2021: The Year BW Should Stay Home...

Written by Nicole If last week’s events are anything to go by, it is past time for black women to AGGRESSIVELY stay home. This is especially true if you live in areas likely to be targeted in an uprising. I don’t think I am reaching when I say that recent events should have lit a…

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PSA: Actually, Bonnets Don’t Belong On Zoom...

Written by Nic 2020 has been the year of remote working. The pandemic has shown that, not only could that meeting have been an email, but that email c...

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It’s Time to Build the Wall (of Silence) ...

It has been so long since I have written a post for the blog. Work had been cracking the whip, but I loved the articles from Nicole and Christelyn. It...

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Mantras for Black Women in 2021...

Written by Nicole We are now six days into 2021, and things are already popping off. Unrest is happening in the Capitol as I type this, celebrity divo...

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Things We Are Giving Up in 2021!...

Written by Nicole Happy New Year! Congratulations on surviving what was probably the weirdest year of your life! Maybe you crushed your goals, maybe y...

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Acts of Rebellion That Actually Benefit BW...

Written by Nicole   Maybe because of our warrior ancestors, or the difficulties we endure in modern life being both black and female, many of us ...

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Sister Soldier Sucker Slave, a poem by Nicole...

Written by Nicole Sister Soldier Sucker Slave As black women we are diverse, beautiful and unique Creative, sensual, crafty, and an enchanting voice t...

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PSA: You are Worth More than “At Least”...

Written by Nicole The Struggle and Scraps Gospel and the adherence to the Bare Minimum Doctrine has been deeply engrained in black women. If a black w...

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Just Married: Mark and Balenda...

Mark and Balenda are celebrating their July 2019 marriage with an article feature on Beyond Black and White. Enjoy their journey towards marriage and ...

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Valuable Advice ALL Black Women Can Use...

As black women, we face a unique set of challenges at the intersection of our race and sex. Cultural mores, seen as “the done thing” in the black ...

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“Nothing personal. I just value my life above yours...

Written by Nicole I was watching my guilty pleasure show of choice this week, The Originals, and despite the stilted writing, the same old tropes, and...

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When Is Misogynoir Okay?...

Written by Nicole   One would think that with Christmas on our heels, everybody would have something better to do with their time that sling slur...

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Wedding Bells for Gabourey Sidibe! But…...

Written by Nicole Featured image photo credit: Brandon Frankel Gabourey Sidibe announced her engagement to her now fiancé Brandon Frankel this past w...

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What is “Black Culture”, Exactly?...

Written by Nicole With mere days to go before we put the hell that is 2020 behind us, the Internet is ablaze yet again with the latest episode in fool...

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Things Black Women Don’t Have To Do...

Written by Nicole   There are certain things that has been codified into the Book of Black Experience.  Some items include washcloth use, how to...

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Burt’s Bees and Black Outrage…Again...

Written by Nicole The latest ad campaign that has ruffled a few feathers on social media was that of some festive pajamas by Burt’s Bees. It hasn’...

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Kelli and Jim: Listen to Your Heart, Part 2...

Kelli and Jim’s relationship has withstood the test of time. In this article, they share some of their secrets on how to have a have a long and happ...

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Kelli and Jim: He Found Her in the Paper, Part 1...

Kelli and Jim are our newest couple feature on the blog. When you speak to them, it is like you have known them forever. I hope you enjoy reading abou...

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Tomorrow Isn’t Promised. Shame Abusers Today....

Written by Nicole Every time a celebrity dies, their long list of accomplishments is displayed on news outlets as part of their “In Memoriam” segm...

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Four Simple Life Hacks for Black Women...

Written by Nicole Let’s face it. Life is hard. And it’s hard for pretty much everybody. But as black women, we face unique challenges at the inter...

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[Candidate] Won. What Happens Now?...

Written by Nicole When I started writing this post, the election results were still not released. At this moment in time, it could still go either way...

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BW Pain- The Perpetual Punchline...

Written by Nicole With Halloween out the way yesterday, we were treated to as much trick or treating as social distancing would allow. And as is custo...

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Dear Black Women – Get EXPENSIVE....

Written by Nicole As black women, we have quite strong spending power. It is estimated that black women will push Black spending power to $1.5 trillio...

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Better To Be Alone than Date a Bum!...

Written by Nicole Now more than ever it is important to do what needs to be done to secure the very best life for yourself. The pandemic rages on, and...

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The Hidden Threat to Your Divestment Journey...

Written by Nicole There continues to be many topics and posts about the tenets of divestment in these social media streets. What is it, who can do it,...

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The Curious Case of Conservative Cancellation...

Written by Nicole Election season is upon us. I have received multiple text messages from both parties seeking my vote. Can you imagine, little old me...

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Five More Behaviors That Keep BW Losing...

Written by Nicole Earlier this month I wrote a post about five behaviors and beliefs that keep black women losing. Today I have an update on that list...

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Phrases You’ll Hear on your Divestment Journey...

Written by Nicole The Divestment Movement has been picking up steam on social media in recent months/years. I myself do not identify as “divested”...

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The Many Benefactors of BW’s Low Self-Esteem...

Written by Nicole If you think about it, despite the mantra of Black Girl Magic, and (harmful, pervasive) declarations of being a Strong Black Woman, ...

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Dating Trend: FICO Before F^&Kbois Challenge...

Written by Nicole We all know dating is hard, the dating pool is kind of…contaminated, and character over color is the name of the game. As the ...

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