Posts in category "Six Brown Chicks"

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?
By A Comeaux I am the mother of a Black male child. A precocious, outspoken, intelligent and spirited 8-year-old who America is conditioned to fear. My child resembles what SOME modern-day and yesteryear people believe is worthless. By way of systematic oppression and character assassination, black men are seen as violent, angry and simply guilty.... Read more »

Hey Black Men: Black Women Have Options, Too

Hey Black Men: Black Women Have Options, Too
Editor’s note: A Comeaux penned this blog in response to Shemeka Michelle’s blog, Why Black Men Won’t Marry Black Women By A Comeaux In Minnesota, black men of all socio-economic classes vie for the affections of non-black women here. I used to think only rich, successful black men ran off with their dream Barbie… But... Read more »

6 Things Male Celebrities Told Me About Sex, Love and Money

1. On the GRIND:  "My work, my goal, my life, it's like a treadmill.  And there's no `stop' button on my treadmill.”  --Dwayne Johnson, highest grossing actor in Hollywood and philanthropist
By Zondra Hughes I’m grateful for my career choice as an editor/journalist because over the years, I’ve interviewed some dynamic people who have dropped nuggets of wisdom about love, sex and money that continue to shape my world today. Here are six of my favorite quotes culled from my interviews and conversations about life. Feel... Read more »
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In Love, Honesty Rules

In Love, Honesty Rules
By A Comeaux There’s a lot on my canvas tonight. Please bear with me as I expound, decompress and articulate the current condition of my heart in its truest form. A much-needed venting session with my bestie ensued a self-reflective ode to how maturity and honesty has given me a confidence and self-love I was... Read more »

Love Tips from the "Love King" Raheem DeVaughn

Love Tips from the "Love King" Raheem DeVaughn
  by Dawj Sangster- I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the amazing Raheem Devaughn, a.k.a “The Love King,” and chat about love. He is an amazing individual that is really passionate about love and relationships. Here he gives us some tips on being in love and having a successful relationship. “Honestly,... Read more »

Chicago Defender Newsmakers Gala: 5 Best Moments

Chicago Defender Newsmakers Gala: 5 Best Moments
5 Best Moments: Chicago Defender’s Newsmakers Gala By Zondra Hughes The theme was Carnavale, but the masks came off last night at the 2014 Newsmakers of the Year Gala. Business leaders, community activists, and political heads of state packed the storied Hyatt Regency Ballroom to celebrate, educate, and yes, motivate Chicagoans to support the local... Read more »
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Photos: 2014 Harlem Fine Arts Show Opening Night Gala

Photos: 2014 Harlem Fine Arts Show Opening Night Gala
By Zondra Hughes The 2014 Harlem Fine Arts Show Exhibition and Sale took place tonight at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The Opening Night Gala was a benefit for the DuSable Museum and the South Side Community Art Center.  On Friday, October 31st, Youth Empowerment Day takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; on Saturday Winston... Read more »

Lonely, Sexless and Married

Lonely, Sexless and Married
He smiled megawatts that shot straight to my soul. Incredibly handsome in person in contrast to his creepy profile picture. So we met on Twitter one day, I was browsing, minding my business and reading about others’ woes and rants. But he struck me. I’m no #TwitterHottie with thousands upon thousands of twit fans, so... Read more »

Is it WRONG to Date Your Child's Coach?

Is it WRONG to Date Your Child's Coach?
By A Comeaux Today there is an internal war going on and I’d like your assistance. Ladies, can we talk about the pros and cons of dating someone in your child’s world? The little league coach, schoolteacher, athletic instructor etc., are all people in your child’s life but not in your life. These aren’t people... Read more »
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Photos: The Black Social Network in Chicago

Photos from The Black Social Network
What a night! Thank you for your support of The Black Social Network. The original stage play, written by Zondra Hughes (intro by Celeste T. Parker, editor Sylvia Snowden), was an official event of Social Media Week Chicago. The free performance took place at Chicago State University’s Breakey Theatre on Tuesday night. The traveling college... Read more »