i’ve been following black and married with kids‘ online and in social media for years. their website is chock full of good information and stories related to black marriage and families. if you’ve done the good deed by jumping the broom, you know how it is. you’ve said the vows, had the party, things are good and then you get to a space where you just plain ol’ don’t know what’s going on with your communication, you’re in a rut and you just can’t figure out how to get things on track again. well, bmwk has produced a few films that are focused on uplifting and inspiring folks to stay the course in marriage and commit to their spouses and children. there’s nothing like knowing someone else understands what you’re going through and got over it.
the black family 4-pack dvd package is now being offered at a discount ($60!) and includes: happily ever after: a positive image of black marriage, you saved me, men ain’t boys and still standing!
happily ever after: a positive image of black marriage takes a look at black marriage from inside and outside of the community.
you saved me is a collection of love stories that speak to marital challenges and triumphs.
still standing features kindred the family soul, arrested development’s speech, yolanda thomas and more and shows couples conversing on how they made it through when others have failed.
men ain’t boys offers a look at issues such as stereotypes surrounding manhood, the results of effective fatherhood and the requirements for maintaining lasting love, relationships and marriages.
it’s awesome to reflect on all of the wonderful things that martin luther king, jr. did for this country and its people, but to see a visual…a timeline of his life really puts this day in perspective. he had accomplished so much by the young age of 39 (the same age as me!! my goodness!!). it’s beyond amazing.
the amazing spoken word of janette…ikz . here she performs “31 to be exact” for the mission of 31 status. they seek to show women around the world what a proverbs 31 woman looks like in today’s generation.
4 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
pay attention and gain understanding. 2 I give you sound learning,
so do not forsake my teaching. 3 For I too was a son to my father,
still tender, and cherished by my mother. 4 Then he taught me, and he said to me,
“Take hold of my words with all your heart;
keep my commands, and you will live. 5 Get wisdom, get understanding;
do not forget my words or turn away from them. 6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you. 7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding. 8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you. 9 She will give you a garland to grace your head
and present you with a glorious crown.”
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, 3 those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west, from north and south. 4 Some wandered in desert wastelands,
finding no way to a city where they could settle. 5 They were hungry and thirsty,
and their lives ebbed away. 6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress. 7 He led them by a straight way
to a city where they could settle. 8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind, 9 for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things.
a love song a day till valentine’s day! well, this is not a song that you necessarily want to send to your sweetie pie sugar bump, but it’s a song about how the lord loves us by karen clark sheard and her daughter kieraa “kiki” sheard. it’s “you loved me,” their version of jill scott’s song “he loves me.”