Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee is a space for Black Women to access Mind-Body-Spirit-Financial Wellness.

Morning Coffee

Launched in May 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and in response to community need for social connection and access to accurate health and safety information, Morning Coffee is a semi-weekly virtual live cast curated for Black women and community. Through Morning Coffee, we connect, share and learn in a safe, energizing space on the issues that most impact our lives spanning a range of topics. Guests are invited to join us as we center ourselves and our collective power to be healthy, whole, informed, and resilient.


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Morning Coffee: Black Women Healing As We Lead Part 2

Morning Coffee: Black Women Healing As We Lead Part II with special guests Morathi Adams, Co-Executive Director of Freedom Inc., and Brandi Grayson, CEO & President of Urban Triage.

Morning Coffee: Confronting Violence In Our Community - Roots, Solutions, and Actions, Part 2

Kaleem Caire, Founder & CEO, One City Schools

Mattie Reese, Community Leader, Activist, and Owner, The Drip

Roderick “Rudy” Bankston, Founder & CEO, I Am We Coaching & Mentoring

Morning Coffee: Confronting Violence In Our Community - Roots, Solutions, and Actions, Part 1

We discuss recent gun violence in our city and what it will take to stop it. We will be joined by special guests the Reverend and Honorable Everett Mitchell, Dane County Circuit Court Judge and Pastor of Christ the Solid Rock Church; Aurielle Smith, Director of Policy, Planning & Evaluation with Public Health Madison & Dane County, and April Kigeya, local Activist, Non-profit Leader and Parent.

Morning Coffee: Know the Candidates for Wisconsin State Senate

Welcome to Morning Coffee featuring, Wisconsin State Senate Seat 26 Candidates Amani Latimer Burris aka Amani For Wisconsin, and Nada Elmikashfi aka Nada for Wisconsin. Get to know their platforms and positions on key issues and to ask questions as the Nov 3rd election draws closer. This is Part 1 of a series of candidate talks.

****The FFBWW does not endorse or advocate on behalf of candidates, but we do act as a convener so that Black Women and families can learn about and ask questions about who is. driving policies that impact Black Women and families.

Morning Coffee: Race, Education, & the Future of Our Youth

With our special guests!

Nichelle Nichols, Ali Muldrow, Percy Brown Jr

Morning Coffee: Black Women, Black Girls, & Securing Our Freedom in a New World

Our special guest Lilada Gee, artist, healer, author, speaker and founder of non-profit organization Defending Black Girl (DBG) and the Defending Black Girlhood Podcast. Find out more about Lilada's work at

Morning Coffee: The Evolution of #WellBlackWomen

Speaking with Black women about the roots of our work and why our commitment to EMPOWER A GENERATION OF WELL BLACK WOMEN is more important than ever!

Morning Coffee: Surviving Covid-19, An Urgent Update

A crucial conversation and community update on the COVID-19 crisis. We will hear from survivor Tina Jones Savadogo as she shares her story of resilience in overcoming the virus. Public Health Madison & Dane County Director Janel Heinrich will offer insights and critical updates on safety and new developments as re-opening plans are modified in response to rising cases.