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Lormarie on the ‘Muzzling’ of Black Women…

I’ve been on a number of different forums where an interracially married black woman speaks of the hostility she faces from blacks, men in particular, and she’s often met with “white men do it too.” Whether it’s the horrible murder of the military couple at Camp Pendleton or street harassment, people attempt to silence black […]

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Monday is Punday….5…

Monday-Punday #5 Once again, from the noisome, ichor-besmirched depths of SirLoinDeBeef’s perverse depravity, comes these droppings of literary stench: – – – – – – – Television is referred to as a ‘medium,’ because it is neither rare nor well done! – – – – – – – “What kind of a car ya drive?” […]

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Kerry Washington: The Swirl Marriage that Never Was.…

So I’m reading the October issue of Glamour magazine, which I couldn’t resist buying because Kerry Washington was on the cover when I’m supposed to be sleeping. I do that sometimes.  I flip through to the Q & A and discover that Kerry was once engaged to actor and rainbeau, David Moscow, back in 2005. […]

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Hey Chicas!! I’m Talking to You! Time to Wrap it Up!…

I don’t need to bring up the stats, but I will. The black community has an 80% out-of-wedlock rate. Black women are infected disproportionately with STDs and AIDS. Many of us are having multiple children by multiple men, unplanned, which causes us stress and increases the chances of poverty. When I started No Wedding No […]

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How to Wear Colored Eyeliner Like a Grown Up……

Ever want to wear colored eyeliner but have no idea how to wear it without looking like a 1980’s reject? Me too. But in some ways, wearing eyeliner in the place of eyeshadow can be more convenient if you’re pinched for time. You can do it between stop lights on your way to work without […]

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An Announcement! Toni Matthews, “Thriving” Editor…

This is promotion is a long time coming, and definitely deserved. BB&W has appointed Toni Matthews (Toni M) editor of our “Thriving” section, which consists of articles related to self-development, black women’s empowerment and plain old common sense. How cute is she?? In her new role, Toni will be the primary writer and director of […]

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Video: Matthew Hussey Schools You On How to Meet 10 Guys a Week…

I can’t tell you how many stories I get on email and via our fan page from women who want to meet quality men but don’t or won’t do the “work” it takes to make it happen. So many black women have been indoctrinated into believing that if they just pray and think good thoughts […]

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#Throwback Thursday: Martin…

Martin was the name of a comedic sitcom that aired for five seasons from 1992 to 1997. The eponymous show was named after comedian Martin Lawrence, who starred as a Detroit radio host, and followed his adventures (and misadventures) with his girlfriend, Gina (played by Tisha Campbell), and their friends. The following clip is from […]

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Stuff I Like: Wen Fall Apple Spice…

I know a lot of you naturalistas and relaxed heads love ya’ll some WEN products, so when the folks there sent me a stash of their seasonal formula, “Fall Apple Spice” I was all over it. I love all things fall–the apples, the spices, the pumpkins…all that orange… The formulas consist of the cleansing conditioner, […]

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Where Were You On 9/11?…

I still remember as clear as day where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news about the horrible terrorist attacks on 9/11/01.  I was at home watching Good Morning America waiting for Lara Spencer to host a segment on maternity fashions.  During the commercial I decided to change my 18 […]

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Are They Kidding? The New Meme to Trap and Trick Black Women Curious…

Just when I think I’ve heard it all, then comes some new fresh hell to guilt and scare black women out of swirling. This one comes from a group of known black-woman haters who now have opted to say something to this effect: “I don’t care if you phuck the slave master, but don’t come […]

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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 […]