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Seven Steps to Becoming a Carefree Black Woman…

  A recent photo of Sasha Obama with her head thrown back, laughing and enjoying her friends as they walked behind her dad, who’s also the leader of the free world, made me smile. In that moment, she looked so carefree and happy, so clearly loved and secure. As a mother of three daughters, it […]

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(Fancy) Faux/’Fro Hawk Bun Tutorial…

You asked, and I delivered! This look has been so fun for me to wear this summer, as it’s a look that can be pulled off in both casual and dressy situations. I like to stretch my hair through blowdrying before I attempt this style, because I find that with my hair type–fine and tightly […]

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Truth Through Poetry…Black Women Bravely Face the Black Men Who…

Once upon a time, everyone thought that black men belonged to black women, and black women belonged to black men. The idea of “black love” was the black girl’s very on Cinderella story. It was a house built on hope and shared cultural experiences. Little did the world know, that underneath the plaster of unity […]

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Shimmer Smizzle! I’m Loving MAC’s Veluxe Pearlfusion…

I’m not crazy about the price ($40) but I’m absolutely nuts about the color payoff. I purchased this palette on the way back home from Las Vegas after our “Hangover” event. Who knew the desert was peppered with outlet stores? I received a 20% discount, but it was still a bit excessive, especially since I’ve […]

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QOTW: What It Means When Your Boyfriend Won’t Introduce You to…

Here’s the situation: My name is [redacted] I have been dating this white guy for over three years now, I am ready to move to the next level but I don’t think he is. I have never met his family at all and I ask him why he always say he not ready for that […]

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Today’s My Birthday, So……

No posts today. I’m going to enjoy being 42, and feeling 24. Love you guys!

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Intermarriage By the Numbers: More Black Women are Marrying Across…

Last month, the Pew Research Center released new numbers about intermarriage in the United States. The numbers are rising across the board with a few exceptions, but there’s some good news when it comes to black women. To make a long story short, your feeling that all those interracially married black women you see on […]

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Five Embarrassing Health Issues And How To Deal With Them…

There are many health issues that can be embarrassing. Some are more embarrassing than others. Some are just embarrassing to the person suffering because they feel like they are the only one with the issue. The most important thing to realize when it comes to embarrassing health issues is that they are normal and you […]

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Meet My Brother…He’s Got a Lot to Say About Black Women…

Hey all, meet my older brother, Byron!

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A Country Oldie But Goodie: Sautéed Corn, Okra and Tomatoes…

This dish really takes me back to my childhood, when my father would make this dish along with some fried catfish. The sweetness and freshness of the corn, the richness of the tomatoes, and the savory flavor of the okra works to make this dish so good you won’t need to season it. Chop up […]

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The Psychological Damage Done To Our Girls is Pure Evil.…

  I was shuffling through my “Question of the Week” letters and came across one that was pretty verbose. Bottom line–the young girl wanted to know whether or not a boy who often teases her is interested. But that’s not what got my attention. Take a read, and then look at what I highlighted in […]

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OPEN THREAD. IRR romance and Erotica.…

Well, it seems that we have readers who are interested in WM/BW romance and erotica. Ahhhh.  A subject very close to our hearts at BB&W.  We have featured many books here on the site and I will update this thread with links to the books and writers that we have presented.   So have a good […]

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BB&W Survey Results: 69% of IRR Black Mothers Married Before…

Yesterday on a whim, I decided to host an informal survey of the participants of this blog and our Facebook page–black women interested and involved in interracial relationships. In the course of 24 hours, 84 people responded. This is by far not a survey to stand up to peer review, but it gives a snapshot […]

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Calling All Naturals! Who’s Blowdry-Stretching Their Hair?…

I’ve been blow drying my hair on medium/high heat for a few months now, and I have to say I’m really liking the results. This, coupled with wearing updos, has really helped me retain length and make it easier to manipulate my hair into styles. In my compile natural state, my hair curls in on […]

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So…Who’s Fault is It? 92% of Biracial Children Born to…

If you’ve been on social media long enough, and have known my tireless crusade with “No Wedding No Womb,” and trying to find solutions to the 70% out-of-wedlock rate in the black community, you know I and my supporters have face fierce opposition. I think I’ve heard it all: “Black women need to keep their […]

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Video: Jeff and Toni’s Wedding Recap!…

I know many of you were chomping at the bit to see this, and this is the first cut. I’m the videographer and editor, so please be kind. 😉   What a great time we had!!

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QOTW: 40, Clueless, and Living in…Miami?!…

Wait…what??! Hello Christelyn Karazi, I am a 40 year old single mom ready to mingle ( son went to college ). I have not dated in years ( literally at least 8 years!!!) I ran across your blog and youtube. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy you have not gone away. I need HELP. I live in […]

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Who Says You Can’t Travel in Style? Fashionable yet Comfy Style…

If you’re a fashionista known to step out of your house every day looking effortlessly flawless, then why should traveling out of town be any different? Long gone are the days where you need neglect your makeup, tie up your hair, and throw on some sweat pants and oversized tee-shirt (unless of course that’s your […]

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Worth a Look: Laura Byrnes, Pinup Girl Clothing…

Ever since someone on this blog gave me the link to Pinup Girl Clothing, I have been in absolute love. The cut and quality; the style that makes me feel like the classiest, sexiest woman in the room. It’s a throwback of an era I’ve always been fascinated by…long, skinny cigarettes, jazz, cocktail parties, Audrey […]

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Sounds Like Another Okey-Doke: Study Says Black Women Don’t Want…

Yes, that’s right. Us black women have absolutely no desire for marriage, intact homes and loving and committed partners, according to a study by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Yes ladies. We really want to be unmarried baby mamas with no husbands. Marriage is for white people. Yeah. […]