New Anti-Swirling Meme: “How Can You Oppose Racism And Be Attracted To White Men?”

I’ve been seeing the following bit of stupid making its way around the web at an increased clip. The people who are desperate to guilt-trip black women (and make no mistake, this is almost always brought out to shame black women EXCLUSIVELY…) out of exercising their dating and marriage options will often pull this argument[...] Read More…


(Bonus) Man Candy Monday: World Cup Hotties!!

Is it just me, but is there some special gene that footballers have in common that makes them smoking hot? I mean, I'm a soccer mom in name only--I have no idea about all the rules and other stuff, my kids are in soccer camp this week in hopes that … Read More


Man Candy Monday: The Asian Mystery Man

This photo has been making it's way up and down my timeline and I can't help it. I need to know who this guy is, he's gorgeous and so is the younger man in the pictures (rumored to be his son). I'll run a sexy man down in the wild bush and grab him … Read More

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Eve Becomes “Mrs. Maximillion Cooper”

This from People magazine Rapper and actress Eve married her fiancé, Maximillion Cooper, on Saturday. The Barbershop star and the British designer and Gumball 3000 race founder wed in Ibiza, Spain, E! News is reporting. "I'm so happy to make … Read More

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Why I Said “Goodbye” to Disneyland, Forever. They’ve Raised Their Prices Too High to Justify.

Disneyland used to be the happiest place on earth for me. I have memories as early as 1979 when I was just five years old, my mom and dad packing me and my brother up in the big yellow banana of a car we had and driving us to Disneyland for every … Read More


The New and Improved. BB&W Open thread

Today is Father's Day tell us something nice about your old man.   … Read More


R.I.P. Ruby Dee: Ossie Is Waiting for His Lady on The Other Side

The world is mourning the departure of yet another of our brightest stars. Actress, activist, and author Ruby Dee has died of natural causes at the age of 91. Miss Dee's artistic contributions are so extensive that it becomes a challenge to refer to … Read More

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How Can You Be Sexy If You Believe in No Sex Before Marriage? Matthew Hussey Explains.

Matthew Hussey takes on women who want to save themselves for marriage. He's got an interesting perspective on sexually inactive women and how to harness their sexiness. He makes a good point … Read More

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Are You Going to the NYC Loving Day Celebration or Nah?

I'll be attending the 11th annual Loving Day celebration in New York City this coming Saturday. I hope to see some our regular readers there since this would be the perfect opportunity to hang out in a place that you know, for sure, is supportive of … Read More

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QOTW: “How Do I Protect My Girlfriend From Racist Family Members?”

The question... "Here's my dilemma: To make a long story short, one of my two sisters, my father, and I are the only three in my entire family that don't see interracial relationships as wrong. Besides the three of us, my family has never and will … Read More


New BB&W Writer Talks College Dating and Kissing Frogs

By fellow BB&W poster, "SomethingDifferent22" When I was a child I used to listen to stories of princess with some chagrin. Even as a child I was suspicious of the happy ending that played out on screen as it did not mirror any immediate … Read More

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The College Girl’s Guide To Getting Through School Without Being Perpetually Clueless and Dateless

June is graduation season, and all the 18 and 19-year-old collegial hopefuls are soon to flood the halls of academia, full of hope and promise. Some may want to be doctors, lawyers, scientists or social workers, but all of them will have one thing in … Read More


Health Trivia: Why Every Cook Should Be Growing Tomatoes

Yesterday I was cooking my famous honey-lavender chicken, which calls for searing fat-filled chicken thighs in a cast iron skillet, and got a hot grease shower when I reached in them over. This isn't new. It happens just about every time I make this … Read More

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Is Your Bad Credit Affecting Your Romantic Relationships?

If you have less than stellar credit, you may believe that living a cash-only existence, is a way around your bad credit rating. You may also believe that given an economic climate where more and more people are facing financial difficulties, your … Read More