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Advertisers Take Notice at Rise in Multicultural Families…

If you’ve had a feeling all the ads with interracial couples and mixed-race kids has recently ramped up, it’s not your imagination. In a report by Nielsen, The Multicultural Edge: Rising Super Consumers, young and savvy spenders are setting trends and establishing brand relationships with companies that confirm their existence. From the report: The Multicultural […]

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Once Again, Main Stream Media Awards Black Dysfunction, and You LOVE…

Blackish, a comedy about prosperous black people who are relatively normal gets three million viewers. Empire, a show displaying black dysfunction, greed, and all around ratchetry gets 11 million viewers a week, and is celebrated in major black media outlets across the internet. Take a GOOD look at the two families represented in the photos […]

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Video: New Technology in Hair Care…

So I have to admit I’ve been having a lot of good hair days…so I thought it might be a good time to discuss advances in hair care that works to keep the hair on your head longer, thus granting you additional growth and thickness.Take a look…       Items I mention in the […]

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Cute Cheschleigh Video Explains Privilege Like You’re a…

This is probably the cutest and least irritating explanation of privilege ever. Kudos to  Chescaleigh and animator, Kat Blaque. That’s what I’m talkin’ bout…two sisters working together to make it happen!  

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History: Swirling for the Sake of the Children (and Yourselves) …

By Stanley Solomillo  African, Asian and multiracial adults with monoracial, biracial, and multiracial children standing in front of an unidentified school in Suriname (c. 1910).  Courtesy Janet Reiziger.  In 1910 a photograph was taken of children and adults in front of an unnamed school, possibly in Paramaribo, the capital of the Dutch colony of Suriname […]

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Carrie: “The Fling That Turned Into A Thing?”…

“The Fling That Turned Into A Thing?” By Carrie Thompson For perspective on this story, make sure you first read this. He is deserving of my vagina, but I’m still not giving it to him. For starters he does not reside full-time in America, a jet-setting golfer strongly opposed to have his personal business on the internet. […]

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Why Are “Struggle Discussions” Always More Important Than…

We’ve all heard it before. Black women swearing they won’t date interracially because they’ve bought into the notion that only a black man can understand “the struggle.” Okay; let’s say that is so. Does that trump everything else? I mean, once you’ve raged on how unfair the white supremacist system is, what else have you […]

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Has Feminism Killed Our Marriage Prospects? Controversial Author Says…

Since I’ve started blogging, I’ve heard lots of rumblings from young women that guys today are just…different. Dates have become “hangouts at the apartment with a hope of a hook up,” less men willing to wine and dine, and more men avoiding marriage. And at least one author, Janice Shaw Crouse, author of Marriage Matters, […]

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Jim and Allie – Timing Is Everything…

Allie, 46, and Jim, 44, met 23 years ago, when she was a recently-graduated student at the Coast Guard training center where Jim taught. At the time, she was dating his colleague, but she says she had a crush on him from the first day she met him. “It was his confidence, and caring personality,” […]

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Click, Date, Love: Getting the Most Out of Online Dating…

A few weeks ago, we announced my participation in Laurie Davis’ Click Date Love group coaching series. Since then, we’ve had three sessions, and you know what, I’m actually excited to try online dating again. I haven’t purchased a Match.com membership yet because I’ve been crazy busy working my day job, traveling (post coming soon […]

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Corsets and Waist Training…So It’s Really a Thing?…

Ah the corset…once an essential undergarment in the days of old has now seemed to have made a comeback. Women all over Intagram and Tumblr are showing off their sexy corsets and claiming that wearing them for extended amounts of time will create an hourglass shape. The question isn’t whether it works–wearing a corset will […]

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Gluten-Free Squash Blossoms…a MUST Try if You’ll Garden…

Last December, amongst wrapping presents and essentially going broke, I planted a few seeds in anticipation of the upcoming spring. One plant I was really excited about was my Ronde De Nice, a light green, globular zucchini that works amazing in my paleo zucchini bread. And here it is, March, and my little seed has […]

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Totally Awkward Conversation with Jay Smooth Challenges Who Has the…

OMG…if you haven’t yet seen this conversation between Jay Smooth, host of “Underground Railroad,” a popular radio show in New York City, you need to watch. In the video, MSNBC host Nancy Giles, a black woman, assumes that Jay is “co-opting” blackness, because he’s all, “street,” when he speaks, but appears white. He responds that […]

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What? Starbucks Wants Baristas to Talk About Racism?…

By: ZacofBothSides Some of my best friends are Carmel Macchiatos. This is really happening.  No not Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather , I mean, that IS happening, but no, this is better. And no- not Al Sharpton going undercover to capture a top Isis lieutenant .   Avengers opus 2? Could be fun, but you’ll […]

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LaToya: Steps to Take TODAY to Kick Start Your Fitness Journey…

I got a chance to speak with LaToya, the official BB&W ‘Best You’ trainer, to discuss how those of us who have signed up for the ‘bikini body challenge’ on our forum can get a jump on their personal fitness goals. She and I did this informational video, and I’ll share this first one, but […]

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Kesha: “My Husband Was Not the Man of My Dreams”…

By:  Kesha Fisher He was a single man and two daughters made up my world.  We set off on a quixotic journey, bumping into love and marriage along the way.  Then came the house, the children doubled, and a rescue dog sealed the deal.  I had the perfect family as far as I was concerned. […]

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Check Us Out: Alex Barnett and I Have Hilarious Convo About Blended…

  If you haven’t yet heard of comedian, Alex Barnett, I feel sorry for all the laughs you’re missing. Alex, a lawyer by trade and a funny guy by nature, is married to the gorgeously-afroed, Camille, and together they have a son, whom Alex regularly wrings his hands over like a old Jewish mother. In […]

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QOTW: “Should I Continue Dating Someone Who Might Be…

From Alexa: Christelyn, I’ve been following your page for quite some time and I was wondering if you could give me some insight on how to overcome the racial divide that seemingly happens in interracial relationships. My boyfriend is white, and while he understands racism exists, not only does it seem he is not concerned […]

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Bobbi Brown Does Mauve Like a Boss, Plus #ThePaintedLipsProject +…

By now you all know I’m a sucker for a good pink. The weekend, after taking the little princess to see Cinderella… …We went to Sephora, which is basically crack in merchant form for makeup addicts. I asked the make up artist to show me a lipstick that would give me that come-hither, sex-kitten look […]

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How to Date an Alpha Male…Do You Have What It Takes?…

*Due to the politically correct climate we live in, the author of this piece has opted to remain anonymous. First, if you’ve turned the head of a *true* alpha male, pat yourself on the back. Because an alpha male believes he should have the best of everything, and if he wants you, then you’ve got […]