Archive for April 2011

Networking, Love, and Business: 5 Tips

Networking, Love, and Business: 5 Tips
Dwayne Hirsch Dr. Dawj has a guest blogger this week, and it is Dwayne Hirsch, Chicago’s Network-King.  He is the Host and Co-Founder of Chicago’s most talked about weekly networking event, Business Spotlight Networking (BSN), on Tuesday nights at Red Kiva, 1108 w Randolph from 6pm-9pm. The event uses a unique talk show format to connect... Read more »

Reinvention Helps When Getting Over an Ex!

By Gina B.   Breakups suck, period.  Regardless of how bad your relationship was, or how necessary the breakup, there is a minefield of nostalgic triggers that produce erratic explosions of disturbing emotions.   I’ve found that the best way to get through a breakup is a little bit of reinvention.   Here’s how it happens . .... Read more »

VIDEO: Six Brown Chicks Launch New Series on WCIU

VIDEO: Six Brown Chicks Launch New Series on WCIU
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Punanny Power: Should We "Date Like A Man?"

Punanny Power: Should We "Date Like A Man?"
 How do you define power? Photostock. By Zondra Hughes It was a Girls’ Night In, movies, comfort food, and all the gossip that the four of us could stand. We decided to watch the throwback film, “Murder By Numbers,” starring Sandra Bullock. Soon enough, the film would jumpstart a debate about the art of using sex as... Read more »

Give the Gift of a Good Prom Night!

Give the Gift of a Good Prom Night!
By Dr. Dawj Happy Good Friday everyone!  I consider every day a good day because I am in a place mentally and spiritually where I don’t take my life and its purpose for granted.   Photo: James Sangster For many girls, prom is a milestone event that marks the completion of one chapter and the beginning... Read more »

When Seeking Relationship Advice, Consider the Source!

by Gina B.    When it comes to your relationship, everyone has opinions and advice to offer.  You undoubtedly have friends or family members who are anxious to lend ears when you’re having relationship issues.  But here’s the thing to remember – all advice is not created equal.    I’m not an advocate of soliciting... Read more »
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What's Love Got to do with it? Absolutely Everything!

By Yolanda (Yanni) Brown “All of these people running around here jumping, skipping, falling in love — falling in love ain’t s**t. Somebody talk to me, about how to stay there!” (Love Jones 1997)     While society would have you to believe that everyone cheats and lack commitment. I believe that WE lack knowledge,... Read more »

WOMEN on the DOWN LOW

WOMEN on the DOWN LOW
Some women are also on the Down Low. (Posed by a professional model). Awww dayum! I hate to break it out, expose it and deliberate, but men catch flack unanimously about being on the Down Low, as they should! Insert: eeeewwww.Being a woman of dual views, I deem it justified to speak on the women... Read more »

Homeless--But Not Hopeless

Homeless--But Not Hopeless
By Dawgelene (Dr. Dawj) Sangster To see me and talk to me, one would never really know that I was once homeless. But what does homeless look like? What does homeless sound like? We often can’t tell the stripes and scars that individuals have across their backs.  One never really knows who is standing in... Read more »
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What's IT Worth to You?

What's IT Worth to You?
By Yolanda (Yanni) Brown  Photostock. Have you ever heard the expression sometimes we are in our own way? Life is not as complicated as we sometimes make it out to be. Happiness is OURS for the choosing, we just need to move out of the way! Our past, baggage, situations and or circumstances do not... Read more »