NWNW, diversity, opinion, black woman, media, allies, choices, Ebony, jamilah lemieux,

My Take on the Jamilah Lemieux Liberal vs. Conservative Kerfuffle…

When I first heard about the recent news that Jamilah Lemieux, editor of Ebony.com, got called out for her dismissive attitude toward conservatives and her half-apology to Raffi Williams for mistaking him for a white person, I honestly thought, “Good. Finally SOMEONE is calling out the “Twitter Liberal Elite” black folks, the monolithic group that […]

black women, online hate, hate speech, black men, Youtube, sponsors, media, internet, culture, society,

Did You Know? Black Women Are Bashed On You Tube for Page Views.…

I dapple a little on You Tube as you know, and the more time I spend there, the more I realize that there’s some sort of culture being formed by the people who search, watch and share videos there. There’s a pack of people who follow beauty and gardening blogs, and of course you know […]

dating, romance, intimacy, sociopaths, sex, vetting,

Five Reasons Sociopaths Are So Good In Bed…

He takes you to a five-star hotel and whispers to the concierge before you go into the room. You have drinks and he won’t take his eyes–almost predatory–off of you.  The hotel employee gives him the signal and you enter the room and there’s champagne on ice  and chocolate strawberries. He pours you a glass. […]

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Off the Runway Beauty Trends: Rose Gold and Copper Ore…

You’ve already read my ode to rose gold, so I won’t bore you with more accolades. But, being the lover of copper and rose gold, I could not resist bringing you this wiry twist on the trend…read my lips…my copper colored lips…. The word on the street is, copper or rose gold is not just […]

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Is It Kosher? Yes; It Is. New Book Teaches You How to Eat Healthy the…

Chicken and Okra Serves 8 Ingredients 1 whole organic chicken, cut into 8 pieces 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons cinnamon, separated 1 tablespoon oil 4 tablespoons water 1–2 packages baby okra* 1 small can tomato paste (6 oz.) Directions Wash and clean the chicken. Place […]

teens, readers, dating, lessons, vetting, interracial dating, mixed relationships, advice, discussion, community, young black women, options, future, marriage, positivity,

A Letter from a Teenager Who Found BB&W…

When I get notes like this, I swear, everything makes sense. So glad more girls and women are coming out of the shadows and telling their truth. And as you read, check out the paragraph I put in bold. Yes, ladies, WE make a difference. Not just me. This is a COLLECTIVE operation. All of […]

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I Love Yoga, But I’ll Keep My Clothes On, Thankyouverymuch!…

You guys know I’m a huge advocate of yoga. Yoga has literally transformed my body and my health and I’ve been a faithful follower of yoga for nearly a decade. The health benefits are proven…lowers blood pressure, detoxifies, reduces stress. But I can tell you this, my stress level would go up a few notches […]

health, eating, cooking, diet, lifestyle, nutrition, weight loss, gardening, vitamins, research, paleo,

The Proof is In the Photos (and Research). Paleo Works.…

Two initially conflicting reports about high protein diets have recently appeared in the news. One study suggests that middle aged adults with a high protein diet consisting of animal protein, meat and cheese can shorten your life span. High protein diets are effective in weight loss in the short term, according to the study, but […]

dressing, style, fashion, designer, trends, black women, Spring, wardrobe,

SS 2014 Preview: An Ode to Rose Gold…

Oh Metallics, how we love thee. In fact, we anticipate your return every spring and summer. Gilded lids and lips, silver streaked toes, are de rigueur. But this year, you have surprised us all. You have made us gasp, swoon, gaze in awe as you unveil your other sister. The one who is normally reclusive, […]

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Stand Up Sister Protects a Stranger and Her Child…

When I think of strong black woman, I like to think of Tameka Bates.  She took swift action to protect a stranger who was being harassed by a black man named Steven Mason.  Who knows what the man’s issue was, or what would have ensued had touched that woman’s week old infant?  Well it wasn’t going to happen on Tameka’s […]

advice, relationships, mixed marriage, blended couples, interracial dating, Swirlr, video, series, Kirk, Quintana,

Episode Two of “Swirlr” is Here!…

Sorry for the delay, folks. The editors are, well…very persnickety. In this episode, we follow the men and women we picked as good potential matches for Kurt and Quintana. Feast your eyes on the hotties, ladies. Whew! Kurt also got an eyeful of some brown and black beauties. Next episode you’ll see each of the […]

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Lesson: Black Chicks Need to Know When Non-Black Men are Hitting on…

I continue to be amazed about how many young girls really are clueless about dating. This isn’t anything to be ashamed about–this is easily fixed. Just sort of perplexing that in a world where there so many modes of artificial communication, we’re becoming less and less about to pick up on face-to-face body language cues. […]

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Video: Singer Dencia Says on Camera, “White Means Pure.”…

Ugh. Every time I hear this woman talk I like her less. Not only is she snappy and catty, that ridiculous blond wig and balloon boobs speaks for themselves. Girl probably prays every night that she’ll wake up and be Kim Kardashian.

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Got Mid-Length Hair? Consider Flat Twists To Protect Your Length.…

Sometimes insomnia is a good thing, because last night while I was tossing and turning whilst complaining in my head about how  my frizzy ponytail is doing little to inspire the man in my husband, I came upon a You Tube video that gave a brief tutorial about flat twists. In case you’re not in […]

society, culture, rage, angry black woman, health, emotional health, hostility, depression, abuse, reflection, perception, patience, rage, disorders, therapy

Recognize Yourself? Five Signs You Are An Angry Black Woman…

By Elaine Flowers, BB&W guest writer We could use this time to go over all of the good reasons why black women should be angry, but I have always lived by the mantra: a problem defined, is a problem half solved. We know there is a large demographic of black women who are angry—let’s forget […]

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BYOP: Save Money at the Spa By Bringing Your Own Products!…

BYOP = Bring Your Own Products A day at the spa can be spectacularly relaxing, and spectacularly expensive. A one-hour massage can cost you nearly $200. A body scrub with those fancy showers starts at about $85. Facial? $150, easy. But the spa need not be reserved by rich and desperate housewives if you’re smart […]

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Black Chicks All Look Alike…I Guess……

This is kind of inane news, but at the time I thought it was funny. Watch this FOX sports correspondent mistake a random NASCAR fan as Donna Summer. You know, the singer that died two years ago. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. NASCAR Legend Michael Waltrip — Pumped About Meeting Donna Summer … […]

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Video: Okay I’ve Had Enough! Black Parents, You’re Not…

This is the second video I’ve seen this week displaying a black mother displaying UTTER CONTEMPT for her daughter. Watch if you dare. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-CPk_1-Yvk I am so sick and tired of the black community bragging about how they beat their kids while white parents just “talk” to theirs. But I have to ask, HOW IS […]

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BB&W Fan, ‘Dr. PhillyGirl': How International Travel…

We are always on the look out for great stories of black women doing great things. Luckily we have only the look in our own back yard.  One on our regular readers  PhillyGirl has just successfully challenged her dissertation earning her Ph.d. We at Beyond Black and White wish to extend our congratulation on her […]

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Active Voice…..…

Voice. Diction. Structure. Restriction. Nouns. Verbs. Adjectives. Words. Don’t pretend u can’t understand me at all. Pakistani Haitian Patois Southern drawl. Enunciation. Pronunciation. Diction. Inflection. You miss the connection through misunderstanding and politely Correcting. Those who control their own words and not follow imperial direction. Dangling participles. Un-kept principals. Melded nuptials. Recognize that blended speech […]