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Chef Bob’s Easy Crusty Italian Bread…

My own personal recipe for Crusty Italian Bread. You may or may not add sesame seeds on top. Italian bread – Perhaps a bit closer to French bread in composition and appearance, American “Italian bread” is a lean white bread, often braided and covered in sesame seeds, with a thin but usually crisp crust and a soft crumb. American “Italian bread” does not particularly resemble many traditional Italian bread forms, but is very popular in both loaf form and roll form, where it is often closely associated with sandwich making.

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Black Women Who are Acceptable in Film and TV…

Why are movie producers okay with pairing Naomie and Zoe again and again with White men (and an Asian in Ninja Assassin) in blockbuster mainstream films? It makes you wonder why these producers are willing to face the protests of racists by employing Black women in these roles. Do they think that the actresses are attractive enough that audiences won’t mind?

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Is Poverty in Our DNA? Recent Study Says Yes.…

Could this baby be predisposed to poverty just because of where she comes from? New study says yes.

Weren't they a lovely couple? Stephen Fratallone, writing for"Jazz Connection Magazine" quotes Louie on racial incidents during their marriage. 

"Because Pearl was the kind of lady she was, there were many people who by-passed that," Bellson said. "She was one of those people everyone loved. We had a few incidents over the years, but not many. I received a letter when we first got married that was very derogatory, very racial. We didn't think anything of it, but rather, we felt sorry for the person who wrote the letter."
 
A great way to look at it then, a great way to look at it now.
 
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Swirling in History Part Ten: Vintage Swirl…

GASP! *clutches pearls*

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Question of the Week: Self-Proclaimed “Redneck” in Love…

“I’m scared myself. My girlfriend is scared for me as well, as she’s dated outside of her race before and has been tempered to the stares that an interracial relationship tends to garner, along with the insults, etc.”

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“Clutch” Gets it Right…White Feminists Dropped the…

We’ve been battling this issue for months. Many of us (including myself) believe that most white feminists don’t give a crap about black women and girls, but talk a good game because they know and understand the power of building alliances in order to further your agenda. Black women have lapped up this pablum for decades and in many ways, we are worse off. People thought I was being unreasonable about my stance on feminists, but here’s a real-life example, and I for one am glad Clutch was brave enough to run this story.

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Swirling in History Part Nine: Anna Kingsley…

Anta Majigeen Ndiaye or Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley was not always the free Senegalese woman who eventually became a plantation and slave owner. At 18 years old, her owner Zephaniah Kingsley, one of the most powerful men in Florida freed the 18 year-old woman mother of his 3 children and married her. As Florida was under Spanish colonial rule where manumission laws were more liberal than American. Her husband saw slavery as a temporary condition related to economics more than race. Anna learned to operate the plantations as effective as Zephaniah.

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Episode VI: Return of the Memo for the Ongoing Battle With the GAT-DL…

Emperor Kneegrowplease has attempted to execute Order What-The-Cuss, a mental override code intended to stop the flow of persons joining the Rebellion. The hope is this code will effectively shut down black women moving away from black group think that works against them, and at the same time promote the lie that THE MAN (TM) wants to break up black households and send black women off to be with white men and black men off to be with white women. Thus destroying black love forever.

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Legal Loan Sharking: Why You Should Avoid Payday Loans Like the…

No matter how many times you see the commercials, just don’t do it!

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Harsh Reality: Ghetto-Girl Mentality Has Little to Do With Economics,…

Hood-boogerism isn’t just a byproduct of the lower class, and I can prove it.

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What Black Men Say When Black Women Aren’t Around…

What do men talk about when women aren’t around? Is the conversation different based on the races, ages and culture of the men? Tracy has the inside scoop…

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Why You Should Care About the Term ‘Sequestration’…

The White House and Congress are at yet another stand-off about policy and, with a looming “sequestration” deadline this week, sweeping cuts could be devastating for the American economy. Interested now?

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One New Mother Asks,”Is It Best To Stay Natural and…

I’m a new mom and I thought the worst thing I would encounter at five months is teething, but because of my baby’s West African roots, combing her hair could be a top contender. photo 2 I was mistakenly under the impression, (as I have been with several things so far) that I wouldn’t have to worry about that for at least a year, but my child has hair covering every inch of her big circumference. The good news is with baby oil, a wide toothed baby comb, and above all, distraction in the form of breastfeeding, we are able to get through it. But I couldn’t help but wonder if our journeys going to be more difficult if I stay reserved on my stance to never give her a relaxer.

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Thinking Of Moving Abroad? Better Find Out Who’s…

This may be one of the THE MOST INSIGHTFUL infographics for the single ladies…lol

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White Model in Black Face (or Black Body), a New Fashion Statement?…

In the March edition of Numéro, a prominent international fashion magazine, white 16-year-old model, Ondria Hardin, poses in full-on, full-bodied bronzed hue. The editorial spread was called, of all things, “African Queen.” Now, I have heard of fashion icons and imagery being a bit “avant-garde” but my goodness this is some mess.

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Spring Staple: Three Ways to Wear an H & M Blazer…

Every season there is always a staple piece to have in your closet to wear with just about any and everything. This SS2013 is no different. The biggest color trend is white hot and this white blazer is perfect for 2013. You can buy it at H&M for $49.95. This is an inexpensive way to stay on trend.

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Quvenzhané Wallis Is Called A Nasty Woman’s Vagina By The Onion.…

The Onion is stinking to high heaven on this one…

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No African American Nurses To Care For My Baby! What The Cuss?…

A white racist father instructed her supervisor that he did not want any African American’s caring for his sick baby. The hospital complied and even posted a note on the child’s chart reinforcing the order. What the cuss?

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Swirling in History Oscar Night!…

Eletha Finch was so gracious and humble accepting her late husband, Peter Finch’s Oscar. It is logical that the widow of an actor should accept any award in honor of her husband (or vice versa). But in 1977, race definitely was a factor in Eletha NOT being asked to accept the award on her husband’s behalf.

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For the Fellas Hot for Dating Black Girls, Take This Expert’s…

Not sure if you ladies are aware of the INCREDIBLE amount of non-black men lurking on this blog. Why are they here? Research and intelligence gathering, of course. Some have already dating black women in the past, some are currently dating or even married to black women, and other are here straggling along the fence. This post is for the straggling dudes. As many of you know, Jordan is my dear friend–and he knows his stuff. –Chris