Lakeshia Rivers Ekeigwe & Neva Lockhart have been widely featured in National and Local Media:
“We all want to be loved in a way that makes us feel good about ourselves and the person we love. We do not want to give love and not receive the love we put out. This, too, is a basic condition of love. And, it is why unrequited love is so painful and makes for a tragic themes in books and movies.”
Author and Life Coach Lakeshia Rivers Ekeigwe, advises African-American women to should stay positive despite negative statistics. In her book, The Truth About Being Single, she professes that belief stating “In [my] book, the final chapter is called Never Give Up on Love. . . . I have hope that those who want to get married, will.”
Authors Lakeshia Rivers Ekeigwe and Neva Lockhart say that unmarried black women have been unfairly singled out by the media. The image of the African-American woman who is proud of being unmarried . . . perpetuates an unfair racial stereotype that is far from reality. “The truth is we [black people] didn’t invent Match.com and Eharmony.com!” Ekeigwe said.
“The book confronts “lies” from experts and scholars telling women that their innate desire to be married is wrong and stems from low self-esteem. For years, the likes of comedian and The View co-host, Joy Behar and feminist icon, Gloria Steinem, shared their views that marriage is not so important. The feminist slogan, popularized by Steinem, that says “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle,” embodies the idea of women independence. But, surprise was no stranger when the public learned that Behar had married her boyfriend of 29 years this year and Steinem, who once dissed marriage as an institution that destroys relationships, finally married at age 66 in 2000.“
Radio & Television Host JACQUE REID talks with the co-authors of the book The Truth About Being Single, Lakeshia Rivers Ekeigwe & Neva Lockhart…