‘Swirling of a Different Kind’: Interracial Adoptions…How Do Those REALLY Work Out?

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Ms Karazin and friends:  you commented on one of my posts that you would like for me to write about my perspective as a white parent/couple adopting … [Read more...]

Death of a Legend: Soap Goddess, Jeanne Cooper Died This Week!

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I am an unapologetic fan of the soaps. Did I mention I won't apologize? I've been watching Young & The Restless since college. One look at … [Read more...]

As a Black Woman I Do Not Support Charles Ramsey!

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This is my personal opinion and does not reflect the opinion of Beyond Black & White writers or the blog owner.    You have probably … [Read more...]

Expansion of Background Checks: Dead or on Delay?

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The tragic and highly publicized issues with gun violence in this country have recently prompted huge debate in Congress.  Though originally centered … [Read more...]

BET Heiress Marries a Rainbeau! Just Goes to Show Rich Folks Want Ratchet For Eveyone Else EXCEPT Their Own.

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By now you've probably heard that Paige Johnson, heiress to the ratchety B.E.T. empire, was recently wed. Wait. Did she marry Lil Wayne? Ludacris? … [Read more...]

Do We Really Want “Our Stories” Told?

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I was just thinking the other day about the way some Black people online complain that they want to see more of "our stories" being told in the media … [Read more...]

Pencil Or Marker: Who Gets To Tell The Story of You….And Why…?

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I have so much to say to the people that read this blog that it gets hard to know where to start. If I told you that I had been writing to you, the … [Read more...]

Weekend Read: “Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever” (A Spoof)

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CHAPTER ONE   I purse my lips in frustration, brush my hair back, and tame it with the last bit of gel left in the jar. Damn, my weave is … [Read more...]

Janelle Monáe Proves That a Brown Girl Can Be a Q.U.E.E.N.

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First, of all, I will just begin by saying, brown women everywhere, please stand up. Janelle Monáe released her new video this week for her single … [Read more...]

New Study Reveals 72% of Women Don’t Call Themselves Feminists

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It looks like the discussions we have had about feminism on this blog have not happened in a vacuum. The debate continues about whether many--NOT … [Read more...]

Watch Out for First World Problems!

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This post will really bother some of you so watch out! I feel that this needs to be said to show some balance and a different view.  This post is … [Read more...]