Welcome to Women’s History Month. Given the theme “Valiant Women of the Vote” by the National Women’s History Project, this month will honor every woman who uses her tenacity and courage to stand up for what she believes at the polls and champions her community—like our 2020 Women on the Move honorees.
We exchange with these women every day: at work, at church, in our neighborhoods. We are in awe of their magnetic power and inspiring presence, and that’s why in this issue of ONYX Magazine, we celebrate the most influential black women in Florida; those who are making a positive impact every day!
Our Woman of the Year, Ms. Xernona Clayton, is known for trailblazing, knocking down walls and crashing through glass ceilings. As a civil rights activist, she led giant department stores to hire more black people. As a television personality, she was the first black woman in the South to host her own network talk show. And as an entertainment mogul, she created the Trumpet Awards to honor the outstanding accomplishments of black people. We are in awe of her success.
There are others following in her footsteps. Each of these honorees embody grace and strength in every walk of their lives—as mothers, sisters, wives, corporate executives, and community icons. It is befitting that we would recognize them during Women’s History Month.
There are more empowering stories in this issue of ONYX Magazine. Such as, why women should run for office; how to slow down and be intentional about eating; and what to do about a condition that hinders so many black women: uterine fibroids. We encourage you to peruse these pages and be inspired to share the stories with others.
As always, we are committed to bringing you stories and events that inform, inspire and entertain. We thank you for your years of support.