How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
Advertisers aren’t in the business of social engineering, but do keep their hands firmly on the pulse of demographic shifts, and interracial relationships have not escaped their radar. Just like all of us, they’re seeing more and more black women moving across color lines to find love, and since the universal color of money is GREEN, the amount of ads with interracial depictions have risen so that the people involved in these unions can see themselves buying whatever product or service the company peddles. Here’s 15 ads you wouldn’t have seen 15 years ago. Enjoy!
The question is, how long will they last…
Would You Move to Snag “The One?”
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Rasheda for a couple years, so I knew about the highs and lows of her singlehood. She was featured as a “Goddess of the Week” back in the day, remember? I’m seriously tickled that she found her rainbeau, and that she chose to share her story with us.
Happy 2013 Everyone! I didn’t make any resolutions for the New Year because I’m still working on the ones I made last year, but I am feeling a renewed energy for my love quest.
I was reading an interracial dating forum a couple days ago with the headline topic, “Romantic Resolutions.” The writer was basically asking why the readers might do differently in 2013 to get the love they want. Most of the responders said the typical stuff–go out more, dump time-wasting losers, lose weight to increase prospects. But there was one woman who boldly wrote, “I’MA GIT ME A WHITE MAN!”
News about “Think Like a Man” star Michael Ealy secretly married a non-black woman was posted today on the Essence Facebook fan page. My girl Rasheda posted a link and made a comment about all the hateful, bitter black women who felt like they lost another brotha to a “white” woman. So I moseyed on over to see for myself, and low and behold the claws were out.
Don’t be like the hamster who runs on the wheel, huffing and puffing and going nowhere.
I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that I am an awkward, black, female introvert.
Study Says White men (still) view black women through the lens of the Mammy, the Jezebel, and the Welfare Queen.
One evening Bee and I were returning from a dinner out. I was walking her to her front door when we heard “Bang… bang….. Bang-bang-bang!” The gunshots came from a couple of blocks away. As my eyes grew wide, Bee calmly said “I guess I had better get in the house.” Suddenly, more shots rang out. “Bang… Bang…. Bang…. Bang!” By that time my eyes were as big as saucers. Again speaking very calmly, Bee said, “You should probably get out of here.” I swear I turned and SPRINTED for my car in the driveway. It seems like I may have dove through the window too but maybe not since it was rolled up.
The bloggosphere was abuzz with Eve’s apparent surprise at finding serious, deep, and lasting love with a white guy, while in virtually in the same breath complaining how it’s 2012 and people should stop making such a big deal about interracial relationships.
“In my last installment of Swirling on Planet Earth, I mentioned that there are several reasons why I prefer black women. Here they are…”
He calls himself, “YoungTeach” because yes, at 26, he’s young, and works as a music teacher to a predominately African American student body in Tennessee. He’s a newbie to interracial dating, and apparently read SWIRLING in two days. I love him already.