Category: Chicago

Common and Serena Reveal All in Creative Minds Talks

Common and Serena Reveal All in Creative Minds Talks
By Cabryl Breotti and Laura Miller Common and Serena manifested themselves on an entirely different level. The duo—formerly an item—appeared together at the Lyric Opera House for the Creative Minds Talks, The Art of Storytelling. The format for the event is simple: Pantheons from several genres have a real conversation with a peer. When he... Read more »

5 Fast Facts About Dîner en Blanc Chicago

By Zondra Hughes Last night’s Dîner en Blanc Chicago event took place near the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (32nd and State Street). I was thrilled to take Industry Buzzz’s LuTonya Lang with me this year. Here are five things to know about the event. 1. The elegant tradition was born in France. Le Dîner en... Read more »

The Black Women’s Expo: 3 SEMINARS for SINGLE WOMEN

DATE LIKE A MILLENNIAL
By Zondra Hughes, creator, Six Brown Chicks  Ladies, if you are tired of the warm heart/cold bed syndrome, THESE are the Black Women’s Expo seminars that you CANNOT MISS. The Black Women’s Expo takes place at McCormick Place North Building – Hall C1, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616, from Friday, April 6th-Sunday... Read more »
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#OntheTable2017: The Other Side of #Fail

(l-to-r) Entrepreneurs Lee Farmer and Gina B., Richard Fonfrias, Managing Partner, Fonfrias Law Group, Jeanine Amilowski, Director of Research, Korn/Ferry International, Dr. Daniela Tuninetti, Alexis Willis, Marty Bhatia Founder, Digital Ninja, Dr. Dawj, Jason Feldman, Realtor, and Jonathan Jackson, realtor educator. Photo by Zondra Hughes.
The Six Brown Chicks participated in this year’s Chicago Community Trust project, #OnTheTable2017. The discussion, The Other Side of #Fail, addressed methods to overcome personal failures and collective steps we can take to improve our local communities. The conversation was live streamed on Facebook. Photos: Zondra Hughes

Meet the Young Powerhouse Who Donates Barbie Dolls

Meet the Young Powerhouse Who Donates Barbie Dolls
They say charity starts at home. This is typically used to support the notion that we are to do for our own before doing for others. At the tender age of 8, a remarkable young lady followed an intuition, that turned into a vision that is now the media trending #JosilynsBarbieBrunch. Allow me to set... Read more »

PHOTOS: Luxe Be A Lady Charity Event

PHOTOS: Luxe Be A Lady Charity Event
  by Dawgelene Sangster– The Luxe Be A Lady Charity Fashion show was a huge success. Chicago’s elite power hitters from across the city and suburbs came out to support the amazing event. Check out the gallery and be sure to support the organizations that will benefit from the charity event (see below): Bryan and... Read more »
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Chicago Designer Laurie Underwood Heads to Project Runway!

Be sure to tune into Project Runway this season! Chicago’s own Laurie Underwood will appear on Project Runway season 14; the show is slated to premiere on August 6th at 9pm on Lifetime. At the age of 9, Laurie began designing and creating her own clothing. Focusing on grace and feminine appeal, she birthed the fashion... Read more »

Cricket Wireless Names Chicago Entrepreneur as a Finalist

Cricket Wireless Names Chicago Entrepreneur as a Finalist
Cricket Wireless launched it’s first “Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs Contest,” designed to recognize small businesses operated by one person. That “solopreneur” must also be engaged in the community. Chicagoan  Zondra Hughes,  founder of the Six Brown Chicks blog is a finalist.  Solopreneurs applied from seven markets including  Atlanta, Houston and Los Angeles. This... Read more »

Film Review: Christopher Nolen's 72 Hours

Me and my girls! It was Ladies Night!
By Nakita Whittaker, Guest Contributor In Christopher Nolen’s 72 Hours, a reformed womanizer, Von (Timon Kyle Durrett) becomes a family man with a baby on the way. Life is good for Von until he collapses from a heart attack and comes face-to-face with God (Harry J. Lennix). God gives Von 72 hours to atone to... Read more »
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Love Tips from the "Love King" Raheem DeVaughn

Love Tips from the "Love King" Raheem DeVaughn
  by Dawj Sangster- I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the amazing Raheem Devaughn, a.k.a “The Love King,” and chat about love. He is an amazing individual that is really passionate about love and relationships. Here he gives us some tips on being in love and having a successful relationship. “Honestly,... Read more »