If you are somehow still walking around with headphones over your ears jamming to the latest, BLACK LOVE tune, you need to seriously take heed to the first three photos in this post. I will not name the website with a name very close to the name of this beloved blog, but they recently posted a snippet about the current Census statistics on the rate of marriages between BW and the "other male group" that I will also not mention. Just as the ladies of BWE have been saying for many years now, the rates are overwhelmingly LOW. If you are currently associating with a Young Black Woman who is still a champion of BLACK LOVE, you may just have to cut the sister off. Do it gently of course. Opt for distancing yourself little by little. I say this not as a call to abandon other black women but as a very important step that must be taken if you are indeed resolute about Living Well. If she doesn't see the facts now, then she is dead weight for you and the rest of your Determined to Live Well Lady Friends. She'll figure it out...when she does is the question. Bottom line, you don't need to waist time waiting on her to finally get it. Focus on you and those who actively love, support, and encourage you to be the best you can be. Living Well is not a game for US. The other groups of women that don't fall into the category of Black and Beautiful are getting it done. There is no reason that I as a young black woman determined to live well, should accept mediocrity. No matter the cards you were dealt in this life, you can make it too. We all need a little push to get things going and I hope the BWE blog postings, books, commentary, etc. can be that push for you. You all are already ahead of the game because you were forewarned for FREE about what those statistics would be. Don't even waist your breath trying to hash out with the DBR-BW BM, whoever they are, about whether the stats are wrong or right. You may even hear them say or know of a young black couple that recently got married. Kick all of that hooey to the curb dears and simply keep strutting away until you get yours.
About Young BW Determined to Live Well
After being a faithful reader of various blogs dedicated to positively influencing black women, I recognized quite a few young black women in their teens, 20's, and 30's who were touched by the message as much as myself. This blog is my attempt to reach out and connect with young black women on issues we may be facing at a very transitional time in our lives. I encourage all, irrespective of age, class, origin, etc. to participate in the discussions and brainstorming sessions we have. I look forward to the potential of this blog and hope to hear from Young Black Women Determined to Live Well like myself!