Boy, was this endeavor a roller coaster! Yes…there were tears. But in the end, all went well. Then we went down to my alma mater, Loyola Marymount University, so the kids can see why I’m still paying off my school loans. Alumni game on FLEEEK!!
We often talk about how some black women feel they need permission to date interracially. Preconceived notions, stereotypes and personal agendas often work to keep a wedge between black women exploring all their options. But you know what? This challenge goes both ways. Many non-black men have discounted black women as viable options early on […]
In the last few weeks there has been a lot of uproar about domestic violence in the light of the Ray Rice scandal and others as well. Professional soccer player Hope Solo is being charged with domestic violence (she assaulted her sister and her nephew) but she is still actively playing her sport and she […]
The thighs are one of the largest muscles in the body. Aging and inactivity cause the muscles to slack and fat to pucker. If you’re not trying to go out like that, you should try this set of high lunges. Sink down low on one leg with your arms extended (1). Pause for three to […]
I’m loving this look, because while it’s a protective style, it’s easily dressed up or down with hand bands, scarves, or delicate barrettes. Enjoy!
“It is not arrogant or egotistical to feel good inside. You had nothing to do with it. It’s simply the honest response to clearly perceived Reality.” ~ Erich Schiffman – “Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your […]
by Tracy Renee Jones Okay, so Robert Pattinson is dating UK singer FKA Twigs, a black woman, and his fans aren’t too pleased with the situation. I guess the notorious Twilight Stans would rather see the ambiguously dazed Pattinson with Kristen Stewart even after she screwed around on him and damaged the entire Twighlight brand. Nevertheless, […]
by Christelyn Karazin My personal Facebook page is often a bastion of spirited debate. I’ll throw out a bomb, and sit back and watch the fallout. I don’t do this randomly–it’s always for a reason. Often I get such gems of information that can be used as lessons for the unawares. One such post did […]
by Christelyn Karazin A lot of women are in need of hearing Matthew Hussey’s take on whether you’re in the running for ‘the girlfriend’ or just a basic ‘jump off.’ One thing to note, that I mention quite frequently is…take note of a person’s behavior. He suggests, “Is the behavior of this man reflective of […]
By Toni First of all, HEEEEY! I have been gone for awhile, I know. I wish I could write more of these articles, but I have been super busy. Some of you know why that is, but if you don’t, I am making preparations to travel abroad next year. I expect to touch down […]
by Tracy Renee Jones Okay folks, there needs to be a racial insensitivity line drawn in the sand! People magazine threw shade during the festive live Tweeting that went on last night during Shonda Rhimes’ big debut night on network television. Three major shows, Gray’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder […]
Update: We are truly fortunate to offer the following message from the author of this week’s read Tempted. Writing with a Colorless Pen by Samara King Writing has been in my bones since I was running with pigtails and my ugly plaid uniform in grade school. My first story happened to be a teenage romance set in Ecuador. Race […]
by Christelyn Karazin Before I show the video, note that this couple met ONLINE on Plenty of Fish. Again; sort through the frogs and find your prince, ladies! Oh–and they’re in Tennessee. 😉 Jacob wanted to ask his girlfriend, Joy for her hand in marriage in a creative way, and got their friends and family […]
by Tracy Renee Jones For those of you who judge human’s based on character and not skin color, I applaud you. I also need you to realize that there are many people left in society who are petty, cruel and jealous over the lives established by people who have nothing to do with them. The […]
Attached. I’ve become slightly obsessed with the song “Latch” by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith . OK, maybe seriously obsessed. I listening to it at least once a day and it constantly plays in my head, especially at night when I’m trying to go to sleep. I think there’s something about the sparkling, dream-like music combined […]
by Tracy Renee Jones There wasn’t much in terms of television that caught my attention as a child. I wasn’t allowed to sit in front of the t.v. but for certain occasions so I don’t recall actually watching Good Times when it was aired. I do recall seeing the show for the first time and […]
by Christelyn Karazin Ladies, it’s time you stop looking at your shade as a liability. Every group of women has their own unique “brand of characteristics” that makes them irresistible to men who have those preferences. We have ours too–especially the richness of our skin tones. Don’t be afraid to embrace and own it!
by Christelyn Karazin Sometimes my You Tube channel is riddled with trolls, but sometimes a few nuggets of teachable moments come through to exemplify why the work we do here is so important. I’ve recently gotten a lot of traffic on a particular video I did regarding whether or not a woman with kids is […]
I’ve been telling you guys about my friend, Silue, a first generation Chinese American man who has a preference for black women. He’s had mixed success–one tragic relationship resulted in his mother not wanting any part of it. And then there’s even more extreme cases I’ve heard of like one mom threatening to commit suicide if […]
It’s not always easy to keep the lights on in this joint, but when I get notes like I received over the weekend, I know that no matter what, we here at BB&W have an important job to do. This isn’t just another frivolous blog full of celebrity gossip and ratchet videos. We are a […]