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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?

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Racial Wealth Gap Is Partially Explained by Blacks Willingness to Help…

Black people are having problems accumulating wealth because their relatives bleed them dry?

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(Bonus) Question of the Week: Black Women Blaming Their White…

“It feels like I’m constantly being attacked…”

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Day Twelve of 28 Days of Heart Health: New Studies Say Fish Oil Not…

Well this is disappointing news. Looks like all the promotion about fish oil lending protection against heart disease might have been more gimmick than good science. The Sept. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association published a review of over 20 studies involving over 70,000 patients–some of which were heart patients–that revealed that fish oil gave no real protection for the heart.

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What Ever Happened to Character Building?…

Elegance gives the basic building blocks.

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Black Women Scare You? Get Real!…

Is it fair when people, men in particular, express fear of black women?

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Question of the Week: On Dating Asian Men, Demanding Someone…

This 32 year-old doctor is ready to expand her dating options, but there’s a few snags she needs us to work out…

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Shocked over Recent Drone Attack News? Under a Rock Much?…

What happens when our enemies acquire drones? What if they write a manifesto declaring how subjectively they can target US citizens living in America? This is a valid question and remains unanswered.

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Swirling and History Part Six: Lucy Parsons…

Albert (1858-1887) and Lucy Parsons (1853-1942 were from Texas where Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons was born into slavery in Texas. She met Albert and they married. They moved to Chicago due to threats from the KKK during Reconstruction.

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#Trending Going Baroque…

Clement Ribeiro S/S 2013 London Fashion Week Winter still has us in her grip in the Northern Hemisphere and it would seems that tempest will not pass soon. However, she will in about six weeks. But until then we can celebrate the ‘barren’ season with the customary warm clothing of knitted sweaters, long skirts, and […]

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Letter From a BB&W Reader: “I don’t want someone else to…

“I am relatively new to your website and blog. I think most of your readers are young women and men. I wished there was a website like yours in my 20’s and 30’s perhaps I would have made different choices.”

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Triple Consciousness and the Black Woman…

It is a strange lot to be a black woman in American society. She was brought to this country to be an unpaid worker, a concubine and a broodmare. Her body and her sexuality has been reviled and experimented on but from the various brilliant shades of brown black people come in, is curiously loved.

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It’s Valentine’s Week! How to Create Chemistry with the…

Try these tips and have him eating from your hands.

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What Tony Goldwyn means for Black women…

No, I am not talking about his breath-snatching, deliciously passionate scenes with Kerry Washington as President Fitzgerald Grant on the TV show, Scandal. Instead, I am referring to his work as a director and producer, as well as his lineage from one of Hollywood’s most prestigious families, which continues to sharply shape the film industry today. Tony was recently interviewed by Tavis Smiley, who has a program on PBS. In response to being asked for his thoughts on diversity and inclusion in Hollywood as a white male, given his family’s roots in showbiz, Tony responded:

Rape of South African Teenager Anene Booysen Is So Horrific The World…

Seventeen-year-old Anene Booysen was found at a construction site after she had been so viciously raped and mutilated that the scene where her body was found resembled a horror movie.

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Day Nine of 28 Days of Heart Health: Floss or Die!…

Bacteria festering between your teeth can lead to that crud making it’s way through your entire body.

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Chef Bob’s Swiss Steak…

Swiss steak is a method of slow-cooking a relatively tough cut of beef, such as a round steak. The meat is browned, and then braised in a tomato sauce. According to rumor, recipes first starting showing up for Swiss steak in the 1930s.