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You know folks I really hope that this does not turn into a "Is she black enough or African American enough to represent us" discussion. I really hope it does not. 


59 minutes ago on In This Version of “Rosemary’s Baby,” the Demon Seed is Hosted by an Interracial Couple.

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@qjonesatl3 @Brenda55  

You may be interested in this short video.

It ties into growing your own and cooking your own.  It runs about 20 min.

6 hours ago on Snow Be Damned!! Container Gardening 101

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@Justme65 @tracyreneejones @horrorjunky  

"I screen the phone calls."


Caller ID and Identa-ring are a beautiful thing.

6 hours, 34 minutes ago on Tell Um Why You Mad, Hun….

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Awwwwwwww. Words just fail at a time like this. 


Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul,  faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

7 hours, 13 minutes ago on Sad News: Former BB&W ‘Hottie’ Succumbs to Cancer at 41

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@qjonesatl3 @Brenda55  

first of all thinks for the link.  I beleive I hard about the Self Sufficiency blob form one of the "Prepper" sites I visit. Looks good so I am going to book mark them both.


Not sure about the dehydration Dx when it comes to what is going on with your hair.  Do you pull your hair back of wear it in braids? If you do that could be stress alopecia.

8 hours, 16 minutes ago on Snow Be Damned!! Container Gardening 101

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@qjonesatl3  


Let us know how it goes with your garden.  I have tons more information so feel free to pick my brain as you need.


I think that you are on the right track when it comes to changing your diet to change your health. Most medical professionals who are in practice today were trained years ago with what is now seen at out dated knowledge and biases when it comes to the American diet. We are now finding that a lot of what we thought was right is actually wrong.


If you do nothing else for your self start eating clean, eating whole food and get away from processed foods as much as you possible can.  Starting a garden is a great first step.

13 hours, 43 minutes ago on Snow Be Damned!! Container Gardening 101

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Ok Memphis swirlers. I see that there are several of you out there who would like to meet.  Let's see if we can make that happen.


What I need is one of you to act as contact person. The others need to give me permission to forward your email to the contact person.

The rest is up to you.

Arrange a local meet up. All I ask is that you send us a photo.

Deal?

1 day, 8 hours ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.

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@EqualOppLover @DWB  

"But last night I just wanted to protect him the only way I know how and to have him hold me without scrutiny from spectators. It turned out to be a fantastic night and a beautiful morning."


Now that's what I'm talking about. 

1 day, 14 hours ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.

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@EqualOppLover  

Awww dang and here I was thinking that you opted to stay in to get "up close and personal with your Boo.   That would be the only reason Keith and I would stay in. :P


Look as an IR couple you are going to run into jerks. You run into them as a black women, you run into them just being human. 

We would be remiss on this site if we painted IRRs as all rainbows and unicorns with pink fair dust. We cover this so that those of us who have lived this for years can school those new it and be that place of support to get answers that few others can answer.  We are not trying to scare people. 

1 day, 14 hours ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.

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Several years ago my brother and a buddy of his were standing on a corner waiting for the bus to take them to work.  The bus stop was  at Kensington and Allegheny Ave. in Phila. in a working class neighborhood.  K and A as Philadelphia know it. Back then blacks were not welcome there and it was not uncommon for car loads of whites to drive by shouting racial insults at a black person waiting for the bus on that corner. Ethnic intimidation. It happened all the time so you just let it go and went on about your business.


That happened to my brother and his buddy only this time his buddy shouted back.  You knew it was not going to end well when the car skidded to a stop and four guys got out of the car  some with bats. My brother of course was pissed at this friend but knew he could not leave him there alone up against four men so he stays, took the resulting beating and just tried to stay alive. 


My brother took an beat down because of bigots and because his friend went all stupid and ran his mouth.  They both say it was not worth it of course when you look at what could have happened. 


In the case of BW/WM IRR most of what is happening is guys trying to make you the white guy look small in front of your lady. That has the opposite effect with us black women  IMO because if a guy is  that much of a jerk to harass strangers on the street can you imagine what kind of jerk they are in a relationship?


I think most of us women would agree that we do not need you to prove how tough you are when faced with a situation where we are threatened and intimidated. I know I do not want to see my husband hurt because of some name calling.  We want you to handle the situation smart and get us both out of there safe and in one piece.

1 day, 15 hours ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.

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@MLM1  

Thanks for your comment.


If you have some specific events and places that you would like to recommend to this couple and other IR couples  living in Memphis please share.

1 day, 16 hours ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.

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@BeautyIAM @hglimsher  

He is taking his lumps.  Care to add?

2 days, 2 hours ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.

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@Christelyn  @Brenda55 @dasdbobb  

We are back to heavy wool sweaters tonight.  It is see your breath cold.

My plants are in the laundry room and they will stay there until the end of the month.  Last frost date is 4/29.

2 days, 4 hours ago on I’m Loving Swiss Chard for Organic Gardening, and So Should You!

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@Lili2009  

I know exactly what you are talking about and have experienced this on numerous occasions. Seems to be hard wired.  My guess the folks reacting that way are not even aware that they are doing it.

2 days, 4 hours ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.

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@EqualOppLover @IzzyYeah  

Well you have to admit she is lovely.

2 days, 6 hours ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.

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It gets better.  It really does. Chris and the others have given you excellent advice.  I also want to take this opportunity to thank the men on this site for stepping up and offering their advice and experience to this young man.


As an older BW/WM couple Keith and I rarely run into this kind of nonsense. This is all being done to break you two up and if the jerks can bust you up in the process so much the better. With you down I don't want to think of what would happen to her but then I don't have to tell you that. 


My advice is street smarts, taking the situation seriously and not taking the bait. Make sure you and your lady are on the same page and make sure that you are in full agreement that when a situation gets uncomfortable for either one of you you bail.  Keith and I have a signal for that and if either one of us uses it we are out, no argument we go. We can talk about the why later for now we roll. ( Also works great for those family gatherings that work your nerves which to tell the truth is when we mostly throw the signal.) 

2 days, 7 hours ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.

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@markhaaseth  Good stuff Mark.  Thanks for posting this.

2 days, 7 hours ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.

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I just know I am NOT running this through Calorie Count's recipe  analyzer.


This looks so good.  I'll have to reserve this for a special occasion.

2 days, 15 hours ago on Chef Bob: Alaskan Snow Crab Pasta Primavera

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@oekmama  

You may want to check out this YouTube channel


Garden Girl.

http://tinyurl.com/nt6l5y7


If you have limited space and want to grow plants together do what native Americans have done for centuries.  Two and three sister gardening.  That is planting several plants in the same space.


http://tinyurl.com/o7rg468

2 days, 16 hours ago on Snow Be Damned!! Container Gardening 101

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@Karla  

Square foot is pretty much what I do.  I say pretty much since I also grow in pots.


Here is a link to their site, I'm sure you already have the book. The site has everything you need to know as well as info on the work they are doing around the world to help people feed themselves.


http://squarefootgardening.org/

2 days, 16 hours ago on Snow Be Damned!! Container Gardening 101

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@Chicago404 @Brenda55  

Hey we just post the facts.  People can do what they want with them. 

At least they know what the lay of the land is. 

3 days, 1 hour ago on And the States with the Highest Interracial Marriages Are…

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I just received this email from Loving Day.org

I am posting it here for those interested in organizing a Loving Day Celebration  near you.  This is a great way to meet up with IR couples like yourselves.


Loving Day is less than two months away! It's a great time to start

planning your Loving Day Celebration of any size.

It's fun and easy. All you need is:

1. An invitation (via facebook, email, etc)

2. A place to meet (like a restaurant, bar, park, or backyard)

3. Something to do (like a potluck, bbq, music, or other fun activity)

Make it happen sometime around June 12th (weekends are good) and
you've got yourself a Loving Day Celebration! Start (or continue) a
Loving Day tradition for family, friends, your place of worship, your
office, or anywhere you can bring people together.

Loving Day Celebrations come in all shapes and sizes. Do what you
love, and make it your own. For inspiration, ideas, and ways to share
your celebration, please visit:

http://lovingday.org/host-a-celebration

Thanks, and happy Loving Day!

Connect with Loving Day on:

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3 days, 1 hour ago on And the States with the Highest Interracial Marriages Are…

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@reem11  As I have stated before.  In Philly is see "our flavor" of IR couples. Usually what happens if we catch each other's eye we acknowledge each other with a smile and a knowing look.  Happened again this past Monday in the Whole Foods parking lot with a couple about the same age as Keith and I.

3 days, 2 hours ago on And the States with the Highest Interracial Marriages Are…

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@qjonesatl3 @DWB  

Time to plan some BW/WM meet ups. 

3 days, 3 hours ago on And the States with the Highest Interracial Marriages Are…

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@reem11  

I went through the back pages.  I can't see it.  Some of your post are showing up in this thread.


Can you cancel out and re post?

3 days, 3 hours ago on And the States with the Highest Interracial Marriages Are…

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Fun facts

Ladies I know that you won't be surprised at this graph but some of the NBABM  gals will.

3 days, 4 hours ago on And the States with the Highest Interracial Marriages Are…

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@FriendsofJay @Brenda55  

Rut row

He's a Super Swirl. Super swirl. He's super swirlin' yow.


Nod to Rick James LOL.

3 days, 4 hours ago on And the States with the Highest Interracial Marriages Are…

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@FriendsofJay  

In western Pa  and the T-bone sure it is pretty monochromatic.  In Philly and the surrounding burbs it is swirl central.  Every combination you can imagine.

3 days, 4 hours ago on And the States with the Highest Interracial Marriages Are…

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@dasdbobb  

They were calling for snow in Pa also. Temps overnight in the mid 30's.  I am going to move the transplants I have on the back porch in prep for planting into the laundry room over night. 

3 days, 7 hours ago on I’m Loving Swiss Chard for Organic Gardening, and So Should You!

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 A video tribute and remembrance of Karyn Washington


Remembering Karyn - Founder of For Brown Girls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGg6G87v7v8



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I also wanted to share a few of Karyn's favorite songs in hopes that they might uplift anyone who needs a little bit of love, encouragement or sunshine in their life xoxo 

India.Arie - Beautiful Flower - One of Karyn's theme songs!
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Jojo - All I Want Is Everything -She made this our theme song! 
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3 days, 9 hours ago on Founder of “For Brown Girls,” and Advocate for US, Karyn Washington Committed Suicide, and I Suck.

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@BWC @Brenda55  

Jeans are good.  After trying a number of different kinds including Duluth's ball room jeans it turns out the ones that look the best on him are Wrangler relaxed fit jeans.  Yeah he wears the polos with them also.


He also wears cargoes but pretty much sports tees with those. With those it is usually some sort of dirt color. Even so he has a panama hat that really hypes that look up. 

3 days, 11 hours ago on Star Talk: Summer Babies’ Astrological Fashion Color

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@BWC @Brenda55  

Keith used to be like that also.  I say used to until I started getting him to try some brighter colored polo shirts which look great with his gray hair. They also punch up a neutral sports jacket and slacks just enough and is a great look. 


He will not wear tropical patterned shirts unless they are tone on tone however. I am cool with that since not every guy can really pull that off. 

3 days, 11 hours ago on Star Talk: Summer Babies’ Astrological Fashion Color

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@itsgoodtobeme  

It can also be done subtly.

I want this scarf.

3 days, 16 hours ago on Star Talk: Summer Babies’ Astrological Fashion Color

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@itsgoodtobeme  

How about gold nail polish with these shoes?

3 days, 16 hours ago on Star Talk: Summer Babies’ Astrological Fashion Color

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@itsgoodtobeme  

I think the metallic gold can work out well if used as an accent.

3 days, 16 hours ago on Star Talk: Summer Babies’ Astrological Fashion Color

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I think this is much ado about nothing. There is a reason it is called a uniform. The same thing happens in any occupation that requires

specialize clothing while preforming your duties.


I went through it through school, we wore uniforms and in my occupation nursing.

This is not a race issue as far as I am concerned. 

3 days, 16 hours ago on Has The Army Declared War On Black Women’s Hair?

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Had on this color combo today'

4 days ago on Star Talk: Summer Babies’ Astrological Fashion Color

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I am a Leo and I have to admit that I do like color.  My favorite combo is orange and raspberry.

4 days ago on Star Talk: Summer Babies’ Astrological Fashion Color

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@khalilk  

".My point, people have to attempt to remove themselves from these fictional boxes"


Truth.


Oh and I am loving that another Philly girl has chimed in. 

4 days, 13 hours ago on Buzzfeed Does Creative Video On Who’s Most Interested in Interracial Dating. What’s Your Take?

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@qjonesatl3  If you give me a little more details maybe I can make some suggestions.


About where do you live and what do you want to grow?


How much time do you have to devote to gardening?

How much light do you get in the location where you want to place your garden?

4 days, 13 hours ago on QOTW: White Guy Worried He’s ONLY Attracted to Black Women. Here’s My Take.

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