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Octavia Spencer to Star in Biopic of Mary Seacole…

  Do you know the story of Mary Seacole, a Jamaican woman who worked alongside Florence Nightingale? Her  contributions during the Crimean War allegedly included “treating injured soldiers directly on the battlefield, whereas Nightingale and her nurses were based in a hospital several miles from the front.” As an American, I had not heard of […]

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Open Thread: Is Fighting Against the Black 72% Out-of-Wedlock Rate a…

I got this note from a BB&W fan, who happens to be biracial (his mother is black, father is white). Richard often comes to the fan page to discuss topics of race and class, and I like having his perspective. But the note he sent me this morning moved me to action, and I’m lending […]

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Open thread. VALENTINE WISHES…

Tell that special someone just how you feel.

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You Pick the Winner of Last Night’s LIVE Couples’ Tag!…

We had a hilarious good time on last night’s chat, during our own version of the “Dating/Newlywed Game.”     We had our very own Jeff and Toni; Michael and Kemi, newbies, Corey and Jessica; and the adorable young newlyweds, Jacob and Cassia. I’m leaving it up to the viewers to vote on which couple […]

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IRR Romance: Mating Scents By McKenna Jeffries…

Beyond Black & White Feature by: McKenna Jeffries When I sit down to write, race usually isn’t a factor in my story. The story and the characters are prominent in my mind. It’s about the love between two people and race has no place in that. For me, it’s about the complexities of two people […]

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Black Women in History: A Nineteenth Century Image of Black Beauty…

By Stan Solomillo This albumin print of a young Afro-Peruvian woman is in the Library of Congress and was taken in front of a painted landscape in a photo studio in Lima, Peru in 1868 by Courret Brothers, Photographers (Courret Hermanos Fotogs).  The woman’s name was unfortunately not identified but her occupation as an “Incense […]

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Can You Eat Your Way to Beauty? In a Word…YES.…

People often comment on my clear, glowing skin and youthful appearance. Much of the reason why my skin looks the way it does is because of what I eat. All the food in the photo below has been grown from my “beauty garden.” I try to keep enough food cultivating so that I can get […]

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BB&W Forum Exclusive: Lasha’s Incredible 155-Pound Weight…

I commissioned BB&W fan and forum member, Lasha Lane, to contribute to our “Best You” campaign because her weight loss journey is so remarkable, it begs to be shared. Here’s an excerpt: Growing up fat wasn’t a horrible experience for me. I wasn’t teased for much in primary school, besides for being the only black […]

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Carrie: “Ulterior Motives: Are We Dating Interracially to Escape?”…

By Carrie Thompson I lost my virginity to an 18-year-old white male named Tyler. Sick of being a virgin, I wanted to experience what the grapevine was wailing about. Tyler was one of those white guys who is not truly white by African American standards. He unraveled his Dutch Masters while listening to Mobb Deep, […]

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G+ Chat this Friday…Live Couples Tag…Winner Gets $50!!…

The day before Valentine’s Day, what better hangout is there than seeing happily coupled folks doing the online version of The Newlywed Game?! I’m looking for FOUR YouTube couples to feature for a LIVE couples tag this Friday. The winner, to be selected by our live audience on YouTube, will receive $50 towards a romantic […]

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Rick and Maya Reunion of “Bold & The Beautiful” Brings…

I’ve been following the relationship of “Rick and Maya” for some time now, but if you need some background click here and here. So…this unlikely couple that started out with so much promise (because initially Maya fell in love with Rick before she knew he was heir to the Forrester fashion house) has now been […]

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Black Women’s History: You’ve Got Something to Celebrate on…

Written by Stan Solomillo (yes…the Stan…;-) ”Maria Gonzalez and Soldaderas.” “The South Texas Border, 1900-1920: Photographs from the Robert Runyon Collection.”  Courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin.     Black Women, Bandoliers and Bullets In the late 1990s an old photograph was traded among historians in South Texas of three young women that was […]

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Zac: “ I wish a muthaf#^%*a WOULD,” and Other Kanye West Observations…

By: ZacOnBothSides By now, you know about it, have heard about it, have seen it or were watching it: Kanye West, upset again about a Grammy he felt should have gone to Beyonce, made his way on stage as if recreating that magical moment he once shared with Taylor Swift. Taking the award, and then […]

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My Day at Cross Fit: Yoga Replacement?…

Most of you regulars know that my diet choice is primarily paleo–based on the dietary theory that humans operate at their optimal level when we eat like our ancestors ate (no processed foods, white sugar, rice, bread, pasta). It’s worked phenomenally well. And in the two years or so I’ve been vocal about paleo, the […]

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Update! So Who Did Wes Pick??…

Drumroll, please! Wes picked Carrie! Check out our wrap up conversation… More about Carrie, in her own words: “I am a 27-year-old Hospitality Development Specialist in Venice Beach, California. I’m kind of a jerk, in a good way. Fulll of laughs, hyper-articulate, and just a woman trying to better herself. Originally a southern transplant myself, […]

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Dating Men Over 40: What’s the Big Difference?…

I spend a good 45 minutes of my morning, five days a week, on an elliptical machine or stair-climber at my local gym. Usually, there’s a book of some sort blocking my view of how much time I have left because, as you know, watching the time on that clock run down on the “fat […]

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Who Didn’t See This Coming? Threatening the Monopoly of Dating…

Last Friday we had our first “dating game” show on our live Google Hangouts. Five beautiful and quality women got a chance to meet and greet with my friend, Wes Murphy, who also has a You Tube channel.   It didn’t take long before someone in the comments section came in to say this… What […]

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PLEASE WELCOME BB&W’s Travel Consultant Adam Wyler…

  My name is Adam Wyler.  I was born in Mineola, NY, on October 16, 1966. I lived all of my life before I was 12 on Eastern Long Island. Dad was a production company manager on Broadway, so along with my brother and sister, we got to spend a lot of time in and […]

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‘Dating Game’ Line Up Featuring Wes Murphy Tonight!…

Check out the line up for tonight’s G+ chat!     These lovely ladies will meet Wes for the first time, so you do NOT want to miss it! Time: 7PM PST/10 PM EST Location: You Tube, be sure to subscribe here.  

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Why They Waited…Non-Black Men Explain Their Shifting Preferences…

After I released this video… A slew of men came to the channel to share their stories, and I thought it would be appropriate to share them here: From Darrell G… I am one of those guys you speak of, when I met my black girlfriend she was 25 and I was 35.  So yeah, […]