So About ABC’s Scandal Season Finale & What It Means for Strong. Accomplished. Black Women.

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So About ABC’s Scandal Season Finale & What It Means for Strong. Accomplished. Black Women.

Everyone knows that I love Scandal. I have known its co-creator Washington power house attorney and former Bush Administration Deputy Press Secretary Judy Smith since I was in my twenties. I have had the opportunity to interview the amazing Kerry Washington (READ: http://thegrio.com/2012/05/10/kerry-washington-a-black-woman-truly-redefining-the-rules-changing-the-game-in-hollywood/#kerry-washington-4×3-2jpg ) and I found her to be elegant, classy, savvy and incredibly smart. I […]

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Thoughts on the Paris Terrorist Attacks: 5 Things We Need to Cherish About Living by Sophia A. Nelson

As I awoke this morning safe in my bed, in my secluded, safe from reality affluent DC Suburb of Northern Virginia, I fell to my knees and I gave thanks to God for living to see yet another day. I was on a train headed from Philadelphia to Washington last night when news broke of […]

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NEW: Being Mary Jane’s #UglyTruths Episode Dares Black Women to Take off the Cape, Remove the Mask & Heal.

I had to sit with my feelings for a few days before I could put pen to paper. Or fingers to keyboard as it were and write this blog. Last Tuesday’s #BeingMaryJane episode Ugly Truths was, well, in a word: UGLY. It went there. And I mean the show really went there–Beautiful, smart, talented, medical […]

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Sophia Nelson Featured on CNN with Wolf Blitzer Talking SCOTUS Marriage & GOP, June 29th 1:30EST

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Journalist Sophia Nelson Interviews Prominent Clergy on Charleston, Race, and the Church in a 2 part series for theRoot Magazine

You can read Part I of theRoot article in a series: here: http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/06/t_d_jakes_a_r_bernard_and_other_voices_from_the_pulpit_discuss_charleston.html You can read Part I of theRoot article in a series: here: http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/06/t_d_jakes_a_r_bernard_and_other_voices_from_the_pulpit_discuss_charleston.html

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Charleston, South Carolina We Salute You for Modeling to the Nation What Love Looks Like

My heart is full. Charleston, South Carolina has been my family’s vacation destination for over a decade. We have a property off the Isle of Palms. If you know anything about this historic southern city, you know it is full of charm, elegance, beaches and great low country food. Yet, it is truly still in […]

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Saturday Coffee: You Must Release so God can Restore by Sophia A. Nelson

We are now six months into 2015, and I began the year by challenging all of us to SHIFT into the new year with purpose and by releasing what was behind us. We are now in the 2nd half of 2015, it is summer and the challenge is the same: What do you need to […]

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A Mother’s Day Special: Empty Womb, Broken Heart Honoring the Childless Among Us

Mother’s day is special. All the world stops to honor mothers. The women who give us life. Whether biologically or not. The women who raise us. Who love us. Who encourage and sacrifice for us. We love these women because they are our first loves. No matter if mom was your mom. Your grand mom. […]

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Sophia Nelson Joins the Propel Women Brain Trust & Launch in Virginia

Propel Believes In The Passion, Purpose, and Potential of every woman. Founded by Christine Caine, Propel is a women’s initiative focused on honoring the calling of every woman, empowering her to lead, and equipping her for success. Propel will equip women for success using three main strategies: Connecting: Through local chapters and events Equipping: Magazine, Resources and […]

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