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THE FEMALE SOLUTION: Polygyny: An Honorable Family Culture of Inclusion

Polygyny: An Honorable Family Culture of Inclusion By Naimah Latif Columnist   Culture, defined as the sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another, constantly evolves based on a community’s collective need for survival. This month of April on The Female Solution radio show, we have been examining the culture of polygyny, the practice of one man marrying tw ...

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ASK ALMA: My Niece Didn’t Invite Me to Her Wedding

                    ASK ALMA: My Niece Didn’t Invite Me to  Her Wedding                   Dear Alma, I have never been this shocked and pissed all at the same time. My niece must be trippin! She has got to be crazy! I just received a group email of pictures of her wedding with a note that says here are the picture ...

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A Young Sister ‘Hashtagged’ Me Out of My Silo

                By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When a colleague dropped the line, “You can’t hashtag your way to freedom,” I loved it! I laughed out loud, and promised that I’d not borrow the line, but steal it because I was so enamored of it. I’ve used it quite a few times since then, and gotten my share of grins and guffaws. So I used it again and again, always ...

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Panamanian Culture Celebrated at Village Leadership Academy’s World Scholars Gala

Panamanian Culture Celebrated at Village Leadership Academy’s World Scholars Gala Windy City LIVE’s  Ji Suk Yi to Host Annual Fundraising Event   Ji Suk Yi Television personality Ji Suk Yi will serve as the guest host during Village Leadership Academy’s sixth annual World Scholars Program Gala, set for Sunday, April 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Nacional 27, located at 325 W. Huron in Chicago.  Ji Suk is the ...

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The power of the shrug

   The power of the Shrug   JOCELYN MORRIS FASHION COLUMNIST   Some call it a bolero. Others call it a shrug. Most of the time, these words are interchangeable and mean the same thing. A shrug/bolero is a basically a short, fitted cardigan or jacket with sleeves. I’m wearing one in the photo. You probably couldn’t tell at first but my shirt is actually sleeveless. A shrug can have either short sle ...

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Letting Go Peacefully:

THE FEMALE SOLUTION Letting Go Peacefully: How To Break Up Without Breaking Down By NaimahLatif Columnist   “I hate you!  I never want to see you again!” My friend Evelyn’s 16 year old daughter Samantha screamed into her cell phone and to emphasize her point, threw the phone on the floor. I heard a cracking sound. “Her and her boyfriend broke up yesterday,” Evelyn informed me.  “They been screaming at ...

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ASK ALMA – Confronting an Alcoholic Friend

      Confronting an Alcoholic Friend Dear Alma,   I have a dear friend who is the sweetest, kindest person you could ever hope to know. She remembers everything you’ve ever told her, and always follows up to find out how things went. But, she’s a drinker. The last time we met for brunch, there was unlimited champagne, and she had seven or eight glasses. When we go out for dinner, she al ...

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Will you spend your rent on weave?

Will you spend your rent on weave? By Tiffani Knowles Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times With the low-income levels of Black women living in Miami’s Upper East Side and the rise of the Black natural hair movement, some question the viability of the new, luxury hair extension boutique Indique that opened in the Miami Modern district last month. Indique’s grand opening is April 11 and will have consulta ...

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        By Naimah Latif Columnist THE FEMALE SOLUTION For Better Or Worse, Til Death Do You Part? Really? “Free at last! Free at Last! Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last!” My friend Diana was triumphantly waving her divorce papers that had just come in the mail as she scurried over to the table at the restaurant where our little group met for lunch. We couldn’t help but laugh at her us ...

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My Daddy is Having a Baby with a Young Thang!

ASK ALMA My Daddy is Having a Baby with a Young Thang! Dear Alma, My 59-year-old father may have conceived a child with his 28-year-old girlfriend. I say “may” because his girlfriend sleeps around, and everybody in town knows it. My father is raising this child as his own. He asked my siblings and me to accept this baby and his girlfriend in our lives. He wants them invited to family parties, holidays, birt ...

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