Hurricane by Taige Crenshaw Love has no color or boundaries. I start with that statement when someone asks me why I write interracial and multicultural romance. Then I follow that up with the next words, which usually get a befuddled and wide-eyed look from who I am telling it to. When I was growingRead More…
It is no secret that black women have been marrying interracially for centuries although some folks may want us to think otherwise. It is simple fact. Research into archived documents and photos prove this. without question In honor of Black History Month, I will be sharing some photos or portraits of black women interracial marriages and […]
I’m really proud of myself that at the end of 2013, I had kept my New Year’s resolution. I think I had success because I didn’t give myself some long, unachievable list that only SUPER ME could do, as opposed to just old regular me. I gave up white sugar and most processed foods, and […]
I made a few resolutions for this year. For example, I would try to be less confrontational and not expend energy in pointless arguments. Another resolution was to severely reduce the amount of give-a-damn I have when it comes to black people determined to be trifling. Not just trifling: Wanting someone to rescue or feel […]
Another gem from Pinterest. Attractive couple Christine and Daryl had a Fusion African-European wedding, but the couple lives in Perth, Australia. I love the beautiful photographs courtesy of Evermore Photography. To see all of the fabulous wedding pics of this gorgeous couple, check them out at the Truly Engaging website. What a stunning bride! […]
Monkey Bread (Made from scratch) Whereas traditional Monkey Bread is made from canned biscuits, this healthier version builds a base from scratch using a combination of all-purpose and whole wheat flours. Waiting for the dough to rise two times will test one’s will and patience, but the end result is certain to make it all […]
I’m making my rounds this morning to read all the news, rags and gossip and was struck by this woman. Before I read the story, I took in the image. I thought the contrast in her lipstick against the white and black clothing and her brown skin was all and everything. Then I read […]
Okay, the game was a complete blowout, and it seems as if the Seahawks were the only ones who showed up to play and actual game. The highlight, hands down, was the performance of Bruno Mars. He sounded amazing and looked amazing. The 50’s look and the pompadour was everything. Guess what race Bruno is […]
Do you ever notice that the most brilliant amongst us are often slaves to their own internal torment? I was shocked to hear that Philip Seymour Hoffman died yesterday, apparently by a drug overdose. Not gonna lie, when I first heard, part of me thought about how Hoffman always looked pasty and winded, and thought […]
You’d think so if you listened to conservative media sites. Take a look at this snippet from Human Events: Gore said such efforts to manage African women’s fertility were important in his desire to reduce the growth of human population. Gore complained there will be more Africans than either Chinese or Indians by mid-century and […]
Ever wanted to demonstrate the paradox of Black Male [Mixed] Privilege by systematically illustrating how male privilege is fully analogous to White privilege? Perhaps this post will be helpful.
Black men are in the complex position of being quite privileged in one sphere of human activity — romantic relationships — while being quite disempowered in all other spheres of human activity. As ever with any human being, privilege is hardly acknowledged, while disempowerment is appropriately and loudly resented.
Hey all, check out another version of the Cheerios Super Bowl commercial that’s taking America by storm, featuring The Hubster, and my two youngest kiddos. Yep. Swirling comes in a lot of different flavors. Go Sea Hawks!!
Did y’all catch that Grammy performance? Dayum. I thought she had lost it as she had be gone for a minute, but we should never count King Bey out. Yes, I call her King Bey not, Queen Bey. I had left the BeyHive after no real music for 2 years and hearing “Bow Down” before […]
The life of a light skinned Black female can be an amazingly confusing place. The fact of the matter is that I didn’t necessarily understand my complexion to be something so, er, complex. My earliest memory of reference to skin tone was made by my Grandma Hill when she explained the three major races to […]
I’ve been hinting about this for a while, and I guess I could tell you, but it’s probably better to just show you… So what is it? About the Series The series begins with our “Swirling” Experts, Christelyn Karazin and Jordan Harbinger, interviewing single clients who are looking to expand their dating options in […]
Poking a dollar-wrapped finger into the eye of haters across America, Cheerios will bring back the interracial family that brought so much controversy. As we’ve mentioned, advertisers are hip to the FACT that more and more families in America look like us, or have relatives, friends and co-workers who do. In fact, General Mills believes […]
Chris and Alexander “Xand” van Tulleken, twins who also happen to be doctors, recently embarked on an experiment to see which diets were worse–the low/no fat diet versus the high protein/low/no carbs diet. Chris did low fat, Xand did high protein. They followed a very strict regimen for what foods they ate with no variance. […]
Do you know what a kumquat is? It’s the color of an orange, and it sort of taste like an orange peel. Not the most appetizing by itself, but mix it in a vodka tonic (love you, Daddy Karazin) or a smoothie and wowzers…so delicious and nutritious. I grow these in my front yard and […]
This video holds the record for appearing in my inbox. I must have gotten 20. Woot! This is awesome, but pretty soon it’ll be as normal an image as…well…vanilla and chocolate ice cream. Advertisers aren’t doing this out of some social advocacy. This is where the world is going, folks. Now go mop your floors.
As I age, my skin begins to act a little funny. The dry spots are dryer and the oily spots are still oily. So when you wear foundation with a T-Zone on overdrive, you want your skin to look “dewy” without being the poster child for Dawn dish detergent. Last week at IMATS I met […]
Monday-Punday #22 Well, it’s THAT time again, and SirLoin can serve up another set of groaners. Look at it this way … it keeps your vocal cords alive and active … At 4pm, White Pawn Alice made it to the 8th rank. She was crowned as a White Queen, captured the Red Queen […]