Friday, November 24, 2017

Frank Love: How to Deal When the Interest Isn’t Mutual

February 25, 2011 by  
Filed under relationships

If you haven’t checked out Frank Love, then you’re missing thoughtful commentary on love and relationships by a talented black man. A recent blog that caught our attention was about dealing with unrequited love: How often have you heard (or expressed) sentiments like these: “If he would simply stop and get to know me he […]

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Unhealthy Relationship Songs (Surprise, Hip Hop and R&B Don’t Do So Well)

I remember loving Guy’s song in the 1990s, “Piece of My Love.”  My boyfriend at the time used to shake his head in disbelief when I would sing it and suggest that it was our song.  He was like, “you know the song is about a man basically telling one of his side chicks that […]

Have You Apologized To Yourself?

Black Girl Singular has an incredible post in which she apologizes to the most important person in the world: herself.  It is sincere, honest, and heartfelt. I want to take this time and apologize to the one person I seem to always find a way to hurt the most.  I’ve been thinking for a long […]

Of Miners, Mistresses, and Personal Failings

Like most, I was completely mesmerized by the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners after 70 days underground.  I barely survived a couple of days during Snowmageddon and I had all my creature comforts. But one of the surprising stories resulting from the ordeal was the love triangle between trapped miner Yonni Barrios, his wife […]

Advice to Young Girls: Don’t Get Pregnant

I remember writing an article giving advice to young girls looking for a way out.  The last bit of advice I struggled with.  I wondered if it was politically incorrect, judgmental, or condescending.  That last piece of advice was not to get pregnant: It is tough enough in this world alone, even harder as a […]

Guest Post: An Important Distinction in Many Successful Relationships

Dialogue from Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown: Louis Gara (Robert DeNiro): You trust Melanie around your business? Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson): She’s trying to play you against me, huh? Louis: Yeah. Ordell: See, I knew it. You ain’t have to say nothing, I know that [woman]. Louis: I don’t understand why you keep someone around […]

Friday Reading: Black Women See Fewer Black Men at the Altar

June 4, 2010 by  
Filed under black women, race, relationships

The New York Times writes on new research indicating that black men are increasingly marrying women of other races.  Based on research from Pew Research Center, 1 out of every 5 black men married outside their race in 2008: It is a familiar lament of single African-American women: where are the “good” black men to […]

black and brown girls speak out: Lies and Honesty

One of the most amazing things about starting blackgirlgrown is “virtually” meeting lots of black and brown girls on the web with similar callings, but all with a unique voice. Here are a few recent posts that caught my eye: The Savvy Sista gives an honest perspective of what it is to be a single […]

In Single Black Women News: Nightline Program Airs Tonight

April 21, 2010 by  
Filed under black women, relationships

It seems as if news and commentary about the plight of the single black professional woman is the topic du jour.  For your viewing (dis)pleasure, Nightline will air its “Why can’t a successful Black woman find a man?” program this evening.  The panel includes Sherri Shepherd and Jacque Reid against author Jimi Izrael (The Denzel Principle) […]

Have Feminism and Sexual Freedom Cost Us Our Happiness?

April 8, 2010 by  
Filed under black women, relationships

Iranian model Pegah Patra writes in the Huffington Post on the cost of sexual freedom: According to a recent survey, in 1980 6% of men ages 40-44 were never married. Today that number has jumped to 17%. Men are delaying or avoiding marriage like never before and women want to know why. Well, as the […]

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