Claiming your Identity by understanding your self-worth| Judge Helen Whitener
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Claiming your Identity by understanding your self-worth| Judge Helen Whitener

Judge Helen Whitener was a former Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals Judge and a former pro-tem judge in Pierce County District Court and the City of Tacoma Municipal Court. She is very active locally, nationally and internationally in various community service activities. She speaks often on Human Rights, Access to Justice, and the … Continue reading

Women you should know: Queen Yaa Asantewaa
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Women you should know: Queen Yaa Asantewaa

Nana Yaa Asantewaa (c. 1840 – 17 October 1921) was appointed queen mother of Ejisu of the Ashanti Empire—now part of modern-day Ghana—by her brother Nana Akwasi Afrane Okpese, the Ejisuhene “ruler of Ejisu”. Prior to European colonization, the Ashanti people developed an influential West African empire. Asantewaa was the Gatekeeper of the “Golden Stool” (Sika ‘dwa) during this powerful Ashanti Confederacy (Asanteman), an independent federation of Asanti … Continue reading