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...


The Top 5 Most Ridiculous Anti-Beyoncé Statements Made Since the Release of Her Album

Beyoncé has released a new album, which means that thousands of people went without lunch this week and that people who dislike the woman and/or her music had a reason to let their hatred of all-things-Beyoncé be known. I’ve only listened to the snippets of Beyoncé’s eponymous album so far, and some songs I really […]

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Okay, then. So Let’s Talk About Black Women And Our “Hate”

I was thinking since we were talking about the word “desperate” being thrown around, why not bring it around to another word that certain people like to accuse us of in this space: Hate. I tried to write about this before, but I don’t think I was really able to get across what I was […]

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Six Tips for Eating Healthy During the Holidays

By Ashley Harvard, BB&W Health and Wellness Editor With all of the holiday treats being passed around the office, at parties and in our homes, it can be tough to stay on track with our diets. I know it is for me (especially when chocolate or pie is involved). But there are a few strategies […]


Important Tweet Chat Today About Colorism on #SheThrivesChat

You guys won’t want to miss this discussion about how damaging, soul killing, harmful, crippling, and cruel colorism continues to affect the black community, and specifically, black women. I was a victim of this hurtful discrimination as a child and young adult, and it was deeply hurtful and confusing. It changed who I was, and […]

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OMG…Loving YourKidVid…You Gotta See…Cuz There’s One for You…

Last year I filmed me and the kids taking a day trip up to the snow. I sent this to the folks over at YourKidVid and, equipped with elfin magic, they produced this… !!!!! What?! They can do that now?? *Furiously digs through five years of back logged family videos* So what is YourKidVid, exactly? […]


The Future of Dating As We Know It–the Good, the Weird, and the Utterly Depressing.

Am I just old, or are these results just so incredibly scary and pathetic? The Future of Relationships from sparks & honey

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QOTW: “Help! I’m Afraid My Family Won’t Accept My Brit Boyfriend!”

The Question… Hi Christelyn, my name is Zahara, I’m 20 years old, and I am coming to you with in need of advice on my situation. I met a guy online over a year ago and he is from England, and of course I am American. He is white and I am black. Oh he is […]

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Village Voice Exposes R. Kelly and Our Willingness to Ignore The Sexual Assault of Black Females

If you are one of those unfortunate types that still find wonderment in the music of R Kelly then you have my condolences. Above and beyond the issue of him being an internationally known creep, it seems his music has declined to the level of his own morality. The Village Voice posted an expose with […]


Monday Punday 16

Monday-Punday 16 SirLoinDeBeef gleefully watched as the cat, yet again, deposited another delightful post-internal gift on the Persian silk carpet and concocted: Seen on T-shirts:   Ancient orators tended to Babylon   When I talk about computers, I make my motherboard   For Lease Navidad That cheese doesn’t belong to you … It’s nacho cheese. […]

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: Breaking Bread With the Abuser During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time of celebration and cherished memories. Families, friends and old acquaintances find their way back to the nest to share meals, to visit and to spend time together. And although being in close quarters with our loved ones is usually seen as a good thing there are those […]

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A Vocation that Gives You the Ticket to Travel Is…

We talk a lot about how travel can change your outlook and how you see yourself and how others see you. But most jobs won’t allow you to jump up and travel all over the United States and, if there are, you usually won’t have the option to stay put if there’s a place you’d […]