Be Happy

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Be Happy
Performed by Mary J. Blige

[Verse 1]

How can I love somebody else
If I can’t love myself enough to know
When it’s time,
Time to let go
Sing

[Chorus]
All I really want
is to be happy
And to find a love that’s mine
It would be so sweet

[Repeat]

[Verse 2]
I ask for the sign
From the sweet Lord above
I know the answer is in front of me
But when you think you’re in love
You only see what you wanna see

And all I see is me for you
And you for me
Oh I cannot hide the way I feel inside
(No I don’t know why)
I don’t know why but every day I wanna cry
(Every day I wanna cry)
If I give you one more try
To these rules, will you abide
And if I mean anything to you
Would it make everything all right

[Chorus]

I just wanna be so, so, happy
But the answer lies in me
I do believe
That we can be happy
I said I wanna be happy, yeah

[Verse 3]

Life is too short
To be tryin to play some games
Now take some time and think about
If it’s really worth losing me
Why must it be this way
Why do you have to play with my mind
All the time
Help me sing it
All I really want is for me to be happy
Ohhh, just help me sing it
All I really want is for me to be happy
Yeahhhhhhh
ll I really want is for me to be happy
Oh, you know I wanna be happy, yeah, yeah

[repeat through chorus]

I don’t wanna have to worry about nothin no more
Said I wanna be, said I wanna be, said I wanna be

[Chorus]

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Love Improves Your Health

couple walking on beachLove is the foundation of all health, whether it is love for self, family, friends, or your significant other.  If you are unhealthy, look at the love in your life.  Or more specifically, look at the lack of love in your life.   Just as love can uplift us and keep us healthy, love deficiencies can lead to negative health outcomes.

How can love make us healthy?  ABC News reported on a study that shows us our relationships with a spouse or partner is linked with a drop in blood pressure.   Another study, reported by the same news agency, reported a link between being in an intimate relationship and living a longer life.  Research also shows us that a healthy relationship can promote longevity, overall physical and mental health, and faster recovery from injury and illness.

With the prevalence of hypertension and other health concerns leading to shortened life spans in African American communities around the country, love is a good thing!

To go deeper, watch the episode of “Super Brain” on The Chopra Well YouTube channel to see Deepak Chopra and neuroscientist Rudy Tanzi discuss the impact of love on the brain.

Wealthy Sistas Interview with African American Matchmaker Angela D. Coleman

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Sisterhood Agenda Founding President, Angela D. Coleman, discusses love,
business, life, and feminine energy with Wealthy Sistas on February 25, 2013 at 12 NOON EST.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW AT ANY TIME!

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Dear Black Man, I Want AND Need You…

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Dear Black Man,

Don’t you know that I want to love you. I want my love to be your love. I know that they tell me that there aren’t enough of you out there for me to love, but that’s never been my vision nor reality. I know that they tell me you don’t have the education that I have, but I know to the contrary.

For years I have told you, that “I got this. I don’t need your help.” But today, with my advance degrees, robust portfolio and home full of the best furnishings, I realize, Black Man, I need you.

No, I am not afraid to say this. I want and need you. I need you like the ocean needs its beaches. Miles of sand that lead love hand in hand to the water. Water, that we need to sustain life.

I need you in my life, I need you in my laughter. I want you to protect me from my fears. My Daddy wants to still protect me, but he also knows that this is your job to do…he’s told me this before.

Now they want to tell me that it’s partly my fault. They tell me that I ask far too much of my Black Man. “Why must this Man that you ask for have education?” and “Why must this Black Man have ambition and drive?” This is what they inquire. They ask me these questions as if you don’t exist. As if you are extinct. But I know to the contrary.

Not only do you exist, you flourish. Your ability to grow and achieve inspite of your conditions is your best attribute. Yes, I want the best and greatest from you, because I know that within you, it exists.

Black Man, I love you. I want you. I need you. But do know this Black Man, I’ll expect nothing but the best from you. You shouldn’t want it any other way. I love you, but I love me too. I’ll never succumb my condition for yours. Why would you want me to?

Come to me with your frustrations of the day, I’ll ease them away with the softest touch to your brow; the most tender touch, indeed. I’ll massage the evening away in your shoulders. And I’ll be quiet tonight, because I know you need touch not words. I’ll let that project that you’ve been promising to get to, wait until next week. I’ll contain my fright when I see the “Daddy-long-legs” in the basement; because I know that tonight is not the night. Your worries have been intense today, and because of that, the centipede gets a couple more days of freedom and life.

I am here for you on your WORST days, but promise me, that you won’t leave me on your BEST ones. If we can make that pact with each other, I guarantee you that you have a deal. I will love you Black Man, no matter what they tell me. I know what I want and need. I want and need, you, Black Man- contrary to popular belief.

With Love,
The Black Woman
Richelle R. Ransom

[Original Post:  http://www.alumniroundup.com/blogs/richelle/dear-black-man-i-want-and-need-you/]

Top 10 States With the Highest African American Population

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If you are looking for an African American partner, try these chocolate cites:  1) New York, 2) Florida, 3) Texas, 4) Georgia, 5) California, 6) North Carolina, 7) Illinois, 8) Maryland, 9) Virginia, and 10) Ohio.