Editor’s pick: 10 beautiful representations of Black love

Love is love, no matter its color, shape or form, but there’s something pretty special about Black love. Maybe it’s because positive images of Black relationships haven’t gotten a lot of shine in popular culture. Or maybe because as individuals, many Black people face daily struggles and it’s comforting to see people who’ve found significant others to power through life with. Whatever the case, Black love is absolutely beautiful.

So in celebration of Valentine’s Day, I’ve picked my favorite [mostly] fictional representations of Black love. I’ve stuck to mostly fictional duos, because no one truly knows the ins and outs of the relationships of well-known public figures. However, I did also include a couple of real-life examples of Black love that I just couldn’t leave out. Enjoy <3

James & Florida Evans

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Because having the right person by your side can turn tough times into Good Times.

Jada & Tupac

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Because I believe that sometimes, perhaps even the most special love isn’t meant to be your forever love, and that’s okay.

Claire & Cliff

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Because we can match each other’s fly/success, keep the romance alive, and raise a family in the process.

Jason & Lyric

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Because it’s okay to be vulnerable, it’s okay to choose your love over everything else, and it’s most certainly okay wash your lady’s feet.

Dwayne & Whitley

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Because sometimes differences are the most special things you can share.

Monica & Q

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Because at the end of the day, forever love endures all things.

Barack & Michelle

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Because sometimes a love can be bigger than two people, and yet be solely about those two people at the same time.

Nina & Darius

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Because sometimes, love should feel like a deep, sultry poem.

Jody & Yvette

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Because love is so very far from perfect, but when it’s real, it’s real.

Martin & Gina

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Because having someone to put you in check, laugh through life with and tell you “you go girl/boy” when you deserve it is pretty much what love is all about. That and gravy boats in the bedroom.

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Southern girl with a soft spot for Harlem. Biggie enthusiast with kindred spirit ties to Beyonce. Martin's Gina. Jerry's Elaine. Too complex for anybody's box.