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Ishuz Ent. Presents Afrodisiology 101

February 18, 2011 by


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 […]

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

February 9, 2011 by


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 […]

Unprofessional professionals – Dealing with negative comments about black-owned businesses

January 24, 2011 by


I know in the African American community, some tend to be hypercritical of black-owned businesses. It’s not uncommon to hear: “Oh, well it’s black-owned, so what did you expect?” I have a problem with this and similar comments for two main reasons: 1) The African American community is clearly outnumbered by other businesses, not only because of […]

Jennifer Hudson goes from a 16 to a 6?

January 6, 2011 by


Have you seen the new Weight Watchers commercials? Jennifer Hudson is back and she is looking absolutely amazing! According to this description on USA Today, Hudson has gone from a 16 to a 6 since last April. I’m not so convinced that she is only a size 6, as I am an 8 – 10 and she […]

Resources for Growing Out Your Perm — Updated

January 5, 2011 by


If you’re thinking about embarking on the journey from permed to natural hair, then you will definitely need support. Trust me, I made the transition nearly five years ago and it was not easy. Catering to the needs of the two hair textures that coexisted in my head back in 2006 was somewhat of a […]

The REAL reason Chilli is still single

January 4, 2011 by


Last year, I was excited to see one-third of my all-time favorite girl group, TLC, back in the limelight with “What Chilli Wants.” After watching a season’s worth of what it was that Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas was seeking in a man, I realized with the rest of the world that her demands were painstakingly unrealistic. […]

Are criticisms of Oprah’s new network out of ignorance?

January 3, 2011 by


On Sunday, Jan. 2, Oprah Winfrey made history, introducing the highly anticipated Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN for short. The network features rich content from a variety of Oprah’s “all-stars,” including Suze Orman, Dr. Phil and and even the queen herself. Formerly the Discovery Health Channel, OWN’s around-the-clock educational and inspirational programming should be fitting for all […]