Miss Universe and Trickle Down Blackonomics...

Written by Penelope Farthing Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe this week, and let me tell you that I am pleased as punch! She, to me, represents the ultimate archetype of black womanhood: the deep chocolatey skin, the banging body, the 4c textured hair, and with a fade to boot! I love…

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It Girl is the New Black: Congratulations to Miss Universe 2...

Today is a day of celebration, ladies. Last night, we had a glorious occasion. Ms. Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa has won Miss Universe 2019. This top...

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13-Year Male Birth Control and Black Women...

Written by Penelope Farthing News broke recently that a male birth control option that would last thirteen years might be available soon. It would be ...

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Does Kate Middleton have any black friends?...

Written by Penelope Farthing By now we all know who Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, AKA Kate Middleton, is. She’s Queen Consort and has birthed...

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Gabrielle Union Hit & Miss |A Pink Pill Autopsy...

You’ve probably heard that Gabrielle Union was recently fired from America’s Got Talent.  Amongst a few other reasons, she was more than ...

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What does it mean to compete?...

Written by Penelope Farthing You are judged as soon as someone sees you. For being black, for being a woman, for having the audacity for being both si...

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Loni Found her Love: Swirling on The Real, Part 2...

The Struggle is Real In my last article, I did a breakdown on the first part of The Real’s interracial dating conversation last week. I thought that...

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Finding Your Rainbeau: Loni Speaks, Part 1...

It Gets Real I have been watching episodes of The Real for quite some time. I started watching shortly after Tamar left, and, occasionally, I will go ...

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Super Model and Actor Godfrey Gao Dead at 35...

Godfrey Gao, Taiwanese – Canadian Actor, and supermodel has died while filming the reality show, Follow Me, in China. According to news outlets ...

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TI at the Red Table Talk: This Convo is Dead and Gone...

I am noticing a trend here. When black celebrities make devastating mistakes in their lives and get huge waves of negative PR and internet backlash, t...

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My Experiences with Fetishism...

Written by Saran Lawson I came across a post on Facebook about Asian Men and Black Women being undateable. Before you judge the post off of my opening...

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Question of the Week: Why Do You Swirl?...

I recently noticed a rather lengthy post from one of our male followers. I thought that I would share his post, with permission. I hope that you enjoy...

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I Bit On a Facebook Ad for Venus.com and This is What Happen...

About a week ago, this ad showed up on my Facebook feed. Normally I just scroll by, accepting that Facebook has the right to generate revenue with ads...

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Period Hacks: When Aunt Flo Is Trippin’...

We’re women; which means for most of us periods are or were a reality. A few of us are lucky. “Aunt Flo” comes into town, doesn’t cause much r...

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Should we have more fat black girls on magazine covers?...

Written by Penelope Farthing The title of a Buzzfeed article crossed my Facebook feed today, and it was certainly an attention grabber. It boldly stat...

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National Headwrap Day: 5 Black Owned Companies to Try...

Written by Penelope Farthing Did you know that November 20th was National Headwrap Day? I didn’t until 2 weeks ago, and that was all the impetus I n...

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Why is the bar so low?...

Written by Penelope Farthing Stop me if you’ve seen it before.   Say you’re scrolling on Facebook and you come across a status shared by a fr...

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The Black Folks School of Disciplining Children...

Written by Penelope Farthing We talk a lot about relationships on this platform, and sometimes, we talk about the result of these relationships, which...

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Trash Pick Me Relationship “Advice”...

You don’t need me to tell you that relationships these days are hard work. Even if you get past the preliminary vetting stages to make sure he is no...

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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...

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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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