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mittee, Memphis Medical Society board of directors, and Tennessee Medical Association board of trust-ees. She specializes in physical medi-cine and rehabilitation and is the medical director of Baptist Skilled Re-habilitation Unit Germantown, Tenn. Soror Hassel is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and the University of Ar-kansas for Medical Sciences Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residen-cy program. She was initiated into the Delta Pi Chapter at Jackson State University in 1999 and is a member of Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chap-ter where she serves on several com-mittees and is co-chair of the Health and Wellness committee. s Soror Eunique Jones Gibson, motivational speaker, photographer and Past National Second Vice Presi-dent, was honored on the BET Network’s “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” November 3, 2013. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit youth empower-ment and mentoring organization, continues to partner with BET Net-works in the worldwide broadcast of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! The event is a star-studded af-fair highlighting and honoring excep-tional women of color who represent positive role models in their commu-nities. The broadcast also serves as a platform for the seven year-old or-ganization to continue their mission to develop a strong sense of self-es-teem and self-worth in young women of color that will allow them to em-power themselves beyond their cir-cumstances; bring awareness to the ways women of color are portrayed in the media; and promote the arts to young women. Soror Jones was honored for her “Because of Them, We Can” cam-paign created to empower and excite young people about their history and their future in a “creative and yet re-latable way”- through photography. Using children as her muses and models, Soror Jones has captured the realized dreams of Black History icons such Harriet Tubman, Dr. Doro-thy Height, Ida B. Wells, Muhammad Ali and George Washington Carver, to name a few, with her lens. Originally, the campaign was only expected to run during the month of February, Black History Month, but internet fans from around the world relayed their need to see more of their his-tory s86 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. past Feb. 28. Soror Jones had no choice but to answer the call. “I began to think about all of the individuals, past and current, who have and/or continue to blaze new trails and pave the way for the future. Because of Them, We Can,” said So-ror Jones on her website. Soror Jones was initiated into Zeta Delta Chapter at Bowie State University in 2005. s Soror Arthenia L. Joyner received the Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate Award by The Law-yers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law. The commit-tee honored, Soror Joyner, a former president of the National Bar Asso-ciation, with the prestigious award on July 30, 2013 during a reception at the NBA’s 88th Annual Convention in Miami. Soror Joyner is a private practice attorney with Vanguard Attorneys, a personal injury law firm in Tampa, Fla. She was elected to the Florida State House of Representatives in 2000, followed by a successful run for the Florida State Senate in 2006. She was the first female African-American attorney in Hillsborough County and will soon become the first African- American woman leader of the Flor-ida Senate Democratic Caucus. Soror Joyner is well known as a champion for poor and disenfran-chised citizens and has established a reputation as a fearless, passionate, outspoken and effective legislator. She is also an advocate for interna-tional justice and human rights. She was a leader in the movement to end apartheid in South African and was jailed for protesting against apart-heid. Soror Joyner has consistently maintained an exceptional commit-ment to public service activities, in-cluding leadership roles in support of women’s rights, diversity and ac-cess to justice that include: serving as state director of Women in Gov-ernment; national vice president of National Organization of Elected Leg-islative Women; and as an advisory council member of the Women’s Leg-islative Network. She has received numerous awards, including: the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Black Caucus of State Legislatures; The President’s Award from Florida A&M University; and the Teamsters National Black Caucus Trailblazers Award. s Soror Paula Madi-son, an honorary member of Delta Sig-ma Theta Sorority, was appointed to the Board of Police Com-missioners by Mayor Eric Garcetti August 2013. She was immediately elected to the vice president post by her fellow Police Commissioners. Soror Madison is chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC, a division of Williams Group Holdings LLC, a Chicago-based in-vestment company wholly owned by her family. Madison Media Manage-ment LLC is a Los Angeles limited lia-bility company which invests primar-ily in emerging media, entertainment and communication businesses. Williams Group Holdings manages its significant investments in media (The Africa Channel), a sports fran-chise (WNBA’s Los Angeles team, The LA Sparks), various real estate, consumer, financial and trading busi-nesses. As chairman of The Los An-geles Sparks, she is also a member of the WNBA board of governors. In 2011, Soror Madison retired from NBC Universal, where she had been executive vice president of di-versity as well as a vice president of


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