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Black Romance We Love + Interview with Jessica P. Pryde!

Posted on February 18th, 2022

Vibe Check

Gwen is busy but making lists, and took the time to relax by going on a long drive to see the snow. Danielle is being lazy on purpose but did some major Valentine’s Day crafting with friends.

Black Romance in Media

MOVIES

Gwen: If Beale Street Could Talk, The Lovebirds, Poetic Justice, Malcolm and Marie, Southside with You, The Bodyguard, Beyond the Lights, Cinderella

Danielle: Love and Basketball, The Photograph, The Incredible Jessica James

TV

Gwen: Insecure, Harlem (also Run the World), Black-Ish, The Wonder Years (new version)

Danielle: Insecure, Queen Sugar, This is Us, Living Single, Girlfriends

CELEB COUPLES

Gwen: Berry Jenkins and Lulu Wang, Oprah and Stedman

Danielle: Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Barack and Michelle Obama, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky

BLACK ROMANCE AUTHORS TO CHECK OUT!

Beverly Jenkins, Brenda Jackson, Alyssa Cole, Tracey Livesay, Farrah Rochon, Vanessa Riley, Christina C. Jones, Rilzy Adams, Katrina Jackson, Tasha L. Harrison, Rebecca Weatherspoon, Chencia C. Higgins

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Recs from JESSICA P. PRYDE

BLACK LOVE MATTERS was in part, inspired by WELL-READ BLACK GIRL by Glory Edim, but with more romance!

Jess co-hosts a podcast called When In Romance, with Trish Brown.

Book recs: LOVE AND OTHER DISASTERS by Anita Kelly, YOU MADE A FOOL OF DEATH WITH YOUR BEAUTY by Akwaeke Emezi (May 2022), TO CATCH A RAVEN by Beverly Jenkins (Aug 2022)

What’s bringing Jessica comfort: Star Trek: Discovery on Paramount+

Find Jess on Twitter and Instagram

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Goals/Comfort & Joy

Last week, Danielle said she was going to deep clean, and whoo boy, she did NOT. This week, she wants to make her lunch at home to take to work. Gwen absolutely excelled at her daily yoga practice, and this week is going to explore a new part of her neighborhood!

Gwen is obsessed with water in all forms. Danielle highly recommends the Universal Standard Seine skinny jeans (and just about everything else on the site).

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Thoughts or questions? Email us at danielle@freshfiction.com.

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