The Future of Black Relationships!
A group to discuss the inter-cultural relationships between black people from different countries.
Is dating and marriage between blacks throughout the African Diaspora the future of black relationships? In my opinion it is and here is the reason why: It is no secret that black men and women in America are having difficulties in recent years in terms of what we expect from one another, and dating prospects within our community. Indeed there have been numerous discussions held on the internet, TV, in movies and magazines on this very subject. Typical in these debates will be statistics showing the number of African American men in prisons, the number of homosexuals in the African American community; single mothers raising children without the support of any male figure; the ratio of educated black women compared to that of educated black men; and arguments about the so-called shortage of black males.
In almost all of these debates, choosing to date different cultures is a proposed solution to the perceived shortage of desirable dating prospects in the African American community. By different cultures, the authors and participants of these debates are almost always refering to interracial dating. Whether it be whites, hispanics, or asians; the implication is that black people can not find differences of beliefs and experience among our own. Nothing could be further from the truth! It is not necessary to go outside of the race to explore different cultures and attitudes towards dating, family, and male-female relations. Black people are literally all over the world. Occupying over 50 different countries in Africa alone, as well as countries in Europe, the Caribbean, South America, and Canada. Each country has its own unique culture, beliefs, and value system.
This website was created to celebrate these types of relationships, and to recognize the potential they have to strengthen black families throughout the world. The potential and promise of African Diasporan relationships is that they allow black people to broaden their knowledge and experience of different cultures while simultaneously strengthening the bonds of black communities. African Diasporan relationships gives black people to opportunity to not only build bridges but to create communities. In short African Diasporan relationships are the future of black relationships....Let's Discuss!
Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed your labor day weekend. It has been awhile since I wrote my last blog; however, this weekend I came across an issue that I felt was in need of discussion. While reading the news, I came across a story link: Love & Marriage: 7 Signs You’re the “Obsessive Type”. Out of curiosity I clicked on the story and came across some beautiful black couples, and some practical advice for black women. It was obvious that the author must have been African…Continue