Why Do Some Black Women Consider Marriage “The Enemy”? Part I


I am about to share with you one of my favorite of Aesop's Fables. It's called, "The Fox  and the Grapes": One hot summer's day a Fox was strolling … [Read more...]

All’s Fair In Love And War: Swirl Edition, Interracial Dating Saboteurs


There are few areas of life as competitive as love. For example, did you know the reason sexy British swirler David Bowie has his trademark eyes is … [Read more...]

Weekend Read: Zombie Horror!!

Devil's Wake Cover

August 12 3:23 p.m. I-5 Freeway, Southern Washington State —ongoing concerns over scattered reports of violent, perhaps drug-in­duced behavior … [Read more...]

Swirling, Young, Beautiful and Disabled?

Whitney Mitchell & boyfriend Garrett

 Whitney and Garrett at the Alamo In light of the wonderful discussion prompted by a QOTW that stumped our wise one, I could not help think of the … [Read more...]

Why You Hate Giving Help to Poor People (Even Though You Might Have Once Been Poor)

Jeremy Clarkson, writer and presenter of Top Gear, a British television show

Why are Americans so seemingly generous on an individual level, but those same Americans who will tithe to their local church lambaste calls to pay … [Read more...]

Will Chirlane McCray Become the First Lady of New York City?

Chirlane McCray, Bill De Blasio, and their two children

In 1979 Chirlane Mccray wrote an article in Essence proclaiming herself a black feminist lesbian. In 2013 she's the wife of New York City mayoral … [Read more...]

On being “black” in Australia and the U.S.


I happened upon this blog a while back. It was originially posted back in 2009 on the blog Cultural Matters by Lisa L. Wynn. Lisa is a white American … [Read more...]

Have A Seat, Bigots: No Self-Respecting Swirl-Minded Person Is Checking For You!


I was initially going to write a post in response to this hilarious hot mess of an article. But given the recent influx of misplaced members of the … [Read more...]

Stuff I Like: Ole Henricksen Spa, Los Angeles


Go to any Sephora and you'll see a wall of Ole Henricksen products--all natural, smells delish, and the stuff actually works. But did you know they … [Read more...]

Weekend Read: “Mama’s Child”

Mama's Child Cover

Summary: Mama’s Child is story of an idealistic young white woman who travelled to the American South as a civil rights worker, fell in love with an … [Read more...]

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Lonnie’s Friday Funny: The Perils of Online Dating…


Hey! Have you gotten your Father's Day gifts yet? Lonnie's cartoon books make for GREAT bathroom reading! Check him out here. … [Read more...]