100 Black Women ceremony set Saturday

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 6:05 PM
Last updated 8:48 PM
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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women will hold a chartering and induction luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.

Forty-five women, including state Rep. Gloria Frazier, are expected to take part, and Michele McNeill-Emery, the group’s national president, will speak.

The organization, founded in 1981, promotes leadership development and gender equity in health, education and economics.

Augusta will become the sixth chapter in the state.

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corgimom 08/05/14 - 09:30 pm
Am I the only one that thinks

Am I the only one that thinks it's strange that it's called 100 Black Women and only 45 are doing it?

AutumnLeaves 08/06/14 - 11:30 am
I think it is hopeful that it

I think it is hopeful that it is called 100 Black women and only 45 show up. That means there may be more women that are wise enough to know that they don't think it is helpful to be in an organization that discriminates on the basis of the color of one's skin, especially when they are fighting a battle against gender discrimination. Discriminating on one basis while fighting against discrimination on another is inconsistent and off-putting.

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