Archive for November 2015

Top 5 Reasons You Must See CREED

Top 5 Reasons You Must See CREED
By A Comeaux I, like most of you, have seen the promos for CREED with an incredibly buffed, perfectly toned Michael B. Jordan and suffered immediate salivations. The steam ended there. I think he’s a good enough actor. I’ve supported all of his films in part because I’m raising a young black male child and... Read more »

A Gift from Black Twitter: #ThanksgivingClapback

Auntie: Girl You’ve GAINED WEIGHT. Me: Auntie, you’ve LOST EDGES. (Sips tea). #ThanksgivingClapBack pic.twitter.com/n0JLV3Xfcu — SixBrownChicks (@SixBrownChicks) November 25, 2015 So you’re not looking forward to those uncomfortable conversations with the nosy relatives this thanksgiving? Don’t fret, Black Twitter has your back. Happy Thanksgiving. xoxo, Claire the Classy Intern Get your blog delivered to you!... Read more »

Graphic Laquan McDonald Video Released

Graphic Laquan McDonald Video Released
Viewer discretion is advised. Confrontation begins at 5:22. WARNING: Graphic Video, viewer discretion is advised. Chicago Police released dashcam video that shows a police officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan Mcdonald in 2014. #laquanmcdonald Get your blog delivered to you! Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. Six Brown Chicks’ list... Read more »
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Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"

Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"
By A Comeaux I’m  in Minneapolis. My head is pounding, my body is aching and it hurts to breathe. Light pains my eyes and my ears are ringing like a faint cry in the distance. My job calls it the flu. Today, I know it just hurts being black. Last night while I kissed on... Read more »

Top 5 Reasons Why the Sex Strike will Fail

5. Netflix & Chill. How likely is a successful sex strike, when a man can hit up a lonely old flame on social media--at the height of cuffing season--and invite her over for a little Netflix & Chill? I'll wait.
We’ve suffered many days of heartbreaking violence here in Chicago, and I am down for anything that would bring it to a halt. But the sex strike is not the way to go. Yes, women banding together to withhold sex until men stop the violence makes an awesome plot for a movie. But taking this... Read more »

See it: Mary J. Blige as Evillene on The Wiz Live!

See it: Mary J. Blige as Evillene on The Wiz Live!
In two short weeks, the premier family televised event of the year — THE WIZ LIVE! airs live on Thursday Dec. 3 on NBC! Here is a preview of Mary J. Blige performing as Evillene. Have your blog delivered to you! Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. The... Read more »
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My Scars from Daddy--A Recovered Addict

My Scars from Daddy--A Recovered Addict
By A Comeaux You were about 40 when you got clean for the last time. During your 20’s and 30’s as an addict I was a child, bearing the burdens of your ill choices. I helped you read. I encouraged you after you disappointed me year in and out. My love, friendship and loyalty is... Read more »

Motivation Monday: 9 Quotes to Start Your Week Like a Boss!

Motivation Monday: 9 Quotes to Start Your Week Like a Boss!
by AZOD Welcome to Motivation Monday! Tamara Hartley is the author of Stop Wasting Your Time Blaming Others for Your Life, Relationships, and Career: 15 Life Lessons to help you overcome difficult situations, live beyond your labels, and take control of your life and your results! In her book, she drops nuggets of wisdom to... Read more »

Tyshawn Lee: Leave His Parents Alone and Find His Killers

Tyshawn Lee: Leave His Parents Alone and Find His Killers
By Devin Miller I must admit that I have avoided the news recently. I live in Chicago and there is obviously a ridiculous amount of senseless violence here, and it takes a depressing hold on journalism. Being a Chicago native is a gift and a curse. It’s a gift because the city, the food, and... Read more »
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Photos: A Toast to Women, Wives, & Wellness!

A Toast to Women, Wives, & Wellness, presented by Anointed Wives Ministry and Wife Kouture, was an exciting exchange of health facts, food, and fellowship.  The event took place Sunday evening at the Jacob’s Well Church in Evergreen Park Illinois. Guests enjoyed fresh smoothies, vegan cuisine, and healthy snacks as the Q&A topics covered exercise,... Read more »