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How Bleaching Products Promoted Colorism in the 1950’s…

I saw this on “SwirlQueen’s” Facebook feed, published in the 1952 issue of Jet magazine. You know, that magazine that’s supposed to celebrate black people??   What you’re looking at, ladies and gentlemen, is a damn-near-white black woman embracing her black kang. What was the message? “Listen dark butts! Use this cream and then maybe […]

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Jennette McCurdy Messed with the Wrong Dude; Hit Show Gets Cancelled…

There’s a lesson in here somewhere, I’m sure of it. Jennette McCurdy, co-star of the hit Nick show, Sam and Cat, got a rude awakening after she messed with the wrong baller by publicly criticizing his (lack of) sexual prowess. After McCurdy publicly shamed Drummond’s kissing skills and lack of romantic game, a racy photo […]

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The Picture That Changed My Life…

  I posted the photograph below on my Facebook page last week. It brought back fond memories for Brenda Thompson so she shared a nostalgic story with me. And now I am sharing it with you. Enjoy! __________ The Picture That Changed My Life By Brenda Thompson Ronnie Bennett, Phil Spector, Estelle Bennett George Harrison, […]

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Gabriel Aubry Enjoys Spring Break with Nahla; Comments on How Much…

One thing you can always be certain of is, you hang around the haunts of LA types and you’ll eventually see some celebrities. That’s what happened when me and the family took a jaunt up to Santa Barbara for a mini spring break vacation. On our last day we just so happened to camp next […]

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Photo of the Day: I Smile, Through Chaffed Thighs.…

I write this piece, dirty and dusty, after 1.5 hours on a cantankerous horse that I think was trying to kill me today on a trail in the Santa Barbara mountains. We’re on a mini vacation on the outskirts of the S.B., and The Hubster and I thought it would be a good idea to […]

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Who Gets Away With Raping Innocent Kids? Blackinstani Folks and Really…

This headline stuck in my craw this evening: “Du Pont Heir Gets Probation for RAPING Three-Year-Old Daughter.” The suuummmbitch… And why, pray tell, did the judge give him such a lenient sentence? Because he was so worried about the near 300-pound and over six-foot-tall pedophile having it hard in prison. So let me get this […]

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Lissette Gonzalez and Family Have “Happy” Fun…

Most of the BBWland readers were treated to a follow up interview of Lissette Gonzalez and her fabulous family last year in the Color Blind & Valentines post.  We were absolutely delighted in Lissette’s love for her husband Ali and children Kiara and Ulysses.  If any were wondering how she keeps that love flowing and fresh after reading that […]

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Where the Guys Are: New York City Version…

I’ve just recently found myself living in Brooklyn, New York, and though this change wasn’t planned, it’s definitely a great opportunity to get out and meet people I often speak to but can’t keep up with due to the distance between here and New Jersey. Being in the ‘greatest city in the world’ also offers […]

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Monday-Punday #29…

Monday-Punday #29 Another evening wasted with SirLoinDeBeef: Things actually heard in court (word for word): Q: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact? A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks. Q: The youngest son, the twenty-year old, how old is he? Q: Was it you or your younger brother that was killed in […]

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White Feminist Pretending To Be “Concerned” for Asian…

UPDATE!!!!!!! It is all a hoax ladies and gentleman the source article is a Hoax. “Anne Gus” is really a guy who was outed after posting an earlier article on the same site.  Here is a link to said outing. “Thought Catalog publishes satirical ‘feminist’ essay jokingly written by man” http://tinyurl.com/p33j97q Look at the date. […]

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My Take on the Jamilah Lemieux Liberal vs. Conservative Kerfuffle…

When I first heard about the recent news that Jamilah Lemieux, editor of Ebony.com, got called out for her dismissive attitude toward conservatives and her half-apology to Raffi Williams for mistaking him for a white person, I honestly thought, “Good. Finally SOMEONE is calling out the “Twitter Liberal Elite” black folks, the monolithic group that […]

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Did You Know? Black Women Are Bashed On You Tube for Page Views.…

I dapple a little on You Tube as you know, and the more time I spend there, the more I realize that there’s some sort of culture being formed by the people who search, watch and share videos there. There’s a pack of people who follow beauty and gardening blogs, and of course you know […]

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Five Reasons Sociopaths Are So Good In Bed…

He takes you to a five-star hotel and whispers to the concierge before you go into the room. You have drinks and he won’t take his eyes–almost predatory–off of you.  The hotel employee gives him the signal and you enter the room and there’s champagne on ice  and chocolate strawberries. He pours you a glass. […]

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Off the Runway Beauty Trends: Rose Gold and Copper Ore…

You’ve already read my ode to rose gold, so I won’t bore you with more accolades. But, being the lover of copper and rose gold, I could not resist bringing you this wiry twist on the trend…read my lips…my copper colored lips…. The word on the street is, copper or rose gold is not just […]

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Is It Kosher? Yes; It Is. New Book Teaches You How to Eat Healthy the…

Chicken and Okra Serves 8 Ingredients 1 whole organic chicken, cut into 8 pieces 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons cinnamon, separated 1 tablespoon oil 4 tablespoons water 1–2 packages baby okra* 1 small can tomato paste (6 oz.) Directions Wash and clean the chicken. Place […]

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A Letter from a Teenager Who Found BB&W…

When I get notes like this, I swear, everything makes sense. So glad more girls and women are coming out of the shadows and telling their truth. And as you read, check out the paragraph I put in bold. Yes, ladies, WE make a difference. Not just me. This is a COLLECTIVE operation. All of […]

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I Love Yoga, But I’ll Keep My Clothes On, Thankyouverymuch!…

You guys know I’m a huge advocate of yoga. Yoga has literally transformed my body and my health and I’ve been a faithful follower of yoga for nearly a decade. The health benefits are proven…lowers blood pressure, detoxifies, reduces stress. But I can tell you this, my stress level would go up a few notches […]

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The Proof is In the Photos (and Research). Paleo Works.…

Two initially conflicting reports about high protein diets have recently appeared in the news. One study suggests that middle aged adults with a high protein diet consisting of animal protein, meat and cheese can shorten your life span. High protein diets are effective in weight loss in the short term, according to the study, but […]

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SS 2014 Preview: An Ode to Rose Gold…

Oh Metallics, how we love thee. In fact, we anticipate your return every spring and summer. Gilded lids and lips, silver streaked toes, are de rigueur. But this year, you have surprised us all. You have made us gasp, swoon, gaze in awe as you unveil your other sister. The one who is normally reclusive, […]

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Stand Up Sister Protects a Stranger and Her Child…

When I think of strong black woman, I like to think of Tameka Bates.  She took swift action to protect a stranger who was being harassed by a black man named Steven Mason.  Who knows what the man’s issue was, or what would have ensued had touched that woman’s week old infant?  Well it wasn’t going to happen on Tameka’s […]