Marriage & Divorce in the Black Community With the divorce rate for people of African descent hovering around the 70 percent mark (a crisis by any definition) it is time for some unsolicited intervention one sister to another about how to be better at being married. I have thought up five key ways that so … Continue reading “5 Ways That Black Women Can Be Better Wives”
She should have played her cards differently and acted more reasonably and do everything the court said including add the father’s name to the birth certificate.
The black woman who makes more money than her husband on account of her higher levels of education can quickly find herself on online dating sites looking for a new husband.
Michael was just cheap. He is protecting his assets which mean more than love to him at this point. He is one of those successful black men who prefer to stay single than risk having to lose money in a divorce.
The fact that marriage could end in divorce (and thus result in a financial liability) does not seem to stop men of other racial groups from getting married the way it seems to scare successful black men.
There have probably been more than a few nights that they have slept apart (because they are angry with each other) during their stint at the White House. But it is unliekly that any of these events mean anything as fatal as a “divorce.”
Why do black couples have such a high rate of divorce and what can be done about this? When I heard, earlier this year, that there was something called “Black Marriage Day” I was completely taken aback. Why did there need to be a special day for Black couples who are married as compared to … Continue reading “Black couples & divorce: Why is the divorce rate for Blacks so high in the U.S.?”
There are some studies that suggest that White and Black teens react differently to their parents divorce. Surprisingly, there is some indication that White teens take the divorce harder and have a tougher time adjusting. Not too sure why that might be. But if I had to guess, I think Black teens may have more … Continue reading “Do White and Black kids respond differently to parental divorce? If so, which group is more adversely affected?”
This week in New York, the Asia Society sponsored an event where the issue of international, transracial adoptions was discussed. This week also, People Magazineannounced that Academy Award Winning Actress, Sandra Bullock, was going ahead with adopting a 3 1/2 year old Black child from New Orleans, as a single parent (given that she’s also … Continue reading “Sandra Bullock adopts a black child – is this in the child’s best interest?”
[GSMITHBOOK] I was perusing the Los Angeles Times and came across this article about “Black Marriage Day.” I stopped, of course, because I wanted to know more about this. What is Black Marriage Day all about? Then I read the article which says in part: Other black couples will be marking the eighth annual Black … Continue reading “NEW YORK: Annual Black Marriage Day is this weekend”
Race. The traditional elephant in the room. In so many different contexts. But when it comes to divorce where children are involved, it can be a very big elephant indeed. Race/custody cases have even reached the Supreme Court of the United States of America. In Palmore v. Sidoti, for example, the Supreme Court was called upon … Continue reading “Black vs. White: who gets custody of the interracial child after a divorce/split up?”