This episode takes a closer look at the wide-ranging effects that biased systems can have on Black and Brown mothers, including access to education, employment, and healthcare.
Rev. Dr. Portia W. Rochelle
Immediate Past President, Raleigh-Apex NAACP
A native of Fuquay-Varina, NC, was educated in the public schools of Wake County. She received an Associate Applied Science Degree in Legal Secretarial Science in 1972 (Wake Technical Institute); Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies in 1999 (Shaw University); and Master of Divinity Degree Shaw University Divinity School in 2002. She earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Drew University in 2012.
Community service: Dr. Rochelle has committed to serving others. She has volunteered in various school, and community organizations as Cub Scout den leader; Mentor/Tutor in Enloe High and Conn Elementary Schools; and Board of Directors-Women In Ministry Support Group (WIMS) (2005).
She is founding Pastor of Word For Transformation Church. She avidly advocates for civil rights. She served as President of the Raleigh-Apex NAACP Branch for 10 years.