Archive for October 2012

The Decision: Your Man or Your Child?

The Decision: Your Man or Your Child?
By A Comeaux Alright ladies, let’s get real. No one really wants to become, get, and STAY Single! (If you do and you’re reading this, be a real friend and send to someone who relates)…  There’s a plethora of causes that can land a damsel compatibly distressed. Today I’m writing about the almighty decision of... Read more »

Cancer Survivors Own the Catwalk: Barbara Bates Foundation Fashion Show

The Barbara Bates Foundation, in conjunction with the Lynn Sage Cancer Research and Sinai Health Systems on Breast Cancer education project held a spectacular, informative and life-changing event, “Knocking Out Breast Cancer,” education project and fashion show. The event took place on Sunday, October 28 at the Prentice Women’s Hospital. Proceeds from the fundraiser will... Read more »

Love's Got a Hold on Shoya: She's Engaged!

By Zondra Hughes It was a magical night for Six Brown Chick Shoya Bowman. Her play, “Love’s Got A Hold On Me,” now in its second year, played to a sold-out crowd at the Harold Washington Cultural Center in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood. As Shoya thanked her supporters, and her stellar cast, she paused to... Read more »
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Life After Abuse: A Domesticated Soul

Life After Abuse: A Domesticated Soul
By Dr. Dawj October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I am a survivor. Years ago, I was abused physically, mentally and emotionally.  I fell silent for a long time. While the outer signs weren’t the black eyes or broken limbs, I encountered name-calling, cuts, hits, a broken spirit and inner turmoil. I changed on the... Read more »

As Broken Wings Fly…

As Broken Wings Fly…
By A Comeaux The day I decided to leave Six Brown Chicks, I cried. Not tears from pain but those tears you cry as a child on the playground right before you go against the bully you didn’t want to fight, but you were forced. Sucker punched. Sideswiped. Pushed to your bravery’s limits. Standing in... Read more »

Catching Hell? Make Lemonade!

Catching Hell? Make Lemonade!
 By Yolanda Yanni Brown When life hands you lemons… Make Lemonade on Purpose! Is it just me or is everyone catching hell, caught hell or has the gasoline scent lingering in the air? Lately it seems like everyone is experiencing some form of life changing or challenging situations. I know that I’ve had my share... Read more »
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Balancing Acts

Balancing Acts
By Shoya Bowman Sometimes I feel like a clown in a three-ring circus, juggling methodically through life between my career, family, friends and my romantic relationship. I’ve chosen to go into a field, The Entertainment Industry, which calls for a very social schedule.  I’ve completed school, my child is grown but still seeks advice and... Read more »

Photos: High SocieTea's Friendship Factor Honoring James Sangster

Lori T. Brown of High SocieTea organized the event the Friendship Factor Honoring James Sangster. Gift bag sponsors included Author Aisha Adams, B. Lauren Hair Studio, Sororitique and Papaterie Belle.
Lori T. Brown’s High SocieTea (motto: “A Cup of Gratitude”), hosted a posh Sunday tea for James Sangster, late husband of Dr. Dawj Sangster. The event included tasty light fare, gourmet tea cookies, and a dazzling fashion show. A presentation was made to Think Royally, Inc., a non-profit organization for at-risk young women, in honor... Read more »

Twitter Scandals: When a Lover Tweets Revenge

Twitter Scandals: When a Lover Tweets Revenge
By Zondra Hughes For the second time in as many weeks, two people lost their jobs due to scandals unleashed on Twitter. In Detroit, the police superintendent resigned after a jilted lover Tweeted a picture of herself with a gun in her mouth; and in Virginia a substitute teacher (shown) was fired after a former... Read more »
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I Am NOT My Sister's Keeper--Here's Why

I Am NOT My Sister's Keeper--Here's Why
By Dr. Dawj There those chicks go again! I am glad that the original chicks were able to reconnect because I loved the chemistry we brought to the table when we were together.  It was something about Kayann’s tipsy tweets, Gina’s rants, Yanni’s love talk, Shoya’s fixing men and then finding love, and Zondra’s rants... Read more »