more on the occult of single black womanhood: the BBC doc

The BBC Plays Black Matchmaker
Dr. Jason Johnson

African Americans have been meeting, falling in love, getting married and having kids, and getting divorced and looking for love long before the BBC, CNN or any other media outlet decided to make Black matchmaking the stop gap story for a slow news day. And I’m pretty confident we will continue to do so without any outside help. Besides, what’s so wrong about 30-plus Black women continuing to explore their options until they find Mr. Right? When white women do that, it’s celebrated to the tune of five seasons and two Hollywood movies of Sex and the City.

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About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

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