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Tracy and Adiaya – Chasing Dreams Together…

Everyone, meet Tracy and Adiaya. Tracy reached out to us because he wanted to share his story.   I was born Vallejo, CA, and am 40 years old. Adiaya’s 37 and from Atwater, CA. I saw her profile on InterracialDatingCentral.com and decided to make the first move – I asked if we could talk. We […]

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Beauty Tuesday: Easy Combo That Makes Skin Look So Dewy; Must-Have…

Achieving a dewy look can be a challenge, especially if you suffer from T-zone syndrome like I do. There hasn’t been one single magic-bullet formula that I’ve discovered, but I recently put together a mix of bb creams and bronzer that has seriously changed the game for me. I combined SMASHBOX BB Cream (Dark) , […]

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It’s Time to Kill Claire Huxtable…

Despite the horrific sexual abuse claims leveled against Bill Cosby over the years, The Cosby Show remains one of America’s most revered family sitcoms. Claire Huxtable, the family matriarch, is widely considered the best TV show mom, ever. Claire Huxtable was a working mother of five children, who, as a lawyer married to a stay-at-home […]

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Fear and Loathing; Interracial Dating When You’re 30+…

By Mamie Mooney For many women, dreams of love, marriage, and babies are a cluster of ever-whirling hormones, romance novels, and childhood fantasies. To these women, being the center of a family becomes more and more important as you get older – you start thinking about the future and sharing it with someone you adore […]

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What Skiing in Big Bear Taught Me About Interracial Dating Prospects…

This weekend was enlightening on so many levels. While me and the kids learned to ski for the first time, hubby was out on the highest mountain. I was relegated to the bunny slopes. And, after all that effort, I have a new appreciation for winter sports–that shit is hard. I’m sore like I was […]

Don’t You Just Love it When Racists Slip? Fox News Guest, Bob…

Someone sent me this link and I thought it was a joke. I mean, in this day and age, when interracial and intercultural relationships are at the highest approval of all time, some dusty old racist comes out to talk about how, “In his day, you didn’t see the mixing of the races.” It’s almost […]

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Reader Weighs In: Wife vs. ‘Wifey’…

I got this letter from a reader the other day, and it was so impactful, I had to cut and paste just as is! It also goes along with my video commentary about an exchange I saw between a man and a women discussing their irresponsible sex practices that led to an unwanted pregnancy. Check […]

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Video: Chris and Wes On How to Inspire Attraction with the Opposite…

Some people think attraction with the opposite sex is either “there” or it isn’t. Not necessarily. Sometimes emotions like shyness and nervousness overwhelm us to the point that, even if we are attracted, we don’t show it. Wes Murphy and I did a demonstration on how to build attraction, and the chemistry we build is […]

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Successful ‘Mompreneur’: The Mastermind Behind Camille…

Today is wash day for me. I have my staples, the things that are tried and true blue. Several Camille Rose Naturals products have joined the rotation because the results are undeniable. Big, fluffy, soft curls… Just about every item I’ve tried I like–especially the products in jars, because those tend to be heavier and […]

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Leona’s Love Quest: Is There Love in the Cards?…

Those of you who have been following my Love Quest for a long time already know I am a bit of a mystic. I’m really fascinated by astrology and I often find that personality assessments created from a full birth chart to be both specific and accurate (feel free to insert your disbelieving eye-rolling here.) […]

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Civil Rights: Can We Focus Less on Marching and ‘The…

I have seen trailers for upcoming movies to be released in the next few months. I see superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy, fairy tales, feel-good biographies and we are marching for civil rights… AGAIN. Do not misunderstand my words. With all due respect, I have deep appreciation for my mother’s generation. They marched, they sat at the […]

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AM/BW: “Never Settle for Secrecy”…

By Mamie Mooney I’m a huge fan of interracial dating. I just want to say that before I continue. It is my belief that people are made to love and be loved; and to grow, and be fulfilled in that love, regardless of color. All of the statistics that describe and prove us to be […]

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New IR Romance: “Coffee and Cream, Kat and Katrina”…

Don’t you just love stories about characters who start off hating each other and gradually build an insatiable attraction? A debut novel by an author with the pen name, “Sepia,” Coffee and Cream, Kat and Katrina, is a story about Kat Bautista, a professional bodybuilder and personal trainer who knows who he is and what he wants. […]

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Tamera Mowry is Pregnant..AGAIN!!…

Tamera Mowry (who was unaffectionately dubbed, “white man’s whore”) is pregnant again by her HUSBAND, Adam Housley.       Remember when this happened?   I love how this couple continues to thrive!

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Winter Wedding!…

Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Friedrich! A few pictures from our celebration with my in-laws in Germany. They met in church in 2009, and just got married in Germany amongst a winter wonderland!          

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Utterly Speechless…Is Kim Kardashian Wearing Blackface?!…

First, it was our vocal talent. Second, they took our lips. Then, it was our asses. Now, it’s our color. I guess everyone is better at being a black woman than an actual BLACK WOMAN. I’m in utter shock right now. The other side will perhaps argue that this is “bronzer.” Really? Is that what […]

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Special Guest: Interracial Dating and Colorism…

The affect of colorism in Black America continues to be a topic of contention. While many of us are dating and marrying interracially, the wounds from feeling rejected based on hue are still raw with many of us. Such an occurrence played out this week on our Facebook fan page, when I posted a video […]

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Beyond Black & White Is Looking for Staff Writers and Social…

Beyond Black & White is looking to fill the following paid positions: –Staff writer, interracial couple features. Looking for experienced writer to recruit and secure profiles of black women/non black men couples for twice weekly posts. Must have experience in WordPress. Writing samples are a must. –College-aged correspondent –Internet Dating correspondent (Includes membership on InterracialDatingCentral.com. […]

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Hangout Roundup: Long Distance Relationships, Preferences, and…

If you haven’t yet seen our weekly Google+ Hangouts, you’re missing out! Lots of fun, good conversation, and a great way to connect with community. (Hint: skip to 1:18 and you’ll get a clue of yet ANOTHER love connection from our private G+ group!) I had fellow You Tuber, Wes Murphy, back to talk about […]

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Colorism: The conversation continues.…

About four hours ago, the exchange below took place during our current discussion on the film “Light Girls”. I wish to thank Neecy for asking some insightful – and quite possibly for some, uncomfortable – questions that I feel deserve further exploration. I have crested this side bar to the main article so that readers […]