We are right in the thick of Black History Month and there's so much left to learn. There's still plenty of time to celebrate your history and get your children in on the fun. But, you don’t have to pack up the kids and rush to the nearest museum this weekend for your requisite family Black History Month lesson. A Convenient, Kid-Friendly Way to Squeeze in a Black History … [Read more...]
The New Surprising Theory of What Makes a Marriage Successful (This is a Must-Read for the Ladies)
So what's this surprising new study? We'll get straight to the punch. It's sharing household chores. That's right; you heard it correct. Sharing household chores is one of the major keys to a successful marriage. According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, more than 50 percent of married couples say that dividing household responsibilities is crucial to the … [Read more...]
Are Our Relationships and Marriages Doomed in the New American Era?
This year, Oxford Dictionary declared "post-truth" their official Word of the Year. But how did the word, which was already around for a nearly a decade, come to prominence in 2016? Well, there's one person to thank for that: Donald Trump We all know politicians distort the truth. But prior to the post-truth Trump era, getting caught up in a lie, usually meant a big … [Read more...]
Do You Believe It? A New Study Says This About Couples in the Church…
You probably already suspected as much, but new research backs up the long-held theory of: a couple that prays together, stays together But it's not just simply praying; it's attending regular church service with your spouse. According to a new study published by the Institute for Family Studies, these married couples who go to church together were "about 30 to 50 percent … [Read more...]
Ho ho oh no! Racists Unleash Hateful Reactions to New Black Santa
In the first time in more than 24 years, the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. will have its first black Santa Clause. Over the weekend, news hit that America's largest mall will feature Larry Jefferson, a retired U.S. army veteran and a BLACK man, as its resident Santa. Well, it didn't take long for the racists and white-only Santa diehards to react. As of yesterday, … [Read more...]
Other Than Cheating, What’s Considered Crossing the Line in Your Marriage?
You may not get into all the celebrity gossip (so, good for you), but there was a recent headline that surfaced, and we were curious to pose this question to our BMWK married couples: What actions (other than emotional/physical infidelity) would you consider a breach of boundaries in your marriage? The question came to us after reading headlines that rapper T.I. and … [Read more...]
Medical Marijuana: a Higher Healing or Just Smoke and Mirrors?
Every morning Tim Johnson*, 30, suits up to start his day just like every other business professional in corporate America. However, what’s most unique to Johnson is his meticulous morning routine. At 6:30 a.m., he wakes up, says his prayers, reads a five-minute Bible workout, chats with his wife, and then, as he powers up his laptop to check the day's emails, he loads a bowl … [Read more...]
Who Will Fight for Black America? Hillary? Trump? Or…
Last month, I had the pleasure of attending Joseph E. Lowery’s 95th birthday celebration. Of course, the highlight was hearing him speak to his attendees. He was as humorous and as spirited as ever, cracking jokes, recounting tales of his younger years and even exchanging a playful banter with President Barack Obama, who phoned into the ceremony to wish Lowery a happy … [Read more...]
It May Be Your Last Chance to Tweet President Obama; Here’s Why
As the election nears and President Obama's days in office come to a close, the everyday access that we once enjoyed with the nation's first "social media" president may come to an end. Throughout his terms in office and even during his first run for election, President Obama has been an active player on social media, using the outlets to engage with Americans, talk about … [Read more...]
Does It Matter Who Says “I Love You” First? Men or Women?
Do you remember the first time you said “I love you” to a romantic partner? Were you fearful or was it something you blurted out without thinking? Well, needless to say, those three words carry a powerful punch. They can be the start of a new chapter in your budding relationship, or they can be the end, closing the book on your relationship all together. This is likely why … [Read more...]
6 Things to Put on Your Radar Less Than 4 Weeks Out from the Election
We are just a month out before the 2016 Presidential Election. I'm sure you've all been following the election closely because...I mean...how could you miss some of the circus-worthy story lines? Whether you have or haven't, allow us to enlighten you to a few things you may have missed as the clock counts down to Election Day. 1. The last day to register to vote in many … [Read more...]
Wait! Did Alicia Keys Just Release the Blended Family Anthem? Be Prepared to Weep, Ya’ll
Over the weekend, Alicia Keys released a beautiful song about her blended family. As you may recall, Alicia Keys formed a blended family with husband, producer Swizz Beatz's, who had three kids before their marriage—one with ex-wife and singer-songwriter Mashonda. Some of the lyrics include touching declarations of love for her stepchildren: Hey I might not really be your … [Read more...]
Where is the Haiti Coverage? And Why Not #PrayforHaiti
Why is no one talking about Haiti? The disaster-stricken Caribbean nation has seen its slew of problems. It's still struggling to repair itself from its devastating 2010 earthquake, which killed 90,000 people. Now the country has experienced its next biggest disaster in Hurricane Matthew, which, authorities report, has so far claimed 339 lives, destroyed 3,200 homes and … [Read more...]
Celebrity Stylist Gives You, Ladies, 10 Tips for a Winning Online Dating Profile Photo
Congratulations, if you've decided to take the first step into the world of online dating. But first there's one thing you should know. Your profile picture means EVERYTHING. Yes, it might be true that a picture is worth 1,000 words. And in the specific case of online dating, a picture can often say more for trust, attraction, red flags and compatibility than those 1,000 … [Read more...]
The Rise of Momtrepreneurs; Black Women Are Fastest Growing Group of Business Owners
Who knew? While women continue to fight glass ceilings in the corporate workforce, a rising number of women are making the big decision to jump ship and go into business for themselves. According to statistics from the U.S. Census, more women are plunging into entrepreneurship—female businesses have grown by almost 30 percent over a five-year span. Furthermore, black women … [Read more...]