Posts in category "Role models"

Are We Raising Our Girls to KILL Over Boys?

Are We Raising Our Girls to KILL Over Boys?
Beehives and Bathroom Brawls By Sylvia Snowden When Prince died, I was devastated (he seemed almost immortal, you know?), and one of the things I did to help overcome my sorrow was to immerse myself in all things Prince. I listened to all of my favorite Prince songs, I watched all of my favorite Prince... 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 »

They All Doubted This Teen Mom--Until She Did This

They All Doubted This Teen Mom--Until She Did This
By Andrea Nicole As a teen mom in the early 90’s, I was judged and presumed to be a lost cause all because I had a child. The adults around me believed my future was bleak; I must say my image of self-worth was quite distorted and tainted by their views. Still, I had dreams... Read more »
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Dear Mona Scott Young: Why Do You Hate Black Women So Much?

Dear Mona Scott Young: Why Do You Hate Black Women So Much?
By A Comeaux In the wake of a national crisis, racial tensions and wars coming closer to home than we’re prepared to fight, there is a woman (you, Mona Scott Young) oblivious to her power to invoke change in media. Mona, I’m not holding you independently responsible for the muck that is America at present.... 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 »

The REAL Real reason Why You're Still Single

The REAL Real reason Why You're Still Single
By Sylvia Snowden To my fellow single ladies, Let’s get real here. The main reason we’re still single is we keep reading these ridiculous articles about why we’re still single. They never tell us anything useful, they’re always all about what we’re doing wrong and what we should do better. I ask you, what about... Read more »
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Hey Black Girl: Don't Be Bitter

Hey Black Girl: Don't Be Bitter
By A Comeaux Good morning and good evening. Come in and take a seat please, as there are a few things I want to talk to you about, Black girl. No disrespect. We all have a little girl in us that we channel and she’s the one who needs to hear this. I want to... Read more »

What Do YOU Want?

What Do YOU Want?
By A Comeaux In the past week I’ve had a few conversations and arguments alike all hovering around the debate of what people want. The expectations set on us by others, the secret desires that our fears keep us from pursuing and the dire need to ‘be accepted,’ all play vital roles in our lives.... Read more »

100 Resolutions for the New Year (Chicks Rule!)

100 Resolutions for the New Year (Chicks Rule!)
by Zondra Hughes Here are 100 New Year’s Resolutions designed to empower Chicks and fortify the Universal Sisterhood, so, please feel free to add your own.   I Resolve… To listen to my “first mind.” To shed the skin of self-doubt–and to shed those who make me feel doubtful. To never be ashamed of my... Read more »
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Got a minute? Cure Your Fear of Networking

Got a minute? Cure Your Fear of Networking
Hard work means little if you’re not good at networking. Every day, the hardworking worker bee is left behind because she’s too shy to network, too afraid to ask for help, or too soft-spoken to attract a mentor. Video: Meet “Coco” Ke Zhang-Miske   “Coco” Ke Zhang-Miske by Zondra Hughes If you’re the shy worker... Read more »