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Narcissism for Black Women: The Very Good and Healthy Expression of Deep Self-Love, and Extreme Self-Devotion. Why? Because It's Good For Ya! And Sometimes I Write about Natural Hair, Among Other Things


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Black Women and Asian Men: K-POP @ KCON With G-Dragon And Missy Elliot Makes History

Oh, that was a mouthful. So, for some of you this may be old news, but I like this story…. On August 24 – 24, an event called KCON took place in Los Angeles at LA Memorial Sports Arena. This venue accommodated a doubling of attendance from last year to around 20k. G-Dragon performed his […]

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Rihanna – Stay ft. Mikky Ekko | Pink – Just Give Me a Reason ft. Nate Ruess

He’s so very cute, that Mikky Ekko. Doesn’t she look like she’s trying to fart in the tub at the end? That expression on her face…. Like the video, I only wish they’d been fair and have him without that sweater on. Nice arms.  😀   I like this song too.  

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So, President Obama Cannot Call A Black Woman “Best Looking”?

Spot Check: Controlling That Narrative About Beauty I’m not the biggest fan of the man, based on his performance in office, but the shrieking and howling by the media is hilarious. All I notice is that the biggest complainers of the President calling Kamala Harris, “The best-looking Attorney General in the country,” were white women […]

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Black Women: When All Else Fails In Heterosexual Relationships, Become A

Did I get your attention? I’m warning those of you who are very tender and sensitive to be aware that the next few paragraphs will be no-holds barred, non-politically correct, coming from my perspective and experiences (off-line). So, this isn’t something I gleaned from reading anyone’s comments, blogs, Facebook profiles, or having a third eye […]

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What Kind of Black Woman Are You?

I thoroughly enjoyed the following comment by Stacey, so I decided to make it a post. By the way, the post title is a general question, not aimed specifically at Stacey. The following continues the discussion originating in the Black Actress Review: Just Wright – Big Boned Gurl Gets Good Guy Balla post. Stacey says: Ok, I must […]

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Victimizing Black Women: NY Times Thinks Cure for Black Women and Black Family Poverty is “Let Em Out of Jail”

According to the “experts” they sought out for this article, black males have been locked up for far too long. If you want to read an institutional and media driven message – that hurts black women – the following NY Times article is a prime example: Long Prison Terms Eyed as Contributing to Poverty It’s so […]

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Media Watch: Black Actress Update – Has Hollywood Been Good to Them Lately?

Last post of the year. So, Happy New Year. Have a prosperous 2013, and many more. Let’s get down to business. I’ve compiled all the shows that I noticed have black women (two black parents or not) as main characters or otherwise. Always feel free to add shows / movies I may have missed … […]

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Open Forum: Music, Getting Off the Planet, This Election and What’s Up?

Top 40 Radio There are three singers that I find hard to listen to: Taylor Swift (she whines, really cannot sing), Kelly Clarkson (she sings about the same thing over and over again – being unable to get along with any man) and Katy Perry (I wanna take a hammer to her – Madonna did […]

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Open Forum: The Floor is Yours – Olympics, National News, etc.

I’ll come back later and write more… I sense folks want to talk about many different subjects. Links as usual are welcome. Feel free. Happy Sunday. 😀 *** Added: Thursday, August 9, 2012 Olympics Apparently, U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney didn’t win a gold medal. Hence the scowl. Check the tumblr site satirizing her. Wee bit […]

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Black Women and Asian Men: K-Pop Video with Jay Park Makes History

Sorta continuing the BW / AM theme… The following link is an article from oneasianworld.com: Mauika Hicks makes K-Pop history by being the love interest and lead dancer for Jay Park (he’s American of Korean descent). Some excerpts – the rest you’ll have to read at their site. It’s quite an informative interview. Paulette: How does […]

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For Black Women: Don’t Ever Ask For Permission To Live

Spring is coming. Well, up here in the Northeast it’s coming. I’m sure for those of you around the country (or world) the weather is different. Could be blazing hot right now, eh? I haven’t been pro-active enough lately, or the last couple of months. I think I’ve spent more of it catching up, because […]

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Black Actress Update: Props to Queen Latifah For Making ‘Joyful Noise’

About Us For Us I saw the movie Joyful Noise over the weekend. I had no idea what it was about. I saw it with a girlfriend (who’s Asian), she was the one who recommended it. I think most of the reviews have been half and half regarding this film. It’s a musical, a comedy […]

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Tips for Today’s Negroes: A Lesson in Manners

Who’s Your Daddy? Yeah, yeah, I know a lot of you did not have Fathers to teach you how to be a gentleman. And the likelihood is high that your Mothers probably didn’t have the time, inclination, or interest in teaching any of y’all manners. Maybe everybody thought that lil man ShayQuan being rude and […]

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Black Culture As Defined by the Japanese

MsMellody writes: I would like you (Betty) to write a blog piece on the following Japanese news story. I came upon this video while just looking around on the web…to say that I was shocked would be an understatement. Let me add this last bit of info – seeing that I am well past this […]

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Announcement: swirlingandmarriage.com

Introducing a website dedicated to dating, relationship, and coaching services for black American women who want to date interracially or internationally. Swirling & Marriage is brought you to by a truly awesome member of the BWE community Lorraine Spencer. In 2010 Lorraine helped highlight some sisters, which achieved international newspaper coverage. She also placed ads […]

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Relationship Barriers: Black Women, White Men and Other Non-Black Men

Note: Let me put my caveats up front. This post obviously does not apply to each and every black woman, since some of us are flexible, flirtatious, and at ease with white and other non-black men. The Swirl Imperative: Becoming More Social There is no shame in lacking a flirting game or being a bit […]

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Continuing The Nice Good … Love Is a Numbers Game, Play It Serious

How to Play It Serious The best information always comes from the comments section. I’d like to highlight these tips from Lisa: I started reading BWE blogs when I was 27 and now I’m married at 32. I might still be thinking about all the time I have and feeling that there’s “no rush” if […]

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The Nice Good Black Man

Using an interesting quote from Classic NYer: But that being said, perhaps I can show you another point of view. Take for example my brother, a stand -up individual raised by my mother and father with correct morals, treats his mother and two sisters with respect, graduated with degrees and working on another one, acts […]

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I Hurt This Black Male’s Feelings. Weep For Him.

“Brian M.” has something to say. These are all his words. This kinda stuff one cannot make up. Go forth and tell us how you feel, kind Sir: Now look let me say this up front I am not here to pick a fight with you or anything I just going to say this because […]

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Rape of Young Black Girls: Do We Ever Learn Anything From These Stories?

I would like to know. Frankly, I’m sick of knowing about these stories.* The reason is my feelings about what should happen to the perpetrators would fall under extreme cruel and unusual punishment. I’m all for sterilization, hangings, the electric chair, and putting the criminals to sleep like any animal that needs to be put […]

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