Commentator & Journalist
Mildred Antenor is a commentator and journalist. She calls upon her life experiences of breaking down economic and racial barriers as a 1st generation Haitian-American woman to inspire others to confront life’s challenges. Ms. Antenor often discusses how she overcame obstacles while pursuing her aspirations and growing up in a single parent family and living in a drug-polluted neighborhood. Mildred has appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor”, Fox 5’s “Good Day Street Talk”, a public affairs program concentrating on today’s hot topics and CW-11 Morning News to name a few. Mildred is frequently asked to give opinions and new perspectives on hard-hitting issues by news broadcasters. You can also listen to her on WBGO 88.3 FM radio where her commentaries focus on women’s issues. Some topics that she has discussed in the past include: women and their attitudes towards hair, redefining female beauty standards, and how young girls need fathers who are emotionally present to help nurture their development.
Throughout her journalism career, Mildred has written, edited, and developed stories for publications, including: The New York Times, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Village Voice and many more. She has interviewed well over 800 people including former New Jersey governor, Christine Todd Whitman, news anchor Carol Martin and actor Raul Julia.
Ms. Antenor also served as a co-creator and co-host on WLIB a weekly radio call-in talk show entitled L’Ecole Sans Mur (School Without Walls). This program focused on public activists including political, economic and social issues facing Haitian immigrants in the community.
Additionally, Mildred is a professor who teaches women’s studies. She is known for her ability to connect with her students and for generating thought-provoking substantive discussions in her classroom. Her students applaud her for teaching them the skill of thinking outside of the box.
Mildred is a graduate of St. John’s University and has a master’s in liberal studies from Rutgers University. She holds memberships with New York Women in Communications and the MATRIX Awards Development Committee. This group focuses on fundraising for the MATRIX Awards annual luncheon, which is now in its 40th year. The MATRIX Awards honors women who have made noteworthy contributions in the communications industry including: Katie Couric, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters and Toni Moorison.
Ms. Antenor is also a board member and mentor with the Sandra and Glenn D. Cunningham Foundation. This organization mentors and awards scholarships to college students who are financially challenged and need close guidance throughout their college careers. Mildred is fluent in French and Haitian Creole. She loves a good joke, shopping on Madison Avenue in New York City, stimulating conversation and reading inspirational biographies. She also has a fascinating historical background; she is a descendant of a cousin who was lost at sea on The Titanic. Her ancestral cousin, Joseph Laroche and his family were the only Haitian passengers on The Titanic.