7 Ways to Describe Black Love

February is my absolute favorite month. Although it’s the shortest month of the year I feel like it’s jam packed with the most celebrations. Not only is February my birthday month, but the Super Bowl, NBA All Star Game,  and Mardi Gras happens during February. February is also Black History Month and the Month of Love thanks to Valentine’s Day. For all these reasons, I love February and try to celebrate it like it should. It’s now been 1 week since Valentine’s Day and we’re 21 days into Black History so I’ve decided to celebrate it through my now annual post on Black Love. Last year, I tried to be very philosophical but this year, I’ve decided to show what I think Black Love is instead of trying to dissect it. Black Love is a lot of things to many people. Here are just few of the things Black Love is to me.

Black Love is familiar …

These two are celebrating 27 years of love and marriage today #happyanniversary #blacklove #reallifecosbyshow

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The first place you learn about Black Love is in your home. This can be your grandparents, parents, cousins, siblings, aunts and uncles. You go from saying ewww every time you see adults showing affection to wanting that love as an adult.

Black Love is Iconic…

Black love Martin and Gina from Martin

Martin & Gina (Martin)

Black love Laura and Steve from Family Matters

Laura & Steve (Family Matters)

Black love Quincy & Monica (Love & Basketball)

Quincy & Monica (Love & Basketball)

Black love Dwayne & Whitley (A Different World)

Dwayne & Whitley (A Different World)

Black love Dionne & Murray (Clueless)

Dionne & Murray (Clueless)

Black love Darius & Nina (Love Jones)

Darius & Nina (Love Jones)

Outside of your family, the second place you see Black Love is on TV. These are just a few of iconic Black Love Relationships that are posted throughout the year with #relationshipgoals.

Black Love is Legendary…

Ruby & Ossie Davis

National Museum of African American History and Culture
via the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Click on the photo to read their story

Herbert Carter & Mildred Hemmon Carter

Join us to #give100 and support @perfectworldfdn You can #give100 here: www.iapw.org/give100tee

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Samuel L Jackson & LaTanya Richardson

Angela Bassett & Courtney B Vance

Jackie & Rachel Robinson

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John H & Eunice Johnson

These legends in their own rights have kept their vows to each other for decades. Their love is legendary

Black Love crosses the Line ….

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted." #ShePersisted

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Mildred & Richard Loving

Ruth Williams Khama & Sir Seretse Khama

I love you. 📷 @josevilla

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Tamera Mowry & Adam Housley

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

My forever Valentine #BowieForever #ValentinesDay

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David Bowie and Iman

Janet Jackson & Wissam Al Mana

These stories are not your traditional Black Love stories. We often overlook our multicultural and interracial couples when we talk about Black Love even though we highlight that the Loving couple’s case made interracial marriages possible during Black History month. While they may not look like your traditional Black Love, I still think it’s important to note this community. 

Black Love is Fun …

The couple that "bays" together… 😜🤓💛💙 #baybys

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Steph & Ayesha Curry

US ❤ #whenbffisbae

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Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union

😍😍😍@bigrondevoe

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Ronnie & Shamari DeVoe

Someone's happy! #datenight #lakers #courtside 🏀🍷

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Tia Mowry & Cory Hardrict

Our kids talked us into this😂😂😂 This ain't nothing but the river dance! Lol #Runningmanchallenge

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David & Tamela Mann

"Ain't nothing like BLACKLOVE" #MeetTheMackies #RemAndPap #BlackLove #RemyMa #RemyMafia

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Papoose and Remy Ma

Most people will tell you that they married their best friend. While some don’t believe this, I can say that from personal experience, even if they’re not your best friend when you get married, they’ll be your best friend in the end. And one of the main things that makes your best friend the best is that you can have fun together.

Black Love is our daily lives …

Hey Pharrell 😉 #happyhalloween #party2 #hescute

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Our reaction #gasp #clutchespearls #ohmy

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At the end of the day if you’re black and in love, Black Love is your daily life. It’s waking up in the morning to the person next to you and actively being involved in it through physical touch, acts of service, giving gifts, words of affirmation, and spending quality time together. Yeah I just used the five love languages but you felt where I was coming from.

We want to know what and who you think embodies Black Love. Share your Black Love posts with us by using #PRICELESSBLACKLOVE  and #BLACKLOVEIS on social media.

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