Guests of the Inner Sanctum

Adam: “Swirling Toward Sanity”

By Adam Corson-Finnerty My father was a white, Roman Catholic, Irish and English, a Southerner, with an eighth grade education and a poorly paid Airm...
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Were You Aware of the Federal Cyber Breech?

By Matthew W. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that a foreign adversary (likely the People’s Republic of China) breached ...
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AAWG, ‘Savage Tango’ “Getting hi...

Reader: My question for today is: How do I get white guys to stop smiling and looking at me and step up and talk to me. What can I do besides smiling ...
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advice, dating, black women, swirling, non black men, blended families, online profiles, online pictures, dating sites, dating tips, get the guy

Ask a White Guy: The Online Dating Quandary

We are inaugurating a new occasional feature here at Beyond Black and White called “Ask a White Guy.” This is your chance to ask the one, ...
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racism, bias, white men dating black women, intercultural, cultural diversity, education, empathy, pushing back, patience, blended families, mixed couples, interracial dating,

“A Beautiful Burden” One Man’s C...

By “Zac Onbothsides”   Ok. We’ve established that there’s an attraction, we’ve even talked about the awkwardness of expressing ...
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BB&W Fan, ‘Dr. PhillyGirl’: How I...

We are always on the look out for great stories of black women doing great things. Luckily we have only the look in our own back yard.  One on our re...
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Active Voice…..

Voice. Diction. Structure. Restriction. Nouns. Verbs. Adjectives. Words. Don’t pretend u can’t understand me at all. Pakistani Haitian Pat...
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street harassment, verbal abuse, black men, black women, sexism, culture, society, misogyny, urban space, protection, speaking out, violence, domestic violence,

“My Name is NOT Baby,” a Rant About St...

  One day, I was standing outside of a store waiting for my dad to meet me. While I was waiting, I made a phone call to my mom. While I was on the ph...
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dating, relationships, mating, swirling, For Hariet, black women dating outside their race, bi racial, mixed relationships, black women white men, asian men, jealous, BWE, blogs, hatred, shade, gossip, lies, defense, choices, options, lifestyle, parenting, families, community, black love, marriage prospects,

Confessions From a Woman Struggling with Her Sanit...

Writing has always been my escape from life. I understood, at a very early age, that no one really gave a fuck about what happened to me. My job as a ...
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dating, relationships, leona's love quest, black women, romance, blogger, real life, journey, transitioning, dating, relationships, leona's love quest, black women, romance, blogger, real life, journey, transitioning,

Leona’s Love Quest: The Final Chapter

It’s hard to believe that two years ago right before Valentine’s Day I sat down at my desk and crafted my introduction to “Leona’s Love Qu...
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Abigail Allen, Perfectly Mixed, blog, writer, biracial, mixed marriage, swirling, movies, cinema, slavery, history, culture, empowerment, 12 Years a Slave, commentary, choices, pride, African American, African, Caribbean,

“I Love You. So Before You Tell Me Why I Sho...

That I think about slavery every day. And have for as long as I can remember. Every time I look into my eyes, big and brown like Harriet’s and Sojou...
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hair, natural hair, compliments, non black boyfriend, society, culture, shame, appreciation, flirting, dating, mixed couples, advice, QOTW, Perfectly Mixed, Abby Allen, mixed, biracial, documentary, essays, living, photography, hair, essay, beauty, true story, non fiction, America,

Perfectly Mixed: “What’s In My Hair...

Excerpt written by Abby Allen, creator of “Perfectly Mixed,” documenting the interracial experience in America through stories and profess...
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One Writer’s Response to Tracy Renee Jones.

By Don Rice I’d like to thank Tracy Renee Jones for inspiring me to write this rant. When I first came to this blog, I loved it; it was a safe s...
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Photo of the Day: Me and Ben Carey, Lead Guitarist...

As if I needed another reason to love my town, me and The Husbster go out on Saturday to a fledging restaurant and lo and behold we see Ben Carey, the...
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