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Artichokes, Herb Mix, Peaches…Oh My! Early Summer in the Garden…

Kale is such an elegant plant… I’m especially excited with my garden this year. My first experimental growing season really allowed me to know how things grow, how much space, and how many of one species of plant I need. Six months of composting and diligent organic fertilizer has reaped me a ton of produce […]

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QOTW: Asian Man Asks, “Why Wouldn’t a Black Woman Not Want…

I wonder if the organizers of those studies that put Asian men and black women as the most unattractive and undateable knew of the psychological damage they have done. This is so awful and sad…

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Purple Reign…Three Product Favs to Get This Look…

I love purple…it’s my favorite color. Unfortunately, certain undertones in purple cosmetics don’t work for me. Sometimes they’re too blue or too red, which doesn’t work well for my yellow undertones. However, I’ve found that pigments with yellow or gold undertones work well…and that goes for virtually any color. Know your undertones, know which colors […]

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Letter Writer: “I didn’t even realize dating a non-black man was…

I love getting letters like this…makes it all worth it!   Good evening, Christelyn. My name is Dee and I found out about you from previously dating on afroromance.com.  I was moved to write to you when I read one of your articles on BBW dealing with Willie Pete and his misogynistic hate speech against […]

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How’s Swirling in the South? BB&W Goes to Charleston, SC!…

We’ve discussed how interracial relationships, and peoples’ openness (or not) to it often depends on the region in which you live. So I figured I need to get out there and find out for myself! First, Charleston is a beautiful city, full of history, and not all of it good. Originally called “Charles Town,” in […]

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Carrie: Making Love to ‘The Golfer’…

  As I lie in a hospice bed awaiting the answer to the extant question, ‘What’s wrong with me?’ I wondered… What really is wrong with me?  The halls of the Downtown Los Angeles Hospital echoed with cries of a madman refusing treatment, howls of terror crept up in my mind. Although I was alone, I […]

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Open Thread: Mother’s Day Wishes…

Well, we could not let this special day pass and not offer an opportunity to pay tribute to our MOMs. Wishing a very Happy Mothers Day to the ladies who helped to make us who we are.

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Toni: Black Women Losing in the ‘Fairness Game’…

Yep, it’s Toni! You know something is important when I decide to break my “I’m too busy to write or BBW” to write something for BBW. I have seen this behavior too many times not to speak on it, and I hope it helps to black women who are the topic of this discussion. Some […]

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Video: How to Get Along with the White Women in Your Rainbeau’s…

Now before you rev up your fingers for a rebuttal, understand that this video is based on my own individual experiences, but as the saying goes, yours may vary. I also need to put a disclaimer here for my friends who might be reading this–the majority of my friends offline are white women, and they […]

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Always Alluring: The Hidden Sexual History of Black Women and White…

Along the line of qui bono?, one might want to ask the question, who benefits from calling black women who date interracially “bed wenches?” Seriously. Ask it. Answer it. We’re told that white men men of centuries gone by collectively held disgust and contempt of black women, but is that totally true? I’ll have to admit, some […]

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BB&W Travel Adventure: Journey of My Life…

I apologize in advance for the low audio (s/n: headphones help!) But for those of you for whom this video is too low, basically this small town girl is going to the big city and beyond! ^_^ this past fall, I applied for an internship as a faculty advisor, and after three interviews I got […]

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Paleo-Friendly Rich, Thick Vegetable Soups to LOVE and Keep You FULL!…

Right now in the garden I’m harvesting the celery and broccoli that has been growing so well through the fall, but is getting close to the end of the lifespan and readying for the compost bin. I’ve been trying to find out a way to stay full longer on a mostly vegetarian diet until the […]

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Who Benefits From Black Women Not Feeling Feminine?…

I’m really glad more and more critically thinking black women are beginning to ask the right kind of questions.

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Jane Iredale Does Emollient Matte Red, NYX Does Great Foundation…

Right about now I have a good collection of red lipsticks, and I love them all I can’t decide which one is the best. However, the folks at Jane Iredale sent me a gorgeous red lippie that goes on so smooth with a semi-matte finish without drying out my lips, so I had to share. […]

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I came, I saw, I grilled.…

OK grill masters…..and mistresses. Good weather is here and its time to post your best grill recipes.  Tell us about your favourite dry rubs, wet mop, equipment, techniques and grilling sites. You name it. Don’t grill?  No problem. Give us the name and location of the best bar-b-que restaurant you’ve dined in. No reason why […]

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Whaaat?! Shea Moisture Has a New Professional Line!…

I went to Sally’s today to get some mini bun forms because I’m doing my quarterly hide-my-ends phase to keep my ‘fro Diana Ross inspired, and saw something amazing.   You’ll notice that the packaging is a bit different. The bottles are larger and ingredients are also different. This product is so new it doesn’t […]

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Open Thread: Any thing but the “Struggle”…

Are you as sick of this week’s national headlines as I am? Thought so. Have at it ladies and gents. Weekend plans.  Date night. Favorite foods. Travel plans.  Entertainment. Hair, nails and make-up. Hobbies. You name it. Good news only.  No drama.

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Cukes in a Pot: Pickles and Fruit and Veggie Salad…

This year I decided to order seeds from Baker Street Heirloom seed catalog, because I want to prefect my pickling processing. The Hubster loves them, and so does his family. I’m planning on presenting a holiday basket like I did this year–which by the way was a huge hit! If you have a family that […]

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Map of “Most Racist” Regions Could Explain Why Interracial…

We’ve speculated, but I think the following data might explain why some interracial couples can go through everyday life with relative ease, and while others face almost constant challenges. A map created by Google revealing the most racist searches, using keywords like n-word and such things gives some indication what secret thoughts go through the […]

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Before You Protest, This is What I Want For You.…

Before you read on, know that this post is not referencing any particular protest or activism going on right now. I am speaking in generalities. Sisters, before you set out to make signs, march, yell, scream, cry, put yourself in the line of fire, risk your freedom and risk acquiring a criminal record, please listen […]