Posts tagged "Oprah"

What Do You Think of Those Black Chicks with Blonde Hair?

What Do You Think of Those Black Chicks with Blonde Hair?
By Zondra Hughes In college I wore my hair jet black. I guess I looked good enough; I did get a wedding ring. Fast forward to a decade ago, when at work, I shared a short elevator ride with a stylish senior editor that I admired; sometimes she spoke to me, most times she didn’t.... 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 »

Carol's Daughter Founder Lisa Price Shares Biz and Life Balance Tips

Carol's Daughter Founder Lisa Price Shares Biz and Life Balance Tips
By Toya Nicole Last Friday, I attended the Carol’s Daughter “Stronger, Longer, Invincible Hair” event at Macy’s on State Street. To celebrate 20 years of the natural beauty brand’s existence, customers were treated to hand massages, hair consultations and sweet treats! During the event I interviewed Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter a company she... Read more »
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Fatherless Blacks: Who Stole Our Daddies?

By A Comeaux In the wake of a glorious holiday celebrating someone’s freedom from somewhere that doesn’t include African descendants, there were 70 shootings in Chicago and OWN aired a show on Fatherlessness in America. Maybe I took off too fast. Allow me to set the stage: America, Black America primarily, is daddy-less due to... Read more »

Black Women and Beauty: Oprah Screens Dark Girls Documentary

By Zondra Hughes Colorism, the dirty little secret embedded in Black society’s beauty standard, never seems to die.  Colorism, in a nutshell, is preferential treatment for skin tones and features that mimic the European standards of beauty. The saying goes: If you’re White you’re alright. If you’re yellow, you’re mellow. If you’re brown, stick around. But... Read more »

Should Ex-Fiancée Sue Gay NBA Player Jason Collins? Hell Yeah.

Should Ex-Fiancée Sue Gay NBA Player Jason Collins? Hell Yeah.
By Zondra Hughes Washington Wizards Jason Collins bravely chose to live authentically as a gay man. This is a major victory for gay athletes who have been conditioned (or shamed) to live in the shadows. This is a major victory for Black gay men who have been conditioned (or threatened) to live in the shadows... Read more »
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My Next Chapter...What's Yours?

My Next Chapter...What's Yours?
By Yolanda Yanni Brown It’s 2012 and guess what? You’ve made it! You’ve been given a second chance to do something great or greater. If your 2011 was anything like mine, there were several times where I just wanted to throw in the towel, wave my white flag, even seclude myself on a remote island... Read more »