“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

BWSU’s “Goddess Spotlight” Dr. Mom Pt. 2

Black Women Stand Up.com’s Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton interviewed Dr. Doris Higginbottom (Dr. Mom) for the site’s first “Goddess Spotlight” feature, below is the second part of a three part video interview with Dr. Mom.

In this episode Dr. Mom delves into the start of her educational journey towards her PhD, as an older woman with nine children returning to school.  She  shares what kept her motivated and inspired to keep going.  You can check out Pt. 2 of Ep. 1 below. Please comment and share because you never know whom you may inspire to become their best self after watching!  Thank you.

Join us on FB as well, and be a part of the  Black Women Stand Up FB Community:)  Tell a friend to tell a friend!

Peace and Love.

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

#WednesdayWords

Many people downplay this gift called Marriage for many reasons: what they’ve seen their parents go thru, other family members, legal stuff, fear of that severe commitment, and TV doesn’t help bring a positive outlook on it. However, for me, I Love it. I have an old soul. I respect what marriage is about, what it symbolizes, and growing as one in the eyes of GOD. Waking up to the same woman for the remainder of my days, would be no problem. For in my heart, I will know it is to be. Through the ups and downs, I will remain in her heart, give her all of me, and leave her with no doubts that my Love for her is authentic. True Love is meant for me, and marriage is the destination. I look forward to putting a ring on it! That’s #winning.

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I saw this post on Google+ and I couldn’t resist re-posting. These words were so fitting for #WednesdayWords, and what this blog stands for, that I had to share! How refreshing to read these words from a Man who is looking forward to actually putting a ring on it:)

Peace and Love,
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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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.”

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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!

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!

Tamar and Vince – Black Love & Power

Watching the premeire of Tamar and Vince Show ( #T&V ). Tamar is the youngest of the Braxton Family girls, and her husband Vince is a high profiled Manager in the music industry – manager to Lady GaGa and others.

On tonight’s episode there was a scene with the couple having dinner at home with close friends, who were made up of primarily married couples. It felt so good to see beautiful black power couples seated around the table, bonded by friendship and marriage.

Television is comprised of mostly reality tv, so it is my hope that we will see more shows that reflect love, marriage and committment amongst people of color.

So far so good, Tamar is a bit much…but I’ll be watching.

Peace & Love,
BWSU Family

First Lady Michelle Obama Stands Up and Stands Out at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

I was in awe as First Lady Michelle Obama graced the stage last night at the #2012DNC.  Not only did she look amazing, but her words were filled with emotion and straight from the heart.


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Our First Lady captured the hearts and minds of viewers from all over the world reminding us how hard her husband has worked, and will continue to work to get our country back on track. She stood up for families, women, mothers, the middle class, the employed and the un-employed. And most importantly she stood up for love…the love of her husband, same-sex love and love of our America.

The respect and admiration our First Lady has for her husband, President Barack Obama is evident in her eyes, smile and words. She spoke eloquently and reminded me of why I love our President and First Lady.  I look forward to them serving our country for another four years, and I am convinced that this November the Victory will be theirs once again!

Whenever I see or hear  our First Lady, I stand a little taller, hold my head up a little higher and feel even more proud to be a Black Woman:)

In case you missed Mrs. Obama’s wonderful speech, or just want to hear it again, here is the video link…Enjoy.

Our First Lady was dressed in a Tracy Reese Original…Simply Beautiful!