The Journal's 2010 Women of Achievement Breakfast promises to be an exciting event. In addition to honoring this year's women of achievement, the event will recognize past Women of Achievement.
DR. ROSIE MILLIGAN will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Milligan is a nationally known motivational speaker and the founder of Milligan Publishing Company. Her company has published over 150 new African-American authors in the past ten years. Her publishing company is the largest and fastest growing publishing company owned by an African-American female in the nation. She has personally written and published over ten books including, Satisfying the Black Man Sexually Made Simple, Satisfying the Black Woman Sexually Made Simple, and Getting Out of Debt Made Simple.
Her 'Black Writers on Tour' has attracted writers from across the country including the daughters of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Her speeches are thought provoking while pointing out the ironies of Black life with humor and facts. She lives in Southern California and is sought after across the country as a keynote speaker. She recently spoke at the Journal's 20th Anniversary event in 2009 where she challenged the crowd to take note of the contributions of Black businesses such as The Journal that has survived though often not supported even by businesses in the very communities they support.
DR. PAMELA POWELL will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. Dr. Powell is a longtime educator who has served at every level of the education scale. She is a former teacher and served as a principal Pasadena Unified School District and she rose to the level of Assistant Superintendent under Vera Vignes.
Dr. Powell also become Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Oklahoma City and later served as the interim Superintendent of the Oklahoma City School District. The Chicago born educator holds a doctorate in Education.
As Superintendent Dr. Powell served as the Board of Education's Chief Executive Officer and adviser. She was responsible for the supervision and management of the day-to-day operations of the School District and provided leadership and educational advice to the Board of Education, Administrators, teachers, support staff and community. She was responsible for the supervision and implementation of all programs and services.
She is the president of the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators, the Secretary of the National Council on Educating Black Children and serves on the Superintendent's Council for the Association of California School Administrators. She is currently involved with other national educational leader in implementing legislation that focus on Black Males: Increasing Graduation Rates and Preventing Drop Out Rates through a platform of Education is a Civil Right.
Also coordinating the this event is LENA KENNEDY, LL Kennedy and Associates, who was recognized as one of The Journal's 2008 Women of Achievement. Graphic artist and program designer for the event is being provided by Jan Jackson. Jackson a longtime Pasadena artist is also author of The History of Black Pasadena, the only known book on the history of Black Pasadena. Her book will be available at the event.
Other books available for purchase will include Joe C. Hopkins' book, Miss Ruthie, a book about his wife; Arzella Valentine's latest book, Return to Mt. Olive, and several of Dr. Milligan's books. Both were named among The Journal's 2009 Women of the Year. Entertainment will be provided by local artists: gospel singer, Jerice Kenebrew and blues entertainer, Brother Yusef.
The breakfast is 9 A.M., April 24, 2010 at Brookside Golf Club, in Pasadena. The ticket cost is $35 each. A limited number of tickets are still available at The Journal Office, 1541 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA. For further information, call The Journal Offices at (626) 798-3972.