Shemeka Michelle: "Instead of Communicating With Me, He Started A Relationship Outside of our Marriage"

Shemeka Michelle: "Instead of Communicating With Me, He Started A Relationship Outside of our Marriage"
Hot off the presses! Our Shemeka Michelle is laying it all out in her new book, Keep It Naked: A Naked Girlz Guide to Live Life Authentically. Here’s an excerpt. Excerpt from Chapter 6 “RELATIONSHIPS” Communication is extremely important in relationships. Sadly, many people lay beside each other every night but still fail to communicate.... Read more »

Music Business: The 9 Rules for Indie Artists

Music Business: The 9 Rules for Indie Artists
By Kym B. So I’m scrolling through social media and came across an indie artist’s live video. In the video, the artist discusses how his focus for 2017 would be to learn the “skill of writing a proper press release.” I immediately liked the status and decided to delve deeper into the Independent Artist movement.... Read more »

When You Meet Mr. Right but He’s Not Right for You!

When You Meet Mr. Right but He’s Not Right for You!
By A Comeaux “Alright sis! I see you all vegan/yoga/zen lifestyle look good on you girl, now tell me about this man you got… Wedding bells?” Guilt is as instant as the façade of a smile you’ve mastered. For Black women, this is today’s real nightmare: When You Meet Mr. Right but He’s Not Right for... Read more »
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How to Make HER Have an Affair

How to Make HER Have an Affair
by Gina B. This one is for the men. It’s a cautionary article, because it appears that some of you don’t quite understand.  Or maybe it’s that you don’t care.  Either way, as you know, men and women are wired quite differently.   Some of you espouse the theory that, unlike women, men are not programmed... Read more »

Relana's Story: Evicted from My Childhood Home

Relana's Story: Evicted from My Childhood Home
Yesterday was a bittersweet day. That time last year, just two days shy of my birthday, I was lying cozy in my childhood home when I was awakened by multiple uninvited, loud, aggressive voices. It was the sheriffs coming to escort my dad and I out of the home he owned for 41 years. Our... Read more »

Inside Domestic Abuse: Scarves by Gina Brown

Inside Domestic Abuse: Scarves by Gina Brown
(Editor’s note: We connected with Gina Brown on Twitter; we love her work and wanted to share.) I used to wear scarves because I wanted to Then I wore scarves because I had to Pink boxes were your white flag Flowers and cookies always hidden in a bag You bruise so easily, you said As... Read more »
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Photos: Chicago's Harlem Fine Arts Show

Water Kolours www.waterkoloursfineart.com, Memphis, TN
Some of the world’s most talented artists have their works on display at Chicago’s Harlem Fine Arts Show. Enjoy these scenes from the opening night gala that took place recently at  Life Creative 1655 Walnut Street, in conjunction with the North Shore (IL) Chapter of the Links Inc. #CountryFinancial is a proud sponsor of the... Read more »

Join us for FREE VIP Screening of FENCES

Join us for FREE VIP Screening of FENCES
The Fences screening takes place on 12/19. Click here to get your tickets. Please arrive early. Like us on Facebook for more movie screenings and free events.

The Christmas Tree Without Presents

Gaylon Garner of Illinois.
The Garner family’s Christmas tree has no room for presents at its base, because it’s full of history and her family tradition. Mrs. Gaylon Garner, an award-winning retired educator, shares the meaning behind her family tree.
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Clean-Up Woman: Loving Him After a Savage Breaks His Heart

Clean-Up Woman: Loving Him After a Savage Breaks His Heart
By A Comeaux  Earlier this year RiRi had even the good girls crooning homage to their inner savage when she broke down how she played with-and then dismissed-a lover with an open heart.   I must admit, it was a guilty pleasure to belt those lyrics, mimic that cold-natured swagger and feel damn good about... Read more »