21 Jul 2015

The Death of Sandra Bland: Jim Crow vs. Civil Rights Part Two

Since learning of Sandra Bland’s passing, I have experienced the full gamut of emotions. It took the first 24 hours for me to process that my sorority sister had actually been found hanging in a jail cell in 2015. They said she committed suicide but common sense wouldn’t allow me

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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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25 Mar 2015

Understanding Turbulence

This article begins 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.  Our first guest blogger is Staci Cash from Houston, TX as she “sets the

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05 Jan 2015

Sorority Sisters: I Am My Sister’s Keeper…Even When She Belongs To Another Sorority

There is a common thought in social media that as African Americans…we should not be upset about the show “Sorority Sisters” if we aren’t upset about shows like “Love and Hip Hop” or “Real Housewives of Atlanta”. While the majority of our African American community may not understand the outrage

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26 Nov 2014

Let’s Talk About Black Relationships

Blackloveforum.com is a website dedicated to Black love and healthy Black relationships. We have spent our entire existence trying to help others to get to a healthier place in their lives. Whether that be emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually or financially. It has been a great premise for years and an

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30 Oct 2014

An Awakened Mindset

If you haven’t been watching lately, you may not know that Black love and Black relationships are supposed to be in an overall state of decline. If you have been watching, you already know that Black love and relationships aren’t the only things in decline. The deterioration of the family

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25 Mar 2014

Join Us For #TheSoulMan Twitter Viewing Party Wed. 3/26/14 10PM EST

TV is better when you’re watching with friends! We’ll prove it this Wednesday when we host a Twitter Viewing Party to celebrate the “LIVE” season 3 premiere of one of our favorite sitcoms, The Soul Man. Not only is this episode being shown “LIVE” but there will also be appearances

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27 Feb 2014

Black Herstory: The Radical Self Expression Manifesto

Here’s a confession: I’m a talker.  I mean a bonafide, “gee whiz does she ever shut up” chatterbox.  My whole life I’ve been tortured and punished for not having an ounce of control when it comes to this motor mouth of mine.  Fast forward a few decades, and who would

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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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11 Feb 2014

Top 10 Relationship Do-overs (From The Matchmaking DUO)

 Kelli Fisher (left) and Tana Gilmore (right) are Professional Matchmakers based in Charlotte, North Carolina Have you ever had a fleeting thought of that special someone from the past and instantly wished you had a time capsule?  Was there a specific memory that made you wish you could have one more chance

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30 Jan 2014

It’s Crazy As Hell In The A-T-L: And It’s Not Just The Weather!

This is not my normal kind of blog post, but after this week in the Peach State I had to take commentary that I usually save for Twitter and drop into a full blown article. LOL!!! Low and behold if the dung heap ain’t deep in the A-T-L this week.

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10 Jan 2014

Reality TV Casting Call: I Want My Ex Back [MTV – True Life]

Are you broken up with a significant other, but can’t move on? Are you regretting your breakup? Do you think this is the one that got away? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to get your ex back? If you appear to be between the ages of 18

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06 Jan 2014

The Sidechick Financial Plan: Money Lessons from Olivia Pope

Let me start with a simple yet important statement.  Ladies, we are financially responsible for ourselves at every  relationship stage no matter whether you’re married, separated, single or the “side chick”. *Thoughtful Pause* I should take this opportunity to discuss how you deserve to be so much more than some

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07 Aug 2013

RIP Black Belt Jones: A Tribute To Grandmaster Jim ‘The Dragon’ Kelly

Remember the cool ass black dude from the movie Enter the Dragon with Bruce Lee?  His name was Grandmaster Jim ‘The Dragon’ Kelly and he became a legend and inspired a generation of Black men across the world. Last week I was shocked when I got an email and learned

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24 Jul 2013

BLF Named in 10 Best African-American Dating Blogs (2013)

We are proud to be named one of the 10 Best African American Dating Blogs of 2103 by DatingAdvice.com. Also making the list are digital properties of some of our favorite bloggers like Slim Jackson of Single Black Male, Demetria Lucas of A Belle in Brooklyn and Twanna Hines of

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23 Jul 2013

INTERVIEW: Antione Dunn – Vulnerable and Unfraid

These days it seems we are witnessing a new boldness in Black men when it comes to expressing their emotions and being vulnerable.  We sat down with the soulful artist Antione Dunn to talk about just what makes him so comfortable with “feeling”. BLF: It’s been said that your music reflects

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23 Jul 2013

Get Some Trent Shelton In Your LIFE!!

I’ve seen social media used to push all sorts of agendas, but nothing makes me happier than to see beautiful Black man pushing his faith based inspiration.  “Lawd knows us heathens needs dat” (insert Miss Sophia’s voice here).  I started checking for Trent Shelton when someone dropped one of his

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19 Jun 2013

Black Love Has Got Soul: Watch The Season Premier of The Soul Man (6/19/13)

I can’t say that I click over to the TV Land network every time I pick up my remote.  In fact until recently, I had never bothered to find it on my TV dial.  That was until I heard rumors that Cedric the Entertainer was going to be starring in

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17 Jun 2013

Trendsetta: Masters of Illusion, This Year’s Summer Fashions

This summer, it’s all about giving an illusion. Now you don’t have to lie about your size, but you can strategically hide and accentuate certain parts of your body with the new trends in fashion without the need for extra items to hide your extra-ness. I’ll admit that a problem

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14 Jun 2013

Love Still Good? When “We” Became “You and I”

How many times have you heard about a married couple who seemed to just be existing in their marriage?  Neither spouse wants to separate, but it seems as if neither is willing to put in any effort to make it work.  But why?  The spark is gone, the fire and

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07 Jun 2013

Girl Guide: 5 Ways To Keep It On and Poppin’ in a Relationship

The safety and security of a marriage or LTR (long term relationship) is a double edged sword. While it is great to have a comfort level and not have to be red carpet ready at all times with your mate, it’s not so cool to let your sex life crash

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05 Jun 2013

4 Things You Should NEVER Say to Your Man

Your man needs you.  After a long day of work, he needs you to listen. When he is unsure of the next move to make, he looks to you for sound advice. And, when he doesn’t feel like he is on his A+ game, he needs you to be his

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04 Jun 2013

Why Women (Try) To Act Like A Man

Have you ever met a woman who proudly proclaims she “thinks like a man” but in reality she “acts like a man,” when it comes to love matters. She tries to stay in control emotionally by appearing emotion-Less.  She agrees to have sex with no ties, but weeks later she may

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04 Jun 2013

Now Is All We Have

We all tend to forget the power of the present moment. Instead of focusing on and appreciating the gift of today, we allow the negative past to creep into our minds. Every time we give power to negativity, we become our own worst enemy. How can we be prevalent and

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28 May 2013

3 Things That Win a Woman Over Every Time

News flash to all single men out there: You do not have to be the hot, good-looking guy to win over a beautiful woman!  As a matchmaker and dating coach, I have interviewed thousands of single women and, believe it or not, women are actually much less superficial when it

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