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“Hump Day” Special: Kelly Slater Might Cause You to Get…

Hmmpf………. You see what I did right there? I may have outdone myself this time. You might have thought I was trying to imply something else!? Get your mind out of the gutter, people, this weeks Man Candy Monday inductee is professional surfer Kelly Slater. Robert Kelly Slater (born February 11, 1972, Cocoa Beach, Florida, US) is an […]

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Nagging Questions About Diabetes, Answered…

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes holds a significant place with me because my mother was diagnosed at 45 (now 73) and I’ve seen first hand the deteriation of her health and the effects of the disease, even cancer. Black women are at the top in terms of risk factors for the disease, and […]

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Leona’s Love Quest: What’s Your Excuse?…

  I began thinking about that question after fit mom Maria Kang received an onslaught of hateful comments regarding the photo she posted of herself with her three small sons under the caption that read the same: “What’s Your Excuse?” Personally, I have nothing but admiration for this woman who obviously works really hard at […]

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“Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating,”…

Horror stories about online dating abound on the internet, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you date smart, you shouldn’t find online dating to be any more difficult than dating offline–if you date smart. Laurie Davis, founder of eFLIRT expert, an online dating consultancy, has written Love @ First Click: The Ultimate […]

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So, Bill DeBlasio’s Marriage Makes Folks in the Tea Party…

I’ve been deluged with emails from people asking me my thought on a quote from a columnist from the Washington Post Today’s GOP is not racist, as Harry Belafonte alleged about the tea party, but it is deeply troubled — about the expansion of government, about immigration, about secularism, about the mainstreaming of what used to be […]

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Chef Bob: Grilled Coconut Lobster…

Grilled Coconut Lobster   I love grilling out, especially during the summer to help keep my house cool. Fish isn’t something I normally cook on the grill, but after seeing this recipe from the cooking channel,   I’m going to have to rethink that adding to the fact I have shell food allergies…….This leaves that much […]

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Swirling and Marriage: Tricia and Peter…

Oh look at Tricia and Peter of San Francisco.  What a beautiful bride and handsome groom.  Can you get more basic than a natural but glam style the bride is rockin?  These beautiful pictures are great!  Their wedding must have been awesome as they look so in love. Tricia and Peter Wedding Photos Bella Pictures   […]

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The Solution for Educated Black Women Who Want to Get Married and Stay…

I went to a funeral today for a cousin’s husband who died suddenly from a heart attack. Both in their fifties and her first marriage, my cousin was devastated. She was only married five years. She is inconsolable. Tall, beautiful, and authentically African looking, she waited and waited and waiting and waited for her ideal […]

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Monday Punday11…

Monday-Punday #11 Warning: SirLoin knows that seven days without a pun makes one weak. He is one-of-a-kind. When he was made, they broke the mold … closed off the clay works … abandoned the quarry … chained the entrance … electrified the fences … and mined the road leading to it … leaving an old […]

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“Swirling Catfish?” One Writer Wonders If Her Online…

The writer titled this letter, “I Think I May Have Lost Him For Good.” Dear Mrs. Karazin, Hey. I just found out about your site, and I have a question i’ve been dying to ask someone. I am a black girl and i’ve met this white guy online. We started talking for a while, and […]

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Justice for Anene Booysen…

South African teenager Anene Booysen, who was viciously raped, mutilated, and eventually died from her injuries, has finally received some justice. A South African court found Johannes Kana guilty of the crimes against Booysen. More than 20 people were called to testify over the course of the preceding three weeks of the trial before the […]

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You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A……

Those orphans from Annie were right. You’re never fully dressed without a smile. And with the holidays coming, what, with all those “potentials” swirling, your smile is going to be extra important. When the folks at Smile Brilliant asked me to post a link for their site in exchange for a fee, at first I […]

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Like My Hair? Get it Now.…

I achieved this look by parting my hair in eight sections, twisting each section, and then then rolling them with soft rollers.  I always dampen my hair before I twist, and as I’ve mentioned before, I love Philip B pH Resotrative Detangling Toning Mist. It’s a combination of apple cider vinegar (you can smell it, […]

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Weekend Read: A Tale of a WWII Heroine, “Colette”…

CHAPTER 1 Paris, Summer 1938 Colette and her friend Anne rushed across the boulevard Saint-Germain. They had just finished their last exam and were finally corporate secretaries. Most young French women would give their left arms to be in their shoes. At eighteen years of age, Colette and Anne had jobs lined up and the […]

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New Study Confirms the Online is the Best Way to Date Interracially.…

One of the chief fears I hear from people curious about interracial dating is that is rejection. Non-black men, who’ve probably heard from one loud mouth or another, that black women aren’t interested in any other than black men, and black women afraid that no non-black men on the planet can appreciate their unique beauty […]

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Cycling 101: The Basics on Riding “The Iron Horse”…

One of our regular commenter DeepWater offered some really good tips on cycling in the recent Street Harassment thread that I would like to break out to shear with you all and to gather more advice and ideas. “Oh, yeah, I live, die and breathe on my the iron horse, bicycle.   I’m in great […]

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Feast Your Eyes Friday: Danai Gurira Is a Beautiful Black Woman…

With skin the tone of dark chocolate and a smile that radiates quiet confidence how can you not be enthralled by the lovely Danai Jekesai Gurira? I often keep my opinion of women to myself since it terribly confuses things to have a Black woman compliment another women with anything deeper than a cursory fashion observation […]

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Are Black Women Safe Anywhere?…

Renisha McBride was in a car accident at 2:30 am last Saturday. Having been in a horrible accident myself this year, I know how frantic one can become after such an event. Like any normal young lady, she was desperate for help. She would have used  her cell phone but the battery was dead. So […]

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Up for Discussion: “Are White Men the New Black?”…

Oh…this post is gonna make some GAT-DL folks mad. But since when did that EVER stop us? My dearest Kola Boof tagged me in one of the many DeBlasio victory posts, and I read a comment from one of her friends that I just had to cut and paste so we can put up for […]

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Let’s Test the New Pics Feature! Post Your Favorite Makeup…

As many of you have been recently exposed to my voluminous posts about eyeshadow as of late, many of you know I’m new to doing the fancy stuff but I’m completely fascinated. I’ve even gotten rather good, as evidenced by all the compliments I’m getting from the mommies in the PTA. Remember when I did […]