Archive for January 2015

Howard University Middle School Teachers Fired for Teaching Black History?

Howard University Middle School Teachers Fired for Teaching Black History?
by A Comeaux Our story is a dark and daunting one, that tells of a resilient people, so even our trials promote triumph because we’re still here! Despite the attacks on us as a people, as individuals, as children, women and men, we keep going. We keep fighting. That said, why in 2015 are Howard... Read more »

These 3 Women Married Themselves; Why Is the Black One 'Thirsty?'

These 3 Women Married Themselves; Why Is the Black One 'Thirsty?'
by Angela T. Jones Yasmin Eleby married herself at 40 years old. It has made headlines across the country. I don’t see what the problem is. She’s not the first woman to marry herself, and she won’t likely be the last. In fact, Nadine Schweigert married herself in a beautiful ceremony before friends and relatives.... Read more »

My Sneaky Weight Loss Tip

My Sneaky Weight Loss Tip
by Claire LeBlanc (new mom) Let me be clear, the post-baby weight struggle is REAL. I had no idea that wearing throwback sweats and an oversized tee shirt wasn’t helping my cause. Shante, my new trainer, told me to find performance gear to wear when I work out, that what I wear can positively influence... Read more »
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The Fire Sale at Johnson Publishing Company Feels Like Karma

The Fire Sale at Johnson Publishing Company Feels Like Karma
by Zondra Hughes When I read the Chicago Tribune article about Johnson Publishing Company selling its storied archive of African American images with the hope of getting $40 million (that’s about $8 per image, thanks Luvvie), I immediately thought of Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, I was an Associate Editor at Ebony magazine. At that time,... Read more »

Your Dating Checklist is Keeping You Single

Your Dating Checklist is Keeping You Single
By A Comeaux So I’m on twitter minding other people’s business when I run across a tweet of attributes required of woman worthy to be dubbed ‘wifey’ material. Now upon initial view I slightly gagged but as I scrolled down my timeline, I noticed this ‘List’ sparked quite the debate! The young lad who published... Read more »

Dear Light-Skinned Sister: I'm Sorry for all the Evil I Did

Dear Light-Skinned Sister: I'm Sorry for all the Evil I Did
Dear Light Skinned Sisters, I would like to offer a sincere apology to all of my beautiful light skinned sisters. I’ve always hated discrimination. I think to classify and treat people differently because of race, gender, or sexual orientation is ignorance at its best. Most people would agree. What most people won’t admit is when... Read more »
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The Secret Power of Being Alone

The Secret Power of Being Alone
 By Sylvia Snowden People make being by yourself sound like it’s the worst thing in the world, don’t they?  We hear things like “two heads are better than one,” or “I didn’t want to get caught eating lunch by myself,” and, of course, “you need to get married, so you won’t grow old alone” all... Read more »

First Look: Buick Avenir Concept Car

First Look: Buick Avenir Concept Car
Buick surprised journalists last night at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with its debut of the Avenir concept car. Have your blog delivered to you! Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Don't Ignore This Relationship Red Flag

Don't Ignore This Relationship Red Flag
By Angela T. Jones The one red flag that I believe women ignore–that defines the true intentions of SOME insecure men–is a man who always points out a woman’s physical flaws.  And yes, he expects her flaws to be fixed. All people have flaws. Some physical flaws come with being a woman. One example is... Read more »
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EMPIRE Debuts Tonight on Fox

EMPIRE Debuts Tonight on Fox
Baby it’s cold outside, but the hot new drama series, filmed locally in Chicago, The Empire will warm things up. Empire follows hip-hop artist and CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon, portrayed by Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, (“Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”). Lyon faces a medical condition that places him with the task of selecting... Read more »