Archive for April 2014

Hey Black Girl: Don't Be Bitter

Hey Black Girl: Don't Be Bitter
By A Comeaux Good morning and good evening. Come in and take a seat please, as there are a few things I want to talk to you about, Black girl. No disrespect. We all have a little girl in us that we channel and she’s the one who needs to hear this. I want to... Read more »

#BrightLight Vigil Planned for Leonore Draper

#BrightLight Vigil Planned for Leonore Draper
From the Chicago Tribune: Police found Leonore Draper, 32, shot in the chest and arm in a parked car near her home in the 11600 block of South Laflin Street in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side at about 10:35 p.m., (Friday) about 30 minutes after the fundraiser she went to was... Read more »

Anatomy of A Facebook Killing

Anatomy of A Facebook Killing
By Zondra Hughes Picture two girls arguing on the playground. They stand nose-to-nose, hurling insults. Deep down inside, neither girl really wants to fight; neither girl wants to be known as the girl that doesn’t want to fight either.  As the crowd builds around them, waiting to see (or in this case, tape) the fight,... Read more »
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The Night My Husband Became My Enemy--and How I Fixed It

The Night My Husband Became My Enemy--and How I Fixed It
By Toni J. Spearman When the choir started singing, I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through by Deon Kipping last Sunday, I could barely contain myself as the tears fell. Almost two years ago, my marriage began a vicious decline. The man I loved the most became the man I hated the most. I... Read more »

Being a Military Mom is NOT All Smiles and Roses

Being a Military Mom is NOT All Smiles and Roses
Note: Tinita Tennant submitted this blog and we love it; leave a comment and tell us what you think! The Truth about Being a Military Mom  By Tinita Tennant “When you enlisted, so did I”, were the words I said to my husband (then boyfriend) to assure him that he has my full support and... Read more »

The Road to Essence Festival is Coming!

The Road to Essence Festival is a collection of four mini-festivals that promote and pay homage to the 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival. The event launched in Atlanta today, where Colgate TOTAL hosted “A TOTAL Conversation” that featured panelists Colgate TOTAL’s Dr. Catrise Austin, Dr. Alison Riddle Fletcher, Dr. Aldun Tartt,  Essence relationship editor... Read more »
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You Know His Sexual Secrets. Do You Keep Mum, Or Is Sharing Truly Caring?

You Know His Sexual Secrets.  Do You Keep Mum, Or Is Sharing Truly Caring?
by Gina B. I’m not sure if this is common knowledge among men, but women compare notes.  Treacherously. To be clear, most of us avoid providing sexual details about actual boyfriends. The unspoken rule of my circle is that if we’re dating someone who has the potential to turn into a serious relationship, we don’t... Read more »

Truth About Conflicts & Girl Fights

Truth About Conflicts & Girl Fights
The Myth of Community: A Look at Girl Fights, Sistahood and Individuality by Jean Usen It was my girlhood ambition to be a part of a blood-tight crew of black female friends. Instead of that, I have a beautifully disjointed and unique connection with a precious few jewels. The sistahs are a tight-knit and deeply... Read more »

Celebrity Photos: From the Rough Movie Premiere

Actress Taraji P Henson From the Rough Movie Premiere photo by A Comeaux
By A Comeaux Oscar nominee Taraji Henson stars in FROM THE ROUGH, the true story of Coach Starks, a former swim coach at Tennessee State University who became the first woman ever to coach an all men’s team at the collegiate level. From the Rough opens everywhere on April 25th. The film follows the true... Read more »
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The 7 Relationship Types: Which One is Yours?

The 7 Relationship Types: Which One is Yours?
By Kym B. Relationships initially start from a physical and/or emotional connection – the law of attraction.  However, the mystery is what is inside each one of us that causes one to attract similar characteristics in different people.  Unfortunately what draws us to another is not always a quality that is positive or complements our... Read more »