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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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Our Cinderella Has Blossomed: Monae Gives Us An Update

I love good news. I love to hear when things are looking up for young black women. Monae is a contributor  from an older thread, For Black Women: Why White Men are a Better Choice. She asked for help and received a delightful outpouring of advice. Here’s an update from our young lady: OMG, it’s […]

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I Have to Support President Obama, Because He’s a Black Man

At least, according to Miss Jina: @Blog author and Bellydancer WOW..You are on here saying what has Obama done nothing for you? Wow..What the f*** did the other forty or so white presidents do for you? This is why black people can’t get ahead. Some people in the group always want to tear each other […]

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For Colored Girls by Ntozake Shange

Check out the (classic) original material.    

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To The Black Women Who Defend Barack Obama (or Any Black Male)

Shellacking November 2nd was a shocker wasn’t it? Wow, that was some election. Where did all the progressives and liberals go? Are they only in California, Connecticut, Delaware, and New York? I know a lot of you think that the sole and most important reason for the Republican and Tea Party takeover of the House […]

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For Black Women – No Respect: Is It Open Season on Black Women and Black Girls?

Thanks for the various links Amanda (BWMM) and Bellydancer. 🙂 They Don’t Respect Disabled Little Girls: Papa’s Gotta Straighten Them Out A black father boards a bus to stop “children” from bullying his disabled daughter. I can tell you right now. Back in the day, if that had been me –  my Father, my Mother, […]

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The Most Powerful Woman in the World is a Black Woman

Source Article by Reuters. I’ve decided to make October Black Women’s month! Time to focus on the positive. 😀 According to Forbes: (Reuters) – First lady Michelle Obama beat out heads of state, chief executives and celebrities to rank as the world’s most powerful woman in Forbes magazine’s annual listing on Wednesday. And third on […]

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Black Women – Devil’s Advocate: Are Black People Doomed?

It’s the last day of September, Devil’s Advocate* month. It’s round up time. Before I begin, I have to highlight these fantastic blogs for their incisive commentary: Black Women’s Interracial Relationship Circle: 5 things bw need to realize about the current black social milieu Acts of Faith In Love & Life: Pimps, Predators & The […]

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Black Women – Devil’s Advocate: Has our femininity been denied?

It’s September, and it’s Devil’s Advocate* month. This topic will be a bit spicier than usual. Are black women allowed to be women? Has our femininity been denied or compromised? Do we have the right to be respected, protected, and cherished like all other women? We are accused of being jealous acid tossing lunatics by […]

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Black Women – Devil’s Advocate: Are Black Males Real Men?

It’s September, and it’s Devil’s Advocate* month. I was sent a link to this picture. Thanks Chocholatestar. 😀 We don’t know who created it, but it does beg the question: Are black males real men? People like to pretend that out of wedlock (OOW) births are an issue that is the sole responsibility of, and […]

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Black Women – Devil’s Advocate: You Gotta Chase a White Man

It’s September, and it’s Devil’s Advocate* month. Let’s have some fun, shall we? You’ve been dateless, man-free, and frustratingly single this entire summer, month, year, decade, or century. All these BWE / BW-IR blogs are starting to work your last nerve. Why? You are getting so effing tired of hearing all these damn rules of […]

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For Black Women: Please Have Sex With White Men

That got your attention, didn’t it? Apparently, my old, old post Why White Men are a Better Choice was interpreted (by the mentally handicapped and functionally illiterate) as a heartfelt plea for black women everywhere to sex it up with all the nearest and available white men. It seems that I’ve been successful at convincing […]

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Black Magazines, Black Fashion: Burt-Murray Goes White and Vogue Africa is Fiction

Total Fiction: Vogue Africa Vogue Africa by Mario Epanya Vogue (Africa) doesn’t exist, but the pictures circulating the web are fascinating, intriguing, and perplexing. The photographer is Mario Epanya. He wanted Vogue (Conde Naste) to have this magazine showcasing Africa. I’m curious and would like to ask: couldn’t he find investors in oil-rich Nigeria, diamond-rich […]

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For Black Women: When Your Choices Make Other People Or Your “Friends” Mad

The following comment, and question, was sent to me by the intelligent and lovely Chocolatestar: I wanted to send you this video and get your thoughts on this. I’m not sure if it’s just me and my strong opinionated personality, but i’m quite tired of black women bashing other black women, who call black men […]

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For Black Women: When White Men Are Buddies With a “Brotha”

When a white man is buddies with a “brotha”, I know I don’t want him. The white guy doesn’t have to “hate” black men, but if he’s one of those white guys who feels like he needs to have street cred, or likes to call black men “brothas”, then I don’t wanna see ya. I […]

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For Black Women: White Men Hunting – Lesson Number 92

Sometimes the comments are so good, they get their own posts. In this one, White Men Hunting – Lesson Number 92, you will have the answers to oft-repeated questions, such as: Where are the white men? How do I find one? How do I get one to ask me out? I don’t look like Beyonce […]

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Black Women and Our Mothers: Love Vs. Guilt by Oshun/Aphrodite

A stellar comment by Oshun/Aphrodite: You are being manipulated.  Ask me how I know. Just ask…  LOL Because I have been in your shoes!  Literally! My mother did a lot of right things by me, but she also did some bad things by me.  I think when you grow up and you have been taught […]

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Black Women: Starting Over, Moving On and Out

When is the best time to move? NOW. When is the best time to start over? NOW. Spring is a marvelous time of year to run from wherever we are to someplace better. Right now. The following quote comes from Monae: It’s not that easy to meet white guys where I live. It’s not like […]

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For Black Women: Why White Men are a Better Choice

A topic guaranteed to make your teeth grind or make you smile. I am tongue in cheek, so if you don’t see any clarifications like the word some, I still don’t mean all. So, I’m looking around the web, and as a woman who likes men I’m seeing a positive development: black women affirming an […]

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When Black Women Choose To Date Inter-Racially, They Are Not Abandoning Their Race

The following quote comes from Womanist Musings Blog. She is so on point. The first love of a Black woman’s life should always be herself. We have been taught to devalue ourselves because this strengthens not only the Black male patriarchy but patriarchy in and of itself. Any man that refuses to treat you like […]

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Black Women: My Pursuit of Happiness

I love myself. I am relaxed about it. I am mostly cheerful, generous, vain, conceited, selfish, don’t suffer pangs of guilt, and I like women who are this way too. In men, this is a no-no. I love being a woman. If I could be reincarnated, I wouldn’t hesitate with my choice: same person, same […]

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