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The Psychology of Red Lips that Make the Guys Go “Meow”…

The holidays are swiftly approaching, and you might be determined to ring out the year by making a connection with a special guy. After all, you’ve been invited to holiday parties, engagement parties, drinks after work, clubs, etc. So one way you can get the guys to linger upon your visage for is for you […]

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Tips On How to Approach Black Women with Confidence…

What better time of year than the holidays to give you the little nudge you need to get the girl you’ve had your eye on.

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Objectifying Our Girls…Thank the Gods Malia Has Body Guards.…

Ok we made our voices heard  about Elizabeth Lauton’s disrespectful criticism of the President’s daughters, but if we do not address the even more disrespectful attitude of pro athlete Darnell Donner towards Malia Obama and men like him, we are acting in hypocrisy.  Now he is not the originator of the photo of Malia going down some […]

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Gifts for the Nerd In Your Life……

Men may be simple creatures, but they’re sometimes the hardest to buy for. And depending on your guy’s disposition, the old standby shirt and tie might lead to grounds for relationship counseling. Take your average, computer-loving, STEM geek, for example. What’s a guy like that want for Christmas? BB&W scoured the internet for answers so […]

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SirLoin’s Babe Wednesday: Global Beat Asia Connection…

I do apologize about posting this late. A birthday celebration was the cause complete with a birthday meal lovingly prepared by my lady wife. While I do enjoy all of your company no way was I going to miss a single bite of that feast. I hope you can forgive me.   Tomika Skanes   […]

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Charles Barkley: “The Black Community Has a Lot of Crooks”…

Skimming over news reports this morning, I couldn’t help but click the CNN video of Charles Barkley telling some very uncomfortable truths about what goes on in black communities, and how some events can contribute to strained relationships with police. Charles first goes into racial profiling, and then comments on Mike Brown,  then the Eric […]

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On Selling the Dream of “Good Hair” to Naturalistas……

This post was going to be all about how much I love Mizani’s D’Tangle spray, which works wonders on my second day hair that needs a little moisture to reactivate the products I used the day before. The stuff is absolutely amazing, and leaves my hair so soft I can’t stop touching it. But when […]

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The Official Bill Cosby (Alleged) Rape/Rant Thread……

I have been struggling with the news about Bill Cosby allegedly slipping white women bennies and having nonconsensual sex with them, and I keep not wanted to believe it. I grew up respecting this man, admiring his commitment to blacks getting educated and having intact families, and him speaking up unapologetically about it, and then…this. […]

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Resignation of GOP Staffer Proves What Happens When Black Womanhood is…

Somebody’s gonna learn today what happens when you mess with the daughters of the most powerful man in the free world. LOL…guess she thought that Barack Obama’s girls were a good target since black women are everyone’s favorite whipping boy, huh? But who could blame Elizabeth Lauton? She probably sees black women thrown under the […]

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Are African Women More Desperate to Look White Than Black American…

I’ve watched in horror as story after story of news that another prominent African woman is embroiled in some skin-lightening scandal. And for some reason, it offends me to my core, because if women from our mother continent, the source of our blackness are rejecting it, then something is deeply, deeply wrong. From the Daily […]

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Day Four of Urban Decay’s Vice 3 Palette: “Purple…

Purple is my favorite color. It’s so rich and royal, isn’t it? Problem is, there’s about 100 shades of purple, and not all of them mesh with my yellow undertones. That’s why I love Urban Decay’s Vice 3 palette, because the gold undertones in all the colors means that even the pearly white shade looks […]

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Special for VIP Forum Subscribers: 8 Tips on How to Create an Online…

Let’s face it. Online dating can be tough, and it’s hard to stand out from the herd, and if you’re a black woman, you can face a lot more challenges in overcoming stereotypes, invisibility, and the likelihood that someone will see you as an individual. That’s why I devised this online tutorial on how you […]

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Heart to Heart Review…

Heart To Heart: A Review By: Zahavah Melech Blurb for Heart to Heart from Amazon.com “When her immortal mom falls into a death-like sleep, 16-year-old up-and-coming pop star Angelica Brown is forced to come of age on her own without the support and protection of her powerful parents.”   In this sequel to Blood To […]

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IRR Romance Read: Harbour of Refuge by Aliyah Burke…

Reader Advisory: This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone and in any order. This is book two in the In Aeternum series. Beyond Black and White feature Thanks so much for having me here today. I was asked how I come up with how my characters look […]

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Should You End Your Interracial Relationship Because of the Events in…

I received this question from a woman today, clearly torn about recent events, and unsure if she should continue her interracial relationship. I am in the “beginnings” of dating a white Swedish American guy. After the Ferguson decision, I was heartbroken and I expressed that to him. I asked him tonight to tell me his […]

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Winner of the “Happy Couple” Contest…Jim &…

We got so many responses from readers for the “Happy Couple” contest, but one stood out so much, and touched so many that it really wasn’t hard for us to come up with our first winners. I’m attaching it again below just in case you missed it, but I warn you–you’ll need some tissues. Congrats […]

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Day Three of the Vice 3 Palette: “Get Frosty”…

I hear that our East Coast folks got their first snow today. Just in time for my “frosty” look using Urban Decay’s best-ever Vice 3 palette. This look is so impactful, yet soft and feminine and guaranteed to turn heads at any holiday party.   I’ve told you before that this palette is so versatile, […]

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SirLoin’s Babe Wenesday: Global Beat Latin America…

For this week’s worship of beauty we are going global.  First stop, Latin America.  In this post we feature Afro Latina models and actresses. Brazilian Model Emanuela de Paula           Carmelita Mendes         Gina Torres Lauren Velez Zoe Saldana Ya Ya da Costa   Stacy Dash Syesha Mercado […]

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Healthy and Filling Pre-Holiday Smoothie…

It’s Thanksgiving eve and the mass execution of turkeys is done, and the carcass safely nestled in your refrigerator. But before you gorge yourself, grab a can of pumpkin puree–the one you’ve stocked up on so you can make dessert–a create a healthy and filling smoothie. Healthy Pre-Holiday Pumpkin Green Smoothie from Christelyn Karazin on […]

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QOTW: Are You the Backup Booty?…

Got this question from a fan… Hi this is probably the first time I’ve reached out to anyone about the issue i have. I’m a 32 yr old white male and I for the first time dated a dark skinned black woman. I fell madly in love with her. I would do anything for her. […]