All About Travel Tweet Chat TODAY that You Will Not Want to Miss!

Later today will be the tweet chat of all travel tweet chats when we feature the flyest, flyers I know...the queens of international travel to answer all your holds barred. On our illustrious list of panelists we include:   Founder of, Gabriela Oliveira. … Read More...

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Let It Fro. Let it Fro. Let it Fro…

What type of hair do you have? The answer doesn't really matter since nearly all ethnic hair has some form of coil, curl or kink. Blacks are the originators and perfectors of the illuminus hairstyle called the afro, or the 'fro' for the cool people. And no matter whether you got a little or a lot … Read More...

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Has The Army Declared War On Black Women’s Hair?

Are you shocked and awed by the U.S. Army’s “tough” new hair rules  that many say targets black women?  According to Army Times, critics believe that the new rule, AR 670-1, basically outlaws the natural hair of black women: These critics argue the Army, through a handful of rules, has essentially made natural hair illegal […]

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I’m Loving Swiss Chard for Organic Gardening, and So Should You!

  Almost mid April and there’s little chance of frost anywhere, so there’s no excuse for not getting outside and starting your spring and summer garden. Growing my garden is seriously my mental yoga. I go out every morning with my coffee and examine how my garden is progressing, and what’s really taken off is […]

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QOTW: White Guy Worried He’s ONLY Attracted to Black Women. Here’s My Take.

Hi Christelyn, I discovered you on Youtube. I enjoy your input on IR dating and would definitely consider you the “expert” on this topic on the web, for what it’s worth. I’m 27, living in Lexington, KY. Right around 350,000 people with a black population of 14% which isn’t much. All of my past relationships […]


Like, Whoa! Black Women Featured AGAIN on BuzzFeed…But In a Good Way.

Yes, I’m sure you’re all still a bit miffed about that video BuzzFeed did about interracial dating perferences, but there is good news–this widely-read tabloid of a blog is giving us a platform to tell OUR side. In Anita Badejo’s feature, “Why Black Women In America are Being Told to Find Love in Europe,” I’m […]


Founder of “For Brown Girls,” and Advocate for US, Karyn Washington Committed Suicide, and I Suck.

Today I’ve been whining about breaking the screen on my laptop computer and complaining about a radio show that went horribly, terribly wrong, and I missed some major news that should have been discussed and that I was remiss in reporting. Karyn Washington, founder of and the “Dark Skin, Red Lips” project has died at […]

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Buzzfeed Does Creative Video On Who’s Most Interested in Interracial Dating. What’s Your Take?

So what does this video reveal? Racial biases and stereotypes still persist. But who gives a shit? It all a numbers game, so play to win.


Okay, So Our Newest BB&W Can Sing His Ass Off and While Making You Laugh Off Yours

If you haven’t yet met the funny, cute and thoughtful “Zac Onbothsides,” perhaps it’s a good thing, because he’s ready to show his musical and comedic chops with this hilarious mockery of R Kelly’s “Let’s Go Half on a Baby.” His version is called, “Half on the President,” well, because the president is biracial and […]


African vs. African American: Can We Still Legitimately Claim Racism When Folks that Look Just Like Us Come Here and WIN?!

When I learned of the young black man who got accepted to ALL ivy league schools, I cheered. I posted it on my Facebook page and said, “More black excellence, please! This is what we need to be training our children to be doing–never mind sports and rapping.” Kwasi Enin, the son of immigrant nurses […]


The Great Debate: Should WM and BW Get Together Because Their Same Race Counterparts Are High Maintenance? Some Say Yes

Anyone that hangs around IR blogs for a significant length of time,  has already noticed that *some* black women express the following: “Black men didn’t like my dark skin and natural hair ” or  “I couldn’t find a black man that met my standards so I decided to date white men.” The former suggests the […]

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BB&W Blogger, “Zac”: Al Sharpton Snitched for the Mob?! Please, Sweet Black Baby Jesus Let This Be True.

By BB&W Blogger, “Zac Onbothsides.” Hit him up on Facebook here. Please sweet black baby Jesus let this be true.   It is being reported that the Reverend Al Sharpton, was instrumental in taking down the infamous Genovese crime family by working with the F.B.I. as an informant.  Sure. Why not.   I’m picturing that […]


StarTalk: What’s Your Astrological Power Color?

Since I am celebrating my birthday today and being a spring baby, I’ve decided to celebrate all things spring, except of course, all of nature’s sperm in the air that is causing me all manner of nasal and laryngeal irritations. Spring speaks of all things new, passion, love, longer days and shorter nights. It is […]