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QOTW: “How Do I Stop Believing I’m Und...

Hello! So, a brief description of myself. I am a young black woman, 21, in college and due to graduate soon. I have always known that I was more attra...
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male opinion, street harassment, abuse, violence against women, dialogue, conversation, men, black men, stereotypes, tropes, social issues, culture, perception,

He Said, She Said…A Discussion About Street ...

Editorial by: Howard Tyrone Smith II Video: Christelyn Karazin HE SAID… The murder of Mary “Unique” Spears and countless other women...
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black women, black men, society, culture, perception, stereotypes, tropes, discussion, self hatred, deflection, conversation,

From a Black Man’s Mouth: About All That Hat...

Greetings BB&W, As a strong supporter of your work and what it stands for, I’d like to say something to all the naysaying black men on this ...
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Shonda Rhimes, viola davis, ABW, angry black woman, hollywood, entertainment, television, perception, culture, race, class, Alessandra Stanley,

Shonda Rhimes Hands NY Times WW Writer Her Hindqua...

You’d think one of the writers of the illustrious New York Times would cross-check herĀ informationĀ before she threw major shade on Shonda Rhim...
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mixed couples, interracial relationship, black women dating white men, society, perception, harassment, racism, culture, blended families, biracial children, real life, stories, challenges, Youtube, video

Another You Tube Couple Shares Their Story: Val &#...

After our first feature of one of the fabulous You Tube couples that follow this blog, I got this note… “We are Val & Andrew. I’...
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RIP Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman Has Left the ...

Famed poet, activist, and author Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. We send her family, friends and the literary community our heartfelt condolen...
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marriage, entertainment, Hollywood couples, interracial dating and black men, Kanye, Kim K, media, nuptials, stereotype, perception, culture, race, class, gender issues,

What’s the Message Here? He’ll Marry H...

Okay so we all know that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian FINALLY tied the knot this weekend in Florence, Italy. I for one am glad the whole fiasco is ov...
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Solange, Jay-Z, gossip, entertainment, poor behavior, Hollywood, perception, news, black women misbehavin, Solange, Jay-Z, gossip, entertainment, poor behavior, Hollywood, perception, news, black women misbehavin,

Ratchet Roundup: News We Didn’t Cover this W...

So…yes I saw the unfortunate video clip of Solange Knowles taking out 400 years of slavery on Jay Z’s already unfortunate-looking face. Be...
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Ebony magazine, colorism, black women, media, perception, images, stereotypes, light skin, history, pop culture,

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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images, perception, photographs, interracial, media, couples, observation, society, culture,

The Picture That Changed My Life

  I posted the photograph below on my Facebook page last week. It brought back fond memories for Brenda Thompson so she shared a nostalgic story ...
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society, culture, rage, angry black woman, health, emotional health, hostility, depression, abuse, reflection, perception, patience, rage, disorders, therapy

Recognize Yourself? Five Signs You Are An Angry Bl...

By Elaine Flowers, BB&W guest writer We could use this time to go over all of the good reasons why black women should be angry, but I have always ...
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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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