Should we have more fat black girls on magazine covers?

Written by Penelope Farthing The title of a Buzzfeed article crossed my Facebook feed today, and it was certainly an attention grabber. It boldly stated “[Redacted] is shining on the latest British Vogue cover, and honestly, we need more fat black girls on magazine covers”.   Now, I’m not speaking about the covering guest herself,…

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National Headwrap Day: 5 Black Owned Companies to Try

Written by Penelope Farthing Did you know that November 20th was National Headwrap Day? I didn’t until 2 weeks ago, and that was all the impetus I n...

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Why is the bar so low?

Written by Penelope Farthing Stop me if you’ve seen it before.   Say you’re scrolling on Facebook and you come across a status shared by a fr...

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The Black Folks School of Disciplining Children

Written by Penelope Farthing We talk a lot about relationships on this platform, and sometimes, we talk about the result of these relationships, which...

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Trash Pick Me Relationship “Advice”

You don’t need me to tell you that relationships these days are hard work. Even if you get past the preliminary vetting stages to make sure he is no...

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No Black Prince for The Little Mermaid: Jonah Hauer-King

Written by Penelope Farthing The live action Little Mermaid remake found its Prince Eric in newcomer Jonah-Hauer King, and I am thrilled! Back in July...

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Solange and Alan: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

We have some more black love news for everyone. Unfortunately, it is not pleasant. Solange and her husband of four years are getting divorced. Accordi...

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Changes to the Blog Comment Section

Hello Beyond Black and White Readers!   The host of our comment section has changed providers. In the transition, all comments that were made on ...

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What do you gain from incessant manstroking?

Written by Penelope Farthing I spend a lot of time online in black women circles. The topics are vast, ranging from hair and makeup to keto recipes to...

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Twitter After Dark: Life, Love and the Pursuit of Black Peni...

The title is a little sensational, but bear with me. This post is going to be spicy! The other day, I left a work event very late. When I came home, I...

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Five Ways to Fight the Flu!

Written by Penelope Farthing Spooky season just passed and Halloween now behind us. Thanksgiving is up next. Christmas, though the decorations have be...

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The Pink Pill Meets a Real-Life African Princess, @korraobid...

If you haven’t started following Korra Obidi Dean on Instagram, you’re missing out on an eyeful of delight. This Nigerian singer and dance...

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The Portrayal of Black Women in “Joker”

So I saw Joker this past weekend and I have a few comments as it relates to how black women were portrayed in the film. Overall, as a fan of comic boo...

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