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Top Story: I’m 83% African, 16% European and 1% West Asian

Thanks to Ancestry DNA I now know my full ethnic background. It’s very fascinating, humbling and empowering to learn where my ancestors come from. I can’t wait to further explore all the places that make me who I am by conducting research, trying local recipes, meeting new family members and hopefully one day visiting each … Continue reading

The Strong Black Woman – Myth or Fact?

By Marcea Hibbert-Roye I am of the opinion that the strength of a Black woman is both a fact and a myth, in equal measures. Women of any color are inherently strong but it is the information gained from this perception about Black Women that can escalate the myth aspect of this subject. For Black … Continue reading

Black Nativity: Movie I Don’t Wanna See But I Recommend

Nope. Don’t wanna see it. Can’t make me! However, I do promote that you see it, for obvious reasons (Black cast and positive message), but I’m sure it’s a well done film. I’m just not in the mood for all the singing and religious references. Besides, Black people are “in” right now more than ever. … Continue reading

Top Story: Why Do Black Men Date Outside Their Race?

Over the weekend, black women were honored during BET’s annual “Black Girls Rock!” event which got us thinking. We know Black women are amazing and deserve all of the kudos in world but do the men see it? In response, we posed the question to our Facebook page: “If “Black girls rock” (because we know … Continue reading

I Want To Come Back As A Rich Black Woman

I hope I am a happy, tall, rich Black woman in my next life because being 5’6″, unhappy and poor is for the birds! – Dangerous Lee Related articles Four Things Every Black Woman Should Stop Doing (madamenoire.com) 5 Things Black Women Can Do To Move Us Forward (atlantablackstar.com) Black models are still barely seen … Continue reading

If You’re An Asshole And You Know It Read This Blog!

FreeBlogging: The Internet Is A Breeding Ground For Assholes, Including Me! I wrote this weeks ago as I was going off on a tangent. I’ve debated publishing it because I don’t think it’s written very well. Then I said, fuck it, I’m a free writing asshole! The internet is a breeding ground for assholes! They’re … Continue reading

Say No To All Black Everything: How To Properly Work Black Into Your Wardrobe

Black is a beautiful color when it used properly and in moderation.  When you are putting together your outfits, though, the key would be to make sure that you keep it that way.  Black is one of those bold colors that can either be worked into an outfit very good or very badly.  Determining which … Continue reading

The Half Series Interviews: Jonathan R. Miller

What is the ethnic background of your parents? My father is Black and my mother is White.  My father is relatively light-skinned and so I regularly “pass” as white. What type of colorism have you had to face and how did you deal with it? I’m fortunate that I haven’t experienced anything too bad. Most … Continue reading

Black History Month Spotlight: Cashel Sapphire Campbell – Actor & Burlesque Performer

Name and Occupation:  Cashel Sapphire Campbell, Actor/Belly Dance and Burlesque Performer & Instructor/Dance Therapy Student. What do you love most about being a Black woman? I love the color of my skin. I love the legacy of my ancestors that live within my bones. I love inner strength that is implanted in my DNA. I … Continue reading

Black History Month Spotlight: Tanisha Ward – Classical Singer & Realtor

Name and Occupation: Tanisha Ward, Classical Singer & Realtor What do you love most about being a Black woman? I LOVE how strong we are,  our spirits are not “easily broken,” we’re very independent and we have depth and soulfulness about us.  Last, but not least…WE ARE BEAUTIFUL AND “WE ROCK!” Who or what inspires … Continue reading

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

Get Tested! Learn more at – http://www.blackaidsday.org

The Half Series Interviews: Lisa Chase Patterson

What is the ethnic background of your parents? My father is Black and Sicilian, my mom is Cherokee and Spanish What type of colorism have you had to face and how did you deal with it? Since I was very young I remember being called Oreo, mutt, half-breed, etc. Many times I would face opposition … Continue reading

Liberia: Land of the Free and Home of The Slaves

I was looking through some cards from a Trivial Pursuit-like game with questions only about Black history.  One of the questions asked, “why was the American Colonization Society formed in 1817?” The answer on the back of the card said, “To transport freeborn Black and emancipated slaves back to Africa.”  I was shocked to read … Continue reading

Black Music Month Spotlight: Billy Hyatt

Name:  Billy Hyatt Why is celebrating Black music important to you? Because Black Ppople have and continue to make such great contributions to music worldwide. Without the creative input that different Black culture’s brought to the game, music would be missing a lot of the flavor and ideas it now has. What do you think of … Continue reading


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