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NYT Critic Takes a Shot At Black Female-White Male Relationships:…

Television shows featuring black women happily boo-ed up with their white male significant others are gaining traction and started to appear more frequently. But this increased visibility is also bringing some critique. One New York Times writer takes his shot.

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Our Favorite Fashion Trends for Fall 2012!…

Print, leather and bling are the thing this fall.

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Rainbeau Spots a Girl Who’s Never Swirled, Too Shy To Speak Up…

Remember Josh, the shy guy I mentioned on my Atlanta recap post yesterday would spotted a gorgeous girl who came to our event who never dated interracially? Well, she must have made quite an impression.

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President Barack Obama Is Prepping for the Debates, Is There Anything…

Just one more day. Better get your popcorn ready.

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First Black FLOTUS Doesn’t “Look Like a First Lady?”…

What exactly should a First Lady look like? According to a VA voter, not Michelle Obama. By Jenn M. Jackson

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. How My Mother Taught Me How…

Miss Alice always says that each generation should do better. So in a way, I’m honoring my mother by taking care of myself.

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Black Consumerism: Recession or Excession?…

African Americans have billions in spending power. But how many of us have REAL wealth?

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Atlanta Recap, In Pit-chas!…

My Atlanta trip was probably one of the BEST, no…it was THE BEST trip on the SWIRLING book tour thus far. I got to go to the CNN center NOT as a tourist, but as a guest with a tag and everything! The interview with Natasha Curry was awesome sauce, and she’s so unbelievably down to earth. Turns out Natasha is a product of an interracial union (dad black, mom white) and is married to a white rainbeau, which explains her enthusiasm for all things Swirling.

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Photos of the Day: Maxi Me Goes to Homecoming!…

Just have to brag, because Maxi Me is sooooo gorgeous. Thank the lawd for new acne-fighting technology, because she looks 10x better than I did at that age. She went stag, because, well, she’s 14. I’m sure we’ll be cleaning the guns in front of her perspective dates soon enough, though.

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Issa Rae is Doing Her THANG! Shonda Rhimes Brokers Deal with ABC.…

NONE of us should be surprised.

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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.