This isn't necessarly where the magic happens, but it is where black marriage and black parenting play host to current events, personal observations, hot questions and inquisitive insights.

As the old saying goes, "I was born black, and I'll die black."

But staying married, especially with kids, while black is no easy thing. Statistics suggest it is now an anomaly. Our culture has commodified and turned a blind eye to relational pathologies and dysfunctions that have become normalized.

Today, adjusted for population growth, fewer black couples than in many years - proportionally - are getting and staying married. Fewer black children are born to a husband and wife who live in the same home.

What are the conditions that make this so? Where are the landmines we collectively trip over in our quest for love? Which situations or nuances can make it so challenging for us?

Black Married Momma is here to open up the dialogue. This is an exam, not a pop quiz, so please take a seat.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Greatest Country on Earth? U.S. Middle Class Sinking

The New York Times is reporting that the U.S. Middle class is no longer secure in its position as the most well-off among our peers around the globe. In "The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World's Richest," we see how our leading position compared to countries like Norway, Britain, Germany, Sweden, France and others is shrinking.

Stagnant wages, income inequality, a depressed job market and the incredible squeeze on middle class families are just some of the factors said to be at play. In days like these, is the notion that each successive generation will do better financially than the one that preceded it a concept that's dead in the water now?

Looks like Elizabeth Warren was right.

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