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It Started with Just a Few Voices, and Now a Cocophany: The Forces Speaking Up for Black Women Are Being Heard, and Some Folks are Scared

When you've been blogging for nearly five years, you begin to notice some trends. For instance, I remember when I first came on the scene and the … [Read more...]

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More Black Women Taking Up the Fight to Tackle Obesity

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...]

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Caption This. ESPN, The Body Issue.

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

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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...]

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

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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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

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...]

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In Season in the “Beauty Garden”…Eggplant

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...]

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

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...]

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

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...]

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Open Thread: “How Do I Explain My Preference for Black Women without Sounding Like a Douche?”

Okay well he didn't say that...exactly. Here's what this 20-something white guy actually wrote... Mrs. Karazin,I'm not ashamed and I make it pretty … [Read more...]

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Why I Have Mixed Feelings About the Firing of the Co-Host of the “Opie & Anthony” Show

I remember when I was working as a lowly PR grunt representing a bagel company and trying to get a mention on the "Opie and Anthony" show when they … [Read more...]