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13 Years Since I Cried in a Room…Back Where My “Guess Who”…

For those swirled up couples about to meet the parents, Tuesday night starts the final countdown. Some of you are feeling like you might do something disgusting in your pants, or put your mouth on the ass-end of a toilet because you’re so nervous about what’s to come. You’re not alone. I’ve been there. Anyone […]

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What the Cuss?! Another Girl Threatened With Expulsion Over Her…

Geezus, have perms and presses become so pervasive that folks are surprised that black people’s hair grows from it’s roots kinky and curly? Because here again with have ANOTHER school who is threatening a biracial girl with expulsion because she likes to wear her hair the way it grows out of her head. The Natural […]

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Would You Date a Smoker If He Looked Like This Guy?…

Every time I see this guy on commercials, I think about how guys like the Marlboro Man just seem sexier to me. Until they breathe on me. I’m on the East Coast and my visit to New York to see the Rockettes yesterday reminded me how many people still smoke traditional cigarettes despite all the […]

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Video: Kola Boof Speaks Her Truth About “Black…

Worth the view, I promise. She addresses the treatment of dark-skinned black women by the black community, and explains why she married a white, Jewish man.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_8xmK6hpMM#t=1911   Let’s discuss.

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Adam Levine “Sexiest Man Alive”…Really?!…

By Pella, BB&W Intern So the rumors are true Mr. Adam Levine was granted the coveted title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive, one which has been graced by faces such as Mr. Pitt, Mr. Clooney and Mr. Washington. First and foremost congratulations on being the subject that many women dream and fantasize about on a […]

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NOT AGAIN!! Another White Guy with a Black Girlfriend is Killed by a…

The details are sketchy, but it looks like some 20-year-old miscreant shot and killed a white guy with a black girlfriend. We don’t yet know the reason for the attack, but am I wrong to guess that it might have had something to do with this jackass having a problem with who his girlfriend was? […]

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Monday Punday 13…

Monday-Punday #13 SirLoin knows that a good pun is its own reword. 453 Two boll weevils grew up in South Carolina; one went to Hollywood and became a famous actor while the other stayed behind in the cotton fields, never amounting to much and became known as the lesser of two weevils. 453 Two vampires […]

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***Spoiler Alert***: Swirling in Camelot…

***Spoiler Alert*** Swirling in Camelot:  The Once and Future Queen For all you lovely and blerdie sci-fi fans, I have found a gem among the Netflix archives:  Merlin.  I previously heard from friends that the show was amazing, but there is an extra special treat for us.  Now I grew up with the Sword and […]

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One Social Scientist’s Advice for Black Women Dating Online:…

Author’s Note: What you are about to read may bruise your ego. Hard truths are being told here, and while you might wail that the injustice of what is being suggested, that outrage won’t get you a date Friday night. Read and listen with an open mind. After the abysmal news about how black women […]

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Would President Kennedy Have Approved of Interracial Relationships?…

Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. He fought hard for African Americans to have basic civil rights, and I believe it was both morally and politically important to him to do so. Unlike Abraham Lincoln, who freed slaves, did so more out of the politics of it all […]

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Chef Bob: Baked Root Beer Glazed Ham…

Baked Root Beer Glazed Ham Demand for it rises during the holidays, but never goes away completely. The root beer-glazed ham is a fixture on my table on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. It’s in the oven all morning (good thing my turkey is usually out on the grill!), and it makes the whole house smell […]

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His/Her Parents STILL Giving You Grief? Some Tips on How Not to Kill…

It’s been over a decade since my first awkward “Guess Who” moment happened. But I still remember it–the tense first sit-down dinner, the strain, me silently crying in my brother-in-law’s old bedroom. Michael was my beacon, so sweet and patient and understanding. He made his position clear to his family–I was it for him, and […]

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Photo of the Day: At the In-Laws Without ‘The Hubster’…

The kids and I flew in from San Diego last night to spend Thanksgiving with Grandma and Grandpa in Westport, Connecticut. For the first time since The Babster was born, I felt comfortable enough to fly with all the kids without Mike and not feel like I might jump out those tiny aiplane windows to […]

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Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling…

  I recently finished reading the The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith/J. K. Rowling http://tinyurl.com/lz788n3 No this is not a co-authored book. Robert Galbraith is the nom de plume used by J.K. Rowling for this book’s publication. The set-up being that “The Cuckoo’s Calling” was a first novel from a newly published author. Fortunately the […]

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New Web Series: The Pursuit of Sexiness…

Excuse me, but could somebody find Keenan “They just never find ones that are ready” Thompson, tap him on the shoulder, and then point him in the direction of a computer so he can check out the new web series The Pursuit of Sexiness? The Pursuit of Sexiness is a comedy series starring comediennes Nicole […]

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Rapper Nelly Is Still Blaming The Black Women of Spelman for His…

Nelly gives us a perfect example of how you when you believe that it is your right to treat a black woman any kind of way and still expect her to treat you better than she treats herself. In 2004, Nelly wanted to have a bone marrow transplant drive at Spelman College. For those of […]

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Chef Bob: How to Roast a Turkey, my way.…

How to Roast a Turkey, my way   My roast turkey is one thing: simple. It is un-stuffed and un-trussed; I don’t brine or baste. (Basting washes all the seasonings off the bird.) I keep my cooking time shorter than most, but lengthen the resting period. The result is a perfectly golden, moist turkey that […]

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Facebook Knows The One Thing You Must Do to Make Your Relationship…

With over one billion users, Facebook has probably the largest population of any advertiser from which to sample for research purposes. Out of this research has come some fascinating results: facebook has discovered a pretty good predictor of whether or not your relationship will end and, with a little reverse engineering, you know what to […]

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Chef Bob: Old Fashioned Cornbread Dressing…

This recipe comes from a true Southerner, my late wife Shirley. She doesn’t fuss over her turkey and doesn’t bake her dressing in the bird; instead, she cooks it in a baking dish alongside. Southerners  generally don’t put sugar into their corn bread, and, like most Southerners, they use white cornmeal, never yellow. Also, tradition calls […]

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Listen, Sugar: What You Need To Know About Insulin Resistance…

What You Need To Know About Insulin Resistance by Ashley Harvard, BB&W Health and Wellness editor   November is National Diabetes Month. We all know that diabetes, specifically the type-2 kind, is spreading like wildfire across all demographic groups in the U.S. It’s a serious disease tied to many serious health conditions like heart disease, […]