Posts tagged "Oprah Winfrey Network"

Daddyless Daughter: An Open Letter to My Absent Dad

Daddyless Daughter: An Open Letter to My Absent Dad
By Shanti Ray “When a father walks out on his daughter he takes a piece of her soul with him.” Iyanla Vanzant Tears pooled in my eyes as I watched several women and daughters tell their stories in part one of a two part series: Daddyless Daughters. On so many different levels I could relate.... Read more »

You're Cute...for a Dark Skinned Girl

By A Comeaux Oh the great dark v light debate. Ever had a feat in front of you and didn’t know where to begin? I’m here. Dangling on the precipice of self-love as a sun kissed brown chick and the ever present realization that I seldom if possible see a positive reflection of myself in... Read more »

Black Women and Beauty: Oprah Screens Dark Girls Documentary

By Zondra Hughes Colorism, the dirty little secret embedded in Black society’s beauty standard, never seems to die.  Colorism, in a nutshell, is preferential treatment for skin tones and features that mimic the European standards of beauty. The saying goes: If you’re White you’re alright. If you’re yellow, you’re mellow. If you’re brown, stick around. But... Read more »
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Photos: Oprah with Adam Levine on The Voice

Photos: Oprah with Adam Levine on The Voice
Oprah’s Next Chapter kicks off on Sunday, June 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET on the Oprah Winfrey Network, when she visits “The Voice.” Oprah will converse with Usher, Shakira, Blake Shelton & Adam Levine. But will she sing? Hmmm… Check out these photos courtesy of  OWN.

The 'Unemotional Chick’s' Reaction to Having Our Lives Fixed

The 'Unemotional Chick’s' Reaction to Having Our Lives Fixed
 By Gina B. Iyanla Vanzant most accurately described my personality when she looked at me – with a dab of disdain – and said “You’re a head person, not a heart person.”  I nodded my head in agreement, because like any analytical being, I’m nothing if not self-aware. Her statement was both a declaration and... Read more »

The Six Brown Chicks Get A Makeover: From the Inside Out

Iyanla, Fix My Backstabbing Friends! episode featured the Six Brown Chicks. It was the second-highest rated episode of the series. Fix My Life airs on Saturdays 10/9pm Central, on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.
By Zondra Hughes Consider this: You want to spend more time with your new lover and you move him into your home.  Although you have not had the ‘where-is-this-going?’ conversation, the two of you function as a serious couple. Six months later, after a long day at work, you enter your home and catch your... Read more »
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'Iyanla, Fix My Backstabbing Friends': New Video!

'Iyanla, Fix My Backstabbing Friends': New Video!
Iyanla Vanzant met with ChicagoNow bloggers the Six Brown Chicks on Iyanla, “Fix My Backstabbing Friends;” the episode airs on Saturday, October 6, 10/9 C,  only on OWN. The conversation continues on Twitter: #FixMyLife, #SixBrownChicks. Check out the video.

Preview: Can Iyanla Fix the Six Brown Chicks?

Preview: Can Iyanla Fix the Six Brown Chicks?
The Six Brown Chicks ran off the rails smack dab in the middle of our ascent. There were two kinds of destruction that weakened us, demise by fire (our blatant disrespect for the brand that weakened our credibility to the outside world), and demise by water, (the stealthy, frequent drops of dissent that rotted our... Read more »