Posts in category "relationship"

An Open Letter to the Men Who Can’t Figure Out Why We Aren’t Dating?

An Open Letter to the Men Who Can’t Figure Out Why We Aren’t Dating?
Presently, I’m single and dating. To further clarify, I’m not in a committed relationship and I’m entertaining offers. I have a few gentlemen callers who are in my dating peripheral (which means we correspond occasionally, but I’m not taking them seriously) and for the life of them, they can’t figure out why we aren’t dating.... Read more »

Michelle Obama at the Oscars

Michelle Obama at the Oscars
I was pleasantly surprised when Michelle Obama popped up to present the Academy Award for Best Picture via satellite. I thought to myself: 1) finally something semi-exciting is happening and 2) what an efficient use of her time and my tax dollars. The job of the FLOTUS is to be an ambassador of good will... Read more »

Kanye West: Jerk or Genius?

Kanye West: Jerk or Genius?
This blog is inspired by a Facebook conversation I had after the Grammys. Warning: It’s a long one, but interesting if you can take the time to finish it all. After the Grammys, my local CBS station aired a piece called “Teachers Reflect on Kanye West’s Success“. Here’s some highlights from the story: “When he... Read more »
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WVON To Host Forum on Violence in Chicago

WVON To Host Forum on Violence in Chicago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2013 Contact:   Daveda Flute (773) 824-1177 (773) 247-6200 ext. 420                                                              WVON TO HOST FORUM ON VIOLENCE PLAGUING CHICAGO —-[Chicago, Illinois] WVON 1690AM, Chicago’s only Urban Talk station, is hosting a forum designed to examine solutions to the ongoing violence that is plaguing the city of Chicago.  This informative discussion will... Read more »

Epic Fail Tales: Bad Valentine Gifts

Epic Fail Tales: Bad Valentine Gifts
Oh, Valentine’s Day is almost here. A time for monetizing our affections with expensive gifts and nights on the town. It’s a ripe opportunity to commercialize love and debate its gift-giving abilities. It just wouldn’t be Valentine’s if we (read I) didn’t say, “I love you” and then criticize the hell out of my gift/experience.... Read more »

Remembering Our Loved Ones During the Holidays

Remembering Our Loved Ones During the Holidays
I met Dawj Sangster last year when I was a member of Six Brown Chicks. She is a Doctor of Motivation who has turned her life’s pain into purpose through her writing, motivational speaking, and serial philanthropy. Last night, Dawj hosted an “Ornament Hanging Memorial Service” to honor the lives of our loved ones lost.... Read more »
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Relationship Lessons from Geese

Relationship Lessons from Geese
I was at an event where Dan Hampton was the keynote speaker. He ended his talk with “Five Lessons from Geese” which he explained that he didn’t write, but it’s so powerful that he likes to share this story. I was so moved by his words that I googled “Lessons From Geese” and found that... Read more »

Regina Taylor's "Crowns" is a Celebration of Sisterhood

Regina Taylor's "Crowns" is a Celebration of Sisterhood
I grew up on 80th and Constance in Chicago’s Jeffrey Manor neighborhood. My maternal grandparents lived less than a mile away on 75th and Jeffrey. They owned the apartment building next door to this huge eyesore of a flower store. (The flower store is gone now, but if you ever saw it, you know the... Read more »

Red Shoes – My Meeting with Nikki Giovanni

Red Shoes – My Meeting with Nikki Giovanni
A couple weeks ago, I was bored on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. I checked my Twitter feed and saw that Nikki Giovanni was performing at the DuSable Museum. The performance had just started so I grabbed my purse and raced out the door. I adore Nikki Giovanni. I think I discovered her in high school.... Read more »
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How Do I Know If He’s Into Me?

How Do I Know If He’s Into Me?
Yesterday, in my blog, I reminded women to run from men who are just not into them. One comment I received was a request for a checklist for ladies to know when a man IS into them. The commenter thinks women need help determining that as well and are sometimes too quick to write good... Read more »