Theballerlife.com just heard some really sad news about a recently married couple in Atlanta. Retired NFL player Chris Draft, 35, lost his lovely wife Keasha Rutledge-Draft to cancer one month after they were married.
Here is how OWN describes the reality TV series:
“The series gives eight cash-strapped couples a budget of $25,000 to create the wedding of their dreams. But here’s the catch: the bride and groom can’t see each other for the month leading up to the nuptials, and the groom has to plan the whole wedding in secret with the help of his best man and the bride knows nothing of the events! The bride will see the invitations right when they come in the mail; she’ll try on the dress hours before she wears it down the aisle; and she’ll view the reception venue and meal when she arrives with the rest of her guests.”
David Sparks(father) and Ashley Richmond (daughter) made an appearance on “Good Morning America” this morning to talk about how they created their popular wedding dance video titled, “Greatest Father Daughter Dance Medley Ever,” which has gone viral on YouTube.
Ashley revealed they practiced twice a week for approximately six weeks to create their wedding dance routine. Ashley’s father, David, said he wanted to try to mix old school with new school.
Stanford Law Professor Ralph Richard Blanks, the author of the new controversial book, “Is Marriage for White People?,” tells ABC News that single black females should find husbands outside their race.
Check out this classic wedding dance video from Frank and Laurie, who were just recently married last month. The choreography in this video is one of the most creative wedding dances we have seen in quite some time.
Over the past few decades, black women in America have made historic strides academically and professionally. According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, at least 60 percent of black students who get awarded college degrees are women. Black women make up 71 percent of black graduate students.
But the statistics point to another issue: Many of the women are single.
According to a recent Yale study, 42 percent of African-American women have yet to be married, compared to only 23 percent of white women. There’s also a gap in numbers. The 2000 U.S. Census counted 1.8 million more African-American women than black men.