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‘Best You’ in a Bikini! BB&W Lands Personal Trainer to…

It’s nearly mid-March and soon the snow will begin to thaw and you’ll want to trade your sweaters and long johns for short shorts and bikinis. The question is…are you ready? Keeping the promise to give you AWESOME interactive content you can’t find anywhere else, the Beyond Black & White forum will host the ‘Bikini […]

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Maybe Next Lifetime (My intercultural dating experience)…

By Shannon Rodgers Many of the ladies here in the BB&W community, have expressed concerns about dating men of certain cultural, and ethnic back grounds; and with good reason. A lot of us feel that men of certain cultures would never take a relationship with a black woman, an American woman, a Christian woman, or […]

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Carrie Rebounds After False Start with the ‘Emotional…

Editor’s Note: This post was created shortly after Carrie’s abrupt ending with you-know-who.  “Ricochet Rebound” By Carrie Thompson YouTube lurkers (who don’t know me from a can of paint) are commenting on how ugly, sad and lonely I am over a guy who called me for two weeks? Seriously. Albeit I did not expect a […]

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Pinks and Blues…Get the Look!…

Colored eyeliner can be daunting, right? You’re not sure if you’re daring enough to divert from basic black, and you’re worried it’s just for high school teenagers. Then, eureka! A color that just screams to be worn, and goes on easy enough that you don’t have to resort to old-school techniques like lighting the point […]

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On Vetting: Beware of “I Can’t Find a Black Woman!”…

I’ve written about this before, but recent events make it necessary to revisit the con game men play to illicit pity and activate the nurturing instinct in women when they says they want a [in this case, black] woman, but can’t seem to find one. The red flag goes up when these men are good […]

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New Study Points to Parent’s “Over Praise” as…

Who could forget this scene from the Nutty Professor?   Turns out that sort of blind praise (telling your kids their better than everyone else and deserve superior treatment) is fostering narcism later in life, according to a new study by researchers at Ohio State University. As a child of the 70’s and the abysmal […]

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Serious Question: Would You Date You?…

Black women are in a unique crossroads when it comes to dating these days. Often, the openness to expand our dating pool comes as a result of some harsh and uncomfortable realizations. After the dissipation of denial, comes the anger. And alas, many of us are “dating angry.” We know we’ve been played, we’re lashing out, […]

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Chris’ Top Beauty Pics from Expo West 2015!…

If you’re committed to keeping your beauty options natural, you definitely need to take a look at what’s coming up for 2015 with my favorite cosmetics companies.     Mineral Fusion is the standout, and it’s for good reason they’re the number one cosmetics company in the natural space. They have some really great offerings, […]

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The Latest Film and TV Projects Featuring Black Women…

There’s been a ton of news over the past week about film/television projects featuring black women. We’re everywhere! From developing horror films to playing God to headlining new TV shows. Check out the latest rundown: Recently Announced Octavia Spencer to Play God in Movie Version of The Shack. Carmen Ejogo to Star in ‘Born to […]

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From the Travel Desk: Las Vegas Bucket List…

  !!!!!!!!Update:  We now have 10 reserved rooms and growing for our Vegas trip with 15 people currently planning on attending Jeff and Toni’s wedding!!!!!!!!     Christelyn and I now want to discuss what we can do after the wedding as a group that would be a fun way for us all to enjoy […]

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Carrie: “Is ‘Sexy’ A Compliment?” …

by Carrie Thompson Sexy. The Apple Dictionary defines the term as inciting arousal. My overly-active mind doesn’t take it as an insult, but how much more worth do I possess than the power to give wood? How can ‘sexy’ be deemed a compliment? Here is my take… Chocolate. A disclaimer placed on my beauty. Not a […]

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Jeff and Renée – A Relationship That Was Worth One Last Look…

Sometimes, it’s just worth giving your online dating account one last look before you close up shop. That was definitely the case for Jeff, 54, and Renée, 44, who were both about to close their Match.com accounts when Renée’s profile showed up in Jeff’s inbox. He decided he had to contact her. There was just […]

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DEEP Question…”I’m More Delighted When White Men…

Because of the nature of this content, the discussion will be had on the forum. If you are a VIP member, you can read and contribute your take here. Why We Feel Guilty… Or, at least, Why I Feel Guilty: More than anything, I feel uncomfortable admitting (embarrassed, maybe) that I am more delighted when […]

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Beacons of Beauty: Black Women Who Travel…

I’m friends with a lot of black women who travel or live internationally, so I’m not surprised that a Yahoo! Travel article, titled, “In Spain, I’m a Prostitute – Challenging the Perception of Black Women Who Travel” has been on heavy rotation on my Facebook page. In light of Monday’s “Is the grass greener across […]

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I’m the Lead for InterracialDatingCentral.com #BeautifulWoman…

The folks at InterracialDatingCentral.com approached me with the idea of dedicating the entire month of March to a social media campaign to shine a light on the unique beauty of black women with their #BeautifulWoman campaign. Here’s the company’s official take: InterracialDatingCentral recognizes an unfortunate misconception and misrepresentation that black women are somehow less desirable […]

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Contouring for Brown Girls…Does It Really Make a Difference?…

Kim Kardashian is probably single handedly responsible for the “contour craze” happening in the world of makeup. You can find her famous photo prepped after contouring with a simple Google search.   You’ve got to admit that that’s some clever makeup sorcery. And as bandwagons go… With all this talk of contouring magic got me […]

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Video: Sick of the Double Standards When Black Women Swirl!!!…

I just got this note from a fan of my You Tube channel… CK I have a video request I like for you to talk about. I been crying because I am soo deeply hurt by this issue. This topic has been bothering me along with other black women. Well here it goes….Yesterday I went […]

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Leona’s Love Quest : “Sheezus, It’s Hard Out Here for a…

  If you’ve never heard of British pop singer, Lily Allen you might want to check her out. Her songs are catchy, topical and normally quite humorous. About a year ago she received some criticism over her depiction of black female dancers in this satirical video as promotion for a single from her latest album, […]

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Time to Dispel “Black Women at the Bottom of the Barrel”…

Copying and pasting this GEM  from the THREAD word for word.  OK ladies and gentlemen of the BB&W community. Suit up and have at it. onmywayup4 hours ago Re: this whole “bottom of the barrel” stuff: I’m writing this post because @Leona_LoveQuest made a good point that many black women do struggle with dating interracially, or we […]

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Issa Rae, Jacque Reid and Others Talk Interracial Relationships on…

A section of the Nightly Show featuring Issa Rae, Jacque Reid, Christina Greer, and Marina Franklin where the host and women discussed interracial relationships was brought to my attention, and I think it’s worth the discussion. Full disclosure: I personally know Jacque Reid and Issa Rae, both amazing and dynamic women. At around 8:50 host […]