Archive for December 2013

Warm Heart, Cold Bed: A Love Letter for the Lonely

Warm Heart, Cold Bed: A Love Letter for the Lonely
Sitting here sipping my Baileys spiked hot chocolate. Faintly in the back of my mind I wish I wasn’t single. (*cues The Emotions – What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas?) We all can attest that no matter what religion or lack thereof one may practice, the holiday season is a time to be enjoyed... Read more »

Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire Gives Back

  by Dawgelene Sangster– Verdine White of the Earth, Wind and Fire group, visited Chicago for a mentoring roundtable discussion at Columbia College Chicago. The event, hosted by Anita Bennet and Nicoh David was a huge success.  Soulful performances filled the room by various local artists to include Marwan, Aniba Hotep and the Soul Collective... Read more »

Boardroom Beauties: Top 6 Holiday Beauty Tips

Boardroom Beauties: Top 6 Holiday Beauty Tips
By A Beauty School Scarlet Here’s a quickie beauty guide to help you look and feel your best from the boardroom to the bedroom and beyond. 1.      Start Your Day Off Right: Take 10 -15 minutes to find your inner peace. Set the tone for the day to ensure you start with positive thoughts. Always... Read more »
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My Coworker Pulled My Hair At Work

My Coworker Pulled My Hair At Work
My Coworker Pulled My Hair at Work And I Saw Red By Nicole Harding My HAIRstory has allowed my acceptance and understanding of the cultural relevance our hair has, and these days I mostly take anything hair-related with a shrug. Good hair? Don’t care. Natural hair? Don’t care! Curly hair? Don’t care! Hell, kinky hair?... Read more »

What Do You Think of Those Black Chicks with Blonde Hair?

What Do You Think of Those Black Chicks with Blonde Hair?
By Zondra Hughes In college I wore my hair jet black. I guess I looked good enough; I did get a wedding ring. Fast forward to a decade ago, when at work, I shared a short elevator ride with a stylish senior editor that I admired; sometimes she spoke to me, most times she didn’t.... Read more »

Video: Nelson Mandela's Final Photo Shoot

Video: Nelson Mandela's Final Photo Shoot
Nelson Mandela final photo shoot: 21 Icons by 21 Icons South Africa This is a short film released this summer containing video footage of the last portrait shoot with Nelson Mandela. The film shows the interaction between photographer Adrian Steirn and Nelson Mandela.  Ctsy of 21 Icons South Africa. For more info visit 21Icons.com; follow... Read more »
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Top Three Fashion Tips for the Perfect Fit

Top Three Fashion Tips for the Perfect Fit
By Cabryl Breotti Recently I spoke with fashion diva “Ashley” (a tall, perfectly shaped, size-2 young lady) about her shopping experiences. In my mind, there were visions of Ashley’s shopping excursions filled with boisterous laughter as she ripped garments from display mannequins to fit on her own frame. But then Ashley told me that she... Read more »

Shock: Why Women Reject Men for Sex

By A Comeaux Don’t we all just love the holidays? Great food, family time and catching up with friends… But things aren’t all grace and blessings after-dark! The raunchy dialogue is sure to ensue once the spiked eggnog is served and when I say spicy I’m not talking about the greens… A few male cousins and I had... Read more »

Be Like Tweety Bird--and Rise Above the Madness

Be Like Tweety Bird--and Rise Above the Madness
Live Your Own Success By Kym B. Have you ever watched Loony Tunes, with Sylvester the Cat who is on a constant mission trying to catch and eat Tweety Bird?  Sylvester envies the swiftness of Tweety and despises the bird’s beauty.  He spends episodes trying to outwit and outsmart Tweety’s very being.  The more Tweety... Read more »
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Three Ways to Check Your INNER Hater

Three Ways to Check Your INNER Hater
When You’re Not the Prettiest Girl in the Room By Sylvia Snowden Ordinarily, you’re a pretty humble chick but tonight, you’re patting yourself on the back because you look…….well…….. perfect.  You’re the life of the party!  Your make-up is flawless, your hair is “whipped to the gawds,” and your dress is killer.  Yep, every guy... Read more »