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by Black City TV Staff
Dating these days aren't as easy as it used to be. With social media, and other distractions in the world, sometimes its hard to even have a simple conversation. Getting to know someone that you are probably trying to spend the rest of your life with shouldn't just consist of just IG and Facebook pics. Here are 100 questions that you should definitely know about your partner if you call yourself being in a relationship:
written by: Sharai Robbin
Sometimes being single sucks, especially when you’re a mom. I’ve been a mother since I was 21, my oldest daughter is turning eleven this year and my youngest daughter is five. Of course, I wasn’t always single. Things happen and I’m not going to waste a lot of words talking about the difficulties of dating when you have children. Dating today is challenging, period, and that is not what this article is about.
As a single mother of two, my goal here is to shed some light on the experiences I’ve had raising children in a house all by myself. It’s just me and my girls and there are some challenges I face that, for lack of a better word, really freakin’ suck. Here are my top three.
Happy Thanksgiving... Black City knows how hectic things can get during the holidays. Here are a few quick and easy recipes to make sure your Thanksgiving is tasteful..... see what we did there? ;)
written by: Sharai Rucker
Thousands of attendees flooded the Jacob Javits Convention Center this Saturday, October 4th, to celebrate the 10th Annual Circle of Sisters event, the largest expo for women of color in New York City.
And the place was live – an explosive saturation of cultural unity. The expansive forum boasted panel discussions and seminars headed by leaders in entertainment such as Hezekiah Walker, Rebecca and Terry Crews, Tamela and David Mann, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Niecy Nash, Johnny Gill and more and hosted over 200 vendors and small businesses with something for everyone in attendance.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
How did we make a finger-licking chicken recipe more family-friendly? First, we replaced the traditional bone-in chicken wings with boneless strips of white meat, then we swapped in oven-baking for deep-frying. That gave us a lower-fat dish that's also easier for kids to help prepare. Finally, we whipped up a simple blue cheese dip, great for dunking both the chicken strips and a healthy serving of celery.
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Interviewed by Carla Bynum
Most people know Jackie Christie as a devoted wife and diva on Basketball Wives: LA but there’s much more to the multifaceted reality star.
Christie is an accomplished fashion designer, actress, philanthropist and author. She already has best sellers such as “No Ordinary Love,” “Proud to Be A Colored Girl,” and “Woman: A Practical Guide to Loving the Skin You’re In” under her belt and she’s ready to add her sixth book “Sexual Relations: A His and Hers Guide to Great Intimacy” to the mix
BCTV: YOU ARE AN EXTREMELY BUSY WOMAN. YOU’RE AN AUTHOR, FASHION DESIGNER, REALITY STAR, MOTHER, WIFE…HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU HAVE TIME FOR EVERYTHING?
JACKIE CHRISTIE: [laughs] Awww, thank you so much. You know, my work is my world. Family comes first and I’ve always been able to intertwine the two by being focused and determined. I’ve been into writing for a very long time. This is my sixth book and you know, as far as with my family I have a very, very wonderful best friend and partner in my husband Doug [Christie] who home schools our son who is 12-years-old. He’s the only one still in school so we tag-team and it makes it so much easier. Then with my show, Basketball Wives: LA, I get my schedule a few days in advance so I know what’s going on and I’m able to juggle it all.
BCTV: YOU’RE RELEASING YOUR SIXTH BOOK IN NOVEMBER. TELL ME ABOUT A LITTLE ABOUT “SEXUAL RELATIONS: A His and Hers Guide to Greater Intimacy.”
JACKIE CHRISTIE: Nowadays, intimacy is missing in a lot of relationships. People are together, they’re couples, even single people that’s looking for love or looking for a relationship and they’re missing the main ingredient. Intimacy doesn’t just come with sex or making love, it comes with emotional intimacy where you feel connected to that person, where you feel you can talk to that person about anything. It also comes with mental intimacy, you know, where you’re able to communicate and stress how you feel. So what my book does is it shows the different ways to have that intimacy with your partner or with someone you may be interested in or just in your life in general so if you do get into a relationship you’re able to offer that to someone else.
BCTV: WHAT IS THE PRIMARY LESSON YOU WANT READERS TO GET FROM THE BOOK?
JACKIE CHRISTIE: I want readers to get the fact that you always got to keep it sexy, you always have to keep the lines of communication open so what I did is I got a bunch of my celebrity friends and pals, people that folks look at on social media, they go to them, they want their thoughts, they want their ideas. I really wanted to get people’s attention so I asked them to give anecdotes about what they’re looking for or what they have in their relationship or life, what they feel they’re missing and give their opinion. What I want people to get is no matter what level you’re at in life, whatever your economic status is, it doesn’t matter. We all are looking for the same thing and that’s love. Intimacy is love. If you keep it hot and sexy, you can have long-lasting relationships. I’ve been married 18 years and we’re just like newlyweds even today. Intimacy is very important in your relationship.