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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, […]

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One MAJOR Problem with Green Smoothies, and How to Avoid It…

Since I’ve started growing a small produce section in my backyard, I’ve been making a lot of green smoothies. And since you asked, here’s what I’ve got sprouting: broccoli cauliflower salad greens kale beets Swiss chard carrots radishes (yuck; but they’re easy to grow) and spinach Fresh green smoothie from my garden My salad greens […]

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Somebody Call the GAT-DL! Another White Dude (Who Doesn’t Want…

I’m admittedly not a fan of WWE, but I AM a fan of hot dudes. And I thought with all the negativity we might make a little fun. Ladies, feast your eyes on *cough* the “slave master’s bed wench!!” This is WWE star, Cody Rhodes with a woman who is obviously his maid. I mean, […]

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“Legion of Doom Mothers,” Lead Their Children Like Lambs…

Last week, a power outage in our area left us with no cable television.  It was a little early for my children’s bedtime so I popped in a DVD —  Challenge of the Super Friends featuring The Legion of Doom.  The LoD is sinister bunch of villains who constantly do evil against the good will of mankind.  Their plans […]

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Monday Punday #12…

Monday-Punday #12 SirLoin notes, again, that seven days without a pun makes one weak. It reminds you of the German sausage, when you have to decide which is the best of the wurst! – – – – – – – Choice insults: Why, yes, thank you for asking: I am an Agent-of-Satan, but my duties […]

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WTF?! People GLEEFUL Over Our Negative News…Plus a Sobering…

I won’t provide the link to soul-killing garbage that apparantly indicates that black women are picked last in online dating, because, really…what’s the point? I think it might be time to pull out a quote the wise and powerful Kola Boof said about black women and invisibility. I’ve been saving this for an appropriate time, […]

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Sad News: Chris Silber, Creator of “My Last Day Without…

Incredibly sad news: Chris Silber, screenwriter of My Last Day Without You starring Nicole Beharie lost his wife a day ago due to complication from cervical and pancreatic cancer. I last week got an opportunity to meet Joelita “Jo,” who had such a quiet sweet spirit. The movie was loosely based on how Chris and […]