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Swirling and History Part Six: Lucy Parsons…

Albert (1858-1887) and Lucy Parsons (1853-1942 were from Texas where Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons was born into slavery in Texas. She met Albert and they married. They moved to Chicago due to threats from the KKK during Reconstruction.

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#Trending Going Baroque…

Clement Ribeiro S/S 2013 London Fashion Week Winter still has us in her grip in the Northern Hemisphere and it would seems that tempest will not pass soon. However, she will in about six weeks. But until then we can celebrate the ‘barren’ season with the customary warm clothing of knitted sweaters, long skirts, and […]

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Letter From a BB&W Reader: “I don’t want someone else to…

“I am relatively new to your website and blog. I think most of your readers are young women and men. I wished there was a website like yours in my 20’s and 30’s perhaps I would have made different choices.”

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Triple Consciousness and the Black Woman…

It is a strange lot to be a black woman in American society. She was brought to this country to be an unpaid worker, a concubine and a broodmare. Her body and her sexuality has been reviled and experimented on but from the various brilliant shades of brown black people come in, is curiously loved.

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It’s Valentine’s Week! How to Create Chemistry with the…

Try these tips and have him eating from your hands.

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What Tony Goldwyn means for Black women…

No, I am not talking about his breath-snatching, deliciously passionate scenes with Kerry Washington as President Fitzgerald Grant on the TV show, Scandal. Instead, I am referring to his work as a director and producer, as well as his lineage from one of Hollywood’s most prestigious families, which continues to sharply shape the film industry today. Tony was recently interviewed by Tavis Smiley, who has a program on PBS. In response to being asked for his thoughts on diversity and inclusion in Hollywood as a white male, given his family’s roots in showbiz, Tony responded:

Rape of South African Teenager Anene Booysen Is So Horrific The World…

Seventeen-year-old Anene Booysen was found at a construction site after she had been so viciously raped and mutilated that the scene where her body was found resembled a horror movie.

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Day Nine of 28 Days of Heart Health: Floss or Die!…

Bacteria festering between your teeth can lead to that crud making it’s way through your entire body.

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Chef Bob’s Swiss Steak…

Swiss steak is a method of slow-cooking a relatively tough cut of beef, such as a round steak. The meat is browned, and then braised in a tomato sauce. According to rumor, recipes first starting showing up for Swiss steak in the 1930s.

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Swirling in History Part Four: Ada Copeland King…

Can you imagine? A white man passed for black so he could marry the love of his life.

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OMG Fitz! Olivia! Dear God In Hebbin!!!…

OMG…WOW…

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He put a ring on it, now what? The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage…

I am beginning to believe that “home economics” (keeping and running a household) ties in VERY closely with the ability to attract a quality mate.

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Day Seven of 28 Days of Heart Health: What’s Waist Circumference…

Turns out it’s belly fat, not BMI that determines the risk factors for heart disease.

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Come Hither: Moving On After a Loss (Pt 1)…

If you live long enough you’ll realize that finding a special love is no easy feat. When we come across that man or woman that makes our days brighter it never crosses our minds that the day would ever come when they are no longer there at our side.

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Toni Braxton Plays in the Snow on Lifetime…

Toni Braxton gets to “play in the snow” on screen. This Sunday, Lifetime Movie network will be airing an original movie called “Twist of Faith” staring the gorgeous Braxton and handsome David Julian Hirsh. It is an interfaith love story profiling single Christian mother and a Jewish widower. Their passion for music and singing draw them together and they fall in love.

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Macho Little Black Girls Part II: Machoism Kills….No Exceptions.…

“I do strongly suspect that this behavior is a sadistic attempt to encourage black women into a mentality and lifestyle that “protects them” from being feminine little girls. Because there are too many predators in the black community who don’t see a sweet little girl. Instead, they see a wet hole just asking for it because she’s a ho anyway.”

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Twist Outs are the Fine-Haired Girl’s Best…

Make your hair look twice as thick as usual.

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Day Six of 28 Days of Heart Health: Get the Low-Down on Low Carbs…

When Dr. John Salerno – a protégé of “Atkins Diet” creator Dr. Robert Atkins – testified before the U.S.D.A. about plans for its most recent Food Pyramid revision, he spoke his mind: The food industry is corrupt and has supported recommendations that do not support the population’s health.

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“Time To Get In Them Denims” The Spring Look.…

Are you ready ladies?

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You Can Date A White Guy….Just Remember To Stroke The Collective…

Ladies, you can live your life, live it well, and not feel there’s anything wrong with it. You deserve happiness if you seek happiness. You don’t have to prove yourself worthy of happiness. You don’t have to earn a “black woman mammy merit badge” to be happy. You don’t have to justify a desire to be taken care of nor a disgust at disgusting behaviors – your own relationship happiness does not need to meet any trifling fool’s prerequisites.