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Yes you heard that right. The lone boy of the Kardashian Klan, Rob Kardashian, is reported dating Tyga’s ex and baby mama, Blak Chyna. Holy crap. This is a soap opera. The ugly troll-lookign rapper leaves a plastic posterior blow up doll for a Kardashian, and if parties marry, Kylie would be both stepmother and […]
I’ve got to be honest. I gave up on the Bachelor/Bachelorette series by the second season when it was clear it was mostly fabricated nonsense exploiting women’s Cinderella fantasies. And the cattiness and competition for the attention for one man is honestly kind of gross. Not to mention the pathetic token black chick who, like […]
As I read the news of yet ANOTHER horrendous assault and murder of a black woman who had the audacity to rebuff the overtures of a dusty stranger who felt entitled to her attention and body, I have to wonder…when will the men as a collective take this as seriously as say, police brutality? When […]
I’ve known Danny Eley, because he’s very active in the interracial dating social networks we both belong to. He also co-hosts “It’s a Swirl World” on You Tube, and has another channel with his soon-to-be wife, Nimi! There’s tons of intersections about how these two connected, so bear with me. Nimi was a former contestant […]
God I love makeup. I could easily spend an hour creating a look while watching Netflix and some chai tea. All the new products, colors and innovations keeps me coming back to Sephora like a crack addict seeks his dealer. Lately however, natural cosmetics have got my attention. Have you thought about all the stuff […]
My longtime buddy Lorraine sent me this clip, and you have to see it to believe it. So here we have TV One, a network owned and operated with black folks in power making a complete mockery of black women and the 73% out-of-wedlock rate, and makes black men look like shiftless pedophiles who lack […]
I often get complimented by people about my eyebrows! So, when I went scrolling down Beyond Black and White’s Facebook Page I noticed that one of you lovely readers wanted a brow tutorial from me! I, like so many, love just natural brows but my brows aren’t natural I have to feel them in to […]
I’m Ready To Talk…” by: Carrie Thompson I wasn’t sure I had wanted to open up to this fault-finding, unforgiving, agenda hunting world again. For the love of the craft, a true wordsmith, rises and produces the best in times of toil. My hiatus was necessary. Mentally, personally and professionally, I needed to, […]
We are celebrated. Loved. Accepted. Matched. Married. Befriended. Rome truly seems like a black woman’s Mecca. Dr. Tamara Pizzoli, the creator behind the documentary… And the new web series, “Black Girls in Rome.” Some interesting comments about this latest project on Madame Noire: “Glad it was a black man….definitely still not interested in […]
I’ve recently switched from artificial deodorants and antiperspirants to more natural options. But unfortunately, they don’t always do the job. But I just discovered a super effective way of controlling persistent underarm odor for a few days at a time…body scrub! Bacteria produce gas waste that creates the dreaded “B.O.” We use scrubs to slough […]
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Have you guys seen this segment by Glamour? Hubby is soooo cute!
I love to try different techniques that can simplify my beauty routine! Highlighting and contouring will never go out of style especially as long as the Kardashion clan is here! However I’ve learned a few lazy girl tricks to defining my face without feeling like a ton of makeup is on! All you need […]
In light of the news about the Brooklyn teens who gang-raped an 18 year old young woman, I feel this message is more than apropos. Combine that with a note I got on Facebook: Hello my friend I hope that you are doing well. I always appreciated the fact that you allowed me to post […]
If this story doesn’t encapsulate the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and disregard for black girls and women in the hood, I don’t know what else could convince you. To summarize, the four teen boys who allegedly gang-raped an 18 year old young woman, Denzel Murray, 14; Shaquell Cooper and Ethan Phillip, both 15; and 17-year-old Onandi […]
Beyond Black & White is sad to report that legendary rocker, David Bowie, has died of cancer. He was 69. A brief statement was issued on his Facebook page. This is so shocking. I just saw a commercial for his 25th anniversary album. Bowie is also famously known for his 20+ year marriage with African […]
I’m loving this protective style and I’m going to be wearing it indefinitely!
While I reported on my concerns about the colorist issues in the Asian community and how that hosts challenges for darker-hued black women, I want you to know it’s not all doom and gloom. I’ve seen many mixed couples in which the Asian man was paired with a darker skinned black woman. My favorite couple […]
A a skin-lightening commercial that recently aired in Thailand about how whiteness is the only thing you need to “win” highlighted an interesting (but not unique) challenge darker-hued black women fact when dating minorities–that includes African American, Hispanic and just about every Asian culture: Colorism. It’s the reason that, while I celebrate these unions […]
Maine isn’t exactly known as a bastion of diversity. It’s pretty darned homogenous to the extreme white of the melanin spectrum. Perhaps that’s why governor Paul Lapage is getting some flack about some comments he made about drugs dealers coming to his state from New York and Connecticut and leaving white girls with illegitimate babies. […]