Swirling In History – Colonial, Antebellum, Reconstruction and Beyond

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It is no secret that black women have been marrying interracially for centuries although some folks may want us to think otherwise.  It is simple … [Read more...]

New Target App Gives Cartwheel-Worthy Deals: More Than Just Coupons for Processed Food

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I'm really proud of myself that at the end of 2013, I had kept my New Year's resolution. I think I had success because I didn't give myself some long, … [Read more...]

YAAAEESS! Bruno Mars Is a Multi-racial Dose of Deliciousness!

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Okay, the game was a complete blowout, and it seems as if the Seahawks were the only ones who showed up to play and actual game. The highlight, hands … [Read more...]

Such a Shame; Such a Waste…Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dead at 46

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Do you ever notice that the most brilliant amongst us are often slaves to their own internal torment? I was shocked to hear that Philip Seymour … [Read more...]

Does Al Gore Believe African Women’s Fertility Rates Will Cause Global Warming?

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You'd think so if you listened to conservative media sites. Take a look at this snippet from Human Events: Gore said such efforts to manage African … [Read more...]

How About THIS Version of the Cheerios Super Bowl Commercial?

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Hey all, check out another version of the Cheerios Super Bowl commercial that's taking America by storm, featuring The Hubster, and my two youngest … [Read more...]

Beyonce (the Album) Review: Why this Church Girl Loves Bey and the Book of Knowles-Carter


Did y’all catch that Grammy performance?  Dayum.  I thought she had lost it as she had be gone for a minute, but we should never count King Bey out.  … [Read more...]

Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine: The Lighter Side of the Colorism Coin

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The life of a light skinned Black female can be an amazingly confusing place. The fact of the matter is that I didn't necessarily understand my … [Read more...]

Cheerios Does it Again, Dropping Major Dough for Super Bowl Ad


Poking a dollar-wrapped finger into the eye of haters across America, Cheerios will  bring back the interracial family that brought so much … [Read more...]

Swiffer Commercial Is Just the Beginning. Ad Guys Know EXACTLY What’s Up

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This video holds the record for appearing in my inbox. I must have gotten 20. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuQ_jbyQc7I Woot! This is awesome, … [Read more...]

Maxi Me Gets Her Drive On!


Yes, that's an official driver's license she's holding. ...And I'm trying to wrap my head around the baby in the back in a car seat and the BIG … [Read more...]