All About Travel Tweet Chat TODAY that You Will Not Want to Miss!

Later today will be the tweet chat of all travel tweet chats when we feature the flyest, flyers I know...the queens of international travel to answer all your holds barred. On our illustrious list of panelists we include:   Founder of, Gabriela Oliveira. … Read More...

afro, hairstyle, black women's hair, Spring, fashion, personal grooming, blonde, buzz cut, inspiration, dressing, advice, tracy renee jones, personal style, signature look,

Let It Fro. Let it Fro. Let it Fro…

What type of hair do you have? The answer doesn't really matter since nearly all ethnic hair has some form of coil, curl or kink. Blacks are the originators and perfectors of the illuminus hairstyle called the afro, or the 'fro' for the cool people. And no matter whether you got a little or a lot … Read More...

dating, romance, intimacy, sociopaths, sex, vetting,

Five Reasons Sociopaths Are So Good In Bed

He takes you to a five-star hotel and whispers to the concierge before you go into the room. You have drinks and he won’t take his eyes–almost predatory–off of you.  The hotel employee gives him the signal and you enter the room and there’s champagne on ice  and chocolate strawberries. He pours you a glass. […]


Off the Runway Beauty Trends: Rose Gold and Copper Ore

You’ve already read my ode to rose gold, so I won’t bore you with more accolades. But, being the lover of copper and rose gold, I could not resist bringing you this wiry twist on the trend…read my lips…my copper colored lips…. The word on the street is, copper or rose gold is not just […]

Kosher, food, cooking, recipes, organic, entertaining,

Is It Kosher? Yes; It Is. New Book Teaches You How to Eat Healthy the Jewish Way (Recipe Included)

Chicken and Okra Serves 8 Ingredients 1 whole organic chicken, cut into 8 pieces 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons cinnamon, separated 1 tablespoon oil 4 tablespoons water 1–2 packages baby okra* 1 small can tomato paste (6 oz.) Directions Wash and clean the chicken. Place […]

teens, readers, dating, lessons, vetting, interracial dating, mixed relationships, advice, discussion, community, young black women, options, future, marriage, positivity,

A Letter from a Teenager Who Found BB&W

When I get notes like this, I swear, everything makes sense. So glad more girls and women are coming out of the shadows and telling their truth. And as you read, check out the paragraph I put in bold. Yes, ladies, WE make a difference. Not just me. This is a COLLECTIVE operation. All of […]

exercise, trends, yoga, health, naked yoga,

I Love Yoga, But I’ll Keep My Clothes On, Thankyouverymuch!

You guys know I’m a huge advocate of yoga. Yoga has literally transformed my body and my health and I’ve been a faithful follower of yoga for nearly a decade. The health benefits are proven…lowers blood pressure, detoxifies, reduces stress. But I can tell you this, my stress level would go up a few notches […]

health, eating, cooking, diet, lifestyle, nutrition, weight loss, gardening, vitamins, research, paleo,

The Proof is In the Photos (and Research). Paleo Works.

Two initially conflicting reports about high protein diets have recently appeared in the news. One study suggests that middle aged adults with a high protein diet consisting of animal protein, meat and cheese can shorten your life span. High protein diets are effective in weight loss in the short term, according to the study, but […]

dressing, style, fashion, designer, trends, black women, Spring, wardrobe,

SS 2014 Preview: An Ode to Rose Gold

Oh Metallics, how we love thee. In fact, we anticipate your return every spring and summer. Gilded lids and lips, silver streaked toes, are de rigueur. But this year, you have surprised us all. You have made us gasp, swoon, gaze in awe as you unveil your other sister. The one who is normally reclusive, […]

protection, Steven Mason, black women, Tameka Bates, men, society, culture, good samaritan, public transit,

Stand Up Sister Protects a Stranger and Her Child

When I think of strong black woman, I like to think of Tameka Bates.  She took swift action to protect a stranger who was being harassed by a black man named Steven Mason.  Who knows what the man’s issue was, or what would have ensued had touched that woman’s week old infant?  Well it wasn’t going to happen on Tameka’s […]

advice, relationships, mixed marriage, blended couples, interracial dating, Swirlr, video, series, Kirk, Quintana,

Episode Two of “Swirlr” is Here!

Sorry for the delay, folks. The editors are, well…very persnickety. In this episode, we follow the men and women we picked as good potential matches for Kurt and Quintana. Feast your eyes on the hotties, ladies. Whew! Kurt also got an eyeful of some brown and black beauties. Next episode you’ll see each of the […]

dating non black men, question, advice, video, Youtube, reader, help, flirting, dating, mixed couples,

Lesson: Black Chicks Need to Know When Non-Black Men are Hitting on Them!

I continue to be amazed about how many young girls really are clueless about dating. This isn’t anything to be ashamed about–this is easily fixed. Just sort of perplexing that in a world where there so many modes of artificial communication, we’re becoming less and less about to pick up on face-to-face body language cues. […]

Dencia, video, acceptance, skin bleaching, colorism, race,

Video: Singer Dencia Says on Camera, “White Means Pure.”

Ugh. Every time I hear this woman talk I like her less. Not only is she snappy and catty, that ridiculous blond wig and balloon boobs speaks for themselves. Girl probably prays every night that she’ll wake up and be Kim Kardashian.