Relationships

Not all swirling is successful: A Tale of Two Sist...

I came across two donation campaigns this weekend, featuring black women with their white partners, on Simone56’s Facebook page and I felt compelled...
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Attraction or Self Hate?

Written by Saran Lawson This subject is a little sensitive in the Interracial Dating community. So, I’m going to handle it as delicately as I can. I...
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Lessons to learn from Rohan Marley’s recent ...

Rohan Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley, got married to his Brazilian bride Barbara Fialho, back in March. And like anything, there are SO many ...
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Dear Penny: How can I get back in the dating game ...

Dear Penny, I ran across your post and decided to ask a few questions. My 45th birthday is coming up and I wanted to start dating again. I have been d...
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Dear Penny: How do I date as an introverted black ...

Thanks for submitting your questions, readers! See below for my response 🙂 Dear Penny, I live in Washington, DC.  I have been out of the dating sc...
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What Lurks Beneath: Why More Women are Choosing In...

Written by Saran Lawson There is little to no argument that women have changed in the last several decades. We have become more health conscious and w...
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Common Anti-Swirling Scare Tactics and Potential R...

Now more than ever, the relationship choices made by black women are pretty much a political statement. But there is no relationship more criticized a...
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Ancestry.com Ad and the Curious Case of Faux Outra...

The controversial Ancestry.com ad featuring a black woman and white man in love in the time of slavery days has been removed and an apology issued, an...
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Ancestry.com Risks it All with Slave-Era IR Romanc...

So…a birdie showed me this… While I’m not sure who this couple is (I Googled her; nada). But the idea of investigating whether these...
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“If you’re so happy swirling, why do y...

I had the honor of having one of my blogs reposted on Lipstick Alley, a gossip site that largely caters to black women. It even was a trending topic f...
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Secret Rule to Meet Men

Written by Saran Lawson It’s crowded in the Mexican Restaurant the day we decided to patronize. This place is standing room only. Of course, the...
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Is money worth your dignity? Kevin and Eniko Hart

Terrible comedian and abnormally tall Oompa-Loompa Kevin Hart made headlines again this week, promoting his latest project. He apparently found out hi...
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Man, those swirlers sure must be miserable!

The narrative commonly believed is that because I didn’t marry a black man and still write about black women’s relationship issues, that must mean...
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Dear Black Women: Never Accept Struggle Dates!

In this age of social media, there is no shortage of material to write about. Since I frequently write about the unique experience of black women and ...
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