Is Serena Williams a Rape Apologist, or Were Her Comments About the Steubenville Rape Victim Just an Extremely Bad Choice of Words?

Serena Williams, tennis extraordinaire and french-speaking francophile, put her foot in her mouth when she made some unfortunate comments to a … [Read more...]

“So Good They Can’t Ignore You,” A Book Review


"Follow your passion" is not good advice, according to author/academic Cal Newport, yet this simple phrase has become the go-to career advice given to … [Read more...]

From Lifestyle Blogging to Being a Foodie: Black Women Bloggers You Oughta Know

Franchesca Ramsey

The experiences of black women are diverse. There are black women on the web dishing on their globetrotting, lifestyles, ideals, businesses, … [Read more...]

Black Women Are Spending Too Much Time and Effort Going to School, They Should Be Spending That Time Trying to Get Married


Numerous black women-centric websites have reported on a report issued by the United Negro College Fund which declares that black women are enrolling … [Read more...]

Why You Hate Giving Help to Poor People (Even Though You Might Have Once Been Poor)

Jeremy Clarkson, writer and presenter of Top Gear, a British television show

Why are Americans so seemingly generous on an individual level, but those same Americans who will tithe to their local church lambaste calls to pay … [Read more...]

Will Chirlane McCray Become the First Lady of New York City?

Chirlane McCray, Bill De Blasio, and their two children

In 1979 Chirlane Mccray wrote an article in Essence proclaiming herself a black feminist lesbian. In 2013 she's the wife of New York City mayoral … [Read more...]

Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego Take Their Relationship Public in Italy

Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego kissing in Capri, Italy. Image via the New York Post.

It looks like Zoe Saldana has thrown her I'm-so-androgynous-I-might- raise-my-future-children-with-a-girlfriend spiel out the window. A few weeks … [Read more...]

“Men Aren’t Stupid. And Nine Other Free Lessons That Will Change Your Life,” A Book Review

men aren't stupid and nine other free lessons that will change your life

There is no shortage of relationship books being marketed to women. In such a flooded field, a book that would be worth your time to read needs to … [Read more...]

Hot Out of the Oven, Another Off Topic Thread

Beautiful happy pin-up style housewife with kitchen utensils

The Week in Review/Hot Topics That We Didn't Get Time to Write About will be a new and recurring feature on BB&W. Unfortunately, us writers … [Read more...]

President Obama Addresses the Importance of Personal Responsibility During Morehouse Commencement Speech

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama gave the commencement speech at the only all male historically black institution of higher education in the United States, … [Read more...]

Abercrombie’s CEO Michael Jeffries Created a Public Relations Disaster When He Decided to Diss Fat People


It's on thing for you to have unpopular rude thoughts running through your head; it's quite another thing entirely to let those thoughts escape … [Read more...]