Category: Zondra Hughes

This Valentine's Day, Don't Be Fooled by Mr. & Mrs. TikTok

This Valentine's Day, Don't Be Fooled by Mr. & Mrs. TikTok
By Zondra Hughes  Those cute TikTok videos of couples cooking and dancing together really hit differently during a global pandemic. I was dozing off to Netflix in my dimly-lit abode when a TikTok notification invaded my peace. I glanced at my phone to witness a cute couple, all toned and perfect, laughing, preparing an elaborate... Read more »

#JusticeForKenneka: 6 Lessons for Women

#JusticeForKenneka: 6 Lessons for Women
By Zondra Hughes Here’s what we know for sure: KENNEKA JENKINS, 19, went to a hotel party with friends; a day later, she was found dead in a freezer. What transpired from the elevator ride to the party on the 9th floor of the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center., to Kenneka’s final... Read more »

Chicago Auto Show Goes Rogue!

Rogue One: Photo: Zondra Hughes
By Zondra Hughes If you’re a Star Wars fan, don’t miss this year’s Chicago Auto Show. Nissan invited a national team of automotive journalists to #CAS17 to see their American Titan Truck, the sleek Midnight editions of their popular vehicles, and yes, the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition.  (Yours truly was not... Read more »
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TITAN Takeover in Chicago

TITAN Takeover in Chicago
Automotive media, lifestyle bloggers, and social media influencers recently put the new 2017 TITAN through its paces; climbing logs, towing trailers, accelerating, on-road handling and playing in the dirt. The #TITANDrive event took place last night at the Odeum Theatre in Villa Park. To get on the list for future events like this one, send... Read more »

6 Social Media Posts That Will Keep You Single

5.	The ‘My Ex is Crazy’ post. Leave your ex alone, physically, mentally and on your social network. Nothing is more unattractive than a person who badmouths their ex-lover. Why? A potential mate may fear you would badmouth him/her as well, and will steer clear of you.
By Zondra Hughes I’m producing The Black Social Network play in a few days; it’s one of 40 short plays to appear in the prestigious Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. In the play, one of the characters, Jasmine, is going through a breakup and decides to post everything that is going on in her private life,... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »