Meet the First Lady of Justice: Fatou Bensouda…

Ms. Fatou B. Bensouda, from the Republic of The Gambia, assumed the position of Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in June 2012. Described as “a composed, stately woman with serene features” who projects “confidence and gravitas” and never forgets a name, Ms. Bensouda also has the experience to back up her demeanor.

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We’re Living in a Brave New Media World: Elle Varner, “I…

This video displays three important themes with respect to interracial dating. Can you spot them?

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“It’s Cool If You Date White Men, But….”: Why…

Pro-interracial websites has become the GAT-DL’s new favorite whipping toy. Various bloggers across the web cluck their tongues on how and which manner is acceptable for black women to swirl. Toni takes a serious look at what this new gaslighting tactic is all about.

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Six Sexy, Sultry Makeup Trends for Fall 2012…

Beyond Black & White fashion editor picks her favorite fall 2012 makeup color palettes. From bright mattes, black cherry lips to metallic nails, you won’t want to miss what’s hot for the cool season ahead.

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Iron Deficiency May Be Missing Link to Healthy Hair Growth…

If you’re a hairlista, you might be aware that protein, B vitamins, green veggies, and lot of water are all key components to healthy, growing hair. But one element might be missing from your internal hair care regimen–iron.

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New Voter Suppression Laws: Is it Your Right to Vote?…

Voter suppression laws have become more blatantly targeted at Black and minority voters in the wake of the 2008 elections. This article examines the breadth of the varying legislation as well as what litigation has ensued as a result.

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East Meets West: Curried Salmon Parcels…

Check out Chef Bob’s delish fish curry dish!

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Etiquette 101: The Art of Paying a Compliment…

Not only does paying a good compliment reflect good breeding and proper etiquette, studies show it’s sometimes just as good as cold, hard cash.

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“SWIRLING” Goes to Oak-Town, Making the MeetUp Group Rounds……

I need to call Deborrah Cooper…

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When Racial Unity Becomes Dangerous: Pillars of Salt Extreme Edition…

As discussed in the previous blog post, Pillars of Salt – What a Waste of Time! We saw the example of Lot’s wife in the Bible. Turning to look back, she became a pillar of salt. She simply could not resist the deadly draw of her community and could not let go of the ties that bound her to it – not even to save her own life. Today, I want to address Pillars of Salt Extreme Edition (POS-EE). These are women who for their own lives will not leave dangerous neighborhoods and environments. This extreme and dire situation prompted an open appeal to them.

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Why Can’t Some Black Women Put Their Interests Above Black Men?…

The truth is “good” is subjective. “Good” is a word used so loosely, any black man with a pulse and a functioning penis may find himself on the right side of the word in the eyes of a black woman who doesn’t know any better.

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Are Black Women and Asian Men Finally Getting Together?…

Turns out interracial unions between black women and Asian men aren’t a recent development. Take a look at these vintage photos and see for yourself.

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New Bits: Chris Brown Dumps Girlfriend to NOT Have Sex with Rihanna.…

Yes, Chris Brown is back with Rhi Rhi. Anyone actually believe he broke up with his current girlfriend so he could NOT have sex with Rhianna? Mark my words–they’ll soon announce they’re having a baby.

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Opinion: Presidential Debates 2012, Part 1: If You Lie, You Will Win…

Romney won the debate? Well, if lying means winning.

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LMU Book Signing Full of Young, Black Women and Fathers Concerned for…

Besides completely selling out of books, a couple things happened that reinforced the necessity for me to continue to nag young college girls to maximize ALL their dating options and not just hang out in the dorms painting each other’s toenails on Friday night. Also had a poignant moment with a black father who is struggling with the possibility of having a non-black son-in law.

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Machine Gun Kelly Acts a Fool (AGAIN!) and Demonstrates Why You Should…

America’s most famous wigger is at it again.

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BB&W and SWIRLING Comes to San Francisco October 13!!…

Come for Swirling! Come for (LOTS) of eye candy! Come because you don’t have any thing else better to do on a Saturday night!

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Chef Bob’s Osso Bucco…

I know what you’re thinking: “That is one high-falutin’ recipe title right there.” It sounds like something like the prime minister or the queen of England might eat, and something you can’t afford. Osso buco is simply a veal shank, braised in a combination of herbs, seasonings, vegetables and tomatoes, in a rich broth, and it eventually falls right off the bone.oss

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EarthJeff: Swirling on Planet Earth Part I (The Journey of a White Guy…

BB&W’s very own ‘EarthJeff’ shares his experiences as an interracially-dating tenderfoot.

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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.