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Black Women Opening Up to the Idea of Dating White Men

When I first arrived in DC, I would say that it was extremely rare to see an interracial couple composed of a Black Woman and a White Man.  An Oddity of sorts.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I’m all for it.  Other than a few visions of Master/Slave forced relations that pop into my head at the initial thought, I think it’s a win win.

In the last 2 years, on the streets of DC, I’ve noticed a huge rise in the number of Black Women and White Men I see coupled up.  I’m talking young, old, professional, yuppies, bohos, BMW drivers, and pickup truck enthusiasts.  Blacks and whites of all different strata.  I know Essence did an article on this topic maybe a year ago, so maybe people took that as a permission slip.  I’m just wondering, Hello Negro family, if you’re seeing what I’m seeing and what you think about it? Does this form of interracial dating carry the stigma that Black Man/White Woman dating does for some in the African American community?

Honestly, I’m real tried to hearing the “I can’t find a man” swan song from African-American professional women who have never tried online dating or interracial dating (two things I usually recommend when I hear people bitching about their singleness).  Time to get down with the swirl, Ladies.

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ABC News: Why Can’t a Successful Black Woman Find a Man?

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.

STEVE HARVEY AND “NIGHTLINE’S” VICKI MABREY TO CO-MODERATE LIVE DEBATE AT THE PORTER SANFORD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DECATUR, GA

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. Continue reading

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The root of all evil: Dollar Bill Poem

Keep it real, Dollar Bill.

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Are black people between the ages of 28-45 getting married?

Readers, I need you to think…dig deep for me.  LOL!  How many of the 28-45 year old, single African American you know have gotten married in the last…let’s say 5 years.

I KTruth and I live in DC, and we were going around looking at condo open houses this weekend.  It occurred to us that one of the reasons we always see a lot of single black females between 28-45 house shopping alone or with their bffs is that they are just that…single.  Thus, their options for finding housing are limited to what one can afford in the District of Columbia on one income.  That isn’t always pretty.  There are areas of the city (rough areas…you know where DC folk) that real estate professionals know the main market will be single, professional, black women.  They price the properties for this market and advertise to them.  The conversation also made me ponder how many of my peers or friends of friends have gotten hitched in recent years (male and female).   The number isn’t a cold hearted zero…but it’s not like I’m looking for dates to take to weddings every other weekend in June.  It made me think of the good ole days, when my parent’s generation was buying homes after marriage (2 income house-hold) like a right of passage.

Ummm….I wonder.   We talk about the plight and impact of the high number of single African American mothers run households in our communities.  What about the childless African American brothers and sister with good jobs who are single?  How does this impact our communities financially when it comes to owning homes and sharing resources? It seems like my generation is waiting longer and longer to marry.  Are they more concerned with career and personal goals?  Have they been scared away from commitment as witnesses of divorce and failed marriages?  What do you think?

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Happy Black Love Day!!!

Oops, that was yesterday. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Here are some black love links…

A Love No Less: Two Centuries of African American Love Letters by Pamela Newkirk.

www.luvshades.com

Black Love Day – Feb 13th

Rundu – Black Male Calendars

Zane’s Eroticanoir.com

Black People Love Us!

Stuff Black People Love

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