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Love to the Limit: A Poem for Domestic Violence Survivors

Love to the Limit: A Poem for Domestic Violence Survivors
By A Beauty School Scarlet I was a witness of domestic violence, I was a victim of domestic violence and now I am a survivor of domestic violence. Domestic violence usually starts at a young age with self-esteem issues and I wrote about it because I want to empower young women and girls to embrace... Read more »

My Children Deserve Independence from this Drama

I Have Mixed Emotions, and I Need Independence By Toni J. Spearman Lately I’ve been going through life feeling somewhat numb and detached. I’m trying to figure out what to do with my life, my children and our future. You see, for the past five years we have lived with a man who has the... Read more »

Video: Maya Angelou and Common

Video: Maya Angelou and Common
By Zondra Hughes In my former life, when I was the national deputy editor for Rolling Out, my boss Munson Steed and I met with Maya Angelou and Common to discuss the state of Black men and family. This was one of the most memorable moments in my career as a journalist.  Watch the video,... 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 »

The List: Top 6 Tips to Choose a Mentor

The List: Top 6 Tips to Choose a Mentor
There’s MONEY in having a MENTOR By Dawniel Winningham Whether you are an entrepreneur or a 9 -to- 5 executive there is definitely an obvious benefit to having a mentor.  A mentor is simply someone who has ALREADY done what you are trying to do and therefore may be able to provide you with help... 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 »
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Lofty Expectations Made Me An Unhappy Camper

Lofty Expectations Made Me An Unhappy Camper
By Celeste T. Parker When this girly girl changed her Facebook status to “going camping” a universal LOL ensued.  Think Paris Hilton on the reality show, The Simple Life.  With more sense, fewer dollars, and about the same love of all things fabulous I would seemingly fare about as well as she.  To all my,... Read more »

Book Brunch 2013 Success and Photos!

  by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster- 220 communications recently held their annual book brunch at the Wyndham Blake Hotel in Chicago. Authors and those interested in writing books showed up to packed sessions hosted by successful authors telling their stories and providing tips on the overall writing process.   The brunch is the brainchild of... Read more »

MegaFest 2013: A Lesson from Oprah's LifeClass

MegaFest 2013: A Lesson from Oprah's LifeClass
Six Brown Chicks correspondent Toni Spearman covered the MegaFest 2013 for us this year, and the assignment became a life-changing experience. Here’s her account. By Toni Spearman More than 50,000 people from all over the world that gathered in Dallas recently to celebrate the world’s largest family fun festival, the MegaFest. I had never seen... Read more »
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4th Annual Black and White Ball: Meet the Honorees!

Matt Sapaula
The vision of the 4th Annual Black & White Ball (BuzzZin OFF Awards) is to highlight positive community disruptors who inspire change. This year’s five honorees are: Pastor B. Herbert Martin, Sr. ~ Progressive Community Church Adam Jackson~ author of Speak It, Receive It, Achieve It Matt Sapaula ~ Money Smart Guy Zondra Hughes~ Six... Read more »