Archive for September 2014

5 People Who Should NEVER Give Relationship Advice

5 People Who Should NEVER Give Relationship Advice
by Gina B.    When it comes to your relationship, everyone has opinions and advice to offer.  You undoubtedly have friends or family members who are anxious to lend ears when you’re having relationship issues.  But here’s the thing to remember – all advice is not created equal.    I’m not an advocate of soliciting... Read more »

27 Monday Motivation Tips from Oprah's The Life You Want Tour

Iyanla Vanzant and Oprah Winfrey on the Life You Want Tour.
By Shameeka Hunt It’s MONDAY! Let’s get motivated! I thought that Day 1 of the two day #LifeYouWantDC event was awesome.  Day 2 was even more mind blowing, thought provoking, energetic, and astounding.  Day 2 is when Oprah brought to the stage each of her trailblazers that went deeper into what it means and what... Read more »

Alourdam Cigars Launch Party

Alourdam Cigars Launch Party
  By Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster– Adam Jackson, Co-owner of Jimmy Jamm’s Sweet Potatoe Pies and CEO of Adam Jackson Enterprises has launched a new business called, Alourdam Cigars. Alourdam Cigars is a classic blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan, with a Brazilian Maduro wrapper.                                                 ... Read more »
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My Prince Charming was a Fraud

My Prince Charming was a Fraud
By Sylvia Snowden It can be awfully hard to spot a fake Gucci Bag, if you’ve never seen the real thing.  Unfortunately, love kinda works the same way.  You’d be hard-pressed to spot a counterfeit lover if you’ve never experienced pure, unadulterated love.  You need some kind of model. What do you do if you... Read more »

Susan Taylor's National CARES Mentoring Movement

Susan Taylor's National CARES Mentoring Movement
Kym B. attended Susan Taylor’s National Cares Mentoring Movement fundraiser event on Tuesday night. In a statement, Taylor explained her mission: “When I handed the reins of Essence magazine over to the next team of editors, it was because I was called to do the most important work of our time: ensuring that on our... Read more »

Photos: The Black Social Network in Chicago

Photos from The Black Social Network
What a night! Thank you for your support of The Black Social Network. The original stage play, written by Zondra Hughes (intro by Celeste T. Parker, editor Sylvia Snowden), was an official event of Social Media Week Chicago. The free performance took place at Chicago State University’s Breakey Theatre on Tuesday night. The traveling college... Read more »
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Behind the Scenes with Comedy Central's Key & Peele

By Courtney Waldon Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are the stars of Key & Peele. Ever since the days of “In Living Color,” I have been searching for something just as funny and fresh to entertain me and make me laugh uncontrollably. I loved MADtv. Then came Key and Peele. Two Madtv alums, they joined... Read more »

WGCI's Demi Lobo Stars in Black Social Network

WGCI's Demi Lobo Stars in Black Social Network
The Black Social Network Play takes place TONIGHT at Chicago State University’s Breakey Theatre at 7:00 pm. Free Admission By Sarni Jay What happens when the carefully constructed worlds that people build up come crashing down? The dynamic stageplay The Black Social Network explores this very issue. The play is part satire, part soap opera,... Read more »

When Abusers Return for You...20 Years Later

When Abusers Return for You...20 Years Later
“You were mine then and you are mine now. Even after all of these years, I never stopped thinking about you and knew that as soon as I could get to you, I would come back for you. While I am not saying it’s good that you are a widow now, I believe that God... Read more »
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Oprah's 12 Secrets for the Life You Want

Oprah's 12 Secrets for the Life You Want
By Shameeka Hunt The Life You Want tour stopped in Washington, DC this past weekend.  One word to describe the experience is “Amazing.”  It was two incredible days filled with energy, challenges, laughter, tears, and empowering messages.  Over the course of two blogs I will share with you some takeaways that I hope will resonate... Read more »