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Hangout Roundup: Long Distance Relationships, Preferences, and…

If you haven’t yet seen our weekly Google+ Hangouts, you’re missing out! Lots of fun, good conversation, and a great way to connect with community. (Hint: skip to 1:18 and you’ll get a clue of yet ANOTHER love connection from our private G+ group!) I had fellow You Tuber, Wes Murphy, back to talk about […]

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Colorism: The conversation continues.…

About four hours ago, the exchange below took place during our current discussion on the film “Light Girls”. I wish to thank Neecy for asking some insightful – and quite possibly for some, uncomfortable – questions that I feel deserve further exploration. I have crested this side bar to the main article so that readers […]

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Crazy Snow Day in Southern California!…

We’ve lived in Temecula for seven years, and while I’d heard some rumors about crazy, freak snow storms, I thought maybe there were a few flakes and a dusting. Nothing like what I woke up to this morning. It basically snowed from about 1AM to 8AM, and of course the kids were delighted… By the […]

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Young, Beautiful, Sexy, Talented, Accomplished and Single? Not For…

Both Fawn Stone and Lakesha Yvette Walker were featured as singles on Interracial Marriage and Family, formerly Swirling and Marriage.  I have not been single for quite some time but as a dating and life coach understand that it is quite hard out there for women everywhere to find love.  Throw in beautiful, successful and […]

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Yes You Can Grow Life-Sustaining Greens in the Dead of Winter!…

Right now, Temecula is under a freeze advisory, which is pretty unusual for Southern California. I’m mildly concerned about my fall garden, because there’s a few crops that are sensitive to frost. But what I won’t be worried about are the sprouts that I’m growing indoors. For the impatient gardener, growing sprouts can give you […]

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Video: The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Your First…

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Glad to See More Non-Black Men Seeing Through the Lies About Black…

The people who make careers of trashing black women in social media might not have counted on something: Critically thinking men of all races might investigate these claims to either confirm or dismiss them. You also can’t count out the increasing numbers of non-black men who are dating and marrying black women disproving all the […]

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‘Best You’ Campaign Ready to Launch; Special Message from…

I’m so excited for 2015, because we’re about to embark on one of the most exciting things we’ve ever done. We’re all going to go on a journey. A journey to be the BEST VERSION of ourselves. Whether it’s with your mind, body or spirit (or all of the above) we’re going to go on […]

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The Discipline of Happiness – Being the BEST version of YOU…

        By “Empress NK” “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln “We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” Max de Pree “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama “Research has shown […]

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Okay; I’ll Admit It. I’m Feeling Some Kinda Way about the…

  *Before you read on, being insulting or unnecessarily cruel in your comments won’t be tolerated, regardless of your hue.* When I heard about a new documentary as a sequel response to Dark Girls, a pretty groundbreaking and honestly painful look at how dark-skinned women are treated in the black community and shed light on […]

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On Justifying Preferences, and Evolving Preferences……

Why Do You Feel You Have to Explain? So much guilt I sense in reading some of the notes BB&W followers have about their preferences for non-black men–so much ringing of the hands. Why do we feel like we owe our community an explanation for our inclinations? Unfair Preferences… In the African American colorist caste […]

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BB&W Goes to Vegas in 2015!!…

It was only a matter of time before it came to this. All of us, in this community, after years of bonding, will come together in pure “The Hangover” style, complete with a wedding. Yes; our very own “EarthJeff” will be married in Las Vegas, and the BB&W elite will be there celebrating and partying […]

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SirLoin’s Babe Wednesday: Joys of Christmas…

 We are finishing out the 2014 with pin-ups and a special message for our readers.        Change is in the air. This will be the final Babe Wednesday for 2014 and the last that will appear on this blog. We have learned a lot since starting this series whose aim was to showcase […]

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Open Thread: Christmas Wishes…

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Watch Out for ‘Childmen’ With Pathological Entitlement…

As an observer and participant in social media, I’m privy to a wide range of belief systems. Some are based in reality. Many are so off the mark outrageous that you have to wonder how many people online have IQ scores of 70 or less. What has been enlightening, however, is to see in real […]

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Farhia and Jason – Customs, Cultures and Baby Makes Three Yeah!…

Farhia and Jason were astounded that their beautiful wedding photographs went viral on the Internet.  The pics of this chic and hip urban couple are on many many Blasian and interracial couples Tumblr site as well as bridal and wedding websites.   I even covered them here on BBW.  Amal and Nada, the fab female photographers […]

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Video: Hilarious Memes of 2014. Did Your Favorite Make the List?…

I did this just for fun. Okay; how many did I miss? Attach them below!

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The Battle of the Azealias: Who Gets Mocked, Who Gets Protected.…

I won’t lie. I don’t listen to modern day hip hop. But you’d pretty much have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard Fancy, by Australian hip hop artist, Iggy Azalea. This blond, ebonics-speaking cash cow is protected by powerhouse, T.I., and such grand-daddies in rap have had to bow (wow, as […]

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The Critics are Right. I AM “Crazy.”…

I don’t always play well with others. I am occasionally prone to outbursts. Doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s kinda epic. I feel things very deeply. I am nurturing and creative. I am generous and sometimes impulsive. Some people call that crazy.   And…I guess it is.       During college, I […]

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IRR Romance: Perfect Fit by Taige Crenshaw…

    Beyond Black and White feature by: Taige Crenshaw   Characters and the impressions they make to the reader are pivotal to a book. Establishing a connection that makes the characters resonate with readers is an important factor to any story. When I sit down to figure out my heroine and hero I think […]