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Open Thread: Mother’s Day Wishes…

Well, we could not let this special day pass and not offer an opportunity to pay tribute to our MOMs. Wishing a very Happy Mothers Day to the ladies who helped to make us who we are.

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Toni: Black Women Losing in the ‘Fairness Game’…

Yep, it’s Toni! You know something is important when I decide to break my “I’m too busy to write or BBW” to write something for BBW. I have seen this behavior too many times not to speak on it, and I hope it helps to black women who are the topic of this discussion. Some […]

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Video: How to Get Along with the White Women in Your Rainbeau’s…

Now before you rev up your fingers for a rebuttal, understand that this video is based on my own individual experiences, but as the saying goes, yours may vary. I also need to put a disclaimer here for my friends who might be reading this–the majority of my friends offline are white women, and they […]

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Always Alluring: The Hidden Sexual History of Black Women and White…

Along the line of qui bono?, one might want to ask the question, who benefits from calling black women who date interracially “bed wenches?” Seriously. Ask it. Answer it. We’re told that white men men of centuries gone by collectively held disgust and contempt of black women, but is that totally true? I’ll have to admit, some […]

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BB&W Travel Adventure: Journey of My Life…

I apologize in advance for the low audio (s/n: headphones help!) But for those of you for whom this video is too low, basically this small town girl is going to the big city and beyond! ^_^ this past fall, I applied for an internship as a faculty advisor, and after three interviews I got […]

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Paleo-Friendly Rich, Thick Vegetable Soups to LOVE and Keep You FULL!…

Right now in the garden I’m harvesting the celery and broccoli that has been growing so well through the fall, but is getting close to the end of the lifespan and readying for the compost bin. I’ve been trying to find out a way to stay full longer on a mostly vegetarian diet until the […]

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Who Benefits From Black Women Not Feeling Feminine?…

I’m really glad more and more critically thinking black women are beginning to ask the right kind of questions.

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Jane Iredale Does Emollient Matte Red, NYX Does Great Foundation…

Right about now I have a good collection of red lipsticks, and I love them all I can’t decide which one is the best. However, the folks at Jane Iredale sent me a gorgeous red lippie that goes on so smooth with a semi-matte finish without drying out my lips, so I had to share. […]

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I came, I saw, I grilled.…

OK grill masters…..and mistresses. Good weather is here and its time to post your best grill recipes.  Tell us about your favourite dry rubs, wet mop, equipment, techniques and grilling sites. You name it. Don’t grill?  No problem. Give us the name and location of the best bar-b-que restaurant you’ve dined in. No reason why […]

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Whaaat?! Shea Moisture Has a New Professional Line!…

I went to Sally’s today to get some mini bun forms because I’m doing my quarterly hide-my-ends phase to keep my ‘fro Diana Ross inspired, and saw something amazing.   You’ll notice that the packaging is a bit different. The bottles are larger and ingredients are also different. This product is so new it doesn’t […]

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Open Thread: Any thing but the “Struggle”…

Are you as sick of this week’s national headlines as I am? Thought so. Have at it ladies and gents. Weekend plans.  Date night. Favorite foods. Travel plans.  Entertainment. Hair, nails and make-up. Hobbies. You name it. Good news only.  No drama.

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Cukes in a Pot: Pickles and Fruit and Veggie Salad…

This year I decided to order seeds from Baker Street Heirloom seed catalog, because I want to prefect my pickling processing. The Hubster loves them, and so does his family. I’m planning on presenting a holiday basket like I did this year–which by the way was a huge hit! If you have a family that […]

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Map of “Most Racist” Regions Could Explain Why Interracial…

We’ve speculated, but I think the following data might explain why some interracial couples can go through everyday life with relative ease, and while others face almost constant challenges. A map created by Google revealing the most racist searches, using keywords like n-word and such things gives some indication what secret thoughts go through the […]

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Before You Protest, This is What I Want For You.…

Before you read on, know that this post is not referencing any particular protest or activism going on right now. I am speaking in generalities. Sisters, before you set out to make signs, march, yell, scream, cry, put yourself in the line of fire, risk your freedom and risk acquiring a criminal record, please listen […]

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Troll Asks, “What Race Will Your Kids Be?”…

Don’t you find it interesting how invested some people are in delineating and categorizing biracials or people claiming to be more than one race? I got such a note from a troll who was “concerned” about how my children will identify themselves. They want my kids to “pick a side,” or perhaps adhere to the […]

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Leona’s Love Quest: With Every End Comes a New Beginning…

Leona’s Love Quest  With Every End Comes a New Beginning The end of the spring semester is always bittersweet for me. Not only do I have to say good-bye to my best senior students but the end of the school year is always jam-packed with an insane amount of activity.  I’ve spent ten out of […]

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Unexpected Use for Pet Bedding in the Garden!…

If you planning on gardening in pots or raised beds this growing season, consider this discovery I found for keeping your soil cool and moist during the hottest dog days of summer–kiln dried pine bedding, often used as pet litter for small rodents. This stuff is amaze balls! I’m using this stuff as a ground […]

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Dating Scarcity Perspective Leaves You Vulnerable; Only 3…

Last week I was directed to an informal study by Best Black Dating Sites that caused a mini uproar, but thanks to the mainstream black media’s persistent silence in reporting ANYTHING that make black men look bad, it has been relatively contained. The news was that there are only 3 “good” black men for every […]

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Open Thread: The sexy men of BB&W…

The incomparable Trinigirl1 has done it again. You posted them and she set it all to music. Ladies……. and gents please enjoy this montage of the great guys we love waking up next to and living our wonderful lives with.  

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Are You Brave Enough to ‘Cut Bait’ In Order to Make Room…

A friend of mine recently shared with me her dissatisfaction with a man whom she’s been seeing. Early in the relationship, he came on strong, full of promises and plans for what they would do together and how he would wine and dine her, give her his time and attention in order to win her […]