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Single Moms Like Wendy Williams Are Supportive of Each Other

Updated on December 18, 2020
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Single Moms Empowering Single Moms

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Crystal Edwards was a single mom who took the initiative to empower other single moms through her non-profit group “Empowering Women & Fight Stereotypes.Crystal Edwards works hard within her community to empower other single moms throughout Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey.Black single moms are fighting the stereotypes of such things as government assistance to take care of their children.News. Correspondent Meg Oliver did a powerful interview on single mothers who are struggling to break certain stereotypes.Black single mothers along with their children meet at Crystal Edwards school to receive help for employment and other items donated by Walmart.Shannell is one of the recipients for Crystal Edwards’ Empower Women & Fight Stereotypes program.Crystal Edwards stands tall as she with her new program.Crystal is photographed with her new husband.
Crystal Edwards was a single mom who took the initiative to empower other single moms through her non-profit group “Empowering Women & Fight Stereotypes.
Crystal Edwards was a single mom who took the initiative to empower other single moms through her non-profit group “Empowering Women & Fight Stereotypes. | Source
Crystal Edwards works hard within her community to empower other single moms throughout Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey.
Crystal Edwards works hard within her community to empower other single moms throughout Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey. | Source
Black single moms are fighting the stereotypes of such things as government assistance to take care of their children.
Black single moms are fighting the stereotypes of such things as government assistance to take care of their children. | Source
News. Correspondent Meg Oliver did a powerful interview on single mothers who are struggling to break certain stereotypes.
News. Correspondent Meg Oliver did a powerful interview on single mothers who are struggling to break certain stereotypes. | Source
Black single mothers along with their children meet at Crystal Edwards school to receive help for employment and other items donated by Walmart.
Black single mothers along with their children meet at Crystal Edwards school to receive help for employment and other items donated by Walmart. | Source
Shannell is one of the recipients for Crystal Edwards’ Empower Women & Fight Stereotypes program.
Shannell is one of the recipients for Crystal Edwards’ Empower Women & Fight Stereotypes program. | Source
Crystal Edwards stands tall as she with her new program.
Crystal Edwards stands tall as she with her new program. | Source
Crystal is photographed with her new husband.
Crystal is photographed with her new husband. | Source

Single Moms Supporting Each Other and Staying Strong

The total admiration that is shared universally for single moms was revealed in a segment featured on #CBS This Morning entitled Supporting Single Moms, Non Profit Group Helps Empower Women & Fight Sterotypes. Anchorwoman Gayle King lead the story by explaining, “This morning we want to tell you about a remarkable non-profit group with a mission to help lift up #single mothers and breakdown negative stereotypes. The woman behind this group is using her own experience to help empower hundreds of single black mothers. Meg Oliver has her story.”

News Correspondent Meg Oliver presented this interesting experience as follows: “Once a month Crystal Edwards a Philadelphia Elementary school principal rents a U-Haul truck and pulls up to this #Walmart. Her mission to give back to single moms. Through partnership the store donates pallets of items from heaters, microwaves to Barbie Dream Houses.“ Crystal laughs as she loaded the toy in her van, ”Listen a Barbie Dream House. I never had one. My mother couldn’t afford that.” Yet, she was able to give this toy away to some underprivileged girl whose mother could not afford it as well. Meg continued as she explained how this source of giving evolve, “Right after you became a single mom, after your divorce someone made a comment to you. What did they say?” Crystal with a little disgust and dismay said, “l was in the store and someone said, ‘There’s another one. These children with no fathers.’ And l’m thinking to myself wow, you don’t even know my story.“

Meg continued the interview by asking, “Do you believe there’s a preception that black women are the face of single moms?” Without hesitation Crystal said, “Absolutely do. Biases and prejudices that did not reflect the hardwork. The lack of access. The overwhelming sense of l’m doing this work by myself.” Meg Oliver then revealed, “The non-profit Empowering Single Moms, lnc was born.” Crystal admitted what her focus was for this labor of love by explaining, “We’re really focused on getting women off of any type of government assistance. We do an assessment. Where are you today and where are you trying to get to? And we partner in that work to make sure those women are about to reach those goals.“ Meg included the point that, “Her distributions take place across Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.” Crystal decribes the distribution process that they must, “take a number and they’re gonna be here till everything is gone. Please get in line.” Single mothers gather by the dozens regardless of weather conditions for these donations and Crystal‘s loving support.





Single Moms Receiving Loving Support

Shannelle O’Addams desperately need help and Crystal Edward’s non-profit group helps “Empower Women and Fight Stereotypes of single black mothers. Shannelle got a job which helped her get off of public assistance.
Shannelle O’Addams desperately need help and Crystal Edward’s non-profit group helps “Empower Women and Fight Stereotypes of single black mothers. Shannelle got a job which helped her get off of public assistance. | Source

What Is the Purpose of this Non-Profit Group That Empower Single Moms?

During the interview by News Correspondent Meg Oliver of CBS This Morning news she revealed how and what Crystal Edwards’s non-profit group accomplishes. “They advertise on social media and church bulletins and through word of mouth. On this day dozens end up in the cold outside her elementary school in #Philadelphia. She keeps a data base of names and if they are willing to work, offers a networking program with resources. Helping single moms achieve education, housing assistance and employment.”

Meg spoke to a single mom name Shannelle who found the group to be very helpful in every aspect of her life. When asked by Oliver, “When you met Crystal what did you need?“ Shannelle laughed and responded, ‘I don’t think the question is what did l need? It’s more what didn’t l need?‘ Thirty-three year old Shannelle O’Addams needed a job with hours that matched her daughter’s school day. With Shannelle‘s professional background in mental health, Crystal was able to get her a job as a Classroom Assistant at her school.” This enabled Shannelle to get off of public assistance as well. Meg continued, “Crystal has helped more than 400 women. Her dream is to raise enough money for a van for pickups and a small building to offer workshops and face to face counseling.”

With overwhelming excitement Crystal admitted, ”This is life changing work. This is transformational work. This is the servant work. I wash the feet of the community and l tell people that all the time. This is not glitz and glamor. This is building people up.” Meg agreed by mentioning, “ Building people up to be their best. She has the best energy now. At this one event more than 100 single moms receive the much needed household items... Crystal is in the process of following up with each of them to see how she can help them in other aspects of their lives.“

News Anchorwoman #Gayle King of CBS This Morning agreed regarding the positive work Crystal Edwards is accomplishing, “l love everything about Crystal Edwards including hef glasses. I made note of that. I like what Meg said about her energy. Just the fact that somebody would say something so disparaging about you and know nothing about you, just sort of set her on another path...”

Tony Dokoupil of the same news program completely agreed as well. “What l will say about fathers though, Crystal is right we don’t know her story. We don’t know any of the stories of the women in those lines. We do know that there is a father somewhere behind that child. And if there not helping out like they should, maybe they‘ll see this piece and see they can do more. That’s a reminder as well.”

Taking charge and having interest in the people within our communities is vital especially during these critical times. We should never just isolate ourselves so that we can just think about ourselves. Following the example of #Jesus Christ by helping others makes us happy. The scripture at Matthew 5:7,8 proves that point. “Happy are the merciful, since they will be shown mercy. Happy are the pure in heart, since they will see God.” (New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures) Good job Crystal Edwards. Continue to wash the feet of your neighbors just as Jesus Christ did while on earth. He learned this powerful source of love, mercy and kindness from his Heavenly Father Jehovah who taught his son well.

Photos of our visit to the Wendy Williams television show

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A poster that is displayed of Wendy, as you enter her studioThe Wiz Live, on Thursday, December 3rd, at 8pm. Check out your television listing for which channel it will appear.Wendy with various celebrities such as Joy, of the View television show.A photo of the sign displayed in the studio for Wendy's showJodi and Bryan Carr, were visiting from Charlotte, North Carolina to see the show as well.My daughters, Wanisha & Jaleesa and my twin sister Paulette outside the Wendy's studio.A poster that is displayed outside of Wendy's studio of a popular television host.My daughters display their tickets for entrance into Wendy's show.Photo time with Wendy after taping of her show.
A poster that is displayed of Wendy, as you enter her studio
A poster that is displayed of Wendy, as you enter her studio
The Wiz Live, on Thursday, December 3rd, at 8pm. Check out your television listing for which channel it will appear.
The Wiz Live, on Thursday, December 3rd, at 8pm. Check out your television listing for which channel it will appear.
Wendy with various celebrities such as Joy, of the View television show.
Wendy with various celebrities such as Joy, of the View television show.
A photo of the sign displayed in the studio for Wendy's show
A photo of the sign displayed in the studio for Wendy's show
Jodi and Bryan Carr, were visiting from Charlotte, North Carolina to see the show as well.
Jodi and Bryan Carr, were visiting from Charlotte, North Carolina to see the show as well.
My daughters, Wanisha & Jaleesa and my twin sister Paulette outside the Wendy's studio.
My daughters, Wanisha & Jaleesa and my twin sister Paulette outside the Wendy's studio.
A poster that is displayed outside of Wendy's studio of a popular television host.
A poster that is displayed outside of Wendy's studio of a popular television host.
My daughters display their tickets for entrance into Wendy's show.
My daughters display their tickets for entrance into Wendy's show.
Photo time with Wendy after taping of her show.
Photo time with Wendy after taping of her show.

Wendy, Lays it on the Line

A single, newly divorced mom such as #Wendy Williams continues to stay strong. When we previously attended her television show before the pandemic, Wendy walked out with a lush orange dress that appropriately nestled her statuesque form. She wore black stockings with black stilettos. The audience was inspired to applaud frantically, once they were described as Wendy's co-hosts. The famous lines were asked, "How You Doing?" It was time to get down to the business of sharing celebrity news. Wendy, started the statement "It's time for . . ." Her co-host completed the statement as they said in unison "Hot topics." Wendy, casually took a seat as the audience continued yell and hoot.

Wendy, started her Hot Topics with a discussion of, "So, Charlie Sheen is plotting his next career move. I don't like it. Only because what else can he say that we already can't assume or haven't read in Life and Style Magazine or #The Enquirer." She went on to express how Charlie's business had already been shared throughout Times Square. Wendy, suddenly changed her mind and explained how she would like to read certain things such as when #Kelly Preston, dated Charlie Sheen, although she was married to John Travolta, although Kelly recently passed. Wendy also said she would like to read about the feud Charlie, had with the television production of Two and A Half Men. "In conclusion, it is not a book I care to read." Wendy explained that books can be expensive. She felt you could read his story for less in #People Magazine or just wait to see it on her television show for free.

During Wendy's hot topics discussion, she also talked about celebrities such as #Amy Schumer, who attempted to deal with weight issues. Wendy, briefly showed a clip and talked about how Vivica Fox, joined the cast of Empire television show. Rosie O'Donnell, also appeared as a special guest on this television series. Robert Pattison, and his future wife was also mentioned although she had very little interest in the development of their relationship. Additional hot topics were continued by Wendy Williams.

Wendy, talked about Charlie Sheen during Hot Topics.

Charlie Sheen, plans to write a tell all book. Wendy, disagrees. Sheen, recently confessed that he was HIV positive.
Charlie Sheen, plans to write a tell all book. Wendy, disagrees. Sheen, recently confessed that he was HIV positive.

The Wiz Live was on NBC. Wendy Interviewed Members of the Cast

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The Wiz Live! Will appear on NBC, Thursday at 8pmNe-Yo, plays the Tin ManElijah Kelley, is featured as the ScarecrowDavid Alan Grier, portrays the Cowardly Lion.Shaunice Williams, plays Dorothy in The Wiz Live.
The Wiz Live! Will appear on NBC, Thursday at 8pm
The Wiz Live! Will appear on NBC, Thursday at 8pm
Ne-Yo, plays the Tin Man
Ne-Yo, plays the Tin Man | Source
Elijah Kelley, is featured as the Scarecrow
Elijah Kelley, is featured as the Scarecrow | Source
David Alan Grier, portrays the Cowardly Lion.
David Alan Grier, portrays the Cowardly Lion. | Source
Shaunice Williams, plays Dorothy in The Wiz Live.
Shaunice Williams, plays Dorothy in The Wiz Live.

Wendy, Interviewed Members of “The Wiz Live”

The Wiz Live, cast members appeared previously on NBC, Thursday, December 3rd, at 8:00 pm. The song, #Ease On Down the Road played as David Alan Grier, who played the Cowardly Lion, Ne-Yo, who portrayed the Tin Man, Elijah Kelley, played the Scarecrow arrived in the studio. Shanice Williams, "no relations to Wendy" portrayed the role of Dorothy. Other celebrities that were a part of this venture was, Stephanie Mills, who played Aunt Em, Queen Latifah, portrayed the powerful Wiz, #Mary J. Blige, played Evilene, Common, portrayed the Bouncer, Uzo Aduba, plays Glinda and Amber Riley, portrayed, Addaperle.

David Alan Grier, immediately announced to family and friends, "There are no tickets available because its live on tv." Elijah Kelley explained that, "This is the 40th anniversary and we get to play homage." Ne-Yo, was questioned about his future wedding plans although he was discreet and admitted, "We're doing it in LA and we are keeping it small with family and friends." He went on the explain how The Wiz Live, "is a blend of the Broadway musical and the movie." Wendy talked to Grier about being a long time thespian but wondered if he was nervous because the production is live. Wendy stated, "Its going to be live so anybody messes up we see it." David Alan, expressed how he wasn't really that nervous because, "I've been in the game long enough." Viewers that are interested, had to view this history making event for themselves.

Carla Hall, Cooked Up Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes With Wendy

Carla Hall, of The Chew served as chef as she prepared various vegan and vegetarian dishes with Wendy.
Carla Hall, of The Chew served as chef as she prepared various vegan and vegetarian dishes with Wendy. | Source

Carla Hall, Prepared Creamed Kale and Cornbread

Carla Hall, of The Chew is one of the most renown chefs in the food network industry. She appeared a little stupefied to hear that Wendy, was a vegan. "I can't believe you're vegan. Sista girl is vegan. Wendy then went on to explain, "You no what, with modified salmon and gmo's and rotten chicken and bad steak, I'm glad I am." Carla, was thrilled to announce that her restaurant would finally open. Wendy, enjoyed the dishes of creamed kale and cornbread. For more information on the recipes or for free tickets, go to www.wendyshow.com

The conclusion of our visit to the Wendy Show

Wendy's show was an experience. My daughter received the tickets because Wendy's audience is basically young women, who demonstrate an interest in celebrity news. It was refreshing to spend time with my daughters and sister. We also had the privilege to meet such pleasant individuals as Jody and Bryan Carr, from Charlotte, North Carolina. Wendy, surveys her audience not only through a questionnaire for those who want to participate in the "Ask Wendy" segment. She gave a small fan to one lady in her "Eye Candy" segment. Wendy, also took the time to complement a silver headband that I wore. She really is compelled to walk in the midst of her audience and co-hosts as much as possible.

At the end of the day we also got the opportunity to eat a delicious meal at Charlie Brown's Restaurant. The evening was completed with juicy prime rib, Long Island iced teas, French onion soup and mixed vegetables. It turned out to be an interesting trip to New York as well as an inspirational day that I got to spend with my family.

We Had A Delicious Meal After the Wendy Show at Charlie Brown's Restaurant

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There was a delicious prime rib special with au juice and mixed vegetables, A top shelf Long Island Iced tea complemented the meal since I wasn't the driver back from NY.French onion soup was served as an appetizer before dinner.My sister, Paulette had a horseradish covered prime rib with au juice and macaroni & cheese.My daughter opted for a variety of chip with salsa and dips. We shared our prime rib with her.A photo of Wanisha that was displayed during Wendy's show. The more audience members react the better a chance you have to be on television as her co-hosts,
There was a delicious prime rib special with au juice and mixed vegetables,
There was a delicious prime rib special with au juice and mixed vegetables,
A top shelf Long Island Iced tea complemented the meal since I wasn't the driver back from NY.
A top shelf Long Island Iced tea complemented the meal since I wasn't the driver back from NY.
French onion soup was served as an appetizer before dinner.
French onion soup was served as an appetizer before dinner.
My sister, Paulette had a horseradish covered prime rib with au juice and macaroni & cheese.
My sister, Paulette had a horseradish covered prime rib with au juice and macaroni & cheese.
My daughter opted for a variety of chip with salsa and dips. We shared our prime rib with her.
My daughter opted for a variety of chip with salsa and dips. We shared our prime rib with her.
A photo of Wanisha that was displayed during Wendy's show. The more audience members react the better a chance you have to be on television as her co-hosts,
A photo of Wanisha that was displayed during Wendy's show. The more audience members react the better a chance you have to be on television as her co-hosts,

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2015 Claudette Coleman Carter

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