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Well, if they can make Jesus Scandinavian, anything goes...
Right now as we type, Mel Gibson is reading the script for his lead role in..."MUGABE, man of a nation" out in 2015.
10 months, 1 week ago on Kola Boof: “I Never Loved Osama Bin Laden”
Getting Freida Pinto to play Kola Boof? Out spills my morning Peppermint tea!
That's just as ridiculous as getting Cate Blanchett to play Alek Wek.
I do wish they get to show your life story on screen Kola, but a 2-hour feature film wouldn't be able to do justice to what I can only describe as an 'Epic' life you've had.
@Law Wanxi You never know, Dennis Rodman might bring Peace to the Middle East. Up until now nothing else has seemed to work...
10 months, 1 week ago on A US President Wants to Bomb a Middle Eastern Country? Heard That One Before...
@keimiasmoon Too right; their weakness is a HUGE turn off.
Any "Guilt" I might have once felt about my attraction for white men is loooonnnngggg gone! Hypocritical folks like that just make it a lot easier for me to enjoy my preference. ;)
10 months, 1 week ago on Good Wins Again! My Final Word on Internet Trolls...
@FriendsofJay I wouldn't be surprised if those black women (on his side) gladly offered themselves to be a loyal part of his harem, just to have a piece of his fictitious "Mandingo".
I'm sick of these so called "race-loyal" female zombies refusing to know their worth, yet they spend a heck of a lot of their time trying to shut down those of us that do.
@temple They remind me of bratty little toddlers that are desperate for attention. The more you ignore them the less power they have. They'll soon get bored and go and play with someone else's Lego.
"There's no pleasing an abuser". So true Chris, so true.
Janet, Kerry, Now Zoe! I love how all these gorgeous women are coming out with secret weddings. Mind you, the Fashionista in me would've loved to have seen the hair/make-up and Wedding dresses! ;)
10 months, 1 week ago on Unapologetic Swirler Zoe Saldana Gets Hitched!
Marriage is not the enemy. A bad marriage is the enemy; but a good marriage is a best friend, a lover, your biggest supporter & life-long companion all rolled in to one.
1 year, 1 month ago on Why Do Some Black Women Consider Marriage "The Enemy"? Part I
I saw his dad Steve in London 2 weeks ago! Let's just say that tasty good looks definitely runs in the family. ;)
1 year, 1 month ago on Matthew Hussey Talks "Interracial Awakenings" Part II
@Browncow @HotToastAndButter Yes, of course you can borrow it! :)
1 year, 1 month ago on All's Fair In Love And War: Swirl Edition, Interracial Dating Saboteurs
@CAPT SMOOTH @DWB I'm not going to lie, the title is controversial. Very headline grabbing! Day 2 and over 300 comments; That's what draws in the crowd! But by reading the full article, so many vital points are made. This really isn't an "attack" on older/educated/unmarried/black women as some previous comments are assuming.
1 year, 1 month ago on Black Women Are Spending Too Much Time and Effort Going to School, They Should Be Spending That Time Trying to Get Married
@Toni_M @HotToastAndButter Top of the morning to you! :)
Surely I can't be the only one that DIDN'T find this article offensive?
What I can't stand the most is the back handed compliments. You know the type when they praise your relationship closely followed by a dig. I call these the "BUT attacks"; The classic ones are, "I'm all for interracial dating BUT don't rule out dating the 'brothas'", or "It's OK to date outside of your race BUT just don't give up on black men, they deserve a chance too". Your attraction is exactly that, YOURS. Who you choose to have or NOT have a relationship with is non of their damn business!
@Jenn Jenn @Christelyn "Black people around me have always told me that being thin was "unnatural" and "unattractive" for a Black woman"
Well those people will have a huge culture shock when they visit most parts of Africa, the Caribbean, Afro-Latino communities etc.... Their world is not the REAL world.
Heck, maybe if they stepped out of their neighborhoods once in a while they'll find out that not all of their fellow Black American "sistas" wear a plus size or have an extra portion of grease with every meal!
1 year, 1 month ago on Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: BB&W Is NOT Just a Swirling Club.
I've just downloaded the book, can't wait to get stuck in!!
1 year, 1 month ago on "Men Aren't Stupid. And Nine Other Free Lessons That Will Change Your Life," A Book Review
@thecrazyartist I saw the preview for that show. Absolutely ridiculous! Every year I think 'Can television sink any lower?'
1 year, 1 month ago on Hot Out of the Oven, Another Off Topic Thread
@thecrazyartist Didn't Star Jones say she would date country singer John Rich if he wasn't married? This was on the Celebrity Apprentice. I even recall her calling him "Big Daddy" *Cringe!*
1 year, 1 month ago on Gabourey Sidibe on Jason Collins:"Every Woman Has Dated a Gay Man At Least Once"
1 year, 3 months ago on Swirling and Marriage: Themba and Caspar
I'm still waiting for the day when Alek Wek is powdered with cream coloured make-up, seated on a golden throne and hailed as a beautiful "Nordic Queen"............Still waiting...............
1 year, 4 months ago on White Model in Black Face (or Black Body), a New Fashion Statement?
1 year, 4 months ago on Thinking Of Moving Abroad? Better Find Out Who’s ‘Packing’ Before You Start Packing!! (INFOGRAPHIC) | Beyond Black & White
Hi Kristina, first let me just congratulate you on your cute little bundle of Joy!!! Look at that healthy crown of soft hair. She's adorable!
Natural hair can be hard to maintain, but there's so much fun and versatility to Afro hair. My mother never relaxed or pressured me to relax my hair, she gave me and my sisters the choice to decide, as soon as we were teenagers though. In the same way that we couldn't have piercings until we were older, we were not allowed to chemically treat our hair until our teens.
My sisters did make the decision to relax their hair, whilst I remained natural.
But I have to publicly confess a big secret......I'm an addict: A YouTube hair tutorial addict!!!!!!! There's so many great videos on natural hair maintenance, growth, products and styles, not only are they informative but they are such feel-good videos! Check them out, you're not alone.
1 year, 4 months ago on One New Mother Asks,"Is It Best To Stay Natural and Nappy?"
@Brenda55 @BlackbodyLogic Whenever I hear someone complaining about 'Bougie' black people. I get the feeling that what they are REALLY trying to say is: "Know your place"
1 year, 4 months ago on Harsh Reality: Ghetto-Girl Mentality Has Little to Do With Economics, More About 'Fitting In'
This really doesn't surprise me. A number of youngsters who act 'ghetto' and boast about being from 'the hood' come from a very lovely suburban neighbour'hood. It's a shame when intelligent young people buy into the idea of acting 'black' and adopt a negative, illiterate and aggressive attitude. If they think that's the way all people of African descent are 'supposed' to behave, then God help them.
@somethingdifferent22 That was so beautiful! Lucky Lady :)
1 year, 5 months ago on Swirling on Planet Earth Part 7: What is Intimacy?
It is much more easier for a man to find a religious single woman than a woman to find a religious single man.
1 year, 5 months ago on Question of the Week: On Dating Asian Men, Demanding Someone Christian, and Improvising Race on Online Profiles.
@cocoababe @The_Boss Christianity is in fact rooted in Judaism, so if anything, Christians should have more in common, religious and tradition-wise with Jews. If you really go back to basics Christianity is so Jewish, that back in the day, it was originally seen as just another Jewish cult!
Although the believers had Christ, they still kept the original Sabbath and Holidays that had been celebrated throughout the Bible (Passover, Yom Kippur etc).
Although Modern Christianity is a lot less Jewish because of forced Roman Pagan doctrines, I think at the heart of it, Christians and Jews are more related to each other than to any other faiths.
I know plenty of Jews and Christians in happy unions too, a lot of which are Messianic Jews who still hold on to their Hewbrew traditions and proudly call themselves Jewish and at the same time accept Jesus (Yeshua) as the messiah.
I hope that made sense :)
Chris, who is it? Who's the guy? Shhhhhhhh you can tell me, i'll keep it hush hush! :)
1 year, 5 months ago on (Bonus) Question of the Week: Black Women Blaming Their White Boyfriends for Racism
@Brenda55 @LorMarie "Don't talk your wallet"
That's a good one. I need to find a phrase to sum up someone that talks like they have an off-shore bank account in the Cayman Islands, when what they really have is a bag full of peanuts stashed under their mattress.
I know too many people that talk their wallet, but inside their actual wallet is a ripped hole full of crumbs and empty sweet wrappers!
1 year, 5 months ago on Racial Wealth Gap Is Partially Explained by Blacks Willingness to Help Their Poorer Relatives
@foreverhopeful @kia I think that although they want your money, at the same time, they are resentful of the fact that you have that money and are in the position to financially help them, whereas they can't help themselves.
I've always joked that if I won the lottery I would keep it a secret from my family. As harsh as that sounds, believe me, it's for the best. Suddenly I would become the family tree's Bank Manager and sudden distant relatives from Bangladesh and East Africa will suddenly appear on my doorstep, talking about how they haven't seen me since I was "this small", Big smiles and open palms.
I've lost count of the times someone has asked me to "borrow" them money, only for me to never see it again.
Even my immediate family are not to be trusted!! If I won the lottery I would tell them, but I wouldn't reveal the full amount of the cash prize :)
@ShunJack Are they still using that "Go back to Africa" slur?! Come on, I know their IQ scores are in single digits but surely they MUST know that they Europe is their recent motherland. So what do they say to a group of Native Americans? "Go back to.................(crickets)............to..............Just Go back I tell ya!!!"
1 year, 5 months ago on Would You Ever Protect a Racist From Physical Harm?
Oh Haayyyyeeellll NOOO! I'm not even sorry, I wouldn't and I couldn't protect someone that would happily sip a can of beer whilst watching me being strung up with rope and hanged from a tree. Even if I did protect him, he might think of me as a 'magical negro', you know, "Well, that one n-word might have saved me, but I still hate n-words". I'd rather invest my energy protecting someone more deserving of my help......like a puppy.
@SirLoinDeBeef Those Brirish criminals sent to Australia may have had a new playground to dwell, but they brought torture, genocide, infant kidnap and HELL on earth to the Aborigine population that had been living there in relative peace for thousands of years. So those Hood rats of their day may have been the lowest in British society, but elevated higher by forcing themselves to be 'superior' above their dark skinned fellow man in their new society. So, ultimately, they were the victors.
So, whatever new 'Botany Bay' we may send our DBR hoodrats, lets make sure that place isn't inhabited by any living person...or animal. The Moon you said? Go for it!!!!!
1 year, 5 months ago on When Hood Boogers Attack, Black Kids Wish They Were White.
I had a hot, tall, dark haired, blue-eyed Irish History of Art lecturer. Oh boy I tell ya. The man on those biceps!!!!!! And he didn't even try to hide them! He wore tight jumpers, and tshirts that showed of his chest.....It was a juicy mango that I could have taken a bite off! The Diana Ross song 'Muscles' was made for him! I swear he used to tease me with his tight tops, smiling at me in the corridor, running his fingers through his hair. Ladies it was too much. He looked like Gerard Butlers better looking brother. I only went to the Lectures just to look at him and hear that raspy Irish voice. I remember when he 'Had to see me' about my work, it was just me and him in his office and his leg accidently brushed mine as he turned around in his swivel chair......I've yet to wash those jeans I wore that day. ;)
1 year, 5 months ago on Hot For Teacher............
@SwirlQueen You may have a point. They may like the fact that it's caused so much controversy and air it on another network, but i'm keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't see the light of day.
1 year, 6 months ago on Praise the gods!! Word Has it Oxygen is Pulling the Plug on "All My Baby Mamas"
This is what I call a victory. I thought I had seen it all with Jerry Springer, but this circus of a reality show would have taken the biscuit!
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Rose. Beautiful name for a beautiful couple. Just like a rose I hope your love grows......
Lol I've just realised how cheesey that sounds but you know what I mean!!!!!
1 year, 6 months ago on Swirling Eye Candy: Victoria and Brad Rose
@oekmama It's all about looking out for bargains! High street shops such as H&M sell really on trend clothing at great prices. Plus there are plenty of fashionable markets like Portobello, Spitalfields and Camden that sell amazing one-off pieces at affordable prices. My sister bought an original 1970s faux fur coat for £15.00 (about $24.00) at Portobello market. I'm so jealous, that coat will "accidentally" slip on my back one of these days!
1 year, 6 months ago on Niala: Dress Smart Like a London Lass
London style is like no other! I'm telling you, Londoners just don't care when it comes to fashion. There are so many great vintage shops that sell unique pieces: Classy, Punky, Smart & hipster funky we got it all here!! lol It really is like walking on a runway everytime you step out of your front door.
Tarantino is a genius in my opinion, I've yet to see a bad film of his. I've been excited about Django Unchained for months now, I REALLY want to see this film, but I have to wait a few more days; it's released on the 13th in the UK...My foot will be the first through that cinema door!
1 year, 6 months ago on Spike Lee, Tyler Perry, and Quentin Tarantino: Why the White Guy's 'Django' Did it Right for Right Now
I couldn't help but smile whilst reading this post. I LOVE love!
1 year, 7 months ago on SwirlQueen: Blasian Love in Asia
Thinly sliced sweet potato crisps. Lightly fried with olive oil and seasoned with pepper, sea salt & paprika...Delicious!
1 year, 7 months ago on In Season: Healthy, Yummy Sweet Potatoes!
*A certain quality that you have* sorry, i'm typing very fast
1 year, 8 months ago on Rainbeau Asks,"Why Can't I Say You're Beautiful?"
I completely agree with this 100%. I personally LOVE compliments, not because of low self esteem or having a vain character, but simply because when another human being appreciates a certain quality you that have, whether it is a physical or intellectual quality, briefly saying something positive is a kind and humbling thing to do, as long as they say it in a kind and respectful manner of course. I think 99% of the time you can usually tell when someone sets out to offend you. However so many women SEEK to be offended, maybe so that they can justify why they think men (In this case white men) are closeted sexists, racists or whatever other word ending with an "ist" is popular this week. I also think there is an element of fear. For too long We black women have been fooled into thinking that we are bottom of the heap fodder, it is deeply indoctrinated from a young age that some of us unfortunately believe it on a subconcious level so that when members of the most powerful male group on earth see us for our true and undeniable beauty, rather than accept it, we reject it "Oh there must be a hidden agenda" "Yada yada jungle fever stereotypes" knowing full well that if those compliments were said by a black man you wouldn't even give it a second thought. It is all just pointless.
I've been in clubs with friends where "Tyrone" and his main boy "Shawndoogie" would dry hump them from behind whilst dancing and say the most crude things, and you know what they would do? laugh it off "Boy stop". Now when "Craig" comes over and asks if us LADIES would like a drink, with the look and insults he gets in return he might as well have been a leper put in a headlock, dragged to the exit and literally be thrown out of the club (Jazzy Jeff from Fresh Prince of Bel-air style).
@KingsDaughter Maybe, I suppose with men there is a lack of the 'competitive' vibe you would get from a female. However it also depends on how they asked. That homeless woman just smelt it as if she was entitled to do so. No words spoken, just sniff, grumble grumble and off she went on her way. Maybe if her fingernails weren't so full of dirt and she had attempted to speak to me I wouldn't have been so freaked out. Now my hair is in braids, but in the summer (when I usually where it in an afro) I'm going to be ducking like a Kung fu spy ready to slap away any hands creeping towards my 'fro.
1 year, 8 months ago on EarthJeff: Swirling on Planet Earth Part IV: “The Appeal”
@KingsDaughter @astringofpearls So true. You have some women being rolled out of hospitals in specially made wheelchairs for obesity talking about how they're "thick", and firemen bulldozing house roofs so they can lift them out of their beds seeing as they can no longer squeeze through their doors, yet they still say "Ain't nothing wrong with some meat, I'm super thick. Only dogs like a bone"
Healthy is the overall ideal, whatever your shape :)
I was torn between Sweetcorn, Cashew nuts or jollof rice!! lol. I'm feisty when I haven't been fed!! Sorry Fassy
1 year, 8 months ago on If Channing Tatum is the "Sexiest Man Alive," Then Humans May Be In Danger of Extinction.
You're so right about black hair and white curiosity. It's not always meant to offend. The other day I was walking down a busy street with my shopping bags, and I could hear someone shouting 'Hey', being in my own little world I continued to strut ahead. Until the guy call stopped in front of me, he was an flamboyant-gothic looking white guy who said "Can I touch your hair? It looks absolutely gorgeous", I let him. As bizzare as that moment was, I was flattered that he would sprint across a busy street Usain Bolt style just to feel MY hair. That was a compliment. Unlike the time when a homeless white woman came up behind me and smelt my freshly blow-dried Afro....
If my teacher looked like that I would have paid a lot more attention in class!
1 year, 8 months ago on Twenty Six Year Old Southern Guy Takes On Swirling in the South, Starts Blog
@dani-BBW @Toni_M Let's do it! It should be every year.....or every month.......What the heck let's make it a daily feature.
@MadamCJCPA I'm waiting for it to come out on DVD. Plenty of Extras.....Nah'meeen??
Freckles?! lol. You know Chris, I was about to call you unfair, but you do have a point. Sometimes there's that little 'thing' that can put you off a guy, you know ladies, that thing? For example, if it wasn't for Michael Fassbender's gnashers being the colour of sweetcorn I would find him very attractive. Or Bradley Cooper, I find his eyes very psychotic-looking, like he's on a 24hr acid trip!!
@Law Wanxi "no one in my family chews with their mouth open except my grandmother's dog."
Hahaha!!! You just made me knock over my cup of green tea with that line!!
1 year, 8 months ago on Blasian Fusion Couple: Andie and Ken (Part 2) – Meet the Parents
@VintageNarcissa @BeautyIAM Co-sign 100%!!! :)
1 year, 9 months ago on How Nothing-But-A-Black-Man (NBABM) Women Really Ruin it for Us
@thecrazyartist That's so true. You know one of my former 'friends' was a self-confessed NBABM who loved the wannabe thug type of BM, any chance she had she would insult non-black men yet when she found out my boyfriend was white you know what she asked me? How can I put this nicely, she actually asked me detailed questions about what his (sorry kids) "Baguette" looked like! Yes, she wanted to know everything, size, scent, ratings out of ten, everything! She seemed more excited about it than I was and I'm the one dating the guy!
Yes, definitely some deep-rooted jealousy.
@Brenda55 Hehe!! Well thank you! ;)
Lolz at the woman who that kept 'eyeing him like he was a Christmas turkey'. No matter how many letters she writes to Santa, that's one tasty turkey she won't ever take a bite out off!
As much as the NBABM crew say that they couldn't care less about interracial dating, they sure love to bring it up don't they?
Why do they lose sleep over something that doesn't concern them? By logic they should be ecstatic because if more black women date "out", that equals more black men for them and less competition. With swirling numbers increasing amongst Black women, if I was a NBABM female I would be doing the Electric Slide everytime I stepped outside of my house!!
Geez Louise! It's hardly Rocket science!
@Toni_M Oooh Wee!! My vinegar stained eyeballs feel a whole lot better after seeing that! :)
2 years ago on Machine Gun Kelly, the White Male Progeny of Hip Hop Culture, Disrespects Black Women
@Elfe If you do get tempted to watch, just make sure you don't have any sharp objects in your hand...or else you might have to repair your laptop screen after some serious damage!
Ugh! Just looking at him has offended my eyesight. If I could dip my eyeballs and ears in a bowl of vinegar and cleanse away what I've just had to see and hear I would (O _O)
Eddie Vedder. Now he is a REAL man. Especially in his Pearl Jam 90s grunge days....Wooh Weeeeee......Time for a cold shower!!! :p
2 years, 1 month ago on I might be crazy: Long hair on a guy as a *turn on*?
@Brenda55 Yes Yes you did!!! Thank you very much xxxx :)
2 years, 1 month ago on Video: A BB&W Primer for All the Newbies, Lurkers & Trolls
The babester is sooooo CUTE!!!!! that little 'bye bye' was so sweet. Lifelong lurker here taking a few baby steps. I feel more relaxed after seeing this vid; you seem like a lovely kind hearted person Chris, loving the eyeshadow! I found this blog last year through another blog that initially I thought was ok, but it had a more than a few male posters taking a drive down the 'black women empowerment bashing' street. If it was their intention to steer us open minded dating ladies away from you it has surely backfired on them! Well done for creating an informative and fun blog with plenty of topics to discuss. Lots of love from England xx
@Brenda55 Thanks for the 'welcome' I guess. Had I known it was the correct policy to introduce myself before posting I would have done; i'll let my girlfriends who want to join know to do that. I sense a slight bit of hostility. I've loved following this site for months now and was looking forward to the juicy discussions but I think I'll feel more relaxed as lurker on the outside looking in. Just saying. x
2 years, 1 month ago on Take a Peek at the 'Django Unchained' Trailer Featuring Kerry Washington
@Neecy Hi Neecy, I'm not quite sure what the problem is. Are you upset that a black woman is being portrayed in this way? Because I'm sure you already know that we cannot begin to imagine the horrors of what black women went through during slavery, and no film, not even 'Goodbye Uncle Tom' can truly reflect the real horrors. However to exclude a black female in this film, given its setting in a brutal time of history, would be extremely unrealistic. Both black men and black women were affected in the worst way possible. What was Tarrantino supposed to do in terms of casting, make it an 'all male' movie? I can honestly say I have no problem with it. Hollywood will always pick a well known face over an unknown actor in starring roles. So I'm not really suprised Ms Washington is in the film. However, I find it hard to see why you are so 'disgusted' and almost taking it as a personal attack that Kerry Washington took the role, or does the film itself repulse you. It's interesting that people say the wounds of slavery were never healed, but it appears that the same people would rather turn a blind eye, pretend it never existed, shut their eyes and close their ears when it is up for public discussion.
I come in peace but I have to prepare my shield in case of an attack, first time poster here