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Swirling in History Part Five: Agatha Alphosin Ganteaume…

Blasian love in the 19th Century…

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Serious Question: Why Can White Women Get Married Five Minutes After a…

They marry, divorce, and get remarried faster than a jackrabbit getting a quicky behind the bushes. Why?

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Kym Worthy, Detroit Prosecutor, Still Going Through Thousands of…

The Wayne County NOW Board of Directors named Detroit Prosecutor Kym Worthy one of the 2012 Feminists of the Year, and the board bestowed upon her the Susan B. Anthony Award.

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Schlub-Hotty: Three Looks, One Raggedy T-Shirt.…

Bet you didn’t know I could be so creative with a white t-shirt, huh?

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Question of the Week: Twenty-Something Law Student Parched in a Swirl…

She is law school, and is seeing many of her white schoolmates dating, mating and beyond. But there’s only slim pickings for her.

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It’s Winter, So What — Brighten Up…

This just in: Winter is here for another 5 weeks but that’s ok. Even though we find ourselves in the grips of one of the coldest winters on record doesn’t mean our wardrobe has to be, ermmm, frozen stiff…

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“The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter — And How to Make…

Twentysomethings are more confused than ever, and their confusion is partly due to receiving well-intentioned, but ill-informed and inaccurate, advice. Twentysomethings are also confused because they fail to realized just how important their twenties actually are.

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State of the Union Address: Pomp and Circumstance or Prolific Event?…

Last week, President Obama performed one of his annual duties by delivering his State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress. Democrats and Republicans, Senators and Representatives, and even common voters alike looked on as he touted some of his major accomplishments from his first term. But, after seeing so many of these in the past resulting in little action from Congress, particularly those from President Obama, one must wonder, is the State of Union Address just a formality now or is it worth all the attention it receives?

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Why I’m Using My Platform to Endorse Lenny McAllister for…

It’s a big feat, and I’m hoping with all my might that my friend, Lenny McAllister will win the congressional seat that has opened since Jesse Jackson Jr. stepped down and his shenanigans have been exposed. With all the ills going on in Chicago, don’t you guys think it’s time for someone with some sort of moral compass to step up? Me too.

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Monogamy Isn’t A Condom: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!…

It isn’t enough to pretend that your being with one guy is enough to save your life and your womb. Because it’s not. Get tested often, and always use protection. Monogamy isn’t a condom.

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Come Hither: Moving On After a Loss (A Very Final Conclusion)…

I’m not crazy and it wasn’t a hopeful presumption on my part or a case of mistaken identity.

Puffy was running back up the block towards me; he grabbed me in a hug and twirled me in the air when we reached each other…

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Chef Bob: Split Pea Soup with Ham…

A delicious pea soup recipe with ham and seasonings. This tasty soup provides a hearty meal that includes meat and vegetables in one dish. It is great topped with croutons or served with a slice of your favorite bread. Green or yellow dried split peas can be used with this recipe.

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Rapper Lil’ Wayne discovers that there is a line in the…

Amazing–Jesse Jackson says NOTHING about these rappers degrading black girls and women. But when “Lil Rat” insults a Civil Rights icon, he flexes his muscles. If there has EVER been a doubt about who is MORE important in “the struggle” set your minds at ease. If the answer isn’t clear by now, you just may not want to face reality.

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New Study Suggests Pretty Women Have Less Casual Sex Than Less…

Welp, here’s some new study that seems to inherently make a whole lot of sense. Just like the study that says people who eat real vegetables are healthier than people who eat McDonald fries for theirs, or people who live next to freeways have less healthy lungs than people who live in the Connecticut countryside. Sociologist Elizabeth McClintock of the University of Norte Dame released a study basically suggesting that more attractive women have less casual sex than “unattractive” women, because the less-pretty will often negotiate sex as a compromise. Her study included both men and women, but for this post I’m going to just concentrate on the women. Here’s the highlights:

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Chris Dorner Burned Alive: Is This a Movie or Real Life?…

Does that name sound vaguely familiar? Well, if you reside in Southern California, you probably know his name all too well. The 33-year-old SoCal resident allegedly went on a killing spree beginning two weeks ago on Super Bowl Sunday. He is reported to have killed two Irvine residents, one Riverside police man and another officer just yesterday in the Big Bear Lake area. All the while, he evaded capture by setting his own car ablaze and escaping to remote locations on foot. Sound fake? It’s not.

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Ali and Lissette Gonzalez: Color Blind and Valentines…

Take a look at this stunning family…

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Swirling on Planet Earth Part 7: What is Intimacy?…

I am not talking about sex, and those elements in that process of two people experiencing the physical aspects of enjoying each other as man and woman. You know, the stuff Mother Nature has in place to allow organisms to procreate. Could I make that any more dry and sound like a lecture from a Biology teacher that puts everyone to sleep? Good, if you are still reading, now I get to the interesting stuff… I am talking about intimacy, that myriad of little actions that allow you and your Boo to enjoy each other as a couple, as a unit, as ONE with whom you just kind of melt together a bit.

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Oaktown Paul Reports Thriving BW/WM Meet Up Group in Oakland!…

Swirling made another small step forward this weekend, when our Meet-up group (Sisters With White Misters) met at Rassela’s Jazz club in San Francisco. It was, for so many reasons, a memorable swirling experience and a true demonstration of community being created.

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Money Crashers: Six Strategies for Becoming Debt Free…

David Bakke dug himself out of over $30k in credit card debt he accumulated during his college years. He is now debt-free and shares his tips on the blog, Money Crashers Finance.

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Would You Ever Protect a Racist From Physical Harm?…

This woman threw herself to protect a man who hated her simply for the color of her skin. Could you have done it?