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The Cost of Not Smiling

By Ashley One perfect summer night in June, I stood on the rooftop of an exclusive hotel in West Hollywood at a swanky event. At first, I made it a … [Read more...]

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Man Candy Monday: Who Said Indian Men Ain’t Sexy? Upen Patel Sure Is!!

Okay, to show you all just how shallow one needs to be in order to identify, process and discard men, I give you Exhibit A. Upen Patel is a hot, … [Read more...]

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QOTW: On Hair…The ‘Kinky’ Discussion with Your Rainbeau

Got this question from a subscriber on my You Tube channel. She seemed pretty desperate so I moved her to the front of the queue... When do you think … [Read more...]

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Sixty Days of (Mostly Sucky) Dating, By Guest, ‘Anissa Ashley’

60 Days of Dating By Ashley After a considerable hiatus, I decided to throw myself back into the dating world. Thanks to social media apps … [Read more...]


QOTW: Quirky Girl Wants to Date Interracially. Some Tips…

Here's the question... I'm 30 yrs old and a grad student in college. I live in a pretty segregated city. I'm primarily interested in dating white … [Read more...]

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Is Marriage Only For The Rich?

No, it's not only for the rich. One might think so after reading this article in the Atlantic. Gone are the Cinderella days when a poor or working … [Read more...]

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QOTW: Her First Interracial Relationship, Long Distance

I'm 20 years old and a college student. I recently went on vacation and ended up meeting this amazing guy. We are opposites on the outside and a … [Read more...]


Black Women, Swirling, and Self-Sabotage

Saturday I got the kick-ass pleasure of attending the Atlanta premier of My Last Day Without You, starring Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow, anyone?) and … [Read more...]


Leona’s Love Quest Part XXVI- Bruised but not Broken

  Sweet Jesus, the last six weeks of my life have been exasperating! Once I returned from St. Louis I had only 5 days to pack up my belongings … [Read more...]

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Anthony Robinson, Founder of, speaks on the controversy surrounding his new dating site

Since Mr. Anthony Robinson announced that he was starting a dating site for black women and men (of all races/ethnicities) who were interested in … [Read more...]

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The Verdict is In: All Black Women MUST Consider Swirling.

Longtime Newsweek writer, Ellis Cose might just have stepped in a big old pile of doo-doo. Finally, an educated BLACK MAN has joined the chorus with … [Read more...]

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EarthJeff: Swirling on Planet Earth Part 12 – Random Musings

    So... time for just some random musings of a wonderful relationship that just keeps rolling along... Bee and I went to a drive-in … [Read more...]

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Swirling and Music – Lillie McCloud

   Lillie McCloud Just who is the beautiful bombshell that got Simon Cowell on his feet in praise?  Why it's new diva on the scene Lillie … [Read more...]