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Fall In Love with Kale. It Makes Your Hair Grow.…

Okay I said that just to get your attention, but hey, a balanced diet composed of dark, green leafies will help you grow a head of healthy hair, along with glowing skin and phenomenal poop. I remember when kale was just a garnish you didn’t eat at the restaurant, along with that tiny sliver of […]

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MONDAY PUNDAY #20…

As a change of pace SirLoin along with Brenda55 offer a short story   The Ideal Man.com Once upon a time there was a certain amateur wizard, who tried his hand at creating the ideal woman-to-man online match-up.   The rules were simple, in that any woman who visited the site would have one, and […]

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QOTW: White Man Asks, “What Is Black Culture, Minus All the…

I can hear some of you rolling your eyes. Okay, I might answer this question myself pretty well, but most non-Black people, and apparently the “Acting Black” crew too, get most of their cultural information from mass media, and it is not very deep. Plus, for the Black women here, this is a good self-affirming […]

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Were You Checking Lupita Nyong’o’s Golden Globes Look? Stylist Gives…

  Clean and natural. Celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims, gives the details on how it’s done and the products used to achieve the look. Larry started Lupita’s glam look by liberally applying Smooth ‘N Shine Go Pro Curls Curl-Licious Mist to refresh and reactivate her natural curls.   Smooth ‘N Shine Go Pro Curls Curl-Licious Mist ($9.99, drugstores) Next, Larry […]

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Married Couples Abuse Kids Too: Wife Tortures Teen Family Member…

I get a certain type of hot under the collar when I read about child abuse. Having been raised in foster care, I recall many nights of being woken from my sleep by my mother, she would have received an emergency call from D.Y.F.S. (child services in NJ) and would need help preparing to receive […]

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Why I’m PROUD to be an ‘Uppity Negro,’ and So Should…

    The creator of this t-shirt, Andrea Carter, called me an ‘uppity negro‘ and I consider it one of the best compliments I’ve ever received. You see, my ‘uppity negro’ status is shared amongst such historical giants as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells, Sojourner Truth, and other folks who refuse […]

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Tamera Mowry Gets Called “White Man’s Whore.” Yes;…

Tamara Mowry got candid on Oprah about being called a  “white man’s bed wench,” and Tia is a “true black woman,” because she married a black man. Okay; I’m going IN.

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Kerry Washington Shows Baby Bump At Golden Globes…

Aw…doesn’t she look adorable? And dang, sista-girl does not waste any time! Marriage and baby…boom…BOOM! Congrats, chica! No Wedding, No Womb!

Special Off-Topic Thread for Atheists and Believers…

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Interracial Families Spotlighted on Katie Couric…

Take a look at the couple who started the page, “We Are the 15 Percent,” and comic and  friend of BB&W, Alex Barnett talk about the increase of representation of interracial families in the media. Did you catch that Katie acknowledged she’s seeing this more and more? Yes indeed… If you have a link or […]

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Nicky and David – From School Crush to Marriage…

William and Kate Who???  Nicole “Nicky” and David Snide are one of the most romantic couples I have come across in the last two years.  I often post their engagement/save the date announcement.  Their story is absolutely what romance novels are made of — or should be.  This awesome couple met while Nicky was in […]

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Nuts! Paleo Diet Ranks Last With Diet Experts.…

A recent roundup by U.S. News & World Report asked experts to rank diets and paleo–a lifestyle and diet I use and endorse–last. From CNN:  Followers of the Paleo Diet may go prehistoric on U.S. News & World Report this week. The publication has ranked the controversial diet last on its “Best Diets Overall” list for 2014. […]

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Some Good News: Study Shows that Black Fathers More Involved with Kids…

Okay here’s some really good news. A fairly large study was recently reported showing that black fathers who live in the home with their children are often more involved with their children’s day-to-day activities. The study shows not only that fathers of all races increasingly are involved with their children, but that black fathers who […]

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What This Messy Lady Learned From Her Clutter-Free Friend…

  I have a friend who lives like a true minimalist. She is one of those women who has a single great purse that goes with everything, a tidy desk, and a small apartment where everything is in its place. My apartment, on the other hand, looks like my childhood bedroom did before my parents […]

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…And THIS is Why We Moderate the Hell Out of BB&W…

I remember in the early days of BB&W, hungry to get an audience and engage my readers, I made a rookie mistake: I let trolls have their say in some fruitless hope that I might disabuse them with logic or smack them down with my mondo snark abilities. I learned quickly that trolls are not […]

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Praise Jesus! Black Women Leaving the Church for Some REAL Soul…

I ran across news of the book, “The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking out on Religion—and Others Should Too” in one of my favorite Facebook communities, For Black Women Only. I couldn’t be more delighted that many black women–the backbone of the black church and the golden lining of the preacher’s pocketbook–are […]

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You Can’t Blame the Police and Racism for This…Video…

I have always, ALWAYS been for the kids, ya’ll. And I just discovered a video of a child…A BABY IN DIAPERS being called a “bitch ass n*gga” by his mother and uncle. And believe it or not, the police union posted this video and instead of sticking a booted foot in the asses of the […]

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Beyond Black & White Continues to Reach Far and Wide……

I’ve got to tell you, I get so many wonderful letters from fans of the blog, and many of them are so poignant and inspiring. This is one of them, written by Jerrod: Ms. Karazin, I must say I was very impressed with your blog this morning. A friend of mine sent me a video […]

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Wonderful! Interracial Couple Adopts Kids Across the Globe.…

Meet Marilyn Harper, the mother of four children and the proof and personification that love truly has no color. Her and her husband have adopted a Korean, Russian, Guatemalan, and American child. and the new little addition… Marilyn and David’s Story: I am originally from Louisiana, was studying for my doctorate and met David at […]

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Chef Bob: Justin Wilson’s Seafood and Smoked Sausage Gumbo/with…

  I stumbled upon a video of Justin Wilson’s tv show on YouTube….He was one of my lecturers in culinary school.  He was one of my idols in school. “You know why de shicken cross de road, haaah? Really, to run away from dem Cajuns, I tell you dat right now, cause Cajun will eat […]