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Just for Fun…What Makes a “Creature Like No Other?”…

Black women have the most unique physical makeup of all women, everywhere. Our beauty is an asset! It’s important that each one of you know the tools, tips and tricks to maximize your unique beauty. For me, it’s wearing my hair natural. When straightened, my hair is flat and lifeless, and the look did little […]

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Video: Update on the BB&W Fund Raising Push!…

The haters are learning quickly that it is TOO late to threaten, terrorize and silence black women from speaking their truth. The haters are learning that black women have non-black allies who are willing to open their mouths and their wallets to support us. We are building our community on our terms with allegiance to […]

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Beyond Black & White Fan Page is Under Attack Again. Time to Go to…

Not even a week since we launched Beyond Black & White The Rebirth, and we’re already under attack. As you know, the last page was deleted by a concerted effort of trolls who unjustly reported and complained to Facebook until we were shut down. The reason the haters did this? Because we tell uncomfortable truths about […]

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SirLoins Babe Wednesday: Costumes, Cosplay and Steam…

This week’s post is about all things fantasy and play.  So it is fitting that during the month of October and a nod to New York’s ComicCon which is currently under way we bring you young women who are real characters and love to dress the part.       Then we have our version […]

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Loose Glitter Makeup For Holiday Parties!…

  The holiday season is steadily approaching and we all want to look our best at our respective holiday shindigs.  Glitter eyeshadow is way to up the glam factor and turn a few heads while you’re at it. I used Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Loose Glitter in an emerald green hue called “loaded,” and a pinkish purple shade […]

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QOTW: “Why Are Black Women So Hesitant to Date and Marry…

The Question: ” Christelyn Karazin, I seriously think you should do a segment on why black women until recently where so hesitant to date and marry non-black men. I think this would get the message out there that black women are open to IRR and marriages and it would also give the white men and […]

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Answering My Own Question: YES; Asian Men ARE a Thing…a VERY…

OMG…I have to just say that I am so grateful that my work allows me to meet people from so many walks of life. Because I’ve got to be honest..they Asian men I’ve met online are some of the most charming, down-to-earth, funny, and sexy men ever! I’m like, “Damn! Where were ya’ll when I […]

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Steve Harvey Has a New Dating Websites Aimed at ‘Teaching Women…

Steve Harvey, comedian and talk show pulpit extraordinaire is launching a dating website aimed at those looking for love in all the wrong places. And since he’s a professional husband (married three times) and now in the business of fixing lives (hence his mentoring program for black boys now in partnership with Paula Dean) Mr. […]

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The Iyanla Vanzant Cluster Cuss: We BB&W MUST Keep Discussing the…

During my 72-hour Facebook exile, several people posted a letter on my wall from the eldest child of the man featured on Iyanla, Fix My Life who boasted 34 children by 17 different women. It was a ratings boon for the OWN Network, but left many of us sort of feeling like we needed a shower. […]

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Ladies, Know Your Bourbon!…

I grew up in a very strict Christian home and had no exposure to alcohol until I got to college. Now in my early thirties, I would consider myself a very light social drinker – there are only a few alcoholic beverages I enjoy: rum-based drinks, ciders (as compared to beer) and a handful of […]

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Get Cheeky…Natural Looking Cream Blush Works Double Duty as Lip…

We black women are (more often than not) blessed with amazing, high cheek bones…an envy by all, my lovelies! But what makes a good thing even better is using the right tools to call attention to this asset without looking like Bozo the Clown. I’ve recently discovered Jane Iredale’s creme-to-powder In Touch Cream Blush. I […]

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He Said, She Said…A Discussion About Street Harassment with Dual…

Editorial by: Howard Tyrone Smith II Video: Christelyn Karazin HE SAID… The murder of Mary “Unique” Spears and countless other women that have died at the hands of men who were angered by their rejection speaks to a greater issue within the black community. I of course speaking am of the horrible way we as black […]

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Open Forum: Community Brainstorm Session…

Formenonly requested that we move the brainstorm session to this thread so as not to derail the one this discussion originated on. Here is the space. Go at it.

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IRR Romance: Sheik’s Bed by Rachel Cade…

In 1977 fifteen-year-old Karen Wexler stood on a dusty landing strip in Morocco as Tamir Rahman walked out of her life for good. It was the last time she’d see his direct, tender brown eyes and the ready smile that warmed her spirit. She was the isolated daughter of a U.S. Ambassador, while he was […]

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The Death of Beyond Black & White……

In case you were wondering where the page went… We have to start from scratch. Click here to join the new page.

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Cop allegedly sexually assaults eight Black women – where are the…

Like many of our readers, I have been monitoring the story of the Oklahoma police officer accused of sexually assaulting eight black women. After weeks without news, I came across this Buzzfeed article from last month. This section stood out to me:  Oklahoma NAACP President Anthony Douglas first learned of the Holtzclaw case on Thursday, Aug. […]

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Asian Guy Shares His Feelings About AM/BW Relationships…

I’m so excited because I received a flurry of response from Asian men who saw my video request earlier this week… There’s a bunch of guys who want black women to know they’re interested, and here’s the scoop from one of them. So yeah–today’s the big day where we tackle this issue head on, no […]

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Is Greg Orman the future of American politics?…

by Dani NBC News has called him “the most interesting man in politics this November.” Newly released polls show Greg Orman (I) leading long-time Kansas Senator Pat Roberts (R) by seven points, a few weeks before Election Day. Roberts, who survived a scathing Republican primary against a Tea party candidate, initially seemed surprised by the […]

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IRR Romaance Plus Excerpt: “Hurricane,” by Taige Crenshaw…

Hurricane by Taige Crenshaw Love has no color or boundaries. I start with that statement when someone asks me why I write interracial and multicultural romance. Then I follow that up with the next words, which usually get a befuddled and wide-eyed look from who I am telling it to.   When I was growing […]

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Highly Pigmented, Color-Popping Shades…You Asked…All About…

I knew I was on to something when you all asked me about what product/shade I was wearing when I did the You Tube video on staring yesterday. I decided to go really daring and incorporate my two favorite colors–pink and purple on my eyes using a mineral make up powder I had tried for […]