Archive for April 2016

Iggy, Girl, I'm SORRY

Iggy, Girl, I'm SORRY
Nick Young?  Are you kidding me?  Nick Young is the victim?   I mean, how is that possible? On what planet do some people spend most of their time? If you haven’t heard, Nick Young is a player for the Los Angeles Lakers, he’s also the fiancée of rap star Iggy Azelea.  Recently, Nick confided in... Read more »

Hey Girl: Broken Heart Syndrome Can Kill You

Hey Girl: Broken Heart Syndrome Can Kill You
By Shemeka Michelle Last month, one of my best friends was diagnosed with Stress Cardiomyopathy, aka Broken Heart Syndrome. Hearing that her heart was failing was puzzling to me, to say the least. Last week we lost a family friend suddenly to what has been assumed to be a heart attack. She was only 50-years-old,... Read more »

Soft is the New Boss: What Beyonce & Ayesha Curry Do Right

Soft is the New Boss: What Beyonce & Ayesha Curry Do Right
By Deya “Direct” Smith I am here for Ayesha Curry & Beyoncé at the same time. Why? Because at first glance, they may come across as polar opposites at least in terms of how they present themselves to the world, but from where I sit and write, they have mastered the game of softly working... Read more »
Advertisement:

Sylvia's Throwback Thursday: "When I Was In Kindergarten"

Sylvia's Throwback Thursday: "When I Was In Kindergarten"
When I was in Kindergarten, I had this amazing teacher named Mrs. Brown.  Every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., Mrs. Brown hosted reading circle. The way reading circle was supposed to work, was that my classmates and I would sit at Mrs. Brown’s table in small groups, and take turns reading with each other.  I’m not... Read more »

Jokiva says: "I Won't Let Lupus Beat Me"

Jokiva says: "I Won't Let Lupus Beat Me"
By Nakita Nicci For those of you who know me, know I am the ultimate social butterfly but most importantly I am a Lupus Butterfly. I wear my purple colors loud and proud with a mission to inspire other women. I met a fellow butterfly, Jokiva Rivers on Facebook a few weeks ago. This beauty,... Read more »

Photos: Rock the Runway 2016--Baby Models on the Catwalk!

Students of The Fieldcrest Dance, Acting, Modeling & Etiquette studio strut in Rock the Runway 2016.
The Fieldcrest Performing Arts (Dance, Acting, Modeling and Etiquette) studio threw its fabulous Rock the Runway 2016 event featuring its modeling students. The standing-room only crowd at Georgios in Orland Park, witnessed cuteness overload as the models strutted their stuff. Congrats to modeling instructors LaShanda Slay, Tyra DePillars and Keli Wells, on a job well... Read more »
Advertisement:

If Love is to Survive, Men Must Learn How to Forgive

If Love is to Survive, Men Must Learn How to Forgive
By Okera Hollis Recently I sat on the Six Brown Chicks’ panel at the Black Women’s Expo to discuss relationships. It was quite the discussion for myself and the five other men who sat beside me to speak to an audience filled with women. While all of the questions were interesting, there was one question... Read more »

Jonathan Jackson: My 5 Truths About Marriage

Jonathan Jackson: My 5 Truths About Marriage
By Jonathan Jackson A few years ago I was out having a meal with my sweet daughter and she asked me: “How many girlfriends did you have before you met mommy?” I almost dropped my glass. I’ve come to love these little talks with my only daughter, Leah, the only girl of my three children.... Read more »

Video Exclusive: Larenz Tate Talks Marriage

Video Exclusive: Larenz Tate Talks Marriage
By Zondra Hughes Chicago’s own Larenz Tate came home to spread the word about his new NBC series, Game of Silence.  The special 2-night premiere begins Tuesday, April 12 at 10/9c on NBC. Here’s a sneak peek below: Larenz didn’t roll solo; he brought LaRon & Lahmard, his handsome brothers, with him to the media dinner... Read more »
Advertisement:

Michelle--Single Mother Succeeds Against the Odds

Michelle--Single Mother Succeeds Against the Odds
By Michelle D. Ivy I have been a performer my entire life. From kiddie talent shows, to teaching myself how to read music and play the piano, performing arts was my world. I was on top of the world! I worked a 9-5 in Corporate America. I knew this was what I was supposed to... Read more »