This ain’t no joke…

Domestic violence happens in the home, behind closed doors to women you probably know.  Whatever skin color… rich or poor… however educated… The statistics say it happens to 1 in every 4 women.  Take you and a few of your homegirls, your family—your aunts, your cousins… 1 in 4.  Women are living in fear of the ones they love in their own homes.  They are afraid to speak up, to seek help, and to get out.  This is a dangerous, life-threatening problem, and often swept under the rug until it’s too late.  The results are painful.. mentally, spiritually, and physically.. … Continue reading This ain’t no joke…

Essence presents EMPOWER – A Gala celebrating Essence’s 5th Year Anniversary and Benefit towards domestic violence awareness. Classy, upscale event. Cocktail attire. Hors d’Oeuvres – Cash bar – Show – Cake – Gift bags for all guests. SHOW / Choreography by: Andye J April Rodriguez Beverly Bautista Candace Brown Clarizcel Perez Donyelle Jones Kris Engelstad Gigi Torres Guest performers: Erica Sobol Mischief Makers Breed Lee Daniel Kumari Suraj Hollywood 18 and up $35 General admission $55 VIP admission Proceeds go to Jenesse Center, Inc. Domestic Violence Intervention Program Music Box in Hollywood SUNDAY, JUNE 5th 6pm to midnight .BE EMPOWERED. Continue reading