Category: Interracial Marriage

Toni's Turn-Off

Last night as I listened to one candidate after another concede defeat in the Chicago mayoral election, I started to write a blog about how those speeches were gracious and civil. They were a breath of fresh air after months of contentiousness among and between some of the top candidates. Lori Lightfoot was also gracious... Read more »

Responses to My New Book: Interracial Relationships Between Black Women and White Men

It has been nearly four months since my book, Interracial Relationships Between Black Women and White Men was published.  I have received many responses from readers and am sharing a few from black women. I am pleased that overwhelmingly, my book has been met with very favorable responses. More importantly, I have heard from young... Read more »

My New Book: Interracial Relationships Between Black Women and White Men

Greetings readers, I am so excited to share the news that my new book, Interracial Relationships Between Black Women and White Men, was released on June 15th.  This book, written for popular publication contains 40 interviews: eleven interviews with black women who are dating white men, 14 interviews with black women who are married to... Read more »

Meghan's Mother

While much of the world waited with bated breath last Saturday to see the wedding ceremony unfold between Prince Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle, my attention was focused on Doria Raglund, Meghan’s mother. From my first view of her months ago, complete with dreadlocks, my initial reaction was that I could hardly wait to see... Read more »

Interracial Relationships Between Black Women and White Men

Greetings Readers, I would like to announce that my new book on interracial relationships between black women and white men will be published in June. More details to follow in a later post. In the meantime, I would like to share my new book cover!

Some Interesting Facts on the 50th Anniversary of the Loving Decision

Today it has been 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all laws barring interracial marriages in Loving vs. Virginia. The couple at the center of that dispute, Richard and Mildred Loving, had to travel to Washington, D.C. to get married in 1958. When they returned to Virginia, they were arrested as interracial... Read more »

A Remarkable Woman Named Angeline

Among Midwestern states, Minnesota enjoys a reputation as being one of the easier places for interracial couples to live. It is fairly common today to see black-white couples in the St. Paul – Minneapolis area. However, this was not always the case as the following family story will illustrate. My interest in the topic of... Read more »

Sen. John McCain Is Conservative But Not Racist

Say what you will about the political views of U.S. Senator John McCain, (Arizona), and the 2008 Republican candidate for U.S. President who ran against Barack Obama, but he is not racist. The evidence for this can be demonstrated through a few of his actions. First, in 1991, his wife, Cindy and he adopted a... Read more »

The Only Religion That Encourages Interracial Marriage

Historically, some religious doctrines opposed interracial marriages, but one notable exception is the Baha’i faith. Introduced in the United States in 1893, this Middle Eastern religion promotes interracial marriage as a prerequisite to achieving world peace. There is only one Baha’i temple per continent; in the United States the Baha’i temple is located in Wilmette,... Read more »