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Why I’m PROUD to be an ‘Uppity Negro,’ and So Should…

    The creator of this t-shirt, Andrea Carter, called me an ‘uppity negro‘ and I consider it one of the best compliments I’ve ever received. You see, my ‘uppity negro’ status is shared amongst such historical giants as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells, Sojourner Truth, and other folks who refuse […]

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Tamera Mowry Gets Called “White Man’s Whore.” Yes;…

Tamara Mowry got candid on Oprah about being called a  “white man’s bed wench,” and Tia is a “true black woman,” because she married a black man. Okay; I’m going IN.

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Kerry Washington Shows Baby Bump At Golden Globes…

Aw…doesn’t she look adorable? And dang, sista-girl does not waste any time! Marriage and baby…boom…BOOM! Congrats, chica! No Wedding, No Womb!

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Interracial Families Spotlighted on Katie Couric…

Take a look at the couple who started the page, “We Are the 15 Percent,” and comic and  friend of BB&W, Alex Barnett talk about the increase of representation of interracial families in the media. Did you catch that Katie acknowledged she’s seeing this more and more? Yes indeed… If you have a link or […]

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Nicky and David – From School Crush to Marriage…

William and Kate Who???  Nicole “Nicky” and David Snide are one of the most romantic couples I have come across in the last two years.  I often post their engagement/save the date announcement.  Their story is absolutely what romance novels are made of — or should be.  This awesome couple met while Nicky was in […]

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Nuts! Paleo Diet Ranks Last With Diet Experts.…

A recent roundup by U.S. News & World Report asked experts to rank diets and paleo–a lifestyle and diet I use and endorse–last. From CNN:  Followers of the Paleo Diet may go prehistoric on U.S. News & World Report this week. The publication has ranked the controversial diet last on its “Best Diets Overall” list for 2014. […]

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Some Good News: Study Shows that Black Fathers More Involved with Kids…

Okay here’s some really good news. A fairly large study was recently reported showing that black fathers who live in the home with their children are often more involved with their children’s day-to-day activities. The study shows not only that fathers of all races increasingly are involved with their children, but that black fathers who […]

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What This Messy Lady Learned From Her Clutter-Free Friend…

  I have a friend who lives like a true minimalist. She is one of those women who has a single great purse that goes with everything, a tidy desk, and a small apartment where everything is in its place. My apartment, on the other hand, looks like my childhood bedroom did before my parents […]

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…And THIS is Why We Moderate the Hell Out of BB&W…

I remember in the early days of BB&W, hungry to get an audience and engage my readers, I made a rookie mistake: I let trolls have their say in some fruitless hope that I might disabuse them with logic or smack them down with my mondo snark abilities. I learned quickly that trolls are not […]

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Praise Jesus! Black Women Leaving the Church for Some REAL Soul…

I ran across news of the book, “The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking out on Religion—and Others Should Too” in one of my favorite Facebook communities, For Black Women Only. I couldn’t be more delighted that many black women–the backbone of the black church and the golden lining of the preacher’s pocketbook–are […]

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You Can’t Blame the Police and Racism for This…Video…

I have always, ALWAYS been for the kids, ya’ll. And I just discovered a video of a child…A BABY IN DIAPERS being called a “bitch ass n*gga” by his mother and uncle. And believe it or not, the police union posted this video and instead of sticking a booted foot in the asses of the […]

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Beyond Black & White Continues to Reach Far and Wide……

I’ve got to tell you, I get so many wonderful letters from fans of the blog, and many of them are so poignant and inspiring. This is one of them, written by Jerrod: Ms. Karazin, I must say I was very impressed with your blog this morning. A friend of mine sent me a video […]

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Wonderful! Interracial Couple Adopts Kids Across the Globe.…

Meet Marilyn Harper, the mother of four children and the proof and personification that love truly has no color. Her and her husband have adopted a Korean, Russian, Guatemalan, and American child. and the new little addition… Marilyn and David’s Story: I am originally from Louisiana, was studying for my doctorate and met David at […]

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Chef Bob: Justin Wilson’s Seafood and Smoked Sausage Gumbo/with…

  I stumbled upon a video of Justin Wilson’s tv show on YouTube….He was one of my lecturers in culinary school.  He was one of my idols in school. “You know why de shicken cross de road, haaah? Really, to run away from dem Cajuns, I tell you dat right now, cause Cajun will eat […]

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Commentary on Men Caught Red-Handed Being…Men.…

By Pella Why is it, that anytime a woman criticizes men, not even criticizes lets say merely makes an observation of men, she is considered a man hating beotch? Even if it were science, that men were kinda sorta dogs, people would deny it. Now lets say I did a research project that proved that a […]

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Video: Black Girl Gets the Princess Treatment, Marries Adorable…

I just got an email from the bride in this video, and one look completely took my breath away. She was treated how I hope every black woman in the world will one day by treated…like a princess destined to be a queen. Is BB&W changing lives and empowering black women across the globe? Read […]

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Hard to Learn When You’re So Hard-Headed…Apparently…

I can not believe this. Marissa Alexander, the woman who fired a warning shot at her husband and received a 20-year prison sentence that was later overturned, has allegedly violated the conditions of her bond that allowed her to be released from prison. She was supposed to stay her arse home unless of a medical […]

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Janice Littlejohn, “Swirling” Co-Author, to Come to…

Me and my gorgeous co-author, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn Hey Dallas folks, come see the other half of “SWIRLING“!! Co-author of the popular dating book to lead a discussion on the joys and pitfalls of interracial, intercultural and interfaith relationships at The Dock Bookshop on Jan. 9 Veteran Los Angeles-based media and culture journalist, Janice Rhoshalle […]

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Are Condiments Poisoning You?…

Did you know that in 1973 the U.S. government raised food safety standards in response to botulism outbreaks? While strengthening standards for preservatives in bottled and packaged foods was a very necessary response to a serious public health concern, 40 years later it appears there’s been an unintended consequence: drastic increases in the amounts of […]