Archive for 2015

I Dated an Undercover Crackhead and He Almost Killed Me

I Dated an Undercover Crackhead and He Almost Killed Me
By A Comeaux My crackhead ex-lover smelled of cologne once enticing, but now stale and outdated. He dressed nice if slacks, church shoes, dull pinky rings adorned with dull diamond chips with sweaters reminiscent of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood counts. And he had the persistence of a runaway slave for freedom, in his pursuit of me.... Read more »

A Taste of Sicily for the Holidays

A Taste of Sicily for the Holidays
By Dawj Sangster– As the holidays approach us and we enjoy time with family and friends; we consider dinner parties, gifts, delicious food and decide on the tasty cocktails to provide for our guests. As a wine taster and foodie that loves Italian  cuisine, I was delighted to assist with promoting WinesOfSicily Chicago private event,... Read more »

PHOTOS: TDG Rookie Basketball Combine

PHOTOS: TDG Rookie Basketball Combine
by Dawj Sangster– At a time when the fine city of Chicago is in an uproar over violence, Darren Hammond, CEO of The Darren Group, is making a difference in the lives of our youth through sports and education. Darren, along with international brands, former pro athletes and others joined forces to keep youth fit,... Read more »
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Social Media Reality Check: Your Fans & Followers May Not Like You

Social Media Reality Check: Your Fans & Followers May Not Like You
By Angela T.  Jones Social media is not going away; it is truly embedded into our culture and it redefines  how we communicate with one another. That can be both good and bad. Social media can be good thing because it allows us to communicate with people that we may normally have not had access... Read more »

Financial Empowerment: Top 5 Things Rich People Do to Stay Rich

1. Negotiate purchases.  For example, if you’re buying a car, shop around advises Reginald E. Humphrey, Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity at General Motors. “Negotiate and then go from one dealership to the next. Ask the questions: What is the auto loan interest rate? Run the numbers if I lease the vehicle vs. if it buy it.” If you do decide to lease a car, Humphrey adds: “Don’t ever take negative equity to the next car lease commitment.”
By Zondra Hughes Financial illiteracy is expensive. In other words, the more you don’t know about money and credit, the more it will cost you down the line. To that end, The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund  launched the Financial Empowerment Series, sponsored by Chevrolet, a free event to teach money management... Read more »

“Why We Didn’t Protest When a 9-Year-Old was Murdered”

“Why We Didn’t Protest When a 9-Year-Old was Murdered”
By Sylvia Snowden For some strange reason, a lot of people–black, white and otherwise–have asked me “Why do black people only care when the police kill a black person?  Why didn’t black people get this upset when a black person killed a 9-year-old black child named Tyshawn Lee?” I mean, I don’t really know, but... Read more »
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Free Event: Money Matters Financial Empowerment Series

Attendees at the Rainbow PUSH Money Matters workshops sponsored by Chevrolet Saturday, October 31, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. The goal of the workshops is to help demystify the complexities of college financing, credit, and the benefits of long-term money management. Held in conjunction with at the annual PUSH Automotive Summit. (Photo by Todd Burford for Chevrolet)
By Claire LeBlanc, intern, Six Brown Chicks The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund have partnered to bring the Financial Empowerment Series powered by Chevrolet to Chicago. If you were waiting for a financial workshop worth your time, this is the one. This is a FREE one-day financial workshop that will inform and... Read more »

Top 5 Reasons You Must See CREED

Top 5 Reasons You Must See CREED
By A Comeaux I, like most of you, have seen the promos for CREED with an incredibly buffed, perfectly toned Michael B. Jordan and suffered immediate salivations. The steam ended there. I think he’s a good enough actor. I’ve supported all of his films in part because I’m raising a young black male child and... Read more »

A Gift from Black Twitter: #ThanksgivingClapback

Auntie: Girl You’ve GAINED WEIGHT. Me: Auntie, you’ve LOST EDGES. (Sips tea). #ThanksgivingClapBack pic.twitter.com/n0JLV3Xfcu — SixBrownChicks (@SixBrownChicks) November 25, 2015 So you’re not looking forward to those uncomfortable conversations with the nosy relatives this thanksgiving? Don’t fret, Black Twitter has your back. Happy Thanksgiving. xoxo, Claire the Classy Intern Get your blog delivered to you!... Read more »
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Graphic Laquan McDonald Video Released

Graphic Laquan McDonald Video Released
Viewer discretion is advised. Confrontation begins at 5:22. WARNING: Graphic Video, viewer discretion is advised. Chicago Police released dashcam video that shows a police officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan Mcdonald in 2014. #laquanmcdonald Get your blog delivered to you! Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. Six Brown Chicks’ list... Read more »