Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Black History Month - Dr. Marting Luther King Jr. & Mrs. Coretta Scott King


Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott were married on June 18, 1953 in Marion, Ala. King’s father, also a minister, performed the ceremony on Coretta’s parent’s lawn. 

In 1955, they took part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, just weeks after the birth of their first Yolanda Denise. That was the first of over a decade of nonviolent protests together, while raising their four children in a Christian home. The couple endured their home being bombed in 1956 and numerous threats on his life. However, there were many times when she was not able to be with her husband during protests, because their children were young.

“My devoted wife has been a constant source of consolation to me through all the difficulties…. My wife was always stronger than I was through the struggle. While she had certain natural fears and anxieties concerning my welfare, she never allowed them to hamper my active participation in the movement. Corrie proved to be that type of wife with qualities to make a husband when he could have been so easily broken. In the darkest moments, she always brought the light of hope.

I am convinced that if I had not had a wife with the fortitude, strength and calmness of Corrie, I could not have withstood the ordeals and tensions surrounding the movement,” King wrote in Chapter 5 of his autobiography.

Coretta said that she was married to her husband, but she was also married and dedicated to the cause. In her profile, she was recorded as saying, “Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.”

The Real Wives of Chicago will like to honor, Mr. & Mrs. Martin & Coretta King, Thank You for your Contribution!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012



Unfortunately because marriage has such a negative stigma, we HAPPILY MARRIED women have developed pet peeves..  Mines is when people say, "yall still married?" ...I so dislike this, smh!!!!

We've also developed husband pet peeves, He comes home and throws his coat and clothes on one couch, and his gloves, hat, scarf, etc. on another couch.  His shoes in one place, his wallet in the kitchen, and so on, instead of putting them all in one place in his closet!!!!!!  ...I so dislike this!!!!!!

What are your negative stigma pet peeves, and husband pet peeves? 

Monday, February 27, 2012

MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: Bigger and Better 2012 Sisterhood


Yesterday, we welcomed new members into our Sisterhood.  When we host these meet and greets, its as if the holy spirit is speaking from everyone's mouths, and is assuring us that we are in the right place, and something wonderful is taking place.  So in light of the spirit, I would like to motivate all of the sisters, new, old, and potential to accept the things that the spirit have set in front of you, love yourself, love your husband, honor your sisterhoods, and the next time someone ask you about your relationship, say I am HAPPILY MARRIED!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Black History Month - Mr. & Mrs. Herbert & Zelmyra Fisher


Herbert Fisher married Zelmyra on May 13, 1924.  They are in the World Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living African American couple.  Married for 84 years, Herbert, age 105, and Zelmyra, age 103, don’t seem to be fazed by their accomplishment.  Zelmyra says there are “No secrets.  There isn’t any secret. It was only God that kept us together.”

The two built their home on the belief and intention that the marriage would last forever. They now enjoy sitting on the porch as people pass by, watching television together and the company of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The two have managed to keep their marriage strong because of a mutual love and respect that they have and show toward each other. And they say if they had it all to do over, they wouldn’t change a thing.

Just recently, they received a signed commendation from President Obama with a promise of an official invitation to the White House to meet him.

The Real Wives of Chicago will like to honor, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert & Zelmyra, Thank You for your Contribution of love, respect and togetherness!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012



Here's the scenario:

Your Husbands younger nieces and nephews are not living up to their full potential.  Some of them don't have high school diplomas.  Some of them are not in school.  They don't have jobs, they don't have arrest records, but they're just not motivated to do anything with themselves, other than speak nonsense on facebook, drink and have sex.  You've tried talking to your husband about his family, and he's disappointed with them, but doesn't do anything about it.  Some of your nieces and nephews come to you with request, problems, etc.,  so therefor this involves you directly.   You want to help them because you feel they need it, but you don't because you fill they're just taking advantage.  What do you do?

Monday, February 20, 2012

MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: Tomorrow is not promised...


I'm going to keep today simple by motivating you all to love your husbands, show him you love him.  Pick your battles, don't sweat the small stuff, cause you know...tomorrow is not promised...

Honor him now...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Black History Month - Mr. & Mrs. Medgar & Myrlie Evers


Mr. & Mrs. Medgar & Myrlie Evers  contribution to African-American history opened up the doors for  African-Americans by fighting for us in the Civil Rights Movement.  In 1952, after earning a Bachelors Degree in Business Medgar Evers began working with the NAACP traveling and organizing peaceful protest, and voter registration drives.  He was elected to be the organizations first secretary and continued to speak on behalf of his people.  

June 12, 1963 Mr. Evers was shot in the back in his own driveway, but his dedicated wife picked up the torch, and in her husbands memory began to travel the world and continuing to travel spreading her husbands words, and the progress of the Civil Rights Movement. 

The Real Wives of Chicago will like to honor, Mr. & Mrs. Medgar & Myrlie Evers, Thank You for your Contribution!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

HOT TOPIC TUESDAY: Memorable Valentine's Day


It's Valentine's day!!!! A great opportunity to show your spouse in a special way how much you love them.  What is your most memorable Valentine's Day?

Monday, February 13, 2012

MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: I believe in you and me...


We all are shocked and saddened by the death of Whitney Houston.  We will miss her so, and on today's Motivational Monday we would like to share one of her many inspirational songs and hope that it motivates you in your life, and in your marriage.  Rest in Paradise Whitney...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Black History Month - John & Eunice Johnson


We kicked off our celebration of Black History month last week by paying tribute to our President and First Lady, Mr. & Mrs. Barack and Michelle Obama.  This week we will keep it going with another Chicago power couple, Mr. & Mrs. John & Eunice Johnson. 

Their contribution to African-American history showed African-Americans that they too are beautiful, and to show the world.  In the late 1940's they founded Johnson Publishing Co., and launched Ebony and Jet, magazines that helped black folks shape positive self-images during the days of segregated America. Billed as “the world’s largest traveling fashion show” Fashion Fair kicked off in 1958. Giving black models a chance to showcase and give black audiences a chance to see designer apparel in fund-raising shows staged in small towns and big cities across America.

They found potential in a unknown model, Pat Cleveland who if not for her paving the way for models today, there will be no Naomi Campbell, and Tyra Banks.

The Real Wives of Chicago will like to honor, Mr. & Mrs. John & Eunice Johnson, Thank You for your Contribution!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HOT TOPIC TUESDAY: In-Laws vs. Your Family


We married our mates for all different reasons, but in my case my husband is the exact opposite of me, opposites attract, and that also applies to his family.  There are some things that I love about my in-laws that I wish my own family had, and vice versa.  This brings me to the question, do you like your in-laws more than your own family?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday