Today 68% of AA births are to unmarried women, compared to 29% for whites and 44% for Hispanics (2003). In addition 2% of AA households are headed by a single parent, compared to 27% for whites and 35% for Hispanics (2003). Has Marriage for Black Families become a thing of the PAST?
Nisa Muhammad is the founder of Wedded Bliss Foundation, a community-based organization helping teens, singles and couples create healthy relationships and healthy marriages so more children grow up with the benefits of a two-parent family. Her work includes being the creator of Black Marriage Day, which started in 2002 as an opportunity for communities to celebrate marriage in very unique ways. Black Marriage Day is the fourth Sunday in March and the first one was held in 2003 with 30 cities participating and has grown to close to 300 communities conducting celebrations in 2010.
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