! We ARE because of them!

Ashro Woman: Cheryl M.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Cheryl from Chattanooga, TN. Faith, family and education. These things are near and dear to this elementary-school counselor’s heart.