Nicole shares: This is my husband Matt Cancellare. We have 4 beautiful boys altogether. He has two from his previous marriage. I have one from a previous relationship and we now have an 18 month old boy together. We have been married 4 yrs now and together for 7 yrs total.
Michelle shares: This my husband Adam. We have been together for 9 wonderful years. We have been Married for 3 years and our son Elijah will be 2 next month. Many people doubted our relationship some even said it would never work but it has. I am so glad that I MARRIED my best friend, the love of my life, my soul mate. Everyone deserves to be happy and find true love. Please don’t ever give up and always fight for who you love. God has been so good to us.
Patricia, a veteran swirler shared her wonderful story with us: My husband and I have been married for 3 months.
In 2013, we both prayed to God and asked for the one He wanted for us. On 1 January 2014 we were introduced through a mutual acquaintance.
Angela shares: I’m Angela, and my husband of 12 years is Dallas. We have 2 beautiful children; Adam 7, Aubrey 5 this month. I’m very blessed to have in-laws who have accepted me from day one.
Patricia Shares: My husband Jay and I met in Air Force tech school. We started off as friends and the military separated us after tech school but as fate would have it, a few months later he was moved into the dorm next to mine at our first duty station. Seven years and two children (Ares and Maya) later we’re still going strong.
I was thrilled to get this photo submission from Nigel Anderson. It is nice to hear from white men declaring their hearts for a black woman they found and with whom they have fallen deeply in love. The Andersons have a real “His, Mine and Ours” situation going on. Congrats on your new marriage and best wishes to this beautiful family!
With the media and black women weighing on the Janay Rice’s relationship with her husband Ray Rice, it made me ask ‘Are there any couples that do not argue?
It is highly unlikely. What I have found is that the happiest couples are those who know how to argue in a mature manner where no one is demoralizing or violent with each other. I am always amazed at my friends and their relationships.
So you’ve met the perfect guy. He treats you well. You get along . The chemistry is off the charts and you really think he may be the one…But, there’s just one problem. His parent’s won’t accept you because you’re Black. What do you do when your relationship is being threatened by prejudice views? Do you give in or press on. Well, it depends . If he’s worth fighting for and feels the same way about you then you press on, fight for what you both have. If it’s just a fling do yourself a favor and move on.
Readers of BWDB, Beyond Black and White, Interracial Marriage and family have been treated to interviews of Lissette Gonzalez and her fabulous family. (See Color Blind & Valentines ). We were absolutely delighted in Lissette’s love for her husband Ali and children Kiara and Ulysses.
A recent post on my Facebook community page sparked the question: “Would a white man accept my special needs child?? Any single woman who loves her special needs (or typical) child will always mentally ask this question of any potential suitor. My best friend has an autistic son as do I. As a matter of fact, that is how we met. Our sons were classmates. I was helping her on an online dating service and she sent out a wink to a seemingly nice white man.
Congrats are in order for this happy couple. Mashayla and Scott’s fabulous wedding took place in lovely Santa Monica Beach’s Casa del Mar . Enjoy Mashayla and Scott’s beautiful wedding video by Elysium Productions and gorgeous photo’s by Next Exit Photography. See the rest of the stunning photos at Junebug Weddings.
Just how does a black American matriarch set roots In New Zealand? American slavery left an unwitting legacy on most of us descended from Africans. The sad thing is that most of us don’t know our history and for those of us who can trace back our ancestry, we are stopped for the most part at the slave owner. For instance, I traced my family back seven generations. It wasn’t a surprise where my family got its name Murrell as it was the name of the man who purchased my progenitors. He came from Ireland back in 1799.
In light of a recent post, I wanted to share a refreshing story of Monica L. This beautiful, scholarly sister would not let negative messages from anyone or church affect her love, happiness and future. However Monica fully credits God for allowing her and her husband’s paths to cross. I too feel meting my husband was a result of Divine Intervention. Similarly, there were no negative messages from “the black church” that affected me or any decisions I made regarding who I could, should or would marry. Right before meeting my husband, I liked a white so called Christian who was a DBR. He really was damaged beyond repair.
I saw Farhia and Jason’s beautiful wedding of April 11, 2013 in pictures. Many have seen this couple’s fab photos as they are in various blogs and Pinterest boards. I fell in love these pics and went directly to the outstanding photographer ‘s website and of course I wanted an interview. They are Canadian — Farhia is Somali and Jason is Japanese. This is one of the most beautiful Blasian couples I have ever seen.
From Uganda to Serbia, Rose Bugarčić’s Incredible Journey… In 2011 Rosa Josiah Mirembe Abbott Bugarčić or simply Rose, became the first black woman to be appointed to the Serbian government, specifically the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Originally from Uganda, is married to Serbian Zivko Bugarčić and they live with their 3 children in Belgrade. Minister Ivica Dacic officially charged Rose with the challenge to resolve issues mainly because of her expertise in European integration. She felt the need to do her part and contribute to Serbia’s application to the European Union.
I have lived in some beautiful cities most of which were great swirling cities within the US and visited several outside of our borders. I would like to share a few based on my personal experience as part of a swirl marriage. I have seen swirling black women from New York City, to Indianapolis, Indiana all the way to North Pole, Alaska. Here in Los Angeles, I see all kinds of swirls. I have seen swirling sisters of all skin tones, shapes and sizes happily in love white, Latino, Asian and other men of various nationalities (all races). I ain’t mad at ’em.
In a perfect world, interracial marriages and relationships would be happily accepted. Since we are not in a perfect world (far from it) some people have to deal with unaccepting in-laws, siblings and people who they thought were friends. How does his family feel about your relationship to date, court, love or marry a black woman? We always hear about how white (and other non black) families are reluctant to accept a black daughter in law but what about black families? Was your family accepting of your choice to marry a non black male? I believe that black people tend to me more accepting but…
Have you ever wanted to write a book but just couldn’t quite get the motivation to get started? Well, your motivation is coming to Los Angeles and other cities that may be near you. Getrude Matshe is taking America and the world by storm with her program How To Write A Book In 40 Hours. Getrude hails from Zimbabwe but lives in New Zealand with her family.