During my 72-hour Facebook exile, several people posted a letter on my wall from the eldest child of the man featured on Iyanla, Fix My Life who boasted 34 children by 17 different women. It was a ratings boon for the OWN Network, but left many of us sort of feeling like we needed a shower.Read More…
Decades ago, the instinct of mistrust against all non-black people might have saved your life. Now it just makes you obnoxious.
Take a read. This letter really broke my heart.
From “Paul in Oakland”l–“From a personal perspective, I have recently looked beyond myth and stereotype and have discovered that BW are incredible, remarkable and beautiful. Yet, as a group, BW are too often physically abused, disrespected, socially limited and under-appreciated. Beauty is meant to be appreciated. It is a crime the beauty of BW has been made socially invisible to a large segment of our culture — and even to them. To the extent I failed to perceive this beauty in the past, my bad.”
In my household, Black Entertainment Television isn’t allowed. Ever. BUT…will all the buzz surrounding tonight’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2012 event, I just might make an exception.
Potato pancakes are shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato, flour and egg, often flavored with grated onion or garlic and seasoning. Potato pancakes may be topped with a variety of condiments, ranging from the savory (such as sour cream or cottage cheese) to the sweet (such as apple sauce or sugar), or they may be served ungarnished with porkchops, Seared chicken breast, Steak, Omelets, Baked, broiled or fried fish, ham.
Everyone single person hates this question, but we’ve all probably been asked it at one time or another: So, why are you single? I like to respond that I just haven’t met the right guy yet. But I have a sneaking suspicion that the real reason I’m single is because I’m poor–hardworking and ambitious, but poor all the same.
The case of Glenda Moore and the downing death of her two young boys reminds mixed race families have to choose their neighbors and neighborhoods wisely.
Before you throw in the towel and give up dating altogether, take inventory of what’s not working. Take a look at SwirlQueen’s tips…
C’mon. I bet you can think of a few.
Does it seem like women’s reproductive rights have been at the forefront of virtually every senatorial, gubernatorial, or presidential election debate thus far? Well, maybe that’s because as the parties polarize, more extreme views of social issues become the norm. So, what does this mean for the epic Roe v. Wade? Only time will tell…
Graphic Sweaters are all the rage this fall. Not just any graphics, but cute graphics like kittens, hens and polkadots. These cute additions to anyone’s wardrobe adds a bit of whimsy to your style. Showing others that you are never too old to be a bit girly and fanciful.
A massive storm has devastated most of the east coast. Some have speculated that the election may get delayed. But, the true political impacts of Hurricane Sandy are still uncertain.
Too much moisture? Hair breaks. Too much protein? It’s break then, too. How to know when enough is enough.
I wasn’t a fan of Tide for a while, but their new Tide Pods are seducing me back…
Brenda breaks down how globalization affects the outcomes of black urban boys.
Going through a divorce is stressful enough. Get back on your feet by avoiding these financial pitfalls.
The Babster is such a girl. She’s tortured us all with keeping “Tangled” on a loop, so it was only natural that The Hubster picked this out for Trick-or-Treat…
Why can’t the grown up have a night of mischief, too?
This blog is accused time and time again of ‘praising the white man, who can do no wrong’ while bashing black men, who are the quote-unquote scum of the Earth. Beyond Black and White is accused of this because any discussion of the dysfunctions within the black community is seen as putting the dirty laundry of black folks out in public. The fact that we also talk about interracial dating here is just the salt in the wounds of some folks caused by the open discussion of the very real abuse that black women and girls have experienced at the hands of black men.