Black women

Karyn Washington, beauty, solidarity, social media, black women, suicide, self esteem, depression, support, red lips, bodies of black women, politics, pop culture, beauty standards, hip hop, #DarkSkinRedLipProject, #NoBareLips30, Keiko Kaveri,

Dark Girls Can’t Wear Red Lipstick, Huh? #No...

Of course we all know about the recent passing of Karyn Washington, and her work to encourage black women to love their shade and her #DarkSkinRedLipP...
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Buzzfeed Does Creative Video On Who’s Most I...

So what does this video reveal? Racial biases and stereotypes still persist. But who gives a shit? It all a numbers game, so play to win....
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The Great Debate: Should WM and BW Get Together Be...

Anyone that hangs around IR blogs for a significant length of time,  has already noticed that *some* black women express the following: “Black ...
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culture, race, ethnic, names, children, blended families, racism, discrimination, privilege, society, employment, stigma, dating, relationships, insight, black men, options,white men, black women, dating, interracial marriage, blended families, relationships, romance, flirting, advice, reader question, looking for love,

A Heartfelt Letter from a White Guy, Wondering How...

I don’t know if you guys realize how much of an impact this site has, and how many notes I get like this on a weekly basis. Men you thought woul...
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dressing, style, fashion, designer, trends, black women, Spring, wardrobe,

SS 2014 Preview: An Ode to Rose Gold

Oh Metallics, how we love thee. In fact, we anticipate your return every spring and summer. Gilded lids and lips, silver streaked toes, are de rigueur...
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Patrick Wanin, Ph.D, Matthew Hussey, black women, femininity, perception, gender roles, dating, dynamics, inter human relationships, interracial dating, womanhood, sexuality, stigma, masculinity, what is femininity, black women are feminine,

Femininity Series, Part One: “What Does It M...

The topic of femininity is so polarizing. On one end, you have women who feel like even the discussion of femininity is a threat to feminism, and wome...
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black women, radio, Tom Joyner, morning, show, Christelyn Karazin, damaging stereotype, perception, media, movies, producer, Tyler Perry, interview, option, self esteem, tropes,

I Told Tyler Perry I Want to See More HEALTHY Swir...

I had the opportunity of a lifetime today to speak my piece to Tyler Perry and get the peanut gallery to admit that colorism plays a MAJOR role in the...
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street harassment, verbal abuse, black men, black women, sexism, culture, society, misogyny, urban space, protection, speaking out, violence, domestic violence,

“My Name is NOT Baby,” a Rant About St...

  One day, I was standing outside of a store waiting for my dad to meet me. While I was waiting, I made a phone call to my mom. While I was on the ph...
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London Calling…”Swirlr” Covered ...

Okay now I’m feeling legit. Daily Mail is bomb.com. Guess those folks in the UK watch CNN too, because it’s pretty much a transcript of wh...
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black women, fetish, skin, lupita nyong'o, racism, culture, society, stereotypes, Twitter, Dr. Lamont Hill, Melissa Hines Perry, dencia, whitenitious, skin cream, complexion, beauty standards, black skin, industry, shame, African, conversation about black women, value of dark skin, intellectuals, false concern, concern trolling, Black Woman Fetish Hysteria, BWFH, mujeres negras, fetiche, la piel, Nyong'o lupita, el racismo, la cultura, la sociedad, los estereotipos, Twitter, Dr. Lamont Hill, Melissa Hines Perry, dencia, whitenitious, crema para la piel, cutis, los estándares de belleza, piel negro, la industria, la vergüenza, Africana, conversación sobre las mujeres negras, valor de la piel oscura, intelectuales, falsa preocupación, preocupación curricán, negro Mujer Fetish Histeria, BWFH,

Can We Please Stop with the Black Woman Fetish Hys...

I’ve watched with delight over the passed week since covering the Oscars and relishing in Lupita’s victory and observed all the speculatio...
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The Root, British born, Lupita Nyong'o, Steve McQueen , black women, allies, culture, politics, power, networks, support networks,

Judge Not An Ally By Their Skin Color or Whom They...

OMG…wow…super-duper congratulations to Lupita!! As Lupita Nyong’o tearfully accepts the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress an...
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QOTW, dating, video, advice, black women, curious, flirting, workplace dating, does she like me?, youtube, white men, swirlr, swirling, interracial, mixed dating,

QOTW: White Guys Asks, “Does My Gorgeous, Bl...

The question: On the 3rd day of my new job I met the most beautiful and sexy woman I have ever met. She is black. It was very brief and before I jette...
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SMASHBOX, Gorgeous Spill, Lori Taylor , Cory Bishop, makeup, beauty, trends, style, black women, inspiration,

You Saw it Here First! Make Up Trends for the Osca...

I don’t know about you, but I’m totally disinterested in who gets what award for the Oscars tonight. I’m more into what everyone wil...
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