(The Root) — With all the fuss over what’s keeping black women and black men from jumping the broom, black married couples have been lost in the fray. Yes, of course, they exist! In fact, the vast majority of black women and men do indeed get married.   Of course, many of us are putting ...

“What’s your take on men who refer to women as ‘females’? Dude hit me up on a dating site, and his profile, when describing what he’s looking for, referred to women as females through the whole thing. Why couldn’t he just say ‘ladies’ or ‘women’?”–D.F.   Some form of this question comes up on a ...

Adventures with White Man Leroy, Part 1 Adventures with White Man Leroy, Part 2   I have no idea what goes on at the pool. I can’t see it from the DJ booth. And even if I did know, I would not tell because what happens in Johannesburg – at least the wildest stuff—stays in Johannesburg. Anyway, ...

Adventures with White Man Leroy Part I is here 2013 is going to be the sh-t. I don’t know that for sure, but I’m trying to do what life coaches tell you to and speak my will into existence. It’s started off well-enough, anyway. On that rooftop in Johannesburg, we get wind of a house party ...

I’ve run off to South Africa the foreseeable future (up to 90 days). I bought a return ticket but it’s anybody’s guess as to whether I’m getting on the plane next week. That’s for two reasons. One, I like it here. There’s a similar vibe to what Brooklyn seemed like based on Spike Lee movies ...

“Where does the expression ‘hoes be winning’ come from? I never understood why so many women believe that only sucky women get good men. Am I naive? Can you clue me in?” –H.J.   Oh, where do I begin? I can’t pinpoint for the first use of the phrase, but I first began hearing it ...

Happy New Year!!!  Hey ya’ll. I’m back. I had a glorious holiday break. Hope you did the same.  I wrote a million blogs, but I’m posting them in the order I wrote them– which means you’ll get a New Year’s rant in about 12-15 days if I keep this up. I probably won’t. I’m feeling ...

Facebook is the dating world’s greatest gift and its greatest curse. For those seeking companionship, it opens up vast opportunities. It speeds up possible love connections by showcasing the bonds that tend to strengthen relationships: mutual friends, interests and points of view. Because so many users offer an intimate look into their lives through their ...

According to the Mayan calendar 21-12-12, tomorrow, is the end of the world. We’ve heard this before and for whatever reason God has spared womankind. Until this afternoon, I assumed we’d get another reprieve. But now the signs point to the end being imminent. I say this with a heavy heart, ya’ll:   Michael Ealy ...

Surely you’ve been following the fallout from ex-CIA director David Petraeus’ affair. You can hardly turn on a news channel without seeing a salacious update. Given that Petraeus’ gigantic screwup has led to repercussions beyond anyone’s juiciest imagination, so many of us have been wondering just why he did it. The usual motivations have been ...