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Got to Give Credit Where It’s Due…Some Real Knights Rode…

I have to admit I was among the folks who cringed with Rachel Jeantel took the stand in the Trayvon Martin murder trail. She was a walking, talking stereotype–chip on her shoulder, absolutely no concept of social etiquette, poor grammar with the reading level of a third-grader. Bigots loved to hang their hat on Rachel, […]

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Hilarious Weird Al “Tacky” Has Aisha Tyler and Jack Black…

Weird Al’s still got it! Jack Black is a twerking fool, and Aisha looks adorable even when she’s trying to look tacky. On an aside, what products you think Al is using on his curly locks? Just wondering. Bet he lurks on the natural hair boards.

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Watermelon in a Pot? Yaaaaaeeessss….…

Nothing says summer like a ripe, juicy watermelon. That’s why I’d decided to grow some despite my extremely limited garden space. Watermelon vines require a lot of space so they and ramble, so it would seem almost impossible to think that you can grow one in a piddly little container. But you can. And I […]

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It Started with Just a Few Voices, and Now a Cocophany: The Forces…

When you’ve been blogging for nearly five years, you begin to notice some trends. For instance, I remember when I first came on the scene and the sacred cows that black women weren’t to EVER discuss–the humungousgargantuanbigass out-of-wedlock statistic, black women dating and marrying men who weren’t black, street harassment, the palpable hatred black men […]

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Man Candy Monday: Farewell True Blood Edition…

Did you shed a tear when you found out this is the final season of the True Blood franchise? I know I am not the only one exceptionally in love with this mystical story about a small town that contained some of the sexiest bi-identified vampires and werewolves. This week, we take a look at […]

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More Black Women Taking Up the Fight to Tackle Obesity…

It’s no secret that some black women have a complicated relationship with food. For some of us, food means love, comfort, safety. When you’re stressed with all the toils of life, there’s little more heavenly than a Krispy Kreme doughnut, Popeye’s buttery biscuit, red velvet cake, syrupy, doughy peach cobbler. Science shows that eating such […]

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“Im a Negro Bed Wench,” and Other Things I Learned Since…

Written by The Peacock Bride I’m a sell out. I’m a Negro Bed Wench. I’m an Uncle Tom. Yup…How did I find this out? Like most things, I’ve found out from the internet. I’m a bad woman who obviously hates myself and Black people…not because of who I “hate” but because of who I love. […]

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Caption This. ESPN, The Body Issue.…

Two words. BRICK. HOUSE. What say you?

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New Interracial Relationship Fiction: “The Wrong Man”…

Review of The Wrong Man by Karla Fears   What is a woman to do when temperatures soar into the triple digits? The best solution is to turn up the air-conditioner, sip a cold drink and read Delaney Diamond’s new book, The Wrong Man. You will find the drink and cool air are de rigeur […]

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Two Non-Bandwagon Products I’m Using to Keep My Locks…

Summer in Southern California means dry heat that can shrivel everything…from the plants in my garden, to my skin and hair. Where my hair is concerned, I have in the past solved the problem of dryness with the ultimate moisturizer–water. I’m a big fan of Carol’s Daughter conditioning cleanser for that purpose, but still, my […]

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In Season in the “Beauty Garden,” Sweet Peppers (Container…

I’m so excited that I’ve FINALLY gotten good yields from my bell peppers! There’s nothing quite like a ripe, juicy sweet pepper plucked right from the garden. I decided that peppers were a must-have in my summer garden because it is a high-yeild plant. I don’t have a lot of room and real estate in […]

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Why “Marriage at First Sight” Is the Worst Thing to Happen…

Have  any of you seen the promos for the new reality-show pablum being shoved down our throats called, Marriage at First Sight?  The general idea is that relationship “experts” choose your mate and you agree to marry the person they deem appropriate for you. The argument for such a show is that arrangement marriages have […]

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TBT: The Dukes of Hazzard…

Growing up in the 80’s was quite an experience. Television shows revolved around likeable charecters that weren’t too bad on the eyes. It was during this time where my boy crush database was in development and one of my favorite eye ball treats was to sit down next to my Dad for an episode of […]

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Our Favorite Interracial Romance Authors Made History This Week!…

Some of your favorite IR novelists got catapulted to main stream a few days ago when they were featured on USA Today. The line up for the Scandalous Heroes collection! Except: Nine authors — Sienna Mynx, Latrivia Nelson, Pepper Pace, Bridget Midway, Serenity King, Aliyah Burke, Tiana Laveen, Yvette Hines, Erosa Knowles — offer up a […]

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RHOA Demonstrates How Some Black Women Waste Their Potential on Shifty…

We already knew that Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Apollo Nida was facing Fed time based on some banking trickery he was implicated in a few years back. The verdict has come down and the husband of Phaedra Parks, an attorney, will be serving a reduced sentence of eight years leaving behind his gorgeous wife and […]

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“A Beautiful Burden” One Man’s Commentary on…

By “Zac Onbothsides”   Ok. We’ve established that there’s an attraction, we’ve even talked about the awkwardness of expressing it,  or more specifically, the response from many when we struggle to put it into words that will allow everyone to sleep at night.  We’ve acknowledged that it may make any number of folks feel some […]

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That Awkward Moment When Numbskulls Assume Your Biracial Baby…

Last night, my husband Sean was holding our 16-month-old daughter Maya as we were boarding a flight from BWI to MCO. As we stepped onto the plane, one of your flight attendants opened her mouth and inserted her foot quite deeply inside. Flight attendant to Maya: Hi there! Are you going to see Mickey?Sean: Nah. […]

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In Season in the “Beauty Garden”…Eggplant…

Hot summer months means eggplants…and lots of them. You’re probably noticing that these are on sale at your local market, so nows your chance to try this pleasantly meaty vegetable, loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and micronutrients…all that work in concert to make you more beautiful from the inside out. From World’s Healthiest Foods: Good for […]

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Ladies, Do NOT Date Interracially if You’re Too Suspicious of…

A non-black man just sent me the email below regarding an exchange he had with a black woman on OKCupid that he found attractive. This woman is so defensive, so quick to try and discover closet racism, quick to start a fight, and suspicious of whether or not she’s being fetisized. Can I just say […]

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Man Candy Monday: Hollywood Hotties Then, and Now…

What’s the saying again, “Something old, something new. Something Man Candy, just for you?” Age ain’t nothing but a number when it makes a guy just as hot, if not more so than he may have been in his younger days. For this Man Candy Monday, I bring you, Hollywood Hotties, Then and Now.   […]