Posts in category "Achievement"

Shonda Rhimes: "This is not the Jim Crow South"

Shonda Rhimes: "This is not the Jim Crow South"
By Tiffany Anne Hartsfield, SBC Las Vegas Intern NAB Show, the annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage, and distribute entertainment across all platforms, kicked off today for its 25th consecutive year in Las Vegas. At the Television Luncheon, Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of broadcast hits “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” was... Read more »

Steve Harvey, Lisa Nichols and Yolanda Adams: Top 3 Rules for Success

Steve Harvey, Lisa Nichols and Yolanda Adams: Top 3 Rules for Success
By Zondra Hughes Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine’s Disney Dreamers Academy 2015 is a success bootcamp for 100 lucky students; the event also provided some sage advice for parents as well. Here are three rules for success from Steve Harvey, motivational speaker and best-selling author Lisa Nichols and gospel sensation Yolanda Adams. Wake up with... Read more »

I Didn’t Realize How Strong I Was Until I Lived For Me

I Didn’t Realize How Strong I Was Until I Lived For Me
By Kym B. “The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” ― Napoleon Hill And... Read more »
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EBONY Magazine Top Editor Mitzi Miller Exits

EBONY Magazine Top Editor Mitzi Miller Exits
Miller Departs After Impressive Four-Year-Run Holding the Top Editorial Position at Both Jet and Ebony Magazines (press release) Mitzi Miller, editor-in-chief of Ebony Magazine, announced today that she will step down from her current role to pursue new ventures that include creating stories for television and film. This announcement comes on the heels of the... Read more »

My Sneaky Weight Loss Tip

My Sneaky Weight Loss Tip
by Claire LeBlanc (new mom) Let me be clear, the post-baby weight struggle is REAL. I had no idea that wearing throwback sweats and an oversized tee shirt wasn’t helping my cause. Shante, my new trainer, told me to find performance gear to wear when I work out, that what I wear can positively influence... Read more »

Cricket Wireless Names Chicago Entrepreneur as a Finalist

Cricket Wireless Names Chicago Entrepreneur as a Finalist
Cricket Wireless launched it’s first “Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs Contest,” designed to recognize small businesses operated by one person. That “solopreneur” must also be engaged in the community. Chicagoan  Zondra Hughes,  founder of the Six Brown Chicks blog is a finalist.  Solopreneurs applied from seven markets including  Atlanta, Houston and Los Angeles. This... Read more »
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Thea Camara: From Corporate America to the Big Screen

Thea Camara: From Corporate America to the Big Screen
By Zondra Hughes Thea Camara is acting up, and she’s enjoying every minute of it. The actress discovered her passion for acting at an early age. However, Thea began to pursue her long time dream with vigor in 2008. Since that time, Thea has had the opportunity to perform in stage plays, commercials and on... Read more »

My Coworker Called Me GHETTO

By Nicole Harding Did you ever find yourself using a word that if someone else used you would be offended? Oh…not that word! My family long ago admonished the use of the N word in any type of fashion. Just not happening. So, why then was it so easy for me to drop the word... Read more »

Divorced and Living it Up!

Divorced and Living it Up!
By A Beauty School Scarlet Even though it’s been over ten years since my divorce, people still ask me,  “How can you be happy after an unexpected divorce?” And my answer is, it’s possible over time with self-evaluation, self-love and self-empowerment. Now don’t get it twisted, all these self-things were not easy. The struggle was... Read more »
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Sorry, I'm NOT the New Black--And Will Never Be

Sorry, I'm NOT the New Black--And Will Never Be
If there’s a nerve left on the issue of what’s Black, Black enough, too Black, rich Black & poor Black, my beloved Pharrell just danced on it. And I’m NOT “happy” about it. Recently I had the opportunity to discuss the logistics of exactly what the “new Black” entails on WVON, the Talk of Chicago.... Read more »