What better way to kick off Black History Month than to celebrate Black Love? Whether you are single, married, focused on growing friendships, or loving yourself. Black Love in Modern Times was the place to be. Folks poured in to join the conversation which included an all male panel of young professionals..
Moderated by: Taj Rani
Tyree Boyd-Pates History Curator, CAAM
The topic: Black Love in Modern Times was held last night in South Los Angeles at The Metaphor Club (Black owned shared working space for creatives).
Hosted by KOLOR Society which is a member-only social club for persons of the African Diaspora. Who are dedicated to creating quality events in South Los Angeles and beyond as well as, maintaining a hub for the African Diaspora community and culture. KOLOR Society goal is to increase connection, partnerships, and standards of living.
Since the popularity of The OWN Network Black Love docu-series created by newlywed filmmakers to highlight love stories from the Black community it has definitely inspired us all to continue the conversations within our communities.
Some of the topics discussed were: self love, toxic masculinity, romantic relationships, dating unhealthy people, community healing, and dating in a social media era.
I loved that the discussion was multigenerational which included perspectives from those who were in their 20’s , 30’s, 40’s & 50’s. This provided a range of perspectives on Black Love, and how it has developed over time.
Guest also were able to meet and mingle while sipping on libations, or grabbing some grub from Eat 310 Catering by Chef Keion Taylor https://eat310.com/contact-us/
The night also included several vendors such as Beach Bum Wisdom which offers healing crystals and world wide travel retreats founded by Naima Woodson. https://linktr.ee/beachbumwisdomtravels
Sierra L. Bags offered hand-crafted bags, and bracelets imported from Sierra Leone, West Africa https://www.etsy.com/shop/sierralbags
House of Mosaic by Toni Shaw curating scented candles and more. https://houseofmosaic.com/
Ritzy Trinkets Eccentric Artisan Jewelry https://www.ritzytrinkets.com/pages/page
Otis Sanders Photographer and Creator of “Table Top Photography book “Always & Forever Love” of African American success stories of marriages 20+ years strong. The book is to uplift, inspire, and celebrate Black Love. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=boKNDh9_FqQ
Here are few more pictures of the evening.
The vibe was chill, The conversation was rich, The Love was present. I look forward to joining the KOLOR Society and attending more events in the future.