Jill Scott, Kerry Washington, Paula Patton and other stars on the amazing Ruby Dee. The following article was featured in the March 2008 issue of ESSENCE.
You know the moment when you realize that fine, accomplished brother is with a White woman? Let's call it "the wince." Three-time Grammy Award-winning artist, writer, actress, philanthropist, mother and all-around Renaissance woman, Jill Scott gets to the root of our feelings on the matter in the April issue of ESSENCE... Read more: "Why Did I Get Married Too" New York PremiereJill Scott Joins The Cast of 'Law & Order: SVU" Here's what you had to say: AJ commented: "As a black male, I empathize with the feelings of black women. However, I will not allow myself to restrict who I am with based on history. The notion that we must seek a partner based on race, rather than emotion, is what I fundamentally disagree with." Kelly said: "Thanks Jill. I think you nailed it. Our history and community dynamics just make it hurt, even if what hurts is the fact that he is just a man in love."