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Ever Wonder What White Guys Say About Black Women When We’re Not…

I got this note today from Kevin Pyne, a Facebook friend of mine who’s a white guy and mostly dates black women. I think you’ll find this very interesting. More and more non-black men are becoming intrigued with the prospect of dating black women, a group that they once thought was completely off-limits to them. Hear it from the horse’s mouth.

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Heat-Free Bantu Knot Updo…

Here’s a style that you can wear for a holiday gathering that chic and mature, and best of all, no heat needed.

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Question of the Week: English White Guy Asks Me How to Meet Black…

I received this note from “J,” a young man living in England who is interested in black women, but it unsure how to approach them. After you read this, you have to wonder how critics of “Swirling” say the book is “unnecessary. If these people read this note and STILL cling to that ridiculous criticism, then they’re as dumb as a box of rocks, nuts, and bolts.

The grotesque neck-twirling, lip screwed up ball-busting black woman is what many people think of when they conjure up images of black women.

New Study Reveals Black Women Viewed as “Masculine;” Asian…

A study released by Columbia Business School revealed that race is often assigned a gender along a spectrum. Black people are viewed as “masculine,” regardless of whether the subject is male or female, and Asian people as a whole are viewed as “feminine.”

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Black Skin Aging Looks Different, Part II–Focus: Sun Damage…

Geesh. She could be the star of one of those “Scared Straight” shows, if they did one on the dangers of boiling you skin with baby oil for that St. Tropez tan.

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Leona’s Love Quest Read By Online Dating Service, And……

Don’t you just love the holidays? Well, most of us do, anyway. Leona told us in her last post that she’s not really looking forward to now until Valentine’s Day. Well Leona, good news!

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Lamb Shanks with Green Lentils and Vegetables…

This one-dish recipe has options many for meals to come especially left-overs. Make and serve now and reserve some to store and reheat. Look for dried French green lentils (Puy lentils), with packages of other lentil varieties in the dried bean section of supermarkets.

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Product Pick: Cover Girl Helps This Black Chick Look Pretty in Pink…

Nice pigments, goes well with most any complexion. Downside: could be a bit more emollient.

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On Fitness: It’s Your Hair, Or Your Life…

It really is that simple. It took a minute, but once I stripped the issue down to its core, it became easy to cut through all my crap excuses, decide in favor of my life, and move on.

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Dreaming of Getting That Ring This Season? Must Read…

If you haven’t cracked open an issue of Wedding Nouveau, here’s a taste of what you’re missing.

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Why Does the “Fiscal Cliff” Seem to Make Everyone Crazy?…

Whether we go over the cliff or not, everyone needs to have several seats and have an adult conversation.

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Leona’s Love Quest Part XVIII-Happy Holidays from Leona!…

“I really hate this time of year- by which I mean, Thanksgiving to Valentine’s day.” is what one of my closest and most cynical friends posted as her Facebook status about a week ago. “I know,” I commented, “Let’s try to get through it together.”

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Fun With Your Foreign Boo’s Fam, Language Barrier Be Damned!…

I date men who are not American. Stands to reason–I’ve lived in 5 different European countries over the last 12 years, with an autumn-long stint in Nepal last year. Only the parents of 1 out of my last 3 boyfriends, spoke English. I didn’t speak their languages either. (Seriously, who speaks Serbian??) This, however, has never been cause for concern for me. Why? As much as 94% of all communication is nonverbal. Therein lies the key to cross cultural communication, especially in the face of a language barrier.

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Ten Beauty Must Haves for Fall/Winter 2012-13…

Boo Hoo!! This is our resident fashionista’s last post for a while.

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“Scandal” Spoilers, Updates and Commentary…HERE!…

The Official BB&W “Scandal” Discussion Thread!

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Anyone Nervous About Wearing Their Natural Hair to the…

I remember the first time I met The Hubster’s parents. I was more nervous than a swim suit model at a Taliban convention.

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Opinion: Can Americans Really Afford 4 More Years of Entitlements?…

(BB&W is fully aware that this post is bound to piss some people off. But we feel this is a good cataslyst to bring about some discussion on this topic as our government wrings it’s hands over the Fiscal Cliff situation.)

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The Superwoman Complex: Deepak Chopra Breaks Down the Dangers of a…

Innate social messaging systems tell Black women that they have to overcome, challenge, beat, and win every single thing they do. And, the Superwoman Complex is a leading indicator of stressful lifestyles for Black women. Do you cope with this or mask it?

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Five Tips to Get Red Carpet Ready This Holiday Season…

It’s the time again…

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Gifts for a Cause: World Vision Gifts Help the Neediest Among Us…

Ever regret giving someone a gift because they were a colossal ingrate? Well even when you do that this year, if you purchase it from World Vision, you’ll that someone will be grateful–the creators of those gifts.