What is a Single Person to Do on Valentine’s Day?...

Trigger warning: Some people really dislike seeing people who are not black and female featured on the blog. I do hear you and understand your feelings. This is just a note there is a lot of that in this post, for illustrative purposes only.  Love, flowers, chocolates, romance… What is not to like about Valentine’s…

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The Case of the Perfect Attendance Pencil...

There is a little girl going viral online. Taylor James, a little elementary school black girl, was speaking to her mother about another child at scho...

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Best Picture: An Oscar-Worthy Kiss...

Note: this post is highlighting a beautiful moment between Brad Pitt and Regina King at the 92nd Academy Awards. We cannot definitively say whether or...

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Would black women survive a zombie apocalypse?...

Written by Penelope Farthing   I was a Walking Dead fan for the first few seasons. I dropped off around midway through season 6, since it just fe...

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Continuing the Convo: Ari Lennox and Black Features...

Written by Saran Lawson Keeping the conversation going with Ari Lennox’s Instagram rant from a few weeks ago, I have a question. Why are black f...

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Meghan’s Dad: Thomas Markle is Trifiling...

Written By Saran Lawson The Royals are everywhere you click on the internet, and this site is no exception. An article popped up in the notifications ...

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Black Women to Terry Crews: Oh, “Please”...

Written by Penelope Farthing The latest nonsense to hit social media this week surrounds TV host, failed athlete and Tootsie Roll factory reject, Terr...

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Diony and William: We Get Through It Together, Part 2...

Diony and William share about the ups and downs of their family, and how their relationship has progressed. I hope you enjoy reading their story. &nbs...

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Diony and William: A Second Chance at Love, Part 1...

We have a new love story for you all. I hope you enjoy this new Couple Spotlight with Diony and William.    What are your names? Our names are D...

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A Divested Woman’s Perspective on the Deaths of Kobe and G...

On Sunday, January 26th, Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, died with 7 others in a helicopter crash on their way to a basketball event. Most peopl...

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Tell me, do YOU work for free?...

Written by Penelope Farthing I was inspired to write this blog after a rather bizarre yet interesting exchange I saw take place in our comment section...

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Wisdom: The Takeaway From The Evicted Mothers in Oakland...

Background Tuesday, two mothers who had been the subjects of an eviction battle were arrested for obstruction while law enforcement attempted to execu...

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Kym and Nick: Going the Distance, Part 2...

Kym and Nick continue to share their story in this article. You will particularly love their marriage story and how they overcome the challenges in th...

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Kym and Nick: He Saw Her From Afar, Part 1...

Kym was another beautiful lady who responded to my interview request for couples spotlights. I really loved this interview. I hope you enjoy hearing h...

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Author Spotlight: Kesha Ajose Fisher...

I met Kesha through our Beyond Black and White Facebook page. She has written an anthology of stories featuring a variety of African women’s exp...

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Hypergamy and Leveling Up in Everyday Life...

What does hypergamy mean to you? Side Effects May Vary I notice that people have a rather varying views of hypergamy and leveling up. That is absolute...

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Simply Precious: Gabby Sidibe is in love! ...

Trigger Warning Before I begin, I will commence this blog with a trigger warning. We briefly mention Gabby’s weight in this post, but that it is not...

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Don’t Worry, Meghan’s Bag is Still Secured...

Written by Penelope Farthing Warning: Please be advised that there are 2 mentions of the N-word used in this article. It is relevant to the context of...

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What are your New Year’s Resolutions?...

Trigger Warning Before I begin, I will commence this blog with a trigger warning. This blog post is not suitable for all audiences. We will be discuss...

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Obesity – The No Go Zone...

Written by Penelope Farthing In following with this being the season for New Year’s resolutions, this marks my final post about anything to do w...

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Weight-Related Deflection Responses...

Written by Penelope Farthing Uh oh, guess who’s back with another weight related blog post…however, since January is the month of recommitting...

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Three Things We Can Leave Behind in 2019...

It is 2020! I want to wish you a Happy New Year! May all of life’s blessings come to you and your family. May this be your best year yet! As I m...

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Four Word Mantras to Conquer 2020...

Written by Penelope Farthing Happy new year, folks! 2020 is officially here, and that means it is prime time to set those resolutions. Whether it is t...

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Rottweilers, Bulldogs, and Black Women...

Written by Penelope Farthing Before today, I didn’t know who Ari Lennox was. My first introduction to this beautiful black woman was some idiot on T...

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Ari Lenox Has Thoughts on Black Women Being Compared to Dogs...

Written by Saran Lawson Civil rights leader, Malcolm X, famously said on May 22, 1962, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman...

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#LeaveItIn2019 For Black Women...

Here we are at the end of yet another year. If you’re reading this, you made it! I’ve noticed that for many people, 2019 was a monster they’d ra...

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Lessons I Learned in 2019...

Written by Penelope Farthing With 2019 coming to a close, I have reached my first anniversary at Beyond Black and White. I have made a few friends, fl...

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Can We Talk About The Peloton Controversy?...

Trigger Warning Before I begin, I will commence this blog with a trigger warning. This blog post is not suitable for all audiences. We will be discuss...

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Traditional Swedish Pastries for Christmas...

Chef Bob, a contributor to the blog, passed away two years ago. In his memory, we will be sharing some of his recipes. RIP to Chef Bob. Swedish Cinnam...

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Jodie and Joshua are married!...

Written by Penelope Farthing Christelyn did a video on The Pink Pill YouTube channel, and now it’s my turn! It looks like the cat is out of the ...

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