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New Study Says Exercise Help Black Women Fight Breast Cancer

As if we needed another reason to get up off the couch and move, a new study reveals that seven or more hours of vigorous exercise per week reduces breast cancer risk. "The exercises included swimming, running, basketball and aerobics in addition to brisk walking. However, walking at a normal pace … Read More...

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TRJ on, “No Need For Permission: Because…

The ability to fight for something you believe in is one thing; yet the decision to fight for something you believe in is quite another. I was told this by a very wise woman, and I've lived the life of  a warrior ever since discovering there was such … Read more...

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World Traveling, Tanisha Preps College Girl on What To…

Christelyn received this letter in her inbox the other day and because of my extensive time in Italy, she thought that I would be the best person to answer so here goes:     Hi Christelyn,   I am 20-yearold student that attends … Read more...

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“Bridezilla” For Friday Funny, Cuz PLEEZE…

I don't care what color you are, this behavior is reprehensible. It's worse because it's yet another black woman who is willing to be a walking, talking, ball-busting cartoon for a paycheck. But as ratchet as she is, she had this man's baby and he … Read more...

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Come Hither: A Lesson in Being a Man Magnet…

Did I hear someone say they wanted to read about way in which to attract men? I'm sure I did, and since I'm privy to a life that many of you lovely ladies will never know, I thought I would take the time to share my secrets with you. How does one … Read more...

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Got “Swirling” and Ready to Date? Online…

You've read "Swirling" and me and Janice have got you revved up and you're ready to get out there and start dating. Complaints or not, online dating is by far the most efficient way to meet (and marry) a rainbeau. For a limited time, … Read more...

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A New Adventure Tanisha Packs Up and Moves to…

I finally arrived 4 weeks ago. Tired, a bit travel weary but happy I was embarking on a new adventure. Only a handful of people knew I was coming. I wanted it that way. Although, most times people mean well, their negative energy can sometimes screw … Read more...

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Happy Birthday, Brenda55!…

Or should I start calling you, "Brenda...57!!" Happy, happy birthday to one my most favorite-est people on the planet. You have been a great teacher, moderator and supporter of BWE, and I know I speak for everyone when I say WE LOVE YOU!! Now … Read more...

Chick-Fil-A Proves You Can’t Bully People Into…

Same-sex marriage is still a hot-button issue, as recently discovered (as if he didn't already know this) by restaurant eatery Chick-fil-A president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy. During an appearance on radio show "The Ken Coleman Show," … Read more...

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V, The Writer: “Bottom of the Barrel? Stop right…

The author, a man married to a black women, calls himself, "V, The Writer." “Bottom of the barrel.” That’s how a recent contributor described black women in the dating pool. I’m generally very wary about participating in internet … Read more...

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Clueless? Five Non-Verbal Ways To Know He’s Into…

If you don't know what to look for, some men can be hard to read. If they're not overtly mack-daddy-ish, they are often subdued and their interest is hard to read. Like my buddy, Jordan Harbinger, c0-founder of the Art of Charm says, "If a guy talks … Read more...

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VintageNarcissa: That Awkward Moment When Your Hispanic…

(Check out the blog, here) When I’m out and about with my boyfriend there is one very striking thing about us that seems to make people want to stop and stare as if we are circus freaks; he is very light skinned while I am dark skinned. I’m not … Read more...

Does A Superior Culture Make the Israeli’s…

Mitt Romney is currently on the tail end of his three-nation overseas trip which was ostensibly designed to convince U.S. voters that he is ready to engage in some heavy-duty political wheeling and dealing if he were to become President of the United … Read more...

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Fit Me for a Wig: What Makes a Convincing Hair Hat??…

With all the touring I'm in for, I'm looking for a convincing substitute for the real thing. So far no luck... I walked in from picking up The Babster and Mike said I looked like 'ShaQuayQuay' in that wig, but I'm crying "foul" because he was … Read more...

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Beauty Trends: Eyeshadow Colors for the Rest of Summer…

Summer is midway through and most of us are dying in the sweltering heat. But this does not mean we can't look amazing with beautifully fresh skin and fun loving colors.   This summer sees the return of fun carefree eyeshadow colors … Read more...

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Why are Some Black People STILL Living Like They’ll Be…

Thanks to the urging of my buddy, Zabeth, I’m reading a book on my insy, weensie, ittie, bittie iPhone screen called “American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare” which chronicles how three African American single … Read more...

Olympic Swimmer Cullen Jones Is Helping to Teach Black…

Watch this excellent video of Olympic Swimmer Cullen Jones, who won a Gold medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, talk about both his personal experiences swimming and that of African Americans in general. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, … Read more...

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Brenda Brody: PRIDE…

I’ve never felt that I was inferior because I am a black woman. I never let anyone else make me feel inferior either. I always knew I was special and I always kept my head up. When I was a teenager and I realized that I preferred white boys over … Read more...

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What’s That Smell?! What Are Your Go-To Perfumes?…

I'm on a quest for the perfect perfume that 1) does not give me a flaming headache right behind my left eye or 2) does not disappear one hour after I apply it and force me to carry it in my purse and contribute to my neck and shoulder pains. Shop … Read more...

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100% Positive: “I Love Black Women…

We must be on the verge of something great, because the trolls are in full force, sending out their roaches to attacked absolutely everything about black women--from the coils of their, curve of their hips, shape of their lips and wideness of their … Read more...

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Black Women, Love and Where They WON’T Find It…

I already know I'm going to get someone going, "but you don't understand!" or "that's easy for you to say!" or some other means of validating and justifying a low opinion of yourself as a black woman or of black women as a group. I'll try and save … Read more...