Raise Your Hand if Your Elbows are Ashy

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Raise your hand if your skin is feeling a might tight during this long, dry winter. I don't know about you, but I'm raising my hand and looking at an … [Read more...]

Listen white guys, you REALLY need to get over your fear of the black man’s penis.

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I recently ran across a post from a "Pick Up Artist" site  by an expert giving advice to non-black men on how to date black women. It was interesting … [Read more...]

Video: “Black Women Get a Special Kind of Shade,” Says Me, Talking to Tom Joyner TV

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Check out my interview with Nikki Woods, producer for Tom Joyner TV and Black America Web, and I get pretty real about the challenges that black women … [Read more...]

Be Dramatic with a Gel Liner and Highlights

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I love playing up my eyes, and spent the majority of my primp time trying to get them just right. What I've noticed that really helps with giving me … [Read more...]

LMAO Haters are Hilarious!

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Sometimes, when I read mean and crazy stuff by people who have an insane, mouth-frothing, over-the-top hatred for me, I get sad. And then I realize, I … [Read more...]

QOTW: “Am I Wrong If I Choose to Never Date a Black Man Again?”

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I just got this note from a fan of the blog and fan page: I have a question for you Christelyn as well as the other group members who are doing the … [Read more...]

It May Be the Middle of Winter, but You Can STILL Cultivate Your ‘Beauty Garden’ Indoors

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Nobody can tell me that my frequent consumption of fresh organic produce from my kitchen garden hasn't resulted in glowing skin. And that's to no … [Read more...]

Hilarious Bedsider PSA’s Addresses the Birth Control Without the Outrage

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I was up at the wee hours of the morning last night and saw this commercial... This is brilliant, and I wish it could be shown on the … [Read more...]

New Target App Gives Cartwheel-Worthy Deals: More Than Just Coupons for Processed Food

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I'm really proud of myself that at the end of 2013, I had kept my New Year's resolution. I think I had success because I didn't give myself some long, … [Read more...]

Does This Woman Offend You?

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I'm making my rounds this morning to read all the news, rags and gossip and was struck by this woman.   Before I read the story, I took … [Read more...]

YAAAEESS! Bruno Mars Is a Multi-racial Dose of Deliciousness!

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Okay, the game was a complete blowout, and it seems as if the Seahawks were the only ones who showed up to play and actual game. The highlight, hands … [Read more...]