Your thoughts? (thanks to Tony Bradford for sharing this with me)
OMG! The Black Male Marriage Crisis
by Sister Toldja
We are always reminded that for all the debate over interracial dating, that while MORE brothers marry out than sisters, it’s still not that many who do it. And since Michelle Obama, Beyonce and that one old lady down the block who don’t talk to her husband no way are the only three Black wives left in Negronia, can the the Black male marriage statistics be that much better than the women’s? Let’s see….
While the magic number is just under 42% for adult Black women, a whopping 43.3% of Black men are married.
43.3! WHERES OBAMA? 911 EMERGENCY! ARE YOU THERE, GOD? ITS ME, TOLDJA! BLACK MEN ARE IN A MARRIAGE CRISIS! CALL STEVE HARVEY! CALL TD JAKES! CALL NIGHTLINE! CALL DATELINE! CALL LOVELINE! CALL THE GHOSTBUSTERS! WHAT IS WE GON’ DO?
Riddle me this, Batman: how in the possible world did this become a story of ‘the crisis of the unmarried Black woman’ if the statistics are so close for both genders?
I have a pretty good clue. The players in the mainstream media (continued) Continue reading →
A friendly and vibrant elder woman purchased my book today, and in the midst of dialogue exchanged about familyhood, she mentioned that she was 73 years old (but looked every bit of 60). I asked her to sell me her secret…
When a 1-year old slides her arms around your neck and presses her cheek against yours, nothing else matters in that moment. After spending the day wondering if I’m operating up-to-par as a Mother and provider (don’t mind me, I live in assessment mode), that first hug from our daughter was timed perfectly. It also reaffirmed how much children are finely in tune with their parents, and can read into their feelings. That unexpected gesture almost brought me to tears!