From time to time we discuss names black Americans give their children. I have seen some pretty outlandish names encroached upon innocent children black and white alike who have to grow up and live in this society. Some names subject children to endless bullying. Having survived childhood teasing and possible bullying there is employment to consider. It is indeed unfortunate, but some names will net resumes right into the trash can. In the case of black Americans it seems unfair, but this another one of these near unprovable discrimination cases.
I stumbled across this video of the fabulous Barbara Hillary a couple years back and revisited it today. As a relationship coach, I meet many women who don’t think they could go across town alone. Some will call their mothers for something as simple as breaking a necklace, or have a fit if they can’t figure out how to program a simple XM satellite station. Their families have done a job on these types. These women were not brought up to be independent. Any inkling of dreams were quickly dashed insuring mental dependence on a mother or siblings. I wish I could say I was shocked, but I am not.
Many in the world were horrified to hear of an 8 year old Yemeni bride named Rawan who died on her wedding night. The poor little baby’s body was abused to the point of internal bleeding that caused her death. That was too much for most of us to imagine as we look around at our own daughters this age, or nieces or students.
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.
I posted the photograph below on my Facebook page last week. It brought back fond memories for Brenda Thompson so she shared a nostalgic story with me. And now I am sharing it with you. Enjoy!
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.
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.
Ask yourself the right questions! Get on the path to happiness and fulfillment!
Black women are statistically last to consider interracial dating which reduces their dating pool and significantly limits their opportunities for love, marriage and happiness.
Here in America even we black folks take things for granted. We have had our civil rights movement behind us for decades and though the struggle continues, we can pretty much get what we want in this country with education and hard work. But there is an invisible group I would like to focus on today. That group would be our Afro-Latina sisters.
When Leontyne Price made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in January 1961, the final ovation lasted over 40 minutes. This United Negro College Fund ad clearly shows why. #BWDB
I am not trivializing or trying to diminish Raeana Roberson’s outrage upon seeing a choice between African American and Negro on a jury questionnaire. Unless someone can prove that there was malicious intent, or intentionally using the word in a negative context it was probably just an oversight. But I do understand where Ms. Roberson is coming from on the issue. I get it, I’m an uppity Negress.
I happened upon this lovely couple on Pinterest. Looking into them a little further, I found Irene and Aaron’s wedding pics. They are so lovely and in such a place of phenomenal history that has been around for millennia. Photographer Mamun Humayun of m24instudio captured the Nigerian British ceremony. Just look how in love they look and how they are looking in each other’s eyes. Enjoy all the photographs on the Magnet Street page
Most of us may recall first meeting Dr. Misee Harris when she took on the producers at ABC’s Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise in hopes of becoming the first black bachelorette. Well ABC passed on the offer, or she would say Dr. Harris passed on them and seems to be getting the last laugh. Culminating ten years of advanced level education to become a pediatric dentist, Dr. Harris settled into a thriving dental practice in central Tennessee. Because of her popularity, parents all over the area started booking dental appointments for their children. And because Dr. Harris is as skilled as she beautiful, her patient list is growing quite large because parents are so pleased with her work and genuine love for children.
I have known about the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM) for quite some time and thought that American students no longer qualified until my good friend Adrianne George Lund posted a link. In English, this is the Latin American School of Medicine (in Cuba).
Fawn Stone (#Letmetellyou) is a gorgeous and super talented lady who doesn’t like to get caught up in drama. Well, with the exception of on the screen drama. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Fawn returned to her home city Los Angeles after graduating from Howard University in Washington, DC to pursue a career in acting and as a television correspondent. Most likely, Fawn can be found strutting her stuff in her 3-inch heels, even in a bowling alley. She says, “Heels are more comfortable.”
We are in the age of reality television. Some are great, informative, funny and all around good entertainment. Some are more on the drama side, making us cringe as we identify the one or two characters we love to hate. But we can’t stop watching. Well the newly anticipated reality show “On The Rise” may be a combination of all or none of what we are used to in reality television shows.
Previously we’ve talked about the fact that Tibetan men are interested in black women, but have you ever considered the Singaporean man? If you’re interested in interracial relationships and wouldn’t mind considering a man that may contain a few quirks, I have just the type of man for you! Keep reading to hear all about my time in Singapore and how I’ve come to realise the potential in Singaporean men.
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.