YWCA St. Paul CEO Gaye Adams Massey wants to end poverty, wishes she could sing

“YWCA St. Paul is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all,” says its chief executive officer Gaye Adams Massey, who’s been at the helm since July 2015. Massey says she was “drawn to this opportunity because of the YWCA’s long-standing commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women […]

Marian Wright Edelman Delivers Keynote for Children’s Defense Fund Awards Luncheon

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) held its 13th annual Beat the Odds awards luncheon on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Hilton Post Oak Hotel.  The CDF Beat the Odds program raises awareness of the pitfalls and challenges children face on a daily basis. KTRK-ABC13’s Melanie Lawson served as emcee and the invocation was given […]

Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher Says African American Children Can Succeed in School

Another school year has begun, and we have  a new opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of children, particularly African American children. Why African American children? Well, the statistical data show that in almost every demographic category that defines success, African American children are the most at risk. This article  begins a […]