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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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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13 Jun 2013

Haters Can’t Hate, When They Don’t See You Coming

SPOILER ALERT: Over the weekend I went to see the movie After Earth starring Will Smith and his son Jaden (great acting, ehhh…so-so film).  I won’t ruin the whole picture for you, but I am going to share a key component.  So if you plan to go see the film…err,

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19 May 2013

REFRESH + YOU = FABULOUS: Lifestyle Conference

Calling all Superwomen! Atlanta. – Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM A day to refresh, relax and rejuvenate with dynamic speakers, savvy experts and fun but life transforming activities to help you take care of your most important asset – YOU! Own your sexy, refresh your

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17 May 2013

Do It Like a Lady: 8 First Date Do’s & Dont’s For Modern Dating

Note: This article appeared on Essence.com in its entirety. Nowadays, a lot of personal interactions have gotten too technical – literally! – and because of it, dating just ain’t what it used to be. Long, late-night phone conversations have been replaced with exchanging short text messages, and you first find

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29 Apr 2013

8 Signs You’re Dealing With An Emotionally Bankrupt Person

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN ITS ENTIRETY ON ESSENCE.COM Let’s face it: relationships are hard enough when you have two sane, mature people, but throw just one damaged, emotionally bankrupt person in the mix and you’ve got a recipe for “hot mess gumbo.” When a person is emotionally void, there

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06 Apr 2013

7 Reasons Women Should Pay For Dates

My recent post on Essence.com caused quite a kerfuffle.  Read he post in full below. If I had a nickel for every time I heard a woman say “he has to pay to play,” I would own a professional football team by now. That mindset of entitlement totally baffles me.

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01 Apr 2013

EVENT: The Social Media Takeaway

THE INTRODUCTION REGISTER NOW! THE CONFERENCE Goals of the conference The goal of The Takeaway is to empower bloggers and small business owners with the digital tools to build a brand, increase customers, and generate revenue. Who Should Come Bloggers looking to go beyond ads and sponsored posts to generate

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18 Mar 2013

Hell Nawl: Same Sex Relationships as a Last Resort?!

Seems like lately there is a trend of women moving towards same sex relationships as a last resort.  They seem to be simply swearing off men altogether.  While I understand that the need to be loved is the most basic of human desires, I still question the practice.  How strong

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15 Dec 2012

Who’s Who Of Black Atlanta Recognizes Two Of Our Own Bloggers

This year’s Who’s Who of Black Atlanta recognized two bloggers from the BLF Family. Our founder Jai Stone (pg 268) and Tarenia Carthan (pg 261) were among highly esteemed honorees such as Hank Aaron, Bernice King and Dr. J. (Julius Erving).  Who’s Who Publishing held its Atlanta event on November

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02 Oct 2012

IGNITE: Young & Powerful For Obama Honors Jai Stone

As most of you know, I’m all about building healthy relationships and promoting personal growth.  Over the past couple of years, this has become my life’s mission, work and focus.  Quite simply, I believe this is my divinely ordered path.  I’m often and still amazed by how many people follow

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12 Sep 2012

Having An Opinion Doesn’t Make YOU A Relationship Expert! [VIDEO]

Having strong opinions does NOT a relationship expert make! Here are my thoughts on the subject.  If you agree with me, then dare to share!!  And follow me on Twitter @JaiStone

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17 Aug 2012

THANK YOU SERENA!! Finally A Butt-Shot That DOESN’T Objectify Women

Every day I take on the daunting task of banishing pervs that post ‘booty pics’ on their Facebook Timeline.  I just HATE scrolling down my newsfeed and seeing the dreaded butt-shots.  Its usually some chic in barely-there drawers poking out her derriere in a suggestive pose, blek! And without fail,

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03 Aug 2012

Fearless Friday: Dawes And Douglas – Inspiring A Legacy

At 6am this morning I was awakened by the sound of little thuds and bumps.  When I went to investigate the mysterious noises, I almost cried at the site of  my 5 year old niece emulating a Gabby Douglas floor routine.  Normally this would be the time when I would

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29 Jul 2012

Lightning Strikes Twice For Jai Stone with Essence.com

For the 2nd time this week socialpreneur Jai Stone had a post picked up by Essence.com. The brand came calling for content from Stone once they caught wind of her magazine dedicated solely to Black love. A spin off of her popular relationship website BlackLoveForum.com, Black Love Mag is a

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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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11 Jul 2012

XCLUSIVE: Reality Star Beverly Johnson…”Being Healthy Attracts Healthy Partners” [VIDEO]

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of taking a couple of minutes to chat with Supermodel, Reality Star and Business woman Beverly Johnson about love, life and personal growth. What struck me most about our interview was Beverly’s statement about “attracting healthy partners”….watch the video above!   Find

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11 Jun 2012

XCLUSIVE: Actor Jeffrey Wright Talks About Balancing Career And Family [VIDEO]

Last month while attending the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, I had a chance to interview Jeffrey Wright, one of my most favorite actors on the planet.  I’m hoping you can’t tell from the video, but I’m shaking in my boots!!  One of the most exciting days in my life…Woot Woot!!

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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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21 May 2012

Let’s Tweet About Love: Join the BLF Twitter Party & Win!

Sears & Black Enterprise: As you know, I won the Sears Skype Blogger Conference and a trip to Black Enterprise Conference (#BEEC2012) which will be held in Chicago, IL this week.  I will be joining the folks at Sears to host a Twitter party from their booth at the conference. The

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10 May 2012

Sis 2 Sis: 6 Dynamic Women Share “Lessons From Mom”

This Sunday we will celebrate some of the most inspirational women in our lives, our Mothers.  Although my Mom is deceased, not a week goes by when I don’t utilize at least one of the hundreds of valuable lessons that Mrs. Daisy taught me.  I started thinking about how many

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04 May 2012

Still Standing: A Documentary On Marriages That Survived Crisis [Review]

THE REVIEW: Last night I attended the Atlanta premier of Still Standing, a documentary featuring black couples and their stories of how their marriages survived crisis.  The film is the brain child of the power house team Lamar & Ronnie Tyler, the founders of BlackandMarriedwithKids.com.  We first mentioned the duo

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19 Apr 2012

My Very Real Experience With Housewives Of ATL

If you follow Real Housewives of Atlanta, I’m sure that you saw the explosive Reunion Part 1 this past Sunday.  In preparation for Parts 2 and 3, I thought I would share my personal experience with the Housewives when I got to meet them last summer.  I started watching the

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26 Mar 2012

Our Founder Would Like Your Comments [VIDEO]

BLF’s Founder Jai Stone would like to solicit your comments on her recent interview with Alfred Edmond, Jr. , SVP/Editor-at-large of Black Enterprise Magazine.  Ms. Stone was given 10 minutes to interview Mr. Edmond about the challenges facing minority/women entrepreneurs.  Please review the video below and add your comments.  In

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11 Mar 2012

Celebrate National Black Marriage Day: The Pink & Blue Soiree 2012 [EVENT]

ATLANTA, GA – March 25th 2012 is National Black Marriage Day and we want to invite you to help us celebrate.  Black Love Forum & The Relationship Party Radio have partnered to present our 1st annual Pink & Blue Soiree,  and we are excited!  Come mix-n-mingle with us as we

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