Archive for February 2014

Stop Shaming Our Single Mothers!

Stop Shaming Our Single Mothers!
But I thought He Wanted to Try By Sylvia Snowden I recently had an opportunity to read an article that featured a young woman I’ve known since high school.  In it, she discussed her journey to single motherhood.  She was quite candid and described the experience as heart-sickening and lonely at moments but, overall, incredibly... Read more »

Are Your Fashions Keeping You Poor? Learn the 5 Paths to Wealth

Are Your Fashions Keeping You Poor? Learn the 5 Paths to Wealth
Are There Dollars in your Designer Purse? By Dawniel Winningham Women, Sisters, and Girlfriends this is a wake up call for each of us! It is past time for us to face our finances before we face our fashion! Don’t get me wrong, I love red bottoms just like the next chick, and my closet... Read more »

When Being Desperate is a GOOD Thing

When Being Desperate is a GOOD Thing
A Healthy Dose of Desperation By A Comeaux There’s something in the air. Not the brisk, frigid breeze that is our winter, but a surreal notion I can’t easily explain… Looking at my life: where I’ve been, why I’m back and where exactly am I going, I immediately felt desperate. I shunned this sense of... Read more »
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Keke Palmer Supports Potential of Us Campaign at Corliss H.S.

Keke Palmer Supports Potential of Us Campaign at Corliss H.S.
by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster- Last week, Chicago welcomed hometown girl Keke Palmer at Corliss H.S. as part of Verizon’s “Potential of Us” campaign. The campaign is a community initiative which Verizon started to help communities reach their full potential and inspire change. The campaign includes stars like Keke Palmer, Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall and... Read more »

Hell No! The 9 NOs for Friends & Lovers

Hell No! The 9 NOs for Friends & Lovers
By Zondra Hughes No is a powerful little word that is sometimes hard to say when a so-called friend or lover is staring you in the face, and asking you to cross a line. If you don’t say no when the favor asked will put you at risk personally, professionally, and, um, financially, you may... Read more »

Top 10 Celebrity Beauty Tips

Top 10 Celebrity Beauty Tips
By A Beauty School Scarlet 10 Secret and Not So Secret Beauty Tips Chicks have you always wanted to know the insider beauty secrets on how these celebrities look so fab all the time? Well, wonder no more! Here are some of the best-kept beauty secrets in the industry! 1. Good Hair Don’t Care: After... Read more »
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What's in Your Bag of Privilege?

What's in Your Bag of Privilege?
By Nicole Harding Well as you know, George Zimmerman is back in the news. While one man was found not guilty I was overcome by shock and disbelief not only at the verdict, but the divide that still exists. And how close the dissension is to my own heart. Just like social media was used... Read more »

Photos: The Black Social Network Play

Photos: The Black Social Network Play
The Black Social Network staged play (opening at The Producers Club in New York during Social Media Week NYC), follows two business women whose lives are torn apart by their social media habits. Eva James, portrayed by WGCI on-air personality Demi Lobo, is a public relations powerhouse who ignores social media; and on the opposite... Read more »

The Love Struggle: 12 Hilarious Valentine's Day Memes

The Love Struggle: 12 Hilarious Valentine's Day Memes
This Valentine’s Day, love may be a struggle for some. For some #strugglelovers, finding a quality prospective mate is a fallacy. For others, funds are just too tight to splurge on roses and candy, or Playstations and motel rooms for Valentine’s Day. These 12 memes, featuring stills from Christopher Nolen’s #FourSeasonsMovie, paint a disturbing yet... Read more »
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Education: 12 Benefits of Home-Schooling

Education: 12 Benefits of Home-Schooling
By Toni J. Spearman HOME-Schooling: I have been afforded the incredible opportunity to homeschool two very bright young people, my 12-year-old son and my 14-year-old daughter. At the beginning of the school year I saw warning signs that my son was having difficulties again in his learning and study habits. I knew he was a... Read more »