With his new book, Where Did Our Love Go, veteran lifestyle journalist Gil Robertson IV explores the intense national dialogue on the subject of falling marriage rates in the African American community.
Marital unions have always played an essential part to the vitality and character of society. However, since the 1960’s marriage rate for African Americans have fallen precipitously. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 42 percent of black adults have never been married and many sources now report that marital unions among blacks in the 21st century has become so perilous that a black child born during slavery was more likely to grow up living with both parents. This instability is potentially catastrophic and prompts the questions: How could this happen? What’s shifted in African American customs and consciousness to make marriage seem unnecessary or unattainable?
The book features essays by an impressive array of prominent thought-leaders from the creative, religious, business and mental health communities, who share provocative insights and powerful critiques on the status of African American relationships today. Divided up into three sections that include essays from individuals who are Single, Married and Divorce, Where Did Our Love Go examines important issues affecting Black America from new and revelatory angles that provide an unparalleled understanding to this hot-button topic. This book gives readers an ‘oasis of perspective’ to rest in – reconnecting with what we’re all born to do…LOVE.-Actress & Bestselling Author, Victoria Rowell
Where Did Our Love Go marks the third anthology edited by Robertson that examines critical issues affecting the quality of African American life. The book will hit stores today, and will be supported by tour dates throughout February, March and April in Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Atlanta. For more information visit wheredidrlovego.com.