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5) A little bit of love and family
We know that black families and relationships are as in-tact as Uncle Pookie’s criminal record and credit report. No matter who you blame for the problem, you can’t deny that the problem exists. Black men and women have to create sustainable relationships that go beyond finding the next man or woman to thrill you out of your underwear. Families are not held together by lust or excitement alone. They are bonded by commitment to the principles that sustain the love that you’ve vowed to always have for one another – translation: If you want to get married, have children and manage a family, you need to read a book on the topic and possibly even take a class. It’s not easy, nor nearly as romantic as your grandparents let you believe that it is. It took a helluva lot of hard work.
Our kids are suffering because we don’t have the ability to make our marriages last, and our problem won’t be solved by reading books written by comedians telling every woman to think like a man. This problem is no joke, which is why I don’t take relationship advice from comedians and neither should you.