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BB&W Writer Joins Tinder…Check Out the Results…

It’s not like I needed another app on my phone but the temptation was just too great to ignore. I was several shades of bored a few weeks ago and after having read the reviews and considering the concerns of those whom roam the interwebz looking for love, I decided, ‘what’s the worst that can […]

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SirLoin’s Babe Wednesday:Foot Loose…

They say a lady cannot have too many shoes.   Sigh.  What some of us gals have to do the get the look right.   From those strappy things………..   ………to animal prints……..to cute and flirty………. and why not at the beach? But sometimes you just want to kick your shoes off……..   ………..and just […]

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Two BB&W Fans Sitting in a Tree…Real Life Meeting on Two…

Just go this message from one of our regular fans: How are you? Ever since I found your blog a few months ago, I must say that I have loved reading it immensely even those topics/comments that didn’t sit too well with me but did make me think. I have learned a great deal and […]

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Open Thread: Share Your Favorite Robin Williams Moments…

It’s with a heavy heart I tell you Robin Williams, one of America’s favorite comedians has died at the age of 63. The irony of his death is not lost–he spent his life making us happy while he struggled with depression. My fondest memory of Williams is from childhood when he starred in the sitcom, […]

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Heard of “The Swirl World” Yet?…

On June 9 my partner in crime Adrienne London Leach and I decided to boldly go where few, if any interracial bloggers in the United States have gone before – we launched a podcast to accompany the blog over at TheSwirlWorld.com. We run the blog and corresponding Facebook page, and decided we wanted to try […]

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The Secret to Growing HUGE Produce in an Organic Garden…

Next month will be my first year completing my “Grow and Eat” self-challenge. I’ve learned so much, and what I use and how I care for my plants really shows. With gardening, you truly get what you give. The more you care for your plants and their needs, the more healthy and delicious foods you’ll […]

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Are Black Women Extra Clueless When White Men Approach Them?…

My friend, Misee Harris, former Bachelorette and future Diva of All Things Awesome, did a video on why some black women–especially those in the South–often have more challenges in interracial dating. You can hear the twang in Misse’s adorable voice, and comes about it honestly because she’s from Tennessee. It looks like Misee has taken […]

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Man Candy Monday: The Blacker the Berry…

There are those who know exactly what they like. Their tastes are carved in stone and nothing else will do. When it comes to men, I’m a fan of aesthetics and beautiful male representation. Dark black skin is like nothing else in this world. This week’s Man Candy Monday is dedicated to the Darkest Berry. […]

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Black Girl Travel Sponsors Georgia Teen’s First International…

Fleace Weaver, founder of BlackGirlTravel.com, recently sponsored a 17-year-old Georgia teenager’s trip to Rome, Italy for the first “Look Back, Give Back” competition. The goal is to facilitate travel and empower young girls to become world citizens. I got an opportunity to interview Na’Isah and Fleace while on her trip via Skype. Take a look. There’s a […]

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As Millennials Support Dating Out, the Black Community ups the…

As younger black women increasingly express their willingness to date out, AND men of other races become more vocal in their adoration of black women’s beauty, the hand wringing in the black community has become frenzied.

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Video: BB&W Fan Get Married, Serenades Groom; Bring Him to Tears…

Again…best job in the world I have. I help people know their worth. I let couples know they have support. And guess what I get in return? Stories like these!!! Hi Christelyn, I just want to say, thank you for continuing your Beyond Black & White Blog. I’ve been reading it for the past couple […]

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Blackistani Light Skinned Privilege: Aren’t You Glad…

As Blackistan continues to be in denial that colorism exists, I give you Exhibit A to the contrary. A flyer, “Light Skinned vs. Dark Skin,” with a note on the back that light skinned chicks get in free until 12 AM. Honestly stuff like this only elicits a chuckle and a shake of the head […]

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Swirling and Marriage: 2014 Couple of the Year…

Allen and Lynne Lo Introducing the Swirling and Marriage 2014 Couple of the Year.  We see lots of beautiful, swirling couples on this site. Sometimes, one of these lovely couples stands apart from among the others. I came across this couple first on Pinterest and Facebook via The Swirl World. Adrienne London Leach of TSW put […]

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Feelings About Renisha McBride……

By Pella The verdict for the Renisha McBride trial is in and Theodore Wafer, the man who shot McBride in the face on his porch in 2013 was found guilty of both Second Degree Murder and Manslaughter. ​According to the New York Times Wafer is facing up to life in prison. First when I heard this I was excited. […]

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Could You Be a Vegetarian Until Dinnertime?…

On day I walked into FedEx Kinkos one day to send out a package, and while I was waiting, I saw a book that caught my eye, Eat Vegan Before Six. I thought it was interesting–being a “flexetarian”–eating no meat until dinner time is something I’ve been doing consistently for nearly a year since I started […]

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You Tube Star, Chescaleigh Talks Making a Plan and the Timeline…

We talk a lot around here about making plans and making positive changes to have better lives. Once you make a plan, you need a roadmap. That’s why I was really intrigued when I saw Chescaleigh at The Timeline Project booth at a conference I recently attended. When I found out it was sponsored by […]

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#OnlineDating Success…She Made the First Move.…

Online dating has it’s ups and downs, I’ll admit you often have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. However, with 52% of men using online dating sites to find women, you can’t really discount it. What is more, stats suggest that the average dating-to-marriage period for people who met online […]

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Ready to Flee to Freedom? Tips to Get You on Your Way……

How many people are unhappy with their lives but do virtually nothing to fix them? Unfortunately, far too many. There are deeply ingrained bad habits, poor self-image, self-sabotage, lack of discipline and a host of other issues to grapple with. The pain of change may seem too great at times. But, at some point, you […]

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SirLoin’s Babe Wednesday: From Hair to There…

I’m tangled,       like the curls of my love’s hair,       like a snake encharmed,     I turn and twist.         What is this knot,       this dizzy maze, this snare?     All I know:       if I’m not tangled here, I […]

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QOTW: “How Do I Tell My Girlfriend I Love Her Natural…

This note made me go “AWWWW!!!” Dear Ms. Karazin, I am writing to you as a young “white” boy of 18 years (though I only acknowledge the existence of one race– the human race). I have been enjoying my first ever relationship, though it is sort of unofficial. My companion is a black girl of the […]