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Just As Good as Hair Vitamins: Why You Should Be (Growing) and Eating…

I planted cabbage for the first time in the late fall, unsure what those little dark-brown seeds would actually amount to anything. I usually skip cabbage in the grocery store, and I was thinking that maybe if I grew it at home I’d be more likely to eat it. That turned out to be kinda […]

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Have You Checked Out Sienna Mynx’s Top-Rated Book, “Before…

Over the next few months you’ll notice that BB&W will become a central hub for reviews, profiles, and giveaways of interracial fiction featuring black women as the heroines and non-black men as the love interest. If you’re an author, contact me offline at christelyn@beyondblackwhite.com so your book can also be considered. This week’s giveaway is Sienna […]

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Does Your Face Look Good Naked? Three Natural Products that Should Be…

Just finished an all-natural facial. This photo is untouched and unedited. As you can see, I’m kinda sleepy. This is right before my bedtime. That’s my skin after an all-natural beauty routine that helps keep my skin bright, evenly toned, and appear almost pore less. At almost 41, I’m committed to looking my best self […]

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Coming Down from the Mount: Lay Off the Mods!…

I have sat by too long observing the anti-moderator sentiments, snide comments and outright contempt for the folks who help keep this site clean and free of trolls. And I have one thing to say: I will not stand for it. It’s because of them that Beyond Black & White can continue to exist without […]

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Watch a Bunch of Black Women Cheering as Their Pastor Shouts,…

My inbox has been peppered with messages about a sermon rendered by Pastor Jamal Bryant called “I’m My Enemies Worst Nightmare.” (yes, they wrote enemies, not enemy’s)  Now before I go on, take a look at the clip. I contend that Pastor Jamal is not his enemy’s worst nightmare. I think he’s playing right into their […]

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Biker Gang Rolls In to Protect Maya Angelou’s Funeral from Being…

Generally I’m a little scared of biker gangs. It’s rare that I hear news about them and say, “Woohoo, rock on, you leathery scary people!” So news that a biker gang named 2 million Bikers was planning on rolling in to protect Maya Angelou’s remains from the unapologetic trolls known to trumpet, “GOD HATES FAGS!!” […]

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12 Proven Benefits for Eating an Apple a Day……

The U.S. Apple Association just provided this useful reminder of how amazing apples are to your health. Remember, opt for organic apples because of the high pesticide content found in non-organic apples. As an apple grower myself, it’s a challenge growing organic, but it’s by far the best for you–especially if you eat the skin, […]

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EarthJeff: Swirling on Planet Earth Part 14 – The Journey Continues…

  Yes, silly old EarthJeff is back.  Life is not about the destination, it is about the journey.  While I hate quoting Miley Cyrus… it is about the Climb. So I started dating again a bit ago, and I had a few first dates.  Look, if it isn’t a fit, better to know right away […]

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QOTW: White Woman Asks, “How Can I Get My Family to Accept My…

While this question is from a white woman dating a black man, the advice is universal for all interracial combinations. We dedicate an entire chapter on this subject in my book, Swirling.

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#Trending: Black + White = Art Deco Chic…

    It is rare that two colors so opposite go so well with each other. Unlike any combination in the color spectrum, black and white –no pun intended– are two very compatible colors, they were indeed made for each other.   If you love this chic combination that became world famous during the Roaring Twenties, […]

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Shore to shore: is dating for Black women across the Atlantic really…

By:  Carla Ford Have you ever considered if you lived in the UK, would men of others races be more openly receptive in showing their attraction towards Black women? The eccentric, open-minded and tolerant reputation of the British is, in general, accurate. However, I often read American blogs that advise Black women to go to […]

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Lavern Cox Graces the Cover of TIME Magazine: Speaks on Race, Gender…

There is no question that Lavern Cox is setting the world on fire. This African American beauty is one of the break away stars of Orange is the New Black and a staunch advocate of transgender issues and bullying. Some people may not think her message of acceptance and individuality does not apply to Black […]

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Man Candy Monday: Sexy Men Doing Yoga…

I must admit, I like a man that is in tune with his body. Athletes and health conscious individuals are more than likely to have what I desire, namely, stamina, strength and an awareness of his body that ensures we will move in unison. Be it while dancing, or maneuvering a crowded street, or making […]

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LMAO! Organic Gardeners Spoof Blackstreet’s “No…

You know I’m all over this one!!! Check these folks out at Peaceful Belly Farm.

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And This is Why We Still Talk About Black Men On Beyond Black &…

People often wonder why this site sometimes discusses the relationships black men have with black women. The criticism is often, “If you’ve moved on with your white boy, why you still talking about black men?” I’ll give you a definitive reason right now. If what some black men do negatively affects black women, whom I […]

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How Growing What I Eat is Getting Me the Body I Want…

I’ve noticed that as my garden grows and changes, my body shrinks. I’m spending a lot of time taking care of what I’m growing and eating it along the way. In fact, about 60-70% of daily food consumption is coming from the garden and a few things are happening. The fiber intake is helping to […]

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“Swirlr” Series Finale…Think It’s Going to…

There’s a bunch of twists and turns in this one. Take a look and let’s discus!

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Letting Matthew Hussey Take on ‘The Question of the Week':…

I get a lot of letters from women who are asking my advice about a guy they’ve built up really large in their minds. It’s like these women are so focused on this ONE GUY that any and all potential suitors disappear. My friend Matthew Hussey has something to say about this. What you saw […]

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Pella’s Rebuttal: When Women are the Misogynist.…

By Pella I penned my last essay to start a discussion about the entitlement to women’s bodies, which (whoooo) it sure did create a discussion. One which I wasn’t able to actively participate in because unfortunately I have an early bedtime (don’t judge). There were some great comments and discussions going on however, a few […]

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New Music POSITIVE Hip Hop from Arrested Development…

Some of you know that I’m friends with Speech Thomas, head of the legendary and iconic Arrested Development. He was a strong supporter of our No Wedding No Womb campaign and even did a song and video.  They discovered me on Twitter when I was getting pummeled by “the black elite” for daring to say […]