A Black First Lady For Virginia — Why Not?


Robert and Astrid Sarvis pictured with son Harlan live in Annandale, VA.   Astrid Sarvis could possibly be Virginia's next first lady.  Does … [Read more...]

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...]

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

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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...]

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

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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...]