As a result of 400 years of generational trauma, many negative stigmas surround ” Black Love.”
“Black females must understand that we always will be oppressed, as will our sons and daughters unless Black men are liberated to defend themselves, Black females and Black children from all attacks and insults… The first lessons to Black Women were harsh and cruel ones of sexual assault and abuse, taking their children away and forcing them to watch their men being lynched and castrated. But then these harsh lessons were followed by milder treatment of Black women as compared to Black men. Black women were given extra food, money, clothing, and other gifts for their special favors to the [enslavers]. They were rewarded for correctly teaching their children to conform to the enslaver’s wishes, as well as for telling their men to calm down and be patient so that they too could be rewarded.” – The Isis Papers by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing.
Regardless of what history has taught us, Black love remains magically undefeated. Hearts lead by love over hate will stand as a true testament of time. Black couples continuously break generational curses by making a living mockery of the statics and odds stacked against them. Baller Alert would like to honor some of 2020’s power couples in no particular order.
Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert– How can you not adore the Shumperts? The couple has been married for a span of four years, and they have been the epitome of “relationship goals,” sporting matching outfits and supporting one another through their own successes. It’s been a pleasure to watch the love their share blossom via Instagram. The couple welcomed their second baby girl, Rue. Oh, and we cannot get enough of Miss Junie.
LeBron and Savannah James– The high school sweethearts will always have a soft spot in our hearts. The love and that these two display is indescribable, and we can’t get enough of them and their family. There’s nothing like being married to someone you can laugh, joke, and be you’re with. We are definitely here for the LeBron and Savannah!
Cardi B. and Offset- Cardi B and Offset had a trying year with their relationship when Cardi filed for divorce. The two were able to reconcile and keep the love going. Cardi B. and Offset have been married about three years and have one child together, Kulture.
Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir– While Gucci Man was incarcerated, Keyshia Ka’oir turned the $2 million he gave her into $6 million. Following his release, the couple officially got married in 2017. On December 23rd, the couple welcomed their first son together to the world.
“My wife just gave me a 7lb 1oz baby boy named ICE DAVIS thank u … he is here!!!!!!” the “Wake Up In The Sky” Gucci said.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen– Legend and Teigen’s romance began on the set of his 2006 Stereo music video. The couple has now been married for 7 years. They currently share two children. The couple made recently suffered the tragic loss of their third child due to placenta bleeding. As we keep the duo in our prayer, we would like to highlight an example of how strong their bond has always been.
“We spent the entire day together, me in my underwear and him in a full suit, and I went to say goodbye to him, to his hotel, and we didn’t even say goodbye that night,” Teigen told Wendy Williams.
Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty- Childhood friends Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty got married shortly after rekindling their old fling. The couple first began dating when Minaj was 16 years old. Years later, they reunited and tied the knot in Oct 2019. The couple recently welcomed their first child into the world.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian– Kanye married Kim in 2014. They now share four children. Kim has done a great deal of advocacy for prison reform throughout the year. The couple’s recent distance has been bought to attention multiple times. During Kanye’s failed 2020 presidential run, many divorce rumors began to surface. However, nothing has been officially confirmed. On Christmas, Kim shared the song Gloria” from Kanye’s new EP, Emmanuel, on her story.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé– Jay Z and Beyonce married back in 2008. The couple currently shares three children. The couple’s oldest daughter Blue Ivy Carter was recently nominated for a Grammy to contribute to the song Brown Skin Girls.
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union– Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union got married back in August 2014. The couple currently shares one child and three from a previous marriage. Wade’s child, Zaya, made headlines after coming out as transgender. The couple has done an excellent job at accepting and loving the child. They have also done a great deal of defensive parenting against and negative press or options regarding the situation.
Barack and Michelle Obama– The Former President and First Lady Met at a law firm in 1989. They got married in 1992 and now share two children. Barack Obama recently released his book “A Promise Land. The book gives readers a full account of his journey before and during his presidency.”
Russell Wilson and Ciara– Many are still wondering what Ciara’s exact words were when she prayed for Russell Wilson. The couple has continued to flourish daily. The couple welcomed their second child together, Win. The couple shares two children together and baby Future from a previous relationship. But we all know that Papa Russ claims Future as one of his own. These two are definitely one of our favorite Ballerific Couples.