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Interracial Relationships Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

1310758452-76We are seeing more and more interracial relationships today then ever before, which asks the question: are more black women open to dating and marrying outside of their race for financial security and stability? Does a white man have more to offer? Or is this a media influence to destroy the images that love between black men and women still exist?

Dating and marrying outside of one’s race was historically a taboo in the United States. It was formally declared legal in the United States of America in 1967, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Loving vs. the state of Virginia. Since this case interracial unions has been fully legal in all U.S. states.

black women white man[11]History has continuously gone through paradigm shifts due to war, laws, new generations and social movements. Interracial relationships between black and whites have been in US history since the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade, however they have gradually moved to the forefront and became more prevalent and public through television and the media. We are seeing more interracial couples in television ads, in movies and in the media like never before.

Ads are powerful and programming is real!!! You remember the Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family—a white mother, black father and their daughter? Yeah well that ad stirred up some racist controversy.

Tune in tonight at 6:30 p.m. for “Conversations Of A Sistah” via blog talk radio, as I explore interracial relationships in 2016. We will be entertaining your comments on this subject in our studios at 1-917-889-7872. Don’t forget to press “1” to speak with the host.

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Polygamy in 2016….Ladies Would you share your husband?

polygamy_1490320cPolygamy and Bigamy is illegal in the U.S., yet some people are practicing this way of living as if it is the new norm. Essentially they are the same in the aspect of having more than one wife/spouse.

Over the last few years there have been a number of television shows regarding the polygamist lifestyle. This has led some to wonder whether polygamy may be legal anywhere in the U.S. It also raises questions about why bigamy is outlawed and whether this is a trend that may be changing.

Is polygamy the next fight in marriage equality?

Currently, every state has a law outlawing polygamy. Additionally, the federal government has several laws that also criminalize the act of being married to more than one person. Enforcement of these laws is relatively difficult given the often secretive nature of many polygamists and the fact that most will have only one marriage on paper.

The question of polygamy is an interesting one in that most people today view polygamy as immoral while the Bible nowhere explicitly condemns it. Several prominent men in the Old Testament were polygamists. Abraham, Jacob, David, Solomon, and others all had multiple wives.

Tune in tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” on blog talk radio as I tackle the subject “Polygamy in 2016” with my special guest Azad Chaiwala (pictured left), a polygamist of and Bishop Andre’ C. Alston (pictured right), Pastor of Antioch Christian Tabernacle. I’m sure there will be opposing views from my special guest. What do you think?

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Your Soulmate IS NOT your Significant Other, Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

SoulMates-largeI think we all have different definitions of a soul mate. We tend to believe that a soul mate is a lover, spouse or lifetime partner;  someone with whom we have or will develop a romantic relationship. This may be the case in some instances but not necessarily definitive.

A soul mate is a person with whom one has a feeling of deep or natural affinity. Affinity in terms of sociology, which refers to “kinship of spirit”, interest and other interpersonal commonalities.

In current usage, “soulmate” usually refers to a romantic partner, with the implication of an exclusive lifelong bond. This is to say, the word is used with more rarity than other terms associated with ‘romantic partner’. It is a very versatile term, being defined differently by different individuals, as it is related to the concept of love.

Soulmate commonly holds the connotation of being the strongest bond with another person that one can achieve. Soulmate is not used as often as other terms representing the same idea, and this is likely to lead to its perceived rarity in meaning. The definition ranges widely and cannot be pinpointed. It is commonly accepted that one will feel ‘complete’ once they have found their soulmate, as it is partially in the perceived definition that two souls are meant to unite.

Join me tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via Blog Talk radio, as I reveal the real meaning of one’s soulmate. A bond that is NOT necessarily one tied in romance.

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