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September 6th, 2009
03:42 AM ET

Actor Hill Harper Talks Relationships

Why do some couples in the African-American community have long lasting relationships while others don't? Actor and author Hill Harper tries to get to the bottom of this question and more in his new book "The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Trusting, Loving Relationships". Check out the discussion he had with our T.J. Holmes.

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  1. Alecia

    I will first begin by saying, I did not read the book however I did see the intreview between Mr. T.J. Holmes and Hill Harper. My first reaction was more of the same propaganda and I asked myself the questions how is this book different from others especially the most recent book by Mr. Steve Harvey. There is already too much conversation about the disparities between black males and females. Conversation about the shifts in gender roles, the family structure and committed relationship. I am so tired of the discussion. As a educated black woman (this is what society has labeled me) I am sick and tired of discussions and wondering when will there be action. During the interview Mr. Harper said that we would use his book signing as a means to get single people together, is he for real. The Majority of individuals who will purchase this book will be females. I can just see it now here we go buying a book for $25 hoping that we will find our significant other, how desparate are we or how desparate do he believe we are (taking 'bout the sistas)! Is he for real!!! Mr. Harper also commented on that there are a lot of good black men out there and that the only reason black women seem to attract the bad one is because of their negative thinking. This is flash back to The Secret written by Rhonda Byrne, you attract what you think, I am going to leave that one alone. Literature like Mr. Harper book just give men the resources to manipulate women. From esperience men have said to me that women out number men and that sometimes one man has two or three woman. What kind of non sense is this??? what kind a world we leave in??? Am I now to accept an unfaithful relationship or participate in one because i am single and I will never have a faith and nuturing relationship because there is not enough men to go around, God forbid! The Conversation should be how do we get black males to commit to a relationship, to view marriage as an enriching aspect of life and not a trap. To actually see their children as a legacy and not an hinderance to their progress. When will they learn to respect black women as vessels that God has fearfully and wonderfully made them and not as cattle upon which they can release their furstration!!! Thanks for posting/reading my comment.

    September 8, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  2. Jim Walker

    I really cannot believe the question you asked. Saying we were a democracy. You have to know the facts when you have a bully pulpit on the TV that you have.

    This weekend republicans, conservatives and right leaning moderates are out in DC and Fort Worth this weekend in large numbers.

    Finally you are catching up on the ACORN story. Hopefully you will be more aggressive in showing that the give away efforts of the left, liberals and democrats are bad for the country.

    Hopefully the grass roots effort will grow with or without the large new agencies. We will have to leverage the internet.


    September 12, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  3. Adriana

    Let me start by congratulating Mr. Harper on this new book. I am half way through reading "The Conversation". I see myself in a lot of the circumstances written about and can't stop by just being stupified, for lack of a better word. But Mr. Harper makes very good points. I would recommand this book to everyone.


    September 27, 2009 at 12:01 pm |