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You Know Your Polish Rocks When the Technicians Ask Where You Bought…

It’s not often that I, as an avid gardener get both a manicure and pedicure at my local strip mall nail salon, but this time was special. I wanted to put the colors Mineral Fusion sent us for review to the ultimate test. Nail technicians are probably the best judges of the quality of nail […]

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Another BB&W Reader Success Story! Remember April & Henry?…

Some of you might recall a reader letter from April, who wrote me back in 2013 about how this blog was a support to her as she began dating Henry, a fellow medical student at Brown University. Hi Christelyn! I LOVE your blog. I remember when I stumbled across it & it was so awesome […]

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Robin Thicke and His Very Public Attempt to Win Back His Wife. You…

Robin Thicke is really, really, really serious about winning back his humiliated wife, Paula Patton with this new video, “Get You Back,” and warns all of us that “this is just the beginning.” Not sure my stomach can handle too much more though… Take a look at the video. OMG…he even bleeds catsup and splatters […]

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Company’s Photo Discrepancy Gives Subtle Message to Black…

I’ve quietly watched a company called Baby K’Tan work to dig itself out of a public relation social media nightmare because of this photo. There are two pretty glaring differences between the product on the left and the photo on the right. Can you catch it? The first pretty obvious difference shows a black mother carrying […]

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Delicious Zucchini Spaghetti with Fresh Pesto…

I’m so excited that my yellow crookneck squash is producing like gangbusters, because I’m loving being able to create delicious spaghetti-like noodles with my spiralizer, sautéing them and topping with fresh pesto using the basil I’ve got growing in the garden. They growing like crazy in pots this year so I can make my favorite […]

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Loving Day Flagship Event Recap Plus Adorable ‘Loving…

If you live anywhere near the East Coast and didn’t go to the Loving Day flagship event in New York City earlier this month, you might want to kick yourself. Over 1,000 people attended and drank Ashai beer, danced, and got their faces and appendages painted, courtesy of InterracialDatingCentral.com. I was lucky enough to go […]

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Man Candy Monday: Men in Uniform to Service You…

I know, I know, I know. You wanted a Man Candy bag filled to the brim with MEN IN UNIFORM, and after much toiling and investigating I’m pleased to announce that I’ve found a piece of candy to solve most of your everyday needs. So without further hesitation, I give you, MAN CANDY MONDAY: AT […]

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Valid Excuse? Why You’re Not Seeing a New Post Today……

Well…most of you know I’m the mom of four children. An AMBITIOUS mom for four children. I decided that on the 11th birthday of my middle-ton, Chloe, we would have a block party…complete with DJ, snow cones, potato sack races, popcorn, hot dogs and hamburgers. I am thoroughly exhausted. So since you weren’t able to […]

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Who Knew Asian Men Were This Sexy? More of Philippe, Host of the 100%…

My new friend, Philippe Koo is truly one of the most beautiful Asian men I’ve ever seen in my life. His father is Chinese and his mother is German, and together they created a 100% mixed hunk of gorgeousness. He’s also the host of the 100% Mixed Show on You Tube, and I’m working on […]

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Utter Hypocrisy: Let’s Talk About All the Dudes Hating On…

Sigh…a segment of people invested in keeping black women in an inferior position (and I say “people,” because this group is composed of both black men, black women, and some other non-black folks) have made a big fuss online because Eve, a rapper, formerly urban, edgy, and the ride-or-die black chick most thugs are comfortable […]

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Black American Matriarch Set Roots In New Zealand…

Elizabeth Cabell American slavery left an unwitting legacy on most of us descended from Africans. The sad thing is that most of us don’t know our history and for those of us who can trace back our ancestry, we are stopped for the most part at the slave owner. For instance, I traced my family […]

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Green Apple Smoothie Recipe Plus Giveaway!…

The green apples on our tree have matured early this year due to the global-warming trend that only seems to be affecting California.  I’m loving that we can grow apples organically, considering the non-organic variety is laden with pesticides. I love making apple-kale smoothies because I can sneak in some greens in the morning without […]

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QOTW: “Do Non-Black Men Like THICK Black Women?”…

Got this question from a reader last week: Hi Chris, Thanks for all the great work you are doing in promoting and educating people about interracial dating.  I appreciate your advice, love your look, and have recommended your site to other friends. I’m contacting you because I’m finding that I am not really having any […]

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Who Knew? Six International Folk Remedies for Common Ailments…

See how different cultures tackle the most common ailments, naturally. Sore throats In the Ukraine, many people relive sore throats by gargling every two hours with a glass of hot water mixed with a tablespoon or so each of honey and vinegar. While it isn’t the tastiest elixir, vinegar works as an astringent to clear […]

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Astrid & Maher “L’amore est eternal”…

Michelle Calloway of The Swirl World posted a photograph of Astrid and Maher on her Pinterest board.  It left me wanting more so I had to go fishing and found their wedding photographer Eli Turner.  Enjoy the fabulous photographs of this Haitian and Palestinian union that incorporated both cultures.   The swirling college sweethearts met […]

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The Evolution of a Swirler: One Guy Tells His Story…

We often ponder over the idea of preference, but it’s rare that we get a personal story from a man’s perspective. What is more interesting is that more and more, I’m hearing from non-black men who are feeling emboldened to speak on their interest. I offer you one today. Meet  Kevin, divorced father of two […]

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(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 they’ll be less pathetic at […]

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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 up […]

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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 Eve my wife,” Copper told E! “The whole experience has been amazing and we are […]

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Why I Said “Goodbye” to Disneyland, Forever. They’ve…

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 birthday. Back in […]