The Black Women’s Agenda President Makes Statement On Susan Rice Appointment

WASHINGTON, DC – June 7, 2013 – On June 5, 2013, President Barack Obama named United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice as the next National Security Advisor. Gwainevere Catchings Hess, President of the Black Women’s Agenda was in attendance at the announcement made in the White House Rose Garden.

"Whether or not the stars were perfectly aligned and it was purposeful intent or an unintentional consequence – the Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. applauds President Obama for appointing Susan Rice as the National Security Advisor. Ms. Rice is well known throughout the world as a scholar, international humanitarian, and preserver of peace. The nation and the world will be well served by a woman of her impeccable credentials."

Founded in 1977 in Washington, DC, the Black Women’s Agenda is a national non-profit organization that generates awareness and support for issues affecting Black women worldwide. Through the development of a social priorities agenda, it facilitates discussions that promote effective policies and meaningful change. For more information on the Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. please visit



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