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Steve Harvey’s ex-wife comes forward with allegations of mistreatment

Steve Harvey with now ex-wife Mary Harvey

There has always been something peculiar about the fact that black men have been viewed as the primary authorities on the alleged “marriage crisis” among Black women. Last year, Melissa Harris-Perry’s take in Nightline Asks Why Black Women Can’t Get A Man cautioned America about some of the men in the Black Marriage Brigade:

Steve Harvey, Hill Harper and Jimi Izrael have all written books on the black marriage/partnership crisis. To varying levels, all of these texts frame the issue as a black female problem rather than a community issue, offering advice that encourages women to mold themselves into a more sanitized definition of femininity that doesn’t compete with socially sanctioned definitions ...

Steve Harvey with now ex-wife Mary Harvey

There has always been something peculiar about the fact that black men have been viewed as the primary authorities on the alleged “marriage crisis” among Black women. Last year, ...