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Is There Any Group That Blames the Victims Worse?!…

So I’m reading about this miscreant who threw a bowling ball at a woman’s HEAD for not accepting his offer to buy her a drink, and the author over at Madame (makes) No-sense said, “This is the reason I answer to street harassment no matter how annoying or inappropriate it is.” Yes, that’s the answer. […]

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One Man Found Guilty of Not Disclosing HIV Status, Another Man Was…

Consider this post a friendly public service announcement about the importance of safe sex. It’s not just high schoolers who need this message. Craig Lamar Davis, 43, was just convicted of knowingly exposing one woman to HIV. He faces a second trial in a different county–Fulton County, GA–for intentionally exposing another woman to the HIV […]

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“Clutch/The Frisky” Nails It With Their Critique of…

I’ve been annoyed with Clutch’s editorial lineup over the past year, what with all their, “EVERYBODY’S RACIST!!!” posts, because I remember a time when the content was much more rounded. The good news is, it looks like they’re going back to that somewhat. They still have the “EVERYBODY’S RACIST!!!” posts, just not as much. So […]

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Maxi Me Gets Her Drive On!…

Yes, that’s an official driver’s license she’s holding. …And I’m trying to wrap my head around the baby in the back in a car seat and the BIG baby I see before my eyes. Maxi has been seriously motivated to drive and get her license as soon as she turned 16. She did that last […]

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Toni: Desirable educated black women who don’t exercise their…

I find it absolutely hilarious that we get black woman after black woman writing all these open letters and blog posts about how they only want a black man. Yet here we are: Up to our eyeballs in black men who can’t seem to get it through their heads that this is a pro-interracial relationship […]

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“On The Rise” New Reality Show May Swirl On Screen…

Special cross post from Swirling and Marriage On The Rise Reality Show Starring Dr. Misee Harris, Fawn Stone and LaKesha Walker We are in the age of reality television. Some are great, informative, funny and all around good entertainment. Some are more on the drama side, making us cringe as we identify the one or […]

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The Secret to Beauty Can Be Found When You Dig Deep…In Your…

No matter how many beauty stories we do about makeup and fashion, it all means absolutely NO-Thang if you don’t feed your body from the inside out. While for most Americans it’s still the dead of winter, late February and early March is the time to start thinking about growing your own “beauty garden.” What’s […]

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QOTW: Black Woman Wonders About Interracial Dating After 40…

The Letter… Hi Christelyn, I came across the BB&W website chance through a FB friends repost of a picture from the Interracial Dating Central FB page. I’ve been looking through the website and at some of the YouTube videos and I’m glad I came across them. I will be 40yrs old in February and I […]

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Chef Bob: Yakamein Recipe (New Orleans Style)…

Yakamein (Ya-Ka-Mein, often pronounced Yakamee) is a type of beef noodle soup commonly found in many Creole and Chinese restaurantsin New Orleans.  Used with permission of Chef Wendy Weber In New Orleans.  This is her personal variation of this soup. The soup consists of stewed beef (such as Thin sliced rib-eye) in beef-based broth served on […]

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We Want More!! Brown, Beautiful, and Killing It: Lupita Nyong’o…

On my blog Lattes and Lipstick I love to do a weekly segment called Brown Beauty of the Week where I feature beautiful brown women that are garnering fashion and media praise and I decided that since we celebrate brown on this fabulous blog that I would add this segment here, but I’ll entitle it […]

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Has ‘Bridgegate’ Ruined New Jersey Governor Chris…

Last September the traffic on the most traveled bridge in the world, the George Washington Bridge, slowed to a trickle for several days after lanes were ostensibly closed in order to complete a traffic study. Unfortunately it is now known that there was no traffic study. And it appears that the George Washington, which spans […]

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The Media Message: Lupita Nyong’o Is Another Man’s…

Check out these recent story lines with stunning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, and then look at who’s loving on her. From The Daily Mail… She’s been the toast of the awards season so far, picking up prize after prize for her role in 12 Years A Slave. And on Sunday night, Lupita Nyong’o got yet another […]

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Blended African European Wedding Down Under…

Enjoy these wedding photos of glam bride Christine and handsome groom Daryl.  They celebrated and African-European blended ceremony in their home of Perth, Australia.  The venue is fabulous and the colors are vibrant.  Wishing this newly wed couple all the best!   Source Evermore Photography

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Toni: “Don’t Judge” = “Help Me Save…

Any Twilight Zone fans out there? “Neither sympathy nor compassion can be handed out wholesale like cheap bubblegum.” This is a quote from the “One More Pallbearer” episode, one that has stuck with me for some time.   I am more than happy to offer sympathy and compassion to others. There was a comment on […]

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O’Naturale…My Alfre Woodard-Inspired Look, by Senna…

I attended the IMATS make up show in Pasadena last weekend and got the chance to interview with Eugenia Weston founder of SENNA cosmetics. Eugenia is the official make up artist for iconic actress, Alfre Woodard. The actress likes to keep it neutral and natural, and boy does she look good doing it! SENNA Cosmetics […]

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Monday Pun Day #21…

Monday-Punday #20 Here’s a Pun Fact: Ferdinand Feghoot is a character invented by Reginald Bretnor, writing under the pen-name Grendel Briarton (an anagram). He stars in shaggy dog stories, usually in a science-fiction style, in which he saves the day in a horribly punny way. These ultra short stories often were complex and involved, which […]

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Eve Lands New Interracial Comedy Sitcom on ABC…

Well, well, well. Looks like Eve is having an awesome start to her 2014. With a billionaire at her side, and a refined and mature image these days, there doesn’t seem to be anything this former Philly native can’t do. Congratulations are in order. Eve has just snagged a new sitcom on ABC, about an […]

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Leona’s Love Quest: Should Old Acquaintance be Forgot?…

  Happy New Year fellow questers! Yes, I’m still out here searching for the love of my life. I’m hoping the New Year might bring me some new developments. I did go on one perplexing online date in early November with a mixed race, 43 year-old high school principal. We decided to see The Best […]

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Dear “I’m Here To Find My Black Queen” Black Men…

Dear “I’m Here To Find My Black Queen” Black Men, Hello, how are things? Is the new year off to a good start? I hope so. I see that more and more of you gents are taking up space in the cracks and crevices of this site. I confess, I am a bit confused. It […]

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Women, PLEASE Recognize When You Are Being Played. Good Looking and…

An interesting discussion is happening on the BB&W fan page because I posted this comment: Ladies, recognize when you are being played. We all know there’s a “good black man” shortage in the BC. So one of these “good black men” came to my blog today crying about how he, an educated, employed black man […]