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When Exploring The Global Village Becomes A Nightmare…

A dedicated teacher with a Phd in her field is a dream for any public high school, right? Unfortunately for Dr. Cicely Cobb, it was a nightmare.  She alleges that students and administrators at Ahwatukee’s Desert Vista High School created a hostile work environment for her for one reason only…her race. Since she did not want […]

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Halle Ordered to Pay $16K a Month in Child Support. Is it Fair?…

Trending right now is the unusual court decision handed down that Halle Berry pay her daughter’s father, Gabriel Aubrey, $16,000 per month in child support in a joint custody arrangement. And I see some women on my timeline kinda pissed off about it. Bottom line, as a working model, Gabriel Aubrey’s income isn’t even in […]

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So Bueno: The Caribbean Coast of Mexico…

If you’re looking for Mexico holidays then you should definitely consider heading for the coast of the Caribbean. The area is a paradise stretch of coastline, with its waters and beaches, encompassed by luscious jungles in land. In recent times the area has been extremely popular as a romantic escape for honeymooners, but the region […]

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Does This Picture Offend You? Now, Ask Yourself, WHY.…

Social media is up in arms because a recent graduate is proudly displaying both her cap and gown and a partial breast to feed her infant. Predictably there are two camps–those who think it’s in horrible bad taste, and that nursing mothers should cover themselves or go hide in a corner until the dirty business […]

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Another You Tube Couple Shares Their Story: Val & Andrew…

After our first feature of one of the fabulous You Tube couples that follow this blog, I got this note… “We are Val & Andrew. I’m from the Caribbean and he is from Texas. We met in an English course in the summer semester at our university. We clicked and started officially dating right away. […]

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Let Um Know…. I’m Not Here for THAT!!…

Time for a public service announcement from the good people that occupy the head space of Tracy Renee Jones. Read for clarity and content if you never have before. There comes a time in a girl’s life when she has to set things straight. I’m not one for confusion. Anyone who knows me also knows […]

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Tichina Arnold is Not Here for DBR Men and Their Interweb Bull*hit…

“Spare the rod. Spoil the child” is what the old folks say about teaching a youngin’ about the circumstances and repercussions of one’s actions . Baby, I just got myself up off the floor after have read Tichina Arnold’s response to some online f*ckery prompted by an attempt to throw shade at the famed Martin […]

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Man Candy Monday: Enough to Share, Sexy Twins For You and a Friend…

You ever been somewhere and seen a hot guy? Then as you gaze another hot guy shows up, and then you do a double take as you realize the hot guys are TWINS. Yes, ladies, this Man Candy Monday brings you a special deal: TWO FOR ONE DELICIOUS MORSELS OF MANLINESS. Sometimes I can’t help […]

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Study Says Unexpected Cosmetic Really Does Make Women Seem More…

You fluff your ‘fro, powder your nose, and put on that last layer of lip gloss before you give yourself a final once over. Add the earrings, shoes and matching purse. There’s only one thing left to do, which surprisingly, studies show actually does make you seem more attractive. Perfume. Yes. Perfume. From the Daily […]

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Cucumber Season Means Home Made Pickles!…

I like cucumbers as much as the next person, but too much of anything is just…to much. I’m very, VERY new to the world of canning and preserves, and I’m a little paranoid about the whole sealing process. Don’t want to accidentally kill anyone by creating a virtual petri dish of flesh-eating bacteria. That’s why […]

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Congrats, David and Iman, for 22 Years of Wedded Bliss!…

I remember when it was announced that David Bowie and Iman were a thing, and that that grew into a marriage. It was the early 90’s, and interracial marriage between black women and white men was virtually unheard of. I consider them one of the pioneers of the movement that encourages black women to find […]

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Essence Excludes Gabrielle Union’s Interracial Romantic Interest…

I have to admit, I never saw Think Like a Man. And most likely, I won’t be spending my change to see Think Like a Man Too. But let’s for the sake of argument say I might have given it a chance because I hear it’s pretty funny and there’s a nice depiction of an […]

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Low Carb, Hight Nutrition: Roasted Carrot and Leek Soup with Feta and…

My beauty garden is going strong and the carrots and leeks I’ve been growing are ready to harvest. I’ve been trying to think of creative recipes using carrots besides just side dishes, and that’s how I happened upon an idea for roasted carrots and leek soup. As you know, carrots are the ultimate “beauty food,” […]

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Interracial Couple Speaks Candidly About Public Onlookers…

It’s funny. I never really know who all follows me on my You Tube channel…apparently there’s quite a lot…and when I get a free moment I’ll check out the pages of the people who follow me. I was glad I did when I saw Shelly and Michael. They get really candid about how the public […]

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Oakland Paul: Two Women Badly Beaten, Only One Gets National…

I have nothing new to say. Just sharing my observation of an obvious truth.  A truth I am just now learning to notice. It is the painful truth of disparity, inequality and indifference. On national news, much ado is made of a beautiful girl beaten “nearly” to death by her boyfriend. Her beguiling smile, blonde […]

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Are You Vulnerable to Job Discrimination?…

By Tammy Ghalden From all of the research I have read, my answer to the above question would be “yes.” However, there might be some explanations I will get to later on in this article. I have argued with several people online that Affirmative Action has had a minimal, negative effect on white males and […]

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Oh. My. Gawd. Lupita N’Yongo and Her Bikini Body. Tips to Get…

Here’s a little inspiration we could all use at the summer months come upon us. Lupita N’Yongo has one of the most beautiful bodies I have ever seen. Round bottom, flat abs, lots of muscle tone. Definitively feminine, undoubtedly fit. Check out these photos from Pop Sugar.       If you’re lusting after Lupita’s […]

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Just As Good as Hair Vitamins: Why You Should Be (Growing) and Eating…

I planted cabbage for the first time in the late fall, unsure what those little dark-brown seeds would actually amount to anything. I usually skip cabbage in the grocery store, and I was thinking that maybe if I grew it at home I’d be more likely to eat it. That turned out to be kinda […]

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Have You Checked Out Sienna Mynx’s Top-Rated Book, “Before…

Over the next few months you’ll notice that BB&W will become a central hub for reviews, profiles, and giveaways of interracial fiction featuring black women as the heroines and non-black men as the love interest. If you’re an author, contact me offline at christelyn@beyondblackwhite.com so your book can also be considered. This week’s giveaway is Sienna […]

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Does Your Face Look Good Naked? Three Natural Products that Should Be…

Just finished an all-natural facial. This photo is untouched and unedited. As you can see, I’m kinda sleepy. This is right before my bedtime. That’s my skin after an all-natural beauty routine that helps keep my skin bright, evenly toned, and appear almost pore less. At almost 41, I’m committed to looking my best self […]