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Unapologetic Swirler Zoe Saldana Gets Hitched!…

This just in from US Weekly: Zoe Saldana off the market! The Blood Ties actress and beau MarcoPerego secretly tied the knot in London in June, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. “It was super small but very romantic and beautiful,” a source reveals to Us of the ceremony, which was attended by just a few […]

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Is $15 An Hour Unreasonable Pay for Flipping Burgers?…

Let me just fast forward to the answer of the question in the title of this post: No, I don’t think $15 an hour is unreasonable pay for flipping burgers or for doing any other unskilled labor that does not require a college degree. I believe all jobs should pay a “livable wage.” What exactly […]

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You CRAY, Mayor Bloomberg! Showing off your beautiful interracial…

Now that Bill de Blasio may actually be close to winning his campaign for Mayor of New York, some of his detractors are starting to let their claws come out. On Saturday, outgoing Mayor of New York, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, was quoted in an interview as saying that Bill de Blasio had run a “racist” […]

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To Eat or Not to Eat? New BB&W Health Editor Tackles the Question.…

By Ashley Harvard, BB&W Health and Wellness editor We’ve all been there before. You’re nearly 15 minutes into your morning workout, pounding the pavement along your favorite running path or working up a sweat on the elliptical machine at your local gym. But then one of two feelings hit you. Suddenly, you get that light-headed […]

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New POF Survey Supports What I’ve Been Saying: Where You Live…

If you live in California, turns out that living near the water gives you better relationship prospects than living inland, according to a survey by POF.com. As a California native myself, this make a lot of sense. The inland areas of California are more more affordable and therefore more suburban, which is appealing to married […]

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Monday-Punday #4…

    Yet another bloated bubble of negative creativity, arising from the primordial ooze within the mind of SirLoinDeBeef.   There once was a lady of Clyde. From eating green apples, she died. The apples fermented Inside the lamented, Made cider inside her insides. ♦ Most of the ‘best’ limericks are of that timeless subject, […]

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You’re Wrong Ms. Underwood, We Do Want Kinky Hair!…

  Every single person in our society is told that they must wear presentable hairstyles. Nothing wrong with that at all. The problem is, the black woman is often made to feel that what grows out of her head is not presentable. She must chemically alter it in order to make everyone else comfortable. That’s […]

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Good Wins Again! My Final Word on Internet Trolls……

      This weekend was FABULOUS, much to the chagrin of a rabid internet troll who inadvertently made our BB&W fan page legend. Because of his hatred, we went from 17,000 fans to 22,000 in less than 48 hours. Only a handful of those thousands were this man’s minions. The rest came, saw the […]

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A US President Wants to Bomb a Middle Eastern Country? Heard That One…

Something told me that awarding Barack Obama with a Nobel Peace Prize barely 10 months into his first term as President was a bit premature. According to the Nobel Committee, the group charged with determining the recipients of Peace Prizes, Obama received the award due to his promotion of nuclear nonproliferation and his attempts to […]

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Namaste Your Way to Sexy: September is National Yoga Month!…

September is National Yoga Month, and now’s the time to jump on the bandwagon, because yoga studios all over the country are offering FREE YOGA CLASSES for a week for the the remainder of the month. Some folks STILL think that yoga is just a bunch of Hari Krishnas moving slowly and meditating. Uhm…no. Yes […]

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Chef Bob: Braised Country Style Pork Ribs…

Chef Bob is at it again…

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3 Fall Trends that are right now……

Fall is just a few weeks away and for some the anxiety of preparing our wardrobes for the cooler months is becoming overwhelming. Of course, that is why I am here, to get you on your way, to prepare you to be your better self this fall.

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Smiling is Only the Beginning…Other Get-the-Guy Moves You Should…

If you’re planning to go to happy hour tonight on the slim chance you might meet Mr. Potential, you probably already know that you can’t be hiding behind your merlot with Resting Bitchy Face on. Yes you should smile–not like drooling idiot (that may come later) but strategically. Smiling says you’re, well, not a bitch. It also conveys that you’re open to getting to know the recipient of that smile. But once you’ve become an expert smiler, what’s next?

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Kola Boof: “I Never Loved Osama Bin Laden”…

Never to be outdone and never soft-spoken, the illustrious for some, the infamous for others, Kola Boof.

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Reality TV Star Evelyn Lozada on Why She Married an Abuser: “I…

Now I know that many of the BB&W regulars HATE reality TV shows featuring black women who aren’t afraid to turn on the ratchet–namely, shows like VH1’s Basketball Wives. But I saw something in the super trailer for the 5th season of Basketball Wives that I think is germane to the discussion of how black women* really feel about marriage.

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Ah Hell–Time to Rip Off Someone Else’s Wig: Second-Grader…

Another truly what-the-cuss…

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Gratuitous Photo of the Day…

I’m finally getting serious about my photography and am entering into the wily world of Photoshop and this is the first thing I’ve done I’m happy with so guess what? You’ll be tortured with my work from time to time.

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Black Women Suspicious When Desired yet Begging to be Desired?…

Black Women Suspicious When Someone Desires Them I just read this post on Clutch about a new dating site called I Love Black Women.  According to Clutch: “Launching soon, the site is described as being “inclusively for black women and those who want to date them.” Only black women can join the site but it […]

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Who Owns a Black Woman’s Womb?…

Despite the fact that a lack of being married is usually the result of a man not asking, it has been typically expected that the black women bear sole responsibility for having children by men who never had any intention of marrying them. And so black women are expected to accept, without complaint, a series of catch-22s:

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More Interracial Couples Than Ever, But…Why Are Less Tying the…

One look on most any busy street and you’re sure to see at least one or two mixed race couples together. More and more, younger people are crossing color lines to find love, but that love doesn’t always lead to marriage. Many are opting to live together rather than marry, according to the latest U.S. Census and as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Turns out that nine percent of co-habitating mixed-race couples reported to the Bureau, with married mixed-race couples trailing behind by four percent.