Forum Focuses on Marriage in Black Community
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton had to "sweet talk" the fire marshal because so many people packed her Congressional Black Caucus forum, "Single Women, Unmarried Men: What has happen to Marriage in the Black Community?"
"In order to stay married you have to be willing to be committed to each other," said Alice Carter, a resident of Northeast, during the forum that featured relationshp author and radio host Audrey Chapman and psychologist Shane Perrault.
"Sometimes nothing is better than too little," said Perrault, who added that some women are better off alone than in a bad relationship.
Chapman said some women are driven to make a bad choice in marriage because they say, in effect, "I got man, I finally got a man."
Bishop Harry Jackson, who has been leading the effort against same-sex marriage in the District, was in the audience. When a question on it came up, Norton said, "That is an issue for the D C Council," but then she said people should not judge others.
-- Hamil R. Harris
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