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Good Step: Michaela Angela Davis Wants Atlanta Women to “Bury…

We sit around flapping our gums about how black women are portrayed in the media, and that we need to build coalitions to promote positive images of black women. Got to support a woman who’s rallying the ground troops to make it happen.

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I Love Men….But The Question Is……Do You?!…

Do you love men?
And if not….why?

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Week Two of the “Swirling” Book Giveaway! Tell Us Why Your…

If your Christmas is doomed to suck this year, let us give you something for the trouble.

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Jamila: “Why I *heart* Sallie Krawcheck and Marissa Mayer”…

When it comes to women, people equate sacrifice with love. Why are we still fighting the antiquated notion that a woman who has little-to-no desire to be a stay-at-home mom must not love her kids?

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Another White Guy Spills It: A Tale of a Blind Date Gone…Good.…

This is a true story about a white guy who never dated interracially, had a somewhat myopic view on race relations, and never dreamed in a million years he would have a black wife.

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Men Love Sports. How To Speak Their Language Without Sounding Like a…

A basic knowledge of some top teams and players can help break the ice with that cute guy you’ve been eyeing across the sports bar!

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Ever Wonder What White Guys Say About Black Women When We’re Not…

I got this note today from Kevin Pyne, a Facebook friend of mine who’s a white guy and mostly dates black women. I think you’ll find this very interesting. More and more non-black men are becoming intrigued with the prospect of dating black women, a group that they once thought was completely off-limits to them. Hear it from the horse’s mouth.

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Heat-Free Bantu Knot Updo…

Here’s a style that you can wear for a holiday gathering that chic and mature, and best of all, no heat needed.

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Question of the Week: English White Guy Asks Me How to Meet Black…

I received this note from “J,” a young man living in England who is interested in black women, but it unsure how to approach them. After you read this, you have to wonder how critics of “Swirling” say the book is “unnecessary. If these people read this note and STILL cling to that ridiculous criticism, then they’re as dumb as a box of rocks, nuts, and bolts.

The grotesque neck-twirling, lip screwed up ball-busting black woman is what many people think of when they conjure up images of black women.

New Study Reveals Black Women Viewed as “Masculine;” Asian…

A study released by Columbia Business School revealed that race is often assigned a gender along a spectrum. Black people are viewed as “masculine,” regardless of whether the subject is male or female, and Asian people as a whole are viewed as “feminine.”

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Black Skin Aging Looks Different, Part II–Focus: Sun Damage…

Geesh. She could be the star of one of those “Scared Straight” shows, if they did one on the dangers of boiling you skin with baby oil for that St. Tropez tan.

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Leona’s Love Quest Read By Online Dating Service, And……

Don’t you just love the holidays? Well, most of us do, anyway. Leona told us in her last post that she’s not really looking forward to now until Valentine’s Day. Well Leona, good news!

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Lamb Shanks with Green Lentils and Vegetables…

This one-dish recipe has options many for meals to come especially left-overs. Make and serve now and reserve some to store and reheat. Look for dried French green lentils (Puy lentils), with packages of other lentil varieties in the dried bean section of supermarkets.

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Product Pick: Cover Girl Helps This Black Chick Look Pretty in Pink…

Nice pigments, goes well with most any complexion. Downside: could be a bit more emollient.

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On Fitness: It’s Your Hair, Or Your Life…

It really is that simple. It took a minute, but once I stripped the issue down to its core, it became easy to cut through all my crap excuses, decide in favor of my life, and move on.

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Dreaming of Getting That Ring This Season? Must Read…

If you haven’t cracked open an issue of Wedding Nouveau, here’s a taste of what you’re missing.

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Why Does the “Fiscal Cliff” Seem to Make Everyone Crazy?…

Whether we go over the cliff or not, everyone needs to have several seats and have an adult conversation.

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Leona’s Love Quest Part XVIII-Happy Holidays from Leona!…

“I really hate this time of year- by which I mean, Thanksgiving to Valentine’s day.” is what one of my closest and most cynical friends posted as her Facebook status about a week ago. “I know,” I commented, “Let’s try to get through it together.”

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Fun With Your Foreign Boo’s Fam, Language Barrier Be Damned!…

I date men who are not American. Stands to reason–I’ve lived in 5 different European countries over the last 12 years, with an autumn-long stint in Nepal last year. Only the parents of 1 out of my last 3 boyfriends, spoke English. I didn’t speak their languages either. (Seriously, who speaks Serbian??) This, however, has never been cause for concern for me. Why? As much as 94% of all communication is nonverbal. Therein lies the key to cross cultural communication, especially in the face of a language barrier.

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Ten Beauty Must Haves for Fall/Winter 2012-13…

Boo Hoo!! This is our resident fashionista’s last post for a while.