JQ Abroad Open Thread: Share Your Overseas Experiences!

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Hi ladies, it’s been a long time since I’ve written here and it got me thinking that it’s high time that we shared our overseas experiences. This is … [Read more...]

Be Inspired: Gabrielle Turnquest Passes Bar At 17 And Breaks 600 Year Old Record in the U.K.

Gabrielle Turnquest, lawyer, barrister, United Kingdom, England, history, Virginia, University of Virginia, fashion, world record, Bahamas, international, college, higher education, successful black girl, teenager,

I just got wind of this news coming from across the pond, and it is the perfect example of what young Black women can achieve when given the … [Read more...]

Niala: Dress Smart Like a London Lass


Walking the streets of London is equivalent to walking down a haute couture runway. When I leave my flat, I have to keep up with the well-dressed … [Read more...]

Are the Brits Down with the Swirl? YES.


Turning heads, coy smiles, and sudden attempts at conversation: things I experience everyday down in London. I’m going to answer the question I’m sure … [Read more...]

Want to Get Your Degree Overseas — for Free?

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I have always been a go getter. When I was a teenager in high school, the opportunity came to be a summer student in Mexico. I along with a few … [Read more...]

Even from London, BB&W Intern Niala Nags Us Like Aunt Ethel to Get Out and Vote Today.


I walked into a local London thrift store, and saw Obama’s Audacity of Hope laying in a shelf. I jokingly said, “I should probably read this being … [Read more...]

Travel Abroad and Leave the How-to-Catch-a-Man Books Behind!

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By Jamerican Queen I’ve read many entries on how to attract a man on several blogs including this one and they seem like great pointers…until I … [Read more...]

Amongst Greece’s Economic Woes, BB&W Intern, Niala, Finds Beauty in the Ancient Land


Before I went to Greece, I pictured it looking like the movie Mamma Mia or the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I expected to be surrounded by blue … [Read more...]

Niala’s 19th Birthday Bash in London!!


My mom always told me as you get older you get less excited for your birthday. As a kid I never believed her. I was always excited for the next … [Read more...]

BB&W Intern, Niala Charles Lands in London!

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I just finished up my first week in London, and all I can say is this: I WAS MEANT TO BE HERE. But I must admit,  the week leading up to my trip, I … [Read more...]