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Lupita: Black Beauty's Intimate Revolution

Esther Armah | Posted 03.20.2014 | 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 02.20.2014 | 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

Madamenoire.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
Head-Roc

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

Essence.com | 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...

'Black Love' Wedding Announcements (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices

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

'Black Love' Wedding Announcements (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.20.2012 | Black Voices

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

'Black Love' Wedding Announcements (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.12.2012 | Black Voices

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

'Black Love' Wedding Announcements

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.06.2012 | Black Voices

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

Share Your Love With BlackVoices!

Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson & Julee Wilson | Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices

Getting married? Celebrating a wedding anniversary? Share your love with us, here at BlackVoices, and get featured on the site! Just send us an em...

Reasons For Love Again

Patrick D. Shaffer | Posted 07.11.2011 | Books
Patrick D. Shaffer

I recently released my debut book, daring to express what most men, especially black men feel, but fear to say -- and what every woman longs to hear.