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A message from Jasmine E. Sessoms, Founder of She Can Win

Black Women are on trend… the support of Black Women is seen far and wide.. but what does that support look like?

We have elected a Black Woman to the 2nd Highest Office in the land- and yet I have been reading the headlines of VP Harris doesn’t do much, or why hasn’t VP Harris taken a stronger stance on(insert literally anything at all) and it got me to wondering, when did we ever care this much about a VP candidate. I couldn’t tell you one thing Uncle Joe accomplished during his 8 year VP tenure and now he is elected to President.

I mentioned this fact in mixed company (Black and White Men and Women) and asked do we really support VP Harris, and the collective thought was- we elected her didn’t we? America supports her.

This sentiment bothers me- Black Women are running for office at record numbers, currently lead 8 of the major cities and hold 23 seats in the House of Representatives. As we approach majors races in 2022- we collectively have to think about how do we really show up and show out for Black Women. What is the support they really need? Is it just voting for them? Is it donating to their campaign?

We also have to stop the unfair standards America holds black women to because there is a reckoning coming. We see it in the sports world. Simone Biles, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, and most recently Venus Williams. They are saying we will prioritize ourselves and you can keep your fake support.

Black Women are prioritizing themselves and as always we are waiting for the rest of the world to catch up. We aren’t waiting for anyone to save us, because we save ourselves- BUT we don’t want to! We shouldn’t have to.

So the next time you say: “I support Black Women” really think about what that means.


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This Week In Black History

August 29 - September 4


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August 29th: 8/29/1958-6/25/2009

🎉🎁🎂Happy Birthday to singer, songwriter, and dancer Michael Joseph Jackson. Dubbed the "King of Pop", Michael is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers. Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his brothers as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records. Michael’s music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. His album “Bad,” was the first album to produce five U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles. Michael is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide. Visit Michael Jackson’s official website:


Happy Birthday and Rest in Power King!!



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August 30th: 8/30/1966

On August 30, 1966, Constance Baker Motley was confirmed as U.S. District Judge and became the first Black woman on the federal bench. From the late 1940s through the early 1960s, Constance played a pivotal role in the fight to end racial segregation. While studying law at Columbia Law School, she went to work for the NAACP’s legal staff. She wrote the legal brief for the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education case and helped strategize on other important legal precedents. By the time she left the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Constance had personally argued ten Supreme Court cases (winning nine) and assisted in nearly 60 cases that reached the high court. While juggling desegregation cases, Constance occasionally represented Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch Constance Baker Motley discuss the Brown v. Board of Education case:




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September 4th: 9/4/1981

🎉🎁🎂Happy Birthday to singer, songwriter and actress Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Her first solo album, Dangerously in Love, debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and earned her five Grammy Awards. Throughout her career, Beyoncé has sold over 100 million records worldwide as a solo artist and 60 million records with Destiny's Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has won 23 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history. With the release of “Lemonade”, Beyoncé became the first and only musical act in Billboard chart history to debut at number one with their first six solo studio albums. Watch Beyoncé’s videos on her YouTube channel:


Happy B-day Queen!!



Top 7 Game Changers


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A Smart Phone For A Smart Girl!

In 2018, Chaymeriyia Moncrief launched Tesix Wireless Network, a prepaid wireless carrier. She took it a step further and has launched her very own smartphone...Read More


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Popping Bottles: One Juice At A Time

Lakeasha Brown, owner of 1987 Juices, is taking over the country with juice cleanse home deliveries nationwide...Read More 


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It's Never Too Late To Break Barriers

The Pantheon monument in Paris will now be home to the remains of Josephine Baker, making her the first Black woman to get the country’s highest honor...Read More 


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Put A Record On

Mother and daughter duo launch Hathor Entertainment, “the first Black-owned, majority woman-owned and led independent record label designed to meet the underserved needs of women in the R&B, hip hop, and pop genres”...Read More


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Dear Diary!

Kyra Peralte wrote entries in her journal during the COVID-19 pandemic, dropped it in the mail to a stranger, and has been collecting entries from women across the world...Read More


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HERicane Camp Kicks Off In Philly

HERicane, a program for girls between the ages of 13 and 17 who are interested in emergency management, kicks off for the first time in Philadelphia...Read More 




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Sandra Harewood, developer of the digital game RAID, gained support from the largest manufacturer of cards and board games in the world and has now launched the app on the Apple App Store and Google Play...Read More 

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Communications Coordinator

Philly Shipyard, Inc.

Philadelphia, PA 19112


Full Job Description


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Day-to-day / Administrative

  • Compiling daily press and social media coverage
  • Managing Communications email inbox
  • Assisting with scheduling meetings and drafting agendas as requested
  • Develop communications materials to support company spokesperson(s)
  • Assisting with Social Media channels including original content, monitoring, engaging with media, etc.

Writing & Editing

  • Writing and editing internal communications for memos, information TV boards, etc.
  • Maintaining a calendar of planned content for employee communication screens
  • Assisting with drafting press releases, story ideas, pitches, etc.
  • Write news releases, media advisories, social media content, blog posts, e-newsletter content, and other institutional materials to represent the strategic messages of Philly Shipyard.
  • Plan, pitch, and place stories in local media outlets

Media Relations & Visits

  • Assisting with meetings & company events and other public relations efforts
  • Assisting with reactive media requests – including research, photo selection, contacts, etc.
  • Assisting with media briefs for interviews, as requested
  • Handling logistics of media visits
  • Publicize events by creating and repurposing creative content through a variety of institutional channels


  • Assisting in maintenance of press media gallery, making sure site is populated with fresh and timely imagery and b-roll
  • Assisting department in collating press clip summaries for key company initiatives as needed
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Organizing and executing employee-driven events like charity and volunteer events as well as teambuilding events, etc.
  • Organizing and executing employee reward and recognition programs
  • Process invoices and other administrative tasks
  • Ensure that all PSI safety procedures, rules and regulations are followed and met
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


  • Able to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization
  • Creative thinking
  • Organization
  • Critical Listening
  • Integrity
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Willingness and ability to work as a team member


No Supervisory Responsibility


  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, Public Relations, or related discipline, required
  • Graphic design experience would be a big plus
  • Familiarity with WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, Google My Business, Google Analytics, and popular social channels
  • Strong writing and presentation skills

Philly Shipyard, Inc.



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