Archive for November 2013

If You're With Me, Leave Your Cell Behind

If You're With Me, Leave Your Cell Behind
FRIENDS: How many of us have them? Supernaturally connecting the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Artistically canvasing layers of colors that hide childhood secrets, adult fears and interim magic. Like the first time you felt like you weren’t alone. That one time in band camp where you confessed your insecurities over lemonade and sugar... Read more »

Holiday Dating: What NOT To Do

Holiday Dating: What NOT To Do
By A Comeaux It’s that time of year again; the anticipated or dreaded holiday season, depending on whom you ask. The thing about this time of year is that no matter what you celebrate or what your beliefs are, we’re flooded with reminders that this is a time meant to be shared with those closest... Read more »

The 4 Phases of Addiction--and Recovery

The 4 Phases of Addiction--and Recovery
By Rachel Trimble Time keeps on ticking…. On the 29th of October, I celebrated three years clean from drugs and alcohol. In the grand scheme of my using career, that’s about one quarter of the time I spent using, but still quite a feat for this recovering addict. That date  is dearer to me than... Read more »
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Brides Beware: 5 ‘To-Dos’ Before You Say ‘I Do’

 Brides Beware: 5 ‘To-Dos’ Before You Say ‘I Do’
  By Jasmine Browley Last month, we were all inundated with the news of singer Ciara’s engagement to chart topping rapper, Future. Along with their happy announcement of future (pun intended) wedded bliss, came the rumblings of less than flattering coverage of Future’s baby mama drama. The rapper has three young children (an 11, 4,... Read more »

The Love Test: How to Know It's Real

The Love Test: How to Know It's Real
By Nicole Harding Lately I have heard from women young and old talking relationships, specifically marriage, and what I am hearing is a bit startling. “I need to feel butterflies, or it’s over” said one. “If he buys me a vacuum for a gift he can pack his bags,” said another.  “How do you know... Read more »

5 Bad Bosses and How to Deal With Them

5 Bad Bosses and How to Deal With Them
By Zondra Hughes On an early Saturday morning, I wore a banker’s blue suit to launch the weekend on a professional note. I was meeting with other professional women who relayed stories of being on the receiving end of great advice, mentorship, and ‘women who HELP each other in the workplace,’ and I was just... Read more »
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Shark Tank's Daymond John Judges Miller Lite Biz Competition

Hundreds of friends-turned-business partners entered the Miller Lite Tap the Future business plan competition, but only 25 semifinalists will pitch for a chance to win a portion of the $400,000 prize pool. Five of the semifinalists from Illinois and the surrounding states pitched their business idea in front of a live audience at Park West... Read more »

For Chicks Only: 9 Ways to be Thankful

For Chicks Only: 9 Ways to be Thankful
ThankFUL Chick…Putting the THANKS back into THANKSGIVING By Dawniel Patterson Winningham I will be the first to admit, when you say Thanksgiving I immediately have thoughts of turkey, my Big Mama’s dressing and Giblet Gravy, the best cakes and pies ever, and a spread of sides so deep that you’ll need two plates. This year,... Read more »

I Love Scandal, But I'm NOT Olivia Pope

I Love Scandal, But I'm NOT Olivia Pope
By A Comeaux I love Scandal, but  I if said this on Twitter the #Gladiators would snatch my wig! Here in the confines of my online blog, I will tell you my true feelings. (*Insert smirk with a side eye.) We, African-American women, are proud that we have a well-spoken, educated, attractive and fiercely dressed woman in an elite... Read more »
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Photos: The BOSS Network Power Professionals Event!

Photos: The BOSS Network Power Professionals Event!
The BOSS (Bringing Out Successful Sisters) Network recently held their annual Power Professionals event. The event was held at the beautiful Society Art Gallery at 2140 west Fulton street in Chicago, and brought out over 100 women. Regardless of the rainy weather many women decided they wanted to be, “Poured into” from some of the... Read more »