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Dark Girls Can’t Wear Red Lipstick, Huh? #NoBareLips30 Tells Black Women to Define Their Own Beauty.

Of course we all know about the recent passing of Karyn Washington, and her work to encourage black women to love their shade and her #DarkSkinRedLipProject, a poke in the eye to some folks in the black community to say black women have no business wearing red lipstick unless they pass the paper bag … Read More...


Video: Okay I’ve Had Enough! Black Parents, You’re Not Superior for Beating the Snot Out of Your Kids!

This is the second video I’ve seen this week displaying a black mother displaying UTTER CONTEMPT for her daughter. Watch if you dare. I am so sick and tired of the black community bragging about how they beat their kids while white parents just “talk” to theirs. But I have to ask, HOW IS THIS […]

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BB&W Fan, ‘Dr. PhillyGirl’: How International Travel Changed My Life

We are always on the look out for great stories of black women doing great things. Luckily we have only the look in our own back yard.  One on our regular readers  PhillyGirl has just successfully challenged her dissertation earning her Ph.d. We at Beyond Black and White wish to extend our congratulation on her […]

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Active Voice…..

Voice. Diction. Structure. Restriction. Nouns. Verbs. Adjectives. Words. Don’t pretend u can’t understand me at all. Pakistani Haitian Patois Southern drawl. Enunciation. Pronunciation. Diction. Inflection. You miss the connection through misunderstanding and politely Correcting. Those who control their own words and not follow imperial direction. Dangling participles. Un-kept principals. Melded nuptials. Recognize that blended speech […]

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Shocking: Do We Support Child Brides Or Child Sexual Abuse?

Many in the world were horrified to hear of an 8 year old Yemeni bride named Rawan who died on her wedding night.  The poor little baby’s body was abused to the point of internal bleeding that caused her death.  That was too much for most of us to imagine as we look around at our […]

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Beyond the Color Lines…A Tribute Anniversary Video of Mike and Lisa

Get your tissues out… Kizoa slideshow: Anniversary Tribute – Slideshow

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OMG No Words. (NSFW) Well…Maybe This Could Encourage Thug-Love Down Lows to Come On Out.

My Facebook friend, Richard Miller brought this to my attention. At first I was like…WHAT? But then I thought, hey, the black community is so much against homosexuality that too many black men play on both teams for fear of tremendous social consequences; perhaps videos like this will embolden gay black men to embrace who […]

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A True WTF Moment…When a Gym Manager Tells a Black Woman She’s Too Fit.

So it seems that black women are damned if we do, and damned if we don’t, doesn’t it? By now, many of you have read about a true bit of WTF-ery when recent reports about a Richmond, California black woman was asked to cover up at Planet Fitness because her “toned body” was “intimidating” to […]

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Surrender Versus Submission: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You

All this talk of men, sex, and femininity, yet again, has got my mind sizzling with ways in which I might be able to explain to you what’s so awesome about finding the right mate. Some of the women here can’t wrap their minds around the concept of being submissive to their man, a man, […]

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Author of “Black Girls Guide to Dating White Men” Dishes on Her Experience Using Tinder

My buddy and fellow IR author, Niki McElroy, author of  A Black Girls Guide to Dating White Men, recently took an 8-month ride on Tinder, the popular dating app. If you’ve ever been curious about what this new dating rage is all about, then this is a must read. I have been dabbling in the ever […]

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Tune in Today to See Super-Cute Naturalista, LaToya Codner on “Days of Our Lives”

If you’ve been on this blog any amount of time, you know I’m a stay-at-home mom. As such, it’s a requirement to watch soap operas. You get your membership revoked if you don’t. So I’m watching Days of Our Lives today, after not watching for over a week, and who do I see? This cute […]

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Big, Bold and Beautiful: I’m Loving NeNe Leakes on Season 18 of DWTS

I don’t know how you feel about NeNe Leakes, or if you even follow the reality show fodder enough to know who she is. But there is one thing that can’t be denied, NeNe is a big, beautiful, and vivacious Black woman and she showed everyone as much during her debut moment on season 18 […]