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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:10 AM
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Couples Wed On 'Marry Your Baby Daddy Day'
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NEW YORK -- Ten couples who have children together and have been living together for years got married Thursday.

The group wedding was billed as "Marry Your Baby Daddy Day."

The ceremony was organized by Maryann Reid, author of "Marry Your Baby Daddy." She said she was dismayed by what she says are too many single-parent families within the black community.

Reid hopes the ceremony would help break the cycle of broken homes.

Soul music opened the wedding, with the grooms dancing down the aisle to roars of laughter from friends and family. Then the couples' children came in, the boys wearing miniature versions of their fathers' tuxedoes, and the girls wearing princess dresses.

As the brides made their entrance, camera bulbs lit up the room and mothers, brides, and even some grooms waiting at the altar began to cry.

The Rev. Herbert Daughtry married the couples, taking each bride and groom through the vows.

The ceremony ended with the couples taking turns jumping over a broom, a tradition at many black marriages that symbolizes the beginning of a new life together.

http://www.wftv.com/family/5039934/detail.html
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:11 AM
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1. Are they also conducting English lessons?
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:15 AM
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2. Can we have a funeral for the phrase "My Baby Daddy?"
Good Lord. This saying became tiresome as soon as it left the mouth of the first person to speak it.
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:36 AM
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3. Ugh...somebody I work with asked me about my BF's
"baby mama." "Is the baby mama in the picture?"

Um, hello...ex-wife, joint custody. Anyway.

Should I add everyone involved -- including the co-worker and my BF's ex -- is well educated and at least 30?
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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:39 AM
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4. The term is needed by the black community
just because we crackas don't need it doesn't mean it isn't useful to them.

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