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A Very Special Christmas to My BB&W Family!…

Merry Christmas!

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The Chronicles of Narnia – Great Reading!…

Since you’ve got some extra time off…

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Free Wheelin Bob Dylan Had A Secret Black Wife and Daughter…

Did you know Bob Dylan had a secret, very BLACK wife?

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“Blerds”: The Rise of the Black Nerd Movement…

There’s a new trend gaining ground in the black community, and it has nothing to do with rapping, gold teeth, and sagging pants.

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Give the Gift of Words……A Book of Cursed Poem and Verse…

Our lovely Tracy Renee…

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Question of the Week: “do you think it’s unnatural to…

Her family is putting on the pressure, and it’s not helping that she’s not getting attention with the men she desires.

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FINALLY! Salon Results at Home! Here’s How I Did It……

The shine is unbelievable, and my hair doesn’t feel the least bit brittle or dry.

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Shoreline Food: Mussels with Tomatoes and Herbs
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Yum, yum, delicious.

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Are the Brits Down with the Swirl? YES.…

Turning heads, coy smiles, and sudden attempts at conversation: things I experience everyday down in London. I’m going to answer the question I’m sure all of you have been wondering. Are the Brits down for the swirl? YES, ladies. And the desire is strong.

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On DOMA: Are We Defending Marriage or Hate?…

Does marriage really need defending? And, if so, from what? Other kinds of marriage, like maybe interracial marriage? Sounds a lot like hate to me…

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Why Are These Bitter Chicks Hating On Michael Ealy Because He Married…

News about “Think Like a Man” star Michael Ealy secretly married a non-black woman was posted today on the Essence Facebook fan page. My girl Rasheda posted a link and made a comment about all the hateful, bitter black women who felt like they lost another brotha to a “white” woman. So I moseyed on over to see for myself, and low and behold the claws were out.

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Chicken Paprikash with Dumplings…

A traditional Hungarian dish…

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The Lame Aunt’s Guide to Last-Minute Christmas Toys…

Lame aunts, you know who you are. It’s five days till Christmas and you still having gotten a gift for your adorable little niece or nephew because you have absolutely no recollection of your childhood and you don’t even know what kids are liking these days. Lucky you, because as a mom of four kids of varying ages and sexes, I can tell you with confidence what the hot toys are this season. Now you can brave the halls of Wal*Mart, Target, or Toys R’ Us with confidence knowing that you know exactly what to get and that little Chica or Chico will love it.

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SwirlQueen: Blasian Love in Asia…

It may surprise some that American sisters and African sisters are also living happily in Korea with their husbands and children.

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Go Ultra Feminine for the Holidays…

So them how strong being soft can be.

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Beware the “I haven’t found the right one” Guy;…

Don’t be like the hamster who runs on the wheel, huffing and puffing and going nowhere.

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Still Time!!! 10 Fab Holiday Fitness Gifts…

This holiday season, why not be a catalyst for REAL change in the life of someone you care about, by giving the gift of health?

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(Almost) Tangle-Free Twist Out Technique!…

A common problem with fine-haired naturals is knotting at the ends which leads to breakage. I’d given up twist outs altogether because of this problem, but discovered a technique by accident that virtually eliminates the tangles while still giving you a wavy-twist out effect. The secret: Instead of 15-30 small twists, which makes your hair 30x more likely to tangle, do four or five flat twists, and it’ll all come out the same in the end (minus all those fairy knots!)

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Poll: Which are You, “Black Woman” First, or…

How you see yourself affects just about every aspect of your life, so it’s worth thinking about.

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Romancing an Introvert: Striking Up a Conversation…

I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that I am an awkward, black, female introvert.