Like Attracts Like: Do You Really Know What It Means to Be ‘Equally Yoked?’


NOTE: This post is ONLY for women who WANT to get married and have families. If this isn't you, you might just want to check out Tanisha's post on … [Read more...]

Premiering Tonight: “I’m Having Their Baby.” Will You Watch?


Most of you know how I feel about the importance of children being raised by two functional and healthy parents, who can provide and protect that … [Read more...]

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...]

Women are Winning in the Workplace…Kind of

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The Pew Research Center released a report last week under the headline “Breadwinner Moms.” The census-based report detailed findings that 4 in 10 … [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...]

Let’s Help a BB&W Youngin’ Go Overseas!!


I got this note from my little friend, Imani: Hey everyone, My name is Imani and I am from Brooklyn, New York. I go to a tiny liberal arts … [Read more...]

We’re Number One!! Votes BB&W Top on the List of Interracial Dating Sites!

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I was checking the glob of emails today and ran across this little note... Hi Christelyn, I wanted to give you a heads up that … [Read more...]

My Advice to You…..Consider the Source

Sometimes its hard to know what to say when dealing with people in general. Of course, we all want to feel like our opinions are valued and we're all … [Read more...]

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: BB&W Is NOT Just a Swirling Club.

Christelyn loves us. How do I know this? Because she does not just tell us what we want to hear. That is what people who sincerely care about us … [Read more...]

You Aren’t SPECIAL!! Know the Signs of a Dangerous Man, Save Your Sanity, Save Your Life.

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I am in the process of counseling a friend who has been dating a sociopath. For months this man strung her along, making her feel like there might be … [Read more...]

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Paying It Forward: What Does BB&W Owe BWE?


Beyond Black and White has a deep history with the Black Women's Empowerment Movement. It's been ... complicated. This post is not a history lesson. … [Read more...]