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Bonus Clip: Combating Negative Portrayals of Women–Tonya Lewis Lee Speaks

November 21st, 2012 - By Madame Noire
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As of late, television programming has been flooded with extremely negative and degrading images of women, specifically Black women. Tonya Lewis Lee, Editor-In-Chief, of HealthyYouNow.com  speaks with Mommy In Chief‘s Karyn Parsons about ways to combat unflattering images of women.

About Tonya Lewis Lee

Tonya Lewis Lee is established in her own right as a children’s author, activist and Mom to teens, Satchel, 17 and Jackson, 15. She is often described as a quintessential woman who manages a hectic career, which includes being the national spokesperson for “A Healthy Baby Begins with You” campaign, Children’s book author and longtime activist. In 2012, Mrs. Lee re-launched the lifestyle website, HealthyYouNow.com an online community dedicated to providing resources and support as women navigate the challenges of healthy living. d we want to highlight her many projects geared towards the empowerment of women.

As a lawyer turned author and producer, Lee has successfully blended her family with her professional life. She and husband filmmaker Spike Lee co-authored two children’s books “Please Baby Please” and “Please Puppy Please,” which are highly sought after in children’s literature.

 

About Karyn Parsons

Karyn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom.  While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter.  A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.

 

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Tonya Lewis Lee on Motherhood and the Importance of Women’s Health

November 19th, 2012 - By Madame Noire
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In this episode, lawyer, author, writer and founder of HealthyYouNow.com, Tonya Lewis Lee talks about the joys of raising two teens, parenting with husband and filmmaker Spike Lee, and infant mortality rates among African Americans.

About Tonya Lewis Lee

Tonya Lewis Lee is established in her own right as a children’s author, activist and Mom to teens, Satchel, 17 and Jackson, 15. She is often described as a quintessential woman who manages a hectic career, which includes being the national spokesperson for “A Healthy Baby Begins with You” campaign, Children’s book author and longtime activist. In 2012, Mrs. Lee re-launched the lifestyle website, HealthyYouNow.com an online community dedicated to providing resources and support as women navigate the challenges of healthy living. d we want to highlight her many projects geared towards the empowerment of women.

As a lawyer turned author and producer, Lee has successfully blended her family with her professional life. She and husband filmmaker Spike Lee co-authored two children’s books “Please Baby Please” and “Please Puppy Please,” which are highly sought after in children’s literature.

 

About Karyn Parsons

Karyn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom.  While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter.  A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.

 

Want More Mommy In Chief? Watch these episodes:

Season 3

Season 2

Season 1

 

Tonya Lewis Lee and Husband Spike Pen Third Book

March 4th, 2011 - By Veronica Wells
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Tonya Lewis Lee along with her husband Spike are releasing their third children’s book, “Giant Steps to Change the World” which details the accomplishments and quotes of  historical figures. In addition to authoring children’s books Lewis-Lee is also a lawyer who graduated from the University of Virginia, worked in television production for Nickelodeon and also created an animated series for Disney.

The couple who live in New York with their son and daughter have co-authored two other books called “Please, Baby, Please” and “Please, Puppy, Please.”

Tonya Lewis Lee spoke with Black Voices about her writing process and what it’s like working with her husband.

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10 Awesome Children’s Books, Written by Celebs!

September 15th, 2010 - By Kweli Wright
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President Barack Obama can add “children’s author” to his many hats. His book “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters” was written before he took office and will be released on November 16. 

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