No Black Prince for The Little Mermaid: Jonah Hauer-King...

Written by Penelope Farthing The live action Little Mermaid remake found its Prince Eric in newcomer Jonah-Hauer King, and I am thrilled! Back in July, I wrote a satirical piece of what I thought the under the sea fairy tale could look like if Ariel’s Prince Charming was black. Obviously, that was an extreme take…

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Solange and Alan: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow...

We have some more black love news for everyone. Unfortunately, it is not pleasant. Solange and her husband of four years are getting divorced. Accordi...

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Changes to the Blog Comment Section...

Hello Beyond Black and White Readers!   The host of our comment section has changed providers. In the transition, all comments that were made on ...

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What do you gain from incessant manstroking?...

Written by Penelope Farthing I spend a lot of time online in black women circles. The topics are vast, ranging from hair and makeup to keto recipes to...

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Twitter After Dark: Life, Love and the Pursuit of Black Peni...

The title is a little sensational, but bear with me. This post is going to be spicy! The other day, I left a work event very late. When I came home, I...

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Five Ways to Fight the Flu!...

Written by Penelope Farthing Spooky season just passed and Halloween now behind us. Thanksgiving is up next. Christmas, though the decorations have be...

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The Pink Pill Meets a Real-Life African Princess, @korraobid...

If you haven’t started following Korra Obidi Dean on Instagram, you’re missing out on an eyeful of delight. This Nigerian singer and dance...

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The Portrayal of Black Women in “Joker”...

So I saw Joker this past weekend and I have a few comments as it relates to how black women were portrayed in the film. Overall, as a fan of comic boo...

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The Photograph Movie: First Impressions...

As an aside, this post is dedicated to all of the lovely ladies who encourage us to post more about black love. It never ceases to amuse me that peopl...

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Who should have portrayed Harriet Tubman?...

Written by Penelope Farthing   So the Harriet Tubman movie featuring Cynthia Erivo as the titular character was released recently, and it seems l...

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Whatever you like: T.I., Deyjah and the Duality of Black Sex...

Introduction T.I., a notorious rapper turned “black elder and pundit” decided to open his dutty, stank, rancid, ugly fat trap once more to announc...

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Hymens don’t determine virginity, TI!...

Written by Penelope Farthing   In today’s episode of boundary crossing, we have noted alleged cheater and rapper, TI, revealing that he attends...

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Being Biracial – It’s Not so Black and White...

Written by Penelope Farthing   My blog post about categorizing a person with one black parent and one nonblack parent as biracial has gone somewh...

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Quid Pro Quo: Bad for the President; Good for Black Women....

President Donald J. Trump is currently in hot water over his alleged attempt to grab the president of Ukraine by the shorthairs in order to gain lever...

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Follow Christelyn Karazin on IG and Instagram @Christelyn...

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A Modern Love Triangle: White Women Allies, Black Women and ...

Oh, the ties that bind. As the proverb goes, a cord of three strands is not easily broken. I am sure that I do not need to lay the foundation for our ...

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Is Birthing 14 Black Babies the Epitome of Black Love?...

Written by Penelope Farthing   I have never seen a full episode of Black Women Own The Conversation, just clips. The clips tell me all I need to ...

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Jade and Tom: A New Perspective, Part 2...

After I posted a picture of another couple on our social media, Jade and Tom reached out. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to speak with them....

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Jade and Tom: One Year of Love, Part One...

After I posted a picture of another couple on our social media, Jade and Tom reached out. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to speak with them....

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Niecy Nash: How NOT to keep a man...

Written by Penelope Farthing Niecy Nash sadly reported that she and her husband Jay Tucker are calling it quits after eight years of marriage. This is...

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He’s Just Not That Into You: The Case of Angela Yee...

Thanks to Penelope and Christelyn, I have been challenged to expand my writing repertoire beyond my weekly interviews. While I will still be interview...

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Last-Minute Halloween Costume Crafts...

Written By Saran Lawson Some people celebrated Halloween a tad early this year. Given that the holiday falls on a Thursday, some festivities have alre...

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Comedy Legend John “Pops” Witherspoon Dead at 77...

Written by Penelope Farthing Legendary actor and comedian John “Pops” Witherspoon died on October 29th at his Sherman Oaks home. He was 77...

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Chef Bob: Boneless Leg of Lamb...

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

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Should black women say bye to bi guys?...

Written by Penelope Farthing There has been much chat about the sexual practices and beliefs of some celebrity black men of late. Malik Yoba has been ...

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My Easy Enchiladas...

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

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PSA: Biracial is not an insult!...

Written by Penelope Farthing We now live in a world where people can change the gender listed on their birth certificate because they feel they were b...

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Jason Momoa Brings Sexy Back to Funny in SNL Skit with Chanc...

Who knew Jason Momoa, lucky husband of Lisa Bonet, was so funny? Check him out in this new Saturday Night Live skit where he plays a defendant address...

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Authors of Fictional Books that feature Women of Color Leads...

Authors of Fictional Books that feature Women of Color Leads Written by Saran Lawson Reading fiction is one of the greatest things that a bookworm can...

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Linguine with White Clam Sauce...

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

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