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Should White Men Be Telling Black Women’s Stories? Yep; If…

The majority the dudes writing stories about black women were probably raised by single moms and think we’re not supposed to have a feminine bone in our bodies. Then there’s “typical white Hollywood” who still thinks everyone wants to see black women as Jezebels, Sapphires, or Mammies.We can bemoan the current state of how black […]

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Let’s Talk #Scandal in the BB&W Forum!…

Gurl..SCANDAL!! We know you have a lot to say, so we’ve opened up a thread in the “After Dark” category so you can discuss it all in a troll-free zone! Here’s the link: http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/forum/after-dark/

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Is Marriage Only For The Rich?…

No, it’s not only for the rich. One might think so after reading this article in the Atlantic. Gone are the Cinderella days when a poor or working class woman could expect to marry the (rich) handsome prince. These days, said prince will bypass her in favor of a princess of the same status as he. […]

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(Loan) Shark Tales: Are Store Credit Cards Worth It?…

Credit How many of us have some? Credit Cards we can depend Credit How many of us have some? Credit Before we go any further, lets gets some Credit How many of you recognized my revision of the lyrics to the song “Friends” by Whodini? I thought the song apt because we’re about to talk […]

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Black Woman Stages of Grief: The Acceptance Stage…

This post is the long overdue conclusion to my series on the “Black Woman Stages of Grief”. You can see Part I and Part II here. I think this took so long both because I’ve been busy and because it is probably a post I’ve thought long and hard about. Not every black woman agrees […]

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Stuff I Like: Ruby Woo and Yves Saint Laurent Matt Touch Foundation!…

I’m on a never-ending quest to find the BEST red lipstick in existence, and while I’ve found some really good ones–Urban Decay’s “69,”Make Up Forever has about a kabillion, a few others–but when I saw Kelly Rowland on “The X Factor” wear a certain shade that looked like someone painted red velvet on her lips […]

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Let’s Talk Movies……..2…

It seems like everything that’s successful at the box office gets a sequel…..

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Indian Cooking: Lasooni Murgh (Garlic Flavored Spicy Chicken)…

 Lasooni Murgh (Garlic Flavored Spicy Chicken) Ready In: 10 Hours 40 Minutes (including marinating time)   Servings: 6 “Chicken is marinated overnight in spiced yogurt, then cooked together with cumin and cream in this traditional Indian dish. It is creamy and full of flavor and should be served over some kind of carb (rice, potatoes, noodles) […]

Who Raped Chris Brown? Sexual Assault Has No Gender…

The internet is buzzing about the latest oral slip up coming from Public Enemy Number #1 also known as Chris Brown. Now I’m so sure this isn’t a friendly space for a man such as he, considering his past, his prior inability to man up and take responsibility for his actions, and his enormous mouth […]

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A BB Cream for Hair, Customized Cosmetics, and a Slew of Other Stuff…

By BB&W Health and Wellness editor, Ashley Harvard For a natural products junkie like me, getting the chance to attend the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore last Thursday through Saturday, quite literally, like being in heaven.  As a soon-to-be integrative nutritionist I’m interested in far more than just food and nutrition – I really […]

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QOTW: Her First Interracial Relationship, Long Distance…

I’m 20 years old and a college student. I recently went on vacation and ended up meeting this amazing guy. We are opposites on the outside and a little on the inside. He’s white and into a lot of sports type activities. I have a crazy side too so I’m not against jumping out of […]

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BB&W Exclusive Interview with International Hottie, Ken Duken!…

I got a chance to catch up with German-made hotness, actor Ken Duken, co-star of “My Last Day Without You.” You might also remember him in Inglourious Basterds. He’s inSouth Africa gearing up for his next movie, but we were able to chat briefly about his role as “Niklas,” Nicole Beharie’s romantic interest. Remember ladies, […]

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This Sh*t is SICK!!! The GAT-DL Police Gone Rabid on BB&W Sis,…

I just read a comment one of our regulars, ‘New Shoes’ made in response to my post, “Black Women, Swirling, and Self-Sabotage.” You will have to read it to believe it. I met some of those ‘women’ a couple of days ago.  My date and I were being harassed by two black men, who of […]

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Meet the Lewis’, Rumored Cast for Much-Anticipated Swirl Reality…

Feast your eyes upon Brian and Tara Lewis, soon-to-be the stars of an upcoming reality series featuring interracial families. How long have we prayed to the swirl gods for this one? I got a chance to get some deets on the Lewis’… We met at Powerhouse Gym in Venice, California on November 7, 1996 and […]

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Man Candy Monday: Byung-Hun Lee…

I was hooked the moment I first saw Bruce Lee as a wee babe. Since that time Asian men have secretly been on my internal male objectification radar. Now I don’t know how to pronounce his name. And I’m apparently a little too late with what is sure to be an ode to ‘I love […]

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Monday is Punday…

Monday-Punday #7   SirLoinDeBeef gets an unholy enjoyment out of making people groan, clutch their bellies and start to compose elegant death threats and/or cease-and-desist injunctions …     Why is the English common law so concerned with property rights? Because the English gentry insisted on proper tea rites every afternoon.   – – – […]

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Did Miriam Carey Have to Die?…

Last Thursday, Miriam Carey, a 34-year-old mother of one, was killed by police in D.C. after she rammed her car into barricades and led police on a high speed chase. Ms. Carey’s one-year-old daughter was in the car with her mother during the incident. The questions some people are now asking are these: Did Ms. […]

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Black Women, Swirling, and Self-Sabotage…

Saturday I got the kick-ass pleasure of attending the Atlanta premier of My Last Day Without You, starring Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow, anyone?) and Ken Duken (“Niklas”) a HAWT German who plays Beharie’s (Leticia) love interest. The movie goes like this: German guy has chance encounter with beautiful black, up-and-coming part-time singer and so-to-be-fired Wall […]

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Weekend Read: “Waiting For Jules”…

5 (Sample Chapter) Tony & Jules   8:30 p.m. We met in Tribeca; our first date setting the stage for everything that was great between us. The conversation was open and intimate, unlike typical first-date small talk. It was akin to a third or fourth date when you know that time is going to be […]

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Upping My Sweat Quotient: Tide Pods for My REAL Work Clothes.…

After reaching a plateau in my weight-loss maintenance, I decided it was time to shake things up a bit–literally. I’ve joined a yoga studio and now go twice a week, do sprint and rest intervals on the treadmill at least twice a week, and then continue with my barre method routines every other day. I’m […]