Monogamy Isn’t A Condom: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!

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First, I strongly recommend everyone read this article and watch the video on the subject.   Pay special attention to these parts … [Read more...]

Macho Little Black Girls Part II: Machoism Kills….No Exceptions.

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In order to get on with the second part to this post, I made myself finish watching the rather disturbing video posted in another discussion topic. It … [Read more...]

In the Wake of Newtown: Chicago Mother Loses All Four Children to Gun Violence

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Amidst all of the hustle and bustle of of Congress' jumbled talk about gun policy, the black community is yet reminded of the dire consequences … [Read more...]

Commentary on the Crooked Room: Shame on You Black Girl…(Part 1)

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This multi-part series covering Melissa Harris-Perry's book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, has discussed three main … [Read more...]

Maxi Me Turns 15 Today!


Let me first say that I adore ALL of my babies. But there's something about your first born... Fifteen years ago today the most exquisite … [Read more...]

Question of the Week: “Am I Damaged Goods Because I’m a Single Mother?”


This question really touched me... Hi Christelyn, I posted a little over a week ago that I had finally gotten your book in the mail. First I would … [Read more...]

When the One Drop Rule, Rules

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I have long been a champion of people of mixed race ancestry calling or referring to themselves whatever they like.  Last year, BBW ran a story about … [Read more...]

Just Who is Afro-Iranian?


Malika and Khadijah Haqq  All the media buzz about Kim Kardashian's pregnancy led me to thinking about the Kardashian sisters and their circles.  … [Read more...]

My Alternative Suggestion to “All My Baby Mamas” Reality TV

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Instead of depicting black women as desperate and mulish, running after men and begging for scraps, how about showing positive depictions of happy, … [Read more...]

Why I don’t call myself a “feminist” (and probably never will…)


Author's Note: I know the title alone is going to upset some people. I know persons are going to come flocking into this post to try and "educate" me … [Read more...]

The Chronicles of Narnia – Great Reading!


  I panicked because I could not find our last installment of C.S. Lewis classics The Chronicles of Narnia. We got through all of them except … [Read more...]