Sometime after Jack-o-Lantern Trick-or-Treat buckets and bobbing for apples, Halloween became the holiday for grown-ups. As such, adult themes have cleverly meandered their way into the festivities. Choosing a Halloween costume may seem like a mundane endeavor. But the crazy get-up you choose to wear on October 31st speaks volumes about your inner sex kitten. Keep reading »
March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. Since today is the last day of this awesome month, we’ll be going out with a bank, spotlight FIVE women who rock.
GWENDOLYN BROOKS (1917-2000)
There are several influential African Americans — women especially — who sometimes fall through the cracks of history. Gwendolyn Brooks is one of them. Where women are concerned, there are few socially and politically influential people who can be called amazing. But a quick peek into the life and accomplishments of Gwendolyn Brooks is sufficient to comprehend the impact that she has had on today’s African American culture.
Born in 1917, Gwendolyn Brooks came from a typical loving family with parents who celebrated education. Her mother left a teaching career to focus on family life. And because the costs of medical school were too high, her father pushed aside the idea of becoming a doctor, settling for janitorial work instead. Years later, Gwendolyn Brooks herself would experience the sting of “settling,” taking on typing jobs and domestic work despite having submitted over 75 poems to The Chicago Defender.
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Chances are, if you’re watching the Super Bowl, you or someone watching it with you, is eating chicken wings. What flavor you’re eating can be super revealing — or so we like to think. After the jump, what your favorite wing flavor says about you… Keep reading »
You are a single woman who’s turned to the internet to find that special someone. Swapping pics is no longer a difficult chore; so now you’re faced with the daunting task of wading through literally thousands of online profiles in order to determine which ones are of interest to you. Keep reading »
Celebrities are continuously being caught up in the words they utter in interviews and other sound-bytes. Some celebs say the funniest, most entertaining things. Others are known for their more reserved demeanors. Keep reading »
Everyone knows who the A-List celebrities are. They are the ones who have a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the ones who cause the biggest stir in Tinseltown. And while most of us recognize who these people are, as one moves on down the “scale” of famous people, it is obvious that the rich and famous are divided into some obscure (and not so obscure) categories. Keep reading »