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Is Greg Orman the future of American politics?…

by Dani NBC News has called him “the most interesting man in politics this November.” Newly released polls show Greg Orman (I) leading long-time Kansas Senator Pat Roberts (R) by seven points, a few weeks before Election Day. Roberts, who survived a scathing Republican primary against a Tea party candidate, initially seemed surprised by the […]

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IRR Romance Plus Excerpt: “Hurricane,” by Taige Crenshaw…

Hurricane by Taige Crenshaw Love has no color or boundaries. I start with that statement when someone asks me why I write interracial and multicultural romance. Then I follow that up with the next words, which usually get a befuddled and wide-eyed look from who I am telling it to.   When I was growing […]

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Highly Pigmented, Color-Popping Shades…You Asked…All About…

I knew I was on to something when you all asked me about what product/shade I was wearing when I did the You Tube video on staring yesterday. I decided to go really daring and incorporate my two favorite colors–pink and purple on my eyes using a mineral make up powder I had tried for […]

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From a Black Man’s Mouth: About All That Hate……

Greetings BB&W, As a strong supporter of your work and what it stands for, I’d like to say something to all the naysaying black men on this page: Dear Anti-Swirl Black men, as you sit and constantly shit on black women for doing what can only be described as out and out Reciprocity, Id like […]

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Friday’s G+ Chat: Real Talk About Dating Asian Men…

This is a topic we don’t address nearly enough, but judging by the interest online, there’s quite a movement afoot. Asian men–who are arguably the quietest and most stealth regarding their dating practices–are finding their way to black women. But is it a thing?Some results of these connections have been amazing, resulting in engagements, marriages, and […]

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QOTW: “Men Stare, But Don’t Make a Move. What…

The Question: What does it mean when men stare at you without smiling? This happens often to me, and i’m not doing anything out of the ordinary to be stared at. It is always white guys around my age that do this, the older ones will approach me and compliment me on my looks. (I’m […]

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SirLoin’s Babe Wednesday: Summer Breeze…

Sure Summer is over but ahhhhhhh the memories of sand and surf and beautiful babes in bikinis. So before we turn our attention to fall and all of the lusciousness to be seen during this season lets look back for a moment.  

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Fabulous Boots For Fall…

Fall is in full swing and the cooler temperatures make it necessary to bundle up a bit more and gives us ladies a reason to wear stylish and sexy boots. Boots are an excellent way to pull your outfit together and add a little umph to your stride. These picks are just the tip of the iceberg […]

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Book Reviewers Wanted…

  Are you a person who loves a good IRR romance read and has a lot to say on the subject? Want to share your love of these books with like minded readers? Well Beyond Black & White would like to hear from you. We have the books and now we are looking for lovers […]

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John and Jenese–You Will NOT Want to Skip This!…

Before I give you the details about this gorgeous couple, you’ll have to endure my commentary on how social media has made the world smaller. I met Jenese through our mutual friend, Jenn Jackson, at her going away party last month. We instantly hit it off. I loved how sweet, bubbly and humble she was, […]

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Ferguson, MO Reminds Parents With Black Autistic Young Men of Their…

In light of the recent events surrounding the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri I again have to face one of my worst nightmares. Although my son Elijah is biracial, he appears to be a young black man who could at any time find himself the target of police violence.  I am a former Magistrate […]

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Ladies, Time Isn’t Always On Your Side–Carpe Diem!…

  By “EmpressNK” As I write this I just started reading a manga series where a 60 year old woman wishes to be 17 so she can enjoy her youth, and her wish is granted. It’s called Sumika Sumire and has 2 chapters so far, you can read it for free here. Here at BBW, […]

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I’m FINALLY Ready to Talk About Hairfinity. Does It Really Live…

You guys know that I won’t and don’t endorse ANY product on BB&W unless I can 1) speak personally of it’s effectiveness 2) Would buy the product with my own money after the free samples were done. That’s why it took me two months to produce this review for Hairfinity. Hairfinity has come on the […]

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Another BB&W is Getting Hitched!…

And another couple who met online!! You all know her as “friendswithmimi,” and I know her as Michelle, who just got engaged to her boyfriend, Don! It’s so wonderful to watch how this relationship developed–with the first tentative message she wrote me about what a wonderful man she’d met. And here they are… And they […]

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IRR Romance:Casanova in Training by Aliyah Burke…

Casanova in Training by Aliyah Burke Reader Advisory: This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone and in any order. About the book: This is book one in the In Aeternum series. A woman who is all about rules and a man who lives to break them, their […]

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If It Can Happen to Amber Rose…..Why That Marriage Certificate…

Somewhere, out there, many many men are celebrating. Somewhere, deep within the corridors of single men’s mind there lives a plan to snag one of the most beautiful women in pop culture today. Whiz Khalifa’s wife, Amber Rose, has filed for divorce after learning of her husband’s infidelities. The mother of Sebastian will receive approximately […]

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A Picture Says 1000 Words……

I took this screenshot of the individuals arrested during protests in Ferguson. This picture is poignant on so many levels that I really don’t need to add any commentary. But I WILL ask this question: Can you recall a time when “the brothers” were gathered in the courthouse, arrested on behalf of a black woman […]

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Video: Are Black Women Who Swirl a THREAT to White Women?…

Here’s my take…

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Letter: White Men are Catching a Clue……

We often talk about how some black women feel they need permission to date interracially. Preconceived notions, stereotypes and personal agendas often work to keep a wedge between black women exploring all their options. But you know what? This challenge goes both ways. Many non-black men have discounted black women as viable options early on […]

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Do We Give Female Domestic Violence Abusers a Pass?…

In the last few weeks there has been a lot of uproar about domestic violence in the light of the Ray Rice scandal and others as well. Professional soccer player Hope Solo is being charged with domestic violence (she assaulted her sister and her nephew) but she is still actively playing her sport and she […]