Hmmm, I'm Not Sure Why This Myth About Black Couples Exists

Don't worry, this isn't another one of thosestories predicting doom and gloom in the love department.The folks in this video open up and talk candidly about the complexities of marriage in the black community and why some stereotypes are still lurking. It's informative. It's fun. And it's definitely not 100% doom and gloom.

Hmmm, I'm Not Sure Why This Myth About Black Couples Exists

Fact Check Time:

While Census figures from 2009 say that “70% of black women ages 25-29 have never been married" as mentioned in the video, our fact checkers did confirm that figure falls to 13% of black women age 55 and older who have never been married (not age 53+). It's unclear whether that number includes same-sex couples who may not be able to marry in their state.

Another figure mentioned is “There are 25 blackwomen to every one black man.” Despite high incarceration rates for black men, our savvy fact checkers say that 25:1 ratio is a grossexaggeration.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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