The Holidays Are Upon Us. Do You Know How to be a Gracious Hostess or Guest?


The holiday season is again upon us and during this season many of us will either be hosting a fabulous party or two or the guest of one. Whether you … [Read more...]

Black Women vs. Black Women: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Fox and Wright

Recent appearances by actress Vivica A. Fox and columnist Crystal Wright on BET's Don’t Sleep, hosted by BET personality T.J. Holmes, spawned a swarm … [Read more...]

Black Femininity: Who Decides What?


I am glad this came up in the post from the other day, because it's definitely something that needs to be discussed at length. I didn't want to do it … [Read more...]

“Just Ignore It” Isn’t a Solution for Abusive Behavior


Women walk down certain streets in certain neighborhoods and get verbally assaulted daily. These women change their style dress thinking too much calf … [Read more...]

Brenda’s Rebuttal to Bloggers Who Take Jabs at Black Women Who Prefer Interracial Dating


Brenda wanted to comment on this post, but decided she had a lot to say. --CK Lets face it.  Most of the women writing ridiculous articles like the … [Read more...]

Etiquette 101: The Art of Paying a Compliment


  “I can live two months on a good compliment.”- Mark Twain IIn a 2008 study in the journal Neuron, giving someone a compliment activates … [Read more...]

Attention: I Am Not A Slave And Neither Are You….

Authentic ancient prisoner ball and chain

First and foremost, please spare me the conspiracy theories, the abstract philosophies, or anything that tries to put shackles around my arms and legs … [Read more...]

Travelista Teri Schools Us on the Correct Way to Pronounce Wine

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How many times have you been out on a dinner date, looked at the wine list, couldn't pronounce anything, so just order the vodka? No? Just … [Read more...]

BB&W Exclusive: Sexy at Sixty, Author Wendy Ida Talks About Her Escape from Blackistan and More!

Wendy Ida and her husband, Art.

Without even knowing it, Wendy Ida is a BWE warrior. At 60-years old, she's living her best life--beautiful and in the best shape of her life, happily … [Read more...]

Beware the Terriorism of ‘Blackistan!’

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  Terrorist: a person who terrorizes  or frightens others. Terror: The use of such fear to intimidate people, esp. for political reasons I … [Read more...]

Etiquette 101: Graciousness in Competition


“On the podium tonight, the three girls that earned their spot and they got their medals and they worked hard and did what they needed to do, … [Read more...]