That was a clip from Eddie Murphy’s 1987 stand-up comedy film, Raw. Although it was meant for comic relief, there was some truth to what he said. As a society, we tend to romanticize marriage by illustrating one’s union based on their wedding reception and honeymoon photos, without reminding ourselves of the fact that marriage, to…
Month: March 2017
Words From The Wise: Dr. Joy DeGruy
“We’re looking at 246 years of American chattel slavery, and it’s very comfortable. And I think, to some degree, people can say, ‘you can’t have 246 years of trauma and expect that nothing happened’; especially when that trauma was followed by more trauma; especially given the fact that there was never a point of healing….