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Singing Surgeon Shakes Up Internet:  A musically gifted doctor is bringing people hope during these difficult times. Dr. Elvis Francois, aka ‘The Singing Surgeon,’ is an orthopedic surgery resident at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He also happens to be an amazing singer, and he just recorded a gorgeous cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” on Instagram to lift people’s spirits in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.  His fellow surgeon Dr. William Robinson accompanies him on the piano.  He says… “In life, there are so many things that divide us. Religion, race, politics, social status and many more….But today a global pandemic brings us all together as one,” Francois wrote on Instagram. “Over the next few months our health care system will be tested. Many lives will be lost. Health care providers will be under an incredible amount of stress to save thousands of people. But when times are as dark as they are today, nothing shines brighter than the human spirit.”  Click here to hear the good doctor sing.

French Montana Hit With Alleged Sexual Assault On Intoxicated Woman:  According to Page Six, an unidentified woman is suing French Montana for allegedly committing sexual battery when she was drugged and then raped in his home.  The victim, known as “Jane Doe” is also suing Montana’s employee, Mansour Bennouna, and Coke Boy Records for assault and battery, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence.  The alleged victim claims the Bronx rapper and his employee “had a longstanding practice of inviting women to their recording sessions, or choosing women at bars, and inviting them back to the Hidden Hills house.” (Home pictured on left) Docs go on to allege that the defendants would get women drunk and high, “with the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with them, without any regard to whether or not they consented, or were able to consent.”  She also claims that Montana and the others named in the suit “would sometimes without the women’s knowledge or consent provide drugs to interfere with the women’s ability to knowingly consent to sexual activity.” While at his house, she completely blacked out after drinking a shot given her.  She recalls being incapacitated and “several men coming in and out of the bedroom.” She also alleges Montana “was one of the men who entered the room and sexually assaulted her.”  She claims she had been “drugged and raped” and had a rape kit administered following the incident and reported it to the police.

Prince’s Family Has Yet To Receive Money From His Estate:  According to The Blast, the recipients to Prince’s fortune want his estate to pay up immediately.  The music icon’s blood siblings, Norine, Sharon, and John, reportedly filed legal documents in hopes of getting the ball rolling on “payment for service and efforts provided to the Estate.”  They claim that while “others” have been compensated, they have yet to be paid after putting time and energy into “business matters” related to the $200 million estate, which is currently being run by Comerica Bank. “As this Court is aware, the Estate has now been on-going for over three years,” the documents reportedly state. “In this time, millions have been paid to the Personal Representatives, their accountants, attorneys, and legal advisors.” The heirs accused Comerica of making money decisions without notifying them, which the bank has denied. Last year, a Minnesota judge denied the siblings’ request to limit the bank’s power over the estate. Prince died without a will but a judge ruled that his estate would be split between his six half-siblings. His brother, Alfred Jackson, who was 1/6 of the estate heirs died in 2019, while Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, sold off a chunk of her percentage of the estate to cover legal bills.  This is why having a will is so important.


by Sarah Smart

Q. I accidentally overheard a woman I’ve been dating for several months refer to me as a “jerk.”  She doesn’t know I overheard her, and I’ve been unable to talk to her since because I’m greatly disturbed that the remark was not made in anger.  I am suddenly intimidated by female contact because I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.  I would think by most standards, I would be considered a prize compared to other guys.  I am 44, have my own business and considered handsome by most standards. I really don’t know who to discuss this with and I’m hoping since you appear to be very knowledgeable in these matters, you can give me some insight. I don’t want to ask her because she won’t tell me the truth.   MORE

The Dating Chronicles  

The Switch

 The train was coming and Anna’s spirit was high as she anticipated climbing aboard.  She had been planning all weekend for this day and her excitement was apparent.  “That’s a pretty outfit you’ve got on,” said a woman who was also waiting on the train.  “You must be going someplace special, that outfit is too pretty for work,” she laughed.  “I am,” Anna replied with a mysterious wink, “I am.”   As the train drew nearer, her excitement increased.  She knew he’d be there, reading the morning paper and occasionally glancing up to look out the window.   MORE


Point Of View
Why He Stopped Calling

by Jay Baldwin

My co-worker Carla was perplexed.  She hadn’t heard from Bill in a week, and she couldn’t reach him by phone.  The last time they were together, he’d received an emergency phone call and had to leave her best friend’s birthday party.  They had been dating four weeks and seemed to be getting along well.  She wracked her brain trying to figure out why he suddenly disappeared, but she couldn’t think of anything that made sense.  MORE 



When Opposites Attract

by Dani Stone

When Carrie and Chris started dating heavily, Carrie gave up her friends, extracurricular activities and going to church.  Chris’s presence in her life was all she needed.  Unfortunately, he did not feel the same way. Though he seemed committed to the relationship, he never proclaimed his love, but Carrie did…and often.   Chris preferred to maintain the same lifestyle with few adjustments, and Carrie resented him not being as consumed with her as she was with him.  She complained about him not making the same sacrifices for the sake of the relationship. MORE


A Day In The Life

The Wait…

Sound Familiar?

by Lisa Laird

It’s 10:00 at night and you haven’t heard a word from Alex.  He was due there at 8:00.  You wonder where on earth could he be?   You keep a steady watch at the window and you take a sip of the wine you poured earlier.  You are drinking wine (your second glass) to soothe your nerves and every time the phone rings, you jump and you’re disappointed when it’s someone else. It’s now 10:30 and you’re spent with exhaustion.  You pace the floor in anger as you imagine him somewhere flirting or having fun with no thought of the time or you. You’ve been here before.  You become angrier.  How could he do this to you? MORE _________________________________________________________________________

In Celebration Of Women’s History Month, We Salute Single Women Who Made History

Hattie McDaniel (1895-1952) was an actress and professional singer-songwriter, and comedian. She is best known for her role as “Mammy” in Gone with the Wind (1939), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.  She became the first person of color to win an Oscar. She was also the first black woman to sing on the radio in the United States.  McDaniel has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood.  In 2006, she became the first black Oscar winner honored with a US postage stamp. Despite her celebrity, McDaniel bore the harsh brunt of racism. When the movie Gone With The Wind premiered in Atlanta in 1939, studio head David O. Selznick asked that McDaniel be permitted to attend, but MGM advised him not to, because of Georgia’s segregation laws. MORE


Single Scenarios

Observations & Opinions

Kay: “I used to feel anger and bitterness at men in general.  I was convinced that most men were self-centered, cold and uncaring creatures.  I had experienced the confusion and callousness of two men who spurned my love and devotion for the flailing arms of other women.  It took a long time to figure out that though men can be complex and fickle, they still want and desire love just like women do. They just prefer it with a woman who is a superb actress, and one who has learned the art of using her imagination to keep a man’s psyche off balance.” MORE


Inside The Male Room

We Asked This QuestionWhat Holds Your Attention In A Relationship?

by Coco Diong

TOM – “A woman, who doesn’t try to impress me. She is what she is and she makes no apologies for it. I also appreciate a woman who likes her body and it’s evident, whether she’s large or small.” GEORGE – “A woman with a wonderful sense of humor… who can be my buddy and my lover.” GLENN – “A smart woman can lead me down the primrose path. I also enjoy a woman who loves life and enjoys it with or without me.” JACK – “A woman with a sharp mind can have me forever if she uses her mind in a positive way. A woman’s mind is what makes her exciting, challenging, and interesting.” MORE


Popping The Question

In A Big Way

by Cheryl Lakes

In spite of all the forlorn statistics on finding a serious mate in today’s world, marriage continues to thrive among today’s singles. Many men are far more creative when popping the question, then we would imagine. More guys are seeking ways to enhance this special event and are going all out to succeed in making it memorable. YVONNE: “On my birthday, my boyfriend was out of town and he had a box of candy delivered to me at work. When I opened the box to share the candy with my co-workers, there was no candy, but another smaller box, which was wrapped in very expensive paper.” MORE

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