How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
A surprising cure for holiday depression!!
Besides completely selling out of books, a couple things happened that reinforced the necessity for me to continue to nag young college girls to maximize ALL their dating options and not just hang out in the dorms painting each other’s toenails on Friday night. Also had a poignant moment with a black father who is struggling with the possibility of having a non-black son-in law.
Come for Swirling! Come for (LOTS) of eye candy! Come because you don’t have any thing else better to do on a Saturday night!
Remember Josh, the shy guy I mentioned on my Atlanta recap post yesterday would spotted a gorgeous girl who came to our event who never dated interracially? Well, she must have made quite an impression.
My Atlanta trip was probably one of the BEST, no…it was THE BEST trip on the SWIRLING book tour thus far. I got to go to the CNN center NOT as a tourist, but as a guest with a tag and everything! The interview with Natasha Curry was awesome sauce, and she’s so unbelievably down to earth. Turns out Natasha is a product of an interracial union (dad black, mom white) and is married to a white rainbeau, which explains her enthusiasm for all things Swirling.
Whoever comes up with the best and most usable idea the we use as the theme will win a free SWIRLING t-shirt, a FREE month membership with online dating site, DateWhoYouWant.com, and a $40 Visa gift card.
Several of you ladies have sent me links to a few trending stories about how “mystified” some black women bloggers are about all the “hoopla” surrounding interracial dating, particularly when it comes to white men. Now normally I don’t address haterade every time it’s thrown my way because I have better things to do, like have that root canal and colonoscopy I’ve been putting off. But when the target of the ire really isn’t about me, but about attacking the message–that black women are entitled to have happy, healthy relationship choices just like every other man and woman on the planet, then you’re going to get me showing my fangs and claws.
“Swirling” co-author Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn with Conney Williams, one of the event organizers.
Love “CeCe’s” comical interracial dating advice on ‘Awkward Black Girl?’ see her in person at our SWIRLING big bash at The Grand Del Mar!
For those of you who weren’t able to make it, yesterday’s Swirling book signing at Eso Won in Los Angeles was standing room only, and there was a line out the door. LOVED that my BB&W peeps, Elizabeth, Lorrainne, Czarina, Masha, Demita and Kimberly came! You guys rock!
Black women in America are more likely to be unmarried than women of other races. They are also least likely to marry men outside of their race although a Pew Research Center report suggests that interracial marriage has more than doubled since 1980.
Released in February 2012, the report suggests that there are specific gender variations within some racial groups. Asian women are twice as likely to marry out as Asian men and Black males are more than twice as likely to marry out as their female counterparts.
My Guess Who? moment with my husband was a disaster. In fact, the whole ordeal broke us up for a while.
Some folks are showing how scared they are becoming…
The cute Brit that’s got all you BB&W ladies enchanted is back in Los Angeles doing some hush-hush big-time project planning. “His Grace” took time out to chat about “Swirling,” and I found out that lo and behold, there’s something this relationship guru has never done. Tune in for the reason.