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In light of articles like “8 Reasons to Date a White Man” and blogs like Beyond Black and White, Black women have been accused of worshiping white men and blindly seeking interracial relationships. But, the purpose of what could be viewed from an angry Black man outside of the sister circle as deification is simply encouragement to engage in equal-opportunity dating.
Where were you last Friday? If you haven’t already heard, some of the most vocal and attention-grabbing mesdames and monsieurs served as panelists for Madame Noire’s premiere event: ‘8 Reasons to Address Romance in the Black Community!’ The panelists: actress Malinda Williams, Dr. Boyce Watkins of AOL Black Voices & Your Black World, Michaela Angela Davis (formerly of Essence magazine & Honey magazine), S. Tia Brown, Mark Anthony Neal, Egypt Sherrod of 107.5 WBLS in New York, and Amanda Diva, discussed all the points of the explosive article written by LaShaun Williams. After receiving a flurry of media attention around the article, Madame Noire decided to host a nuanced debate about love, romance and relationships. Check out the photos captured from the event!
First, I’ll start this article by saying, “just kidding.” I have immense loyalty to black women, and that’s all I’ve ever dated in my adult life. But after reading the article “8 Reasons to date a white man,” I just had to respond for the brothers. We know white men are just as imperfect as the rest of us. But the idea that the author decided to put white males on a pedestal above black men without considering the challenges of being black in America had me fuming. So, here are some reasons that those brothers who date white women might have decided to do so: Read the rest of this entry »
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I am married to a Black man—dark-skinned, 100 percent cocoa. To me, there is nothing more physically beautiful on this earth. Notice I said physically. Outside of that, there are plenty of more financially, intellectually and emotionally stable options. It’s time to taste the unknown. There are just too many—too many bright and beautiful single Black women waiting for their Black prince charming, only to see more and more of them riding off with their porcelain-skinned beauties.
My question is what are you waiting for—a baby and no ring? Black men are obviously seeing a lot in others they like. As an open-minded woman, I can tell you from experience some things about white are right. In no particular order, here are the reasons you should be giving vanilla a chance.