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Yoga for Amazing Shoulders and Upper Back…

The holidays will soon approach; are your shoulders and upper back ready for that spaghetti strap or strapless dress that will make the men all pause when you walk into the room? You’re not? Lucky for you it’s only September. You’ve got plenty of time. Building on last week’s demonstration of the “sun salutation” yoga […]

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Iyanla Can NOT Fix This Man’s Life! I Just #Cant with These…

I don’t have words to describe how DISGUSTED I was when I saw the upcoming preview of the new season of Iyanla’s “Fix My Life.” Iyanla will *attempt* to fix the life of a man who has fathered 34 children by 17 different women. I’m sorry, but no amount of psychological sorcery can fix this […]

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R&B and Hip Hop Asian Artists Featuring Black Women: Is it Good?…

Right now, I’m jamming to a song from a pretty cute Asian singer crooning about a mocha-colored sister and I think I’m going to be obsessed with it for the next couple of days. As American black hip hop and R & B artists are squeezing out black women in favor of white or racially […]

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BB&W LIVE CHATS Weekly on Google+!!!…

I’m so excited I can barely stand it. You know how much I love connecting with all of you here. Part of the success of this site has been the ability to grow relationships and a truly supportive community. The forum has been amazing, but now we have video!! Beyond Black & White is now […]

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BB Creams For Brown Girls…

  Hello Brown Beauties! BB Creams or beauty balms have become very popular in the last few years and now every major beauty brand carries some sort of variation of the cream. It’s supposedly not as heavy as traditional foundation and  promises to cover imperfections in a more realistic manner. As we all know, the beauty industry doesn’t […]

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SirLoinsBabe Wenesday: For Mature Audences only.…

This week we offer the babes in the fifty and over category.  Why? 1.) Because Black women stay beautiful! 2.) Us older guys want to Swirl too. First up: Nichelle Nichols  age 81.  She is most famous for portraying communications officer Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series,Star Trek: The Animated Series, and the first six Star […]

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FAKE COUPLE ALERT: How Cute are Tamron Hall and Bear Grylls!…

        By Dani Have you seen this steamy video going around with TODAY Show co-host Tamron Hall and rugged outdoorsman Bear Grylls? Just kidding. But the two are awfully cute during a recent installment of Bear Gryll’s network TV show, “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.” You can check out the full episode […]

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LMAO! New Video, “If Black Women Said What White Men Say”…

Oh my! Like…white dudes, PLEASE take heed!

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Ten Interests that can Connect You to Other People…

By Dani We talk here often about getting out of the house to meet people and have suggested  joining Meet-up or Facebook groups around interracial dating. While those are great, they are limited to a few big cities, yet those of us interested in swirling are everywhere! Another excellent way to meet people is finding […]

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Great News! Thanks to Matthew Hussey, Leona’s Love Quest is…

Leona’s Love Quest  Back With a Vengeance!  That’s right – Leona’s Love Quest is back and I’m better than ever! So much has happened to me since I stopped writing in February I hardly know where to begin. In March, just as I was about to give up on internet dating again, I thought I […]

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Paula Cooper Trajkovski Takes On Macedonia – And Wins!…

I first met Paula when I came across her post on Weddingbee.com talking about she and Mr. B., her hubby moving to his country, Macedonia.  I introduced myself and the next thing you know we were friends on Facebook.  That was 2013.  I have gotten to know Paula over the past year through our posts […]

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DBRs Abound – A True Murder In The First…

This beautiful woman, Anita Washington, 49 and a veteran was buried today.  Anita was a member of the New Harvest Church of Christ in Montgomery, AL.  She did not know or realized too late that she deserved better a better life.   In 2008, my DBR distant cousin Irilmoskomazella Washington ambushed and shot Anita twice in […]

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Home Made Alternative to Expensive, Highly Processed Snack Bars…

People often think that because I don’t eat white sugar, wheat, rice or potatoes, that I have miraculously overcome my voracious sweet tooth. I haven’t. True; I can no longer consume super-sugary cakes and cookies (and surprisingly have lost the taste for them) I do enjoy sugar derived from natural sources–like from dried fruit, honey […]

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Open Thread. Summer is over on to Fall…

    Tell what on your mind. (Remember to bookmark this.)

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I’m So Glad Russell Brand Opened His Big, Fat, Mouth. Proof the…

People like Russell Brand are the reason I stopped registering as a democrat. In a recent Fox News segment (yeah, yeah, I know Fox News is “blah blah blah” but they got this one right) the host highlights Russell Brand making fun of author of Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for […]

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Live Tweeting from Ferguson; But Is @Jack Dorsey a Potential Ally for…

By Dani What does Jack Dorsey’s recent presence in Ferguson, Missouri mean? Inquiring minds on the left and right went abuzz as Jack Dorsey, the prolific founder of Twitter and Square, was live tweeting from Ferguson, Missouri for nearly two weeks. Apparently he was raised in the City of St. Louis, not far at all […]

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AAWG, ‘Savage Tango’ “Getting him to do more than…

Reader: My question for today is: How do I get white guys to stop smiling and looking at me and step up and talk to me. What can I do besides smiling back to show that I’m open to the idea of talking to them? Michelle  Hey, I know you! How’s it goin today Ms. […]

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Yoga for Weight Loss: Hit All the Major Muscle Groups with Sun…

I’m a firm believer that yoga is the world’s most perfect exercise. It relaxes, detoxifies, and tones. Put some pep into it and it can eve be a cardio workout to assist with boosting your metabolism and contribute to weight loss. Sun salutations is a basic yoga vinyasa (flow) that if done for five to […]

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How Yours Truly Played Cupid with New Power Couple, Film Maker Chris…

I first met Chris Silber during the release of My Last Day Without You, a movie loosely based on Chris’ personal story. Soon after, Chris and I became quick friends, and I got the chance to meet Jolieta, the beautiful spirit who inspired the movie. By that time, Jolieta looked frail, but she was still […]

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Come On. You Know You Want to Know What I Used for this Awesome Hair.…

Okay, it’s very rare that I get this excited about a hair product I’m loving, but this one has just got to gush on this. It’s part of the always-amazing Shea Moisture line and it’s got a super-long name: Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow and Restore Leave-In Conditioner. Whew. That was a mouthful. Upon […]