Black Women Roc Spotlight + Interview | Jessica Bain

We are pleased to spotlight Jessica Bain for 2019’s Black Women Roc! campaign About Jessica Bain  Jessica Bain is a widely respected, accomplished Black woman who has grown a reputable company within a largely male dominated industry. Her professional passion brings profit and opportunity to her people in the local community when she could justContinue reading “Black Women Roc Spotlight + Interview | Jessica Bain”

3rd Annual Black Women Roc! Nomination Period Open | May 28 – June 2, 2019

We are pleased to open the nomination period for 540’s 3rd Annual Black Women Roc! Campaign About Black Women Roc!  Now in it’s 3rd year; Black Women Roc! is a digital media campaign that highlights the accomplishments of local black women who are change agents in the Rochester community.  540WMain features courses and workshops taught by women that are rootedContinue reading “3rd Annual Black Women Roc! Nomination Period Open | May 28 – June 2, 2019”

Performing Artist Spotlight | The Rebel Flower Bomb

We are pleased to spotlight The Rebel Flower Bomb our March Featured Performing Artist About The Rebel Flower Bomb The Rebel Flower Bomb is an unparalleled poetic force. She hails from Rochester, NY. Her words combine metaphoric magic with bold imagery. Her poems represent the collision of pain and beauty that she has courageously bledContinue reading “Performing Artist Spotlight | The Rebel Flower Bomb”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Jennifer Jones (22)

We are pleased to spotlight Jennifer Jones in day twenty-two of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Jennifer Jones was the first African American woman to join the famous Rockettes chorus line. A native of New Jersey, Jones started dancing at 10 years old. She was unfamiliar withContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Jennifer Jones (22)”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Marie M. Daly (12)

We are pleased to spotlight Marie M. Daly in day twelve of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Marie M. Daly is the first black woman to earn a Ph.D in chemistry. Marie M. Daly was born on April 16, 1921, in Queens, New York. She was raisedContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Marie M. Daly (12)”