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Beauty Round Up: Aerosol Foundation, 2FroChics, and Vitamin C Serum…

I love the look of airbrushed makeup, but not all the maintenance it takes to keep it up. You have to keep the reservoir clean, maintain the hoses, mix the colors and is cumbersome to store. You can’t take it with you and touching up means you have to pull everything out and must be […]

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“ONE EQUALS ALL?” Do We Lump Folks Unfairly?…

By Carrie Thompson After an unforeseen health scare, I’ve had an epiphany: my life is perfect. I’m not exactly where I dreamed I’d be after 6 years in LA but I have everything I could possibly need: my health, trusting relationships, and disposable income while repaying debts. I don’t want to be an Edgar Allen […]

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Leona’s Love Quest New Standards for the Modern, High Value, Single…

  I broke my lease at my old apartment in Baltimore. It was a sketchy complex where tenants smoked weed on their back porch, played rap music loudly on Sunday mornings, and a package might be stolen from your doorstep if you were not home to receive them (sorry,Zappos.com). I was only partially employed when […]

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Now What’s Your Excuse? Now You can Grow Greens…

With the summer months quickly coming ahead, most of the greens I’d been growing during the shorter, cooler days of the Southern California fall and winter are going to seed. This has always bummed me out. Just when my garden can produce crispy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes and sweet and spicy peppers, I don’t have any […]

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Memorial Day: In Remembrance and Thanks…

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State Of The Union Address: An Old Schooler Talks Manhood…

State Of The Union Address: An Old Schooler Talks Manhood by Savage Tango Most sane people dislike the part of their day when they’re getting ready to head out and face the drudgery of going to work. Most of them, hell probably all of them, and yeah, I can understand that. But ya know something? […]

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You Tube Commenter Gives Insight to Fear of Black Women Interracially…

It’s so wonderful when people tell on themselves, isn’t it? Black men who hate me constantly troll my You Tube channel and come up with the same 5-10 tired lines that they all sound like the same person. And since they sound like one person, I will call all of them, “Leroy.” This my artistic […]

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Healthy, Filling Carrot and Leek Soup!…

If you’re thinking of growing leeks in your garden this season, go for it! But start early, because it’s one of the vegetables that take a long time to mature, like four to seven months! The good news is that they grow upright and don’t require a lot of space, so can plant four or […]

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Michelle Obama is Showing Us How It’s Done with this Fitness…

I swear, this woman continues to awe me. Look at what she can do! I love that (like me) she’s speaking up about eating healthy foods and staying in good physical shape. Both thing really do go together. If just 50% of black women took this seriously, it would be game changing. I’m not a […]

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Miss USA Gets the Princess Treatment Marrying Her Rainbeau!…

This is the image little black girls should see…you indeed, CAN be someone’s princess when you grow up! Take a look at the wedding photos of Miss USA, Crystle Stewart with Robin Thicke lookalike. These are truly breathtaking.         And how sexy is this dance? Swoon! Wow. Two truly gorgeous people…lawd…

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QOTW: Black Woman Frets About Only Wanting an IBM…

Got this note today… Hello there, I can’t believe I’m actually doing this… I’ve wanted to write you for a long time!!! So first let me start by saying that I love ur videos and articles and I think ur awesome, here is my dilemma/ issue! I am a black American woman 35 years old […]

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This is Clutch. You Decide What Went Down.…

Clutch wrote an article criticizing Puffy for a quote he made about black-on-black crime. Here’s what he said: For the last couple of months we have experienced a lot of injustice and wrongdoings to a community. But there is a flip side. Yes #BLACKLIVESMATTER ! But no one will respect us if we as a people don’t […]

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Statuesque: My Intuition Steered Me to the Loves in My Life……

I’ve had the privilege of being surrounded by women with strong intuitive and even psychic abilities all my life, and it took a long time to tap into my own.  I didn’t get “feelings” about a person seconds before the phone would ring, a letter would arrive in the mail, or the doorbell would ring, […]

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We Rock! Check Out These Black Women You Should Know…

Black girls rock! Read on for stories of black women doing amazing things in industries like tech, fashion and entertainment. Mickey Guyton is a country singer with a current Top 40 hit, ‘Better Than You Left Me.’ Her debut album drops this month. While I don’t listen to country very often, I really enjoyed this […]

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Empowerment: Help a Sister Out with Her Five-Time Baby Daddy Brother…

It’s no secret that we have THE MOST vibrant, supportive and intelligent black women here on BB&W, so it’s no surprise that many of the young women trying to find their way come here seeking advice. This is one of them, but be sure to check out the other one. Take a read about this […]

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Coaching: Help a Sister Be Catch the Menz With Feminine Wiles……

Got this letter from a young girl recently… Dear Christelyn, I love your posts, have read your book and been keeping up with Beyond Black and White’s social media for a while now. I am a black girl in my mid-20s, have never had a boyfriend, never been out on a date or been kissed. I’m currently finishing up my undergrad […]

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When It’s In Your Face, Will You Heed the Wakeup Call?!…

Let me first start by saying that this post is not about black men. This is about black women, and how some of them cling to the need to have a black man, no matter what the cost to their physical, spiritual and financial well being. This s about black women who see what is […]

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Open Thread: Wadda You Want? Suggest Subjects We Have Not Done…

Our motto: To select and serve.

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QOTW: White Guy Contemplating Leaving Marriage for Black Woman……

I got this note earlier today… Hi Cristylen, I’m in a predicament and could use your advice. Im a 34 year old white male fairly fit. Im a special education teacher and I’m married with a white woman with a one-year-old son. I love my son and my wife but we shouldn’t have married. I […]

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IRR Romance: Unbreakable Bonds…

Unbreakable Bonds by Aliyah Burke and Taige Crenshaw Aliyah’s thoughts: Unbreakable Bonds is a story about a woman who works in a bookstore, Ta-Mara LeBreaux. Her favorite book is one that has no author listed, nor an ending. It’s about a man who’s willing to go against the expectations of his place and time and […]