Beyond Black & White » Engagements http://www.beyondblackwhite.com Chronicles, Musings and Debates about Interracial & Intercultural Relationships Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:14:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Some May Have Scoffed, But 300-Sandwiches Lady Just Got Engaged at Sandwich #257. http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/may-scoffed-300-sandwich-lady-just-got-engaged-sandwich-257/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/may-scoffed-300-sandwich-lady-just-got-engaged-sandwich-257/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 04:44:47 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=30587 Three-hundred sandwich lady made headlines last year (and sparked outrage to both militant feminists and the pro-black, anti-interracial relationship crew) because she found joy in preparing delicious and creative sandwiches for her boyfriend who once jokingly told her that if she made him 300 sandwiches he would marry her. There were a few disgusting master/slave […]

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Three-hundred sandwich lady made headlines last year (and sparked outrage to both militant feminists and the pro-black, anti-interracial relationship crew) because she found joy in preparing delicious and creative sandwiches for her boyfriend who once jokingly told her that if she made him 300 sandwiches he would marry her. There were a few disgusting master/slave references in there too by hateful, lonely, no-life-having Lipstick Ally readers.

Of course all of us here at BB&W thought it was a sweet gesture, and I for one was giving her a virtual high-five on how she parlayed that interaction into a thriving, money-making venture doing what she loved. Isn’t that the feminist ideal? You can be domestic AND run shit. That’s the feminist theory I like to see.

She says in her blog, “Words cannot express how extraordinarily happy I am. Not because I have a engagement ring, but because I’m going to spend the rest of my life having ridiculously amazing adventures with my soul mate,” she wrote. “My mouth hurts from smiling.”

Congrats, chica. Now go make your future HUSBAND his 258th sandwich.

Sigh…and that photo…so romantic…

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So what the lesson here, folks? The meme still stands: The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach after he’s digested 257 really delicious sandwiches.

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Eve is On Wedding Countdown to Becoming Mrs. Cooper! http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/eve-wedding-countdown-becoming-mrs-cooper/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/eve-wedding-countdown-becoming-mrs-cooper/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:03:33 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=29844 Once I was able to wade through the mass of ads and commercials to actually see what’s up, Madame Noire reported that Eve has just celebrated her bachelorette party, and is officially on wedding countdown to be a “Mrs.” I’ve been following Eve’s relationship with Max Cooper and I have to say that it’s like […]

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Once I was able to wade through the mass of ads and commercials to actually see what’s up, Madame Noire reported that Eve has just celebrated her bachelorette party, and is officially on wedding countdown to be a “Mrs.”

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I’ve been following Eve’s relationship with Max Cooper and I have to say that it’s like a modern-day Cinderella story. Eve, a rapper and in “the life,” meets handsome billionaire clothing designer, whom I sure many of her friends in “the life” told her was out of her league or that he would never take her, a “commoner,” any more seriously than for one night, complete with boots and notched bedposts. Yet here she is, happy as can be and about to be the new bride of a man who adores her.

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I remember hearing a lot of “he’ll date you but he’ll never marry you” crap when I started dating my husband. If I’d listened, we wouldn’t be celebrating our 12th anniversary next Sunday.

Just something to think about.

Congrats, Eve!

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Model Lanisha Cole Fires Back On Haters of Her Non-Black Fiance http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/model-lanisha-cole-fires-back-haters-non-black-fiance/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/model-lanisha-cole-fires-back-haters-non-black-fiance/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 04:01:37 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=28704 If you’ve ever watched The Price is Right or Deal or No Deal, you’ve probably seen Lanisha Cole prancing around the set. With a gorgeous set of legs and a face to match.   Lanisha recently fired back in a blog post regarding folks (gasp!) hating on her choice of mate on her blog. The […]

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If you’ve ever watched The Price is Right or Deal or No Deal, you’ve probably seen Lanisha Cole prancing around the set. With a gorgeous set of legs and a face to match.

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Lanisha recently fired back in a blog post regarding folks (gasp!) hating on her choice of mate on her blog. The hate came from SURPRISE!! an urban website–you know how they just loooove to mock black women in interracial relationships and marriages while giving rappers and ballers passes all the day long.

Here’s her open letter:

Where to begin… My engagement announcement yesterday has highlighted a very sensitive issue… the topic of interracial dating.  Though please know that it was never an issue for me, my fiancé, our friends and family.  It’s unfortunate that a few ignorant people have taken an event that every girl dreams of and turned it into a negative with their vile and ignorant comments. I won’t give this urban gossip website the benefit of being mentioned (I used to be a huge fan, by the way) but among some of the comments came the term “Sellout Negro” and other disgusting and derogatory references.

As many of you know, I don’t usually speak about my personal life.  It’s more important to me for people to focus on what I do professionally, but this particular topic has been swept under the rug far too often and I feel that its important for me to put this issue out in the open. Calling someone a “sellout” based on the race of their significant other is mean spirited, pathetic and highlights everything wrong with our society. I have never been in a relationship based on wealth or status. If that was the case then I’m sure you would have seen me out and about with rappers, athletes, artists, etc. I’ve always stayed under the radar (by choice) and made my life decisions based on what I value, what my parents taught me and what my heart tells me to do.

This man RICK LICHT is the person I love… the person I plan to build the rest of my life with.. the person who’s supported me through great times and of course the rough times. He’s been my rock and I love him for the person he’s proven himself to be. We’ve been together for a while… 5+ years… and this was before his new project was even a thought. I’ve seen this man work VERY HARD day and night to make his dreams a reality and I’ve been there every step of the way. He is honestly the definition of hard work, persistence, determination, and strength and I’m proud of what he’s been able to accomplish.

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I have had an amazing career and worked hard to support myself financially. I’ve managed to go from being in music videos at the age of 18 to spending 8 years on a well known game show, spent 9+ years with Milani Cosmetics, opened an art gallery, opened my photography studio, and I’ve also dedicated my time to mentoring young women who need guidance, among other things. None of this came easy.  Nothing was handed to me.  I’ve faced the challenges time and time again, fighting to get to where I’m at today. I’m very proud to say that I’ve done it in a way that my family can be proud of and other young women can hopefully be inspired by. Getting married to the man I love is simply the icing on the cake… and I will continue to stand by his side regardless of the bitter betties who feel the need to make negative comments and call me hurtful names.  I’m not the first one who’s been called out and I’m sure I won’t be the last.  But if they read this post, perhaps some of those people will think twice before take the low road and act that way again. I say this on St. Valentine’s Day, a day for love, and just weeks after the day honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, a day for peace, hope and treating everyone with the proper respect – regardless of race, creed or color.

I pray that those who took the time out of their day to try and put me down will one day find someone who treats them like a queen or king, and who’ll inspire them to see the light and be a positive influence in this world during the time they’re here on this earth. Remember that everyday is a blessing… so stop spending time perpetuating everything wrong with society and instead do something to help lift each other up.  As Dr. King said, “Hate cannot drive out hate.  Only love can do that.” I’m incredibly fortunate that there are so many warm, special and beautiful people in my life so I usually don’t address the hate but I had to share my feelings on this topic today.

I hope this note proves beneficial to some of the folks out there. . .

God bless,

Lanisha

This is just a guess, but I think she’s referring to the bottom-feeding hood-boogers over yonder. I get it. Black women aren’t allowed to be happy with non-black men, not pre approved by the GAT-DL (Guardians of All Things Dark and Lovely). Just ask Tamera Mowry.

 

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Yolette and Dustin, Wedded Bliss http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/yolette-dustin-wedded-bliss/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/yolette-dustin-wedded-bliss/#comments Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:06:39 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=28617 I met Yvette Joseph Burger via Swirling and Marriage.  Yolette submitted some of her gorgeous wedding photos and now I am sharing with you.  I got a few engagement photos too. Yolette is so pretty and her beautiful skin is to die for —  flawless.  Dustin’s eyes are piercing and mesmerizing!   Enjoy photographs of Yolette and her new hubby […]

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I met Yvette Joseph Burger via Swirling and Marriage.  Yolette submitted some of her gorgeous wedding photos and now I am sharing with you.  I got a few engagement photos too. Yolette is so pretty and her beautiful skin is to die for —  flawless.  Dustin’s eyes are piercing and mesmerizing!   Enjoy photographs of Yolette and her new hubby Dustin in their wedded bliss.   Photo credits: Silvafilm  Photography.

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Eve Lands New Interracial Comedy Sitcom on ABC http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/eve-lands-new-interracial-comedy-sitcom-abc/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/eve-lands-new-interracial-comedy-sitcom-abc/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 06:47:34 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=27917 Well, well, well. Looks like Eve is having an awesome start to her 2014. With a billionaire at her side, and a refined and mature image these days, there doesn’t seem to be anything this former Philly native can’t do. Congratulations are in order. Eve has just snagged a new sitcom on ABC, about an […]

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Well, well, well. Looks like Eve is having an awesome start to her 2014. With a billionaire at her side, and a refined and mature image these days, there doesn’t seem to be anything this former Philly native can’t do. Congratulations are in order. Eve has just snagged a new sitcom on ABC, about an interracial relationship, no less. You just can’t make these things up, it seems like the power of two, opens doors twice as quickly.

ABC has closed a deal for a multi-camera comedy project to star actress-rapper Eve, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and  ABC Studios. The project, which is eyed for the 2014-15 development season, is looking for a writer.

I hear Kaplan approached Eve (full name Eve Jeffers) with the idea for a multi-camera interracial romantic comedy. The two pitched it to ABC, which bought the project with penalty. Eve and Kaplan (ABC’s The Neighbors) will executive produce the series. ICM Partners represented Eve previously when they top lined her eponymous sitcom on UPN and snagged her role in the very popular Barbershop movie franchise. [Source]

I am a fan of Eve, both when she began as a member of the rap group Ruff Riders, and when I saw the video concepts for her solo projects, I realized there was more going on to this young women than met the eye.

Since that time, she’s expanded the expectations of female rappers, including a persona that took no ‘ish, but also had an empathetic, tender side. Her descriptive verses developed the background of her visual representation.

A hardcore rapper, only because she was so good she often outshined her male counterparts, Eve pushed the envelope. No denial of her womanhood, or alliance to woman, or dependence on perverse sexuality to be interesting. I applaud her, now, because she bought the subjects of Domestic Violence to hip hop, and didn’t bother to include the wailing woman in the narrative.

So, will you be looking forward to Eve’s new project?

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Nicky and David – From School Crush to Marriage http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/nicky-david-school-crush-marriage/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/nicky-david-school-crush-marriage/#comments Fri, 10 Jan 2014 06:28:23 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=27624 William and Kate Who???  Nicole “Nicky” and David Snide are one of the most romantic couples I have come across in the last two years.  I often post their engagement/save the date announcement.  Their story is absolutely what romance novels are made of — or should be.  This awesome couple met while Nicky was in […]

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William and Kate Who???  Nicole “Nicky” and David Snide are one of the most romantic couples I have come across in the last two years.  I often post their engagement/save the date announcement.  Their story is absolutely what romance novels are made of — or should be.  This awesome couple met while Nicky was in Junior High.  Nicky is African and David is of Indian descent.  Twelve years later, David would have Nicky on a whirlwind trip to her native Rwanda, whisked off to a private island on one knee asking for her hand in marriage.  That hand had a cushion-cut diamond on the ring finger when Nicky pulled it back.  The lovebirds had a splendidly elegant, traditional ceremony in Michigan and what must have been the Gusaba of the year in Rwanda.  With 700 guests, it must have been a true, grand, Rwandan wedding celebration.  Enjoy the pictures and get the tissues ready for when you read how David planned and saved to make the surprise proposal a dream come true.  Her family members were true champs in helping David make his woman official.  Read Nicky’s account  of the events and enjoy more mind blowing, amazing, colorful, beautiful, photographs from Nouveau Magazine and their official wedding site Sincerely David and Nicky.  You may want to get a cup of tea and relax while going through David and Nicky’s site takes a while, but it is a wonderful escape.

 

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