Black Love

What Is Partner Buffering?

Special 09: What Is Partner Buffering?   Remember from Carlissa from our first suite of episodes? She’s back to give us an update and talk to us about her love life and motherhood since she first met with me.    Today’s episode is an insightful and honest conversation about “eldest daughter syndrome,” co-parenting with an […]

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The Kind of Love That Black Women Make: Female Capital & Cost

Each March, for Women’s History Month, Vanessa and I pair to analyze a selected piece of literature or film, offering insight on the kind of love that Black women make. Our first piece revisited The Color Purple and last year we covered The Women of Brewster Place. In those articles, we wrote about sisterly love, female independence,

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20: Their New Marriage

Episode 20: Their New Marriage   After eighteen months of relationship coaching and marriage prep, Shaunice marries the love of her life and shares her story alongside her husband with me.    In today’s episode, Shaunice and I have a woman-to-woman sit down to discuss her dating and relationship journey, including learning and applying vulnerability

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16: My Black Marriage Research

Episode 16: My Black Marriage Research   Among Black men, how have their educational achievement gaps, economic disparities, and marriage occurrences been uniquely experienced, endured, and impacted Black women and children in the literature?   In today’s episode, I’ll introduce you to my academic research for you to better understand my interests, expertise, and approach.

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Special 06: 2023 “Black Love” Wrapped

Special 06: 2023 “Black Love” Wrapped   On the last day of the year, join me and my co-host, Kaity Rodriguez as we share our professional and personal takes on ten unforgettable “Black Love” moments in 2023, including Rihanna’s pregnancy announcement, Eboni K’s partner preference and elitism, and Kerry Washington’s tenth marriage anniversary.    

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Special 06: 2023 “Black Love” Wrapped

Special 06: 2023 “Black Love” Wrapped   Join me and my co-host, Kaity Rodriguez as we share our takes on ten unforgettable “Black Love” moments in 2023, including Rihanna’s pregnancy announcement, Eboni K’s partner preference and elitism, and Kerry Washington’s tenth anniversary.     Kaity and I are manifesting our “Oprah & Gayle” energy for

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Special 05: Marriage As A Cultural Norm

Special 05: Marriage As A Cultural Norm   Should marriage be a cultural norm for Black Americans? How can create that culture and socialize our sons and daughters accordingly? I’m sharing the four events that led to my latest phenomenon.      As I scoured through research literature, Black scholars supported “the institution of marriage’”

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