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Nuts! Paleo Diet Ranks Last With Diet Experts.…

A recent roundup by U.S. News & World Report asked experts to rank diets and paleo–a lifestyle and diet I use and endorse–last. From CNN:  Followers of the Paleo Diet may go prehistoric on U.S. News & World Report this week. The publication has ranked the controversial diet last on its “Best Diets Overall” list for 2014. […]

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Some Good News: Study Shows that Black Fathers More Involved with Kids…

Okay here’s some really good news. A fairly large study was recently reported showing that black fathers who live in the home with their children are often more involved with their children’s day-to-day activities. The study shows not only that fathers of all races increasingly are involved with their children, but that black fathers who […]

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What This Messy Lady Learned From Her Clutter-Free Friend…

  I have a friend who lives like a true minimalist. She is one of those women who has a single great purse that goes with everything, a tidy desk, and a small apartment where everything is in its place. My apartment, on the other hand, looks like my childhood bedroom did before my parents […]

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…And THIS is Why We Moderate the Hell Out of BB&W…

I remember in the early days of BB&W, hungry to get an audience and engage my readers, I made a rookie mistake: I let trolls have their say in some fruitless hope that I might disabuse them with logic or smack them down with my mondo snark abilities. I learned quickly that trolls are not […]

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Praise Jesus! Black Women Leaving the Church for Some REAL Soul…

I ran across news of the book, “The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking out on Religion—and Others Should Too” in one of my favorite Facebook communities, For Black Women Only. I couldn’t be more delighted that many black women–the backbone of the black church and the golden lining of the preacher’s pocketbook–are […]

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You Can’t Blame the Police and Racism for This…Video…

I have always, ALWAYS been for the kids, ya’ll. And I just discovered a video of a child…A BABY IN DIAPERS being called a “bitch ass n*gga” by his mother and uncle. And believe it or not, the police union posted this video and instead of sticking a booted foot in the asses of the […]

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Beyond Black & White Continues to Reach Far and Wide……

I’ve got to tell you, I get so many wonderful letters from fans of the blog, and many of them are so poignant and inspiring. This is one of them, written by Jerrod: Ms. Karazin, I must say I was very impressed with your blog this morning. A friend of mine sent me a video […]

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Wonderful! Interracial Couple Adopts Kids Across the Globe.…

Meet Marilyn Harper, the mother of four children and the proof and personification that love truly has no color. Her and her husband have adopted a Korean, Russian, Guatemalan, and American child. and the new little addition… Marilyn and David’s Story: I am originally from Louisiana, was studying for my doctorate and met David at […]

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Chef Bob: Justin Wilson’s Seafood and Smoked Sausage Gumbo/with…

  I stumbled upon a video of Justin Wilson’s tv show on YouTube….He was one of my lecturers in culinary school.  He was one of my idols in school. “You know why de shicken cross de road, haaah? Really, to run away from dem Cajuns, I tell you dat right now, cause Cajun will eat […]

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Commentary on Men Caught Red-Handed Being…Men.…

By Pella Why is it, that anytime a woman criticizes men, not even criticizes lets say merely makes an observation of men, she is considered a man hating beotch? Even if it were science, that men were kinda sorta dogs, people would deny it. Now lets say I did a research project that proved that a […]

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Video: Black Girl Gets the Princess Treatment, Marries Adorable…

I just got an email from the bride in this video, and one look completely took my breath away. She was treated how I hope every black woman in the world will one day by treated…like a princess destined to be a queen. Is BB&W changing lives and empowering black women across the globe? Read […]

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Hard to Learn When You’re So Hard-Headed…Apparently…

I can not believe this. Marissa Alexander, the woman who fired a warning shot at her husband and received a 20-year prison sentence that was later overturned, has allegedly violated the conditions of her bond that allowed her to be released from prison. She was supposed to stay her arse home unless of a medical […]

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Janice Littlejohn, “Swirling” Co-Author, to Come to…

Me and my gorgeous co-author, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn Hey Dallas folks, come see the other half of “SWIRLING“!! Co-author of the popular dating book to lead a discussion on the joys and pitfalls of interracial, intercultural and interfaith relationships at The Dock Bookshop on Jan. 9 Veteran Los Angeles-based media and culture journalist, Janice Rhoshalle […]

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Are Condiments Poisoning You?…

Did you know that in 1973 the U.S. government raised food safety standards in response to botulism outbreaks? While strengthening standards for preservatives in bottled and packaged foods was a very necessary response to a serious public health concern, 40 years later it appears there’s been an unintended consequence: drastic increases in the amounts of […]

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Iconic Tuesday: May I Interest You In This Awesome Pinterest?…

Oh, Kittens! I’ve been a bad, bad, girl. I stumbled across this AMAZING Pinterest board days ago and have been been agonizing over whether or not I would just spoon feed you tasty morsels of vintage, black fabulousness or if I would actually put you down with my supplier. But you know how soft hearted […]

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QOTW: Worried White Guy Frets About Stares…

Here’s the question: “I saw your video on Interracial Relationships. As a white guy I always been attracted to black woman. My girlfriend it’s the first time she ever dated outside her race. She has been telling me and my family about how she has finally meet her soul mate. To me I just need […]

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The Best Interracial Dating Resources for Black Women…

It’s a new year and with it, perhaps new incentive to finally pursue what you want! While many people still believe interracial relationships are some sort of rare novelty or just a niche group, statistics continue to show rates of interracial relationships and marriages ticking upward. Several of us open to love in any color […]

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Monday Punday # 19…

Monday-Punday # 19   These two strings walk up to a bar… The first string walks in and orders and the bartender throws him out and yells “I don’t serve strings in this bar… The other string ruffs himself up on the street and curls up and orders… The bartender shouts, Hey, didn’t you hear […]

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One Day Only! Catch “Black Coffee” in Select Cities…

I just heard about “Black Coffee,” a new movie opening in select cities on Friday, January 10th. Watch the trailer below. From the facebook page: Image Entertainment has provided Blackfilm.com with an exclusive look at the trailer to “BLACK COFFEE,” which stars Lamman Rucker, Erica Hubbard, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Gabrielle Dennis and Christian Keyes. Directed […]

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One Writer’s Response to Tracy Renee Jones.…

By Don Rice I’d like to thank Tracy Renee Jones for inspiring me to write this rant. When I first came to this blog, I loved it; it was a safe space to express then, and it still is now. But something seemed to change, and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Tracy […]