I don’t follow gossip sites much but once in a while, something will get my attention by surfing the Internet. I came across this post on Media Take Out about singer Ne-Yo. They report that he and Crystal Renay had a shot-gun wedding over the weekend. Seems Crystal, the new wife is pregnant. We are a pro-marriage blogzine and will always champion marriage as the goal of loving, marriage-minded men and women who are ready to take their love to the final level. But, having seen the episode of Atlanta Exes where the mother of Ne-Yo’s children; Monyetta Shaw is baring her soul to Christina in tears. She was distraught about having had her tubes burned at Ne-Yo’s request (demand if you ask me).
Zendaya owes no response to anyone but in her classy style, she addresses some Twitter haters who called her parents ugly. Well they must have done something right to have raised an intelligent, graceful and poised young woman with a very bright future. Zendaya is beautiful was raised by wonderful parents and therefore they are beautiful too!
Katija shares: This is my husband Carlton. We met in high school and became sweethearts. I was in a Chicago Public Schools Magnet vocational nursing program hosted at Lindblom High School Where Carlton attended. A nursing classmate who knew Carlton introduced us. A romance blossomed and after shortly high school, Carlton and I became husband and wife. We got married at city Hall on August 9th 2003. I was 18 and Carlton was 20. Still going strong, we have a 6 year old son.
Julia shares: This is my husband is Victor. We met in 2009 at black & white party in Portland, Maine attended my lots of friends. We got married in 2012 and our baby was born in 2013. It was love at first sight and then rest is history!!!
Neneh Ada Yang (Ada) is an internationally known celebrity. The world has seen snippets of her spectacular intercultural wedding in China to Yan Yang, a renown Chinese landscape artist. From whirlwind romance to a spectacular star status wedding and beautiful baby, Ada is living a dream life. On faith, Ada chose to move thousands of worlds away from her African birthplace of Sierra Leone. Little did she know that she would some day be hosting diplomats, other distinguished guests and honored friends in her new home.
Mia shares: This is my husband is KJ. We met online New Year’s Day 2013. We became engaged New Years Day 2015 and recently married on July 12, 2015. We are so thankful to have found and met each other, court, fall in love and marry. It has been a wonderful journey!
Daniel and Summer, a fabulous and artsy couple has been married for 7 years! I spotted them while attending a local art gallery opening night. Celebrating interracial couples locally and around the globe, I hop on any chance to meet and profile those couples who want to share.
Long gone are the days when a new practice of plastic surgery was considered for World War I soldiers who suffered horrendous and disfiguring wounds and burns. Or when gangsters like John Dillinger underwent plastic surgery to alter their appearance in order to avoid FBI capture. Even in modern times, cosmetic and plastic surgery is still known as a pleasure of the wealthy and elite but times are a changing.
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.