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Orange (Makeup) Is the New Black: Quick Skin Prep, Tutorial and…

I absolutely love spring! It’s time to break out the flirty and feminine dresses, and get colorful with the makeup. The theme for today is orange, with a little bit of brown and a touch of copper…   Before you apply…prep your skin!! Your face is the palette, so make sure it’s in the best […]

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New Study Suggests Professional Black Women “Marry Down”…

It’s well known that most black women are taught by their parents to get through school, don’t get pregnant, and don’t worry about getting a man while you’re getting your degree. So we do it and it’s done. But when it’s time to start looking for a mate that is comparable with our achievements, the […]

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Azealia Banks’ New Boo is HAAAWWWRRRRTTT!!!…

Say what you want about her mouth, but Azealia Banks is aesthetically cute as a button, and boy, can she pull ’em. Check out her rumored new boo…Jesse Bradford! Remember him in Swim Fan? You know what else I love? Looks like this pretty-fly-for-a-white guy is publicly expressing Azealia’s superiority in his mind, versus Iggy… […]

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Aaron Hernandez Gets Life, and What a Freaking Fail.…

As I read the accounts of today’s conviction of Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots tight end-come newly appointed felon, I can’t help but think how big a dumb ass this man was. Hernandez was convicted of several counts of first degree murder for shooting Odia Lloyd. He and two goons lured Lloyd out to […]

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Is He Lying To You? Former CIA Agent Teaches You How to “Get the…

We talk a lot about vetting potential mates, so that we make the best choices for our partners. But let’s face it..there’s a lot of men out there that run a good game and we can’t always know when someone is being truthful. As experienced as I am, I STILL get deceived every now and […]

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Recent Incident in Maine a Sober Reminder That Interracial Couples are…

An event occurred earlier this month that garnered national news. On a lovely spring day in Portland, Maine, an interracially married couple wanted to take advantage of the sunshine and 60-degree weather by visiting downtown for some gelato. The family composition is as follows: Jeff is white, 47. Shay is black, 42. Shay has a son, […]

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Vegas Update…

We just got our 11th room booked for our event!  16 total people going! Just a reminder that final package payments are due in about a month. For those who did not book airfare with me and still haven’t made those arrangements, you are a little bit fortunate that fares are still relatively low.  I […]

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QOTW: Are There Any Subjects Off Limits On An Interracial Date?…

The question… Hi Christelyn, I’ve been lurking on your site and your Youtube channel for a couple of weeks now (I know, shame on me lol).  I encountered a situation on a date recently: not necessarily “bad,” but kind of awkward and certainly dangerous. A little background: I’m a 26-year-old white guy from New Jersey.  […]

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Reader Reaction: Latest Post Inspires Her to Give Up the ‘Creamy…

Got this note over the weekend from a longtime fan of BB&W in response to the story we did about my black “friend” expressing his distaste for women’s afro-textured hair because “that ish don’t move.” Meet Rachel. She has gorgeous, long relaxed hair. I want to say thank you for all of your post about […]

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Open Thread: Latin men 24/7…

  We keep our promises here at Beyond Black and White so you ladies booed up …..or want to be…. with Latin men here ya go. Now I must say you all have got to bring it.  We got off to a great start with our White Guy Love thread.  Can you ladies meet or […]

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Gardening for Juicing: Best Produce To Cultivate This Season…

At last, the long cold winter in the East is giving up the ghost, so you folks over yonder have absolutely no excuse not to take notes! Me? I’ve been growing all year, but the weak sun of winter limits my choices to salad greens, beets, kale, broccoli, carrots–all of which are absolutely perfect for […]

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What Black Men Think of Natural Hair : “The Ish Don’t…

Despite what many people think, I have a few friends who are black men. Most of them are successful and married to white women (haha it’s the truth). I was having a conversation with one of them today, and he was teasing me about my hair. As you know, I’m an unapologetic naturalista. He told […]

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Toni and Jay – Patience, Love and Respect…

Toni, 53, describes Jay, 49, as “laid back, kind, not afraid trying new things and has a great work ethic. He’s much more conservative than I am. I am a wild child, hippy in many regards.” Jay’s thoughts on Toni? “She’s smart, self-motivated, a good cook, straight forward, thoughtful.” They’re yet another couple who met […]

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Why Every Woman Should Have Her Own Signature Fragrance…

Nothing says “I’m a feminine woman” like wearing a good perfume. The best fragrances work with your own body chemistry to give off just a whiff and a hint of a promise for more. There’s literally thousands of perfumes, and it’s sometimes hard to pick the right one for you. But when you find her, […]

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Open Thread: White guys and why we dig them.…

Things have been a tad heavy in these parts so I am hankering for a change and a bit of fun. Translation: I am about sick of talking about black guys (who most of us aren’t checking for anyway) and their trials, tribulations and ‘tudes.  What a drag! I wanna talk about the guys who […]

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My Journey to Embracing the Minivan…

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cars.com I went for a car wash today in one of those drive-through deals where if feels like your car is still moving and you keep double checking if you put your gear in the “P” position, and was reminded why the kids call our minivan the […]

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Yes; Black Men Get Hate For Dating Interracially, Too. But…

I’ve recently been following two stories on Madame Noire regarding black men and their dating choices. The first was a piece about a self-proclaimed “dark skin activist” calling out Kendrick Lamar for having an extremely fair skinned fiancé.   The other story was about Romeo Miller whining on a talk show about all the hate mail […]

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Child Abuse or Child Acting Out?…

This post caused a firestorm on my Facebook page.  Very touchy in many aspects as the differing opinions descended down from a cyber sky. Natural hair care is a huge subject in black and interracial communities.  When this video first appeared on Youtube six years ago, people were appalled and even called this child abuse. […]

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Matthew Hussey Gives Hopeful Viewpoint to Single Mothers and Dating…

We talk a lot here about how single motherhood can be a complication when it comes to dating, especially if you’ve never married the father. No doubt there are a segment of men who won’t ever consider that as a viable option for them. But hey–everybody, woman or man, has the right to desire their […]

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Fan Bought “Swirling” Started a Journey that Ends with an…

I swear, it never, EVER gets old when I get notes like this… From Shanae Lamorne: I’m engaged!!!! He proposed on Easter Sunday, a beautiful day of new beginnings and love!! Thank you Christelyn Karazin!!! Your book ‘Swirling‘ was one of the first resources I read in my journey to expanding my options and dating men of […]