To save or not to Save-the-Date Cards

June 16, 2011
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In the past save the date cards were viewed as purely optional or a frivolous unnecessary expense. In recent years this expendable piece has become an essential part of the wedding stationery package. Renowned etiquette coach and wedding planner Shaun Tiffany Adeoye attributes this new necessity  to  economic change. “The growing bustle of the new working family has heightened  the need for advance notice. It is no longer optional but moreover […]

Abortion is a Woman’s Decision–Not the State’s

March 3, 2011
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What a hot mess. I checked in to Facebook today, only to learn that South Dakota is on the path to passing a very disturbing law. The law would require women to wait a full 72 hours before they can have an abortion–those 72 hours can be the difference between life and death. On top […]

Today is election day–did you vote?

February 22, 2011
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Drop by any black household, visit any black church or tune in to the chatter at any black beauty salon in America and you are bound to hear the gripes of what it means to be black in America and how we are never given a fair shake. So why is it that today, Feb. […]

Ishuz Ent. Presents Afrodisiology 101

February 18, 2011
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Looking for something to get into tonight on this extended Presidents’ Day weekend (well, for those of us who are lucky enough to have a three-day weekend)? Check out Ishuz Entertainment tonight at Jak’s tap, 901 W Jackson, for their show, “Afrodisiology 101.” If you’re into Rihanna, Kim Zolciak or other “singers” who can’t really sing, then this […]

Traveling Abroad — Living While I’m Alive

February 15, 2011
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In less than 21 days, I will be traveling abroad for the first time in my life! Sure, I’ve been to Canada and Mexico several times and all throughout the United States, but that doesn’t count. This time I’m going overseas and will be setting foot on European soil. What brings about this sudden trip, you […]

Pepsi’s SuperBowl commerical–offensive or not so much?

February 9, 2011
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Every since Sunday’s SuperBowl, I’d been hearing rumblings about the Pepsi Max commercial, in which a black woman is depicted slamming her husband’s head into the counter, smashing soap into his mouth and a host of other unflattering portrayals. At first, I thought people were probably overreacting, but now that I’ve seen it myself, I […]

365 Days Later — Moving Forward After the Loss of a Loved One

January 27, 2011
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365—That’s how many days it’s been since I’ve seen or heard my grandmother alive. I frequently envision her in my dreams and, while it’s comfort, my life just hasn’t been the same. Losing someone close to you is a lonely thing. People around are afraid to mention the loved one, for fear of making you […]

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