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New Platform Promotes Images Of Black People Engaging In Acts Of Affection

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.14.2017 | Black Voices

Type in “couples in love” into a Google search browser and scroll through the images it yields... but don’t hold your breath until you see an im...

Last Night I Dreamed Of You And Now, I Must Say Goodbye

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Last night I dreamed of you We were talking and laughing like old friends And even though we have never met We share a knowing So, last night we gathe...

#ForeverDuncan Is The Black Love Story We Need To See Right Now

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.03.2016 | Black Voices

Alfred and Sherrell Duncan redefined relationship goals on Saturday when their wedding hashtag #ForeverDuncan flooded Instagram timelines and pulled h...

A Conversation: Love, Equity And Marriage

Bulaong Ramiz | Posted 10.27.2016 | Weddings
Bulaong Ramiz

When I first started writing for Model Behaviors, I’d recently gone through a breakup, which forced me into one of the most transitional and transfo...

Savage Lemonade from a Savant.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

So. Many. Questions. Is this about her real relationship with her husband or the relationship of black women with black men in general? This feels personal. This is darker and more raw than anything I have ever seen from her. She did not reign in her artistic or creative expression, every frickin scene is a piece of Art.

When Will Mainstream American Media Finally Be Ready for Quirky, Brown Love?

Bryanda Law | Posted 03.10.2017 | Black Voices
Bryanda Law

It is time for us to be the stars of the coming-to-age movies and not just the sidekicks or comedic relief. Give the next generation of movie-watcher a chance to experience us the way that we see ourselves; as quirky, cool and sometimes awkward individuals that have a passion for random things.

4 Inspiring Couples On The Boundless Beauty Of Black Love

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices

Black love is beautiful. And these four couples are proof of that beauty. Grammy award winner Chrisette Michele and her fiancé Doug Ellison, "Love an...

21 Famous Couples Who Exemplify The Beauty Of Black Love

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.12.2016 | Black Voices

It's the week of Valentine's Day, and it's also Black History Month -- what better time than now to celebrate the beauty of black love? Black love can...

The Meaning Of #BlackGirlMagic, And How You Can Get Some Of It

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Style

Don't bother trying to look up "Black Girl Magic" in the dictionary, because it isn't there -- at least not yet. But we're sure you've seen or heard t...

25 Beautiful Couples Who Exemplify Black Love

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices

We love every form and expression of love, but something special tugs at our heartstrings when the couple expressing that love is drenched in melanin....

Confession: How I (Almost) Lost My Husband in 10 Days

Apryl Beverly | Posted 09.18.2016 | Business
Apryl Beverly

My husband came into the office, sat down in the chair and folded his hands. And bit his bottom lip. (I've known my husband for 12 years ... long enough to know trouble's brewing when he bites his lip.)

7 Tips for Keeping the Flame Alive | Posted 08.25.2016 | Black Voices

She's exactly what you've been missing and he couldn't be more perfect for you if he tried. You grow close, eventually becoming inseparable. So much to the point that your friends refer to you as your own type of "Kimye." This is going to last forever. But it isn't.

These Black Trans Couples' Stories Tug At Our Heartstrings

The Huffington Post | Taryn FInley | Posted 06.29.2015 | Black Voices

“I identify as a trans man,” Tiq Milan said sitting next to his wife, Kim Milan, a woman who identifies as queer. NBC BLK interviewed Tiq, tel...

Millennials, Let's Not Kill Black Love

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.04.2016 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

When I hear a 13-year-old girl at the grocery store say she won't ever get married because he will get her "pregnant and leave," we have developed a wall of improper misjudgment for any man of color she plans to forever date.

Howard University Students Decry Hate With #BlackLoveMatters

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

Howard University students have a history of standing up for what they believe in. Students of the historical black university in Washington, D.C....

Black Love Matters in Film Too

Nicole Moore | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Nicole Moore

The fear that a love story featuring two Black actors is not engaging, believable or desirable is very real, and one that still defines the mindset of many studio executives, casting agents and producers.

#BVLove Celebrates Valentine's Day In Photos

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.17.2015 | Black Voices

Whether you've got a valentine or not, you can't deny that love is a beautiful thing. We asked the Black Voices family to celebrate Valentine's Day...

Despite Obstacles, Black Love Is 'Incredibly Resilient And Beautiful'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices

Through the years, countless media stories have focused on the perils of black love, from articles pointing to the supposed undesirability of black wo...

The 'Street Merchant' Paradox: Black Women's Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Torri Stuckey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

How do we restore the institution of marriage within the black community? The lines of communication between black men and women have to improve.

Lupita: Black Beauty's Intimate Revolution

Esther Armah | Posted 05.18.2014 | Black Voices
Esther Armah

So many black women have an intimate relationship with rejection when it comes to their own beauty. That relationship has a legacy that walks with them today.

Mid-Life Dating: It Can Be Great

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

At 45 years old, I'm not willing to wait around to be chosen by a man. I remember years ago sitting by the phone, hoping he'd call. Or even worse, crying my eyes out because he hadn't called, and I thought for sure he was the one.

#theFword: The Missionary's Position

Esther Armah | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Esther Armah

Apartheid was war. The casualty of all war is innocent life. The legacy of that war is trauma, which, for so many South Africans still remains untreated. South Africa's landscape and soil is grave to children's bones and bravery.

WATCH: 'Marriage Is...' Project Counters Negative Relationship Images, Makes Us Cry

Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

8.8 years is the average length of an American marriage. It's a stat photographer Sabrina Thompson points out in her latest project "Marriage Is...," ...

Denzel Washington and Wife, Pauletta Withstand Divorce Rumors and Promote Black Love

Jordan Harris | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices
Jordan Harris

With faith and positivity, Denzel and Pauletta continue to combat the climbing divorce rate in the African American community. Maybe with this latest divorce rumor, the couple will see another 30 years of marriage.

Denzel Opens Up On 30-Year Marriage: 'We Live In A Time When People Give Up Too Easily'

Posted 07.09.2013 | Black Voices

Hollywood's no place for the faint of heart and neither is marriage. Yet still, Denzel and Pauletta Washington have managed to find success at both, a...