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Eric Garner: He Was Murdered. Definitively.

It looks like Eric Garner, the victim of homocide via the Staten Island police, might get some justice. According to the New York Daily News, "The … [Read more...]

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Cool Tools To Help You Get Your Yoga On

I know everyone has a preference, but I personally believe that yoga is the single most amazing, body changing, stress reducing, and weight loss … [Read more...]

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Writer Reads “Swirling,” and Is Overwhelmed with Tears. Find Out Why.

You won't want to miss this. One of the most touching letters I've ever received. Ladies, don't let anyone tell you that non-black men are not … [Read more...]

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#NWNW: Don’t Look for the New Man to Clean Up the Mess.

It's very rare that I get questions that stir my emotions, frustrate me, and make me deeply sad. I just received such a letter from a very young … [Read more...]

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Quick! Help Me Create Some Meals with the Massive Harvest!

Whew. Got back from the Tenth Annual BlogHer conference in San Jose feeling a bit nervous. I mean, I called everyday to say hello to the hubby and … [Read more...]

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QOTW: “Help! My White Friends Ask My Black Girlfriend Dumb Questions!”

How many us have felt like you've had to be the ambassador of all black people when you're around people of other races? On guy wrote me, fed up that … [Read more...]

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Ladies, Be VERY Careful Dating Ethnic Men. Parents and Family Often Come First

I recently read an article on Your Tango called, "My Boyfriends Was Ashamed of Me Because I'm Black." I'll admit, the first thought the writer was … [Read more...]

99 Reasons Wheat and Sugar are Your Problem.

One night last week when I had the munchies I decided to try eating a bowl of cereal that I thought was gluten free (silly me; buckwheat is still … [Read more...]

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Reader Letter: Black Woman Married to a Black Man Sees the Site for What It Is

I love it when people finally "get" it. The letter... I pop in on your site from time to time and my feelings about what you are trying to do have … [Read more...]

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Love It! Couple I Interviewed for Loving Day 2014 Tied the Knot!!

I just love it when this happens, and it happens a lot. Last year, courtesy of online dating site, DateWhoYouWant.com, I was able to attend the … [Read more...]

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Gotta Say Something Because This is Inexcusable: Eric Gardner Didn’t Have to Die for 50 Cents.

Many of you know that I draw a hard line on black men in the community who abandon their children en masse and never even think of marrying the … [Read more...]

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Nutritious, Delicious, and Filling: How to Make Your Own Sun Dried Tomatoes

I've had mixed success with tomatoes this season. My heirloom tomatoes I grew from seed have produced "meh,"  (good but not prolific) but the two … [Read more...]

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Have You Seen This Hunk? Nick Bateman Blows Up Facebook.

Take a look at this specimen of perfection... So who is he? He's Nick Bateman. A model, actor, and wanna-be Ninja Turtle that has everyone on … [Read more...]