China’s Black First Lady Helps Women In Sierra Leone. The world knows Neneh Ada Koroma as China’s Black First Lady. We also know her as mother, artist, diplomat, philanthropist, business mogul, author, musician, singer, actress, daughter, sister and friend. Well China’s Black First Lady is on a mission.
My husband (Mark) and I have been married for 23 years. We have seven children—all biological—four boys and three girls. Whenever people see us altogether, their responses are often:
Are they all yours?
Do you know what causes that?
More often, though, people give us admiring smiles and remark on how blessed we are to have a large family.
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.
Scandinavia – Find Your Love In The Faroe Islands is quite the challenge these days. Are you up for a visit to the Faroe Islands? I may be. . I was interviewed by Anna Poulsen of KVF, Faroese media two weeks ago. I should have the link but the interview is in Faroese so I doubt most would understand anyway. I am trying for a project later this year in Iceland and the Faroe Islands. I would like to take a few ladies who have expressed interest in finding love in the Faroes for a visit to see what we can see (and who we can see)
As I am always researching matters pertaining interracial families, I came across a post on The Salt Collective written by Liz Lin entitled. How Do You Raise A Multiracial Child?. As woman of Chinese descent, Lin’s experience differs from many of ours. But as a mother, it is not so different. We all want the best for our children. We want them to work hard, thrive and be successful.
Swirl Date and Marry has noticed that more black women are taking the chance at online dating. Some give up, some hang in there and actually find their future husbands. You can meet a mate almost anywhere like at the supermarket, library or bookstore, coffee shop, at a bar, or online. Although online dating is just one of many ways to meet other singles, it is one of the easiest ways to get yourself out there. There is still a stigma associated with online dating but that is fading fast due to the success of many couples who met online. Most eventually marry and many even have families and are happy.
How to Land (And Keep) A Man
When it comes to stereotypes, women were always made to play the role of the damsel in distress, and were always told to wait for the right man to come and sweep her off her feet. Today, however, things are slowly changing and it has become accessible to proactively search for someone. Here are some things you can try to finally meet and land that man, without acting like a psycho-stalker.
Another precious baby is gone thanks to an abusive, pedophile father named Robert Davidson and negligent mother Lorena Thompson. Ten week old baby Aleah Thompson suffered so much during her little time on this Earth. A broken collar-bone and 34 rib fractures in various stages of healing? Really??? Poor baby. I am sick of reading or seeing these cases in the news. Some women would rather keep a man in their lives than protect their child or children. At 22 years old, maybe Lorena Thompson was a bit immature but I have seen little girls who would go from zero to sixty if anyone dare tried to touch or hurt their baby dolls. What do they know that this mother does not? Read the heart breaking story.
We are so pleased to hear that IMF friend Millie H.met her husband online. They had actually met before, lost contact and reconnected. Once they realized they had met before, they were dating and started a relationship. Over about a year and a half, Millie and her hubby became a couple, engaged and the rest is history as they say. Millie is a Jamaican native and where else could she marry the love of her life but on the tropical island paradise?
Stella and Tim Parker – Colorado: A Mother-in-Law’s Hunch
When Stella Parker ventured west to Denver, Colorado from her home in Indiana, all she had was a dream and determination to be successful. Working hard at her job and completing her education, Stella hoped she would find a nice man and settle down. It took some time, but Stella would meet her future husband Tim through the most unlikely of situations —- her mother-in-law.
Relationship quirks black women married to white men will understand on its own may give one reason to reflect. Marriage is already a tough game, and interracial relationships have their own share of drama making it even trickier to figure out. In this modern-day and age, color preference in relationships should not be an issue anymore. Unfortunately, that is not the case. There are still a few struggles that black women married to white men face, and here are some of them:
I was browsing through blog posts and articles recently and I came across a question that said, “Help! My daughter is marrying a black man! What should I do?” Reading and re-reading the question out loud in my head, it surprises me how there are still these bigoted stereotypes like that in this day and age. It seemed like a really big crisis for that woman, almost comparable to asking a question such as “my daughter is marrying a drug addict, what should I do?”
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!
International adoption can be wonderful. Most international adoptions are not as simple as deciding to go to Africa or China or Guatemala to get a baby. Some governments have made it difficult to adopt from their countries. But most loving couples are willing to go through the process to offer love and a home to an orphaned child. Paul and Kara Scoville have done just that.
Interracial Marriage and Family is profiling large families with (six or more children). Surprisingly, there are quite a few of them. Our third family in the series is the Torres family. Salvador Torres was born in Mexico. His wife Drina is African-American. Drina Torres shares her story. Drina and Salvador met in school and hit it off.
Last year, the cereal brand Cheerios released a commercial that featured an interracial couple and their biracial daughter. The racist backlash against seeing a black man with a white woman was so severe that Cheerios had to disable comments on its YouTube account. During the Super Bowl this year, the brand double-downed on its efforts to be reflective of a diverse nation and released a second commercial featuring the same family. In the new ad, the mother is pregnant with the couple’s second child. This commercial was marked with far less backlash.
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.
This post caused a mini firestorm on my Facebook page. I revisited a story from 1996. Remember the young black girl named Keisha Thomas from Ann Arbor, Michigan who with her own body protected a KKK rally supporter from being beaten? Maybe she had just watched an episode of “The Hulk” and figured her body could transform into a gamma radiated being able to withstand, kicks, punches, sticks and stones from enraged protesters. Whatever Thomas’ motivation, her brave act of humanity touched millions and softened the klan organizer’s heart and he thanked her. Ironic.