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‘Swirling’ Featured on…ESSENCE!!

Miracle of miracles, Jesus loves me and all that jazz.

News of Swirling came out today, Loving Day, on…wait for it…wait for it…


Here’s a snippet:

It’s Loving Day! It was on this day 45 years ago the United states Supreme Court decision in the Loving vs. Virginia case struck down all state laws banning interracial marriage in America.  (A big deal!) Janice Littlejohn and Christelyn D. Karazin are celebrating the spirit of the day because the subject is near and dear to their hearts. They are the co-authors behind the new book Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate Mixing Race, Culture and Creed – a fresh take on a very tired debate among Black woman. The book takes on interracial dating and some, using true stories, accounts and advice from real interracial and intercultural couples.

Littlejohn (left) is divorced and dating, while Karazin, whose husband is White, is happily married with kids. They teamed up to offer two unique perspectives and reintroduce the conversation to our community.”

Why are so many Black women still so opposed? Are they looking for the “perfect Black man”?  Are they afraid their families would never accept it? What gives? “Both of us had to open ourselves up to the fact that there were cultural reasons preventing Black women from looking outside,” says Littlejohn. “Because there’s too much of a burden put on Black women to procreate and continue to foster the Black family. Black men don’t have that same owness put on them.”

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