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Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams Make Devilish (But Boring)…

The interracial marriage in this show is just “meh” for me compared to the overall storyline.

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Just in Time for Apple Season: Apple Brown Betty…

Ah…delish!

Michael Fassbender and Alfre Woodard Tied to Steve McQueen’s…

Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen make quite the couple.

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The Sweetest Déjà Vu: My One-Year Journey Through Unemployment…

At the end of her journey, this writer lands her dream job.

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The Sweetest Déjà Vu Pt. 2: 11 Tips for Landing the Job and Keeping…

Tomorrow is Monday. You should probably read this now.

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Black Male Unemployment and High School Graduate Rates are Worse Than…

Everyone already knew that things were bad for black men–the high unemployment rates, the low high school graduation rates, etc., but it turns out things are probably even worse than you thought. Becky Pettit, a professor of sociology at the University of Washington, has written a new book, titled Invisible Men: Mass Incarceration and the Myth of Black Progress, which lifts the veil on the myth of black progress.

Multiple Choices: The A, B, C’s of Romance…

Our resident sex and romance expert is at it again!

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Me, “Swirling” and BB&W on CNN’s HLN Weekend…

Yesterday was awesome-sauce. Atlanta was a success all around, and “SWIRLING” to CNN by storm. It was cool that host, Natasha Curry, a product of the black/white union with a white rainbeau of her own, was so geeked up about the book. She’s so super cute and down to earth–we’re looking at pictures of my kiddos in that shot.

“Strong Women Are Attractive,” Says Michael Fassbender…

It’s easy to get on a roll and then find that you have gone too far in the wrong direction. It’s even possible to go too far in the right direction. For example, I’ve read plenty of posts on a multitude of blogs teaching/telling/preaching to black women to learn how to use their femininity and/or look more feminine. And the people who write these posts have a point: Plenty of women–white, black, and everything else–are interested in increasing their appeal to men and learning how to practice the feminine arts.

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Question of the Week: “Is My Weight Keeping Me Out of the…

I decided to do the question of the week on location at the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta. Amber Nicole Smiley, an actress and resident, spoke with me frankly about some black women’s resistance to loose weight to score higher in the dating game.

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Ann Coulter: White Men Who Date Black Women Are “Freedom…

Frequent Fox News contributor and far right political pundit Ann Coulter is promoting a new book, thus we can all expect to get served double doses of extra-hot foolishness–otherwise known as “Quotes from Ann”–over the next few weeks as Ms. Coulter makes her rounds of the media.

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Video: My Atlanta Update–CNN, Bad Hairdressers, and Fancy…

In case you were wondering what I’ve been up to…

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RANT: BB&W Ads–Don’t Like Them? Well……

Love BB&W? Time to put your money where your mouth is!

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Beauty: Oldies But Goodies–Products that Stand the Test of Time…

The New York Times recently did a feature, “Old Stand-By’s, New Stand-ins,” about the standby beauty products that still deliver decades after they’re introduced. Check it out–it’s good stuff.

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Kerry’s BACK!! New Season of Scandal Premeires Tonight!!…

What are you guys hoping for in the next season? Dish!

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Attention: I Am Not A Slave And Neither Are You….…

First and foremost, please spare me the conspiracy theories, the abstract philosophies, or anything that tries to put shackles around my arms and legs in the year 2012. I am an American. And last time I checked, the period in the United States where it was perfectly legal to own black women as slaves is over.

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Genoa Style Minestrone Soup…

Minestrone, A thick soup of Italian origin containing assorted vegetables, beans, pasta such as vermicelli or macaroni, and herbs in a meat or vegetable broth and consisting of pasta, rice, vegetables or beans cooked in water, from Old Italian soups made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice.

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Shy Interracial Daters: Are You Wasting Your Time Being a…

“These are pillars of salt who stay stuck right where they are, in that detrimental mindset. Most will die having never married. Oddly enough, a well-seasoned POS will show younger black women how to repeat this flawed thinking, thereby perpetuating a nasty and unfair cycle.”

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Will You Be in New York to See the Work of Njideka Akunyili?…

Sultry. Sensual.

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Gender Equality Means Boys AND Girls Might Be Heaux, Study Says.…

It looks like girls are no longer solo in bearing the brunt of stigma for sleeping around. According to a study by the American Sociological Association, almost half of college students judge men and women with similar sexual histories by the same standard and hold equally negative attitudes towards both their male and female peers who they believe hook up “too much.”