Nichelle Gainer, style, fashion, book, black women, history, inspiration, vintage black book

Vintage Black Glamour Is Coming to a Coffee Table Near You...

Beauty. Class. Style. Grace. Talent. Nichelle Gainer, writer and proprietor of the tumblr site Vintage Black Glamour, is set to publish a coffee table book on black glamour, style, and history, in Spring 2014. The book, which bears the same name as her tumblr, will contain vintage imagery of black icons from the twentieth century….

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Benedict Cumberbatch, 12 Years a Slave, plantation, economics, reparations, slavery, benefit, rich, history, equality, blacks, descendants, finance, Caribbean,

How Much, If Anything, Do the Beneficiaries of Profits From ...

Turns out Benedict Cumberbatch’s fine arse is the descendant of plantation owners who got super from owning sugar-cane producing plantation in t...

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law, politics, race, equality, crime, racial profiling, prison, suspect, stereotypes, University of Minnesota,

End Racial Descriptions in Crime Alerts – What the Cu...

(credit: CBS)   There has been a recent uproar at the University of Minnesota because a black student was misidentified as a burglary suspect. ...

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feminism, music, media, Beyonce, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian, entertainment,

OK, So You Possibly Hate (Or Love) Beyoncé’s New Albu...

She deserves the hype. And by “she,” I’m referring to Nigerian feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Beyoncé’s recent epo...

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Do You Know the Difference Between “A” Husband and “Th...

By “Nissa” When I was in college, I was part of a women’s circle that met once a week to discuss school, God, & men.  Whenever one ...

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Home Depot, gardening, growing vegetables, indoor, health, eating, cooking, recipes, organic, family, recipes, benefits, winter gardening,

It May Be the Middle of Winter, but You Can STILL Cultivate ...

Nobody can tell me that my frequent consumption of fresh organic produce from my kitchen garden hasn’t resulted in glowing skin. And that’...

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#Naughty: Massage your Rainbeau/Rainbeauette for Valentines ...

Massage your Rainbeau/Rainbeauette for Valentines Day By SirLoinDeBeef It’s a lot better than a card. Lasts longer than a box of chocolates (and...

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Apollo Nida, Phaedra Parks, Angela Stanton, book, work out video, Atlanta, lawyer, attorney, racketeering, Federal charges, arrest, rumors, indictment, marriage, felon, choices, black men, black women, swirling, RHOA, Real Housewives of Atlanta, reality show, arrest, felon, news,

Apollo Nida, Husband of RHOA Star Phaedra Parks, Gets Indict...

This is foolishness at its finest. I’m not a Real Housewives of Atlanta Fan. In fact, I’ve never watched the show other than the occasiona...

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PSA, sex, condom, protection, safe sex, video, funny, humor, black women, dating, interracial, grandma,

Hilarious Bedsider PSA’s Addresses the Birth Control W...

I was up at the wee hours of the morning last night and saw this commercial… This is brilliant, and I wish it could be shown on the television m...

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race, dating, marriage, conflict, insults, black men, black women, swirling, interracial, society, stigma,

A Sister Reacts to Accusation of Race Betrayal...

I was given permission by L. B. Kelle to share a recent experience she had.  Now I know the loyal readers of BBW would have some choice words to say...

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gifts, holidays, romance, couples, Valentine's Day, shopping, love,

Beyond Black and White Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for ...

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and for the romantics at heart, this is the ultimate day of love for the whole year. And apologies to...

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bruno mars, wentworth miller, the rock, biracial, passing, mixed unions, swirling, marriage, perception, race, mobility, culture, ethnic people, ambiguity,

Changing Lanes: Are Biracial People Wrong for Using The Powe...

On the heels of Super Bowl XLVIII that featured the halftime show featuring Bruno Mars we’ve got a plethora of articles regarding this mixed ra...

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slavery, antebellum, marriage, mixed marriage, black women, history, pictures, images, black history month,

Swirling In History – Colonial, Antebellum, Reconstruc...

It is no secret that black women have been marrying interracially for centuries although some folks may want us to think otherwise.  It is simple fac...

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Blogher, Target, cartwheel, coupons, app, technology, geographic, savings, deals, family, food, shopping, money, budget, sponsored,

New Target App Gives Cartwheel-Worthy Deals: More Than Just ...

I’m really proud of myself that at the end of 2013, I had kept my New Year’s resolution. I think I had success because I didn’t give...

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Mammy, mule, empowerment, repression, dysfunctional, selflessness, stress, resources, black women, black men, sob story, rescue, strong black woman,

Know What ‘Empowerment’ Really Means? It Means I...

I made a few resolutions for this year. For example, I would try to be less confrontational and not expend energy in pointless arguments. Another reso...

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marriage, swirling, mixed race marriage, Australia, wedding, fusion, fashion, style, formal, African, Caucasian,

Christine and Daryl – Swirling and Marriage Down Under...

Another gem from Pinterest.  Attractive couple Christine and Daryl had a Fusion African-European wedding, but the couple lives in Perth, Australia....

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brunch, weekend, from scratch, recipe, chef bob, sticky, sweet, dessert, treat, scratch, cooking, dining, entertaining, indulgence, cook,

Yum-Delish!! Monkey Bread (Made from scratch)...

Monkey Bread (Made from scratch) Whereas traditional Monkey Bread is made from canned biscuits, this healthier version builds a base from scratch usin...

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Rocquelle Porch, red lipstick, insults, black woman, essence, blogger, dark skin, complexion, hatred, self esteem, comments, degradation, dreads, natural hair, hatred,

Does This Woman Offend You?...

I’m making my rounds this morning to read all the news, rags and gossip and was struck by this woman.   Before I read the story, I took in ...

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bruno mars, biracial, musician, halftime show, band, singer, performer, artist, rock music, pompadour, football, Superbowl, stage, filipino, asian, puerto rican, mix, ethnic men, stereotypes,

YAAAEESS! Bruno Mars Is a Multi-racial Dose of Deliciousness...

Okay, the game was a complete blowout, and it seems as if the Seahawks were the only ones who showed up to play and actual game. The highlight, hands ...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote, death, overdose, RIP, New York, Hunger Games, Mission Impossible, drugs, mental illness, rehab, actor, award winning, father, heroin,

Such a Shame; Such a Waste…Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dea...

Do you ever notice that the most brilliant amongst us are often slaves to their own internal torment? I was shocked to hear that Philip Seymour Hoffma...

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Al Gore, fertility, black women, global warming, propaganda, human rights, global warming,

Does Al Gore Believe African Women’s Fertility Rates W...

You’d think so if you listened to conservative media sites. Take a look at this snippet from Human Events: Gore said such efforts to manage Afri...

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black male privilege, white male privilege, society, power, culture, race, dating, black women, religion, laws, history, comparison,

That Awkward Privilege: The Mixed Power Status of Black Men ...

Ever wanted to demonstrate the paradox of Black Male [Mixed] Privilege by systematically illustrating how male privilege is fully analogous to White ...

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Superbowl, cheerios, marketing, media, blended families, commercial, sales, product placement, demographic, marriage, unions, america, sports, sales, earnings, appeal,

How About THIS Version of the Cheerios Super Bowl Commercial...

Hey all, check out another version of the Cheerios Super Bowl commercial that’s taking America by storm, featuring The Hubster, and my two young...

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Beyonce (the Album) Review: Why this Church Girl Loves Bey ...

Did y’all catch that Grammy performance?  Dayum.  I thought she had lost it as she had be gone for a minute, but we should never count King Bey ou...

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light skin, dark skin, colorism, hatred, self hatred, complexion, black men, black women, dating, relationships, privilege, Latinos,

Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine: The Lighter Side of the Co...

The life of a light skinned Black female can be an amazingly confusing place. The fact of the matter is that I didn’t necessarily understand my ...

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Jordan Harbinger, Christelyn Karazin, race, demographic, OOW, marriage, partnering, tolerance, premier, youtube, dating, relationships, singles, swirling, television, day time, series, show, media, marketing, Hollywood, California, black women, non black men, biracial, announcement, culture,

My Big Announcement…...

I’ve been hinting about this for a while, and I guess I could tell you, but it’s probably better to just show you…   So what is it?...

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Cheerios Does it Again, Dropping Major Dough for Super Bowl ...

Poking a dollar-wrapped finger into the eye of haters across America, Cheerios will  bring back the interracial family that brought so much controver...

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Chris and Alexander

Crazy Diets: Two Hot Twin Doctors Put the “Low FatR...

Chris and Alexander “Xand” van Tulleken, twins who also happen to be doctors, recently embarked on an experiment to see which diets were w...

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kumquat, fruit, smoothie, recipe, nutrition, cooking, healthy, fruit, vodka, vitamins, garden,

Kumquats! I Can’t Believe I Was Sleeping On Them…...

Do you know what a kumquat is? It’s the color of an orange, and it sort of taste like an orange peel. Not the most appetizing by itself, but mix...

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swiffer, marketing, ads, television, youtube, video, sales, commercial, black and white, biracial, blended, culture, demographic, racial mixed, swirling, money, family, perception, society, changes,

Swiffer Commercial Is Just the Beginning. Ad Guys Know EXACT...

This video holds the record for appearing in my inbox. I must have gotten 20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuQ_jbyQc7I Woot! This is awesome, but p...

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