Jealousy: Meghan, Wendy, and Candace...

Written by Penelope Farthing Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has been in headlines more this week, following a documentary airing her struggles with adjusting to royal life. Following that, two rather polarizing black women, talk show host Wendy Williams and the darling of the moment for the Republicans, Candace Owens, weighed in. Wendy said no one…

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Nicki Minaj – A Cautionary Tale...

Nicki Minaj apparently married her felonious boyfriend Kenneth Petty this week, and while I’m saddened by the subterranean depths she reached in...

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Is “Unbothered” the New ‘Strong Black Woma...

I want to talk more about this new mindset of black women being “unbothered.” It sounds like a productive tact in the right direction at f...

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Dating lessons my mother taught me...

Written by Penelope Farthing If you couldn’t tell by my abrasive, somewhat acerbic writing style, especially when it comes to topics I am passionate...

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Even more swirling scare tactics you might encounter...

Written by Penelope Farthing Now we are up to our third edition of swirling scare tactics that black women might hear when they test out interracial d...

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How I Evicted A Painful Chin Zit...

For the most part, I have decent skin. I never wear makeup to bed and I know what products work for me and stick to a routine.   Sure, I get the ...

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Third Rail Topics of Black Womanhood...

Written by Penelope Farthing An interesting post was left on Facebook on my blog about normalizing obesity. “ I’ve come to realize that certa...

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Welcome Home: The Year of Return...

Written by Saran Lawson Many of you may have seen Steve Harvey’s trip to Africa on social media a few months ago. In a post he wrote, “Leaving out...

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Another Pink Pill Dosage: Couples in Review, Part 2...

We are back again with another “Pink Pill Dosage,” where I look back on some of the past couple spotlights, and draw some advice, insight and real...

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Pink Pill Dosage: Interview takeaways, Part 1...

It has been an amazing journey writing for this blog. It still doesn’t quite seem real. Now that we have gone through a few couples on the blog, I t...

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Nashé and John: It was magnetic...

Nashé and John recently responded to a request I made on social media, for couples to share their stories. Thank you for participating! I hope you e...

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Should we normalize obesity?...

Written by Penelope Farthing I’ve got a radical suggestion that might make it a little easier to exist as a black woman of a certain size.   No...

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Black-owned business: Sweet Tella’s guilt-free treats...

Today, we’re doing a slightly different interview. Chauntel reached out to connect with us, as a young black woman starting her own business. We hav...

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Is Bob Hearts Abishola #cancelled?...

Written by Penelope Farthing In today’s episode of outrage, Bob Hearts Abishola, a freshman comedy new to CBS, has been slapped with a Change.org pe...

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Netrea and Gary: Loving Life Now, Part 2...

Netrea and Gary recently responded to a request I made on social media, for couples to share their stories. We had a great conversation. I hope you en...

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Netrea and Gary: College Sweethearts, Part 1...

Netrea and Gary recently responded to a request I made on social media, for couples to share their stories. We had a great conversation. I hope you en...

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Self-Defense Tips for Black Women...

It’s clear that as a collective, black women have no first line of defense. In fact, some people even delight in our suffering, especially if it is ...

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Are you offended?...

An unfortunate theme I see in level-up spaces is the almost inevitable departure from the group/subscriber base when someone says something that rubs ...

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Would you opt in to single motherhood?...

Written by Penelope Farthing This blog originated “No Wedding No Womb”, and we are advocates of character over color and choosing the best man for...

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I Watched the Mixed-ish Pilot, and I Have Mixed Feelings (**...

Written by Saran Lawson Mixed-ish is the second spin-off of Black-ish; Grown-ish being the successful second spin-off. The show follows Bow (Rainbow J...

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Hair Hoaxes and Lopping Off Locs...

Written by Penelope Farthing It seems every other week a topic about black women’s hair is trending.   Last month, it was H&M, after having...

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Who Is Lizzo?...

Written by Saran Lawson When I think of Lizzo, I’m actually transported back to a time before I knew of her existence. A past space where Missy Elli...

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Looking Like Outside: Hair Acceptance, Weaves, and H&M...

We are back again with another hair conversation. Some time ago, Penny wrote a post on the blog, outlining conversations that black women were not nec...

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Lessons from a Legend: Diahann Carroll...

Icon, pioneer, legendary actress and Pink Pill muse Diahann Carroll passed away today at the age of 84, and the world simply will not be the same with...

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Could You Give Up Your Citizenship?...

Written by Saran Lawson If you haven’t figured it out so far, I kind of like 90 Day Fiance. Saying that I ‘kind of like’ is admittedly an unders...

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Video: Should You Dump Your Ghetto Friends When They Embarra...

When you level up, some people simply just must be left behind. Let’s Discuss!...

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It’s October 3rd. Get In! We’re Going Over Mean Girl...

I am not sure if this will become a series, but I am really loving the opportunity to talk about my favourite movies or TV shows, and the lessons we c...

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The Duke of Sussex: Prince of the Four Ps...

Written by Penelope Farthing Prince Harry made the news this week because he and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are suing the UK press for their ...

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Bryan and Chacha: A Custom Life Path Together, Part 2...

I met Bryan and Chacha through Instagram, as I like to follow accounts where people show off their taste in fashion. I later found out that they would...

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Bryan and Chacha: Blazing their own path, Part 1...

Today’s couple is Bryan and Chacha. I have really enjoyed talking to them about their dating and marriage journey. There are so many tidbits to gain...

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