Beyond Black & White http://www.beyondblackwhite.com Chronicles, Musings and Debates about Interracial & Intercultural Relationships Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:08:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Prolific BWE Troll Dead at 37 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/prolific-bwe-troll-dead-at-37/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/prolific-bwe-troll-dead-at-37/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:03:13 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=44139 Most of the ladies and gentlemen who have been in this and other BWE spaces know that the trolling has been dedicated and relentless to silence the groundbreaking discussions leading up to the Black Woman’s Empowerment revolution. The message of “mule no more,” expecting and demanding reciprocity, opening all your dating and mating options, and […]

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Most of the ladies and gentlemen who have been in this and other BWE spaces know that the trolling has been dedicated and relentless to silence the groundbreaking discussions leading up to the Black Woman’s Empowerment revolution. The message of “mule no more,” expecting and demanding reciprocity, opening all your dating and mating options, and stop carelessly “breeding for volume” as my friend, Kendall St. Charles often says.

One such blogger who dogged and harassed our site and visitors was a man named Andrew Brown, otherwise known as Mr. Laurelton Queens. I can’t say I will gnash my teeth and rend my tunic, but you all might like to know that Mr. Andrew Brown left the world on December 30, 2015.

While that’s a photo of Eddie Murphy, this was Mr. Brown’s preferred social media avatar.

I looked back on this blog’s history and found an article I wrote about the demise of his hateful blog. Here’s an excerpt:

What I Learned from the Death of Mr. Laurelton Queens, May 2011

In the frenzy of all the country’s jubilation of Osama Bin Laden’s death two Sundays ago, another much less significant “death” occurred: the infamous, interracial-dating-black-woman-hating site, “Mr. Laurelton Queens” was shut down by Blogger. For those of you who don’t know Andrew, the proprietor of MLQ, he is to Black Women’s Empowerment (BWE) as Rush Limbaugh is to Democrats.

For years he engaged in his own sort of jihad against some of the pioneers of the BWE movement, like Evia, who runs the Black Female Interracial Marriage E-zine, Cherilyn Smith, blogger and author of the book, Black Women Deserve Better, and Halima, popular auther and blogger of Dateawhiteguy.com. There were some other bloggers he pinged from the peanut gallery (including me), but those three were pretty much his sworn-to-the-death enemies.

For years he called black women who expanded their options to date interracially “sellouts,” and that no man of any race–especially white men–would want most black women, because EVERYONE knows we’re ALL just fat, ugly and loud. He engaged in much foul-mouthed, cigar-smoke filled vitriol with little to no hand-slapping from Blogger, which hosted his site.

Read the rest here.

I talk a bit more about this in my latest YouTube video here…

The saddest part of this revelation is what this man left as his legacy.

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Serena Williams is Living that #PinkPill Life! http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/serena-williams-living-pinkpill-life/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/serena-williams-living-pinkpill-life/#respond Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:39:54 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=43929 Classy. Beautiful. Talented. Loved. Cherished. From Alexis Ohanian, husband of Serena Willaims… These just went up on alongside I-10 into Palm Springs (the same area hubby’s parent live and where I broadcast from time to time). Junior & I wanted to welcome her back to tennis. Designed them myself, with some help from baby O […]

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Classy. Beautiful. Talented. Loved. Cherished.

From Alexis Ohanian, husband of Serena Willaims…

These just went up on alongside I-10 into Palm Springs (the same area hubby’s parent live and where I broadcast from time to time). Junior & I wanted to welcome her back to tennis. Designed them myself, with some help from baby O (and assist from Initialized startup, AdQuick, where I searched + bought the billboards)

#GMOAT @ Palm Springs, California

That’s the reward Serena Williams is getting for rejecting struggle love and accepting the overtures, attention, and affection of Alexis Ohanian, despite many protestations of the GAT-DL (Guardians of All Things Dark and Lovely).

Ohanian did not leave Serena a baby mama. Nope. He married her and legitimized their child. He is using his power and influence to PROMOTE his wife and her image and that of his daughter for ALL to see. That man is PROUD.

Black women who see these stories and wonder HOW they can level up and acheive the things their mothers could have never dreamed up better look at what these women are doing and act accordingly.

Pink Pill life means securing a commitment from the man who you give immortality to. It means not cow-towing to critics who think that your skin tone and hair texture mandates the amount of love, honor and respect you receive.

But Serena isn’t the only one practicing Pink Pill living. Ciara is. Ayesha Curry is. Eve is. Mellody Hobson is. Ladies…it’s time…and we deserve it.

Level up and let the wonderful things in the universe come to you. For more information about the best-selling Pink Pill series, click here.

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Pink Pill Exclusive! Author of “Black Girls Guide to Being Blissfully Feminine” http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/pink-pill-exclusive-author-black-girls-guide-blissfully-feminine/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/pink-pill-exclusive-author-black-girls-guide-blissfully-feminine/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:13:15 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=43902 Hours Left to Get Secret Insight on Being “A Black Girl’s Guide to Being Blissfully Feminine!” Hi ladies, happy Wedenesday! Just a quick reminder that Candice Smith Adewole, author of The Black Girl’s Guide to Being Blissfully Feminine. If you haven’t read the book yet, you need to! It’s so good! Tune in Thursday, February 22, […]

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Hours Left to Get Secret Insight on Being “A Black Girl’s Guide to Being Blissfully Feminine!”
Hi ladies, happy Wedenesday! Just a quick reminder that Candice Smith Adewole, author of The Black Girl’s Guide to Being Blissfully Feminine. If you haven’t read the book yet, you need to! It’s so good! Tune in Thursday, February 22, 6PM PST.
Candice will give us the INSIDE scoop on her lessons on the male psyschology and how black women can use their femininity to weild our innate power.
This intimate, frank advice will be ONLY available to enrollees of The Pink Pill. Those who are in our Pink Pill secret Facebook discussion group will have LIVE access to Candice, but those who are enrolled in the course will have access to the replay.
Candice also has a little bombshell she’ll be dropping that includes travel, Italian men, and a matchmaker! More details on that during the upcoming interview!
If you have not yet joined The Pink Pill revolution, now is the time! And this is just the beginning. More experts. More modules. More information to give you the tools to live well to the EXTREME.
Take a look at all the RAVING reviews. More are added EVERY DAY.

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Carefree Black Girl Alert: Malia Obama Is Still Seeing the Handsome Brit http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/carefree-black-girl-alert-malia-obama-still-seeing-handsome-brit/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/carefree-black-girl-alert-malia-obama-still-seeing-handsome-brit/#comments Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:13:27 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=43800 It looks like the English bloke Malia Obama was making out with back in November during a Harvard/Yale game is still very much in the picture. No…like he’s literally in these pictures.     Anyone want to talk about the difference between Malia Obama and Kylie Jenner? Anyone? Follow Christelyn on Instagram and Twitter, and […]

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It looks like the English bloke Malia Obama was making out with back in November during a Harvard/Yale game is still very much in the picture. No…like he’s literally in these pictures.

 

 

Anyone want to talk about the difference between Malia Obama and Kylie Jenner? Anyone?

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It’s 2018! Time to Up Your Makeup Game! http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/2018-time-makeup-game/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/2018-time-makeup-game/#comments Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:18:27 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=43731 By Kenna Christopherson The world makeup can be both exciting and confusing for those of you may be new to it. I’ve learned a great deal about makeup through my own trial and error that I’d like to share with you so your new journey can be a lot less bumpy. SKINCARE, SKINCARE, SKINCARE. The […]

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By Kenna Christopherson

The world makeup can be both exciting and confusing for those of you may be new to it. I’ve learned a great deal about makeup through my own trial and error that I’d like to share with you so your new journey can be a lot less bumpy.

  1. SKINCARE, SKINCARE, SKINCARE.

The key to flawless makeup application is a solid, good skincare routine. No among of great makeup application can conceal bad skin and eventually make your skin worst. Remember ladies, makeup is an enhancer to your natural beauty, not a mask, so your goal should be to treat and prevent whatever skin problem(s) you may have, not to cover it up.  Whatever your preference and budget, your daily routine should consist of a daily face wash, exfoliate, moisture, mask, serum, and toner.

What is your skin type?

Skin type is categorized into 5 different group: normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive skin.

Your genetic, race, diet, age, gender and environment hugely affects your skin type. Knowing the characteristic of your skin will not only be key in choosing the right makeup products but the most suitable skincare products that will balance your skin, resulting in a more healthy, radiant complexion.

Normal skin is more balanced and less prone to excess oil or dryness.

Classic signs of dry skin are tightness especially on your cheeks or forehead, dryness, patchiness or skin looking very scaly. Using a daily exfoliate, drinking lots of water, am and pm moisture will enable your skin to look and feel smoother and hydrated.

Combination skin can be very tricky because you can be combination/oily, combination/dry or combination/normal skin. Common signs of combination skin are oily T-zone, blackheads, occasional acne breakouts, dryness on your cheeks. Exfoliate, oil-free, gel-like moisture are products that will reduce the occurrence of breakouts, blackheads, and blemishes.

Individuals with oily skin typically have large, clogged pores, shiny skin, frequent breakouts and blackheads. Despite these downsides, your skin’s natural oil emits a healthy, glow that keeps you looking

younger and those wrinkles away. Exfoliation, aloe vera, oil-free moisturizer, salicylic acid and a good mattifying primer will keep your oil’s controlled and reduce the frequency of breakouts.

Individuals with sensitive skin are accustomed to having to redness, irritation, itchiness and watery eyes with a particular ingredient(s). To figure out whether or not you are sensitive to a product(s) sample it on the back of your hand or rub behind your ears.

Some brands will take the guessing game out of it for you. They’ll categorize and label their products based the different skin type and needs. Two brands that are known for doing this are Mario Badescu and Ole Henriksen.

The chart below will give you an idea of your skin type as well as problem areas.

 

  1. Undertone-

Black girl problem number 2. I remember several years ago when I really started getting into makeup and becoming all excited and looking forward to trying that new foundation my favorite Beauty Guru is talking about only to find out they didn’t have my shade and only available in two same shades; cocoa and caramel. Thankfully, beauty brands are now getting the message that dark skin women have varying shade ranges and undertones. Trying to figure out your specific undertone can be difficult for newbies to makeup, however, there are two easy steps that may help. 1. Simple look closely at your veins. If it appears blue or purple then you have cool undertone but if your vein looks green or olive then your undertone is warm. Those with neutral undertone vein’s will seem blue-green. Another way to know your undertone is the type of jewelry that compliments your skin. If you look better wearing gold, copper or bronze you have a warm undertone but if silvers or greys flatters your skin more then you have a cool undertone.

Nonetheless, it’s best to visit your local beauty store or department makeup counter and play around with the different shades available. NEVER try to guess your shade online as swatches are usually poorly done and brands sometimes deceptively edit their shade ranges.

The type of coverage you want from your foundation?

Foundation coverage has three categories: sheer, medium but buildable and full coverage.

Sheer coverage is great for women who hate foundation, new to makeup, a minimalist who love the #nomakeuplook and for those of you who simply want a natural glow and an even skin.  The pluses of this type of foundation are that you don’t have to worry about your makeup getting cakey, sheer foundations are you hydrating, thus excellent for women who have dry skin or combination/dry. Here’s a list of sheer foundation you could try if this is for.

NARS sheer glow, MAC face and body foundation, MAC next to nothing foundation, MAC studio + water weight foundation, CC & BB creams of any brand, tinted moisturizers of any brands, MAKEUP FOREVER water blend foundation, Estee Lauder Doublewear nude foundation, Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid foundation, Fashion Fair foundation stick and other stick foundations.

Medium or medium but buildable– excellent for women who love to wear makeup and not into the no makeup look, you want more coverage especially for those of you who may have problem skin like hyperpigmentation, blemish and or dark spots. The main disadvantage of wearing foundation from this category is that it can get cakey if you either apply too much (go full coverage). Here’s a list of medium/ buildable foundation to consider, keep in mind that most foundations on the market fall within this category:

Estee Lauder DoubleWear foundation, MAC studiofix fluid foundation, Rihanna Profiltr Soft Matte foundation, MAC match master foundation, LANCOME La Tient Idole Ultra Long Wear foundation, MAKEUP FOREVER ULTRA HD FOUNDATION, COVER FX cream to powder foundation, Iman cream to powder foundation, Maybelline Fitme Foundation, Loreal TRUE MATCH foundation, BLACK OPAL EVEN TRUE FLAWLESS foundation, Fashion Fair Perfect Finish Cream Makeup foundation.

Full Coverage Foundation-  if you love to look flawless, skin appearing filtered, have hyperpigmentation, blemishes, discoloration, dark spots this will be the foundation for you. Here’s a list of full coverage foundation you could try.

MAC Studio-fix fluid foundation, MAC studio-fix plus powder foundation, TOO Faced BORN THIS WAY Foundation, KAT VON D LOCK IT TATTOO foundation, YSL ALL HOURS FULL COVERAGE Foundation, BECCA ULTIMATE COMPLEXION COVERAGE Foundation.

Eyeshadows

There are several different types of eyeshadow formulation: duo-chrome (shows two different highly pigmented colours), metallic (high shine with some glitter), shimmer, matte(dull and flat that usually as no shine. Usually your blending and transition shades), glitter (exactly what you think just glitter and usually used as eyelid toppers) and satin( mixture of matte and shimmer) finish. Then there is the undertone, i.e. your warm or cool tones similar to foundation undertones.  As a beginner, your goal is to figure out what’s your preference (formulation or undertone) and blending technique(s). A 9-16 pan eyeshadow palette would be best as it will give you a variety of colors to play with, yet not too much that you’ll become overwhelmed and confused.

 cool tone palette. Tarte’s Tartelette palette

 

  1. Brushes-

The basis of any effortless makeup application is your brushes. The two categories of the brush are eye and face brushes. The essential brushes you will need from each category are:

Eye brushes- blending brush, crease brush, shader brush, concealer, pencil or bullet brush.

Face brushes- powder brush, contour brush, foundation blending brush, stippling brush, blush brush, highlight brush.

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Ladies, STOP Squawking About Black Actors Having White Wives and Girlfriends! http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/ladies-stop-squawking-black-actors-white-wives-girlfriends/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/ladies-stop-squawking-black-actors-white-wives-girlfriends/#comments Thu, 04 Jan 2018 03:10:05 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=43727 It happened with Red Tails, Birth of a Nation, and now Black Panther. Black women PUBLICLY complaining that black male actors are not living in real life what the portray on the silver screen. They headline slave movies and civil rights movies and have white girlfriends and wives. And I humbly ask you…WHAT’S NEW?! Ladies […]

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It happened with Red Tails, Birth of a Nation, and now Black Panther. Black women PUBLICLY complaining that black male actors are not living in real life what the portray on the silver screen. They headline slave movies and civil rights movies and have white girlfriends and wives.

And I humbly ask you…WHAT’S NEW?!

Ladies if we want to be taken seriously about our FREEDOM to date and marry interracially, we are going to HAVE TO LET THAT SH*T GO. Black women high-fiving Serena Williams while smacking their lips at the latest black sex symbol to cross color lines makes you look petty, hypocritical and ridiculous. You’re doing the SAME DANG THING some black men have been doing to black women since interracial marriage was legalized. Why are you behaving just like them? My buddy Kendall St. Charles has been saying this for a while–black women ARE a reflection of the men they complain about!

If you’re truly desiring to be a citizen of the world and a global dater, you’re going to have to reconcile the FACT that black men date any damn body they want to, and your investment in WHO they date indicates you’re not really ready for dating equality…but more interested in having the upper hand.

Look, gay people play straight people and vice versa ALL THE TIME. Do you hear gay people saying they won’t support a television show or movie because a straight actor is portraying a homosexual?! No!

Ladies, it’s 2018, and it’s time to truly empower yourselves and stop looking back, and look forward. You know what that means? If you want to see a movie, SEE IT, but don’t do it because you feel obligated to support all things black. If you want to protest seeing a movie on legitimate moral grounds like many did when it was discovered that Nate Parker had rape cases in college, or Dr. Dre beats the crap out of women. Bad people shouldn’t be rewarded and enriched for their work, regardless of race. Refusing to see a movie because the person doesn’t perform in real life as advertised on television is just…silly. It’s THEATRE!!! It’s the definition of make belief!!

So if you, like me, probably won’t be watching Black Panther because you’re about sick of yet ANOTHER pain-porn-black-folks-are-so-oppressed flick, then come join me in watching the new season of Black Mirror on Netflix. But if you’re sitting on your hands because actors aren’t living the lives that they act, then it might be time for some self-reflection.

On a personal note, anything non-pain-porn related that Michael B. Jordan is in, I’ll watch. He’s a good actor and definitely nice to look at.

See how that works?

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