black love

Love, Speakeasy With Denene: Listen to the First Episode of My New Podcast!

On the first episode of my new podcast, Speakeasy with Denene, we talk about love—dating, love in the midst of injustice, and Avery Sunshine's love songs.

– Oct 24, 2019

Celebrating 55 Years Of Black Marriage—And a Few Rules To Ensure More Anniversaries

My in-laws recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary—an amazing, beautiful gift to themselves and to those of us who love them and who see their...

– Oct 9, 2013

Back To School: It’s Millner. Mrs. Chiles If You’re Nasty (Or My Kid’s Teacher)

You should know that I really like my maiden name. Millner is an original—a cut above the standards Miller and Milner, with its extra L...

– Aug 19, 2013

‘Say Yes’ : Ava DuVernay’s Delicious New Short Film For Fashion Fair (VIDEO)

Why, why, WHY is Ava DuVernay so doggone dope? After blowing us away earlier this year with The Door, a breathtaking short film she created...

– Aug 15, 2013

On Interracial Relationships & That Cheerios Commercial: the Color Of Love Is Complex

Many families I associate with are still reeling from the fountain of negative responses from that innocuous Cheerios commercial. Many of them continue to be “shocked” that...

– Jun 26, 2013

Cleveland Texas Gang Rape UPDATE: Man Convicted In 11-Year-Old’s Assault Has Been Caught!

UPDATE: Eric McGowen, the man convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison for his role in the repeated gang rape of an 11-year-old Cleveland,...

– Sep 11, 2012

Gang Rape Of 11-Year-Old Cleveland, Texas Girl Goes To Trial: An Update

Two years after 20 men and boys were charged in the repeated gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, Texas, the child, whom we...

– Aug 30, 2012

The Story Of Us: Celebrating 15 Years Of Black Love and Marriage

I was 25 years old, young, fresh, breath still smelling like Similac, when I first saw him. It was my first day as a political...

– Aug 23, 2012