Just in time for Valentine’s Day, EBONY is back with its 28 Days of EBONY Love campaign, in which prominent figures within the Black community talk about how they experience love as a couple, through family or as a form of self-care.
For the first week of February, we featured NBA player Iman Shumpert, who openly expresses love for his wife, entertainer Teyana Taylor, and their daughter, Junie. He discussed the power love has to “translate” and “unlock” the beauty of life.
“Love is one of the only reminders besides pain that things are real. It’s one of the only things worth fighting for,” Shumpert said. “It doesn’t tarnish. It doesn’t break and it will prove a lot to you [and] to your mate. It’s just a beautiful thing.”
Click through the gallery below to hear what actor Jason R. Moore, actress Annie Ilonzeh, R&B singer Sammie and singer Damar Jackson & his girlfriend
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.