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Ciara Gets the Ring: Joins #TeamBabyMomma of B-List Urban Producer…

You may or may not have heard of the singer Ciara, if you didn’t, don’t be alarmed. She’s known in Hip Hop to be the muse of Missy Elliot who rose to fame after the untimely death of the singer Aaliyah in 2001. Ciara was quietly tied as the romantic partner of rapper 50 Cent, […]

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Can We Get Past The Other N Word?…

Jury Questionnaire I am not trivializing or trying to diminish Raeana Roberson’s outrage upon seeing a choice between African American and Negro on a jury questionnaire.  Unless someone can prove that there was malicious intent, or intentionally using the word in a negative context it was probably just an oversight.  But I do understand where […]

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Rapper Juicy J Awards 50K Twerking Scholarship: Proves a Point About…

You’ve probably never heard of the rapper Juicy J, and for that you should be grateful, because his music is by far some of the most nonsensical and ignorant mess I’ve heard on mainstream radio over the last few years. To say the content of his music is crass, destructive and promotes the worst in […]

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Perfectly Mixed: “What’s In My Hair”…

Excerpt written by Abby Allen, creator of “Perfectly Mixed,” documenting the interracial experience in America through stories and professional photos.  (I’m “half-black and half-white” myself) . I am writing stories and taking photographs all culminating in a blog,perfectly-mixed.com. I recently drove cross country interviewing dozens of people East to West, including the current First Lady of […]

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Yippee! Urban Decay Spring 2014 NAKED Line Expands to BB Cream, Loose…

So…Urban Decay is at it again with more awesomeness with their new expansion to the NAKED line: BB Cream, Loose Powder, and Lip Gloss! Yes; I know UD had glosses before, but they’re normally in the squeeze tubes. This new line in NAKED has a handy-dandy wand to help it go on evenly. All the […]

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Death in the Family: ‘EarthJeff’ Loses His…

Announcement It is with great sadness that we inform you that EarthJeff, a member of the Beyond Black and White family has suffered the loss of his Lady know to us as Bee. “Bee’s ” actual name was Jennifer. Jennifer returned to the Lord’s bosom suddenly on January 13, 2014 Following an extended illness. We […]

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QOTW: “Is My Long-Distance Relationship a Big, Fat, Fake?”…

I received this note from a reader a few weeks ago: “I am a single parent of twin seven year old boys and I live in Trinidad. I have known my friend who lives in Canada for almost 3 years. We’ve been skyping, texting, mailed Christmas and birthday cards. He’s even wired me money for […]

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Three Beauty Looks That Are So Right Now…

It’s winter. We’re feeling it. We are mostly wearing dark clothes like black, grey, and burgundy. Most days, if we are honest, we really don’t feel like getting out of bed. The longer nights and oft-times dreariness of the season put most of us in a funk. So how do we get ourselves out of […]

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Black Father Gets Racist Hate Mail & Goes Viral…Because…

This story has appeared several times in my Facebook feed. Apparently Black fathers can’t do anything right when it comes to their kids. I don’t buy into the myth that Black men abandon their kids more than other fathers, I truly believe there is a certain type of man who could give two piles of […]

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Fall In Love with Kale. It Makes Your Hair Grow.…

Okay I said that just to get your attention, but hey, a balanced diet composed of dark, green leafies will help you grow a head of healthy hair, along with glowing skin and phenomenal poop. I remember when kale was just a garnish you didn’t eat at the restaurant, along with that tiny sliver of […]

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MONDAY PUNDAY #20…

As a change of pace SirLoin along with Brenda55 offer a short story   The Ideal Man.com Once upon a time there was a certain amateur wizard, who tried his hand at creating the ideal woman-to-man online match-up.   The rules were simple, in that any woman who visited the site would have one, and […]

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QOTW: White Man Asks, “What Is Black Culture, Minus All the…

I can hear some of you rolling your eyes. Okay, I might answer this question myself pretty well, but most non-Black people, and apparently the “Acting Black” crew too, get most of their cultural information from mass media, and it is not very deep. Plus, for the Black women here, this is a good self-affirming […]

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Were You Checking Lupita Nyong’o’s Golden Globes Look? Stylist Gives…

  Clean and natural. Celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims, gives the details on how it’s done and the products used to achieve the look. Larry started Lupita’s glam look by liberally applying Smooth ‘N Shine Go Pro Curls Curl-Licious Mist to refresh and reactivate her natural curls.   Smooth ‘N Shine Go Pro Curls Curl-Licious Mist ($9.99, drugstores) Next, Larry […]

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Married Couples Abuse Kids Too: Wife Tortures Teen Family Member…

I get a certain type of hot under the collar when I read about child abuse. Having been raised in foster care, I recall many nights of being woken from my sleep by my mother, she would have received an emergency call from D.Y.F.S. (child services in NJ) and would need help preparing to receive […]

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Why I’m PROUD to be an ‘Uppity Negro,’ and So Should…

    The creator of this t-shirt, Andrea Carter, called me an ‘uppity negro‘ and I consider it one of the best compliments I’ve ever received. You see, my ‘uppity negro’ status is shared amongst such historical giants as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells, Sojourner Truth, and other folks who refuse […]

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Tamera Mowry Gets Called “White Man’s Whore.” Yes;…

Tamara Mowry got candid on Oprah about being called a  “white man’s bed wench,” and Tia is a “true black woman,” because she married a black man. Okay; I’m going IN.

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Kerry Washington Shows Baby Bump At Golden Globes…

Aw…doesn’t she look adorable? And dang, sista-girl does not waste any time! Marriage and baby…boom…BOOM! Congrats, chica! No Wedding, No Womb!

Special Off-Topic Thread for Atheists and Believers…

Behave!

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Interracial Families Spotlighted on Katie Couric…

Take a look at the couple who started the page, “We Are the 15 Percent,” and comic and  friend of BB&W, Alex Barnett talk about the increase of representation of interracial families in the media. Did you catch that Katie acknowledged she’s seeing this more and more? Yes indeed… If you have a link or […]

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Nicky and David – From School Crush to Marriage…

William and Kate Who???  Nicole “Nicky” and David Snide are one of the most romantic couples I have come across in the last two years.  I often post their engagement/save the date announcement.  Their story is absolutely what romance novels are made of — or should be.  This awesome couple met while Nicky was in […]