Charles Dixon: How the Sneaky Friend Ruins Relationships

Charles Dixon: How the Sneaky Friend Ruins Relationships
By Charles Dixon  One of the most dangerous threats in the jungle of love today is the FRIEND. The friend, who used to be referred to as “that’s my home girl/my dude, we got history, we go way back and so on,” has taken on an entirely new meaning. The term is used so loosely... 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 »

Dear Black Man: I Am Not Your Enemy

Dear Black Man: I Am Not Your Enemy
By Shemeka Michelle Black women are angry, have bad attitudes, and are hard to deal with. That seems to be the tune that so many Black men sing. I often make such an absolute post on social media like the leading statement, in an effort to look into the minds of people. While there are... Read more »
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Vic Mensa Headlines Lucky Brand City Jam Performance in Midst of Violent Chicago Weekend

By Kiki Camille, Music Journalist Any Vic Mensa fan can tell you, he has never shied away from being his most authentic self, whether he’s opening up to listeners about trauma in personal life through his music, or his outspoken activism about  Chicago, Mensa makes certain to draw clear lines in the sand with regards... Read more »

Photos: Greenleaf's Lamman Rucker In Chicago for PTSD Awareness

Photos by Nakita Nicci.
By Nakita Nicci PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary or life-threatening event. An estimated 7.8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. Women are twice as likely as men to develop PTSD. Approximately 5 million Americans suffer from... Read more »

Blindspotting: The Must-See Film About Race, Class & Gentrification

Blindspotting: The Must-See Film About Race, Class & Gentrification
Our Cabryl Breotti and Laura Miller sat down with lifelong friends and collaborators of a timely, wildly entertaining film, Blindspotting (opens in theaters on July 20th). In the film, ‘Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best... Read more »
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Tricks Are For Kids, and So Are BOYFRIENDS!

Tricks Are For Kids, and So Are BOYFRIENDS!
By Shemeka Michelle, author & SBC Correspondent   I recently made a post on Facebook that stated “It took me having a boyfriend after 40, to realize I’m too f#cking old for one.” While I’m sure the true meaning behind those words went over a lot of heads, I know there are many mature men... Read more »

Every Woman Should See TRAFFIK. Here's Why.

Every Woman Should See TRAFFIK. Here's Why.
By Zondra Hughes TRAFFIK lures you into the warm, authentic love bubble of Paula Patton’s Brea and Omar Epps’ John. The two actors have chemistry that’s off the chain, and it makes you hopeful. You want nothing but good things for this couple—but this is not that kind of movie.  Traffik follows Brea and John... 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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Exec Leonard Edwards: Making Money and Making A Difference

Exec Leonard Edwards: Making Money and Making A Difference
By Nakita Nicci While some may be striving for a “seat at the table” or a chance at a plush six/seven figure career, are you really prepared to do what it takes to get there? The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they simply make the best of everything they have. Take Leonard... Read more »