Archive for January 2012

There's Self-Help, and Then There's Helping Yourself

There's Self-Help, and Then There's Helping Yourself
By Gina B. I was taking a critical look at my overflowing bookshelves the other day, deciding which books to keep, which to re-read, and which to donate. I decided to keep all of the books written by friends, as well as classics that I love. I reached the small self-help area, and couldn’t help... Read more »

Real Couples Who the Take Time for Real Love

Real Couples Who the Take Time for Real Love
by Yanni Brown Real love takes time. It’s courting, talking on the phone til the wee hours of the morning. It’s taking the time to get to know your mate better. It’s the romantic dates, long walks and steamy conversations. It’s roses just because or a morning text that says “I’m thinking about you!” It’s... Read more »

End the Dark Skin Debate. Your Shade Is Beautiful.

End the Dark Skin Debate. Your Shade Is Beautiful.
By Zondra Hughes The light skin vs. dark skin debate just refuses to leave us alone. Books have been written, blogs, and a documentary, “Dark Girls” that has been heralded as educational, enlightening, and I dare say, empowering. In the documentary, one young Black man says that he couldn’t have a dark skinned girl on... Read more »
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Conversations with Katie, My Ultimate Brown Chick

Conversations with Katie, My Ultimate Brown Chick
by Yolanda “Yanni” Brown I love the amazing conversations that I have with my mom. She’s a no-holds-barred kind of conversationalist and she delivers each and every time. I’ve been really frustrated lately about some things lately and like always, I can go to my mom without criticism or hearing “I told you so.”  She... Read more »

Hot Trend: Sisters in Business!

Hot Trend: Sisters in Business!
By Zondra Hughes Sibling rivalry may be on its last leg, at least in these economic times. Over the past few months I’ve bumped into several stories of sisters launching businesses together, and with great success. Although these women have different professional pursuits, they all have a few things in common: a). the maturity to... Read more »

Royal Snippets: A Voice of The People!

Royal Snippets: A Voice of The People!
by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster My radio show is making a comeback! Here’s the backstory . . . In 2009, I was so excited to become an indie author and publish my first 2 books, “Behold You: Change From Within” and “Give That Man R.E.S.P.E.C.T: 7 Principles on Respecting Your Husbands”. The year had been... Read more »
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Occupation Dilemmas - What Happens When you Hate His Job?

Occupation Dilemmas  - What Happens When you Hate His Job?
By Gina B. I was talking to a friend about a new prospect, and in her description she provided general physical characteristics.  I delved deeper, and eventually asked what he did for a living.  She replied that she wasn’t entirely sure, but that in her opinion, his choice of occupation wasn’t important.  I completely disagreed... Read more »

Can You Hear Him Now?

Can You Hear Him Now?
By Yolanda Yanni Brown I was excited to start my new year! I have big dreams, big plans and not a moment to waste. However, to be honest, this past week I’ve been disconnected, distracted and frustrated. Sunday was the worst. I slipped into the pitiful state of “woe is me” and the anger and... Read more »

When a Man Feeds a Woman

When a Man Feeds a Woman
by Zondra Hughes Yvette Moyo Gillard is on to something, and has been for years: Real Men Cook. And they are undeniably sexy. Perhaps sexy is too cheap of a word to describe what I felt as I witnessed men cook at the House of Trend H.O.T. Men Cook Competition held on yesterday. The chefs... Read more »
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Trust – What Are We Really Talking About?

Trust – What Are We Really Talking About?
By Gina B. Everyone says that trust is the strongest element of a relationship. So . . . what exactly does that mean? Does it mean that you trust that person to catch you during a free fall? Do you expect to be able to put that person in any situation and they’ll have your... Read more »