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And People Wonder Why We Rail So Much About Colori...

You know what I’m thinking…   But folks steadily claiming we’ve overblown colorism in the black community…...
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Belle, movie, Hollywood, actress, historic, black women, memoir, story, culture, race,

“Belle” Opens Strong…Tells a Tru...

Sometimes when I watch old movies set in centuries past, I often wish I could have witnessed what it was like to live as an aristocrat, wearing fine c...
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swirling, mixed couples, interracial relationships, Asian men, Black women, race based dating, ethnic men, entertainment, real life, true life story, guest post, Korean men, Vietnamese men, Chinese men, biracial, asian men dating black women, black women interested in asian men,

BB&W Special Guest Dishes on Her Experience a...

Race-Based Dating? I’m a black woman who has always been attracted to guys of different races, but growing up in a segregated city in the Midwest, t...
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Michael Baisden, relationships, interracial dating, Swirling, Swirlr, blended families, mixed couples, biracial, radio, black women, holding on for marriage, black men won't marry black women, finding love, finding a mate, opening your options, black women having better, engagement, happiness, couples, families, diversity,

As If! Michael Baisden Asks Why More Black Women D...

Someone tagged me on this Facebook question radio personality, Michael Baisden posed… When I read it I almost couldn’t believe the questio...
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fashion, style, inspiration, red, spring, black women, dressing, clothes,

Star Talk: Fall-ing in Love

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO2Ij1eO-GQ&w=560&h=315] As we leave the hot spicy, sometimes overly passionate summer babies, we fin...
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Karyn Washington, beauty, solidarity, social media, black women, suicide, self esteem, depression, support, red lips, bodies of black women, politics, pop culture, beauty standards, hip hop, #DarkSkinRedLipProject, #NoBareLips30, Keiko Kaveri,

Dark Girls Can’t Wear Red Lipstick, Huh? #No...

Of course we all know about the recent passing of Karyn Washington, and her work to encourage black women to love their shade and her #DarkSkinRedLipP...
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Buzzfeed Does Creative Video On Who’s Most I...

So what does this video reveal? Racial biases and stereotypes still persist. But who gives a shit? It all a numbers game, so play to win....
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The Great Debate: Should WM and BW Get Together Be...

Anyone that hangs around IR blogs for a significant length of time,  has already noticed that *some* black women express the following: “Black ...
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A Heartfelt Letter from a White Guy, Wondering How...

I don’t know if you guys realize how much of an impact this site has, and how many notes I get like this on a weekly basis. Men you thought woul...
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dressing, style, fashion, designer, trends, black women, Spring, wardrobe,

SS 2014 Preview: An Ode to Rose Gold

Oh Metallics, how we love thee. In fact, we anticipate your return every spring and summer. Gilded lids and lips, silver streaked toes, are de rigueur...
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Patrick Wanin, Ph.D, Matthew Hussey, black women, femininity, perception, gender roles, dating, dynamics, inter human relationships, interracial dating, womanhood, sexuality, stigma, masculinity, what is femininity, black women are feminine,

Femininity Series, Part One: “What Does It M...

The topic of femininity is so polarizing. On one end, you have women who feel like even the discussion of femininity is a threat to feminism, and wome...
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black women, radio, Tom Joyner, morning, show, Christelyn Karazin, damaging stereotype, perception, media, movies, producer, Tyler Perry, interview, option, self esteem, tropes,

I Told Tyler Perry I Want to See More HEALTHY Swir...

I had the opportunity of a lifetime today to speak my piece to Tyler Perry and get the peanut gallery to admit that colorism plays a MAJOR role in the...
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“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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