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Paleo-riffic Sweet Potato Noodles with Crispy Sage…

  I’m growing two types of organic sage leaves in my garden along my fence in order to save room for bigger plants. I’ve been using it mainly for chicken recipes, but after learning about a neat little kitchen doo-hicky at Williams Sonoma, recommended by a fellow Temecula blogger, the Civilized Caveman, I decided to […]

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“Belle” Opens Strong…Tells a True Story of a Beloved…

Sometimes when I watch old movies set in centuries past, I often wish I could have witnessed what it was like to live as an aristocrat, wearing fine clothes, sewing and drinking tea all day and going to fancy balls. But there’s always a snag–because there’s no way that I, as a black woman, would have been […]

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Man Candy Monday: Long Hair, Don’t Care…

I love men of all shapes and sizes. Though you can usually catch a well groomed man on my arm I do hold a place in my peripheral for those who forgo clippers in favor of a more unabashed look. There’s something to be said for a man that let’s his hair grow; he’s both […]

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Bow Down! BB&W Friend, Gigi Grows Mid-Back Length with 10 Months…

When I saw my friend Gigi’s length check after months of her hiding her hair in protective styles, I could hardly believe my eyes. In ten months she went from this…   To this…   As you can see, Gigi has 4c hair. Why protective styling works Protective styling protects the ends, the oldest and […]

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Femininity Series Part II: Why Black Women Aren’t Happier When…

Not long ago a study released by Stephen Wu and Paul Hagstrom, both professors of economics at Hamilton College, revealed that black women aren’t happier when pregnant, unlike her white and Hispanic female counterparts. The report says this phenomenon spans socioeconomic strata and whether or not the black woman is married. The researchers suggest the unhappiness […]

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One of the Easiest (and Healthiest) Vegetables to Grow in a…

I realize that not everyone is like me when it comes to gardening. While I’m out in the patio with my coffee first thing in the morning to pollinate my zucchinis, I realize that sort of zealousness is not shared by all. It should be, but that’s a matter for another blog post. While you […]

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You Tube Star, African Export Talks BB Cream for Hair, and Detangling…

I love watching African Export’s advice on natural hair, because her hair how-to’s crush the myth that kinky hair can’t grow long, strong and healthy. I’ve recently taken up her advice about keeping my hair in protective styles most of the time to reduce mechanical breakage from wear and tear. Get some Mineral Fusion BB […]

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Los Angeles NAACP President, Leon Jenkins, Resigns After Sterling…

This week we reported how the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP is a whorish shill for racists like Donald Sterling in exchange for a few bags of silver. In an embarrassing coincidence, the NAACP was set to give Sterling a lifetime achievement award (for paying them enough to keep the dirty black folks in […]

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Open Thread: Share How YOU Can Make a Difference In the Cause to Free…

Today was mentally exhausting for me, but productive because I saw a social media groundswell surrounding the 200+ Nigerian girls who were kidnapped and subsequently are being sold wholesale for $12 to the gangster of the Islama-crazy faction, Boko Haram (they should change that to Boko Harem because I’m convinced this is about about rape […]

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Photos, Cursed Wind, and ‘The Babster’ Policing the Garden…

Okay before I start does anyone besides me think this looks like an erect, miniature part of the male anatomy? Well…it is a cucumber… Anyhoozle…while I was waging war on social media yesterday my poor garden was exposed to the most horrible Santa Ana winds. That’s what the weather folks call them. I call them […]

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Harsh Realization: The Whole World Loves Blond Girls More Than Brown…

You might not be aware, but over 200 Nigerian girls were kidnapped from school by radical Islamists (it’s always them, isn’t it?) over two weeks ago, and recent reports says that the group, called Boko Haram, is selling the girls off as brides for as low as $12. And I keep trying to figure out […]

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Cooking with Lavender: Yummy Honey and Herb Glaze for Chicken Thighs…

  When I think of lavender, I think of lotions, soaps and scrubs. I sometimes forget that lavender (particularly English lavender) is used as a culinary herb to enhance the flavor of chicken (a la herbs de provence). As many of you know, I’ve challenged myself to grow an epic “beauty garden” full of fresh […]

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Save Some Major Money on this Five Minute Mineral Makeup Look…

  I had an unexpected meeting this morning and didn’t have time to slather on a full makeup face. Lucky for me I was able to fake it with a mineral makeup bronze/coral look. If you’re in a crunch–whether for a meeting, unexpected visitor, or going out on a quick errand–you’ll look like you’ve spent […]

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Hear it from a Man’s Perspective When He’s the Recipient…

By “Zac Onbothsides” There we were, wow, she was stunning.  The conversation was easy, we were laughing.  We talked about our families and backgrounds.  If it’s not obvious from previous entries, I am a white man. And my date on this evening was an African-American woman.  So there we were, easing into some past personal […]

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Happy Humpday: A Tiny Ember or a Raging Inferno (Does Size Really…

Congratulations! You’ve made it to midweek. Only a few more days to go. So since you’ve got some time on your hands and may find yourself sitting behind a computer in a cubie bored out your mind, I thought I’d give you a point to ponder. I can’t imagine being on the outside looking in […]

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Abstract My Art: Closet Worthy Trends This Spring…

This spring’s fashion trends are full of retro surprises. They give you many opportunities to flaunt your artistic nature on your clothes instead of your walls or screen saver. This season’s must haves are fun, quirky, even beautiful. They come in all price ranges and sizes and there are various ways to wear them. From […]

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How to Mack To An Asian Guy……

  I swear, I WISH I had known how incredibly cool and down-to-earth Asian guys were when I was younger…maybe for romance, but at least friends, but damn if I’d mistakenly thought Asian men had absolutely no interest in black women. It wasn’t until I was heavy in research for Swirling that I’d learned so […]

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Whorish NAACP Willing to “Forgive” Donald…

I have lost the last atom of respect for the organization my father was a member of–the NAACP. Apparently they are willing to “forgive” Donald Sterling for being a big, old racist asshole who was probably a slave owner in his past life. The NAACP said today they are still willing to work with Los […]

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Monday Man Candy: April Showers Bring May Flowers…

The birds are enthusiastically chirping each morning. The days are a little longer and the natives are wearing less clothes. Indeed, Spring is in the air and you know what they say.. April showers bring May flowers. And in my experience, rain showers provide the perfect cover for a moment of Man Candy indulgence. Enjoy […]

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QOTW: 16 Year Old Girl Wants to Know Why White Guys Don’t…

The question… Hi Christelyn! My name is Brianna and I’m 16 years old and I’m also natural!. I am currently enrolled in a predominately white school out in the suburbs. I’m in a program where the school takes inner city kids and brings them to the suburbs for better education. I’ve been going to the […]