For Singles: 6 Things to Know about Those Perfect Social Media Couples

For Singles: 6 Things to Know about Those Perfect Social Media Couples
By Devin Miller Hey single one, do you feel slighted by the mini #jayandbeys of the world? Have your friends been punishing your pupils with their “couple goals” hashtags and matching outfits? Does it feel that everyone is boo’ed up but you? Well lean in, my single friends: I have some vital information that I... Read more »

Book Excerpt: A Comeaux's Peace In Pieces

Book Excerpt: A Comeaux's Peace In Pieces
By A Comeaux He watched me cry for 159 days straight. Many of those were from my bed, in the car, at church or leaving his school and sometimes as he was talking to me about his day. I stopped counting the days because I couldn’t hide anymore. I wore my tears in the grocery... Read more »

A Man Speaks: 5 Signs That He's Wasting Your Time

A Man Speaks: 5 Signs That He's Wasting Your Time
Editor’s Note:  I asked my friend Charles to share how men decide when to settle down; these are his words. –Zondra Hughes 5 Signs That He’s Wasting Your Time By Charles Dixon III There are at least three types of men out here who may cross your path while dating: The Ready Man, (he knows... Read more »
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One-Minute Review: Disney’s The Lion King

One-Minute Review: Disney’s The Lion King
By Zondra Hughes This isn’t your childhood Lion King movie. And then again, it is. You know the story and the addictive musical score and thus Disney’s The Lion King (2019) is chockful of spoilers: Mufasa must die. Scar is more snake than lion. The young king Simba will lose his way, lose touch with... Read more »

Your Boyfriend is NOT Your Babysitter; Watch Your Own Kids

Your Boyfriend is NOT Your Babysitter; Watch Your Own Kids
By Zondra Hughes Maleah Davis, a precious 4-year-old child, deserved to grow up. Yet, time and time again her safety was put at risk. It’s hard to empathize with Maleah’s grieving mother, Brittany Bowens, when the Maleah updates spread across news sites like an infection, each new detail more painful than the last. But context... Read more »

Interview: Meagan Good & Deon Taylor of 'The Intruder'

Interview: Meagan Good & Deon Taylor of 'The Intruder'
By Cabryl Breotti The room was absolutely bright. A small cadre of press convened to interview The Intruder’s star Megan Good and writer/director Deon Taylor in an undisclosed location in Chicago. With a slight overcast of a peeking sun, Good’s flawless smile sparkled as she greeted us with a warm hello and a genuine handshake.... Read more »
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Dr. Carletha Hughes: 6 Outdoor Safety Tips for Children

Dr. Carletha Hughes: 6 Outdoor Safety Tips for Children
Children love the great outdoors–and who can blame them? There’s something special about the trees, flowers, and all the beautiful colors that tickle their senses. A bonus safety tip: Before you venture outdoors, however, consult your child’s pediatrician for an updated action plan to keep asthma and/or any existing environmental allergies in check. Here are... Read more »

Film Review: The Intruder

Film Review: The Intruder
By Cabryl Breotti Imagine this:       Your dream home nestled beautifully on a quaint piece of land in Napa Valley. Picturesque scenery, lovely wilderness with fresh air…and an absolutely certified lunatic in the background.       The gorgeous Michael Ealy, beautiful Meagan Good and Hollywood legendary actor Dennis Quaid.      ... Read more »

Black Men Speak: 9 Ways to Become a Better Lover, Friend & Life Partner to Black Women

Black Men Speak: 9 Ways to Become a Better Lover, Friend & Life Partner to Black Women
By Zondra Hughes; photos, Cabryl Breotti and Zondra Hughes “Look at that box of chocolates,” a woman coos as she enters the room. In her sights was an assortment of 9 distinguished, attractive, Black men, holding court during the 8th Annual Six Brown Chicks’ relationship panel, Wives, Girlfriends and Sidechicks Ask Black Men, WTF Do... Read more »
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Black Women's Expo: Black Men Speak & Explorgasm!

Black Women's Expo: Black Men Speak & Explorgasm!
This year, at the 25th Anniversary of the Black Women’s Expo, we’re thrilled to bring two seminars for women! The Black Women’s Expo takes place at McCormick Place North Building – Hall C1, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616, from Friday, April 12th-Sunday April 14th. ALL SEMINARS ARE FREE with your paid Black Women’s... Read more »