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The New and Improved. BB&W Open thread…

Today is Father’s Day tell us something nice about your old man.  

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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 her most well known work. Depending on what age you are […]

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How Can You Be Sexy If You Believe in No Sex Before Marriage? Matthew…

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 about avoiding being a cold fish like an old church lady who thinks that sex is solely for making babies, in the dark, […]

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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 interracial dating. In the event that you need someone […]

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QOTW: “How Do I Protect My Girlfriend From Racist Family…

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 never approve of me being romantically associated with a […]

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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 relationships around me. But I did emphasize with Belle and her […]

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The College Girl’s Guide To Getting Through School Without Being…

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 common: to get lucky. And by “lucky” I don’t necessarily […]

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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 dish, but the family loves it so…small sacrifices. The last time […]

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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 own low credit score is just another drop in an every-growing bucket. The […]

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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 work environment for her for one reason only…her race. Since she did not want […]

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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 it. Bottom line, as a working model, Gabriel Aubrey’s income isn’t even in […]

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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 area has been extremely popular as a romantic escape for honeymooners, but the region […]

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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 cover themselves or go hide in a corner until the dirty business […]

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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. We clicked and started officially dating right away. […]

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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 one for confusion. Anyone who knows me also knows […]

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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 f*ckery prompted by an attempt to throw shade at the famed Martin […]

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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 MANLINESS. Sometimes I can’t help […]

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Study Says Unexpected Cosmetic Really Does Make Women Seem More…

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 make you seem more attractive. Perfume. Yes. Perfume. From the Daily […]

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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 creating a virtual petri dish of flesh-eating bacteria. That’s why […]

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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 pioneers of the movement that encourages black women to find […]