Regina King encourages black women to date outside their race. This is a blast from the past (2010) but just as relevant as if spoken this afternoon. Black women are the last to date out for a number of reasons. One is a misplace loyalty to black men. One’s preference is one’s preference. But if a single woman wants marriage and family, it is only logical that she opens up her dating pools to include all races of men thereby increasing her chances of finding a good friend, husband and father — of course after extreme vetting him to determine his worthiness. After all we are talking about a life partner and possible father to your future children. Although she faced some backlash for her opinion, what Regina Kings says here is on point.
When I happened upon this article about people leaving over pet peeves in the UK Daily Mail, all I could do was chuckle. Some of the peeves are hilarious. Now I have my pet peeves, but to actually leave my husband because of them? Or a man to leave his wife or girlfriend because of that? Finding a life mate is hard enough as it is. We really must mature to the point of appreciating those qualities that attracted us to our mates in the first place. I hate to clean beard shavings out of the sink and my head explodes when I see a kitchen cabinet door left open or a lid not screwed on a jar or bottle tightly. Add to this that the molecular structure of anything changes once my husband touches it — forever changed and sometimes broken beyond repair. But at the end of the day I have a husband who loves and adores me. I couldn’t even conceive of leaving him for such an infantile reason.
Are You on Welfare? Don’t be Ashamed to Admit it. Legal mediation consultant and practitioner Joan Amanfoh, host of The Awareness Show shares a recent, shocking experience. A single mother of two came to my office yesterday crying that her case manager cut off her benefits. Which means the monthly monetary assistance the government was giving to her to pay rent and medication had been stopped. I was not surprised because of the recent increase in these kind of cases.
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!
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.
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.
Miss Zendaya Maree Stromer, better know as Zendaya, is a household name for anyone living with young teens, twenty- something girl’s and, I myself am thirty-four and even I follow her! Zendaya is most recognizable from Disney’s 2009 show Shake It Up when she portrayed the character Rocky Blue, a recording artist and also, an increasingly familiar face that’s synonymous with young girl’s and, the Disney brand alike. If you’re aware of trending news you will also recall Zendaya from media controversy about her biracial black and white mixed identity.
As the mother of a daughter in high school, I am always telling her that Math is so important. Reading about this student brightens my day. Even a whiz kid has to study hard to learn all that knowledge and boy does it pay off when it comes to obtaining a free higher education. I sense some pretty proud parents are still beaming at the accomplishment of their son. Outstanding!
Neneh Ada Yang, China’s Black First Lady Is living well. She 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.
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.
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.
If you are going to be a superstar in the spotlight, you have to take the bad with the good. Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea has had her share of bullying on social media sites like Twitter. A few searches will reveal beefs with Azealia Banks, Snoop Dogg, Q-Tip and even Papa Johns Pizza.
Lissette Torres Gonzalez a bella Afro-Latina and her beautiful family has had an established online presence for quite some time. They been a part of many blogs, networks and websites over the past ten or so years. I followed Lissette after my very first interview with her some 7 years ago; and it got several hundred hits. Lissette and her husband Ali share a love so strong, that it literally came off the page to the readers.
It was love at first sight when Ada 23, saw Yan Yang 58, an artist from China visiting her home town of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Ada was so sure that Yan, significantly older was the love of her life, that within one month they were married and moved to China. Did she have any idea that her wedding would rival that of a Chinese empress? Probably not. But that is what she got.
Reposted from My Beautiful Life Magazine
One Drop Rule? No Thanks! In our race obsessed country, I have recently noticed more and more discussions about that infamous One Drop Rule for whatever reason on the various blogs. Passing is still quite relevant evidently and some of the now obsolete terms that accompanied certain percentages of Negro blood. lol. I still say let people call themselves what they want to be called regardless of appearance. Back in the day, Hollywood’s famous Bennett sisters had no use for ‘one drop’ or anything that came with it. They successfully ignored their African roots.
Could You Live On An Island For Love? Woman Shortage In The Faroe Islands according to recent reports, women seem to be disappearing from the Faroe Islands, an island group and archipelago set between Norway and Iceland (and about 200 miles from Scotland). Young women leave the Faroes to pursue their education or work elsewhere and they are not coming back. Their departure has resulted in a shortage of women on the Faroe Islands. They have such a shortage of women, that some of the men have taken to importing women from the Philippines and Thailand to marry and increase the population. Living on these beautiful but isolated islands is not for the faint or weary of heart. The climate is windy and colder but not all the time.