OWN: Onyx Woman Network

14 years of being a voice and giving a voice to women of color

Former Police Officer and Detective, Brenda Tate retired from a 40-year career with the City of Pittsburgh Police Department.   This is one woman who is not  stepping away from work with a gold watch and a retirement plan. Over 100 people gathered on June 1st  at the Marriott Hotel...
I have had several conversations with some of my colleagues who are also business owners.  Our discussion has gone to helping people start or grow their businesses; especially young people who want to be their own boss. "Ola, they simply don't listen," they all said. I could not agree more....
Brenda Tate to Retire from Police Force After 35 Years of Faithful Service The City of Pittsburgh would not be the same without Detective Brenda Tate. She has worked as an officer of the law for the past 35 years and is retiring this year after 35 years with the...
I can't think of too many things more valuable than time. We don't own it. You can't go back and get it; and boy does it move quickly. We can't put it on layaway and it waits for no one. It is the one thing that we wish we...
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host “Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, March 6, 2014. Jill Scott, Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Ariana Grande perform together on stage.  An all-star concert...
The Trumpet Awards Foundation wrapped up the 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards where an international cast of who’s who in the areas of religion, politics, public service, law, entrepreneurialism, and entertainment turned out to witness the Awards Show and the celebration of African American achievers.  The festivities took place at...
Dr. Amicitia Maloon-Gibson President MaloonGibson and Associates (MGAA) Dr Gibson’s brand is her life story. She is the President of MaloonGibson and Associates (MGAA), a Professional Development Institute where “Growing and Empowering Future Leaders for Success Now,” is her passion & purpose. They develop strategies for mastering business, careers, life and relationships. She...
By Ola Jackson Public relations is a very important tool in growing your business. I recom- mend that everyone who is self- employed take a Public Relations’ course. I receive marketing packages on a daily basis. Seventy percent never make it to my desk. Unfortunately, many of the promotion- al...
    The  Thelma Lovette YMCA Hill of Hope Gala presents the The Thelma Lovette Community Service Award The Thelma Lovette Community Service Award will be presented each year to an individual who has demonstrated positive leadership in the community and exemplifies the principals that Mrs. Lovette has lived by. Mrs. Lovette worked tirelessly...