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SirLoin’s Babe Wenesday: She’s got Legs.

She's got legs, she knows how to use them She never begs, she knows how to choose them She's holding leg wondering how to feel them Would you get behind them if you could only find them? She's my baby, she's my baby Yeah, it's alright The girl is alright, she's alright … Read More...

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The Great Debate Between Me and Matthew Hussey: Should…

Subjects for the Question of the Week often come in themes. Lately I've gotten a lot of questions for men and women conflicted about starting workplace romances. Statistically, 2/3 of relationships are between people who have met at work. And while … Read more...

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Baked Chicken with Rosemary, Fig and Mushroom Sauce…

I've always liked figs. It's like the perfect combo of sweet, squishy and crunchy. One day I was eating my once-daily ration and thought, "Hmm...something savory with this sweet would be delicious. Since I'm a gardener, it was even to spot just the … Read more...

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Man Candy Monday: XXL Big Daddy’s and Taco Meat…

Are you the type of woman who likes things in large doses? I'll be the first to admit it, I like to indulge in my vices, men included. So for all of you out there who share my greed, this week's Man Candy Monday is dedicated to those men who sport … Read more...

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What? Interracial Romance Novels are on…

Before I start, I just want to give a shout out to all my folks who bring stories they know I like to cover. You make my life tremendously easier. XO times 1000. Time.com just recently posted a story about how the romance genre of interracial … Read more...

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Big Mistake: When Slavery Makes Your Romanticize…

I recently had a radio interview with a well-know African American host. While I was invited to talk about swirling, it seems that it's almost inevitable that the conversation devolves into topics about slavery--the effects, the damage, the psychic … Read more...

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Ratchet Roundup: News We Didn’t Cover this Week…

So...yes I saw the unfortunate video clip of Solange Knowles taking out 400 years of slavery on Jay Z's already unfortunate-looking face. Beyonce said a prayer to twitter and now they're all friends again. Ummmkay. Me thinks Beyonce should put little … Read more...

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Six Things You Can Do TODAY to Keep Yourself Looking…

On July 17, I'll be 41 years old. Yet I still get carded for alcohol purchases, get mistaken as a student when I'm in the vicinity of a college campus, and regularly get called a MILF. I'll not tell you what that means, but trust me, when you hear it … Read more...

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Long Time BB&W Fan, Shaun Brown Marries His…

You might remember Shaun Brown, a big fan of the blog who is also a staunch Christian and conservative. I only mention that because there's often a presupposition that if a non-black man has those qualities, he's using the Bible to justify slavery or … Read more...

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The Breast Cancer Diagnosis of a Loved One…

My mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. We’ve subsequently learned that her type of cancer is “triple negative,” which can be aggressive and spread easily. We are still processing lots of information and sorting through everything but … Read more...

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How to Grow Bigger, Better Tasting Plants with High…

When you're an urban gardener like me, you might be trying to figure out how how to maximize the limited space while producing high yields. While you're finding creative ways to hang tomatoes from the chandelier, don't forget that the single best … Read more...

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BB&W Partners with Black Girl Travel To Bring…

Beyond Black & White is the first blog to feature the wandering escapades in Europe chronicled from Fleace Weaver, founder of Black Girl Travel (BGT). The company has been getting a lot of attention lately from the press, and for good reason. … Read more...

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Ann Coulter Belittles the #BringBackOurGirls Hash Tag…

She thought she was gonna be a snarky, irreverent biotch, making fun of REAL HUMAN BEINGS who have been kidnapped, raped repeatedly, beaten, and sold for $12. But then Twitter did this... And this... And … Read more...

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Man Candy Monday (Night Cap): Now Come to Bed….…

Yes, there comes a time in a woman's life where she will have to make a decision. Should she, or should she not, join him in bed? Beds are for sleeping, among other things, and what woman doesn't need her rest? After all, we're all adults and if you … Read more...

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Okay NFL Fans, What Did You Think of “The…

The NFL's first openly gay draft pick for the Rams was exuberant at the news that he made the team that he kissed his boyfriend. Tongues are wagging. I don't follow sports unless my husband makes me, but this stood out for a variety of reasons. Yes; … Read more...

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May is Mental Health Month. What Brings You Peace?…

There's a month for everything, isn't there? But May being the official month for mental health sort of makes sense. Spring is FINALLY here, and everything around use is undergoing renewal and transformation. As someone who has suffered from … Read more...

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Man Candy Monday: Hot Guys With Beards…

"Guys with beards kisses tingle, and make all the girls giggle", or so I hear. What's all the fuss about when it comes to men with beards? Who knows, it could be because facial hair denotes a certain maturity in a man or it could also be the desire … Read more...

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Sweet and Paleo-Friendly Honey Roasted Carrots…

  Yesterday on my way to visit my Mother for Mom's Day, I noticed something strange about my feet when I reached down to slather lotion on my ankles. The bottom of my feet are turning orange. This happens occasionally when you consume too … Read more...

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Before Dr. Dre Sold His Earphones to Apple, He Sold…

So I just got wind of the news that Dr. Dre is in the process of selling his Beats earphones to Apple for $3.2 billion, making his the first "hip hop billionaire." (Although not quite...Forbes says he's worth $800 million, but who's really counting … Read more...

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Spring Means Brown Girls Get Glowing…Makeup,…

Spring is all about embracing color. It's all around you--the flowers and trees...all bursting with it. As a chocolate girl, I was once afraid to wear bright colors, because I was told that they would bring too contrast to my mocha skin. After years … Read more...

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#Trending: Pacifica SS 2014…

Summer is fast approaching and the days have been heating up (unless of course you are on the south side of the planet below the equator). Being that it is late spring, the trends always lend themselves to reflect what is going on nature. For … Read more...