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Sophie Okonedo, mixed marriage, culture, relationships, blended families, swirling, Africa, international, documentary, society, sandra laing, apartheid, economics, class, black women, laws, rules, racism,

The Sad Story of Sandra Laing: A tale of White Pri...

Have you heard of Sandra Laing? Her story, though originating in apartheid South Africa, will likely resonate with us here.  From the Guardian: The b...
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interracial couple, sports, Paris, international, athletes, Olympics, skating, inspiration, black women, Vanessa James, Morgan Cipres, Parisian, skaters, competition, Winter sports,

Parisian Figure Skating Pair Vanessa James and Mor...

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are underway, which, for ice skating aficionado’s means multiple chances to watch lithe athletic women being hois...
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Michonne, katana sword, The Walking Dead, AME, television, zombie, Danai Gurira, actress, black woman, heroine, Talking Dead, series,

Michonne…. The Magnificent (Or My Reason to ...

Yeah, baby!! I survived the season hiatus to tune in to watch the premier of The Walking Dead and so did Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. There was mu...
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Nicki Minaj, Gabrielle Union, beauty ideals, self esteem, economics, aspirations, blogs, madamenoire, media, news, long hair, Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eyes, hatred, standards, articles, priorities, empowerment, Instagram, huffington post, black women,

Chile Bye: Black Women Are More Than the Length of...

I’m trying to get my life together and work on things more compelling in this second month of the new year and, dammit, if Facebook doesn’...
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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 Pro...

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 – W...

(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’...

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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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 Usin...

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, ...

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 ...

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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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 Del...

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 Ho...

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 Fertili...

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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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 ...

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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