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A Canadian Comments on Similarities between BWE, Black Empowerment…

I am a Canadian woman and my parents are from the Caribbean. That means I am not African American and all I know about AAs is what I see in the media, what I have read online and offline, interactions with American relatives, and interactions with AAs online. I have never lived in the U.S. […]

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Monday is Punday 8…

Oh, the orgasmic joys of SirLoinDeBeef, listening to the groans coming from the Internet … Warning: Incorrigible punster. Do not incorrige. – – – – – – – A horny gay boy from Khartoum Took a lesbian up to his room. They spent the whole night Arguing who had the right To do what and […]

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Man Candy Monday: Who Said Indian Men Ain’t Sexy? Upen Patel…

Okay, to show you all just how shallow one needs to be in order to identify, process and discard men, I give you Exhibit A. Upen Patel is a hot, gorgeous man. And as I type this, that’s about all I know about him. One picture and I hurry on over here like “Hey..Girls..there’s a […]

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59% Of Black Women Have Multiple Fathers. I’m One of Them,…

  This little bit of go-kill-yourself news appeared on my Facebook feed this evening… Black Women: 59 Percent Have Multiple Babies’ Daddies, Study Shows In a study that could be classified as “How does this help America,” University of Michigan demographer Cassandra Dorius, the study’s author, states that 28 percent of American women with two […]

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The Proof is in the Before and After: Thickness in 2012, Thickness in…

Last week I did a post on what hair vitamins I take for length and thickness but failed to show a before/after photos. Here they are. The proof is in the pictures. My hair a year ago, note the (lack of) thickness This photo was taken yesterday. You know what I’m consuming, but what I’m […]

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Swirling and Marriage – Beautiful Blindian Engagement…

Fabulous Engagement Photos of Varun and Beth from Canada.  They look so in love. All photos by Jensen Captures Photography. Beautiful Ring! Looks good on her hand! Is she glowing or what? Handsome groom to be Jensen Captures Photography

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Black Male Celebrities Are Dating and Marrying Interracially! There is…

I was going through a recent slideshow on Huffington Post of all of the celebrity marriages so far in 2013 (watch the slide show because you will not believe who got married! Amber Tamblyn omg!). Something really stuck out for me…I think almost all of the Black men who got married had non-Black or biracial wives! […]

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Vintage BoHo, My New Love, Free People…

I think I’ve found a style that I can wear well till I’m 80. I absolutely LOVE Free People, and I ADORE their sales. While I love the quality and details of their dresses, I can’t afford to buy them full price, which can easily be $150-$200. So every few days…uh…I mean, weeks, I’ll go […]

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Blogalicious 5 Gives Influencers of Color a Leg Up…

Meet Stacey Ferguson, (aka Justice Fergie), the founder of Blogalicious, a boutique convention aimed at bringing a little color and flavor to the mostly vanilla world of blog conventions. Gatherings such as these are good business for companies looking to expand their brand with their target audience, using specialty blogs as a conduit. As a […]

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Black Women Don’t Want to Be ‘The Help,’ They Want…

Dr. Danielle N. Lee, a biologist and a blogger for Scientific American, was called a “whore” for refusing an offer to work without pay. A man named Ofek who describes himself as an Editor for Biology Online wrote to Dr. Lee and asked her to become a blogger for the site which he edits. Ms. […]

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The Secret to My Bodacious ‘Fro Is……

Well, it’s probably a combination of things. I’ve been taking a slew of hair vitamins that actually work, but I’ve recently added another to the list–Viviscal. The PR folks sent me a sample and they passed my litmus test. If you send me something for free, and when it runs out I go spend my […]

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Seven Days of Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness: Look Good (Almost)…

I wear this when I want just a hint of color and gloss. I picked it up when Sephora ran out of my all time favorite Urban Decay gloss, ‘Midnight Cowboy.’ I started wearing that when I did started my You Tube channel and it never failed–they’re always be someone asking me what was on […]

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Newsflash to The Entitled: Pastors Have the Right of Refusal Blessing…

Fox 2 News Headlines Before I get into the meat of this issue I want to present a scenario to you. Imagine if you will, a couple attending a strict church. They live together but aren’t married. They get high every weekend and have swinger parties with married folks they meet on Craigslist. STILL, they […]

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Black Women and Benefits, We Don’t Get None, Always Cheering for…

Question:  How do you know when you are happy?  Think about it for a minute. Do you smile more? Do you hum a tune?   However and whenever you feel happy within yourself, it should be pretty obvious. Also obvious is the difference between being happy for yourself and trying to make someone else’s happiness your […]

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Chef Bob’s Bootleg Version of Gladys Knight’s Chicken…

Gladys Knights Chicken & Waffles Copy Cat Recipe Ingredients: Chicken: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved & pounded to 1/2″ thickness 2 cups buttermilk 2 Tbsp paprika, divided 2 Tbsp salt, divided 2 Tbsp black pepper, divided 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 quart vegetable oil for frying Waffles: 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups buttermilk 5 […]

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QOTW: On Hair…The ‘Kinky’ Discussion with Your…

Got this question from a subscriber on my You Tube channel. She seemed pretty desperate so I moved her to the front of the queue… When do you think it’s time to introduce your real hair to your boyfriend especially when you are his first black girl. I know it’s a insecure issue a lot […]

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Wear It Well Wednesday: Animal Prints and You…..…

Now that we’ve got the hang of wearing clothing made to get you seen I think it’s high time to push the envelope a little bit. What’s more eye catching and demanding than animal print? Most women aren’t built with the confidence it takes to wear such bold patterns but that doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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Seven Days of Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness: This Pink’s for…

Now that I’ve got your attention, I’d like to interrupt this post to announce that Mother has just completed her road to recovery today. The doctors removed the shunt that delivered chemicals to kill my mother’s cancer directly into her breast has been removed. She is in remission. Woot. Today’s pink is courtesy of Lancomé […]

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Life Is Tough. Stop Telling Folks Not to Use Their Privilege.…

  Speaking of privilege… An interesting article caused a wave of indignation on The Root and Ebony this week when writer Asha French wrote an open letter to “racially ambiguous” girls (aka biracial and/or light skinned girls with long waves or corkscrew curls) where she suggested that they will be given certain privileges that they […]

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Cracking the Codes: Do You Benefit from Your Rainbeau’s White…

Many of us who are married or will be married interracially to white men will experience instances where white privilege comes into play.   Although white privilege can be beneficial to us at times, the fact that its an actual distinction is quite upsetting to me.  White privilege can benefit us when we are with our husbands, […]