06 May 2015

BLF Fashion: Spring Is The Season Of The Lady

May is here and I haven’t been this excited for spring fashion in a long time! I’m officially calling this the unofficial “Season of the Lady.” Yes, we can be ladies at work, home, dates, church, and on the go. Season of the Lady means embracing your feminine side, enjoying being

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05 May 2015

Dating In The ATL: The Good, The Bad And The Unbelievable

So what’s it really like to date in Atlanta as a woman in her 40’s? It varies. The vast majority of the dates I’ve been on have been disastrous. I’ve been on dates with all kinds of men in an effort to figure out if I can be flexible in

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04 May 2015

The Season Of My Life!

This article is the continuation of a series of articles from guest bloggers as they chronicle their journeys in life. The series will include journeys in health and wellness, life and love, happiness, poverty to prosperity and many others. This is the second article from our first guest blogger: Staci Cash from

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12 Dec 2014

Six Steps To Gaining A Healthy Financial Relationship (Part 3)

Last Friday we discussed steps 3-4 to gaining a healthy financial relationship. Today we conclude with steps 5-6. Step 5: Establish a routine time to sit down and discuss your finances Life is full of ups and downs and changes. It is important to recognize the importance of setting up

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11 Feb 2014

14 Most Inspiring Black Couples (2014 Edition)

14 COUPLES THAT INSPIRE BLACK LOVE: A NOTE FROM BLF FOUNDER JAI STONE It’s that time of year again! Valentine’s Day is this week, but love is ALWAYS in the air here at Black Love Forum, and I think that’s because we are constantly inspired by those who love and

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18 Apr 2013

I Didn’t Give Up On Black Men, They Gave Up On Me!

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN ITS ENTIRETY ON ESSENCE.COM Yes, you read the title correctly, and I can see your eyebrows raised and neck hairs bristling up.  Don’t hop off the ride just yet. I need you to put on your seat belts and rock with me for a minute.

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01 Apr 2013

The Working Wife: 8 Ways To Have Productive Communication With Your Husband

If one more person tells me, “communication is key” to a happy marriage, I’m going to communicate something alright.  What they fail to do is tell you what ”communication” between a husband and wife should look and sound like.  It’s definitely more than just two people talking and listening.  If

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27 Mar 2013

Are Black Marriages Being Redefined?

March 17th 2013, commemorated 10-years of celebrating Black Marriage Day as founded by Nisa Islam Muhammad.  The day helps to bring awareness and encouragement to others in the community that Black Marriages still exist and should be celebrated. Since fewer marriages are represented today (less than 35%) in the African

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28 Feb 2013

The Black Love Crisis: Why We Need to Do More Than Just Talk

I wrote this post last summer for Essence.com.  Given the fact that I’ve just become a regular contributor on the site, I thought it would be nice to share this on BLF. ENJOY!! Do you remember three years ago, when Hill Harper’s book The Conversation: How Black Men and Women

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15 Feb 2013

THE COUPLE: The Other Couple (S2 Episode 01)

The Couple meets their match… http://www.facebook.com/thecoupleseries http://twitter.com/thecoupleseries Featuring: DESMOND FAISON NUMA PERRIER DESEAN TERRY TIFFANY SNOW LOREN LILLIAN TORY TROWBRIDGE ANTHONY BRADFORD MANDI  MEYERS FEATURED MUSIC: “BLOW” BY B. JAMELLE (@BnessYesMEness / www.facebook.com/B.jamelle) “FLOW CHART” BY ARIMA EDERRA (@ArimaEderra / www.facebook.com/ArimaEderra)

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01 Jan 2013

Top 10 Black Love Stories On BLF In 2012

2012 was an awesome year for Black Love. We had some awesome stories and we are really proud of Team BLF for bringing us some great inspiration for getting back to healthy Black Love. We chose the following list based on popularity, message content and relevance.  Here goes: 10. 15

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07 Dec 2012

Love, Health & Happiness: Black Love Meets Black Health

How much do you consider your health when it comes to your love life?  Often we think about our health physically, but not mentally and emotionally, when our physical, mental AND emotional health can ALL have a significant impact on our love. As Black lovers (and I mean that in

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12 Oct 2012

Picture This…She Was Actually Made For You!!

Men, ever seen a woman and thought, “I wonder what she would look like with out her clothes on”? If her looks and style took you to that place you have already skipped over her inner qualities and blown away the reason why she was actually created for you. I

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26 Jul 2012

Black Love’s Founder, Jai Stone Featured on ESSENCE.COM

Back in May, I was happy to announce the launch of Black Love Mag and I went about spreading the word.  To my extreme surprise and delight, I was contacted by the Relationship Editor for Essence/ Essence.com with sincere congrats and appreciation.  When she asked why I had taken on

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29 Jun 2012

The Art Of Black Love: Artist Chris Fabor Muhammad

Is there an art to black love? If so have we lost it? It seems as though the odds of falling in love with “Mr./Mrs. Right” are daunting to say the very least. Love is hard. Whoever says it isn’t just hasn’t experienced what it’s like to truly love someone

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14 Jun 2012

Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis: The Never Before Told Love Story

GREATEST LOVE STORY NEVER TOLD: When we think of Black Love, a few couples come to mind. Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis are always one of the top couples on my list.  Not just because of how much I admired their love and conviction for one another, but also because

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06 Jun 2012

My Sisters: They Always Got My Back! [PHOTO BLOG]

Over the past holiday weekend, I caught a marathon run of Mary Mary’s reality show on the WE Network.  I was both inspired and entertained by the mob sized family and it brought a familiar feeling to me.  I cringed a bit at the banter between Tina and Erica, then

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01 May 2012

One Black Man Looking For A Wife – Are There Others? [VIDEO]

Black Love Forum is proud to be a sponsor for the “I Need a Wife” tour.  The tour is inspired by the book  “I Need a Wife …Where are the REAL Women” from bestselling author Jack A. Daniels.  Mr. Stay Out of Your Own Way is an author, speaker, transition

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15 Feb 2012

Love and Relationship Advice For Men

Women and men are completely different in the way they love, and until you accept this, it’s going to be difficult to have a relationship with the opposite sex, relationship advice for men is going to tell you that you are different, that your woman and you love in completely different ways. Research has shown that a man’s brain and a woman’s brain react differently to certain emotions. Love is one of the strongest emotions humanity can have, but a man and a woman react differently to it.

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11 Jan 2012

Ole’ For Roble’: Why BRAVO’s Latest Sensation Is A Black Sex Symbol

As much as I love to eat, I RARELY watch cooking shows…it kinda feels like a tease to me.  So needless to say when my BFF kept posting on Facebook about this new show on Bravo, I was less than enthused.  When we spoke over the phone, she insisted that

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09 Jan 2012

Is It Good to Take Love and Relationship Quizzes?

There are thousands of love and relationship quizzes that you can take but the question is- what do they tell about you and your partner? Can they help in solving your dilemmas? Well personally, they are harmless and they are actually a lot of fun to take. There’s nothing wrong if you want to take a hundred of them but don’t let them define your relationship.

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05 Jan 2012

I Wonder Are They Married?

So often in today’s society, many couples are choosing to be cohabitants without having the bond of holy matrimony associated with them.  In other cases, some married couples are choosing not to wear their wedding rings for one reason or another.  I’m not done yet.  Some married couples’ interaction with

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21 Dec 2011

A Beautiful Blend

There is no doubt that “blending and bonding” in a new stepfamily or newly “blended family” can be quite a challenge. In fact, there maybe situations in which bonding seems impossible. Overcoming walls of distrust and disinterest is an exercise of patience and persistence. . The new spouse may be

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20 Dec 2011

Take Responsibility For Your Actions

A few weeks back while having a lively discussion in The Conversation Continues (TCC) it was stated that often times African-Americans want to fall back on racial issues as the reason why we are a certain way without ever accepting responsibility for anything. That got me to thinking; what things

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29 Sep 2011

Fouled Out

Blow the whistle! I can’t take it anymore. There is obviously some personal fouling going on in reality TV. I’m not proud to admit it but I was one of the reportedly 3 million viewers captivated by the drama on the season premiere of Basketball Wives L.A. Just when you

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