The beautiful Dorothy Dandridge, was legendary. She was a multitalented woman way ahead of her time. Dorothy’s mother Ruby and her lover Geneva Williams were abusive and taught Dorothy nothing about vetting good, quality men. Tragically almost every man in Dorothy’s romantic life left her heartbroken and broken.
Savannah shares: My husband Ridge and I just celebrated our one year anniversary in January 2014 and the birth of our baby boy Raiden in December. They are an absolutely gorgeous young family. And get that baby an agent!
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.
Words hurt: How to deal with negativity. Unless you have somehow mastered the art of simply not feeling then odds are if you are in an interracial relationship that you’ve been called names or made to feel sad and hurt. We’re only human and most of our communicating is done through talking. It’s only natural to be affected by what other’s say to and about you. However it’s important to remember that their opinion is just that; theirs. We don’t control what other people say or think. We can however control the way we react.
Christina shares: My husband’s name is Chris Hendrickson and we met on the Internet through another social media site. I was a single mom at the time and I wasn’t looking for a relationship but I became open to it the more we got to know each other. My husband has dated outside his race but this was something to new for me. I’ve always wanted to date outside of my race but I was afraid to put myself out there (him showing his interest in me made me comfortable).
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.
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…
This ad circulated from an organization called Chicks In Crisis on Facebook last week and must have given all the IR couples that saw it something to think about. It was looking for an interracial (biracial black/white) family for biracial twin girls soon to be born. I definitely considered if there was anyway for my husband and I to respond but we didn’t qualify for many reasons one of which was the family had to already have been home study approved. The response appeared to be overwhelming as there are obviously many loving couples ready to provide a happy home for a baby. The good news is that there are four families being considered and I am sure any one of them would be great parents and trust that all will work out well.
Not only was Centralia, Illinois native Marcella (Marcy) Ng the first black woman military pilot (Army) in 1979; but she and husband Dennis were also Blasian trailblazers. Mrs. Ng shared with me that she found all the swirling and blasian terms interesting because she and her husband have been together 33 plus years.
Yes, he’s mine!
Many of us with biracial children have or will experience an “Is that your baby?” moment. Sometimes it can be funny in the comical or ironic sense and sometimes it can be outright rude. One evening I went to the grocery store, got my shopping done and headed out to my car with a cart full of goodies to be consumed over the next couple of weeks.
Brandy and Michael Voels
Excerpted from “Being 40 Plus” In His Hands
When I was reached out to and asked to discuss my thoughts, feelings or views on my marriage I had a range of emotions. I am a black woman married to a white man. That is what the world sees at any rate. What I feel is a woman married to a man raising a family like any other couple black, white or otherwise. So, to give others perspective I chose to answer the question “what is it like to be in a biracial relationship?”
Meet Noella Coursaris Masters. Her mother is Congolese-Zambian and her father was Cypriot (from Cyprus). Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this woman is elegance, grace and class personified. Then she wraps it up nicely into down home spirit of good old fashion niceness and girl next door. I can’t say too many wonderful things about her work as a wife, mother, model and philanthropist. Hubby James Masters must have been smitten by her drive and passion as well as obvious beauty.
I came across a post by Lola Akinmade Åkerström’s blog advising black women seeking to live abroad. I had to share her inspiring blog from Heart & Soul from Jan. 22, 2011.
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.