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Yes You Can Grow Life-Sustaining Greens in the Dead of Winter!…

Right now, Temecula is under a freeze advisory, which is pretty unusual for Southern California. I’m mildly concerned about my fall garden, because there’s a few crops that are sensitive to frost. But what I won’t be worried about are the sprouts that I’m growing indoors. For the impatient gardener, growing sprouts can give you […]

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Video: The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Your First…

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Glad to See More Non-Black Men Seeing Through the Lies About Black…

The people who make careers of trashing black women in social media might not have counted on something: Critically thinking men of all races might investigate these claims to either confirm or dismiss them. You also can’t count out the increasing numbers of non-black men who are dating and marrying black women disproving all the […]

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‘Best You’ Campaign Ready to Launch; Special Message from…

I’m so excited for 2015, because we’re about to embark on one of the most exciting things we’ve ever done. We’re all going to go on a journey. A journey to be the BEST VERSION of ourselves. Whether it’s with your mind, body or spirit (or all of the above) we’re going to go on […]

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The Discipline of Happiness – Being the BEST version of YOU…

        By “Empress NK” “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln “We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” Max de Pree “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama “Research has shown […]

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Okay; I’ll Admit It. I’m Feeling Some Kinda Way about the…

  *Before you read on, being insulting or unnecessarily cruel in your comments won’t be tolerated, regardless of your hue.* When I heard about a new documentary as a sequel response to Dark Girls, a pretty groundbreaking and honestly painful look at how dark-skinned women are treated in the black community and shed light on […]

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On Justifying Preferences, and Evolving Preferences……

Why Do You Feel You Have to Explain? So much guilt I sense in reading some of the notes BB&W followers have about their preferences for non-black men–so much ringing of the hands. Why do we feel like we owe our community an explanation for our inclinations? Unfair Preferences… In the African American colorist caste […]

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BB&W Goes to Vegas in 2015!!…

It was only a matter of time before it came to this. All of us, in this community, after years of bonding, will come together in pure “The Hangover” style, complete with a wedding. Yes; our very own “EarthJeff” will be married in Las Vegas, and the BB&W elite will be there celebrating and partying […]

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SirLoin’s Babe Wednesday: Joys of Christmas…

 We are finishing out the 2014 with pin-ups and a special message for our readers.        Change is in the air. This will be the final Babe Wednesday for 2014 and the last that will appear on this blog. We have learned a lot since starting this series whose aim was to showcase […]

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Open Thread: Christmas Wishes…

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Watch Out for ‘Childmen’ With Pathological Entitlement…

As an observer and participant in social media, I’m privy to a wide range of belief systems. Some are based in reality. Many are so off the mark outrageous that you have to wonder how many people online have IQ scores of 70 or less. What has been enlightening, however, is to see in real […]

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Farhia and Jason – Customs, Cultures and Baby Makes Three Yeah!…

Farhia and Jason were astounded that their beautiful wedding photographs went viral on the Internet.  The pics of this chic and hip urban couple are on many many Blasian and interracial couples Tumblr site as well as bridal and wedding websites.   I even covered them here on BBW.  Amal and Nada, the fab female photographers […]

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Video: Hilarious Memes of 2014. Did Your Favorite Make the List?…

I did this just for fun. Okay; how many did I miss? Attach them below!

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The Battle of the Azealias: Who Gets Mocked, Who Gets Protected.…

I won’t lie. I don’t listen to modern day hip hop. But you’d pretty much have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard Fancy, by Australian hip hop artist, Iggy Azalea. This blond, ebonics-speaking cash cow is protected by powerhouse, T.I., and such grand-daddies in rap have had to bow (wow, as […]

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The Critics are Right. I AM “Crazy.”…

I don’t always play well with others. I am occasionally prone to outbursts. Doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s kinda epic. I feel things very deeply. I am nurturing and creative. I am generous and sometimes impulsive. Some people call that crazy.   And…I guess it is.       During college, I […]

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IRR Romance: Perfect Fit by Taige Crenshaw…

    Beyond Black and White feature by: Taige Crenshaw   Characters and the impressions they make to the reader are pivotal to a book. Establishing a connection that makes the characters resonate with readers is an important factor to any story. When I sit down to figure out my heroine and hero I think […]

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Holiday Dresses for Every Body Type…

The holiday season is here and so are office parties, family functions, and any other excuse you can imagine to buy a dress. Now, the tricky part is finding a look that suits you to a tee. Outlined in this article are methods to finding the perfect holiday dress! The first step is figuring out […]

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Online Friendships Ain’t Real, and Why You Should Only Have 150…

Events over the passed 24 hours have resulted in the loss of two people I thought were friends and the dissolution of a business relationship. Of course I have cried, yelled and felt sorry for myself. I struggled with how relationships built of years could just go KA-BLOO-EY over something so benign as a difference […]

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End of the Year, End of the Drama, Part II…

People whom I care about have contacted me regarding my last post about my feelings of being dragged into petty Facebook wars and the subsequent gossipy, back-bitey fallout when women get their feelings hurt and put their claws out. Someone whom I am close to and work with could face lasting consequences if I don’t […]

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Leona’s Love Quest  OK, Cupid Tap Me Out: I’m Done with Online Dating…

I know I’ve threatened to quit online dating before, but this time, for realsies, I’m done with it. I’ve tried Plenty of Fish, Match.com, Chemistry.com, InterracialMatch.com, Howaboutwe.com, and currently I’m on OKCupid. All of them have produced the same results: nada. I won’t argue that internet dating works great for some people. I’ve told you […]