Posts tagged "toni spearman"

My Children Deserve Independence from this Drama

I Have Mixed Emotions, and I Need Independence By Toni J. Spearman Lately I’ve been going through life feeling somewhat numb and detached. I’m trying to figure out what to do with my life, my children and our future. You see, for the past five years we have lived with a man who has the... Read more »

The Night My Husband Became My Enemy--and How I Fixed It

The Night My Husband Became My Enemy--and How I Fixed It
By Toni J. Spearman When the choir started singing, I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through by Deon Kipping last Sunday, I could barely contain myself as the tears fell. Almost two years ago, my marriage began a vicious decline. The man I loved the most became the man I hated the most. I... Read more »

These Four Gifts Every Woman Needs--Don't Cost a Thing!

These Four Gifts Every Woman Needs--Don't Cost a Thing!
Merry Christmas to Myself By Toni Spearman Being the last-minute Christmas shopper that I am (I work better under pressure), I decided to add one more name to my shopping list before December 25th: My own! I felt like Santa Claus, literally, when I made my list and checked it twice, then a few more... Read more »
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MegaFest 2013: A Lesson from Oprah's LifeClass

MegaFest 2013: A Lesson from Oprah's LifeClass
Six Brown Chicks correspondent Toni Spearman covered the MegaFest 2013 for us this year, and the assignment became a life-changing experience. Here’s her account. By Toni Spearman More than 50,000 people from all over the world that gathered in Dallas recently to celebrate the world’s largest family fun festival, the MegaFest. I had never seen... Read more »

First Love: Me & Mr. Hollywood

National Orgasm Week is coming (July 31st-August 6th) and this week, a few of us are getting intimate with you by sharing our first loves, first heartbreaks, and, um, first battery operated boyfriends. Here, Toni Spearman blogs about her first love, Mr. Hollywood. FIRST LOVE I was recovering from an abusive relationship that I survived... Read more »

Family Reunion: 10 Ways to Keep It Real

By Toni J. Spearman We Are Family! If you really want to learn about someone’s history, attend their family reunion.  If you want to find out where someone got their freckles and pudgy nose, attend their family reunion. Of the many things we get to choose in this life, there are two things we have... Read more »
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Painful Secrets: When a Woman Beats a Man

By Toni Spearman This blog is going to be difficult for me. I can tell you that right off the bat. I’m exasperated by an unsettling dilemma; domestic violence against African American men in our society. Yes, the brothers suffer violent situations at the hand of their women sometimes, too.  Although females are the usual... Read more »

Meet Our New Bloggers!

Meet Our New Bloggers!
You cannot imagine the zeal that we have about all of our correspondents. The mission of the Six Brown Chicks is to share our stories  in the name of service, and we’re pleased to announce new bloggers who will also connect with you in this spirit of Sisterhood.  Check them out, and connect with us... Read more »

He Loves Me, She Loves Me Not!

He Loves Me, She Loves Me Not!
(Part One) By Toni Spearman There’s nothing more frustrating than loving someone who doesn’t love you back. You give them everything, (including your soul) and they take it for granted. Why is it difficult to find Mr. or Mrs. Right in today’s society? Why do people ‘have’ to play games? Why is everyone so deeply... Read more »
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Teenage Love and Domestic Violence: Break the Cycle

Teenage Love and Domestic Violence: Break the Cycle
The Six Brown Chicks are headed to the University of Arkansas to participate in the Dream B.I.G. mentorship camp for teens this week. One of our workshops will focus on positive teenage relationships. Today, Six Brown Chicks correspondent Toni Spearman reveals a violent situation that her own teen daughter confronted recently, a situation that could... Read more »