Beyond Black & White https://www.beyondblackwhite.com Chronicles, Musings and Debates about Interracial & Intercultural Relationships Tue, 12 Jun 2018 04:28:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Jordan Harbinger to Join PINK PILL for Facebook LIVE Coaching Session! https://www.beyondblackwhite.com/jordan-harbinger-to-join-pink-pill-for-facebook-live-coaching-session/ https://www.beyondblackwhite.com/jordan-harbinger-to-join-pink-pill-for-facebook-live-coaching-session/#respond Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:24:56 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=44042 This is going to be exciting… If you haven’t yet heard of Jordan Harbinger, you might want to buckle in. Jordan is the former co-founder of The Art of Charm and is a networking coach and body language, expert. He will be joining us in our PRIVATE FACEBOOK PINK PILL GROUP on Tuesday, March 20 […]

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This is going to be exciting…

If you haven’t yet heard of Jordan Harbinger, you might want to buckle in. Jordan is the former co-founder of The Art of Charm and is a networking coach and body language, expert. He will be joining us in our PRIVATE FACEBOOK PINK PILL GROUP on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM PST. He’ll be discussing the following:
–How to seamlessly work a room
–How to connect with key players in your field
–How to check the body language clues you unknowingly give away
–How to overcome social anxiety
–How to feel comfortable around new social settings
and so much more!
Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned talk show host, social dynamics expert, and entrepreneur.

After hosting a top 50 iTunes podcast for over a decade that enjoyed nearly four million downloads a month at its zenith, Jordan has embarked on a new adventure: The Jordan Harbinger Show, where he deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people on earth and shares their strategies, perspectives, and insights with the rest of us.

Jordan’s business sense, extensive knowledge of the industry, and contemporary approach to teaching make him one of the best and most sought-after coaches in the world.

If you’re already in the private group, congratulations! You’ll have access to the LIVE event as well as a recording afterward. ONLY enrollees of the Pink Pill course will have access to this event and many other coaching videos on our secret page, that will NEVER be public–it’s too revealing. If you are a black woman and are ready to level up and get access to the experts in the fields that will keep you winning, sign up here.

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Author Jennifer Poe’s Novel “Hola Morocha” Will Have You Dreaming of Buenos Aires https://www.beyondblackwhite.com/author-jennifer-poes-novel-hola-morocha-will-dreaming-buenos-aires/ https://www.beyondblackwhite.com/author-jennifer-poes-novel-hola-morocha-will-dreaming-buenos-aires/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:31:06 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=43114 As the last gasps of summer harken the end of the season, on last read you might want to fit in is Hola Morocha, a memoir by author and long-time BB&W fan, Jennifer Poe. Hola Morocha chronicles Jennifer’s impulsive move to Buenos Aires after a painful breakup. At just 22, brave Jennifer embarked to a […]

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Jennifer Poe, author of “Hola Morocha”

As the last gasps of summer harken the end of the season, on last read you might want to fit in is Hola Morocha, a memoir by author and long-time BB&W fan, Jennifer Poe. Hola Morocha chronicles Jennifer’s impulsive move to Buenos Aires after a painful breakup. At just 22, brave Jennifer embarked to a country to live for six months, with virtually no knowledge of local Spanish. Her adventures are full of hilarity and vivid detail as she walks you through the sights, the people and…the burgeoning love.

As we strive to encourage black women to take bold, calculated chances, this is one adventure we’re getting on board for.

Follow Christelyn on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe to our You Tube channel. And if you want to be a little more about this online dating thing, InterracialDatingCentral is the official dating site for this blog

 

Check out our interview with Jennifer, with the juicy details!

https://youtu.be/RkF1pOP4SPo

Support a sister and pick up your copy–you won’t be disappointed!

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Interview: YouTube Musician Afraid to Approach…Are We Too Rigid? https://www.beyondblackwhite.com/interview-youtube-musician-afraid-approach-rigid/ https://www.beyondblackwhite.com/interview-youtube-musician-afraid-approach-rigid/#comments Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:57:35 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=43028 I just met the cute and boyishly charming Brian Landau, a performing artist on YouTube. I was interviewing a couple of cute Asian men about interracial dating, and upon discovering the conversation, he was instantly interested. He told me he sees tons of beautiful black women in the beach city of Southern California he lives, […]

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I just met the cute and boyishly charming Brian Landau, a performing artist on YouTube. I was interviewing a couple of cute Asian men about interracial dating, and upon discovering the conversation, he was instantly interested. He told me he sees tons of beautiful black women in the beach city of Southern California he lives, but he’s one of those guys that never approaches.

Brian is obviously not shy about some things, but I wonder if today’s reserve from men in general is coming more from a sense that it is somehow potentially offensive or considered harassment. It seems like the younger generation believes it’s safer to fall back in this regard and let the women show their interest first.

There’s a few challenges with this, because women aren’t really socialized to be “the hunters,” and there’s always that uncertainty about whether or not the guy is really interested or just going along for the ride. This usually isn’t the case the other way around because women tend not to think in terms of whether or not a guy is going to be an easy lay or a challenge. Men think in those terms.

In Brian’s case, he seems a bit of a mix. Show a little interest and he’ll meet you halfway. I personally thought he was adorable, and a really nice guy.

https://youtu.be/wVfBaVFvnd0

What do you think? Are women being too rigid about guys who don’t make the first move? On one hand we protest about street harassment and men pull all the way back for fear of being offensive, but then simultaneously challenge their manhood when they don’t make the first move. Of course there is a spectrum between harassment and simply asking for your name and a chance to talk to you, but…

Follow Christelyn on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe to our You Tube channel. And if you want to be a little more about this online dating thing, InterracialDatingCentral is the official dating site for this blog

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Join Us for the Loving Day Live Broadcast! https://www.beyondblackwhite.com/join-us-loving-day-live-broadcast/ https://www.beyondblackwhite.com/join-us-loving-day-live-broadcast/#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:21:15 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=42741 Happy Loving Day everyone!! To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark decision that made it possible for our kind of relationships to legally exit, we’ll be doing a live broadcast with a few special guests today at 3PM/EST. (Sorry guys; no Bachelorette hangout tonight because some people apparently like basketball). Make sure you subscribe…you won’t want […]

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Happy Loving Day everyone!! To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark decision that made it possible for our kind of relationships to legally exit, we’ll be doing a live broadcast with a few special guests today at 3PM/EST. (Sorry guys; no Bachelorette hangout tonight because some people apparently like basketball). Make sure you subscribe…you won’t want to miss it! Whew…I’m gonna need a few naps…

Special Guests:

Jason Davis, the author of Denver in Color, a book comprised of interracial couples and their perspective. I’m especially looking forward to this, because I get a lot of mixed responses about interracial dating in this area as it pertains to black women. I was delighted to see that many of the profiles in the book are of WMBW combinations. In fact, we recently had a Question of the Week on just that.

Check out their video profiles too…interesting stories on how the couples met, and the challenges they faced from friends and family.

 

Follow Jason:

Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel here.

Also on the live broadcast, actress and YouTuber, Danie Steel, host of The DK Show, talking black women in interracial relationship, empowerment, and whatever else we want to talk about!

Follow Danie on Instagram here.

Follow Christelyn on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe to our You Tube channel. And if you want to be a little more serious about this online dating thing, InterracialDatingCentral is the official dating site for this blog.

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Exclusive: Black Woman (Madison Amelia) Who Filmed Ex Boyfriend’s Racist Rant Speaks https://www.beyondblackwhite.com/exclusive-black-woman-madison-amelia-filmed-ex-boyfriends-racist-rant-speaks/ https://www.beyondblackwhite.com/exclusive-black-woman-madison-amelia-filmed-ex-boyfriends-racist-rant-speaks/#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:45:08 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=41564 I got a chance to speak with Madison Amelia, the young woman who recorded the viral video of her ex boyfriend’s racist rant about black people and Donald Trump’s politics. I thought it was important to try and talk to her directly, because in the absence of facts, people have created so many lies and […]

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I got a chance to speak with Madison Amelia, the young woman who recorded the viral video of her ex boyfriend’s racist rant about black people and Donald Trump’s politics. I thought it was important to try and talk to her directly, because in the absence of facts, people have created so many lies and misinformation about this young woman, it was important to allow her to have her say. After all, that video is now being used as some kind of cautionary tale to warn black women off dating white men for fear they all may one day call you the n-word. Madison, who is biracial, has been dragged for filth, being called a “bed wench” and even gotten notes hoping she will get lynched. Madison’s father is black and her mother is Portuguese.

Turns out the video was made a while ago, and Madison just waited to post it on election day because she felt it was important to expose how the election has brought out some of the worst in people. While being a Republican herself, she told her boyfriend that she couldn’t bring herself to vote for him, which was the source of all his rage.

But what we didn’t know is that the monster in the video is a diagnosed narcissist, a borderline personality disorder on the spectrum of sociopathy. That explains a lot.

During the unfolding on the story, I learned that Madison had been struggling for over three years to get away from this mental and physically abusive user, and gives some insight on how she finally got brave enough to flee.

Hear the full interview…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUspIdwoDu8

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IRR Romance: My Spartan Hellion by Nadia Aidan https://www.beyondblackwhite.com/irr-romance-spartan-hellion-nadia-aidan/ https://www.beyondblackwhite.com/irr-romance-spartan-hellion-nadia-aidan/#comments Sat, 15 Nov 2014 01:21:28 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=34660 My Spartan Hellion by Nadia Aidan When a spirited, Carthaginian slave and a noble Spartan general are thrust together, passion flourishes between the unlikely pair. But is passion enough to weather the turmoil of treachery, war and murder brewing in Ancient Sparta?   BB&W: Why did you choose an interracial theme for your novel, My Spartan […]

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My Spartan Hellion

by

Nadia Aidan

When a spirited, Carthaginian slave and a noble Spartan general are thrust together, passion flourishes between the unlikely pair. But is passion enough to weather the turmoil of treachery, war and murder brewing in Ancient Sparta?

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  BB&W: Why did you choose an interracial theme for your novel, My Spartan Hellion?

NA: The answer to that question isn’t a simple one for me. In recent years American society has become more comfortable with interracial pairings thanks to successful television and film writers, like Shonda Rhimes the creator of Scandal and Kriss Turner, the writer of the breakout film, Something New.
The expansion of interracial relationships in television and film came about at the same time we began to see more fiction works featuring relationships with interracial themes, and I have no doubt this was due in part because of the changing of the times. Before, when most people thought of an interracial relationship it was generally a black man with a white woman, which I think speaks to more open mindsets and changing norms in general, which is great, but for some reason it took much longer for mainstream society to embrace relationships between white men and black women.
So when I began writing in 2007, before we began to see these images of black female/white male relationships on primetime television and in blockbuster movies, I know this particular interracial dynamic was one I really wanted to feature and ultimately explore because it wasn’t very popular at the time, and I didn’t understand why. As a romance writer, I truly believe love is colorblind, or at least it should be, and that’s what I wanted to address in the stories I penned. And as far as why I chose an interracial theme specifically for my book, My Spartan Hellion, is because in the interracial genre, there are very few historical works, even fewer set during the time period of antiquity, and when there are stories with multicultural elements, they are generally set in Ancient Egypt. As a writer, but also an avid reader, I wanted to tell a story that few would ever consider, but one that could have easily existed—the relationship between a Carthaginian woman and a Spartan soldier. With the cross-cultural contact between Carthage and Greece, I would like to think that at some point in history there was a Thanos and Lamia who survived through the harshness that was life during war, to find love.
BB&W: What is your opinion on interracial romance in erotic romance?
NA: I love it and I celebrate it; and not just interracial romance involving black women and white men, but all interracial and multicultural pairings. I love reading stories featuring Asian women and black men, or Latina women and white men, it really doesn’t matter. I enjoy learning about another culture, and relating to different heroines, because in my reading of various IR themed romance stories, I’ve found the challenges interracial couples face, while not the same, they are often similar. As far as interracial romance in erotic romance? The steamier the better! LOL! While my preference has always been erotic romance, at the end of the day, the heat level is really the only distinction. Whether erotic or sweet, interracial romance is just like all other romances— it a story about two people’s journey to finding love, which no matter the race of the characters or the heat rating of the book, I think anyone who has ever been in love can relate to that.
BB&W: What is your opinion on interracial romance in general?
NA: Well since I write about it, then naturally I have a positive opinion. My attitude and perspective regarding interracial romance; however, I know is driven by my own personal life as well. I’ve been involved in serious, long term interracial relationships in the past; and I am currently in an interracial relationship. Although, I acknowledge and recognize that my boyfriend and I are of two different races, we have never allowed race to become an issue in our relationship. That is not to say that race isn’t important or that it doesn’t matter, but we have more immediate issues to deal with in our relationship—like whose turn is it to do the dishes tonight! I joke, but the point I’m trying to make is one I try to make in subtle ways when I create my characters. If you remove the interracial component, at the end of the day, you have just another ordinary man and woman dealing with the same issues as every other couple.

 

Synopsis:

Ripped from her home and forced into slavery, Lamia escapes from one master only to find herself the prisoner of another—handsome Spartan general, Thanos Aristaeus. Lamia vows never to surrender to Thanos, who openly desires her body. Yet, she never imagines he will also threaten to steal her heart.

General Thanos Aristaeus couldn’t have anticipated that his brief trip to Athens would yield him a spirited Carthaginian beauty…who despises his very existence. Lamia defies him at every turn, but Thanos soon learns that lurking beneath the surface of her vehement denials of him is desire—a desire which she fails to disguise and is equally matched by his own passion for her.

Unable to deny the scorching attraction between them, the pair find themselves embroiled in a heated affair, one that is doomed to meet a bitter end when faced with the political turmoil brewing in Ancient Greece.

Torn between their two worlds, Thanos and Lamia must ultimately decide if they are willing to sacrifice everything for a love they never imagined they would find.

Treachery, war and murder—can an unexpected and unlikely love flourish when faced with such obstacles? Lamia and Thanos are about to find out.

 

Excerpt:

The scorching waves of the desert heat crashed down upon her, choking her, and Lamia wiped at the sweat trickling along her brow as the blistering sun battered them mercilessly. They would travel south toward Sparta, the journey taking at least half a fortnight, if they were lucky.

Already her muscles ached and she released a soft groan as she shifted in the saddle, tensing when her buttocks brushed against Thanos.

Relax,” he murmured close to her ear, the deep timbre of his voice washing over her like a gentle breeze. She shivered when his warm breath feathered across the sensitive skin along the side of her neck, coaxing tiny goose bumps from her heated flesh.

I am fine,” she gritted out, but she was far from it. Her backside was sore, her back hurt, and her muscles throbbed with pain from holding herself so rigid.

He chuckled, the husky rumble resonating through her entire body as it seemingly crossed the narrow space between them to enfold her in its intimate warmth.

I do not bite,” he said with laughter in his voice.

Lamia whipped her head around to glare at him. “I said I was fine.”

By the gods, he was handsome when he smiled. The harsh planes of his face softened and his piercing eyes danced with merriment as he stared down at her. Afraid that her eyes would betray her, she twisted her head back around.

He tightened his hold on his reins, enclosing her in his embrace. And when he leaned forward, his chest brushed against her back.

She stifled a moan and her eyelids drifted shut when she felt her body hum to life, her nipples budding so tight the sensation was almost painful as they hardened to stiff peaks. Yesterve, she’d noticed him as a man—his handsomeness, his virility. Yet at the same time she’d been so consumed by her fate that she’d brushed her awareness of him aside.

But ever since earlier that dawn in her tent…his wet physique, the droplets of water that clung to his hair roughened skin. She swallowed at the memory. Thanos was just so blatantly masculine that it was hard not to be affected by him—it was hard to be around him and still pretend that she did not notice, especially when his body was pressed to hers.

Move back and relax against me,” he said firmly, his warm breath fanning the tiny hairs behind her ear.

She shook her head. The last thing she wanted was to have his strong arms wrap any tighter around her, so that with each step of his horse, his solid chest would rub against her back and the insistent press of his cock would nudge the swells of her ass, just as it was doing now—

Do it, Lamia.”

No.”

He dropped the reins, and she gasped when his hand snaked out to splay across her belly, to gently but firmly scoot her back, so that she rested against the hard wall of his body.

Stop that, Spartan,” she snapped, struggling to lean forward, but it was useless. He had trapped her with his large frame.

You are the most stubborn woman I know,” he shot back, his voice strained with exasperation. “Your back will be sore by dusk if you remain so rigid. Relax against me. We have a long journey ahead and you will ache all over before it is done. It is foolish to start off in pain,” he argued.

She silently fumed but said nothing. She hated that he was right. But more than that she hated how the tender folds of her womanhood were now warm and swollen, the slick, wet juices of her blossoming body, now pooling between her thighs. She let out a ragged breath, trying to fight back a moan while her gaze desperately roamed over the expanse of land that lay ahead of them. There was no way she would survive a fortnight with her body pressed against Thanos’ the entire time. She needed to concentrate on plans to escape—and the sooner the better, because her body threatened to ignite into flames with the slightest touch.

It was shameful, it was shocking and it terrified her, the power this Spartan now wielded over her without any effort.

Yes, it was imperative she escape him, and fast, for she could only imagine what would come of her if he were to do more than just touch…

 

About Nadia:

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I am an avid reader, a fitness enthusiast, and I love debating politics. Currently, I live in Las Vegas NV where I work as a full-time professor and write whenever I have the chance. I am a multi-published author of multicultural erotic romance across many genres, from historical, to fantasy, to sci-fi and contemporary. Recently, I’ve been moving more towards penning erotica, but always with multicultural elements, and not surprisingly, I still haven’t strayed far from my romance roots!

Feel free to connect with me at contactme@nadiaaidan.com or visit my website www.nadiaaidan.com

I love hearing from all of you!

 

Available: https://www.totallybound.com/my-spartan-hellion

Author Site: http://www.nadiaaidan.com

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