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The Endangered State of the African American Family on The Gigi Iam Show - Part II

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Popular TV Producer, Host and Actress Gigi Iam interviews and talks with special featured guest and co-host Actress/Model/Stunt Woman, Joanna Mahaffy about the (State of Emergency: The Endangered State of the African American Family. Why Are Successful African American Men Marrying White Women & Swearing Off Ever Marrying African American Women? Part II). The marriage rate for African Americans has been dropping since the 1960s, and today in 2009 African Americans have the lowest marriage rate of any racial group in the United States. In 2001, according to the U.S. Census, 43.3 percent of black men and 41.9 percent of black women in America had never been married, in contrast to 27.4 percent and 20.7 percent respectively for whites. African American women are the least likely in our society to marry. In the period between 1970 and 2001, the overall marriage rate in the United States declined by 17 percent; but for blacks, it fell by 34 percent. Such statistics have caused Howard University relationship therapist Audrey Chapman to point out that African Americans are the most uncoupled people in the country. How has this happened? What has shifted in African American customs, in our community, in our consciousness, that has made marriage seem unnecessary or unattainable? You're invited to Call-in, join in on the Fun! Call-in number is 347-215-8089. For more details about Gigi Iam and The Gigi Iam Show log onto the Official Website at http://www.gigiiam.com You are invited to join our Community there too! For those interested in sponsoring or advertising contact us on our Official Website. Thank you for your support and interest.