Black Romance in the 21st Century
With Valentine's Day providing a provocative backdrop, poet DeGaulle Mbyayingabo and authors Helena Andrews Bitch is the New Black, Dalton Higgins Fatherhood 4.0 and Kayla Perrin Control, gathered to discuss Black Romance in the 21st Century. With ample studies citing that Black women are less likely to marry than women from other racial groups, it seems that the state of Black love may be in trouble. To explore the causes and possible solutions, panellists and attendees discussed how Black love is depicted in popular literature and how Black people can encourage and maintain romantic ties not only between themselves, but also with others regardless of race or culture. Filmmaker and actor, Sharon Lewis led what ultimately became a timely and lively discussion for the lovelorn and for those lucky in love.