Dr. Boyce: Dallas Cowboys Star Roy Williams Gets Ring Back From Ex-Girlfriend – Hmmmm


by Dr. Boyce Watkins. Dallas Cowboys star Roy Williams got the world’s attention when he sent a $75,000 engagement ring and videotaped proposal to former Miss Texas, Brooke Daniels.  Daniels had been Williams’ girlfriend for a year, but she turned down the player’s engagement request.   She did, however, decide to keep the ring. A […]

Ask Tia Brown: My Boyfriend Keeps Playing Me


Dear Tia, I’ve been dating this guy that I’ve known for almost 18 months. I’m 19 and he’s 21. We have a lot in common; our birthdays are even one day apart. But he has a lot of drama. After we hung out for a while he told me that he had a baby on […]

Lydia Cotton: 8 Reasons to Date a White Man, or So They Say


In this video, Lydia Cotton discusses a very popular article written last fall stating “Eight Reasons to Date a White Man.”  She goes into the reasons that the article’s conclusions are flawed, and why black people may want to stop beating up on one another. CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO        

Ask Tia Brown: Should I Open My Pocketbook on Dates?


Dear Tia, I’m in my early 30’s and I’m single, but dating. My problem is simple: I have a hard time letting men pay when they take me out. It’s not that I’m dating guys who aren’t professionals or can’t afford to cover the bill. I just feel like I’m at a disadvantage when the […]

10 Tips On How to be a Better Husband


by Craig Playstead, Thyblackman.com Everyone worries too much about bills, getting the kids off to school, and  why the dog keeps peeing on the carpet. It’s time to light that fire again and remind her of all the reasons why she married you to begin with. Here are 10 steps that will get you on […]

Seven Reasons Why Women Cheat


You’ve probably heard that men cheat for physical reasons, women for emotional reasons. Sure, there’s some truth to that, but when we asked real women around the country to share why they strayed from their boyfriends, we learned they had a whole host of explanations — from bad kissing to sheer revenge. Read on for […]

Ask Tia Brown: I’m Married, but Jealous of my Lover’s New Fiance


Dear Tia, I am married and I have an affair going on with my old school flame. Things worked out well between us. But now he is getting married and he keeps telling me that he’s doing it for his parents and the girl isn’t the kind he wants. I’m jealous and can’t handle my […]

Ask Tia Brown: No Money, but Lots of Drama


Dear Tia, I’ve been with my boyfriend for three years. I really love him. We connect on emotional, intellectual and physical levels. There’s only one problem: finances. Timothy has a college education and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Unfortunately, it’s taking him longer than expected to get his business off the ground. I believe in him […]

Lydia Cotton: Are Black Women Having a Collective Relationship Pity Party?


In this video, Lydia Cotton asks whether or not black women are having a collective pity party over their relationship challenges.  She argues that while we can hold black men accountable for their choices, many black women are not as quick to take responsibility for their own relationship choices. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO […]

Ask Tia Brown: When Your Man Makes Less Money Than You


As the main breadwinner for the household, how do you make your man feel like he’s king of the house? –Cheaper to Keep Him click to read        

Lydia Cotton: Single is the New STD


Lydia Cotton discusses the fact that she believes that many women are in relationships just for the sake of being in them, with no specific objective in mind.  She also cites the fact that having one relationship after another only rings up the number of total sex partners a person has during a lifetime, leading […]

Is Marriage for White People Only?


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World The full title of this feisty book is Is Marriage for White People? How the African-American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone. Interracial relationships and marriages are an emotional roller coaster for the entire world. Bring it up in conversation and errbody and they mama start getting fidgety. So, we can only imagine what the […]

Ask Tia Brown: Should I Leave My Relationship?


Dear Tia, I love my girlfriend. I love her a lot. She is the first person I’ve been with in a long time who makes my genuinely happy. We get along most of the of the time and only have one major problem: her family. My lady is used to giving everything to her family. […]

Does Your Friend Have The Unemployed Spouse Who Gives Bad Career Advice?


Quick note by Dr. Boyce Watkins Question: does anyone know an otherwise intelligent, sensible black woman who has an unemployed husband giving her bad career advice? You know, the brother who tells you that your boss is not paying you enough or that you need to run into the office and demand the promotion that […]

Ask Tia Brown: Should Soul Mates Marry Quickly?


Dear Tia, I recently met a man who I believe is my soul mate. We clicked instantly. After only dating for a few weeks we’ve met each other’s families and have become inseparable. We’ve already made plans for our happily ever after. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not naive enough to think things […]

Ask Tia Brown: Should I Propose if I Hate My Girlfriend’s Family?


Dear Tia, My girlfriend and I reside in the same building — we met while we were both living there. My friends swore this arrangement would be a recipe for disaster but it actually works pretty well. We get to see each other frequently. We also get to see the other’s habits. I know I […]

What’s It Like to be Raised by Your Father’s Mistress?


In this interview, Dr. Boyce Watkins interviews Jamilah Creekmur, author of the book, “Raised by the Mistress.”  In the interview, Creekmur discusses growing up confused about the marital and family situation to which she was exposed, and also talks about how the experiences shaped her as an adult woman. Click here to see part 1 […]

Ask Tia: Dealing with Unwanted Travel Companions


Dear Tia, I have a big problem. My girlfriend and I love to go on group trips with our pals. Unfortunately, two of our close friends, Jerry* and Tammy*, recently broke up — and both of them decided to attend our last trip. It was horrible. Even though Tammy ended the relationship she’s very bitter about […]

Ask Tia Brown: My Fiance Makes Big Plans with MY MONEY!


Dear Tia, I absolutely love my fiance. Steve’s a great man; we have a fabulous connection and support each other whole heartedly. I’m an attorney and earn a comfortable living. My fiance has a master’s degree in business. When we met we both had relatively secure corporate jobs, and that contributed to why I thought […]

Wayne Hodges: Single Ladies Reminds You Why So Many Women are Single

Single Ladies is hot

KANSAS CITY – On Monday (June 6), yours truly watched the hit VH1 relationship series ‘Single Ladies’ starring Stacey Dash, LisaRaye McCoy and Charity Shea. In terms of entertainment value, it’s a very solid production. You’ll laugh. And the romance scenes are quite captivating. I can certainly envision a scenario where the show runs for […]

Following Advice from the Show “Single Ladies” Will Surely Keep You Single


Well, “Sex In the City” had a head on collision with The Real Hip Hop Basketball Wives of Atlanta last night and was presented to us in the form of a new show, “Single Ladies.” Produced by Queen Latifah‘s Flavor Unit production company, the show is more “Set It Off” than it is “Living Single.” Grand larceny, […]