A Mother’s Day Message To the Non-Mothers

Everyone has a mother, but not everyone has a child; and some people just don't get into the celebration of certain holidays. But no matter what … [Read more...]

“How To Be An Adult,” A Book Review

Your childhood came and went, but unfortunately, even though you are now an adult, you still find yourself behaving--from time to time--as if you were … [Read more...]

Why We Don’t Talk About Black Men: A Response Post Of Sorts…


This is an unusual response post for me; I'm actually not in opposition to what was written in Brenda's very intensive post. It's actually one that … [Read more...]

“Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” A Book Review


Women can sometimes be their own worse enemy when it comes to achieving career success. That's a controversial message in light of the fact that … [Read more...]

BB&W Online Dating Challenge: Deconstruct My Profile Text!


*Gulp* I am active on four online dating sites: POF.com, Match.com, AfroRomance.com, and SeniorsMeet.com. I will be posting periodically about … [Read more...]

Reciprocity: What does that word mean to you?


What does the word 'reciprocity' mean to those of you who call yourselves BWE? This is not a trick question, but a chance for open dialogue and … [Read more...]

Kerry Washington is one of the PEEPLES, New movie coming out May 10th


Last year when Ms. Washington wasn't shooting Scandal she was filming for her upcoming role in the film PEEPLES. Sparks fly when Wade Walker (Craig … [Read more...]

Forget about babies raising babies–the problem of grandparents raising babies is just as bad


Grandparents often simply don't have the energy to properly manage their teenage grandchildren. And, most importantly, times have changed and people … [Read more...]

Fourteen Year Old South African Teenager Thandeka Madonsela Found Raped and Murdered

Another South African girl has been raped and murdered in a grisly fashion. Two months after Anene Booysen was found raped and disemboweled, … [Read more...]

‘Playing house is not a good look,’ the ex-girlfriend of ‘Sesame Street’ actor Roscoe Orman learns that lesson the hard way

Sharon and Roscoe Orman during happier times

Here's a sad tale of another woman having to learn the hard way that living together as husband and wife is not the same thing as being husband and … [Read more...]

A Different “Defense of Marriage”

wedding rings

It's been suggested that we release "marriage" from government, give it entirely & symbolically over to religious institutions, and use civil … [Read more...]