Category: friendship

In Loving Memory of Dr. Dawj

Editor’s Note: We were saddened to learn of the sudden death of beloved Six Brown Chicks member Dr. Dawgelene Sangster. Here, our Gina B. shares sentiments. By Gina B. A decade or so ago, I received a call from Zondra Hughes, asking me to be a part of a group called Six Brown Chicks.  With... Read more »

Colored People Salad: Race Talk Over Lunch

Colored People Salad: Race Talk Over Lunch
By Nicole Harding You know it’s summer in our house when that first Saturday comes and the macaroni salad is in the fridge waiting for the boys to come and get it. It’s a summer Saturday staple; from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can count on it. As I stood at the island making... Read more »

Don't Ignore This Relationship Red Flag

Don't Ignore This Relationship Red Flag
By Angela T. Jones The one red flag that I believe women ignore–that defines the true intentions of SOME insecure men–is a man who always points out a woman’s physical flaws.  And yes, he expects her flaws to be fixed. All people have flaws. Some physical flaws come with being a woman. One example is... Read more »
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Hey Woman, That Slut is Your Sister

Hey Woman, That Slut is Your Sister
By Tinita Tennant She’s a slut. She’s a whore. And she’s your Sister. Seriously my last nerve was plucked as I watched one of the leading daytime talk shows debate if another woman was indeed a slut or not. I was perturbed to hear another woman say she’s not a slut, she’s a whore; a... Read more »

Sneaky Woman Dating Friends' Husbands

Sneaky Woman Dating Friends' Husbands
By Kym B. How do you tell your very close friend that her continuous pattern of dating married men is wrong? Let me clarify, her bad habit involves dating married men that are her friends’ husbands. Since I have been privy to her side life, it has made girls night out very uncomfortable. When we... Read more »

Tales of Disrespect: When Your Best Friend Disappears

 Tales of Disrespect: When Your Best Friend Disappears
By Courtney Waldon “Did she just…? No she didn’t!” These are phrases we use when someone has crossed a line or disrespected us. How do you handle the feeling, especially when it’s a close friend? Let me tell you my story, I’ll try to keep it brief. Let’s call my friend Veronica. Veronica and I... Read more »
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Do NOT Launch a Business with Friends! Here's Why

Do NOT Launch a Business with Friends! Here's Why
By Shemeka Michelle The Sweetest Revenge Most of the time I’m very blunt and straight to the point. Even when I ponder my thoughts and really think before I speak, I’m just not good at sugarcoating. Those who know me understand that, unless I’m angry, I speak with all sincerity even if the truth stings.... Read more »

Go Get My Damn Sisters!

Go Get My Damn Sisters!
by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster– When I was 9, a family moved next door to me in our home in Englewood that had several children; one of which was a girl my age. She and I quickly became friends and played together daily. We would laugh and talk about everything that we thought was important... Read more »

Hey Black Girl: Don't Be Bitter

Hey Black Girl: Don't Be Bitter
By A Comeaux Good morning and good evening. Come in and take a seat please, as there are a few things I want to talk to you about, Black girl. No disrespect. We all have a little girl in us that we channel and she’s the one who needs to hear this. I want to... Read more »
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Our Birthday Giveaway! And Our Top 15 Moments

We're three years old today!
Three years ago ChicagoNow community manager Jimmy Greenfield gave us a blog. And the rest, as you know, is history. Here’s a look back at our years of community service, fab giveaways, and our favorite moments. ENTER TO WIN! Thank you for being here through our journey. And, enter to win our gift to you…Baggage... Read more »