I am all for the short courtships. When two people are on the same page and committed to making their marriage work, it usually does. As in the marriage of Mark and Charmaine Davis. What a wonderfully romantic story of love and family.
Carl shares his romantic story. This is my wife April. Our sisters were best friends. They somehow thought that April and I would be a good for each other, so they set about introducing us. (I think they just wanted to be related lol). Well little did the sisters know that April and I would make such a true love connection.
I have always admired African women who do not seem to have an issue marrying interracially. I have learned that African women sometimes get a bad reputation for any number of reasons and it seems unfair. But that does not stop them from finding love across racial lines. I also love to see when a white African man finds love with a black African woman like Namibian Sybre found his Charity from Botswana. Considering the fact that Apartheid was not so long ago in the entire region, their union speaks volumes.
I am saddened to see the amount of vitriol Derek Luke recently received about his Latina wife Sophia after posting their photo on Instagram. They were high school sweethearts and have been married for 17 years. That is quite an accomplishment and they are to be congratulated.
We love blended families here at Interracial Marriage and Family. We love you because you blend like a boss. As a matter of fact, all of our blended families are Beautifully Blended like a Boss™. You do it right and you do it well.
Walking down the aisle, between my two mothers – Rose, the woman who’d given birth to me, and Renee Loux who’d adopted me, I couldn’t have been happier. My identical twin sister Teyolla, Tee for short, and I had talked about this day from as early as I could remember. My only sadness was that Tee, 20, couldn’t watch me get married, because she was waiting outside the door, preparing to get hitched herself.
Yeah we know that Dylann Roof thought in his mind that a race war would ensue after his terrorism and massacre of nine innocent people. Then the coward ran because he was not about to commit suicide. He just thought he could get away and that would be it. I am not so quick to give him the mental illness excuse at all. He acted alone his terror and not to diminish his evil acts at all others feel as he does. It is tragic.
I am pleased to introduce a new blog called: Are Those Your Kids? Raising Biracial Kids In Today’s World. I was recently contacted by new blog owner Diedre Anthony. Her column is dedicated to raising biracial children. Here is an excerpt from this blog that has the potential to be a go to source for those raising biracial children.
It has been a while since we heard from Dr. Misee Harris. We first introduced Misee as she prefers to be called, a year and a half ago as our “Woman On A Mission” . She was on a quest to become America’s first black Bachelorette. That did not work out, but this is one dentist who was not to be outdone.
When I first heard about this tragic, tragic story, the first thing that came to mind was how the backlash of anti black woman / white male marriage and relationships would ensue. But I had to quickly analyze the case with the information I gathered from media. Michael “Augustine” Bournes for reasons still unknown to authorities put a bullet in the head of his wife Arie Arlynn Lee and their 3 children, Arie Lee Bournes, 1; Woodrow Lee Bournes, 4; and Augustine Lee Bournes, 5. Michael “Augustine” Bournes.
Well, if this isn’t a little gem of info… When I was a little girl and my sister Stella pointed out that Richard Widmark was the love interest of Lena Horne in the movie we were watching – Death of a Gun Fighter; I was clueless as to its significance. I was shocked some 40 years later to find the movie was loosely based on a true story! I don’t at all praise a slave owner’s affairs with their slaves as was the common and typical scenario on many a plantation. But having researched black women white man relationships of the time, I know that many actually married. The romance of Garrett Lane Scott and Mary Bowen seems to have been a tragic affair.
Michelle shares: This is my husband Rony. When we met he did not speak English and I did not speak Spanish. We used three English – Spanish/Spanish – English dictionaries to communicate with each other. Now he speaks English and I understand Spanish and speak a little as well.
The second deadliest moment in a woman’s life is when she tells her boyfriend she is pregnant. Whether you want to believe it or not pregnancy is now a liability viewed as a situation that can result in the death of a woman. We now have enough documentation to support the premise that many of the women missing in this country were once pregnant and they are now missing because they were in the way. These women were in the way of their boyfriend’s happiness. The next time your boyfriend asks you for sex we want you to remember the names of the following women. These women too had boyfriends but once they became pregnant the women became a liability. (NISV)
Crystal shares with IMF. This is my husband Andrew. We met on November 7, 2014 online. Within 2 days, Andrew and I knew that we were soul mates and meant to be together. Andrew is a perfect gentleman and I could not asked for a better man. God was present and blessed our union as we got married on April 26, 2015. We are so deeply in love! I am so blessed to be married this wonderful man!
Half and Halves, tells the story of Punjabi-Mexican intermarriages in California at the start of the 20th century.
California has long been a land of possibility. From the Gold Rush to the promise of fertile farmland, people from all over the world have flocked here for the chance at a new life. That has created some unexpected immigrant communities. One of those happened in the state’s Central and Imperial Valleys. In the early 20th century, Punjabi men came to the area, by way of Canada, to plant fruit trees, hoping to make their fortune in peaches and plums.
Outrageous what Tyron Smith’s family expected of him financially according to ESPN.com. There is absolutely nothing wrong with helping your mother or family out if you make it big in any career; but Smiths’ family felt extremely entitled. They expected him to care for their needs and wants and became greedy. Tyon Smith did the best thing by cutting off his family so he and any future family he has could have a life, retirement savings and live well. He doesn’t owe his family a thing. Good for you Tyron Smith. I applaud you for your courage and your efforts to show other up and coming ball players (and other parvenus) how to stop the money trains.
I was almost blown away by this story. I say almost because having researched vintage interracial marriage and relationships, I have seen so many similar stories except that it is usually between black and whites. I am still a sucker for happy endings. Read the amazing story of Helen Gladys (Emery) Aoki and Gunjiro Aoki, pictured in March 1909. She lost her citizenship for marrying a Japanese man as interracial marriage was prohibited even in Washington State at this time. Fascinating and awesome love. The story told by great niece Brenda Wong Aoki at History Link.org
I came across this absolutely gorgeous photograph of Yih Feng and Priya so I decided to check more into the couple to see what I could see. I found their Youtube video and I must say that I was so impressed. The fabulous colors and styles of clothes were amazing. Very ritualistic and I’m sure wonderful for this happy couple!