Archive for May 2011

Chivalry is ALIVE and Well!

Chivalry is ALIVE and Well!
By Yolanda (Yanni) Brown Photo: Nuttakit It’s 2011, and I still believe that chivalry is alive.While we no longer find men who throw their coats over puddles of water, or throw rocks in our windows to capture our attention, and yes, it would be nice if we still could be serenaded with love songs…but chivalry is... Read more »

Cold Feet + Casual Sex = Collateral Damage

Cold Feet + Casual Sex = Collateral Damage
By Zondra Hughes Cold feet can trip him up. My college buddy Lonnie* was so beautiful that any woman in her right mind would steer clear–some men are just born to be man-hos. To that end, I avoided Lonnie like the plague. Last year I received an email from Lonnie’s fiancĂ© that directed me to... Read more »

If You Want the Right Mate, Dangle the Right Bait!

by Gina B.   When we meet people, we want them to be attracted to what we consider to be our best qualities.   The bait that we dangle should be an accurate representation of what we consider our best qualities to be.    If you find yourself attracting people who like you for the wrong... Read more »
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Is It In You?

Is It In You?
By Yolanda (Yanni) Brown So I’m having a wonderful time at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurship Conference and while here there is lots of talk about “Dreaming Big,” “Don’t Be Average,” “Be the Best,” “Believe in Yourself,” and,  ”Do What You Do and Do It Well!” A question for entrepreneurs to ponder is, “Is It In YOU?”... Read more »

Are You a Confident Woman?

Are You a Confident Woman?
Confidence is key. Dundee Photographics. By Yanni Brown There is nothing more appealing than a woman who exudes confidence. It shows in everything that she does.  A confident woman can be vulnerable and supportive. She is strong enough for her man, but understands her role as a woman. She doesn’t mind stopping to ask for... Read more »

Things My Grandma Taught Me -- and How I Live By Those Lessons Today!

By Dr. Dawj Sangster   I live my life according to invaluable lessons that my Grandma taught me. As a girl, there was a moment when I tried to enjoy my childhood; a moment when my innocence was in place and all seemed happy.  We lived in a house on the south side of Chicago,... Read more »
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Want a Good Relationship? Replace the Bitter with the Sweet!

By Gina B.   Do you have any bitter friends?  You know . . . the ones who have been burned in bad relationships and are convinced that there are no good human beings left in this world.    I have a friend whom I secretly refer to as “Angry.”    She hasn’t had a... Read more »

A Plea to Our Daughters - Don't Grow Up Too Fast!

by Yanni Brown   Little girls can’t wait to grow up!  Way too fast.   We live in a world of immediate gratification.  Retailers are jumping on the band wagon and offering padded bras and thongs for tweens, junior stick-on nails, hair weaves, and the list goes on.   My mother encouraged me to remain... Read more »

Celebrating a Mother's Place - 365 Days a Year

This week, Dr. Dawj’s guest male blogger is James Sangster, her knight in shining armor. He is a retired Chicago Police officer, Army veteran, and professional photographer (www.jesdigital.net).  James decided to write about his experience with celebrating Mother’s Day.       Though the tradition of Mother’s Day is an old one, I believe in... Read more »
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Chuck D. Believes the Hype of Mother's Day!

For her Mother’s Day humpday guest blog, Gina B. has chosen to do a Q&A with her good friend Chuck D. of the famed Public Enemy.  Gina chose Chuck because she appreciates the respect and admiration in his voice when he speaks of his mom, Judy Ridenhour.          What was the best... Read more »