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Will Big Mama's House Exist for the Generations to Come?

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Not only is the phenomenon of the single black woman with children ever increasing but now the single black woman is faced with the prospect of never being married and being happy with the single girl friends, a good job, and a miniature dog. One would question, what does that do for the fate of the black family?

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...

Church Apologizes For Banning Black Marriage

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 08.06.2012 | Weddings

JACKSON, Miss. -- A predominantly white Mississippi church has apologized for its refusal to allow a black couple to marry in its sanctuary, though th...

Can Marriage Make You Live Longer?

The Huffington Post | Katharine Lotze | Posted 07.23.2012 | Weddings

Looking for the Fountain of Youth? Getting hitched might be the answer for some. A recent study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family fou...

Why We Need National Black Marriage Day

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.20.2012 | Weddings
Beverly Willett

"What's the date for Black Marriage Day?" the reporter asked. Nisa told the woman she'd call her right back, hung up, then looked at the calendar. January, February and April-June were out -- New Year's, Black History Month, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day. March was empty.

The Boyfriend Break

Danielle Jackson | Posted 01.15.2012 | Black Voices
Danielle Jackson

In the present moment, I do not want to be a girlfriend, making being a wife in the near future a bit problematic, too. I want a boyfriend break.

Rick Banks Asks "Is Marriage For White People?"

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 01.01.2012 | Weddings

Ralph Richard Banks, a Stanford Law Professor, examines race and marriage in his latest book "Is Marriage for White People?: How the African American ...

Why Aren't African-Americans Getting Married?

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Hallett | Posted 12.20.2011 | Weddings

Marriage rates in the United States have been declining steadily across races over the last decade, with those who do marry doing so much later in lif...

HBCU Dating Scene: Still a Different World

Charreah K. Jackson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices
Charreah K. Jackson

The "Single Black Women" headlines that have dominated the last few years have impacted on young black women just starting their dating lives.

Redirecting The Dialogue On Black Singlehood

Danielle Jackson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Black Voices
Danielle Jackson

Implicit in all of this discourse is an underlying message that most black women have been going about things the wrong way (becoming pregnant while single), or prioritizing the wrong things (careers, education, personal development).

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Will Black Online Dating Result In More Marriages?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.17.2011 | Black Voices

For all the talk about how African Americans use the Internet and social media these days, there's an even larger conversation taking place about why ...

Interracial Dating Might Spur More Black Couples To Wed

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 10.06.2011 | Black Voices

"At this point in my life," says Audrey, age 39, "I thought I'd be married with children." A native of southeast Washington, D.C., and the child of pa...

Media Wages War on Single Black Women

Cocoa Popps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cocoa Popps

According to the media, if you're a successful black woman with standards, you may just not "get a ring on it."

Black Marriage Campaign Is Growing

AP | By MEGAN K. SCOTT | Posted 07.19.2011 | Style

NEW YORK -- For Kenny and Lynette Seymour, last weekend's black marriage gala was about celebrating their seven-year marriage. They got to meet other ...

All the Single Ladies: Thoughts on the Black Marriage Dilemma

Brittney Cooper Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brittney Cooper Ph.D.

The marriage prospects for single, professional African American women are dismal. Affected parties are weighing in from every angle on how we, allegedly distraught black women, should solve our "problem."