Archive for August 2013

Author Sharisse Kimbro Advises You to Engage Your Core

Always Engage Your Core By Sharisse Kimbro, Author, Beyond the Broken During a recent workout, as I was grimacing about the additional weight my personal trainer added to the hexbar before I proceeded to deadlift, he told me, “Just engaged your core and you’ll be alright.” “But this isn’t even an abnominal exercise, that doesn’t... Read more »

Relationships Are Work . . . But Not THAT Much Damned Work!

 By Gina B. It’s Labor Day weekend, so let’s discuss work. Everyone talks about relationships and how much work they require.  I would tend to agree.  Aligning lives is definitely not easy and there’s a daily amount of compromise and work that should be done to maintain it.   However, we have it so drilled into... Read more »

Skinny BabyCake Banana Pudding Milkshakes

Skinny BabyCake Banana Pudding Milkshakes
By Jocelyn Delk Adams Banana pudding is a classic flavor that sorely needed a milkshake remix.  Instead of just making this milkshake the traditional way with ice cream and milk, I decided to make it healthy (a skinny shake)! A few months ago I started introducing healthier treats, and this one will definitely become a... Read more »
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Newsflash: A Date is NOT Going Dutch

By A Comeaux So I’ve taken some time to live life offline and focus on things that soothe my soul and matters of the heart. I lacked this in the past. So I figured with all the changes going on, one of the biggest changes is my love/dating life. No I haven’t gotten lucky, but... Read more »

Photos: BMOA Block Party with R&B singer Avant

Photos: BMOA Block Party with R&B singer Avant
On Tuesday, August 27, the Black McDonald’s Operators Association (BMOA) hosted its 2nd concert of the summer featuring R&B songster Avant.  The electric performance was held at The Legacy Ballroom on the city’s south side. The after-work concert event was free for those who got tickets from participating McDonald’s restaurants or won them via online... Read more »

5 Back-to-School Tips for Parents

5 Back-to-School Tips for Parents
By Nicole M. Dorrell Summer is over, parents, so let’s discuss the serious business of educating your child. This year, my daughter Logan is entering the 3rd grade and she will begin taking statewide exams.  Statewide exams can be very intimidating to an 8-year-old, and I don’t want her to be anxious about the 3rd... Read more »
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Green Acres is the Place to Be

By Yanni Brown We’ve heard the expression the grass is greener on the other side but I overheard my mom and a group of her girlfriends discussing this said grass and wanted to glean from their wisdom, so I pulled up my chair and got an earful. The conversation began with something like this “It... Read more »

Photos: R. Kelly in Atlanta and Chef Graham Elliot at Kia

Photos: R. Kelly in Atlanta and Chef Graham Elliot at Kia
Celebrity photos! In Chicago, celebrity Master Chef Graham Elliot spoiled tastemakers at the Kia Cadenza Dine and Drive event held at his swanky restaurant. Salmon, watermelon (alcohol-free) MockTails and the most decadent plate of chocolate ever were some of the favorite highlights. Follow the chef on Twitter @GrahamElliot. The event included a test drive of... Read more »

Every Woman Needs a Woman

Every Woman Needs a Woman
By Rachel Trimble My first one-on-one interaction at a recovery meeting was with a man.  He handed me a tissue, put his arm around my shoulders, and said “You are in the right place, let me introduce you to some women you need to get to know.” I wanted no part of any of them;... Read more »
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6 Questions to Ask Before Allowing Your Boyfriend to Babysit

 6 Questions to Ask Before Allowing Your Boyfriend to Babysit
By Zondra Hughes My heart goes out to the family of the murdered 5-month-old Zion baby, Joshua Summeries. Momma, baby. Poppa? Maybe. It’s an old wives’ saying that served for many as a warning to young women: Your baby is your business, your priority, your responsibility, because the father of your child may or may... Read more »