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Toni: “Don’t Judge” = “Help Me Save…

Any Twilight Zone fans out there? “Neither sympathy nor compassion can be handed out wholesale like cheap bubblegum.” This is a quote from the “One More Pallbearer” episode, one that has stuck with me for some time.   I am more than happy to offer sympathy and compassion to others. There was a comment on […]

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O’Naturale…My Alfre Woodard-Inspired Look, by Senna…

I attended the IMATS make up show in Pasadena last weekend and got the chance to interview with Eugenia Weston founder of SENNA cosmetics. Eugenia is the official make up artist for iconic actress, Alfre Woodard. The actress likes to keep it neutral and natural, and boy does she look good doing it! SENNA Cosmetics […]

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Monday Pun Day #21…

Monday-Punday #20 Here’s a Pun Fact: Ferdinand Feghoot is a character invented by Reginald Bretnor, writing under the pen-name Grendel Briarton (an anagram). He stars in shaggy dog stories, usually in a science-fiction style, in which he saves the day in a horribly punny way. These ultra short stories often were complex and involved, which […]

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Eve Lands New Interracial Comedy Sitcom on ABC…

Well, well, well. Looks like Eve is having an awesome start to her 2014. With a billionaire at her side, and a refined and mature image these days, there doesn’t seem to be anything this former Philly native can’t do. Congratulations are in order. Eve has just snagged a new sitcom on ABC, about an […]

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Leona’s Love Quest: Should Old Acquaintance be Forgot?…

  Happy New Year fellow questers! Yes, I’m still out here searching for the love of my life. I’m hoping the New Year might bring me some new developments. I did go on one perplexing online date in early November with a mixed race, 43 year-old high school principal. We decided to see The Best […]

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Dear “I’m Here To Find My Black Queen” Black Men…

Dear “I’m Here To Find My Black Queen” Black Men, Hello, how are things? Is the new year off to a good start? I hope so. I see that more and more of you gents are taking up space in the cracks and crevices of this site. I confess, I am a bit confused. It […]

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Women, PLEASE Recognize When You Are Being Played. Good Looking and…

An interesting discussion is happening on the BB&W fan page because I posted this comment: Ladies, recognize when you are being played. We all know there’s a “good black man” shortage in the BC. So one of these “good black men” came to my blog today crying about how he, an educated, employed black man […]

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Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad Do “Romeo & Juliet”…

Hopefully you’ll “Get Yo Man” in time for Valentine’s Day so you can watch Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad in Romeo & Juliet, because the hit play is being adapted for the movies. This from People.com Content provider Screenvision and the new company BroadwayHD teamed up to record the recent Orlando Bloom-led production of Romeo and Juliet and […]

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Former Bachelorette, Misee Harris Dives Head First Into “Shark…

Remember the short-lived stint of bachelorette, Misee Harris? If not, that’s okay, because she’s giving America another chance to recognize how awesome, brilliant and beautiful she is. Harris is getting very close to making an appearance on  ABC’s Shark Tank for her new invention, customized mouth guards for athletes. Yep. She’s beautiful AND a doctor. As […]

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Four Skin Care Products to Rid You of Your Dependency on Liquid…

Everyone knows I’m a HUGE fan of makeup. I LURVES it. I collect eyeshadow palettes like baseball cards. But as much as I love it, I also respect it’s limitations. Heavy and frequent application of the very thing that can make you look beautiful can be the same instrument that leads you to feeling less-than-pretty […]

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Be Inspired: Gabrielle Turnquest Passes Bar At 17 And Breaks 600 Year…

I just got wind of this news coming from across the pond, and it is the perfect example of what young Black women can achieve when given the opportunity to do so. Gabrielle has been making history since graduating with her degree at the age of 16. This Virginia native now hopes to further her […]

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In Search Of My Past…Following the Ancestry Trail.…

Growing up, I was always intrigued when my nonblack friends spoke of their ethnic roots. Some were Irish, others were German, Chinese, East Indian, and even Turkish. I wanted to be able to declare my heritage as well.  However, it was during a brief but separate conversation with each of my parents that led me […]

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Ciara Gets the Ring: Joins #TeamBabyMomma of B-List Urban Producer…

You may or may not have heard of the singer Ciara, if you didn’t, don’t be alarmed. She’s known in Hip Hop to be the muse of Missy Elliot who rose to fame after the untimely death of the singer Aaliyah in 2001. Ciara was quietly tied as the romantic partner of rapper 50 Cent, […]

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Can We Get Past The Other N Word?…

Jury Questionnaire I am not trivializing or trying to diminish Raeana Roberson’s outrage upon seeing a choice between African American and Negro on a jury questionnaire.  Unless someone can prove that there was malicious intent, or intentionally using the word in a negative context it was probably just an oversight.  But I do understand where […]

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Rapper Juicy J Awards 50K Twerking Scholarship: Proves a Point About…

You’ve probably never heard of the rapper Juicy J, and for that you should be grateful, because his music is by far some of the most nonsensical and ignorant mess I’ve heard on mainstream radio over the last few years. To say the content of his music is crass, destructive and promotes the worst in […]

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Perfectly Mixed: “What’s In My Hair”…

Excerpt written by Abby Allen, creator of “Perfectly Mixed,” documenting the interracial experience in America through stories and professional photos.  (I’m “half-black and half-white” myself) . I am writing stories and taking photographs all culminating in a blog,perfectly-mixed.com. I recently drove cross country interviewing dozens of people East to West, including the current First Lady of […]

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Yippee! Urban Decay Spring 2014 NAKED Line Expands to BB Cream, Loose…

So…Urban Decay is at it again with more awesomeness with their new expansion to the NAKED line: BB Cream, Loose Powder, and Lip Gloss! Yes; I know UD had glosses before, but they’re normally in the squeeze tubes. This new line in NAKED has a handy-dandy wand to help it go on evenly. All the […]

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Death in the Family: ‘EarthJeff’ Loses His…

Announcement It is with great sadness that we inform you that EarthJeff, a member of the Beyond Black and White family has suffered the loss of his Lady know to us as Bee. “Bee’s ” actual name was Jennifer. Jennifer returned to the Lord’s bosom suddenly on January 13, 2014 Following an extended illness. We […]

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QOTW: “Is My Long-Distance Relationship a Big, Fat, Fake?”…

I received this note from a reader a few weeks ago: “I am a single parent of twin seven year old boys and I live in Trinidad. I have known my friend who lives in Canada for almost 3 years. We’ve been skyping, texting, mailed Christmas and birthday cards. He’s even wired me money for […]

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Three Beauty Looks That Are So Right Now…

It’s winter. We’re feeling it. We are mostly wearing dark clothes like black, grey, and burgundy. Most days, if we are honest, we really don’t feel like getting out of bed. The longer nights and oft-times dreariness of the season put most of us in a funk. So how do we get ourselves out of […]