The latest census figures released Wednesday by Statistics Canada show that, on this side of the border, mixed unions are forming at unprecedented rates. There were 289,420 mixed-race couples, married and common law, in 2006 – one third more than in 2001, the last time the data was collected. Yet there was a time in North America’s not-so distant past that marrying someone of a different race wasn’t just taboo, it could land someone behind bars. Before a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision ruled it unconstitutional, 16 states still had laws banning interracial marriage.
Nathan and Rita
Rita G. is an outgoing, ambitious, and down to earth woman who believes in fulfilling her dreams. In fact Rita never looked back when she headed west to the state with 10,000 lakes. In Minnesota, she met and married one of her dreams — Nathan, a very special, high quality man who happens to be white. Rita has a practical yet no-nonsense philosophy and her story is truly intriguing and inspirational.
No. Because Asian men and black women have always gotten together and this is nothing novel. Though not as numerous as bw-wm couples, depending upon where they were geographically Asian men did marry numerous black women. While researching, I found Providence’s Black Chinese: A Love Story, a report by Luke Tsai. There were probably more couples as documents suggest a Chinese presence in Rhode Island as early as 1801.
Lynne & David Haahr
After speaking with Lynne Haahr, I could only shake my head in amazement with her cheer leading-like promotion of interracial relationships. She and her husband David are a true couple of the world. Could Lynne have known growing up as a military brat (as she calls it) that she would be living in some of the world’s most exotic places? Could she have known that her job, choice of mate (and his job) would expose her to life only dreamt of by others? Maybe, because it is second nature and with her award winning attitude, it falls right into place. Lynne’s is a wonderful “Living Well” story.
I happened upon this blog last year. It was originally posted back in 2009 on the Cultural Matters blog by Lisa L. Wynn. Lisa is an American expat living in Australia. I found the post interesting enough to review the comments and chime in a couple of times. I encourage black women to seek out opportunities for love in Australia and New Zealand. I know people living in both places. Follow the comments as people are still posting.
Svarte kvinner i USA ønsker å gifte seg med hvite menn. ILLUSTRASJONSFOTO: FOTOLIA
Black Women White Chasing Men (The use of the word chasing was a bit unnerving but good interview otherwise)
Interracial Marriage and Family™ (formerly Swirling and Marriage) and a few clients were interviewed by Alf Ask, the New York City Bureau Chief of one of Norway’s leading newspapera Aftenposten. The article ran on February 18, 2011. The very kind photographer was Ole Orset.
Interracial Marriage and Family™ (formerly Swirling and Marriage) and a few clients were interviewed by Jørgen Ullerup, the Washington DC Bureau Chief of Denmark’s leading newspaper Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten. It ran on January 23, 2011. The photographer was Jørgen’s wife Anne Hollande, a delightful and kindly Afro French woman.
I have always been a go-getter. When I was a teenager in high school, the opportunity came to be a summer student in Mexico. I along with a few members of the Spanish club at my high school raised the money by washing cars and holding bake sales. Our parents also pitched in to help and off we went.
Situation: I have never had any problems attracting men. I met a wonderful man, he is romantic, intelligent and everything I would possible want and need in a man. I think he is the one for me and I picture us getting married one day. This wonderful man came to this country 2 years ago and told me that he had two ex wives and 3 children.
ISO BLACK WOMEN LOOKING FOR INTERRACIAL LOVE
by Jenee Darden for NPR All Things Considered.
For many black women in America, finding love has become a serious issue. Census data show that roughly 40 percent of black adult women in the U.S. have never been married. That’s nearly twice the percentage of white women. One entrepreneur in Los Angeles is fighting the odds. Her mission: move black women from no man’s land to a diverse dating world
If you are a black woman with an advanced degree, there’s a good chance you’ve never been married. New research from Yale University suggests that highly educated black women are twice as likely to have never been married by the age of 45 as white women with similar education.
By: Lauren La Rose THE CANADIAN PRESS, Published on Wed Apr 02 2008
Colin and-Joyce, married Australian activists
Most Aboriginal men and women intermarry with non-indigenous Australians, new research has shown.
Analysis of the 2006 census reveals that 52% of Aboriginal men and 55% of Aboriginal women were married to non-Aboriginal Australians.
In Australia’s larger east coast cities, the intermarriage rate was well above 70%; in Sydney, as many as nine out of 10 university-educated Aborigines had a non-indigenous partner.
Yvette Jarvis from Greece is just phenomenal. One description of goddess is a woman of great beauty or grace. Yvette M. Jarvis far surpasses this description being so many things to so many. Mother, politician, activist, model, singer, actress, entertainer and presently special advisor on Immigration to the mayor of Athens, Greece still somehow barely scratches the surface of this beautiful and ultra talented woman of the world.
Paul and Vanessa Babicz, Chicago Land Love and Marriage Done Right indeed. Paul Babicz or Pauly as he is known in some circles is a dedicated husband and father. At times with a Starbuck’s Caramel Macchiato within reach, Paul works full time in the medical field, plays drums at his church, co-teaches a class with his wife and just enjoys life. Paul‘s humor, loyalty, determination and creativity guaranteed him a special place in the heart of Vanessa —- his bride of 30 years.
Ami and Yuan Q, from South Carolina a beautiful couple. When working in her business at Ami Creations, Ami can be found retouching, restoring or even digitally reimaging photos. She is really in her element as a professional makeup artist/ hair stylist preparing makeup and hair for brides and bridesmaids, or even designing graphics for the wedding. When Ami and hubby can relax at home, life these days is pretty low key. Transplanted from New York and China respectively, they enjoy a quiet life in Oklahoma with their miniature dachshund. Now in South Carolina, they’ve been living there comfortably for quite some time now; and being an interracial couple is not a key topic in their daily lives. Ami and Yuan are prime examples of how online dating can work and result in a successful marriage. Ami and I had a discussion about her life and marriage. Ami’s website is www.amicreations.com
Interracial Marriage in History 1 Sarah Gammon Bickford. I first learned about Sarah Gammon Bickford in 2008 while doing research on blacks in early Montana. Thanks to the Montana Historical Society, I found a wealth of information. Blacks have been there since the Antebellum period in the US. I was so happy for this find, I couldn’t wait to share it with Karyn Folan, Cherelyn Weeks Smith and a couple other swirling black women bloggers. I purchased the pictures putting them away for a future project. These images were the first ones that started off my collection of Vintage black woman IR couples album on my Facebook page. I started that page on April 16, 2010. Read on…..