In spite of statistics, marriage is not a thing of the past...yet. Black men and Black women are still marrying each other. What I'm curious about is, for those that are married already or plan to marry some day, how did you or how do you want to do it? Many of us follow in the European tradition when we get married. The ceremony, the vows, the music (during the ceremony), the dress/costumes worn, the food, etc. In recent years, I've heard about Black couples that include some form of afrocentric ritual in a European style ceremony, i.e., jumping the broom. But how many of us know or care to know about the African traditions involving marriage ceremonies? I wanted to know, so I did some brief research and found this site. Now I'm sure there are many others and lots more information out there. If you know of some good sites, please share. But, let's start with this one. Does it matter which tradition or ritual you follow when a couple comes together in marrige? http://www.africanweddingguide.com/resources/nubianwedding/introduction.html What do you think? Peace!