engagement, video, mixed couple, blended family, swirling, interracial, Youtube,

Best Ever Engagement Video from BB&W Fans, Jacob and Joy!…

by Christelyn Karazin  Before I show the video, note that this couple met ONLINE on Plenty of Fish. Again; sort through the frogs and find your prince, ladies! Oh–and they’re in Tennessee. Jacob wanted to ask his girlfriend, Joy for her hand in marriage in a creative way, and got their friends and family to […]

social media,online hate, bullying, racism, married couples, blended families, Twitter, femininity, respect, culture, entertainment, online hate, mixed marriage, trolls, hatred, bullying, celebrity, interracial marriage, black men,

The Nation of Social Media Hate Comes for Omari Hardwick’s…

by Tracy Renee Jones For those of you who judge human’s based on character and not skin color, I applaud you. I also need you to realize that there are many people left in society who are petty, cruel and jealous over the lives established by people who have nothing to do with them. The […]

relationships, advice, romance, risk taking, video, books, self improvement, real life, Leona

Leona’s Love Quest: Is Your Attachment Style Hindering Your…

Attached.  I’ve become slightly obsessed with the song “Latch” by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith .  OK, maybe seriously obsessed. I listening to it at least once a day and it constantly plays in my head, especially at night when I’m trying to go to sleep. I think there’s something about the sparkling, dream-like music combined […]

barnes_ernie_sugar_shack

TBT: Good Times……….Art, Music, Willona and THELMA!…

by Tracy Renee Jones There wasn’t much in terms of television that caught my attention as a child. I wasn’t allowed to sit in front of the t.v. but for certain occasions so I don’t recall actually watching Good Times when it was aired. I do recall seeing the show for the first time and […]

beauty, acceptance, race, complexion, unique, self esteem, culture, society, dating, attraction, Youtube, video, advice,

Video: Black Women, Capitalize On Your Unique Assets!…

by Christelyn Karazin Ladies, it’s time you stop looking at your shade as a liability. Every group of women has their own unique “brand of characteristics” that makes them irresistible to men who have those preferences. We have ours too–especially the richness of our skin tones. Don’t be afraid to embrace and own it!

article-2613404-1D6E46EB00000578-977_634x428

SirLoin’s Babe Wednesday: Adornments…

 

advice, Youtube, black men, culture, destructive behaviors, children, abandonment, warning, video, dating, single motherhood, pregnancy, fatherless children, casual sex, regrets, young women,

Black Man Admits Hood Dudes Corrupt Black Women’s Wombs Through…

by Christelyn Karazin Sometimes my You Tube channel is riddled with trolls, but sometimes a few nuggets of teachable moments come through to exemplify why the work we do here is so important. I’ve recently gotten a lot of traffic on a particular video I did regarding whether or not a woman with kids is […]

1517961_4611007569372_1915744907022281151_o

Another Online Dating Success! Yes; They Met on AfroRomance.…

I’ve been telling you guys about my friend, Silue, a first generation Chinese American man who has a preference for black women. He’s had mixed success–one tragic relationship resulted in his mother not wanting any part of it. And then there’s even more extreme cases I’ve heard of like one mom threatening to commit suicide if […]

unnamed

BB&W Continues to Touch the Lives of Black Women Across the…

It’s not always easy to keep the lights on in this joint, but when I get notes like I received over the weekend, I know that no matter what, we here at BB&W have an important job to do. This isn’t just another frivolous blog full of celebrity gossip and ratchet videos. We are a […]

10407509_815293181836915_8377585389716361680_n

Yes; Daniele Watts Should Apologize for Crying Wolf.…

When I heard the initial reports of Daniele Watts and her boyfriend, Brian had broadcast about alleged police targeting of an interracial couple, I like many others, stood behind them in support. I even spoke with Brian personally to get more in depth information. He failed to reveal additional details of the interaction that would […]

Patrick Wanin, Ph.D, Matthew Hussey, black women, femininity, perception, gender roles, dating, dynamics, inter human relationships, interracial dating, womanhood, sexuality, stigma, masculinity, what is femininity, black women are feminine,

5 Great Foods For Gorgeous Skin…

    Face it, the clock does not move counterclockwise and we want to do everything possible to maintain a youthful and fresh appearance. Although some people pawn younger-looking faces off to genetics, (which is true in some cases) there are certain things that are within our control when it comes to skin health. The old adage “you are what […]

soulsweet_800

IRR Romance: Nichelle Gregory’s “Soul Sweet”…

     I’ve been asked why I write multicultural romance more than once and for a longest time I struggled when giving my answer. I was concerned as a black author, that my interracial stories somehow showed a lack of support of the black family, of the black man. I celebrate and cherish both, but […]

Shonda Rhimes, viola davis, ABW, angry black woman, hollywood, entertainment, television, perception, culture, race, class, Alessandra Stanley,

Shonda Rhimes Hands NY Times WW Writer Her Hindquarters on Social…

You’d think one of the writers of the illustrious New York Times would cross-check her information before she threw major shade on Shonda Rhimes, one of the most powerful African American women in Hollywood. Apparently Alessandra Stanley is not a fan of Rhimes’ new brain child, How to Get Away with Murder, and specifically it’s star character, […]

Neocell, tangerine, powered drink mix, health mix, vitamin smoothie recipes, weight loss, diet, lifestyle change for black women, health, fitness, grooming, hair growth, vitamins, diet, wellness, self care, recipes, smoothies, DIY, organic, Beauty Infusion, products,

Want Strong Hair and Great Skin? Antioxidant-Rich Citrus Smoothie…

I’ve been using Neocell’s Beauty Infusion powdered collagen and loving the results. To see previous posts on Neocell, click here. The company has recently unveiled a new tangerine-flavored powder, just in time for citrus season. Now’s the time to indulge in anti-oxidant-rich oranges and combine it with other ingredients your body will thank you for. […]

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.04.13 PM

Three Cultures One Couple – Anou and Siobhan…

Siobhan and Anou Photo Credits: Rachel May Photography   Siobhan is a beautiful woman of Ghanaian and Irish heritage who met and fell in love with Laotian Anou while they were in Japan. The beautiful young couple celebrated in a Buddhist, Laotian ceremony as well as an Irish and Ghanaian wedding in Alexandria, Virginia. The […]

Youtube, video chat, network, Google +, interracial marriage, blended families, biracial children, black women, commitment, long term, advice, discussion, ChoNilla show, guests,

Friday, Friday, FRIDAY! Join Us For the Google+ Hangouts Discussion:…

What are you doing tomorrow night? Do you have a date? No? Well now you do. Join me, You Tubers Shelly and Michael and Sherley and Clove of the legendary ChoNilla show. Shelly and Michael are newlyweds, and the ChoNillas’ have been there, done that, with three kids in tow. Also, I’m going to introduce […]

patrice rushen, black women, icon, style, hair, throw back thursday, TBT, throwback thursday, black beauty, history, culture, african, hair, braids, hairstyles of the 70s, hair care, brown girls, brown children, girl's hairstyles, hairstyles for little girls,

TBT: Brown Girls Rocking Beads on Braids…

I’m sorry, White folks land wants to claim each and every awesome thing about Blackness and turn it into a consumable item attributed to THEIR brilliance. But when it comes to amazing hairstyles Black girls just cannot be denied. If you had eyeballs during the late 70’s- 80’s and was anywhere near an urban neighborhood […]

Adrian Petersons, culture, race, abuse, children, domestic violence, discipline, media, news, opinion,

Why are Some Folks Defending Child Abuse as ‘Black…

By Zac OnBothSides That thing you’re doing, where you defend child abuse along cultural lines, please stop it.  Adrian Petersons’ actions are not a referendum on how an entire culture disciplines their children. So you don’t have to defend it thusly.  And if you are connecting his actions to something traditional that supposedly the rest […]

scandal-header

Kerry Washington Collaborates With The Limited For Scandal Clothing…

    As if we needed another reason to adore the drop-dead-gorgeous Kerry Washington, “Gladiators,” everywhere are beyond elated about the Scandal Collection being released by The Limited next week! Washington, costume designer Lyn Paolo, and head of The Limited’s design team, Elliot Staples, spearheaded the project. The 4th season of the Washington D.C. based drama premieres […]

626c2592b97146a9b8fc628a79d52770

SirLoin’s Babe Wenesday: Ab-solutly.…

OK.  This week I am just going to keep quiet, sit over here in the corner and watch you guys drool.  Sort of like how you do at the gym when you see perfection like these ladies presented here walk by and then trip up your work-out routine. Then you look around to see if […]