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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…

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When Exploring The Global Village Becomes A Nightmare

A dedicated teacher with a Phd in her field is a dream for any public high school, right? Unfortunately for Dr. Cicely Cobb, it was a nightmare.  She alleges that students and administrators at Ahwatukee’s Desert Vista High School created a hostile … Read More

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Halle Ordered to Pay $16K a Month in Child Support. Is it Fair?

Trending right now is the unusual court decision handed down that Halle Berry pay her daughter's father, Gabriel Aubrey, $16,000 per month in child support in a joint custody arrangement. And I see some women on my timeline kinda pissed off about … Read More

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So Bueno: The Caribbean Coast of Mexico

If you’re looking for Mexico holidays then you should definitely consider heading for the coast of the Caribbean. The area is a paradise stretch of coastline, with its waters and beaches, encompassed by luscious jungles in land. In recent times the … Read More

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Does This Picture Offend You? Now, Ask Yourself, WHY.

Social media is up in arms because a recent graduate is proudly displaying both her cap and gown and a partial breast to feed her infant. Predictably there are two camps--those who think it's in horrible bad taste, and that nursing mothers should … Read More

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Another You Tube Couple Shares Their Story: Val & Andrew

After our first feature of one of the fabulous You Tube couples that follow this blog, I got this note... "We are Val & Andrew. I'm from the Caribbean and he is from Texas. We met in an English course in the summer semester at our university. … Read More

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Let Um Know…. I’m Not Here for THAT!!

Time for a public service announcement from the good people that occupy the head space of Tracy Renee Jones. Read for clarity and content if you never have before. There comes a time in a girl's life when she has to set things straight. I'm not … Read More

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Tichina Arnold is Not Here for DBR Men and Their Interweb Bull*hit

"Spare the rod. Spoil the child" is what the old folks say about teaching a youngin' about the circumstances and repercussions of one's actions . Baby, I just got myself up off the floor after have read Tichina Arnold's response to some online … Read More

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Man Candy Monday: Enough to Share, Sexy Twins For You and a Friend

You ever been somewhere and seen a hot guy? Then as you gaze another hot guy shows up, and then you do a double take as you realize the hot guys are TWINS. Yes, ladies, this Man Candy Monday brings you a special deal: TWO FOR ONE DELICIOUS MORSELS OF … Read More

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Study Says Unexpected Cosmetic Really Does Make Women Seem More Attractive

You fluff your 'fro, powder your nose, and put on that last layer of lip gloss before you give yourself a final once over. Add the earrings, shoes and matching purse. There's only one thing left to do, which surprisingly, studies show actually does … Read More

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Cucumber Season Means Home Made Pickles!

I like cucumbers as much as the next person, but too much of anything is just...to much. I'm very, VERY new to the world of canning and preserves, and I'm a little paranoid about the whole sealing process. Don't want to accidentally kill anyone by … Read More

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Congrats, David and Iman, for 22 Years of Wedded Bliss!

I remember when it was announced that David Bowie and Iman were a thing, and that that grew into a marriage. It was the early 90's, and interracial marriage between black women and white men was virtually unheard of. I consider them one of the … Read More

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Essence Excludes Gabrielle Union’s Interracial Romantic Interest on “Think Like a Man Too.”

I have to admit, I never saw Think Like a Man. And most likely, I won't be spending my change to see Think Like a Man Too. But let's for the sake of argument say I might have given it a chance because I hear it's pretty funny and there's a nice … Read More

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Low Carb, Hight Nutrition: Roasted Carrot and Leek Soup with Feta and Bacon

My beauty garden is going strong and the carrots and leeks I've been growing are ready to harvest. I've been trying to think of creative recipes using carrots besides just side dishes, and that's how I happened upon an idea for roasted carrots and … Read More