One thing that the black community clings to for dear life is the notion that people can be changed and taught through humiliation and degradation. It’s their version of “tough love.” Ask any disenfranchised black male You Tuber about why they do what they do, their response is often, “I love black women. I justRead More…
Here’s the conundrum: I love what the Sexual Revolution and Women’s Lib achieved *in general* but with every shift, there comes consequences. Are we ready for them?
Celebrating the myth of the Strong Black Woman has mistakenly become an aspiration and an inspiration to those in certain demographics of the Black Community. When things are down and out and a black woman is tired, or fed the fuck up, someone, somewhere will remind her that this disgusting and frustrating existence is merely a test of her ability to survive when life is clearly giving her signals that she should make changes.
I see the numbers, so I know you’re out there. For two months straight, this blog gets an excess of 500,000 page views. That’s half a million pages being read by a ton of peeps, and this month and last month we reached 100,000+ unique visitors. “Unique,” as in, coming to these parts for the first time, ever. So…who are you? And why are you here? Come out of lurkdome. I’ve got a special holiday gift–a free autographed copy of SWIRLING–for one lucky lad or lady.
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I’m not a fan of cats in real life. I’m terrible allergic. I’m not really a fan of general disinterest in anything except napping under sunbeams and scratching up the furniture. But watching them online? Priceless.
One year of trying to grow, I got new goals for the next six months.
If Susan Rice is so similar to Condoleezza Rice, would conservatives question her credentials and preparedness to potentially occupy the same role Condoleezza held during the Bush Adminstration? Well, it’s actually trite at best.
The bloggosphere was abuzz with Eve’s apparent surprise at finding serious, deep, and lasting love with a white guy, while in virtually in the same breath complaining how it’s 2012 and people should stop making such a big deal about interracial relationships.
We’ve all had one, girls anyway, at one point or another. That list you create when you’re dreaming of that special person. You imagine what he looks like, his smile, and the color of his eyes. Then you think about how he’ll make you feel, what his kisses taste like, or how he smells. Next, logistics roll into your mind: what is his job, what are his passions, what do you have in common. What is you ideal man? Andie imagined nothing short of her own personal Thor, God of Thunder. Instead, she got Ken: a short, lip-smacking, nerd… who loves him with all her heart. They say you can’t help who you fall in love with or it’s the person who you least expect. Who would’ve guessed this man would be the one to change all her rules?
Asian men and Black women are FINALLY discovering each other…online.
Naturals with highly porous strands (or, high hair porosity) generally have lifted, missing, and/or broken cuticles. As a result, gateways exist in the hair shaft for quick water absorption but also quick water loss. For this reason, retaining moisture can be a serious challenge for those with high hair porosity.
Here’s a real Kiev recipe, with seasoned butter rolled up in breaded chicken breasts for a richness fit for royalty! This is the way my mom would make this and it’s very traditional, and it is the best chicken Kiev you’ll ever have. After you make it a few times it’s a snap. You can adjust the flavors to taste. This recipe tastes great as leftovers also. This recipe takes a bit of time, but is well worth the effort.
Well, I have to admit I’m shocked at this one. The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that teenagers be given prescriptions for Plan B, an emergency contraceptive that generally reduces the fertilization of egg and sperm with hopes that the measure will reduce teen pregnancy. Would you give it to your daughter?
On location at the film screening and panel discussion of “The Souls of Black Girls”, BB&W had the opportunity to speak with Panel member, the lovely Demetria Irwin, former Managing Editor of MadameNoire.com and mentor at Girls Write Now. We discussed role models, media images, family, and of course, writing. Its time for black women to start telling our own stories and defining our sexuality. Ms. Irwin is definitely one of the leaders to take up that great task!
OMG I’m doomed to hell for laughing at this till I peed my pants.
The naturally sweet and deliciously healthy food is in season. Eat, EAT!
Pack your bags, ladies.
Yes, I was mean. But…
What am I doing right now? I mean, RIGHT now? I’m waiting on a text. Nope, not waiting for someone else to text, as you might think. This might shock you a little bit, but I’m waiting to respond back to a text from a girl I’m interested in.
Solid ingredients, cheaper than Quidad, Mixed Chicks, and DEFINITELY Ms. Jessy’s.