I’m wishing Steve Harvey, Sherri Shepard, Jacque Reid, Hill Harper, and Jimi Izrael Good Luck as they try to answer this age old question: Why Can’t a Successful Black Woman Find a Man? I’m sure the panel will try their hardest, but the answer is as elusive as some have found the search for their man to be. I’ll surely live blog this one, so look out for that. All my Georgia ladies and gents, the event is happening in your neck of the woods so let me know if you get a ticket so I can hear the unedited scoop.
FRIDAY, APRIL 9th AT 7:00PM ET
In the United States, black college educated women outnumber black college educated men 2 to 1. Considering all the other factors that could lend to this disproportion, it’s not surprising people wonder why many successful black women cannot find a man. ABC News “Nightline” asks this question and relevant others–Are black women’s expectations too high? Who’s to blame, Black women or black men? – in the next “Nightline Face Off” in Decatur, Georgia on Friday, April 9.
In this “Face-Off,” the 7th in the program’s series, Sherri Shepherd, Emmy award-winning co-host of ABC’s “The View” and Jacque Reid, star of VH1’s “Let’s Talk About Pep” will debate Hill Harper, CSI star and author of The Conversation, and Jimi Izrael, author of The Denzel Principle. Steve Harvey, radio talk show host and bestselling author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man and “Nightline’s” Vicki Mabrey will co-moderate the debate. Shepherd and Reid will participate as single, successful African American females who have difficulty finding an equal match while Harper and Izrael argue that single women should look beyond stereotypes when choosing a black man.
The “Nightline Face-Off” – Why can’t a successful black woman find a man? – takes place Friday, April 9th at 7:00pm ET at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in Decatur, Georgia. The “Face-Off” is a series launched two years ago in which hot topics are debated among prominent voices in their field. To obtain media credentials, please contact Alison Bridgman at 212-456-1578; email@example.com. For more on the “Face Off” visit:
What: “Nightline” Face-Off : Why can’t a successful black woman find a man? Moderated by correspondent Vicki Mabrey and radio talk show host Steve Harvey
Who: Sherri Shepherd: Co-Host of ABC’s “The View”
Jacque Reid, VH1’s “Let’s Talk about Pep”
Hill Harper, CSI-NY actor and author of “The Conversation”
Jimi Izrael, NPR contributor & author of “The Denzel Principle”
When: Friday, April 9, 2010
Doors open at 6pm, *first 600 attendees will be seated
Where: Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center
3181 Rainbow Drive
*** Please note: media interested in covering this debate must submit credential requests to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12:00pm/ ET on Thursday, April 8th.
“Nightline” is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran, and Martin Bashir. James Goldston is the executive producer. “Nightline” airs at 11:35 p.m. (ET/PT) weeknights on the ABC Television Network.