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Open Thread: A few of my favorite things.…

Time to unwind from the world’s stresses. Inspired by this entry by Trinigirl1: I think we should post a few of our favorite things.  The things that ease your mind.  The things that make you feel centered and at peace or are just plain fun. Just let your minds go free be it words, music, […]

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Black Woman WINNING! Franchesca Gets Her Own Show with MTV!…

I am so bursting with excitement right now…Franchesca Ramsey, You Tube sensation and all around awesome chick just got her own MTV web series called Decoded. We love Chescaleigh round these parts because she’s as awesome online as she is in person! She also got married recently to this cutie, who proposed in PARIS!!   […]

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Open Thread: What are You Teaching Your Daughters?…

My little Chloe had her 5th grade promotion yesterday. She made the honor roll and everything–my little Clo Clo is a smart one! At the end of the program, her class sang, “Do I Make You Proud?” and I crumpled down into a puddle of tears. Yes; indeed she makes me proud. But as she […]

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The Hate is Real: Facebook Group Vows Revenge on Black Women with…

People wonder why this blog still talks about the dysfunctions in the black community. They argue that we should just ride into the sunset with “Biff” and shut up. The problem with that is, the hateful factions of that black community continue to threaten, harass, and wish violence on black women. Too bad most people […]

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QOTW: Are You Keeping Your Interracial Dating Preferences in the…

The question… Hi there,  I am a fan of your website, and lurked for over a year before I decided to participate not long ago.  I hope you don’t mind, but I wondered if it would be possible to do a question of the week directed at black women and white men who are still […]

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Carl: A Message to Black Women…

Hello everyone. I am a white man who is rather fond of women, I happen to have a strong affinity for black women. Most of you who watch Christelyn’s videos have most likely heard my voice. I have the benefit of watching this world of Beyond Black and White and those who attack it from […]

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White Father Worries Because Kenyan Daughter “Wants My Skin…

“My wife and I have been together long enough for both of our daughters to not remember any other type of family unit.  My Caucasian daughter is nine and my cultural (Kenyan) and step daughter is 6.  Mya the 6 year old recently told my she wanted her skin to be my color.  I asked her why. But […]

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Wear Green Eyeshadow…Like a BOSS!…

Summer is a time for color…lots of it! That doesn’t just go for your clothes, either. I like to create looks that coordinate with my outfits…and I’ve got a few lime green outfits in my closet just dying to be paired with this look! Don’t believe anyone who tells you that bright bold colors aren’t […]

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Weddings, Weddings , BB&W Weddings!…

Just in time for “Loving Month!!” Well, do we have a treat for all of you. Sit back and relax with something nice to drink because you are going to a wedding. In fact, you’re going to several. What follows is a compilation of weddings….our kind….. that were taken from BB&W, around the web and from […]

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How to Grow Cucumbers in a Pot…

I’m going to churn these out (hopefully) once a week through the summer. It’s not too late to plant cucumbers from seed for a fall harvest, but if you’d like to enjoy them before summer is over, pick up some starter plants at your local plant store. That will take off about a month of […]

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QOTW: How to Get the Guy You Want with Confidence, Compliments and a…

I recently got two letters that said the same thing. Hello Chris, I enjoy going on your website. It’s very informative and heartwarming to see such happy couples. I also like your videos. You seem to give good advice. I am a twenty three year old black girl who has moved across the country a […]

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Gardening 101: Fight the Conspiracy to Keep You Fat!!…

People have been asking me for a more comprehensive introduction to gardening, along with some resources to books and stuff that I reference. Well wait not longer…here is is…all 20+ minutes of it. Emma and Zachary make an appearance, too.   I’m really serious about the grocery store challenge. Go into your local store and […]

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PinUpGirlClothing.com Haul! But……

Hey everyone! Last week’s post to help a sister out turned me on to an AMAZING site for women who love the vintage look–PinUpGirlClothing.com. I’ve since purchased several things, but here’s two looks I’m totally loving… I’m wearing the “Molly Dress,” in white with cherries. I wore it today at an school event for my […]

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It Takes Kenya Moore for “Clutch” and “Madame…

The internet is all abuzz AGAIN, because reality newsmaker, Kenya Moore stated the obvious. There are simply not enough “good black men” for black women to choose from. Here are her exact words, as spoken in an interview with Hello Beautiful: For Black women, we just have to be open because there’s not a lot […]

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Are Some Black Women Exporting Family Dysfunction to their Interracial…

I’ve observed a trend in certain interracial relationship circles on Facebook, where a lot of talk has centered around black women interracially dating and producing children without marriage. The response to this trend has ranged from a “live and let live” perspective, to utter outrage that black women are taking their “low standards” over the […]

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Beauty Round Up: Aerosol Foundation, 2FroChics, and Vitamin C Serum…

I love the look of airbrushed makeup, but not all the maintenance it takes to keep it up. You have to keep the reservoir clean, maintain the hoses, mix the colors and is cumbersome to store. You can’t take it with you and touching up means you have to pull everything out and must be […]

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“ONE EQUALS ALL?” Do We Lump Folks Unfairly?…

By Carrie Thompson After an unforeseen health scare, I’ve had an epiphany: my life is perfect. I’m not exactly where I dreamed I’d be after 6 years in LA but I have everything I could possibly need: my health, trusting relationships, and disposable income while repaying debts. I don’t want to be an Edgar Allen […]

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Leona’s Love Quest New Standards for the Modern, High Value, Single…

  I broke my lease at my old apartment in Baltimore. It was a sketchy complex where tenants smoked weed on their back porch, played rap music loudly on Sunday mornings, and a package might be stolen from your doorstep if you were not home to receive them (sorry,Zappos.com). I was only partially employed when […]

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Now What’s Your Excuse? Now You can Grow Greens…

With the summer months quickly coming ahead, most of the greens I’d been growing during the shorter, cooler days of the Southern California fall and winter are going to seed. This has always bummed me out. Just when my garden can produce crispy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes and sweet and spicy peppers, I don’t have any […]

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Memorial Day: In Remembrance and Thanks…

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