More Black Women Taking Up the Fight to Tackle Obesity

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It's no secret that some black women have a complicated relationship with food. For some of us, food means love, comfort, safety. When you're stressed … [Read more...]

Caption This. ESPN, The Body Issue.

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Two words. BRICK. HOUSE. What say you? … [Read more...]

Two Non-Bandwagon Products I’m Using to Keep My Locks Moisturized this Summer


Summer in Southern California means dry heat that can shrivel everything...from the plants in my garden, to my skin and hair. Where my hair is … [Read more...]

In Season in the “Beauty Garden,” Sweet Peppers (Container Friendly)

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I'm so excited that I've FINALLY gotten good yields from my bell peppers! There's nothing quite like a ripe, juicy sweet pepper plucked right from the … [Read more...]

Why “Marriage at First Sight” Is the Worst Thing to Happen to TV Since “Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire”


Have  any of you seen the promos for the new reality-show pablum being shoved down our throats called, Marriage at First Sight?  The general idea is … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Interracial Romance Authors Made History This Week!


Some of your favorite IR novelists got catapulted to main stream a few days ago when they were featured on USA Today. The line up for the Scandalous … [Read more...]

“A Beautiful Burden” One Man’s Commentary on Managing Cultural Differences

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By "Zac Onbothsides"   Ok. We’ve established that there’s an attraction, we’ve even talked about the awkwardness of expressing it,  or … [Read more...]

In Season in the “Beauty Garden”…Eggplant

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Hot summer months means eggplants...and lots of them. You're probably noticing that these are on sale at your local market, so nows your chance to try … [Read more...]

Ladies, Do NOT Date Interracially if You’re Too Suspicious of White Men. Please. Just…Don’t. (Letter)

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A non-black man just sent me the email below regarding an exchange he had with a black woman on OKCupid that he found attractive. This woman is so … [Read more...]

Interracial Friendly States, City by City, County by County!

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I'm working on a master list NEVER BEEN DONE before (not sure why, tho) on an interracial dating blog. Back when I co-work Swirling, we created a list … [Read more...]