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Why are Black Women Mocked If Their Non-Black Mates Don’t Look…

I remember having conversations with some of my black girlfriends back in the day (way before I knew I’d marry interracially) about what it would take for us to entertain the idea of dating a white guy. Inevitably someone would declare, “If I ever date out, dude better look like Brad Pitt or it ain’t […]

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QOTW: “How Can I Tell If He Likes Me?!”…

The question… I enjoy watching all of your videos!! I am black and 19 years old. In a couple of weeks I will  be 20 years old. I live in Alabama. Every time I go to the store, This Caucasian guy is very nice to me. One day I was there and he told me I looked […]

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La Vie En Rose SS 2014 Trends…

We all know the movie, well, that is if you are a 70s or 80s kid. You know the scene when Andie walks into her prom wearing that cute pink dress she created from the dress her friend Iona gave her. You know the scene where she had to muster up her courage to walk […]

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Four More Days…The First Episode of “Swirlr” but in…

Yes you heard it right, it’s just three more days (FEBRUARY 28) until the FIRST EPISODE of “Swirlr” is set to run. The Hubster was so sweet…he’s organizing an impromptu premiere party at our house here in Temecula, and folks are free to join us for a viewing, some conversation, food and wine from our […]

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Oh Sh!t…Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Divorce!…

Well I guess some rumors you can believe, especially when they come on like a torrent. On the heels of Robin Thicke’s success with his latest album and breakout hit, “Blurred Lines,” that catapulted him back into relevance, wife Paula Patton has had enough. This from the Huffington Post… Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are […]

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Product Picks: This Photo is Brought to You By……

Soft and scented Mizani True Textures Curl Recharger The product claims to be a lightweight cream and gel combo, that revives curls and gives them bounce, plus it smoothes the cuticle and contains ceremides, which in recent studies have shown some promise in reducing breakage. However, I rarely wear wash-and-goes, but I’ve been using this […]

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Swirling In History: Vintage News Clippings of Couples Who Dared to…

We don’t need Black History Month to know about swirling black women throughout history.  But since it is February, and I like history I thought it proper to revisit some stories I came across in the annals of Jet Magazine, a Johnson Publications  Some are mind blowing, some are very nice and everything in between.   […]

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Janet Jackson Rumored to Divorce: Are Some Differences Just Too…

Gossip rags are all a twitter about news that Janet Jackson (age 47) and husband Wissam Al Mana (age 39) may be headed for Splitsville. And I can’t say I’m very surprised. Let’s look at the challenges: She’s American, raised with a very individualist value system He’s from the Middle East, raised with a more […]

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All In Her Smile…

Misha Tague shared such a cute story of how she met her husband Jason with me, that I decided to share with you in BBW-land. Jason works construction and was working on a neighbor’s house. After he finished the job he came over and asked me out.  We were engaged six months later, and were married one year and […]

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3 Off the Runway Beauty Trends for SS 2014…

I don’t know if you can feel it, but Spring is in the air. And hopefully like me you have already started to scour the net to find the upcoming fashion and beauty trends so that you can begin to prepare for the season. To be fair, and as the resident fashionista, beauty expert, I […]

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Legion of Doom Mothers on Steroids — What the Cuss?…

This one is breaking my heart. I am very sympathetic to victims of domestic violence to a point. I have seen a lot of crimes and issued lots of arrest warrants. Every now and then you hear of a crime that sends you straight into prayer. I am amazed that this mother, Paula Johnson allowed her daughter […]

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Must Read: Endless Opportunities Abroad For Women of Color…

There are times when we look at the world and the outlook seems quite bleak and then there are times when we look at the world and it seems unfair, and everything is trivialized. In a world where you’re cyber-bullied to walk on egg shells in the guise of political correctness, where people tell you […]

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Roseanne Barr is Running for President, and She Thinks Siding With…

Some say that the more natural of political alliances are between the black man and the white woman. The theory is because both of them have the same oppressor: White men. And in some cases they also share a common hatred: Black women. I never thought that I’d believe it unless I saw it with […]

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Check Out this ChoNilla Couple: The Nive Nulls…

Where you and your partner are from? Kansas City, MO Both of your age? I’m 24. She’s 27. Same birthday, actually.  Fun fact How you met? We met through our church but really began talking on Facebook and became infatuated with each other very quickly. Lol. How long you have been together? We have been […]

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How Long Should You Hang On to Your Marriage?…

By Jane Brown Do you know how long marriage expert Mort Fertel says you should work on your marriage, once the thought of divorce enters your mind? One year. A full year. Fertel specifies that this should be a year of serious effort: a year of listening to your partner, learning how to fight fairly, finding opportunities for intimacy […]

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Leona’s Love Quest: The Final Chapter…

It’s hard to believe that two years ago right before Valentine’s Day I sat down at my desk and crafted my introduction to “Leona’s Love Quest.” My purpose for doing so was to snap myself back into action after a far too extended break from dating. I thought sharing my experience would hold me accountable […]

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Model Lanisha Cole Fires Back On Haters of Her Non-Black Fiance…

If you’ve ever watched The Price is Right or Deal or No Deal, you’ve probably seen Lanisha Cole prancing around the set. With a gorgeous set of legs and a face to match.   Lanisha recently fired back in a blog post regarding folks (gasp!) hating on her choice of mate on her blog. The […]

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Spring forward and get a jump start on your spring wardrobe….…

Those of us who are major fashion heads are always keeping our eyes trained forward to the next season although we may be firmly entrenched in one at the moment. Yes we have one month left of winter, but that doesn’t mean that we only have to be focused on winter. What about spring? It’ll be […]

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Circles of Support: What Do All These Women Have In Common?…

What do we all have in common? We all love yoga, of course. But that’s not all. Each of us are interracially and inter culturally married. Starting from the left, that woman is married to a Korean man. Then me, married to the German/Irish/Polish guy, the Korean woman is married to an Englishman, the two […]

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QOTW: “Why Can’t I Just Be a Baby Mama?”…

One reader asked us to discuss the potential option of black women opting to co-parent over having a partner full time. Here’s my take.