“Love Alert” Meet The Fords – BlackWomenStandUp’s New Love Lounge Feature

We Love, Love…Especially Black and Brown Love!  Here at BlackWomenStandUp.com the Love Lounge is where we celebrate and remind everyone of the beauty and feeling of being in love.  Our goal is to inspire those who are still hoping for and looking for that special one, and to spread the joy of those who have found their true love, while highlighting amazing couples.

Our Love Lounge Feature:

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Keith and Chanel Ford of Essex County, New Jersey – Married 9/24/16.
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Here are some fun and true facts about our Newlyweds:

  • Keith Ford and Chanel Caraway met on match.com —->(He was bored and signed up for a 7 day free trial.  She was at the end of a subscription that she rarely used).  Wow, look what that lead to!
  • They met the day after Thanksgiving, 2014

Message:  Internet Dating Works, don’t be scared ladies.  You never know where you will find love, just keep your heart open to the possibility and remain positive.

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Fun facts continued…

  • Chanel is from Baltimore, MD and Keith, East Harlem, NY
  • The wedding ceremony was in Baltimore County.  Reception was in the Inner Harbor, Downtown Baltimore
  • They are both foodies, entrepreneurial, and philanthropic
  • Some of their favorite things are cooking, dining out, reading, working out, and traveling

What’s next for the Newlyweds?  Their List Below:

  • Little ones
  • Home ownership
  • Developing their businesses – Check out Keith’s Business Pages here —->K Systems Solutions and The Digital Report (TDR)
  • Advancing their education

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More moments from Keith and Chanel’s Special Day!

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carawayfordwedding-142Thank you to Keith and Chanel for sharing their love and special day with the BWSU Family!  We wish you many more years of marital bliss, and all the best with your next steps in life as a couple:)

Peace and Love.

#BWSU

The BWSU Love Lounge…Where Love is Celebrated!

Here at BWSU our motto is Empowering Women and Standing Up for Love, our Love Lounge is where we celebrate LOVE through inspiring photos of couples who are doing the damn thing!

We seek to inspire those waiting for and believing in love, and to showcase shining examples of Black Love at it’s finest.  Join Us:)

Meet our Featured Couple of the Day…

Kenny and Tanaisha Etienne of New York City, Married – August 1, 2010

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Black Love

#WednesdayWords – 4 Relationship Tips to Live By…

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My morning ritual includes tuning into my favorite news show #NewsOneNow on the TV One Network.  A few mornings back Host, Roland Martin featured Love/Sex & Relationship Guru, LaDawn Black, who gave what I thought were 4 straightforward relationship tips for daters to live by.

Part of  BlackWomenStandUp.com’s mission is to resuscitate & promote love, so we decided to share the 4 tips to help you navigate the sometimes rocky waters that come with dating.  Check them out below:

4 Straightforward Relationship Tips for Smooth Sailing…

  1. Get Honest
  2. Define the End Goal
  3. Start How you Want to Finish
  4. Follow the Actions…What they do is more important that what they say!

What are your thoughts on the above 4, what would you add to this list?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

To learn more about LaDawn Black visit her Twitter Page @TeaseByLaDawn.

 

Peace and Love,

BWSU Family

Do You Have A Happy Marriage?

Check out these 10 Do’s and Dont’s of a happy marriage from the Black Love and Marriage website, and see if what you’re doing in your marriage made the list. Click link below for full article…

Ten Do’s And Dont’s Of A Happy Marriage

Make sure to come back and leave a comment, and please share:)

Peace and Love.
The BWSU Family

Wedded Bliss: Feature

Love, the month of June and wedded bliss. We have all heard the term “June Bride,” so we thought it fitting to end the month with a June Bride Feature, while honoring those who have taken the leap and sealed it with a kiss – becoming ONE in holy matrimony.

BWSU Celebrates the Union of New York, New York (Harlem) Couple – Crystal Jones to Rodney Campbell

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Wedding Day

Here are 3 Fun Facts on our Featured Couple, along with a Special Note from Crystal Jones (Bride):

How We Met
We met on September 19th 2000, I was at work selling Apartments and he came in and asked me what I was selling, I told him Co-ops he never brought one (lol), but he continued to come everyday until I agreed to go to lunch with him and from that day I was unable to shake this man; this is when I knew I was going to have this man in my life forever.

How He Proposed To Me
Can’t say it was really a big to do but knowing he was a shy man and not knowing how he would make the proposal, we went out to dinner and when we returned I went to shower and when I came back he was sitting on the bed with the ring in his hand asking me to marry him.

Our Wedding Day
We were happily married on June 1st 2013 at Central Park Conservatory on 105th street and Fifth Avenue.

Sealed With A Kiss
Sealed With A Kiss

Special Note

“When your heart sends you in a direction you should follow it. I know that sometimes its a lot of bumps in the road but if you really love someone the bumps will only feel like pebbles.

I knew from the beginning that this was my soul-mate and no matter what people said or how they tried to deter me, I just believed that I should:
KEEP MY MAN IN MY HEART AND MY FRIENDS OUT MY BUSINESS, AND WE WOULD ERASE ALL OUR DOUBTS.

Trust me ladies anything worth fighting for will have to take time and energy and a whole lot of trust.”

It's Official!
It’s Official!

Congratulations Crystal and Rodney! May you have many more years of bliss with continued unconditional love.

For all the ladies over 40 who have never been married or single again – REMEMBER, never give up on finding true love it is POSSIBLE!

Falling Black in Love…

Falling Black in Love…Isn’t that a catchy title.  When I received the tweet with this title and clicked on the link I did not know I would be in for such a treat.  The writer of this post, Mike Phil of Miami – had me mesmerized from the first word.  Thank you Mike for the way you openly express your love for the Black Woman.  How you explain the beauty of black love, which is one of the principle reasons why #BlackWomenStandUp exists…the desire to resuscitate black love.  Here is the link to the post http://theblackmancan.org/?p=2070 via TheBlackManCan.org.

Brothers and Sisters please take the time to read the post, trust me you won’t be disappointed.  I was uplifted, inspired, reminded of my beauty, strength and how there is nothing more amazing than Black Love.

We would love if you would come back and share your thoughts.  And most importantly, share the post with others:)

Peace and Love.

The BWSU Family

FLOTUS Sits Down With Steve Harvey

Currently watching Steve Harvey, his new talk show on the NBC network – 3PM EST, channel 4 here in New York City. I am loving our FLOTUS, and as usual she is dressed to the nines, with a creme colored pants suit…unless my television colors are off and it is a different color, lol:) Either way she looks fabulous, and I am ever so proud everytime I see her on television. It feels great to have a FLOTUS who looks like me, one that I can relate to – a real, down-to-earth Black Woman!

Steve is doing an awesome job interviewing her, and she is so comfortable and always open and honest. He has been asking her questions about when they first met, first date, kiss and about their love in general. The love she has for her husband is evident. She talked about President Barack’s character, work ethic and the fact that he turned down all types of high-profile job offers to work with voter registration and things that mattered.

The producers did a wonderful job, they had pictures of the POTUS and FLOTUS on their wedding day, a pic of where they first lived and some other really cool pics from the past.

Our FLOTUS is truly amazing, Thank you for always making Black Women look good, giving us hope, inspiration and reminding us that BLACK LOVE exists and is one of the most beautiful and precious gifts. We have always been about family and we must get back to that. When we all take responsibility for each other, there is nothing we can not accomplish as a PEOPLE!