Posts tagged "death"

#JusticeForKenneka: 6 Lessons for Women

#JusticeForKenneka: 6 Lessons for Women
By Zondra Hughes Here’s what we know for sure: KENNEKA JENKINS, 19, went to a hotel party with friends; a day later, she was found dead in a freezer. What transpired from the elevator ride to the party on the 9th floor of the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center., to Kenneka’s final... 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 »

RIP Vanity: 10 Unforgettable Photos

By Claire LeBlanc TMZ has confirmed that Vanity, the beautiful leader of the Prince’s sexy girl group, Vanity 6, has died “after years of battling kidney failure and, more recently, an abdominal illness.” Vanity, who was born Denise Katrina Matthews, passed away today in a Fremont, CA hospital.  Later in life, Vanity left the music... Read more »
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Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"

Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"
By A Comeaux I’m  in Minneapolis. My head is pounding, my body is aching and it hurts to breathe. Light pains my eyes and my ears are ringing like a faint cry in the distance. My job calls it the flu. Today, I know it just hurts being black. Last night while I kissed on... Read more »

Blogapolooza: That Time When I Was a Michael Jackson Impersonator

Blogapolooza: That Time When I Was a Michael Jackson Impersonator
By Zondra Hughes June 25, 2009, I was in the Water Tower with colleagues shopping for a birthday watch for myself. Breaking news appeared on the television screen that Michael Jackson had a heart attack, and without warning, I just cried. Everything in me shut down. I was in a state of shock because, like... Read more »

Hypocrisy and Rich Hollywood Addicts

Hypocrisy and Rich Hollywood Addicts
By A Comeaux Maybe I’m in rare form. Addiction tends to send me to a dark place where stars are too distant to shine. While I send my condolences to all lives lost in addiction, Philip Seymour Hoffman is an expensive name to a cheap drug that’s claimed countless lives. So I hear the NYPD... Read more »
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10 Realities to Embrace After Losing Your Spouse

by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster – I am eight days into my 21-day journey, a march towards the end of my first year as a widow. I recall so many things that we did those final weeks of his life and as I approach the anniversary, I realize that I am so much stronger than... Read more »

10 Things you should NEVER say to a Widow

by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster As I approach the one-year anniversary of being a widow, I am realizing that some days I feel as though the pain is so new, and other days it’s more tolerable.  What I have found to be so true to me and from support groups I have interacted with; is... Read more »