Category: Role models

Plan A, Plan B, and My Reality

By Liz Lampkin In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.-Proverbs 16:9 I’d never thought I’d be…. Throughout life we experience a number of things; we work towards achieving certain goals and we plan our paths in our minds and hearts for a future we imagine to be successful and... Read more »

Father's Day and Beyond: Honor the Fathers...

By Yanni Brown This Sunday we will honor and celebrate Father’s Day.  Many will send mass text messages, give thousands of cards, ties, smell goods and more.  For others the day will go on as if nothing is different. There may even be a few shout outs to single moms wishing them a “Happy Father’s... Read more »

S L O W D O W N

by: Yanni Brown   Sometimes life will force you to slow down. As some of you may know I recently became a full time entrepreneur. What some of you may not know is that I’m also hard headed and strong willed. That translates to I have a hard time relaxing and doing what I suggest... Read more »
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Men Honor 50 Women of Distinction: Full List!

Men Honor 50 Women of Distinction: Full List!
At last, our panel of professional Chicago-area men has released the names of women they admire for hard work, professionalism and community service. Unlike our 50 Most Wanted Bachelors salute, the women on this list are recognized for boldness, innovation, raising the bar, crashing glass ceilings, introducing new thought in their professional realms and community... Read more »

5 Signs That You're Trapped in SkankTown

5 Signs That You're Trapped in SkankTown
 By Zondra Hughes SkankTown is not a place on any map; instead, it’s the act of allowing your sexy/racy/crazy side to take over. SkankTown is a cool place to visit–momentarily–and it can be therapeutic, I am told. Many women visit SkankTown to soothe a broken heart, or to get revenge on a shady lover, or... Read more »

What's The Secret to a Great Relationship? I've Been Taking a Poll

What's The Secret to a Great Relationship?  I've Been Taking a Poll
By Gina B. Whenever I meet a couple who has been together (either married or similarly committed) for over 15 years, I get a kick out of asking my favorite question:  What’s the secret?  I’m curious to know how they’ve stayed together, what’s worked for them and what hasn’t. I’ve learned a lot. The biggest... Read more »
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Mentor vs. Tormentor: Who's in your camp?

Mentor vs. Tormentor: Who's in your camp?
By Zondra Hughes I won a community service award last year and I brought my mentor along to attend the reception. With the award still clutched in my hands, the mentor looked me square in the eye and said: “don’t be too proud.  It won’t put food on your table.” Did I mention that I... Read more »

A Dedication for "Mrs. Daddy"

A Dedication for "Mrs. Daddy"
By A Comeaux This isn’t my rendition of the beloved Single Ladies anthem, nor is it a bash to an absent father. This, my friends, is an acknowledgment of my allegiance to those that nurture as well as discipline. Alone. By default. It’s been noted that a large number of our children weren’t planned pregnancies;... Read more »

As Broken Wings Fly…

As Broken Wings Fly…
By A Comeaux The day I decided to leave Six Brown Chicks, I cried. Not tears from pain but those tears you cry as a child on the playground right before you go against the bully you didn’t want to fight, but you were forced. Sucker punched. Sideswiped. Pushed to your bravery’s limits. Standing in... Read more »
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These Three Women Changed My Life—Meet Them on Saturday

These Three Women Changed My Life—Meet Them on Saturday
By Zondra Hughes There are angels and demons that walk among us. We know what demons do; they smile while wishing you ill will. They infiltrate your relationships and corrupt the peace. They secretly set out to rob you of your happiness and your appointment with success. They may give you a good run for... Read more »