unbothered

Video: I Am…Unbothered.…

Yesterday I listened to a pretty nasty video from a black woman in the U.K. who has a HUGE problem with me advocating black women dating interracially. Not because she believes they shouldn’t, but believes that I’m on a mission to promote white men above all other races. Oh. And she’s really disgusted at my […]

faux hawk

Tutorial: My Version of the Faux-Hawk Bun!…

Gosh I am loving this look! It’s classy, easy, and keeps my ends tucked in so that I can retain more length. I was actually able to see this style up close when I attended the Mixed Roots Festival last Saturday. Sister was rocking it! Hers is obviously a little more complicated but I was […]

Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 12.14.47 AM

Open Thread: What Do You Think About the Rachel Dolezal NAACP Scandal?…

Rachel Dolezal, president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, was force to resign not because she is white, but because she is white and impersonated a black woman, according th NAACP president and CEO, Cornell William Brooks. The whole thing is just so bizarre–she graduated from Howard University with a full scholarship and then […]

IMG_6966

Nutritious, Thirst Quenching Mint and Cucumber Spritzer!…

I love to drink sparkling wine during the hot summer months. But if I start to early on the booze, I’ll be passed out by noon. I also like mojitos, but…same problem. The two things those beverages have in common is they are both cool and bubbly. Since neither of those things require alcohol, I’m […]

dating, relationships, leona's love quest, black women, romance, blogger, real life, journey, transitioning, dating, relationships, leona's love quest, black women, romance, blogger, real life, journey, transitioning,

Leona’s Love Quest: High Standards-The Sequel…

As a companion to my previous article about high standards, I submitted this article to the New York Times series on Modern Love; alas, I just receive their message that it didn’t quite suit their needs. It would have been a remarkable accomplishment as an inexperienced writer and soon after I sent it, I kind […]

13179_10205666472319490_4007058033826600772_n

Sad News: Our Very Own “Brown Betty” Passed Away.…

It’s with a very heavy and sad heart that I’m reporting that my friend, “Brown Betty” (her name was Demita Usher) passed away suddenly. She was a staunch supporter of my work, and she attended my first book signing for Swirling. She then went on to write for our blog, and you could always find […]

guys

#LovingMonth: So…Young, Hot White Guys Don’t Want Black…

You never know who you’re going to meet when you set up camera equipment on Loving Weekend. I was just standing around networking and two GAAAUUUUGEOUS men came up to me and asked what all the hullabaloo was about. So I told them. And boy, did their eyes light up. They had a lot to […]

Screen Shot 2015-06-12 at 4.00.02 AM

Video: Stop Telling Black Women We “Ain’t Sh*t” Out…

Who really believes talking to people like trash will get a desirable result?

the_lovings_042611-thumb-640xauto-2929

It’s Loving Day…Are You Allowing Yourself to Be Loved?…

Today is a big day in the interracial dating community. It’s the day (and weekend) we celebrate the landmark Supreme Court decision, Lovings vs. State of Virginia, which outcome facilitated the legalization of interracial marriage in the United States. Little did two unassuming country folks like Richard and Mildred know that their stubbornness and commitment […]

Attractive African American Woman Reclining Portrait

Fan Says, “We Need to Be More Vocal of Our Love of Black…

A fan asked me to share… Dear Christelyn, First of all, let me thank you for all the wonderful work you do. You have opened the eyes of many and hope you continue to do so with our encouragement and support. Let me introduce myself, my name is Xavier and I am a 22 year […]

e667abcdc24bec6a5ae57b785f10aabb

It’s Zucchini Season! Time to Break Out the Spirilizer (Plus…

I have about four zucchini plants growing in the garden this year, and three out of four are my beloved, Rhonde De Nice, delicate, globular specimens that you won’t find in the grocery store because they are very easily bruised, but are perfect for home gardening. The shape of them are also perfect for making […]

iStock_000023179492_Small

Yes; There Is a War on Black Girls and Women. And White Chicks Think…

Law Wanxi has been my news-on-the-street guy lately, and sent a link to an article on Salon about how black girls and women are often brutalized and dehumanized while white women are allowed to function as rabid racists with little or no repercussions. The author highlights how a cop took a barely 100-pound black girl (a […]

black-woman-with-white-man-pf

Seen on the Web: 5 Ridiculous, Unexpected Problems You’ll Face in…

I came across this article a few days ago that I would like to share with you.  Enjoy.    5 Ridiculous, Unexpected Problems You’ll Face in Interracial Relationships Kovie Biakolo Love may not know color, but society sure does. It’s one of America’s greatest paradoxes that no matter how diverse we become, the discomfort people feel when […]

masked piggy bank

Were You Aware of the Federal Cyber Breech?…

By Matthew W. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that a foreign adversary (likely the People’s Republic of China) breached the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data of four million federal workers.  This number includes current and former federal employees.  OPM is the federal government’s human resource agency. According to the […]

Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 8.20.20 PM

QOTW: White Guy Only Wants Dark, Thin Black Girls. Is He Wrong?…

Got this note from “Mark” Hi Christelyn, I’m a big fan of yours and I really enjoy watching your videos, partly because you’re so attractive. I’m a white guy who has never had a girlfriend but I would love to have an interracial relationship with a black girl. Going through high school I never really […]

DSC06896

Can’t Grow Out? Grow Up! Vertical Gardening Product To Try and…

Gotta love the Earthbox Garden Kit. I like it because has rollers so it makes moving your plants around a bit easier, and you can plant virtually anything in them, from artichokes to zucchini. No…I’m serious! Just don’t try to plant fruit trees or anything like that in them. It’s great for first time gardeners […]

Young Attractive Black Woman Sitting Implied Nude

Beyond the Douche: Natural Ways to Keep It Fresh…Down There…

  Do you know what causes your “secret garden” to sometimes have a smell more like rotting compost than flowers? Unless you have an infection or STI, the odor you smell is the byproduct of bacterial growth, and the waste. Gross I know. It’s especially a problem during the hot, humid summer months when your […]

DSC01324

Five Protective Styles For Medium Length Hair to Preserve Moisture and…

While I love my ‘fro, my last visit to Supercuts forced me to reevaluate how often I’m exposing my ends–the oldest and most vulnerable part of my hair to breakage and split ends. Today in Temecula it was 100 degrees and so dry it felt like we were living in a blow dryer. Yet when […]

Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 9.06.48 PM

Austin Null Speaks On How White Husbands Can Talk to Their Black Wives…

I love the Nive Nulls. The usually keep it pretty light, so I was really happy when Austin decided to address the recent events in McKinney, Texas. He got really personal. I love that he did several things in this video: He acknowledged his privilege as a white person. He was able to be reflective […]

eric_casebolt

WTF is WRONG with the Police? Teen Girl Gets Hair Pulled, Handcuffed…

I’m literally speechless right now. Just saw the video of the young, black teenagers in Texas gathered to have some end-of-the-year fun in typical suburban fashion. A pool party in an upscale neighborhood drew the concern of residents because…well…too many damn black people were showing up. Never mind that these kids were obviously well spoken […]