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Celebrating African American Women in business tonight, On “Conversations of A Sistah”


We’re celebrating how far we’ve come and to keep in tune with Black History month…this week we highlight African-American Women in business.

When you think of successful African-American women; Oprah Winfrey, Susan Taylor or Catherine L. Hughes may naturally come to mind but what about Madame C. J. Walker? The first black female self-made millionaire in America.

Madame C.J. made her fortune by developing and marketing a successful line of beauty and hair care products for black women under the company she founded, Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company.

Madame C.J.’s parents and elder siblings were slaves on the Madison Parish plantation owned by Robert W. Burney, but Madame C.J. was the first child in her family born into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

While we’ll always acknowledge and admire the accomplishments of these women, it’s a shame that many of us are not equally familiar with other black women in the world of business who are making a big impact in their professional fields of expertise using their talents and abilities to succeed.

Join me Wednesday February 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM on “Conversations Live“, where my guest will be the Madame C.J. Walker of our time; Mrs. Cherina-Hamilton Hall (pictured above), creator and proprietor, of New York Luxuries; an online candle based business she launched a little over two years ago. Mrs. Hamilton-Hall, is not only a young African-American woman in business but her creative talent, awesome abilities and diversified impressions are cultivated through her beautiful designs.

Cherina’s tenacity to strive and perseverance to succeed shines through her attitude and willingness to thrive. Since the success of New York Luxuries, Mrs. Hamilton-Hall has since added an addition to her brand; an online hair distribution center calledGlam Goddess“. Mrs. Cherina Hamilton-Hall was highlighted on this blog in our 2011 Black History Segment and will join me live to discuss her growing secret to success.

Send your questions for Wednesday’s show to  Mrs. Cherina Hamilton-Hall at

You can access tonight’s show right here!!