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Published on March 24th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


“Columbia Chapter of 100 Black Women First Anniversary”

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Columbia (SC) Chapter proudly announces the celebration of its first anniversary. You are cordially invited to attend the “My Sister’s Keeper Awards Luncheon” on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 12:00 noon- 3:00 PM at the Embassy Suites, 200 Stoneridge Dr, Columbia, SC

The Mistress of Ceremony for the luncheon is Columbia’s ABC TV News Anchor, Alicia Barnes.

The event is designed to celebrate the rich heritage and tradition of hard work and entrepreneurial spirit that are so deeply rooted in the African American culture. Four outstanding “Women Who Serve this Community” and who have impacted and transitioned the lives of women, girls and families in the areas of health, education, political advocacy and economic empowerment will be honored.

In addition, scholarships will be awarded to outstanding Richland One School District’s graduating seniors who will matriculate into undergraduate programs in the fall of 2015

The event will also promote the chapter’s economic empowerment initiative with a great millinery fashion show by Marbella’s Fine Hats & Accessories and will feature some of Motown’s greatest sounds by the Retro Band.

Please join the celebration of the chapter’s first year of phenomenal growth and success in Columbia. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, founded in 1970 in New York City consists of thousands of progressive women of African American descent who represent 59 chapters in 25 states and the District of Columbia and whose commitment to gender equity and socioeconomic advancement drives meaningful change to benefit women and girls of color.   Its membership includes a diverse group of women, who are physicians, attorneys, educators, journalists, accountants, Municipal Court Judges, private entrepreneurs, university administrators, corporate managers and vice presidents, artists, media personalities, labor leaders, public relations specialists, consultants, and elected officials. This cross-section of dynamic, progressive women is reflective of the membership in each chapter of the national coalition. Its mission is to advocate on behalf of women and girls through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote the NC100BW agenda on leadership development and gender equity in health, education and economic empowerment. To address the diverse needs of the community, the NC100BW has developed and implemented many advocacy and empowerment programs to benefit the community.

The initial interest group for the Columbia Chapter was convened at Benedict College in February 2012 by Mary Miller McClellan, the Columbia Chapter’s organizer and former member of the Long Island, New York Chapter and was chartered by the New York Corporate Office of the NC100BW, Inc. at the Columbia Marriott Hotel in March 2014.

For information on “My Sister’s Keeper Luncheon tickets, please visit the chapter’s website at

For additional Columbia (SC) Chapter information, please visit the group on Facebook or its website at

Submitted by:

Monica P. Butler

Chapter Reporter


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