Beyond Black & White » Relationships http://www.beyondblackwhite.com Chronicles, Musings and Debates about Interracial & Intercultural Relationships Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:22:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Three Cultures One Couple – Anou and Siobhan http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/three-cultures-one-couple-anou-siobhan/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/three-cultures-one-couple-anou-siobhan/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:05:23 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=32349 Siobhan and Anou Photo Credits: Rachel May Photography   Siobhan is a beautiful woman of Ghanaian and Irish heritage who met and fell in love with Laotian Anou while they were in Japan. The beautiful young couple celebrated in a Buddhist, Laotian ceremony as well as an Irish and Ghanaian wedding in Alexandria, Virginia. The […]

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Siobhan and Anou

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Siobhan is a beautiful woman of Ghanaian and Irish heritage who met and fell in love with Laotian Anou while they were in Japan. The beautiful young couple celebrated in a Buddhist, Laotian ceremony as well as an Irish and Ghanaian wedding in Alexandria, Virginia. The bride and groom included photographs of themselves as children — they are so cute! See the rest of the fab photos on Munaluchi Bridal.

 

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Happy First Anniversary Siobhan and Anou! May 26, 2014

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Anou and Siobhan’s video is so sweet. What a stunning couple!

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Friday, Friday, FRIDAY! Join Us For the Google+ Hangouts Discussion: How to Make an IR Marriage Work http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/friday-friday-friday-join-us-google-hangouts-discussion-make-ir-marriage-work/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/friday-friday-friday-join-us-google-hangouts-discussion-make-ir-marriage-work/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:43:32 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=33422 What are you doing tomorrow night? Do you have a date? No? Well now you do. Join me, You Tubers Shelly and Michael and Sherley and Clove of the legendary ChoNilla show. Shelly and Michael are newlyweds, and the ChoNillas’ have been there, done that, with three kids in tow. Also, I’m going to introduce […]

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What are you doing tomorrow night? Do you have a date? No? Well now you do.

Join me, You Tubers Shelly and Michael and Sherley and Clove of the legendary ChoNilla show. Shelly and Michael are newlyweds, and the ChoNillas’ have been there, done that, with three kids in tow. Also, I’m going to introduce you to a new app that claims to help sift through the B.S. to find a marriage-minded mate.

Here’s the promo vid, courtesy of ShowBox, a company introducing a beta version of their video software. It still has a few bugs, but it’s got great potential.

Click here to join the group.

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QOTW: “Should I Worry If the White Guy Macking On Me Has No Black Friends?” http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/qotw-worry-white-guy-macking-black-friends/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/qotw-worry-white-guy-macking-black-friends/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:45:39 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=33388 Got this note from a friend and fan of BB&W…  “What do you think of it when white guys pursue Black women but don’t have ANY BLACK OR BROWN FRIENDS? OR ASSOCIATE WITH PEOPLE OF COLOR? (FB pictures, IG accounts, in public, etc). Is that a fetish alert? What does that mean?” What does it […]

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Got this note from a friend and fan of BB&W…

 “What do you think of it when white guys pursue Black women but don’t have ANY BLACK OR BROWN FRIENDS? OR ASSOCIATE WITH PEOPLE OF COLOR? (FB pictures, IG accounts, in public, etc). Is that a fetish alert? What does that mean?”

What does it mean? Here’s what it means!!!

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Video Discussion: How to Tell if He/She is Into You http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/video-discussion-tell-heshe/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/video-discussion-tell-heshe/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:35:22 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=33355 Last Friday I had my buddy, Niki McElry, author of The Black Girls’s Guide to Dating White Men and relationships coach with a podcast called, “Date Top Ten Men,” James Swanwick to give my You Tube subscribers and members of our private Google+ group tips on how to recognize when a guy or girl is […]

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Last Friday I had my buddy, Niki McElry, author of The Black Girls’s Guide to Dating White Men and relationships coach with a podcast called, “Date Top Ten Men,” James Swanwick to give my You Tube subscribers and members of our private Google+ group tips on how to recognize when a guy or girl is interested in you. Both my guests gave great advice, and the hour-long show had some seriously hilarious parts, like, find out why James suggests you go up to a group of women and say, “I invented tacos.” Niki has a really hilarious recommendation on how you can give a guy your number without appearing to be too forward. You guys have GOT to listen.

Members of our private BB&W group have exclusive access to our Google+ hangout chats. Membership has exploded to over 500 in less than two weeks, but we’re temporarily closed to accepting women until we boost our male numbers up, so if you’re a guy and you’re reading this, you’ll definitely want to apply–there are some really gorgeous women in this group. To apply, click here. All applicants subject to approval screening.

This Friday we’re having another Google/You Tube chat with the theme: How to make your interracial marriage last for the long haul. It starts as 7PM/PST-10PM EST. Subscribe to my You Tube channel here.

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Opinion: On Defending Danielle Watts http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/opinion-defending-danielle-watts/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/opinion-defending-danielle-watts/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:43:44 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=33352 Let me just start by saying I’ll make no attempt to avoid projecting my own values and sensibilities into this piece.  I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about a particular debate happening in certain circles. A debate centered around the notion of what it means to be an ‘ally’.  But more pointedly, that so […]

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Daniele Watts, Studio city, police, brutality, society, race, culture, corruption, mixed marriages, blended families, lawsuit, racism,

Let me just start by saying I’ll make no attempt to avoid projecting my own values and sensibilities into this piece.  I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about a particular debate happening in certain circles. A debate centered around the notion of what it means to be an ‘ally’.  But more pointedly, that so many who might self identify as an ‘ally’, couldn’t be further from it.

I don’t have to look far to understand what it means to be self important, entitled, and acting from a place of privilege all while thinking you’re contributing something important. That I saw these regrettable and ultimately hurtful qualities in myself helped me better understand what I was fighting against.  And made me realize that it was tethered to everything in my life that I loved. So ignoring it, or just ‘doing better’, or becoming more self aware was not enough.  It wasn’t close to being enough.

Because of that, I cannot compartmentalize my inter-racial relationship from its obvious ( to me ) progression. Wherein my natural desire to protect the one I love is all the more intensified because I’m aware of the potential harm that exists out there for her.  Wanting to protect the black women in my life should not be confused with my somehow thinking there aren’t dangers that exist for my own mother, or for any number of white women whom I count as family and friends.  But today is about Daniele Watts.

Daniele Watts, who was handcuffed and detained by police, because she refused to show her ID after it was clear she was being asked for it as a result of a complaint made regarding a public display of affection.  A display between herself and her boyfriend, who is white.  Ms. Watts’ own conclusion about the reasoning behind her being handcuffed was as plain as the encounter was grotesque. “He was the ‘Trick’ and I was the Ho”.   Her boyfriend was asked if he ‘really knew her’. So clearly she was right in her assessment.  That was indeed how law enforcement were reading the scene.  Nice.

 

Some will argue that this example of ugliness is far from unique and shouldn’t merit special attention simply because she is an actress and her boyfriend is white.  But it’s precisely that dynamic- their relationship,  and the subsequent (much needed ) response by white men collectively, that is important.

Our girlfriends, our wives, our sisters and co-workers, standing beside us, embracing us, kissing us,  should not be reduced to something so ugly because of a lazy yet all to prevalent bias.  They need to hear our voices.  They need to know that of all the things we cannot control, we can control how fiercely we stand with them. If we cannot find our voice to collectively stand up for, and defend the women we love,  then when will we?

 

 

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MAN CANDY MONDAY: 50 Shades of Bae’ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/man-candy-monday-50-shades-babes/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/man-candy-monday-50-shades-babes/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:56:16 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=33233 When I tell you that I’m all about sexy guys and making real life love connections I need you to know I’m so sincere! If I wasn’t I wouldn’t have complied this list of 50 Man Candy treats made of all types of shades and colors of delectable male humans. Looking at pictures through a monitor […]

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When I tell you that I’m all about sexy guys and making real life love connections I need you to know I’m so sincere! If I wasn’t I wouldn’t have complied this list of 50 Man Candy treats made of all types of shades and colors of delectable male humans. Looking at pictures through a monitor is only an exercise, the real test of skill comes when you decide what type of man pleases your eye, then it’s up to you to snag your clone crush and run away into the sunset.

 

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