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The Iyanla Vanzant Cluster Cuss: We BB&W MUST Keep Discussing the…

During my 72-hour Facebook exile, several people posted a letter on my wall from the eldest child of the man featured on Iyanla, Fix My Life who boasted 34 children by 17 different women. It was a ratings boon for the OWN Network, but left many of us sort of feeling like we needed a shower. […]

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Ladies, Know Your Bourbon!…

I grew up in a very strict Christian home and had no exposure to alcohol until I got to college. Now in my early thirties, I would consider myself a very light social drinker – there are only a few alcoholic beverages I enjoy: rum-based drinks, ciders (as compared to beer) and a handful of […]

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Get Cheeky…Natural Looking Cream Blush Works Double Duty as Lip…

We black women are (more often than not) blessed with amazing, high cheek bones…an envy by all, my lovelies! But what makes a good thing even better is using the right tools to call attention to this asset without looking like Bozo the Clown. I’ve recently discovered Jane Iredale’s creme-to-powder In Touch Cream Blush. I […]

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He Said, She Said…A Discussion About Street Harassment with Dual…

Editorial by: Howard Tyrone Smith II Video: Christelyn Karazin HE SAID… The murder of Mary “Unique” Spears and countless other women that have died at the hands of men who were angered by their rejection speaks to a greater issue within the black community. I of course speaking am of the horrible way we as black […]

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Open Forum: Community Brainstorm Session…

Formenonly requested that we move the brainstorm session to this thread so as not to derail the one this discussion originated on. Here is the space. Go at it.

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IRR Romance: Sheik’s Bed by Rachel Cade…

In 1977 fifteen-year-old Karen Wexler stood on a dusty landing strip in Morocco as Tamir Rahman walked out of her life for good. It was the last time she’d see his direct, tender brown eyes and the ready smile that warmed her spirit. She was the isolated daughter of a U.S. Ambassador, while he was […]

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The Death of Beyond Black & White……

In case you were wondering where the page went… We have to start from scratch. Click here to join the new page.

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Cop allegedly sexually assaults eight Black women – where are the…

Like many of our readers, I have been monitoring the story of the Oklahoma police officer accused of sexually assaulting eight black women. After weeks without news, I came across this Buzzfeed article from last month. This section stood out to me:  Oklahoma NAACP President Anthony Douglas first learned of the Holtzclaw case on Thursday, Aug. […]

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Asian Guy Shares His Feelings About AM/BW Relationships…

I’m so excited because I received a flurry of response from Asian men who saw my video request earlier this week… There’s a bunch of guys who want black women to know they’re interested, and here’s the scoop from one of them. So yeah–today’s the big day where we tackle this issue head on, no […]

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Is Greg Orman the future of American politics?…

by Dani NBC News has called him “the most interesting man in politics this November.” Newly released polls show Greg Orman (I) leading long-time Kansas Senator Pat Roberts (R) by seven points, a few weeks before Election Day. Roberts, who survived a scathing Republican primary against a Tea party candidate, initially seemed surprised by the […]

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IRR Romaance Plus Excerpt: “Hurricane,” by Taige Crenshaw…

Hurricane by Taige Crenshaw Love has no color or boundaries. I start with that statement when someone asks me why I write interracial and multicultural romance. Then I follow that up with the next words, which usually get a befuddled and wide-eyed look from who I am telling it to.   When I was growing […]

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Highly Pigmented, Color-Popping Shades…You Asked…All About…

I knew I was on to something when you all asked me about what product/shade I was wearing when I did the You Tube video on staring yesterday. I decided to go really daring and incorporate my two favorite colors–pink and purple on my eyes using a mineral make up powder I had tried for […]

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From a Black Man’s Mouth: About All That Hate……

Greetings BB&W, As a strong supporter of your work and what it stands for, I’d like to say something to all the naysaying black men on this page: Dear Anti-Swirl Black men, as you sit and constantly shit on black women for doing what can only be described as out and out Reciprocity, Id like […]

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Friday’s G+ Chat: Real Talk About Dating Asian Men…

This is a topic we don’t address nearly enough, but judging by the interest online, there’s quite a movement afoot. Asian men–who are arguably the quietest and most stealth regarding their dating practices–are finding their way to black women. But is it a thing?Some results of these connections have been amazing, resulting in engagements, marriages, and […]

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QOTW: “Men Stare, But Don’t Make a Move. What…

The Question: What does it mean when men stare at you without smiling? This happens often to me, and i’m not doing anything out of the ordinary to be stared at. It is always white guys around my age that do this, the older ones will approach me and compliment me on my looks. (I’m […]

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SirLoin’s Babe Wednesday: Summer Breeze…

Sure Summer is over but ahhhhhhh the memories of sand and surf and beautiful babes in bikinis. So before we turn our attention to fall and all of the lusciousness to be seen during this season lets look back for a moment.  

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Fabulous Boots For Fall…

Fall is in full swing and the cooler temperatures make it necessary to bundle up a bit more and gives us ladies a reason to wear stylish and sexy boots. Boots are an excellent way to pull your outfit together and add a little umph to your stride. These picks are just the tip of the iceberg […]

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Book Reviewers Wanted…

  Are you a person who loves a good IRR romance read and has a lot to say on the subject? Want to share your love of these books with like minded readers? Well Beyond Black & White would like to hear from you. We have the books and now we are looking for lovers […]

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John and Jenese–You Will NOT Want to Skip This!…

Before I give you the details about this gorgeous couple, you’ll have to endure my commentary on how social media has made the world smaller. I met Jenese through our mutual friend, Jenn Jackson, at her going away party last month. We instantly hit it off. I loved how sweet, bubbly and humble she was, […]

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Ferguson, MO Reminds Parents With Black Autistic Young Men of Their…

In light of the recent events surrounding the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri I again have to face one of my worst nightmares. Although my son Elijah is biracial, he appears to be a young black man who could at any time find himself the target of police violence.  I am a former Magistrate […]