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Three men who say they are “good.” Three types of men…

by Christelyn Karazin My personal Facebook page is often a bastion of spirited debate. I’ll throw out a bomb, and sit back and watch the fallout. I don’t do this randomly–it’s always for a reason. Often I get such gems of information that can be used as lessons for the unawares. One such post did […]

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Matthew Hussey on Vetting: How To Know if You’re Just a…

by Christelyn Karazin A lot of women are in need of hearing Matthew Hussey’s take on whether you’re in the running for ‘the girlfriend’ or just a basic ‘jump off.’ One thing to note, that I mention quite frequently is…take note of a person’s behavior. He suggests, “Is the behavior of this man reflective of […]

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Wake Up, Black Women! IRR “Permission” Is Never Coming!…

  By Toni First of all, HEEEEY! I have been gone for awhile, I know. I wish I could write more of these articles, but I have been super busy. Some of you know why that is, but if you don’t, I am making preparations to travel abroad next year. I expect to touch down […]

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People Magazine Shows Racial Shade During Shonda Rhimes Big Network…

by Tracy Renee Jones   Okay folks, there needs to be a racial insensitivity line drawn in the sand! People magazine threw shade during the festive live Tweeting that went on last night during Shonda Rhimes’ big debut night on network television. Three major shows, Gray’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder […]

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IRR Romance: Tempted by Samara King…

 Update:  We are truly fortunate to offer the following message from the author of this week’s read Tempted.  Writing with a Colorless Pen by Samara King Writing has been in my bones since I was running with pigtails and my ugly plaid uniform in grade school. My first story happened to be a teenage romance set in Ecuador.  Race […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!

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SirLoin’s Babe Wednesday: Adornments…

 

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]