Posts tagged "college"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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College Saved My Life

College Saved My Life
By Kierrya Isaac My life is nothing short of  a blessing; if it were not for my past I wouldn’t have an amazing future. As a young adult I had been in and out of relationships with football players,  singers, and last but not least, bad boys, and all to just to fit in with who... Read more »

Money for College: The Buick Achievers Scholarship

Oneisha Hall and her mom. 	Age: 21 •	Grade: Junior •	University: Tuskegee University •	Major: Business Administration •	First Generation College Student: No
Need money for college? Check this out! One of the largest scholarship programs in the US, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, (funded by the GM Foundation) works with the United Negro College Fund to help administer an awesome scholarship program for students that attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Meet Vivian Pickard President of the... Read more »

7 Little Things to do for Your College-Bound Kid

By Nicole Harding How could it be? That little baby you were just reading Goodnight Moon to, is packing up and moving on to college and you are FREAKING OUT! Yes, there’s no other way to put it! It’s freak-out and meltdown time but it’s okay because you are not alone! Before you go too... Read more »
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Parenting: When to Cut the Cord?

When is it Time to Let Go of Your Children? By Kym B. It took a long time for me to cut that cord I had roped around my daughter, who is now a junior in college.  Let her tell it, the knot is still wrapped around her, but little does she know I have... Read more »

Back to School...6 Strategies for Your Kids

Back to School...6 Strategies for Your Kids
Today is the first official day that our Chicago Public School children return to school. Now as a parent, I must tell you that the first day of school is always a big deal in our house. A week before the children are set to go back to school the house is transformed into a... Read more »