Posts in category "self-improvement"

27 Monday Motivation Tips from Oprah's The Life You Want Tour

Iyanla Vanzant and Oprah Winfrey on the Life You Want Tour.
By Shameeka Hunt It’s MONDAY! Let’s get motivated! I thought that Day 1 of the two day #LifeYouWantDC event was awesome.  Day 2 was even more mind blowing, thought provoking, energetic, and astounding.  Day 2 is when Oprah brought to the stage each of her trailblazers that went deeper into what it means and what... Read more »

When the Side Chick Has a Baby

When the Side Chick Has a Baby
When Being the Side Chick Goes Wrong By Shemeka Michelle Side chicks have been around since the beginning of time. Some women even claim to have found glory in being number two. My story however is a little different. As a side chick I wasn’t wined and dined or taken on any expensive shopping trips.... Read more »

Top 5 Back to School Makeup Tips!

Top 5 Back to School Makeup Tips!
By Courtney Waldon It’s back to school time! Whether you are going to be the class instructor or teacher’s pet; you definitely want to look your best. Class is in session! Here are 5 simple tips to get you through the first weeks of school! 1. Prime to stay flawless all day. You’ll be in... Read more »
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My Sad Life as the Side Chick

My Sad Life as the Side Chick
By Zondra Hughes Once you’ve been a Side Chick, you can’t shake that experience–especially if it didn’t end well. I should know, I was a Side Chick. Iowa State University can be a sad place when you’re the only brown girl for miles, and yes, I do mean miles. The few black guys on campus... Read more »

Three Words of Advice for All the Single Ladies

Three Words of Advice for All the Single Ladies
By Devin Miller Today’s women were undoubtedly raised to be extremely independent. However, there are things that even the strongest and most competent of women can’t ignore; WEDDINGS AND BABIES. The wedding industry is a $51 Billion Dollar industry, and the Baby industry has a projected profit in the next 4 years of $61 Billion... Read more »

Lust is a Battlefield

Lust is a Battlefield
By A Comeaux Tell me when or what rap song or R&B crooner gave men the OK to toy around with a woman’s heart? Our bodies are said to be a playground but that never meant for men to come swing on our emotions and monkey around with our hearts. When we slip, there’s no... Read more »
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The 5 Rules for the Curvy Diva

The 5 Rules for the Curvy Diva
By Kierrya Isaac, Summer Intern  Everyone is not meant to be skinny, and being labeled curvy and thick is not a bad thing. Some of the most beautiful and successful women in the world are Curvy Divas (just look at Oprah and Queen Latifah), and I’m committed to do the same. Here are my 5... Read more »

Why Body-Shame a MISSING 12-Year-Old Girl?

Why Body-Shame a MISSING 12-Year-Old Girl?
 Note: Out of respect to the 12-year-old child, we will not post her picture here. By Nicole Harding What does 12 look like? Why does it matter? Last week the news went out that a 12-year-old girl was missing and the news report stated that she was probably with a 15-year-old. The local press was... Read more »

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children
By Rachel Trimble My darling innocent ones, You only know me as Mommy, and I hope that is the only way you will ever know me. But someday you will ask me why I call myself an addict and what does that mean, anyway? Being an addict means that mommy used to be very sick,... Read more »
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The Strategy of Dating . . . If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for an A**hole

The Strategy of Dating . . . If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for an A**hole
by Gina B. It took a while for me to realize that dating requires strategy. Out of college as a young adult, I dated haphazardly and infrequently.  I was more excited about work and my social life with friends.  A man had to be really aggressive to get my attention, and most guys didn’t have the... Read more »