Posts in category "Zondra Hughes"

Boss Moves: BFFs Quit Jobs to Launch Their Own Thing

Boss Moves: BFFs Quit Jobs to Launch Their Own Thing
By Zondra Hughes BFFs, (Best Friends Forever), take note: Today is a big day for two mothers, two daughters, two communication executives, two go-getters, and yes, two best friends, Jocelyn K. Allen and Chandra S. Lewis, as they have decided to merge their talents to create something huge. Jocelyn K. Allen a marketing and communications... 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 »

The Fire Sale at Johnson Publishing Company Feels Like Karma

The Fire Sale at Johnson Publishing Company Feels Like Karma
by Zondra Hughes When I read the Chicago Tribune article about Johnson Publishing Company selling its storied archive of African American images with the hope of getting $40 million (that’s about $8 per image, thanks Luvvie), I immediately thought of Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, I was an Associate Editor at Ebony magazine. At that time,... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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Watch: Man Cries After Volunteers Decorate His Home

Watch: Man Cries After Volunteers Decorate His Home
For four muggy, muddy days we trekked across several states (from Georgia to Ohio) to find good deals to do a good deed. In the end, a grown man cried tears of joy. GMC’s Hidden Treasure Adventure dispatched two teams of bloggers and DIYers on the World’s Longest Yard Sale. The mission? To find items... Read more »

Beware: Con ARTIST in NYC

Beware: Con ARTIST in NYC
Chalk this one up as a lesson learned, folks.  Over the weekend I strolled Times Square and happened upon a caricature artist. His stand was decorated with STUNNING depictions of celebrities and everyday folks and for a mere $5, he offered to sketch me as well. “$5, and you pay now,” he said politely, and... Read more »

Now Filming: Christopher Nolen's "72 Hours"

Now Filming: Christopher Nolen's "72 Hours"
By Zondra Hughes Christopher Nolen’s star studded romantic comedy 72 Hours will start filming locally in June. In 72 Hours, a reformed womanizer, Cleavon “Von” Burkett (Timon Kyle Durrett) was living the good life with a beautiful wife and dream job- until one day he wasn’t. With his health taking the back burner in his... Read more »
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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 »