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Would You Give ‘Plan B’ To Your Daughter?…

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?

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Interview with Writer and Former Madame Noire Editor, Demetria Irwin…

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!

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What in De-Hayell is Wrong with People?…

OMG I’m doomed to hell for laughing at this till I peed my pants.

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In Season: Healthy, Yummy Sweet Potatoes!…

The naturally sweet and deliciously healthy food is in season. Eat, EAT!

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Want to Get Your Degree Overseas — for Free?…

Pack your bags, ladies.

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Your Blog Mistress is a Douche. But…a Very Popular Douche.…

Yes, I was mean. But…

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Online Dating and Electronic Communication: The Waiting Game…

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.

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Good Product for the Biracial Curlies: Earthly Delight…

Solid ingredients, cheaper than Quidad, Mixed Chicks, and DEFINITELY Ms. Jessy’s.

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Commentary on the Crooked Room: Melissa Harris-Perry Shines a Light On…

Ever heard of the theory of the “crooked room?” If you haven’t, maybe you have heard of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Look around, are the images you see tilted? They are for most Black women…

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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!

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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.