I was browsing through blog posts and articles recently and I came across a question that said, “Help! My daughter is marrying a black man! What should I do?” Reading and re-reading the question out loud in my head, it surprises me how there are still these bigoted stereotypes like that in this day and age. It seemed like a really big crisis for that woman, almost comparable to asking a question such as “my daughter is marrying a drug addict, what should I do?”
This little gem was found on Facebook from the page belonging to Jessica Carter of Alabama. She works at Aldi , a discount grocery store chain, and shares stories of the Day’s events at the store. I am happily sharing such a touching scene which is especially because it is the South. It is too cute!
Because of my History of Horror and Sci Fi film class back at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1991, I did some digging into Edgar Rice Burroughs and what I found was not very good. Yes he became a prolific Sci Fi writer, but his stories were rooted in some of the most racist mindset I have ever seen. I put it all in context considering the racial climate of the time but he does not get a pass.
Nigeria, Ghana and a few other African countries are excluded from many online dating sites because of the scams and schemes coming out of those countries, but those who persevere can find love. Micky and Faith were able to find love as many are doing despite the negativity from the various online sites. I say hang in there and keep going. We can see it pays off for many!
I supported the great American Veteran 95-year-old Ophelia Outley who served her country, raised children and grandchildren and from what I can tell led a wonderful life. That was until some thug decided to break into her home, beat and rape her. This woman witnessed a country change before her very eyes from Segregation and Jim Crow to a black man in the White House and probably had a million stories to share with her children and the world.
International adoption can be wonderful. Most international adoptions are not as simple as deciding to go to Africa or China or Guatemala to get a baby. Some governments have made it difficult to adopt from their countries. But most loving couples are willing to go through the process to offer love and a home to an orphaned child. Paul and Kara Scoville have done just that.
Interracial Marriage and Family is profiling large families with (six or more children). Surprisingly, there are quite a few of them. Our third family in the series is the Torres family. Salvador Torres was born in Mexico. His wife Drina is African-American. Drina Torres shares her story. Drina and Salvador met in school and hit it off.
Last year, the cereal brand Cheerios released a commercial that featured an interracial couple and their biracial daughter. The racist backlash against seeing a black man with a white woman was so severe that Cheerios had to disable comments on its YouTube account. During the Super Bowl this year, the brand double-downed on its efforts to be reflective of a diverse nation and released a second commercial featuring the same family. In the new ad, the mother is pregnant with the couple’s second child. This commercial was marked with far less backlash.
This photo of little Katie Henry has gone viral, but hardly anyone knows the story behind it. A little investigation will reveal a bubbly personality that knows no limits. Katie Henry, a double amputee is also a gymnast. with an amazing human spirit. Everyone in Thayer, Missouri knows who Katie is. Read Katie’s story. THAYER, Mo. – Deep in the Ozarks, sits this small border town. With a population of about 2,300 people, it’s a popular spot for those who want to learn a thing or two about cheerleading. That includes Katie Henry. From flips to the splits, she can do it all.
The year 2015 marked a point in modern history when racial tension reached a new height. The Paris attacks and ISIS beheadings turned public opinion against Muslims as more Syrians flooded into Europe to escape war. Meanwhile, the Black Lives Matter movement took root and spread across America like wildfire – feeding racial tension between Whites and Blacks everywhere.
This post caused a mini firestorm on my Facebook page. I revisited a story from 1996. Remember the young black girl named Keisha Thomas from Ann Arbor, Michigan who with her own body protected a KKK rally supporter from being beaten? Maybe she had just watched an episode of “The Hulk” and figured her body could transform into a gamma radiated being able to withstand, kicks, punches, sticks and stones from enraged protesters. Whatever Thomas’ motivation, her brave act of humanity touched millions and softened the klan organizer’s heart and he thanked her. Ironic.
Freda shares her story: Jeremy and I were together for 4 years before marrying in July 2015. We lot friends and some family members due to our decision to be together. Our older son’s name is Jaden, as you can see we were expecting but now have another little baby boy. Jeremy and I met through mutual friends. From the first day Jeremy and I met, we felt the connection.
Wow I came across this tragic story that happened around the end of June 2013 in Belgrade, Serbia. An Ivorian woman named Sabina Maric brutally murdered her husband Branka (UN pilot) and tried to kill herself in an attempted murder suicide. Sabina Maric who recovered after taking pills and stabbing herself said she did it because her husband was leaving her and their two young sons for a Sudanese woman. She used a drill to murder her husband who was under the influence of drugs and alcohol after stuffing his mouth with a rag. I can’t even imagine using a drill on someone’s head.
Nawal al-Hawsawi is outspoken, black, a qualified pilot and married to a white man – everything her critics say a Saudi woman shouldn’t be. But despite receiving waves of abuse on social media, she refuses to bow to convention and hits back at her detractors “with love”. Al-Hawsawi has become something of a star on social media. She has amassed almost 50,000 followers on Twitter, where she posts about the importance of racial diversity and marriage equality.
Friend and founder of the Black Women In Europe Blog, Adrianne Lind sent me a note about a past blog post, I had to share. Of course we know that interracial and international is not for everyone. But for those with an open mind and pioneering spirit, anything is possible. In a new series of articles, black women living outside of Europe share their views from the other side. In our third article, Betty Byte (not her real name) spells out why she is determined to live in Europe.
On January 4, 2016 over 93,000 Interracial Marriage and Family prayer warriors came together to support this lovely couple. Shortly after getting married, Jan was diagnosed with cancer. She beat it, but it returned. We are asking that you continue in prayer for them but also consider supporting Jan on her road to remission. Support Jan and Tom here via Go Fund Me.