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.
Brennan Shares: I’m a happily married man and a recent father. My wife’s name is Ivy, a half-Panamanian and half-Mexican young woman. Her Panamanian mother has been remarried to a Caucasian man for nearly 20 years. So her parents were not remotely concerned about their daughter dating a white man.
Both Fawn Stone and Lakesha Yvette Walker were featured as singles on Interracial Marriage and Family, formerly Swirling and Marriage. I have not been single for quite some time but as a dating and life coach understand that it is quite hard out there for women everywhere to find love. Throw in beautiful, successful and accomplished black women, the odds rise even higher. I had lunch with Fawn and Lakesha in the summer and am still blown over in amazement as to why these young, sexy, gorgeous women at their age and in their respective professions were still single. I encouraged them, strategized and discussed a game plan for each. That game plan included swirling for these smart, hot, gorgeous women. Half the battle is won as they are very much open to interracial relationships. Neither Fawn nor Lakesha have limited themselves to dating black men only, but are inclusive of love in whatever skin shade they find it. That is a very good thing!
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.
Exceprted from Love is (colour) blind: A look at interracial relationships in 2013 February 13, 2013 by infinitom
It was 1983. Deborah Wallace, a second-generation Canadian of Scottish descent, had fallen in love with Stephen Hinds, a black man from Guyana. When Hinds walked into the insurance company Wallace worked for, it was love at first sight.
Dale shares: This is my wife is Jamie. We met 3 years ago and will be married for 2 years in March. It was love at first sight for both of us. It actually took me a month to be brave enough to ask her out. Neither of us thought the other was interested, but obviously we were mistaken.
Want to break some ice in Iceland? As I am always encouraging black women to explore the world outside the United States, I finally get to discuss Iceland, first in a series about Scandinavia. Before you envision a permanent frozen tundra, be aware that the temperature in Iceland is closer to that of the US Atlantic Seaboard. Anyone from Maine to Virginia should be used to the winter weather and elements experienced with cold. Iceland gets all four seasons. And there is a warm current from the Gulf Stream so you are actually able to withstand the temperatures. There is a lot of darkness in the winter, but midnight sun brings light in the summer for long days.
I first met Paula when I came across her post on Weddingbee.com talking about she and Mr. B., her hubby moving to his country, Macedonia. I introduced myself and the next thing you know we were friends on Facebook. That was 2013. I have gotten to know Paula over the past year through our posts and pictures. As a black American woman married, living and working in Eastern Europe, Paula’s story is especially fascinating. She is holding it down for the sisters over there and doing a fantastic job of it I might add.
Excerpted from The Learning Community.
The size of the typical American family has gone down significantly in the last two centuries. In 1800, the average number of children was 7, in 1900 it was 3.5. With the widespread use of contraception, today the average number of children per family is about 2. However, despite averages, family sizes vary widely and some couples have a large family.
Tonya Battles a veteran African American nurse recently sued Hurley Medical Center, a Flint, Michigan hospital where she worked for racial discrimination. A white racist father instructed her supervisor that he did not want any African American’s caring for his sick baby. The hospital complied and even posted a note on the child’s chart reinforcing the order. What do you think you would do in this case?
We won’t go so far as to say it will happen to everyone, but we WILL say that you’re bound to find more than you bargain for – and we mean that in a good way – when you venture out past your own front door.
Danielle and Spencer Schwab and their gorgeous family!
I recently purchased the book “Sunne’s Gift: How Sunne Overcame Bullying to Reclaim God’s Gift” by Ama KariKari Yawson. I found the illustrations so colorful and wonderfully appropriate for the subjects of self love and acceptance and bullying.
Natural hair care is a huge subject in black and interracial communities. When this video first appeared on Youtube six years ago, people were appalled and even called this child abuse.
Brian Garner shares about his wife Keiraq: Keiraq and I have been together for 21 years and married for 19 of those. We first met at a Mexican restaurant in the Washington DC area in 1993. I was working as a cocktail waiter and she came in with a bunch of women with whom I was attending Howard University, but I did not know her.
Let’s face it the holidays can be trying for some . The most wonderful time of the year doesn’t apply to everyone. Studies show that for some the holidays can be the worst time of the year. While other’s are giving thanks for family and friends and bust shopping and singing carols. For some the approaching days may be filled with everything but light and hope. So how do you deal with the holidays if your’e alone or estranged from family.