Is There A Problem With Focusing On BLACK Love?

A lot of times people question your intent and motive behind something when you put BLACK in front of it. For instance…black neighborhood, black bank, black love, black food. We recently had a viewer write in asking us why is there such an afrocentric focus when we speak about relationships when all ethnic groups are going through the same thing. Well listen in and check out our response. Let us know what you think.

16 replies
  1. James Morgan
    James Morgan says:

    The better question is why is it that when African Americans try to focus on ourselves that other people feel the need to ask us to justify ourselves. Brother and Sister Ma'at keep doing what you do.

  2. Jakki
    Jakki says:

    Ayize & Aiyana I'm very Grateful for your push, it is much needed in the Black Community. We definitely have issues that do not pertain to other cultures, our communities are suffering from a legacy of despair, so the focus on rebuilding the Black community has to be just as intense as it was, tearing it down. Much Respect!

  3. sisnubia
    sisnubia says:

    i LOVE You all so much, but heeey this is for us by us, so no need to explain. if people can't hang wit dat den dey don need to be hangin wit Black love and marriage. the words say it all, this is about building the Black family, and yes we need you more than you know. meda ase to you both, btw wanted to let you all know that my mate of 2 years and i are now engaged. soo much honor and rezpec? goin out to you Both. keep reppin for US. the divine ancestors got yo back and so do i!!

  4. VeeLuvly80
    VeeLuvly80 says:

    Everything else in the media is focused towards EVERYONE else. Why is it a problem to have an outlet that is BLACK focused? The statistics you mentioned are the exact reason why your channel and website are needed.? Thanks and keep doing the great work.

  5. B Nelson
    B Nelson says:

    Such a good response…I think that it's easy for mainstream America to assume that the ills of society are equally applicable across the board because mainstream is what we see everyday. Also, for the most part, the African America community has a history of keeping our ills "close hold"…we make it "taboo" to talk about the things that are wrong and we certainly don't want to let anyone outside of our cultural into the true picture. But, as you all stated, the statistics show very profoundly that these ills are not equally applicable and truly, the cold that America in general experiences is very often a cancer in the African American community. I applaud the Ma'at's for promoting positive black relationships!!! This is not a common image or presentation in modern media!!

    • Ayize
      Ayize says:

      Thanks B Nelson we really appreciate that

  6. Cynthia
    Cynthia says:

    Excellent response guys. Excellent.

  7. Denise @How Mama Got Her Swag Back
    Denise @How Mama Got Her Swag Back says:

    Thank you so much for saying this. I’m so tired of us being labeled as “seperatists” or even racist if we focus on issues that affect our community. Of course what you’re saying applies to everyone, because we are ALL human, after all. But there are also issues that affect us disproportionately, and yes, even in 2011 we’re hard-pressed to find an abundance of positive images of us in media. Keep doing what you do!

  8. Patricia Knight
    Patricia Knight says:

    I am tired of seeing black marriages fall apart, children go without, and our communities devastated; those who are watching the black community see this. Open your eyes, talk to an "average Joe" in our race (don't let the Obamas fool you), look at anything good and positive that you go to, and count the number of our black children/families that you see there. Again, I say, open your eyes my sisters and brothers from another race! Black people all over the planet are suffering. Positive images of marriage will assist many of our issues. A thought process starts, then an action, then a family could be formed, or stay together. That's all good. God bless the Ma'ats for stepping out front to lead the way.

  9. Kamirarenee
    Kamirarenee says:

    All I can say is WELL SAID Mr. and? Mrs. Ma' At!!

  10. Zamanian
    Zamanian says:

    Do you two rehearse? I mean, your presentation and delivery is perfect for what you're doing. Even your final words, it was just an eloquent and smooth transition. The way you play off of each other is great, you don't talk over each other.

    I hope this takes off? on a larger scale for you two, if that's what you want.

  11. AvailabilityNow
    AvailabilityNow says:

    Keep this up guys. I really love your videos, you are educating us for FREE, sharing? your invaluable knowledge. I always tune in just to watch you on youtube. Thank you both:-)

  12. DrGspicylove121
    DrGspicylove121 says:

    Real talk .. keep the videos? coming …

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