Our family is a classic case of women and the black men who left them versus the white men who stayed.
I remember being 6 and slapping my white uncle in the face to figure out why his face turned bloodred.
Although such laws officially remained on the books in several states, the Lovings’ landmark victory rendered them effectively unenforceable, ensuring nobody else would have to endure the same treatment.
The last law officially prohibiting interracial marriage was repealed in Alabama in 2000.
She was looking to me for advice on raising a fatherless child, considering my firsthand experience. It was like that for a while—dismissing every suitor who resembled my father.
The couple were hauled from their house and thrown into jail, where Mildred remained for several days, all for the crime of getting married.
Stories about the number of Black women who are single have made headlines for years, and many of us are tired of hearing them.
But the reality often hits home during the holidays, when discussing your love life becomes an appetizer at meals with the family.
While attending law school in England, Ruth met Sir Seretse Khama (then Prince Seretse Khama), the chief of the Bamangwato tribe, who became Botswana's first president in 1966.
Under his leadership, the country underwent significant economic and social progress, while Ruth was a For eight years they lived as exiles in England, until the Bamangwato sent a personal cable to the Queen in protest.