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Black Women In History: A Bill, An African American Educator in…

  By Stan Solomillo Carlotta Stewart in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, c. 1900.  (Original at Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University, Washington, D.C.)  Courtesy blackpast.org  Black Women In History: A Bill, An African American Educator in Hawai‘i, and Surfing    On February 17, 2015, Senate Bill 194 was passed out of committee and scheduled for the floor of […]

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Black Doctor Wants You To Know: “There are Good Black Men Out…

I got this letter from a man this morning, and while I realize that this man is attempting to guilt and shame me into doing this, but I’m going to allow it. Why? Because men like this, who live in a bubble, who think their ideals, drive and values mirror the entire community, need a […]

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Want To Know What Black Men REALLY Think Of Black Womanhood? Ask…

So many people were following the recent post about Amber Rose and the Kardashians that we were gifted some great (and not so great) feedback. Many members were puzzled about why we would even mention Amber Rose’s throw-down with Kardashian-Jenner-West family. Kim Kardashian isn’t black and many consider Amber Rose to be white, right?   […]

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Carrie Updates Us On Her Date with Wes Murphy…You Do NOT Want to…

“Win A Date With Wes Murphy” By Carrie Thompson As I watched my laundry churn my mind drifts to a place of nervousness, ‘how well would I mesh with the illusive Mister Murphy? After all I don’t generally date nor give out my number out of fear of repeating a dating disaster of yesteryear. So […]

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Kanye’s Comments About Amber Rose Highlights How White Women Are…

I know I shouldn’t have done it. But…I did anyway. I peeped an article recap of Kanye West’s interview on “The Breakfast Club” where he got candid about his previous relationship with Amber Rose, who many identify as black (she is a mix of Italian and Cape Verdean, an area populated by decedents of African slaves). […]

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BB&W Fan, Nikki Bright Gives Real Talk About Black Women Working…

Ever wonder what it’s really like living and working overseas in an Asian country? Take a read at BB&W fan, Nikki Bright’s account in our interview… What gave you the inspiration to work in China? China was not my first choice. My son and I had traveled to Beijing for his 18th birthday. I remember […]

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QOTW: Interracial Dating in an Asian Country…

Got this note a while back… “hi- i luv your work on implementing interracial relationships i am an international student, an african living in malaysia studying law,i am not on the slim size but i have an hourglass figure not obessed OR FAT but medium or size 12- i am pure african not mixed but light […]

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Kelly and Vallina – Put No Limits On Love…

Vallina, 45, jokingly calls herself a cougar. She met her husband, Kelly, 41, on interracialdatingcentral.com. They probably wouldn’t have met if Kelly hadn’t noticed a photo of a very pretty woman on a motorcycle and decided to reach out. “I told her it was the motorcycle shot that drew me to her so I wouldn’t […]

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Vegas Update and other Travel Offerings…

Hi everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed Valentine’s Day with family and friends! I wanted to share with you some important information: Vegas update:   We now have 8 rooms confirmed with 12 people attending the wedding of our beloved Jeff and Toni!  There are still plenty of rooms available for you to join in the […]

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Black Women’s History (Kissing the Asian Guy): Chinese and African…

By Stan Solomillo   In 2007, a popular blog, “Sardonic Sistah Says,” noted that the resolution of the romantic interest between the late Aaliyah and Jet Li in the film Romeo Must Die (2000) ended up on the cutting room floor because in test screenings with “urban” audiences, the viewers did not approve of the […]

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Black Woman Writes Apology Missive for Preferring White Men; Seeks…

Someone passed along an article to me that was published on XO Jane, true-confession style, written by a black woman, admitting that her declaration that she prefers white men makes her feel “disgusting…a race traitor.” She blames the effects of the media and white supremacy for her affinity for white men, but says this: “In […]

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Zara: Asian Men, Black Women…So Undesirable, We Don’t Even…

I was 16 years old, and it was my first semester at my boarding school in western MA, USA. I was cold. I was always cold. I’m from the tropics so even though it was only fall, it already felt like winter to me. I sat in the corner of the US history class that […]

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Three Exercises and a Diet Suggestion to Get Your Derrière Bikini…

  Yes, this is my derrière. I’m no Kim Kardashian, but I make do with what the gods have granted! I’ve been undergoing my own “butt lift challenge” since January, and I’ve made enough progress to feel comfortable sharing it with all of you. I’m doing three separate sets of exercises to target the full gluteal […]

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Couples Making REAL, Offline Connections on Our G+ Page!…

I’m so happy to announce two couples that got together this Valentine’s Day due to our AWESOMELY POSITIVE Beyond Black & White Google Plus page. Meet Kemi and Michael, who met on the platform as you already know. Michael plans to move to St. Louis to be close to Kemi, and we’ll also see them […]

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Octavia Spencer to Star in Biopic of Mary Seacole…

  Do you know the story of Mary Seacole, a Jamaican woman who worked alongside Florence Nightingale? Her  contributions during the Crimean War allegedly included “treating injured soldiers directly on the battlefield, whereas Nightingale and her nurses were based in a hospital several miles from the front.” As an American, I had not heard of […]

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Open Thread: Is Fighting Against the Black 72% Out-of-Wedlock Rate a…

I got this note from a BB&W fan, who happens to be biracial (his mother is black, father is white). Richard often comes to the fan page to discuss topics of race and class, and I like having his perspective. But the note he sent me this morning moved me to action, and I’m lending […]

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Open thread. VALENTINE WISHES…

Tell that special someone just how you feel.

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You Pick the Winner of Last Night’s LIVE Couples’ Tag!…

We had a hilarious good time on last night’s chat, during our own version of the “Dating/Newlywed Game.”     We had our very own Jeff and Toni; Michael and Kemi, newbies, Corey and Jessica; and the adorable young newlyweds, Jacob and Cassia. I’m leaving it up to the viewers to vote on which couple […]

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IRR Romance: Mating Scents By McKenna Jeffries…

Beyond Black & White Feature by: McKenna Jeffries When I sit down to write, race usually isn’t a factor in my story. The story and the characters are prominent in my mind. It’s about the love between two people and race has no place in that. For me, it’s about the complexities of two people […]

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Black Women in History: A Nineteenth Century Image of Black Beauty…

By Stan Solomillo This albumin print of a young Afro-Peruvian woman is in the Library of Congress and was taken in front of a painted landscape in a photo studio in Lima, Peru in 1868 by Courret Brothers, Photographers (Courret Hermanos Fotogs).  The woman’s name was unfortunately not identified but her occupation as an “Incense […]