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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 […]

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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 […]

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Shocking: Do We Support Child Brides Or Child Sexual Abuse?…

Many in the world were horrified to hear of an 8 year old Yemeni bride named Rawan who died on her wedding night.  The poor little baby’s body was abused to the point of internal bleeding that caused her death.  That was too much for most of us to imagine as we look around at our […]

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Beyond the Color Lines…A Tribute Anniversary Video of Mike and…

Get your tissues out… Kizoa slideshow: Anniversary Tribute – Slideshow

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OMG No Words. (NSFW) Well…Maybe This Could Encourage Thug-Love…

My Facebook friend, Richard Miller brought this to my attention. At first I was like…WHAT? But then I thought, hey, the black community is so much against homosexuality that too many black men play on both teams for fear of tremendous social consequences; perhaps videos like this will embolden gay black men to embrace who […]

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A True WTF Moment…When a Gym Manager Tells a Black Woman…

So it seems that black women are damned if we do, and damned if we don’t, doesn’t it? By now, many of you have read about a true bit of WTF-ery when recent reports about a Richmond, California black woman was asked to cover up at Planet Fitness because her “toned body” was “intimidating” to […]

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Surrender Versus Submission: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You…

All this talk of men, sex, and femininity, yet again, has got my mind sizzling with ways in which I might be able to explain to you what’s so awesome about finding the right mate. Some of the women here can’t wrap their minds around the concept of being submissive to their man, a man, […]

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Author of “Black Girls Guide to Dating White Men” Dishes…

My buddy and fellow IR author, Niki McElroy, author of  A Black Girls Guide to Dating White Men, recently took an 8-month ride on Tinder, the popular dating app. If you’ve ever been curious about what this new dating rage is all about, then this is a must read. I have been dabbling in the ever […]

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Tune in Today to See Super-Cute Naturalista, LaToya Codner on…

If you’ve been on this blog any amount of time, you know I’m a stay-at-home mom. As such, it’s a requirement to watch soap operas. You get your membership revoked if you don’t. So I’m watching Days of Our Lives today, after not watching for over a week, and who do I see? This cute […]

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Big, Bold and Beautiful: I’m Loving NeNe Leakes on Season 18 of…

I don’t know how you feel about NeNe Leakes, or if you even follow the reality show fodder enough to know who she is. But there is one thing that can’t be denied, NeNe is a big, beautiful, and vivacious Black woman and she showed everyone as much during her debut moment on season 18 […]

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Guess Who’s Coming to the Prom? EBONY Magazine Releases…

Thank lawdbejeezus that today’s teenagers don’t have as many hangup about interracial relationships that the older folks seem to have. According to this report in the April 2014 issue of EBONY, today’s youth just might put me out of a job, and I couldn’t be happier. According to research conducted by Frank N. Magrid Associates, […]

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No Excuses! Six Good-For-You Plants You Can Grow Without a Yard…

At some point, it will cease to be winter in the Midwest and East Coast and continue to be the never-ending summer it has been in California. Usually the last of the snow leaves for good in April so there’s plenty of time for you to stock up on seeds, starter plants and pots for […]

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Femininity Series, Part One: “What Does It Mean to Be Feminine,…

The topic of femininity is so polarizing. On one end, you have women who feel like even the discussion of femininity is a threat to feminism, and women on the other end–the girly-girls–who often feel  shamed by feminists who think they are slaves to patriarchy. I want to get to the bottom of the discussion […]

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Monday Punday # 28…

Monday-Punday #28   SirLoin, an amateur maritime historian, offers the following tidbit concerning the offshore sailing log of the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the world.   “On 23 August 1779, the USS Constitution set sail from Boston, loaded with 475 officers and men, 48,600 gallons of water, sufficient food, 74,000 cannon shot, […]

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DISGUSTING! Father Beats 13 Year-Old Girl, Mother Watches, Records and…

What I find most disgusting about this video is how the mother is so gleeful in her blood lust, egging this man (is he her father?) to beat her, calling her a bitch, and recording it for World Star Hip Hop. As a mother of three daughters, I shiver at the clear disdain this woman […]