Archive for January 2013

The Benefit of Doing Nothing…

The Benefit of Doing Nothing…
The benefit of doing nothing… By Yanni Brown Sometimes you just don’t know what to do! I’m learning that feeling this way is okay. I’m also learning that when you don’t know what to do it is okay to stop and “DO NOTHING”. Let me explain… So much of our lives consist of doing, being,... Read more »

Just who in the hell do you think you are?

Just who in the hell do you think you are?
On your journey to better yourself you may discover that not everyone wants you to succeed. If you’re going through this, I’ve penned this poem for you. By Zondra Hughes   Just who in the hell do you think you are? Like you’re somebody special…or a star. How dare you make a proclamation of your... Read more »

Feeling Lonely? Overwhelmed? Well, Thank You for Understanding Me

Feeling Lonely? Overwhelmed? Well, Thank You for Understanding Me
By A Comeaux I’m feeling some sort of way these days. Lonely. Emotional. Confused. Overwhelmed. Yet, there’s a sense of gratitude deep in my heart for you, the readers who’ve supported me along this journey. From my first book to my induction into Six Brown Chicks and the outpouring of concern after my abrupt departure,... Read more »
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Give a Little Extra in Your Relationship -- You Never Know What You Might Get In Return!

Give a Little Extra in Your Relationship -- You Never Know What You Might Get In Return!
by Gina B. Having worked in the consulting industry, I find myself spewing annoying business-speak as it applies to my social life.  One of those phrases is “value added,” which means going the extra mile to far exceed expectations.  So . . . to apply this concept to relationships, I’ve decided that most people don’t... Read more »

Intimate Discussions

Intimate Discussions
  Last Friday the evening began with tea light candles, great ambiance, and chocolate covered strawberries compliments of N’ticing N’gredients, Yanni’s special blend of sultry sangria, and a standing room only crowd. Before being introduced we all were serenaded by H.I.M. with a poetic piece entitled “Could I Ever Be So Fortunate” The mood was set... Read more »

Bishop Trotter's Instagram Insanity

Bishop Trotter's Instagram Insanity
By Zondra Hughes A picture is worth 1,000 words; so what is the commentary here? Bishop Larry Trotter of Sweet Holy Spirit Church is a dominant force in the religious community and has touched the lives of many. Bishop Trotter explained in a radio interview that he was bathing when his granddaughter happened upon him... Read more »
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Friends With Benefits

Friends With Benefits
by Yanni Brown When you think about spending the rest of your life with someone you would hope that you are looking to marry your friend! Marry that special someone who loves you. Someone who knows you, your strengths, weaknesses, what makes you smile and can be there as a great support system. Someone you want... Read more »

A Widow's First New Years Eve

A Widow's First New Years Eve
Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster- The past 14 New Year eves and days have been spent with my late husband, James Sangster. While I knew many of those times he was working the streets as a Chicago Police officer, I would anticipate hearing his car pull in the driveway around 5A.M. on New Years Day, after... Read more »

Are You Sacrificing Sex for Texts?

by Gina B. I have fully embraced social media.  I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and, if you have something quick to tell me, I much prefer to receive a text message over a voicemail. In fact, most of my voicemail messages sit for three weeks before I hear them. While it’s amazing that information can move at the speed of... Read more »
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The Gangster Squad screening

The Gangster Squad opens on January 11, 2012. http://gangstersquad.warnerbros.com/
First things first: Chicks, bring some extra tissues to wipe away the drool after you see sexy Anthony Mackie and Ryan Gosling in this film. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, Chicago tastemakers were among the first to screen The Gangster Squad. Okay, either we were ‘tastemakers’ or folks with shady legal... Read more »