All About Travel Tweet Chat TODAY that You Will Not Want to Miss!

Later today will be the tweet chat of all travel tweet chats when we feature the flyest, flyers I know...the queens of international travel to answer all your holds barred. On our illustrious list of panelists we include:   Founder of, Gabriela Oliveira. … Read More...

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Let It Fro. Let it Fro. Let it Fro…

What type of hair do you have? The answer doesn't really matter since nearly all ethnic hair has some form of coil, curl or kink. Blacks are the originators and perfectors of the illuminus hairstyle called the afro, or the 'fro' for the cool people. And no matter whether you got a little or a lot … Read More...

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Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine: The Lighter Side of the Colorism Coin

The life of a light skinned Black female can be an amazingly confusing place. The fact of the matter is that I didn’t necessarily understand my complexion to be something so, er, complex. My earliest memory of reference to skin tone was made by my Grandma Hill when she explained the three major races to […]

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My Big Announcement…

I’ve been hinting about this for a while, and I guess I could tell you, but it’s probably better to just show you…   So what is it? About the Series The series begins with our “Swirling” Experts, Christelyn Karazin and Jordan Harbinger, interviewing single clients who are looking to expand their dating options in […]


Cheerios Does it Again, Dropping Major Dough for Super Bowl Ad

Poking a dollar-wrapped finger into the eye of haters across America, Cheerios will  bring back the interracial family that brought so much controversy. As we’ve mentioned, advertisers are hip to the FACT that more and more families in America look like us, or have relatives, friends and co-workers who do. In fact, General Mills believes […]

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Crazy Diets: Two Hot Twin Doctors Put the “Low Fat” and “Heavy Protein” Diets to the Test. Guess Which Came Up on Top?

Chris and Alexander “Xand” van Tulleken, twins who also happen to be doctors, recently embarked on an experiment to see which diets were worse–the low/no fat diet versus the high protein/low/no carbs diet. Chris did low fat, Xand did high protein. They followed a very strict regimen for what foods they ate with no variance. […]

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Kumquats! I Can’t Believe I Was Sleeping On Them…

Do you know what a kumquat is? It’s the color of an orange, and it sort of taste like an orange peel. Not the most appetizing by itself, but mix it in a vodka tonic (love you, Daddy Karazin) or a smoothie and wowzers…so delicious and nutritious. I grow these in my front yard and […]

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Swiffer Commercial Is Just the Beginning. Ad Guys Know EXACTLY What’s Up

This video holds the record for appearing in my inbox. I must have gotten 20. Woot! This is awesome, but pretty soon it’ll be as normal an image as…well…vanilla and chocolate ice cream. Advertisers aren’t doing this out of some social advocacy. This is where the world is going, folks. Now go mop your floors.

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Stuff I Like: Portrait-Ready, “Stay All Day” Foundation by Stila

As I age, my skin begins to act a little funny. The dry spots are dryer and the oily spots are still oily. So when you wear foundation with a T-Zone on overdrive, you want your skin to look “dewy” without being the poster child for Dawn dish detergent. Last week at IMATS I met […]


Monday-Punday #22

Monday-Punday #22   Well, it’s THAT time again, and SirLoin can serve up another set of groaners. Look at it this way … it keeps your vocal cords alive and active …   At 4pm, White Pawn Alice made it to the 8th rank. She was crowned as a White Queen, captured the Red Queen […]

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My True Confession: I Advocate Swirling Because I Was the Black Man’s Cast Off.

A very strange and angry black man called Sergeant Willie Pete is enraged by me. He’s enraged because he took a comment I said in a You Tube video in which I was very honest and said that I really didn’t embrace my beauty until it was validated from external sources–yes; I didn’t think I […]

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Is There Any Group That Blames the Victims Worse?!

So I’m reading about this miscreant who threw a bowling ball at a woman’s HEAD for not accepting his offer to buy her a drink, and the author over at Madame (makes) No-sense said, “This is the reason I answer to street harassment no matter how annoying or inappropriate it is.” Yes, that’s the answer. […]

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One Man Found Guilty of Not Disclosing HIV Status, Another Man Was Just Charged

Consider this post a friendly public service announcement about the importance of safe sex. It’s not just high schoolers who need this message. Craig Lamar Davis, 43, was just convicted of knowingly exposing one woman to HIV. He faces a second trial in a different county–Fulton County, GA–for intentionally exposing another woman to the HIV […]