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EmpressNK here, I said I’d do a series of posts with the underlying theme of “Being the best version of yourself, to your advantage”. In this first post I’ll explain the theme. I feel that people who are consistently less than the best version of themselves enjoy life less. No one is perfect, but we […]
Got this note from a girl last night… Hi Christelyn, My name is “Sammy” (not her real name). I recently subscribed to your channel. Im a 15 yr old black female. I do consider myself very bright and outgoing. I take challenging ap and dual enrollment classes. I mostly take interest older white men.(typically 26-50) […]
There’s nothing better to celebrate than the opportunity to witness a beautiful brown woman donned in superhero gear. So the recent news that Rosario Dawson will be join the comic book craze is well received by folks like me that believe all women are superheros. I loved her in Sin City and can’t wait to […]
Black women have the most unique physical makeup of all women, everywhere. Our beauty is an asset! It’s important that each one of you know the tools, tips and tricks to maximize your unique beauty. For me, it’s wearing my hair natural. When straightened, my hair is flat and lifeless, and the look did little […]
The haters are learning quickly that it is TOO late to threaten, terrorize and silence black women from speaking their truth. The haters are learning that black women have non-black allies who are willing to open their mouths and their wallets to support us. We are building our community on our terms with allegiance to […]
Not even a week since we launched Beyond Black & White The Rebirth, and we’re already under attack. As you know, the last page was deleted by a concerted effort of trolls who unjustly reported and complained to Facebook until we were shut down. The reason the haters did this? Because we tell uncomfortable truths about […]
This week’s post is about all things fantasy and play. So it is fitting that during the month of October and a nod to New York’s ComicCon which is currently under way we bring you young women who are real characters and love to dress the part. Then we have our version […]
The holiday season is steadily approaching and we all want to look our best at our respective holiday shindigs. Glitter eyeshadow is way to up the glam factor and turn a few heads while you’re at it. I used Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Loose Glitter in an emerald green hue called “loaded,” and a pinkish purple shade […]
The Question: ” Christelyn Karazin, I seriously think you should do a segment on why black women until recently where so hesitant to date and marry non-black men. I think this would get the message out there that black women are open to IRR and marriages and it would also give the white men and […]
OMG…I have to just say that I am so grateful that my work allows me to meet people from so many walks of life. Because I’ve got to be honest..they Asian men I’ve met online are some of the most charming, down-to-earth, funny, and sexy men ever! I’m like, “Damn! Where were ya’ll when I […]
Steve Harvey, comedian and talk show pulpit extraordinaire is launching a dating website aimed at those looking for love in all the wrong places. And since he’s a professional husband (married three times) and now in the business of fixing lives (hence his mentoring program for black boys now in partnership with Paula Dean) Mr. […]
During my 72-hour Facebook exile, several people posted a letter on my wall from the eldest child of the man featured on Iyanla, Fix My Life who boasted 34 children by 17 different women. It was a ratings boon for the OWN Network, but left many of us sort of feeling like we needed a shower. […]
I grew up in a very strict Christian home and had no exposure to alcohol until I got to college. Now in my early thirties, I would consider myself a very light social drinker – there are only a few alcoholic beverages I enjoy: rum-based drinks, ciders (as compared to beer) and a handful of […]
We black women are (more often than not) blessed with amazing, high cheek bones…an envy by all, my lovelies! But what makes a good thing even better is using the right tools to call attention to this asset without looking like Bozo the Clown. I’ve recently discovered Jane Iredale’s creme-to-powder In Touch Cream Blush. I […]
Editorial by: Howard Tyrone Smith II Video: Christelyn Karazin HE SAID… The murder of Mary “Unique” Spears and countless other women that have died at the hands of men who were angered by their rejection speaks to a greater issue within the black community. I of course speaking am of the horrible way we as black […]
Formenonly requested that we move the brainstorm session to this thread so as not to derail the one this discussion originated on. Here is the space. Go at it.
In 1977 fifteen-year-old Karen Wexler stood on a dusty landing strip in Morocco as Tamir Rahman walked out of her life for good. It was the last time she’d see his direct, tender brown eyes and the ready smile that warmed her spirit. She was the isolated daughter of a U.S. Ambassador, while he was […]
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Like many of our readers, I have been monitoring the story of the Oklahoma police officer accused of sexually assaulting eight black women. After weeks without news, I came across this Buzzfeed article from last month. This section stood out to me: Oklahoma NAACP President Anthony Douglas first learned of the Holtzclaw case on Thursday, Aug. […]
I’m so excited because I received a flurry of response from Asian men who saw my video request earlier this week… There’s a bunch of guys who want black women to know they’re interested, and here’s the scoop from one of them. So yeah–today’s the big day where we tackle this issue head on, no […]