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The Fierce Advisory Council

These experts are leading Fierce Ambassadors who write, review copy, share input on the latest research, and participate in chats, webinars, other online forums and events)   Anowa Adjah, ACE CEO, Powerhouse Physiques LLC Expert: Fitness, Weight Loss, Personal Training   Michelle Albert, MD, MPH Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Adversity and Cardiovascular Disease at University of California San Francisco Cardiology Expert: Stress and cardiovascular disease in women   Ann Smith Barnes, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine Baylor College of Medicine Expert: Obesity in Black women   Pamela Braboy Jackson, Ph.D. Prof. of Sociology Director Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society Indiana University Expert: Health and the Black middle class paradox   Rovenia Brock, Ph.D. aka Dr. Ro, “America’s Nutrition Coach” Founder, Everything Ro; Consultant for Dr. Oz and O: The Oprah Winfrey Magazine Expert: Nutrition, Weight Loss, Fitness   Verna Keith, Ph.D. Professor Texas A & M University Expert: Black women and depression   Linda James Myers, Ph.D. Professor Ohio State University Expert: Psychology, culture and race   Deborah Owens, MBA CEO, Owens Media Group LLC Expert: Entrepreneurship, Personal Finance   Brenda Wade, Ph.D. Creator and Founder of the Love, Money & Seva Seminars Expert: Individual, Family Psychology;...

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Gigi Anita Nash

Gigi Anita Nash offers tips on how to boost our energy and improve our overall health in “5 Ways to Get Back on a Fast Metabolism Track” As a a personal trainer and wellness motivator, she has witnessed the success of these tips for numerous fitness clients — and in her own life. Gigi is also a group fitness instructor, studio cycling director and membership manager at a health club in the Washington, D.C., area. She also teaches belly dancing and leads boot...

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Toni Tipton-Martin

Toni Tipton-Martin is an award-winning food and nutrition journalist and community activist who is busy building a healthier community through her books, classes, and foundation. She has been invited twice by First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House for her outreach to help families live healthier lives. Toni is the author of the upcoming book, The Jemima Code (University of Texas Press, 2015), which tells the story of 275 rare African American cookbooks from Toni’s private collection. The crown-jewel of this treasure-trove is a first-edition house servant’s directory published in Boston in 1827. The Jemima Code also is...

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Jackie Jones

“The Cape May Ladies Say Goodbye” by Jackie Jones doubles as a travel piece and a moving tribute to her friend, the late Brenda Box Johnson. Jones is chair of the Department of Multimedia Journalism at Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism & Communication. Besides FierceforBlackWomen.com, the veteran journalist and journalism educator currently writes and blogs for several online publications, including BlackAmericaWeb.com, SeeingBlack.com and AtlantaBlackStar.com. She has taught as a senior lecturer at Penn State University and as an adjunct journalism instructor at Howard University. Throughout her career, she has been a reporter, editor and manager. Her newsroom stops...

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Nicole Crawford-Tichawonna

Nicole Crawford-Tichawonna is a writer/editor based in Washington, D.C. She found her calling while working as a copy editor for The Hilltop student newspaper as an undergraduate at Howard University and never looked back. During her career, she has lent her editorial expertise to online, nonprofit and commercial magazines, including NEA Today, The Crisis (NAACP), Monitor on Psychology and Heart & Soul. As a nonfiction book editor, Nicole has served as manuscript, team or copy editor for titles including Tomorrow Begins Today: African American Women as We Age, National Council of Negro Women; Sacred Spaces and Religious Traditions in...

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Saving Our Children

Stacey Patton pro-vides a powerful, heart-breaking look at the link with white supremacy and why it's time to stop hitting our children, for their sake and the future of black families. Click here to read.

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