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A few weeks ago I was interviewed on British radio about the “independent woman” debate within the black community. It’s not just in the United States where black women are professing their independence and self-sufficiency, but it’s in black communities around the world. Near the end of the interview, I made a statement that I believe sums up the “independent woman” issue, and hopefully, silences some of the nonsense.


What I said was this:

Don’t get married if you are worried about following a man’s lead.

Also. . .

Don’t get married if you always have to be right in an argument.

In other words, marriage is for grown folk. Mature people. Reasonable, sensible, giving, and compromising adults. It’s not for people who live in the fantasy world of a song, movie, or any other psuedo-reality.

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