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

First and foremost, please spare me the conspiracy theories, the abstract philosophies, or anything that tries to put shackles around my arms and legs in the year 2012. I am an American. And last time I checked, the period in the United States where it was perfectly legal to own black women as slaves is over.

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Genoa Style Minestrone Soup…

Minestrone, A thick soup of Italian origin containing assorted vegetables, beans, pasta such as vermicelli or macaroni, and herbs in a meat or vegetable broth and consisting of pasta, rice, vegetables or beans cooked in water, from Old Italian soups made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice.

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Shy Interracial Daters: Are You Wasting Your Time Being a…

“These are pillars of salt who stay stuck right where they are, in that detrimental mindset. Most will die having never married. Oddly enough, a well-seasoned POS will show younger black women how to repeat this flawed thinking, thereby perpetuating a nasty and unfair cycle.”

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Will You Be in New York to See the Work of Njideka Akunyili?…

Sultry. Sensual.

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Gender Equality Means Boys AND Girls Might Be Heaux, Study Says.…

It looks like girls are no longer solo in bearing the brunt of stigma for sleeping around. According to a study by the American Sociological Association, almost half of college students judge men and women with similar sexual histories by the same standard and hold equally negative attitudes towards both their male and female peers who they believe hook up “too much.”

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News Bits: Ann Coulter Says Civil Rights Just for Blacks?…

Every time this sandwich-hating skinny bee open her mouth I cringe.

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Recognize Yourself? Five Signs You Might Be a Love Addict…

If you recognize yourself, there’s still time to make a change.

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Plan Our D.C. SWIRLING Party and WIN a Free T-Shirt and Dough!…

Whoever comes up with the best and most usable idea the we use as the theme will win a free SWIRLING t-shirt, a FREE month membership with online dating site, DateWhoYouWant.com, and a $40 Visa gift card.

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Fall 2012 Preview– Statement Pieces…

Well it is officially Fall. My favorite season, although I am a Spring baby. I look forward to leaves changes there color and the air getting cooler. The smell of cinnamon and pie baking.

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Six Ways to Cut Your Homeowner, Car Insurance Costs…

Okay ladies, when times get tough, find a way to pinch those pennies until the squeal!

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Politics for Lazy And/Or Dumb People Brought to You By the Good People…

The air is rife with the stench of poli-tricks, and sometimes I prefer to read things on my own rather than allow a news broadcaster to inform me of HOW I should feel about a situation rather than providing me details of the situation. The Republicans are beating down political progress by voting against nearly every bill that makes its way into the Senate. The links to some bills are included, so feel free to read at your own leisure and come to your own conclusion.

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Matthew Hussey Takes on the Question of the Week, Part III…

This question came right off the board of Black Women with Other Brothers. Dee Dee Russell asked Matthew how men should deal with people who openly slight the women of another race in which they’re dating. The answer might not be what you think.

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Celebrity Swirling: Zoe and Bradley Back Together!!…

Aw…look at the HAWT love birds…

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London broil with Wasabi Potatoes…

This London broil recipe takes an Asian turn when you marinate the beef in teriyaki and oyster sauce and serve it with creamed potatoes spiked with wasabi, also known as Japanese horseradish.

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Somebody PLEASE Tell Me Why Purses Cost So D@MN Much!!…

Somebody PLEASE explain this to me.

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Weekend Read: Writer Monique Matthews Makes the Case for Celibacy in…

In the hook-up age, the writer proposes a different approach.

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MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Talks Mitt Romney Campaign and the…

Find out what this self-proclaimed nerd has on her mind about Mr. Mitt.

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Niala’s 19th Birthday Bash in London!!…

This is where I realized that the British dance A LOT differently than Americans. For a good hour, My friends and I were under the impression we were in a gay club. Because if we had been back in the states, guys would already be trying to grab us from behind. In the US, if I guy isn’t dancing with a girl, he will just hang out on the outskirts until he finds one. But here, guys had no problem dancing with each other.

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Roast Chicken With Orange Mustard Glaze…

Serve this tasty roast chicken with rice and your favorite steamed veggies and oven roasted potatoes for a delicious family dinner. Quick, easy and good for you who doesn’t like Roast Chicken? This has an orange, mustard crust that will have your fingers reaching for more. There won’t be any leftovers from this memorable feast!

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Naomie Harris KILLS It in New ‘Skyfall’ Movie Trailer…

Your appetite for the next James Bond film was probably whet when Daniel Craig, as Bond, escorted the Queen of England to the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies in a fantasy parachuting sequence. If you were jonesing for more 007 after that publicity move, here’s your next fix. The official teaser trailer, a video blog, and a promo poster featuring actress Naomie Harris–who plays “Eve” in ‘Skyfall’–has been released.