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This Letter Right Here……

…Is why I do what I do, and endure what I endure. I don’t know how this little angel knew I needed this, but boy, did she make my week. DEAR CHRISTELYN KARAZIN   I am an 18 year old African American female from Indpls,Indiana and I just wanted to finally write to you and […]

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Never Spend $800 on Make Up Brushes AGAIN!!…

I know how tempting it can be, going into shops like MAC or Sephora, desperate to get that perfect makeup look you saw your favorite You Tuber did, and wanting to buy a slew of brushes (because everyone knows that it’s about the brushes, stupid!!) that cost more than you weekly grocery budget. You just […]

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World’s Dumbest Internet Criminal Threatens Swirling, All While…

Ladies and gentlemen, please remember the name of Tarik Pierce. Because according to him, he will single-handedly shut “this operation down” on December 31, 2013. That’s right, folks. The wise, bat-shit and crazy powerful Tarik Pierce is going to make sure that this site and my book will be GONE by New Year’s Eve. How, […]

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A Lesson In Bold Black Womanhood: No Explanations Owed…

I’ve talked in the past about being a bold black woman. One of the areas where black women often find themselves attacked is in their ability to stand up for themselves. If you are being mistreated and decide you’re not going to take it, people actually ask, “Why?” Even if you’re just expressing yourself in […]

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54 Siblings Find One Another After Father Dies?!…

The father of 54 children recently died in Phoenix, Arizona.  Just when you think you have seen it all —  all I can do is shake my head.  I came across this story and thought “What the Double Cuss?”  Samuel D. Whitney fathered 54 children.  I guess he thought be fruitful and multiply was meant for […]

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Hair: Afro Need a Rest? Try This Easy Yet Elegant Mini Bun Twist!…

Everyone knows I LURVES my big, fat ‘fro, but sometimes I need a rest. This week Maxi Me was sick with the trifecta: strep throat, an ear infection and pink eye. Yes, that can really happen. I was running back and forth to the clinic and pharmacy, busing the little ones all over town for […]

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An Easy and Quick Way to Be A Little Bit Healthier By This Time…

By Ashley Harvard, BB&W Health and Wellness Editor   Incremental shifts lead to monumental changes. I don’t remember where I first heard that, but it is a brilliant reminder of the power of starting small. In fact, it’s one of the core concepts that I’ve used to guide my own journey to better health over […]

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Intrigue ‘Swirling’ Around FOX’s New Nail-Biter,…

Nicole Beharie (“My Last Day Without You”) and Tom Mison look good together while they fight against a foe as old as America in FOX’s version of Sleepy Hollow. Mison plays Ichabod Crane, resurrected in 2013 after being put on ice in 1781. A spell brings him back to the Hollow to fight against the malevolent, […]

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Swirling and Music – Lillie McCloud…

   Lillie McCloud Just who is the beautiful bombshell that got Simon Cowell on his feet in praise?  Why it’s new diva on the scene Lillie McCloud that’s who.  On last week’s X Factor audition Lillie blew her competition away.  She has sang back up to greats like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, the group Kool […]

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Chef Bob: Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cheesecake…

Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cheesecake         A luxurious no-bake chocolate dessert made even more special by the addition of Amaretto, a sweet, almond-flavored, Italian liqueur. If you have any leftovers (ha!), this dessert keeps well on a covered plate for up to 2 weeks.  It can even be frozen and thawed in the refrigerator before […]

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Older Latin Man Wants Younger Black Woman…Should He Go For It?…

Here’s the question. Meet me in the comments section for your take. Christelyn, I think this is not just one single question, I think I am looking more for the advise that I cannot get from anyone else at this point as I am not ready to talk about this with any one else. I […]

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Some Serious Baby-Bumpin’! Halle Berry Steps Out, Very, Very…

Check out your girl, Halle Berry out on the town with Nahla Aubrey. According to reports, the new wife of “The Squinter” is due any day. All I can say is, I hate her for looking that good right before childbirth. I was waddling like a walrus starting at six months. The lady even does […]

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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 […]