ABC’s “Nightline” hosted a “Face-Off” debate in Atlanta titled “Why Can’t A Successful Black Woman Find A Man?,” a follow up to its popular Dec. 2009 report covering the same topic.
Moderated by Nightline’s Vicki Mabrey, the panel featured Steve Harvey, author of “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man”; single ladies Sherri Shepherd of “The View” and TV personality Jacque Reid; actor/author Hill Harper and journalist/author Jimi Izreal.
Topics covered the usual fare – black women have standards that are too high, have standards that are not high enough, are unwilling to date outside of their race, encounter men who are intimidated by their success and so on.
Watch the discussion in its entirety below.
Part 1: Sherri Shepherd and Jimi Izrael battle it out over standards and wigs.
Part 2: Hill Harper argues that misinformation is destroying the black families.
Part 3: Izrael says that women need to set some standards when picking a mate.
Part 4: The topic of fidelity brings out personal testimonies by the panelists.
Part 5: Steve Harvey argues that men aren’t ever intimidated by female success.
Part 6: Both sides offer different views on interracial encounters.
Part 7: A past encounter between two panelists brings the audience to their feet
Part 8: Panelists share their final thoughts as the audience prepares questions.