Archive for October 2012

The Decision: Your Man or Your Child?

The Decision: Your Man or Your Child?
By A Comeaux Alright ladies, let’s get real. No one really wants to become, get, and STAY Single! (If you do and you’re reading this, be a real friend and send to someone who relates)…  There’s a plethora of causes that can land a damsel compatibly distressed. Today I’m writing about the almighty decision of... Read more »

Cancer Survivors Own the Catwalk: Barbara Bates Foundation Fashion Show

The Barbara Bates Foundation, in conjunction with the Lynn Sage Cancer Research and Sinai Health Systems on Breast Cancer education project held a spectacular, informative and life-changing event, “Knocking Out Breast Cancer,” education project and fashion show. The event took place on Sunday, October 28 at the Prentice Women’s Hospital. Proceeds from the fundraiser will... Read more »

Life After Abuse: A Domesticated Soul

Life After Abuse: A Domesticated Soul
By Dr. Dawj October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I am a survivor. Years ago, I was abused physically, mentally and emotionally.  I fell silent for a long time. While the outer signs weren’t the black eyes or broken limbs, I encountered name-calling, cuts, hits, a broken spirit and inner turmoil. I changed on the... Read more »
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As Broken Wings Fly…

As Broken Wings Fly…
By A Comeaux The day I decided to leave Six Brown Chicks, I cried. Not tears from pain but those tears you cry as a child on the playground right before you go against the bully you didn’t want to fight, but you were forced. Sucker punched. Sideswiped. Pushed to your bravery’s limits. Standing in... Read more »

Catching Hell? Make Lemonade!

Catching Hell? Make Lemonade!
 By Yolanda Yanni Brown When life hands you lemons… Make Lemonade on Purpose! Is it just me or is everyone catching hell, caught hell or has the gasoline scent lingering in the air? Lately it seems like everyone is experiencing some form of life changing or challenging situations. I know that I’ve had my share... Read more »

Photos: High SocieTea's Friendship Factor Honoring James Sangster

Lori T. Brown of High SocieTea organized the event the Friendship Factor Honoring James Sangster. Gift bag sponsors included Author Aisha Adams, B. Lauren Hair Studio, Sororitique and Papaterie Belle.
Lori T. Brown’s High SocieTea (motto: “A Cup of Gratitude”), hosted a posh Sunday tea for James Sangster, late husband of Dr. Dawj Sangster. The event included tasty light fare, gourmet tea cookies, and a dazzling fashion show. A presentation was made to Think Royally, Inc., a non-profit organization for at-risk young women, in honor... Read more »
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Twitter Scandals: When a Lover Tweets Revenge

Twitter Scandals: When a Lover Tweets Revenge
By Zondra Hughes For the second time in as many weeks, two people lost their jobs due to scandals unleashed on Twitter. In Detroit, the police superintendent resigned after a jilted lover Tweeted a picture of herself with a gun in her mouth; and in Virginia a substitute teacher (shown) was fired after a former... Read more »

A Beautiful Surprise....

A Beautiful Surprise....
By Yolanda (Yanni) Brown It was unexpected, uncomfortable and downright intrusive! You see I was minding my business literally minding my own business when I decided to make room to receive. I’ve been a giver all of my life and came to the conclusion that this is my gift and my curse! I had conveniently... Read more »

NEWSFLASH: You’re NOT a B*TCH!

NEWSFLASH: You’re NOT a B*TCH!
By A Comeaux Whew! I’ve wanted to scream that at the top of my lungs for some time now. Apparently that’s frowned upon in public. Nonetheless, this has bothered me for multiple reasons because somewhere, somehow, we’ve become numb to being disrespected. I’ll use ‘we’ as to not alienate You, my sister, my reflection, my... Read more »
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Cool Girls

Cool Girls
by Gina B. Are there any other Cool Girls out there?? I have a lot of platonic male friends, and I’ve always been “the cool girl.” I can hang out with the guys, and they confide in me because they know they have nothing to lose, and they enjoy an unbiased female opinion. As a... Read more »