Based on the overwhelming popularity of “Chick Flicks,” romantic comedy movies, and romantic novels alone, we can agree that despite obstacles and mutual distrust, romantic relationships are still very important in our society. While we have tons of television shows, … Continue reading Beware of Relationship Killers!
I began this blog to inspire, inform, mobilize and demystify things for my beloved Black people. Also, I write to express my feelings about things I struggle to understand. I realize that every essay represents a constellation of ideas and opinions and my own interpretations of phenomena. And I do so with the idea that readers can agree or disagree at their discretion. Whether the topic is politics, culture, history, education, or popular culture, my aim is always to address relevant things that resonate with large numbers of people and to let the chips fall where they may. People have … Continue reading Multiple Expressions of Love: It Ain’t Always Warm and Fuzzy
As evidenced by tons of successful books, romantic comedy movies, Valentine’s Day and the popularity of musical ballads, romance is a billion-dollar business and important topic in America. That’s much more than we can say about romantic relationships themselves which appear at times to fluctuate between the illusion of ecstasy and the reality of misery. Perhaps that explains the allure of romantic comedies, erotic novels and sex symbols. These fantasies fascinate us precisely because they produce scenarios and feelings desperately missing from our real life relationships. I am obliged at the onset to admit that I am no relationship expert or … Continue reading 11 Qualities to Enhance Black Love Relationships