When disease hits, it seems to hit people of African descent especially hard. The recent Ebola health crisis spreading from West Africa is no exception. From Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and Nigeria to Spain, France, and Germany to the United States, Ebola is proof that what happens in the Motherland is relevant to us […]
Trustworthiness is being worthy of trust. People can count on you to do your best, to keep your word, and to follow through on your commitments. You do what you say you will do. Trustworthiness is a key to success in anything you do. You are practicing trustworthiness when you … * Think before you […]
Love helps us heal. Love relieves stress. Love lowers your blood pressure. Love helps you be more giving to others. Giving love helps you receive love. Love boosts immunity to disease. Love cures love deprivation. Love boosts confidence and self-esteem. Love increases quality of life. Love helps you live longer. Add your own reasons with […]
I Ain’t Movin’ Performed by Des’ree Love is my passion, love is my friend Love’s universal, love never ends Then why am I faced with so much anger, so my pain? Why should I hide? Why should I be ashamed? Time’s much too short to be livin’, somebody else’s life I walk with dignity, I […]
Remember the days when we were kings and queens. Let’s retain our royalty, dignity, and cultural integrity to invest in our communitiy’s future success.
Listen more than you speak. Resist urges to interrupt or respond with blunt facts, brilliantly sharp wit or sarcasm. Let him/her go. In more extreme circumstances, things can get heated. If s/he has to leave a situation when it gets to be too much, let him/her leave. By checking out, s/he is getting some space […]
Why do some relationships fail and others succeed? These are the Top 5 Relationship Pitfalls to Avoid: Unreasonable expectations. Our heads are often filled with romantic notions of fantasy love and not reality. Be reasonable, knowing that real relationships are not perfect all of the time, but can be excellent and really good most of […]
“To improve any situation, you must improve. To change your wife, you must change. To change the attitude of your husband, you must change your attitude. To win more freedom, you must be more responsible, must exercise more discipline.” Steven Covey And when you improve, don’t forget to: 1) acknowledge, 2) reward, and 3) celebrate!
At African American Matchmaking, we don’t buy into the commonly held notion that there are no good Black men. But just like a good Black woman is hard to find, good Black men can be hard to find, too. Statistics are arguable a source of enlightenment. Rather than react in fear, we can respond with […]
In an effort to continue forging the path to identify solutions to problems that effect African American communities, families and marriages, OORadio (www.ooradio.com) will host the 2013 Conference on Community Family & Marriage at the Metropolitan Room, 109 Green Street in Fayetteville, NC 28311 on April 5-7, 2013. This three day gathering is designed […]