Saturday, August 18, 2012

Five Timeless Black Couples

Ozzie Davis and Ruby Dee are the quintisential Black couple.  They met while peforming on Broadway in the play Jeb.  They were award winning artists, activists and a  symbol of longevity. "Their marriage lasted until Ozzie's death in 2005.

A meeting at a Harlem Baptist Church in 1964 would create a divine musical match that gave the world such classics as "Aint No Mountain High Enough" and "I Am Every Woman".  " Their enduring love of music and each other led to a union that could only be undone by Nick Ashford's death in 2011.  The music is a testament to their love and will always live on.

Will and Jada

The Hollywood power couple that met on the set of the Fresh Prince are the epitome of glamour and success.  He is a box office powerhouse and she a renaissance woman that compliments him perfectly.  Recent rumors of their separation haven't been proven but their timeless passion is undeniable.

Nelson and Winnie Mandela
Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison in South Africa for his opposition to the cruel injustice of apartheid.  Who stood by his side throughout it all, Winnie Mandela.  She the strong unbending woman never gave up the fight to see her husband released. Their divorce was one of the few break-ups that surprised me.  Yet nothing can outshine the significant political changes they made that changed the world forever.
Barrack and Michelle Obama
The ultimate couple.  They changed the world with the historical presidential win but what they represent as a black couple is astronomical.  They rebut and dispute every myth about a relationship between a black man and a black woman.  

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