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Video: Jeff and Toni’s Wedding Recap!…

I know many of you were chomping at the bit to see this, and this is the first cut. I’m the videographer and editor, so please be kind. 😉   What a great time we had!!

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QOTW: 40, Clueless, and Living in…Miami?!…

Wait…what??! Hello Christelyn Karazi, I am a 40 year old single mom ready to mingle ( son went to college ). I have not dated in years ( literally at least 8 years!!!) I ran across your blog and youtube. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy you have not gone away. I need HELP. I live in […]

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Who Says You Can’t Travel in Style? Fashionable yet Comfy Style…

If you’re a fashionista known to step out of your house every day looking effortlessly flawless, then why should traveling out of town be any different? Long gone are the days where you need neglect your makeup, tie up your hair, and throw on some sweat pants and oversized tee-shirt (unless of course that’s your […]

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Worth a Look: Laura Byrnes, Pinup Girl Clothing…

Ever since someone on this blog gave me the link to Pinup Girl Clothing, I have been in absolute love. The cut and quality; the style that makes me feel like the classiest, sexiest woman in the room. It’s a throwback of an era I’ve always been fascinated by…long, skinny cigarettes, jazz, cocktail parties, Audrey […]

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Sounds Like Another Okey-Doke: Study Says Black Women Don’t Want…

Yes, that’s right. Us black women have absolutely no desire for marriage, intact homes and loving and committed partners, according to a study by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Yes ladies. We really want to be unmarried baby mamas with no husbands. Marriage is for white people. Yeah. […]

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Two Women Find Love On a Site That Claimed Black Women Are Picked Last…

I’m flanked next to two lovely black women who met their non-black significant others on a website famous for a survey that indicated black women were picked last with potential online connections. It has been flouted widely by those who have contempt for us as *proof* black women ain’t shit. Yet, one of these women […]

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Bill Cosby Confession Highlights Why It’s So Dangerous to…

  Like most black people of my generation, I grew up watching Fat Albert, The Cosby Show, and A Different World. Bill Cosby was everyone’s pretend dad, and those pudding pops were delicious. Later, I developed such huge respect for Cosby as he gave millions to historically black colleges and encouraged us to be as […]

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Easy and Glamorous Faux Hawk Bun to Hide Your Ends, Hun!…

  It’s amazing what you can do with a few bobby pins. I totally love this look, so easy and classy. And in the dry, Vegas heat, my ends are begging me to hide them. But at this week’s Hangover Party and nuptials of our very own EarthJeff, I wanted something a little more elaborate […]

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They Did It! Jeff and Toni Tie the Knot!…

Ah…it was a beautiful thing to see. “EarthJeff” and his bride, Toni, exchanged vows in an adorable little chapel at The Linq Hotel, pretty convenient, since that’s where all the gang is! Two days in, that this trip has been a blast. This is just a few photos, but just wait because there’s tons more, […]

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Okay; Milani Has My Attention! Get This Look for Less Than $25…

As you can see from the digs around here, you probably can tell I love purple. I love the color, but…it doesn’t always love me. I find that certain shades don’t look great against my skin, but when I find some that do, I get a little giddy. Check out my new Milani Eyeshine look, […]

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Leona’s Love Quest: High Standards-The Sequel…

As a companion to my previous article about high standards, I submitted this article to the New York Times series on Modern Love; alas, I just receive their message that it didn’t quite suit their needs. It would have been a remarkable accomplishment as an inexperienced writer and soon after I sent it, I kind […]

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It’s Real! That Moment When Your Hair’s as Big as Your…

For the last few months I bet you’ve noticed that my hair as been safely tucked away in a variety of buns, and you’re probably seen me where this a few times… I love the afro puff drawstring hairpiece, because I can wear my hair safely in a bun and still rock a ‘fro that […]

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Countdown to Vegas, Baby!!…

In just two more days I’m heading out to Las Vegas for our first Beyond Black & White Hangover party at The Linq hotel! We’re celebrating the nuptials of our very own “EarthJeff” and his blushing bride, Toni. If any of you are local to Las Vegas, come join us for a drinks and food […]

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Delish Vegetarian Zucchini Fritters and Plantains!…

I came back from a 10-day vacation with about 20 pounds of squash to go through, so I needed to be creative. I looked online and found a recipe for zucchini fritters and it came out delicious. You can find it here. The only variation from the recipe I took was topping it with chives […]

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Why Bristol Palin Won’t Ever Be Called a ‘Baby Mama’…

I’ve watched with interest as news outlets all over the world are reporting the second illegitimate pregnancy of Bristol Palin, daughter of once-presidential hopeful (and thank the gods she didn’t succeed) Sarah Palin. Once a spokesperson for abstinence, it’s reported that Bristol received $250,000 per year admonishing young people to not take the road of […]

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Wow! 61% Of Our Calories is Coming From Processed Foods!…

I swear, the more I learn about how the food industry is working against the best interest of humanity by providing for and creating additions for food only grown in a laboratory, the more I realize that lack of exercise is only about 40% of the problem we have with obesity. A new study publish […]

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Heard of Miliani Eyeshine Metallic Eye Color?…

I recently discovered Milani…well, that’s not exactly true. I’ve seen it at the drug stores, but mostly ignored it. I did make a note that it was one of the only store-brand makeups that openly marketed to women of color. But I have a bit of a prejudice about them, because in previous years the […]

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QOTW: “My Boyfriend Has Never Witnessed Racism Towards Black…

The Question: Hello: My name is “T.” I got your email from a your YouTube video: Should Black Women Marry Up. I am a black woman in an interracial relationship. Things seem to be getting pretty serious, but I still have my concerns. I am concerned, because to my knowledge he has never openly witnessed racism […]

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Amazing First Yield in the Summer Garden!…

We came back from a family vacation to the Poconos to find that our garden exploded. This was, by far, the biggest harvest I’ve gotten thus far. What you see are the following: Peaches Lemon Rhonde De Nice zucchini Yellow squash Cucumbers Tomatoes Eggplant Green beans Grapes Hot peppers Whew! And that’s not also counting […]

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Challenge to the Hoteps: Celebrate This Woman! Make Videos About HER!!…

This woman right here. That black community STAYS telling us we ain’t worth sh%t. We are less than. Everything is our fault. This right here is what makes black women AWESOME. And to HELL with whomever person, black, white or other, who refused to acknowledge it!!! Look at what black women continue to do, despite […]