What’s It Like Being a White Guy at an HBCU? Dominic Ripoli Explains.

I applied for the girl, came for the money. That’s how this black and white story starts. I applied to Howard University because I was dumb struck in … [Read more...]


Good News You Can Use: The Story Behind the New Book “The Queen of Katwe”

"Chess is a lot like my life," she says through an interpreter. "If you make smart moves you can stay away from danger, but you know any bad decision … [Read more...]


Rethinking Black Reality: One Woman + Her 20 Character Off Broadway Stage Show

For those of you who enjoy theater arts and poetry I thought you may find this young woman worthy of your time and attention. Dominique Fishback is a … [Read more...]

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PT 1: An Honest Conversation Between You and I…Embracing Your Sexuality

This essay is in response to an email I received from someone a little over a month ago. There is so much going on in the dialogue that I thought it … [Read more...]


4 Year Old Genius Invited to Mensa: But Are Her Parents Planning to Exploit Her?

I eagerly clicked the link when I saw this story come in this evening. I've been doing research on a piece concerning African American kids, disorders … [Read more...]

Halfrican: Being Black AND White in a Black OR White World

By Amanda Wells It would be nice to be able to say that racism and ignorance is over….not so much, but I do have to admit that we, as a society, … [Read more...]

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Jenn M. Jackson Says, “Cheerios Commercial Philosophers, Have Several Seats”

Originally posted on Water Cooler Convos. Several folks have reached out to me wondering my opinion about the Cheerios ad heard 'round the world in … [Read more...]


Pornography Versus Erotica: Corset Magazine Settles the Score

The biological chemistry of sexual desire and intrigue has been with man (and woman) since the beginning of time and I don't believe that's ever going … [Read more...]


Weekend Read: Gynger Fyer’s “Red Light Special”

Enjoy these excerpts from my latest romance story: RED LIGHT SPECIAL on sale Friday April 5th at www.BeautifulTroublePublishing.com Bronte Montoya … [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...]


Weekend Read: Unedited Excerpt from ‘SEEKER’S SOLACE’ Vampire Council of Ethics, Book 4

Unedited Excerpt from 'SEEKER’S SOLACE' Vampire Council of Ethics, Book 4 By TJ Michaels Copyright 2013, All Rights Reserved Jovon felt … [Read more...]

Abiola Abrams and Mollena Williams Address Now-Infamous Letter That Called Interracial Relationships Into Question

A boatload of you asked me to address the letter published in Essence.com from a black woman who alleged that her white husband called her racial … [Read more...]

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Love Class! Dating Out of the Box: Interracial, Interfaith & Online with Abiola Abrams!

My chica Abiola Abrams discusses Interracial Relationships, Interfaith Love and Online Dating with Author Damona Hoffman, a columnist for JDate and … [Read more...]