|Keeping Black marriage in the forefront, will keep Black families together. Stronger families have stronger communities.
Black Marriage Day 2010 with Rev. Angela Chester in Long Beach, CA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
– Mar 11, 2010 – Black Marriage Day 2010: “Celebrate The Joy”
Blessings All Around, Angela Chester Ministries and Wedded Bliss Foundation,
Inc., will present the Eighth Annual Black Marriage Day celebration,
Sunday, March 28, 2010, with the theme “Celebrate The Joy.”
All Around and Angela Chester Ministries, will join activists in
hundreds of cities around the country to highlight the benefits of
married life and offer celebrations to strengthen and promote marriage
in Long Beach’s Black community. Offering free premarital counseling to
those getting married, Rev. Angela Butts-Chester, knows having a good
foundation is the key to a great marriage.
Foundation is also encouraging local Black Marriage Day sponsors across
the country to involve youth in their Black Marriage Day events on
Sunday, March 28, 2010, with film festivals, workshops, conferences,
marriage vow renewals and much more.
“You don’t have to live
up to the current statistics on Black marriage in the US. You can be
the one to change the fate of your family. Take back Black love and
marriage! Making a change for yourself, is making a positive change for
the world. You will always be a statistic – why not make it a positive
one?”, explained Angela Chester Ministries’ Spokesperson Rev. Angela
“We’re creating a cultural shift in the Black
community to reconsider the benefits of marriage and “Celebrate The
Joy” that exists in spite of the pain we often experience,” Wedded
Bliss Foundation Executive Director Nisa Muhammad said. “Much of what
we hear about marriage in the Black community is a blues song about low
rates, out of wedlock births, escalating divorces and how somebody done
somebody wrong. We want to replace that blues song with a love song of
joy. We want to Celebrate The Joy!“
Black Marriage Day has
been celebrated annually at locally sponsored events hosted by
faith-based and community groups on the fourth Sunday of March since
2003. Marriage activists in more than 300 cities participated in 2009,
Mrs. Muhammad said.
Wedded Bliss Foundation and Black
Marriage Day activities have been featured nationally in Black
Enterprise and Essence magazines, plus on CNN News, and the Michael
Rev. Angela Butts-Chester is a Pastoral
Counselor in Long Beach, Ca, with Angela Chester Ministries. She offers
Officiant services with Blessings All Around and hosts I Do Radio. Rev.
Chester is the author of Before You Tie The Knot –A Premarital
Counseling Workbook for the DIY Couple.
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Rev. Angela Butts Chester, DD, is a pioneer in the field of family destiny
fulfillment. As a Pastoral Counselor, she blends a motivational spirit
with a love for helping others, into a system that shows families how
to keep the happiness, love, prosperity and abundance within the
Following in her family’s footsteps, she became an
ordained minister in 2005. Starting a family ministry was a must for
Rev. Chester, thus Blessings All Around was born. This blessing
ministry not only focuses on marrying couples, but various ceremonies
that form bonds and traditions; ways to keep the family together.
Chester has taken her expertise to the Internet. As the host of I Do
Radio, she discusses wedding issues to assist engaged couples with
ceremony dos-and-don'ts and wedding vendor issues.
author of Before You Tie The Knot - A Premarital Counseling Workbook
For The DIY Couple, Angela Chester Ministries, focuses on keeping you
on track and faith focused.