"What's this, Helen, a cure to my chronic depression? THANK YOU!!"

Today is Cyber Monday. Buy SWIRLING for Yourself or for a Friend!…

A surprising cure for holiday depression!!

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Being A Straight White Guy: An Article Review AND I Confess My Love…

Yup. It’s true. It’s just easier to be a straight white male than it is to be any other combination of sexual orientation, race, or gender.

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Five Tips to Longer Hair in a Year…

What are your growth goals for 2013?

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Cyberharassment: How far is too far?…

Although, it is mainly prevalent among teenagers, according to overcomingcyberbullying.com, adult women are reporting “adult groups dedicated to harassing and defaming other as well, along with websites created specifically to make fun of and demean individuals.

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Lightweight Mineral Foundation – Advanced Mineral Makeup…

Mineral foundations are all the rage because they are thought to be more healthy for the skin and provide light coverage along with ingredients that won’t exasperate sensitive skin. More…

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Chef Bob: Shirley’s African Coconut Curry Braised Beef Recipe…

A blend of spices, coconut milk and vegetables flavor tender chunks of boneless beef ribs,served with white rice, coconut and cashews. This is from my late wife’s personal collection if traditional African cooking. It was sent to her grandmother by a relative who visited there in the 1920’s. This is a tasty, warm inviting dish that will make everybody who tries it want more!

Thaddeus was not the hottie, but he sure was an integral part of enacting the 13th Amendment.

Have You Seen “Abraham Lincoln” In Theatres Yet?…

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you’d better hurry up and go. It’s sure to be on the short list for Academy Awards. Daniel Day-Lewis plays our 16th president so convincingly you’d swear old Abe rose from his grave and possessed him. Remember Lewis’ brash, assholiness in Gangs of New York? Well, he’s nothing like that in Lincoln. His voice is so meek and sweet, and he spits parables like Jesus.

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TRJ Shrinks Yo’ Mind: Why Some Black Women Can’t Take a…

Check out why Tracy Renee Jones thinks some black women get prickle when someone has something nice to say.

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Film and Panel Discussion: “The Souls of Black Girls”…

Recently, I was on location at the A.M.E. Zion Church on the Hill in Harlem to attend a panel discussion and film screening of the “Souls of Black Girls.” Negative media representation of black females and other women of color is nothing new to the BB&W community, but this news documentary was very refreshing in that opened doors to the minds of younger girls and teenagers and their critique of the media.

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BREAKING: “Dallas” Actor, Larry Hagman Dies at 81…

RIP, “J.R.”

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LMAO! New Dating Site Matches You According To Political Affiliation!…

Ever fall in like with that special someone, only to find out that he’s a raving, socialist commy, or rabid, nazi fascist? Now you don’t have to worry about that awkward moment when you discover you and your boo are politically incompatible.

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I Hate Everything About Nikki Minaj. Except……

I have to begrudgingly admit to this.

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Halle Berry’s Ex Goes HAM on Turkey Day; Olivier Martinez Kicks…

What a clusterphuck for Nahla, who I sure saw the whole thing and watched in horror.

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Gobble, Gobble.…

How much exercise will it take in order for me not to look like a walrus by the end of the week? Let’s see…

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Fighting Back Against Street Harassment (Part One)…

After a weekend of fun in San Jose and Big Sur, a friend drops me off at the Oakland airport. All the flights out of San Jose and San Francisco were sold out, so flying home from Oakland was my only option. I take my roller bag to the curbside check-in and wait, taking the opportunity to think about the upcoming workweek. A tall, twenty-something black male, working as a baggage handler, walks past me. I can feel him looking at me.

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3 Men Father 78 Children by 46 Different Women – What the…

What the holy hayell??

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Corporate Politics: Where Does Black “Natural” Hair Fit…

Say it loud, I’m nappy and proud!?! Right?

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Mangia, Mangia! Chef Bob Has a Cookbook!…

Just in time for last-minute Thanksgiving shopping!

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On the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: We’re Giving Thanks,…

Many would rather ignore the death tolls of Palestinians in blind support of Israel. But, this most recent conflict may make that slightly more difficult than it may have been before.

I'm approaching BSL, albeit at a snail's pace.

Truth Time: Anyone Disappointed In Their Natural Hair Journey? Five…

Le sigh…