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

Apryl Beverly | Posted 09.18.2015 | 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 08.25.2015 | 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, ...

Millennials, Let's Not Kill Black Love

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.04.2015 | 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...

Sound Off: Can The Obamas Change Low Marriage Rates Among Blacks In The U.S.?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 01.25.2013 | Black Voices

In the annals of black marriage, even iconic (albeit fictional) successes like Cliff and Clair Huxtable get drowned out by a constant narrative of glo...

PHOTO: EBONY Celebrates Black Love With Meagan Good & DeVon Franklin!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.03.2013 | Black Voices

We love that Valentine's Day lands smack in the middle of Black History Month and EBONY magazine feels the same way. Each year, dating back to 199...

He Doesn't Get It Because He Doesn't Live It: Discussing Race In My Interracial Relationship | Posted 10.23.2012 | Black Voices

Sometimes, people ask me what it’s like to be married to someone of a different race – especially when it comes to racial issues. My experience is...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

'Modern Day Matchmaker' Reveals Why Race Doesn't Matter When It Comes To Love | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Black Voices

Love is patient and kind and ... complicated, according to Paul Brunson, businessman turned "Modern Day Matchmaker" and now author, who aims to explai...

"Black Love Superstars" (VIDEO)

Head-Roc | Posted 10.17.2012 | DC

What I am promoting, though art, is the understanding that "Black Love" is a proven and viable solution/cure that can be utilized in any culture where racial, cultural and class disenfranchisement is present.

Ruby Dee Shares Stories About Her Life and Love Ossie Davis | Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices

When we think of iconic Black love, the first couple that comes to mind is legendary actress Ruby Dee and her late husband, actor Ossie Davis. Their l...

Yes, Marriage is for Black People, Gay People and Beyond

Charreah K. Jackson | Posted 07.18.2012 | Black Voices
Charreah K. Jackson

The institution of marriage has never been as scrutinized, politicized, inspected and dissected as it is today. The fact is for men, you don't need to...

'Black Love' In Bloom: Matthew and Erica (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.25.2012 | Black Voices

Matthew and Erica Paul were married on March 10, 2012. The bride, 28, is a bank manager; the bridegroom, 30, is an Electronic Product Coordinator....

'Black Love': Bryan & Janelle Wed D.C. Style (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.18.2012 | Black Voices

Bryan and Janelle Burt were married on September 3, 2011. The bride, 33, is an integrated marketing manager at Discovery Communications; the bride...

'Black Love' Wedding Announcements (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Black Voices

"Black Love" Wedding Announcements: Getting married? Celebrating a wedding anniversary? If so, share your love with us, here at BlackVoices, and ge...