Roxanne Shante Attending Girls Empowerment Brunch At 2nd Annual Black Press All Star Awards

Legendary Hip-Hop

pioneer Roxanne Shante is scheduled to participate as one of lead panelists for

the Girls Empowerment Brunch at the 2nd Annual Black Press All Star Awards.With

a theme of “Empowering Women through Hip-Hop,” the purpose of the brunch

is to give underprivileged girls options for professional career development and

planning."Black

girls and women are under siege,” said DC Livers, managing editor for the

Historical Black Press Foundation. “Everyone needs positive roles models,

especially at risk girls. I’m so delighted that these young women will be

able to see women who embody the strength and perseverance needed to succeed in

business without being a man.” Shante,

a clinical psychologist who runs a psychology practice in New York, will join

DC Livers on a panel that also includes Olivia Fox, Host, Clear Channel’s

“Olivia Fox Morning Show,” Daria Fennell, contributing writer, VIBE.com,

Michelle Hannah of Celebrate Life and Lindsey Bowen of NASCAR.Born

Lolita Gooden, Roxanne Shante got started in the music business at the age of

14 as a member of Marley Marl’s legendary Juice Crew. At

age 25, Shante quit the music business due to industry politics and to focus her

attention on obtaining a higher education.The

Girls Empowerment Brunch will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2006 at Marriott

Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. The

event takes place as part of the 2nd Annual Black Press All Star Awards, which

honors the nation’s top Black publications and publishers.

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