Phenoms Rule At Solas!

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The Phenomenal Women Group called for solidarity for Women's History Month and the Sisterhood represented big time.  The Phenomenal Women’s Celebration for Women’s History Month at Solas turned out to be a collective effort of various Sister Groups and as a result, was a great success!  The event was a collaborative initiative of The Phenomenal Women Group, Girlfriends Get-Together, Social Butterfly Promotions, Sistahs In Unity, The Black Star News, Blackprofessionalevents .com, Coco Expressions, Renee Cook, co-owner of Hector’s Restaurant and Bakery, The Kosher Soul Gourmet and SOLAS!

It was an exhilarating experience as Sisters came together to celebrate womanhood and great achievements, working together to uplift each other and humanity.

Honorees for the evening included Nettie Paisley, Chairperson of the Life & Ethics Committee for the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, whose mantra is “It Takes A Village To Raise A Child� and PR Guru, Terrie Williams, Founder and Operator of The Stay Strong Foundation – a support program for youth.

Brenda Jeanne Wyche, Director of PR for The Phenomenal Women Group MC’d for the evening, keeping the guests entertained with her zany, upbeat personality.  Bettina Lee of Girlfriends Get-Together was the perfect host, shining warmth and light on each guest as they arrived with her beautiful smile and trendy Misshattan flair.  Bettina is an amazing event organizer and host.  One of the highlights of the evening was Malinda Tyson of Social Butterfly Promotions who engaged the Sisters in a lesson on “The Chicago Gangsta Slide,’ which brought out the Warrior Princess in Michelle Mitchell, Founder of The Phenomenal Women Group, who decided to have the music “their way,� and hijacked the deejay booth!  Everyone enjoyed delicious Solas buffalo wings and savory sauces, complements of The Phenomenal Women Group, Renee Cook of Hector’s Restaurant donated a beautifully decorated two-tier layer cake, adorned with delicious white icing and metallic silver pearlettes.  Refreshing cocktails, of course, added luster to the evening .  Our friends at Solas; Sam, the Man(ager), Deejays, Dave and Rye and the entire Solas staff, really went out of their way to extend their hospitality.  They were all great sports and the ladies appreciated being served by an all male staff in honor of Women’s History Month. 

For everyone who did not attend, you missed a good one.  But no worries – The Phenomenal Women Group and their Associates are making it happen on the regular, with a plethora of fabulous gatherings offering an infinite variety of scrumptous flavors.  Here are some of the upcoming spectaculars that The Phenomenal Women Group are coming together to support .  Others will be announced as they unfold:

1) Sistahs In Unity Presents "Mix and Mingle Game Night (NYC) "

WHEN: Friday, April 27, 6:30 PM

232 E 9th Street - Bet 2nd & 3rd Avenue
New York City

The Black Social Network Game Night is a great way to have fun and meet new people. If you enjoy playing Cards and Boardgames, you don't want to miss this event.

COME OUT AND PLAY.... Taboo * Monopoly * Clue * Connect Four *
Dominoes * UNO * Scruples * Bid Whist * Poker * Chess * Pity Pat *
Checkers * Gin Rummy * Jenga * Perfection * Yahtzee * BackGammon And
Much More!

Spades Tournament Ladies -vs- Fellas

Team Wins "Free Admission Pass" To Next Month’s Game Night

$8 before 4/20/07 $10 After! Buy 4 tix's Get 5th FREE!

Buy tickets at

$5 Drink Specials From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

R, N TRAIN: 8TH Street New York University/Broadway Or # 6 Train
Astor Place

Would You Like To Challenge Someone? Join our Yahoo Group and Talk To
The Players

Sistahs In Unity’s Goal Is To Build Unity One Event @ A Time

Learn more by logging on to

2) The High School for Civil Rights First Annual Craft and Entrepreneur Fair

WHEN: April 28th, 2007 from 10Am to 6PM.
WHERE: 400 Pennsylvania Avenue between Dumont Avenue and Blake Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

The event will be held in the gymnasium. There will be balloons and signs directing you which way to go.

High School for Civil Rights Parent Teachers Association is having thier "First Entrepreneur and Craft Fair" fundraiser on April
28th, 2007. The time will be from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Vending opportunities are still available to promote and sell your goods and services at the Fair.  Those who would like to participate as vendors, contact Ms. Wanamaker at 347-581-0315, Ms. May 718-404-8435, Ms. Beltran 917-432-8166, Ms.
Carrington 646-305-0700, or Ms. Moore 347-756-1073.

You can also call the school at 718-922-6289 x453.

The  vending tables are $30, payable by money order or check.

There will be live entertainment, door prizes, free health information, and family activities.

We welcome everyone -- spectators and vendors to come out.  Please support  the school and the community with your donations or purchases from the participating vendors.   

Ninety-percent of the monies are going toward the our first graduating class in 2008. Make dreams come true for teenagers who are doing the right thing for the right reasons.  



WHEN: Wednesday, April 25th 6:00 - 9:00 PM


WHERE: Napoleon

1847 Columbia Road – Adams Morgan, Washington, DC



*Business attire

Two years ago, I started these gatherings in New York City. After a long hiatus, and with the poking and prodding of several girlfriends, I have started the gatherings again, even expanding to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. NO this is not a time for ‘Men Bashing’ and NO this is not the time to fuss and moan. We are here to uplift, network, laugh, bond, and meet new girlfriends. Sometimes you want to go somewhere or do something that you might not do with your regular group of girls. Here we provide you with a great opportunity to live outside of your box. Therefore, you are invited to...

Girlfriends Get-Together.

~Bettina Lee

Horseback Riding coming soon!  :)

To RSVP, dial (646) 246-6329 or email

4) Culture of Peace Night Concert

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2007 from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

WHERE:  Park Slope Methodist Church
8th Street and 6th Avenue  Brooklyn, NY

Featuring: Stephanie Bates (Classic Soul) and The Ed Stoute Trio (Classic Jazz)

Presented by the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, Life and Ethics Committee

Co-Sponsors:  Park Slope United Methodist Social Action Committee, National Service Conference and Brooklyn Parents for Peace

Admission:  $25.00


5) 100 Professionals for Positive Change Golf Challenge

WHEN: Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm 

WHERE:  The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers/Pier 59, located at 23rd Street & The Hudson River in New York City

100 Professionals for Positive Change is hosting a special golfing event entitled, The Gotham Golf Challenge at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers/Pier 59, located at 23rd Street & The Hudson River in New York City.  The event will take place on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm. 

There will be Open Play and Contests on the Full Swing Golf Simulators and an opportunity to play 51 championship courses from around the world.  Open Hitting on Driving Range with tips and instruction from Golf Professionals for the beginners and semi-pros will also be available.

Golf Award Presentations, light dining and music will take place in the Ryder Cup Room whose country club-type setting boasts Hudson River-Marina views and adjoins the first tier of the golf driving range of the Golf Club, providing guests with convenient use of the golf facilities.

This event is an initiative in support of Tony Herbert for State Senate ’08.  The organizers promise a wonderful evening of golfing, networking and lots of fun.

For more information, call 646.339.0267

6)  Social Butterfly Promotions presents...Chicago Stepping in NYC Dance Workshop and Party!
...if you Hustle, Salsa, Hand Dance, Cha Cha, or Bop, you can learn Chicago Stepping...

WHEN: Saturday, May 5th, 2007  

WHERE: Denim Lounge
              1223 Bedford @ Halsey
              Brooklyn, NY

Chicago Stepping Dance Workshop!

Instructor "Moe" from the Majestic Gents and Learn 2 Step
Doors open at 10:30am for Registration! Bring online registration receipt. Please be on time!

Beginners Session - $20

11am till 1pm
Intermediate Session - $20

1pm till 3pm

Both Sessions - $30
$30 @ the Door for each Session

~No Partner Necessary~
Contact Malinda to Pre-register or go On-line at:
Free Gifts and Refreshments provided
Leather sole shoes recommended
Stepping Music CD's and DVD's will be available for purchase

After Workshop Dance Party!
@ Denim Lounge
10:oopm till 3:ooam
$15 @ Door
$10 w/ purchase of Stepping Lessons

Soulful Grooves by DJ London

No Sneakers...Denim OK...Casual Chic Attire...

For more information, contact Malinda at 773-619-0489

Malinda Tyson
773-619-0489 Mobile

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you.  You will be  tomorrow where your thoughts take you." ~ James Allen

7) Relationship Workshop at the Bedford Library

WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2007, 12 noon – 2:00 pm

WHERE:  Bedford Library (Franklin Avenue near Fulton), Brooklyn, NY

Nettie Paisley, Chairperson of the Life and Ethics Committee at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (BSEC) is organizing a Relationship Workshop and Panel Discussion at the Bedford Library (Franklin Avenue near Fulton) from 12 noon - 2:00 pm.  This Free (open to the public) event is co-sponsored by SCSistaCircle and The Phenomenal Women Group.  Nettie’s personal mission is to restore the “Village� and revitalize the Black community.  We cannot do that if the essence of the family is conducting a gender battle.

A panel of four (2 men and 2 ladies) will engage in an insightful and moral discussion on effective male/female relationships in the Black community.  The panel will briefly discuss their experiences, there will be a Q&A period for the audience and in finishing, the floor will be open for positive suggestions and solutions. 

The BSEC likes to provide intimate events like this to enable the community to be comfortable and open to enhancing consciousness.  There will be no male/female bashing permitted. 

This event is FREE!

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