Is ‘black love’ still necessary?


We won’t bore you with post-racial fantasies. But we’re curious. Have the racial lines in America gotten so intermingled that the concept of “black love” is now a thing of the past? This is as much a personal question as it is a political one. What does it mean to preserve the black family in 2014? Is finding love hard enough that race should never be a factor? Should love transcend “race talk”? Feel free to think about the implications of an African American couple living in the White House as you answer. is a cutting-edge online magazine highlighting progressive urban culture, faith, social change and global awareness. The site offers a platform for young adult perspectives, profiles inspirational visionaries and artists, and serves as an online community for change agents who are like-minded. Founded in 2011 by Rahiel Tesfamariam, Urban Cusp highlights voices, ideas and images not commonly found within mainstream media.