Category: Relationships Written by michigan Chronicle Staff
DETROIT, MI - June 20, 2013: With over 70% of children in southeast Michigan raised without both parents, the Marriage Resource Center (MRC) has decided to respond. This community-based, non-partisan, non-denominational, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote healthy family life throughout southeast Michigan, is hosting its 4th Annual Walkathon for Marriage and Family.
Participants of the Walkathon, which will begin on the Detroit RiverWalk at 9:00 AM on the Rivard Plaza July 27, 2013, will take a five mile walk down the RiverWalk, up the Dequindre Cut and back. Walkers will include families, teens, single parents, engaged couples, long-married couples, struggling couples, and step families who desire to stand with MRC as they seek to raise funds and increase community awareness about the low to no cost resources it offers. In existence since 2004, MRC also provides services to at risk youth, ex-offenders, and those seeking substance abuse rehabilitation.
With corporate partners, the Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit's downtown Holiday Inn Express, and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy this fundraising event promises to provide a day of family fun for a good cause. There will be prizes for those raising the most funds, face painting for the kids, massages, and more.
Volunteer and vendor opportunities are also available.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 June 2013 15:12
Category: Relationships Written by Natalie Thomas/ Huffington Post
Did you happen to see Katie Holmes on the cover of a recent issue of Allure? She was topless. She was wet. She was looking hotter than ever.
But that's not what caught my attention. It's the confession she made about not letting a man witness her do a particular activity.
"When you're cleaning out your ears, you probably don't want an audience!" Holmes said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 13:32
Category: Relationships Written by Loop 21
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As we are constantly bombarded with media and are accustomed to having our faces forever glued to our smart phones, every aspect of our lives will inevitably be affected– from the banal and superficial to the most emotional and intimate.
I’ve been with my partner since before online dating became so popular, and therefore have limited experience when it comes to relationships and the interwebs. (If I suddenly became single again, I would require an in-depth tutorial to avoid making a total ass of myself.) I must rely on others for a better understanding of all the foibles, subtleties, and hilarity of contemporary dating. This is what readers and friends have shared about the ways in which new technology influences the way we interact inside and outside the bedroom.
Changing Physical Standards and Expectations
My friend Sean says that hooking up online can sometimes lower your standards. As a gay man living in a rural part of the country, he says that many people refuse to send headshots before meeting. Not only that, many times the physical description that’s on their online profile is completely inaccurate. If someone you weren’t attracted to approached you at a bar, you’d probably just politely decline his advances. But when hooking up online, he says, this scenario often plays out– man comes to your door and is much less attractive than you imagined based on his profile. If you’re horny enough, you might just shrug and say, “Meh. Why not?”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 08:48
Category: Relationships Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
Drawing from more than 25 years of legal experience as a matrimonial lawyer, Chicago-based attorney Lester L. Barclay has authored The African-American Guide to Divorce & Drama: Breaking Up Without Breaking Down, the first-ever comprehensive book on divorce tailored specifically for African-Americans. The 277-page guide skillfully shepherds readers through the often painful process of separation and divorce, while seeking to minimize the "drama" and trauma for them and their children. Its message focuses primarily on divorce and non-marital separation, alongside custody, visitation, child support, financial disputes, and related issues in the context of African-American cultural and social realities.
The African-American Guide to Divorce & Drama is Barclay's first book, and the initial offering from Khari Publishing, Ltd. It officially debuted at BookExpo America 2013 in New York City, May 29 - June 1. The book, which features a foreword by TV's Judge Mablean Ephriam, will be available (via www.DivorceandDrama.com) for pre-orders starting June 3, with a national release slated for June 27.
"The points I discuss in the book are drawn directly from my many years of helping Black families navigate through a trying ordeal made that much more difficult due to a basic lack of information and understanding," says Barclay. "And the impact of a painful divorce is felt well beyond the two principals involved; it affects friends, extended family and especially the children. Whether you are in the midst of a separation, or simply interested in learning more about the process and its unique impact in our community, this guide is a helpful tool in ensuring the experience is respectful, professional and drama-free."
More than 50 percent of all African-American marriages end in divorce, not counting the non-marital breakups. Most often, the breakdown of a family affects the children. Throughout the U.S., families are torn apart by divorce and its consequences. Worse still, much of the emotional pain and fighting is unnecessary. A divorce does not have to be an emotional bloodbath. There is a better way.
Drama, as the author defines it, is "a situation (or a series of happenings) that marks a vivid, emotional, conflicting, or striking impression on a person's life...is highly emotional, turbulent, and sometimes tragic." With The African-American Guide To Divorce & Drama, Barclay, a highly respected African-American attorney and managing partner of The Barclay Law Group, provides readers with a user-friendly guide that supplements the service of divorce attorneys and shows them how to make the divorce process as peaceful as possible. His aim is to help Black divorce litigants reduce the level of "drama" in their divorce cases.
Via the book's 22 chapters and multiple sections, Barclay underscores the unique cultural distinctions underlying most African-American divorces and separations, including such areas as the matriarchal composition of many black families, the influential role of the Black Church, and the community's general reluctance to seek mental health therapy, among others. The guide covers divorce drama and its aftermath in five dimensions: personal, legal and financial, family, community, and "What Now?"
Crafted to be informative and engaging, The African-American Guide To Divorce & Drama offers readers a 360-degree view of the process, highlighted by such chapter and topic titles as "I'm Mad As Hell," "I Need A Man," "I Need A Woman," "The Word At The Church," "Money Versus Peace," "25 Questions You Should Ask Your Divorce Attorney," "11 Biggest Pre-Divorce Mistakes To Avoid," "14 Biggest Post-Divorce Mistakes,"among many others.
There are also sections titled "Act Now," where Barclay provides step-by-step directions and tips, guiding divorced parties toward achieving a "drama-free" divorce. These timely suggestions address various scenarios and occasions. They encourage new ways to think and act by advising paths a divorcing man, woman, or parent should take, and certainly should not take. By applying "Act Now" recommendations, readers can successfully empower their emergence through breakup, divorce, its process, and aftermath.
Whether readers are contemplating separation or divorce, in the middle of divorce, or seeking to recover from a breakup, The African-American Guide to Divorce & Drama will provide assistance for healing and wholeness, and protecting their children in the ordeal. Hardly any issue related to divorce and drama in the black experience goes uncovered.
About The Author
Lester L. Barclay is the managing partner of The Barclay Law Group in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of Oberlin College and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, he has practiced matrimonial law since 1985. In that time, he has earned a sterling reputation as a skilled litigator who seeks to maintain the family's integrity during and after divorce. His passionate calling is to help children, who are so often collateral damage in custody and divorce matters. Frequently, the court appoints him Guardian Ad Litem to protect the interests of children in marital breakup. His influential and ethnically diverse law firm serves an equally diverse clientele. The firm's list of clients has included Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Estate of Emmett Till, and the National Black Evangelical Association, and the handling of family law matters involving professional athletes Eddy Curry, Richard Dent, Antwaan Randle El and Dwyane Wade.
Lester L. Barclay lives in Chicago with his wife, Dr. Sue Barclay, and their three children. The African-American Guide to Divorce & Drama: Breaking Up Without Breaking Down is his first book.
About Khari Publishing, Ltd.
Khari Publishing, Ltd. was established in 2013. Its mission is to fill a void in the African-American community by publishing media resources on divorce and related matters that are useful for reducing the relationship drama among African-Americans. The initial publication of Khari Publishing, Ltd. is the groundbreaking book released in Summer 2013: The African-American Guide to Divorce and Drama: Breaking Up Without Breaking Down, by Attorney Lester L. Barclay.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 15:51
Category: Relationships Written by NewsOne
Basketball legend, Michael Jordan, is being sued for child support by a woman he allegedly had an affair with in 1995,while he was still married to ex-wife Juanita. The mother wants full custody and support. Plus, she wants the boy, Taj, to have Jordan’s last name.
Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 14:20
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