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Top 10 Interracial Couples in Advertising!…

It’s not just your imagination…you’re seeing these mixed pairing a lot more. Find out why!

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QOTW: Reader Sabotages Relationship Prospects Before It Begins…

Hey Chris!I’d just like to hear your opinion on my current situation.I’m a 21 year old female in her final year in school.I’m studying medicine and the majority of my classmates are other girls.I have spent a lot of time studying throughout my schooling although I went to a good amount of parties when my […]

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HOT!! MAC PearlFusion Review and Tutorial!…

This is a MAC limited edition, so I snatched it! I’ve gotten two more, but the one I’m featuring here is CLARETLUXE, $25. This collection is riding on the latest trend in powder-to-cream eye shadow. I love the bottom two colors and they’re brilliant, because without a primer (I use one anyway). My only complaint […]

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Shoe Fashion Advice: Pairing the Right Shoes with Your Attire…

Have you ever seen a woman who looked good from the ankles up? No seriously, she’s got on the right outfit, her hair is styled to the nines, but her footwear just doesn’t add up? While you should have no shame in wearing whatever makes you feel good, when you’re trying to look your best, […]

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WTF: Beautician Wants Naturalista to Have “Farrah Fawcett…

This letter came to my attention on a post I did on the horrible products Aveda is trying to peddle to the natural hair community: Hi Mrs. Chris, I know I’m forever asking you for advice, but I really need it as a nautralista meeting my boyfriend’s mom for the first time. My boyfriend is […]

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Days Before “Straight Outta Compton” Premeire, Dr. Dre…

Uhm…I guess some folks might be getting scared. Just a day before Straight Outta Compton reaches theaters, Dr. Dre gives a half-assed “apology” for beating, shooting, and being an all around general asshole to black women to Rolling Stone magazine. “I made some fucking horrible mistakes in my life. I was young, fucking stupid. I […]

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Buy It Quick! Affordable and Effective Makeup Palette for $15!…

I love lightening shopping–you know, checking out the fire sales with great deals with limited quantities and bargain basement prices. I recently came upon this palette on My Habit, and I couldn’t believe they were selling it for $15. My first thought was whether or not this was toddler make up or something. How could […]

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Three Black Women Doing Stupid Sh*t For Love…

Sometimes I look at the collective zeitgeist of black women in social media and I’m encouraged. Finally, FINALLY critical thinking is occurring and important questions like “what’s really in this for me?” are being asked. And then I see this sh*t and wonder how far we truly have come. Three women have recently volunteered to throw […]

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Keep Your Money: Aveda ‘Be Curly’ Line Is a Major…

I don’t usually do negative reviews. If I don’t like something, I just chuck it and keep it moving. I only report if I actually like the product and would use it and buy it. But this product is such a shabby attempt to capitalize off of the natural hair movement touting one of the […]

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Abuse of Power Effects Us All part 2: Strategies.…

OK, people. Emote over on the other thread.  This one here is for critical thinking and strategizing. The Set Up: You are an IR couple/family traveling and coming face to face with a less than citizen friendly i.e. bigoted cop in the US or abroad. Brainstorm Session: What do you do? How do you prepare? What documents […]

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Video: New Disaster at Los Angeles You Tube Studio…

Boy, was this endeavor a roller coaster! Yes…there were tears.   But in the end, all went well.   Then we went down to my alma mater, Loyola Marymount University, so the kids can see why I’m still paying off my school loans. Alumni game on FLEEEK!!

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Minister’s Disturbing Police Encounter Brings Home That Abuse of…

You’d might have thought the following encounter this family had with two policeman on their way to Florida happened in the 60’s, but you’d be wrong. Rev. Peter Schell, a white Episcopalian minister, was traveling with his wife, Rondesha, their two-year-old son, and his wife’s brother. Take a read at his recounting, first published on his […]

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Interracial Film Seeks Support: “The Year That Changed Us”…

We were recently contacted by a production company in Chicago in hopes we might spread the word on a project they are trying to develop, a movie called “The Year That Changed Us.” It’s the story of two interracial Chicago couples struggling to keep their love alive in spite of secrets and long-simmering resentments that […]

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Leona’s Love Quest  Modern Romance and the Paradox of Choice…

Happy Summer everyone! This is my favorite time of the year. When I finally get my life together, the first thing I plan to do is move to a beach town where I can enjoy summer weather all year long. I always feel like summer gets away from me in the Northeast and the end […]

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Tutorial: Brown Skin, Blue Shadow…

Don’t shy away from it! Embrace the color!   Color Recommendations; I’m trying to come as close to the colors I used in the tutorial below, as two of the Urban Decay colors are out of circulation: Make Up Forever #222 Night Blue ($21)   Milani Bella Navy ($4.49 excellent buy) Urban Decay Easy Baked […]

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, right, waits to resume speaking after the Westlake Park stage is taken over by "Black Lives Matter" activists Mara Jacqueline Willaford, second from left, and Marissa Johnson, center.  Rally organizer and emcee Robby Stern, left, allowed them to speak but Sen. Sanders was not able to return to the podium, left the stage, walked through the crowd of supporters and then left in a car.
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Why Do Black Women Keep Throwing Themselves on the Railroad Tracks?…

  I’ll admit, I haven’t followed the play-by-play with the #BlackLivesMatter hashtivism movement, but what I saw today made me want to learn a lot more, and not in a good way. This looks like some major foot-shooting happening here. What is more, black women AGAIN are throwing themselves on the railroad tracks for “the […]

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Hey Single Black Moms, “White Women Raise Better Sons Than You…

Le sigh. I just don’t know where to go with this, but just to once again remind you to get the phuck out of the dysfunctional sections of the black community committed to blaming black women for absolutely everything. An article came up on my timeline called, “Black America’s Crummy Mummy Problem,” published in a […]

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Open Thread: So…What Did You Think of the GOP Debate?…

Who watched? What are you thoughts? I’m a registered Independent, so I try to keep an open mind. But there were a few things that gave me pause–what’s up with all the “God” rhetoric? Now don’t get me wrong, I’m spiritual and believe in God. But the constant peppering of the deity felt more like […]

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QOTW: “Are Older Black Women Resistant to Interracial…

The question… My question is I’m a mid 40’s divorced white male. I love all women but have always preferred black women. Im planning on getting back to dating and was wondering if you believe that older black women still prefer not dating outside there race. I ask this because the majority of interracial relationships […]

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MIRACLE Nail Polish!! Sally Hanson Gel Polish…OMG…!!!…

I’m a gardener. My hands stay in the dirt. I also wash dishes without gloves. Not exactly conducive to maintaining an expensive manicure. And while I love polish, I’m not crazy about how soon it chips. I was getting gel polish at the salon for a while and my polish lasted for almost two weeks. […]