By Jessie Brooks
Judge Glenda Hatchett will give the keynote speech at the 13th Annual Madam C. J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards luncheon March 4 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco.
Madam C. J. Walker was the first African-American female self-made millionaire and business leader. Judge Hatchett’s television court show is noted for its creative sentencing practices and its intervention and mentoring strategies in which those who are guilty “do time” with community leaders and others, rather than in jail.
The Oakland-Bay Area Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) is the luncheon host. The luncheon raises funds to support NCBW’s programs such as, “Positive Steps Mentoring Program”, a program targeting teenage girls. And their highly visible and effective campaign, “Sistahs getting real about HIV/AIDS”, begins its 11th year. AIDS is the No. 1 cause of death for Black women ages 25 to 44. Read more