When it comes to successful black women and marriage, it appears there's still plenty of room for debate. Strong opinions and good humor filled the air in Decatur, Ga., last week in the seventh installment of the "Nightline: Face-Off" series. An overflow crowd of 1,000 people piled into the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center to watch an all-star panel take on the question: Why can't a successful black woman find a man?
I was there. If you can see me, you’ll get a prize. Join me as in a live tweet chat tomorrow during the telecast. Viewers can watch the whole debate on "Nightline" Wednesday, April 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET . The hashtag to chat with me is #faceoff.
“Nightline’s” 7th Face-Off: Why Can't a Successful Black Woman Find a Man? Airs on ABC News “Nightline” tomorrow, April 21st. Nightline airs at 11:35 p.m. (ET/PT) weeknights on the ABC Television Network (check local listings). The program is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran, and Martin Bashir. John Donvan and Vicki Mabrey are correspondents. James Goldston is the executive producer.
More about tonight’s debate show:
In the United States, black college-educated women outnumber black college-educated men 2 to 1. Considering all the factors that could lend to this disproportion, it's not surprising that people wonder why many successful black women cannot find a man.
Sherri Shepherd, Emmy award-winning co-host of ABC's "The View," and Jacque Reid, star of VH1's "Let's Talk About Pep," debated Hill Harper, "CSI" star and author of "The Conversation," and Jimi Izrael, author of "The Denzel Principle." Radio talk show host Steve Harvey and "Nightline"'s Vicki Mabrey co-moderated the debate.
The "Nightline: Face-Off" is a series launched two years ago in which hot topics are debated among prominent voices in their field.