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An Evening of Wine, Food & Live Performance

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

12185288_995385443846174_496550613165715918_oWestchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Incorporated is looking forward to all Caucus members and their guests joining us in a celebratory launch of the 40th Anniversary of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Incorporated on Sunday, November 8th, at 4pm. This milestone celebration will be a soulful evening of jazz, delicious food and dynamic guests at a fabulous venue. Infusion is an American Tapas Music Lounge, located at 600 Fifth Avenue in the Village of Pelham. Ticket price is $85. Please call Roselyn Witter Co-Chair 914.588.3994 or Phyllis M. Shelton Co-Chair 646.201.6597. See flyer for further additional details.


Roof Top Party

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

11738102_865381503549367_1747758061441613281_nPlease join the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus – Yonkers Chapter Roof Top Party at Elements Foods & Spirit. Sunday, August 23, 2015, 4pm. Contribution: $35, includes 1 drink. After 1st drink $5 happy hour.


Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Inc. Mount Vernon Chapter “Champagne-Fish Fry”

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Mount Vernon 2015 Champagne - Fish Fry


Westchester Black Women’s Political Chapter Presents: Politics 101

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

WBWPC Yonkers Chapter 2015 Politics 101


Greater Peekskill Area Chapter Annual Spring Luncheon

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Peekskill Annual spring Luncheon


34th Annual Leadership Breakfast

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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Save the date – WBWPC Jazz At Villa Lewaro, The Estate of Madam C.J. Walker

WHEN: Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 4pm – 8pm.

For information contact Ronnie A. Cox, President, WBWPC (914) 522-3129.  THE TICKET DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014. ADVANCE TICKET SALES ONLY. NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR.




Held During 42nd Annual Legislative Conference of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators in Albany, NY
2013 Keynote Address Presented By: Joy Ann Reid, Managing Editor of and an On-Air Contributor on MSNBC. She is also a political columnist for The Miami Herald and editor of the political blog The Reid Report.


•Ÿ  Dr. Alice Green, Executive Director, Center for Law and Justice, Inc., Albany, NY

Ÿ•  Fitz Reid, President, Health Services Employees Local 768 of District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO

We will also proudly present the Alice C. Scott Award to one of our deserving members.

Jan 26 Host: Greenburgh
May 18 Host: Greater Peekskill Area
Jun 22 Host: Yonkers
Aug 24 Executive Board Meeting – Location TBD
* The host chapter will determine meeting location. Please email ( ) for details of any upcoming meeting or event.


Save the date – WBWPC Jazz At Villa Lewaro, The Estate of Madam C.J. Walker

Sunday, September 7th, 2014
WHEN: Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 4pm – 8pm.
For information contact Ronnie A. Cox, President, WBWPC (914) 522-3129. THE TICKET DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014. ADVANCE TICKET SALES ONLY. NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR.




Please Join Us – WBWPC Women’s History Month Gratitude Tea – Sat., Mar. 22nd at 3 PM

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Hi All–
Please join us and invite all you know to attend our Women’s History Month Celebration

A Gratitude Tea

on Saturday, March 22nd from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Kathleen’s Tea Room, 979 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566.

There’s a $ 10 door charge and you’re asked to spend a minimum of $ 10 on delicious tea and food.

WBWPC Women's History Mnth Gratitude Tea Invite

Please join us as we offer gratitude to one of our living legends…. 

Dr. Olivia J. Hooker, who is the first African-American woman to serve in active duty in the United States Coast Guard.  Dr. Hooker was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1915, and is a survivor of the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma Race Riots. She was 6 years old when an angry mob of white men charged into her house, robbed it, and torched her backyard and community. Dr. Hooker founded the Tulsa Race Riot Commission to seek justice and restitution for race riot survivors. Dr. Hooker and other survivors testified before Congress in 2007 to fight for reparations, but the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. To this day she speaks about the importance of education and rights for all before organizations and houses of worship throughout Westchester. President Obama, former president Clinton and the New York State Legislature have all honored her work.
Dr. Hooker is a graduate of Ohio State University. She taught third grade for seven years, before enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1945 during World War II. She battled the Navy over admittance. After being refused twice, she was finally admitted, but chose the Coast Guard instead. She earned a Master’s degree in Psychological Services from Colombia University’s Teachers College and she earned her doctorate from the University of Rochester where she was one of only two black female students. Her pioneering spirit and hard work helped other women and minorities gain access to higher education in future years. She served as a Director at New York’s Kennedy Child Study Center for 22 years. During this same period she also taught in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University. She retired from Fordham in 1985 as an Associate Professor.
Dr. Hooker also worked at the Fred S. Keller School for Behavior Analyses evaluating candidates for special schools and supervising school psychology interns. She retired a second time in 2002. She was a founder of the American Psychological Association’s Division 33, an organization of specialists who research and treat intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Hooker is widely respected in her field. She has delivered papers on child assessment at conferences in Rome, Bologna, Egypt and in many U.S. cities. During her 60 years as a White Plains resident, Dr. Hooker has received countless awards and recognition for her service to her community and country. Even at the age of 99 years old, Dr. Hooker is still a much sought after speaker and continues to inspire young and old alike.

Not only is this Gratitude Tea meant as a celebration of Dr. Hooker, but is an open house to introduce, expose and recruit women to our organization, hence the minimal charge… so please join us on March 22nd and forward this invite/announcement to as many as possible.
This Gratitude Tea is taking place at a future WBWPC Greater Peekskill Area Chapter member’s establishment so we have even greater reason to be supportive!
Looking forward to seeing you on March 22nd!


WBWPC Announces 33rd Annual Leadership Breakfast – Sun., Feb. 16, 2014 @ 7:30 AM, Albany, NY

Friday, January 17th, 2014
* * * * *  U P D A T E * * * * *
The Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Inc. proudly announces THE Honorable Andrea Stewart Cousins as their 33rd Annual Leadership Breakfast keynote speaker !
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You are cordially invited and we are looking forward to your attendance at our 33rd Annual Leadership Breakfast during the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators‘ 43rd Annual Legislative Conference at the Hilton Albany located at State and Lodge Streets, Albany, NY 12207.  This year we proudly announce our theme:  ‘1st Ladies – Breaking Barriers’ with our special honorees…
Letitia James
Hon. Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate
the first African American woman to be elected to citywide office in New York City
Charles, Carmen
Carmen Charles, President, Local 420, New York City Municipal Hospital Employees Union
The first African American woman president of Local 420
Porter, Cornelia
Cornelia P. Porter RN, FAAN, Associate, State University of New York at Albany, Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities
The first African American to be promoted to associate professor with tenure in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan in 1995

Tickets are $ 50

Click here for tickets.


or checks can be mailed to our address at…
P. O. Box 213, Elmsford, NY 10523


We promise to end in plenty of time for you to attend the 10 AM Conference Church service!


Email us at  for more information and/or with your RSVP.


The Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Inc is very excited and we look forward to seeing you on Feb. 16th!

Seasons Greetings from the WBWPC !

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Season’s Greetings

from the

Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Inc.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

We wish you peace and joy in the New Year

happy kwanzaa


WBWPC Yonkers Chapter Hosts Affordable Care Act Public Information Fair & Forum

Friday, January 17th, 2014

More than 100 Yonkers families flooded the Yonkers Riverfront Library in downtown Yonkers on Saturday, November 23rd to learn more about new health care options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare.

WBWPC Yonkers chapter hosted a free public information fair and community forum for residents and joined with local health access experts, health insurance providers and community groups to educate and enroll Yonkers families for health care in the new insurance marketplace.

Other experts and health care providers provided valuable information on important health care resources locally available for low-income and working families.  “The Caucus is proud to have partnered with these community based organizations that share our mission of expanding access to health care in Yonkers,” said Rosalyn Witter, WBWPC Yonkers Chapter President.

“This Information Fair and Forum created an opportunity for uninsured Yonkers families to access community resources and information that can help them understand their options during the open enrollment period.”

For more information or to sign-up for health insurance thru the Health Insurance Marketplace/Affordable Act please click here.

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WBWPC Mount Vernon Chapter’s Nichelle Johnson Receives 914 INC./Westchester Magazine 2013 Women In Business Award

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Our very own Nichelle A. Johnson, who is the City of Mount Vernon’s Corporation Counsel and Acting Chief of Staff was an awardee of 914INC’s 3rd Annual Women In Business Award during their luncheon on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, NY.  It was a salute to 16 of Westchester County’s most successful and influential female business leaders.  Click here for more information.

Johnson, Nichelle


WBWPC Announces Endorsements

Monday, November 4th, 2013

As the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus is a five-chapter, multi-partisan, political organization with chapters in Greenburgh, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill and Yonkers the organization made great efforts to be all-inclusive of all candidates from all parties.  The WBWPC contacted all County candidates since August for the candidates to participate in their October 19th candidate’s forum and to also submit questionnaires. Attributable to the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus’ mission to project and pursue causes or persons supportive of socio-economics the WBWPC endorses the following:  Click here for the details




WBWPC Accepting Candidates Questionnaires for 2013 County Elections in Advance of Candidates Debate/Forum on Oct. 19, 2013

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

With primary season now over, the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Inc. announced it is accepting questionnaires for candidate endorsements.

The Caucus is accepting questionnaires for both judicial positions and Westchester County Executive, Legislators and Clerk (available below and in fillable/pdf format via email at in advance of their Candidates Forum on October 19, 2013 at 11 AM.

Candidate Questionnaire (Westchester County Executive, Legislator and Clerk Candidates)

Judicial Candidate Questionnaire

The event will be held in the auditorium of the Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701 and candidates for County Executive, Legislators and Clerk have all been invited.

The Caucus has a tight schedule and plans to announce their endorsements immediately following the event. “This is a crucial election year for our county and we have followed the primaries and intend to vigorously review each candidate making our endorsements of those who best align with our mission,” said Caucus President, Jewel Williams.

The WBWPC is proud to have the following like-minded women organizations within Westchester County as co-sponsors of the event (select an organization to read more) :

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Nu Omega Chapter

Aquehung Women’s Democratic Club of Yonkers, NY

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Westchester Alumnae Chapter

Sister to Sister International (STSI), INC.

The Westchester County Press

Westchester Women’s Agenda

The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester

YWCA Yonkers

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Gamma Xi Zeta Chapter

All candidates are encouraged to complete the questionnaire and submit it to immediately.

The Candidates Debate/Forum is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend and become better informed about those seeking office to represent the citizens of Westchester County.

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WBWPC Annual Autumn Cocktails & Jazz Event – Sun., Oct. 6, 2013, 6 to 10 PM

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Inc. held their Annual Autumn Cocktails & Jazz Affair on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Mansion on Broadway located at 139 North Broadway, White Plains, NY.  With 200+ attendees all, including our elected officials truly had a fun time and truly enjoed…

  • Live Jazz Entertainment by SAGE, the all-women’s jazz, blues and contemporary ensemble &
  • Delicious Hors d’oeuvres, Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks+ Cash Bar

We saluted our honorees…

‘Ladies of Distinction’



Sylvia B. Hamer 

Chief Diversity Officer, New York Power Authority



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Zenaida Mendez 

President, National Organization for Women-NYS



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Next Membership Meeting: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The next membership meeting of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Inc. will be held on Saturday, September 28th at 11:30 AM at the Greenburgh Town Hall located at 177 Hillside Avenue, White Plains (Greenburgh), NY 10607.  Please arrive early… this will be an hour long meeting with very lite refreshments and tons to discuss.

All are welcome!

We look forward to either meeting you for the first time or catching up since the last time!


Greenburgh Chapter Invites You To Their Annual One Day Lobster Fest Bus Trip XIV on October 12, 2013

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The Greenburgh Chapter of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Inc invites you to their Annual One Day Lobster Fest Bus Trip XIV on October 12, 2013.  The bus will leave at 7:00 AM SHARP from Crossroads Shopping Center (K-MART) on Route 119/Tarrytown Road in Greenbrugh and return at approximately 10:30 PM.

A l l I n c l u s i v e P r i c e O n l y : $ 1 6 5 . 0 0    ( $ 1 8 0 . 0 0  i f  n o t p a i d  i n   f u l l  b y  Sept 6 t h )

One Day Trip Package Includes :

  • Round Trip Transportation via Deluxe Motor Coach
  • Fall Travel through Scenic New England
  • Country Breakfast Buffet
  • Shopping at “Clinton Crossings Premium Outlet”
  • Four (4) hours of Gambling at “Mohegan Sun Casino”
  • “ALL YOU CAN EAT” Lobster Feast at Nordic Lodge, R.I.

Eleanor Smith (914) 949-3582     Mary Jackson (914) 428-9030     Amanda Haynes (914) 473 5549

50% Deposit due on or before July 4th

Flyer-_ONE__DAY_Lobster_Feast_2013_Final_Balance due on or before September 6th

Note: All Payments Are Non-Refundable


Mount Vernon Chapter Invites You to Their Annual Champagne Fish Fry on July 14, 2013

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The Mount Vernon Chapter of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Inc. invites you to their Annual Champagne Fish Fry on Sunday, July 14, 2013.   Join the Mount Vernon Chapter in the garden for an  event  full of fun, good food and beverages and tons of networking with local politicians and candidates.

Location:  70 Lorraine Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 1550

$ 55 per person

RSVP A Must by July 9th

All are welcome!




WBWPC To Hold Public Leadership Education Forum on May 18, 2013 at 12 noon

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

WBWPC Public Leadership Education Forum

  • Have you ever thought of running for political office & representing your community?
  • Are you considering entering the political fray?
  • Do you have political ambitions, but don’t know where to start?
  • Have you ever wondered exactly what it takes to get your name on the ballot?

Join us for our

Public Leadership Education Forum
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 12 noon
at the
Greenburgh Town Hall
177 Hillside Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607

~ Refreshments will be served. ~

Invited Panelists…
Hon. Kathie Davidson, Supervising Judge, Family Courts, 9th Judicial District, Westchester County & Acting Supreme Court Justice
Hon. Alfreda Williams, County Legislator, 8th District, Westchester County Board of Legislators
Hon. Ken Jones, Town Councilperson, Town of Greenburgh
Hon. Karen Watts, City Councilperson, City of Mount Vernon
Hon. Lisa Aspinall-Kellawon, Member, Board of Education, City of Peekskill
Hon. Lisa Copeland, Candidate, County Clerk, Westchester County; former City Clerk, City of Mount Vernon
Hon. Symra Brandon, Chair, Democratic Committee, City of Yonkers; former City Councilperson, City of Yonkers
Hon. Pearl C. Quarles, Former County Legislator, Westchester County Board of Legislators


Risley Place Named in honor of former WBWPC Member, Rhoda C. Quash, The First African-American Woman Elected to the New Rochelle City Council

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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Risley Place received a secondary naming as “R.C. Quash Place” in honor of the late Honorable Rhoda C. Quash, former City Councilwoman.  The ceremony was held April 18 at the intersection of Risley Place and French Ridge..

Ms. Quash was the first African-American woman elected to the New Rochelle City Council and served for six years representing Council District 3(1993-1999). She was a 30-year resident of the City and lived at Risley Place for over 20 years until her passing in May, 1999.

Ms. Quash was active in community affairs. She served as the president of the French Ridge Neighborhood Association, Superintendent of the Sunday School at St. Catherine Methodist Church, and as a member or officer of a number of distinguished organizations including the United Way, Boys and Girls Clubs of New Rochelle, Coalition of Mutual Respect. At the time of her passing she was the director of Government Affairs at Sound Shore Medical Center. Her concern for youth was extraordinary, spearheading a number of initiatives including the creation of Network Youth Leadership summer jobs program and the renovation of Lincoln Park, among others.