Black Military Wives, LLC is a group of diverse women! As the beautiful pictures from some of our Facebook group members confirm: We vary in complexion, hair-type, and style. What the photos don’t reveal, however, is how distinctive we truly are–as women of African descent! Some of our members are in same-gender partnerships, interracial marriages, going through divorces, and/or are service-members, themselves. Our different family dynamics provide us with great teachable moments, while we also discuss heartfelt social issues that bond us as Black women.
Black Military Wives, LLC (B.M.W.) was created for the unique, cultural needs of Black women, who are connected to the military by marriage OR by their own service in the military. As we navigate through multifarious adversities, the purpose of our sisterhood is to provide emotional support and resources.
Through the first Facebook group created for us, “Black Military Wives,” one might find answers to questions ranging from “Where can I get my daughter’s hair braided in Sasebo, Japan?” to “Can anyone recommend an African Methodist church in San Diego?” In some ways, B.M.W. is a home away from home!
When the Facebook group was created, it began with less than 10 Black women who were connected to the military. However, in just FIVE days of operating, we had 300 members–this was before Facebook started recommending groups that “might interest you.” Now, we have more than 9,000 members! The continued growth confirms the necessity and relevance of our support network. As we continue to grow in numbers, the most important aspect of B.M.W. is that we always grow first in “SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT, and TRUST.” So, GET S.E.T. as we strengthen our sisterhood and create the very-much-needed support system for Black women who are affiliated to the U.S. military.
*Although B.M.W. was created specifically for the unique cultural/ethnic needs and concerns of Black women, we do not encourage or allow hate speech toward other ethnic groups. Black Military Wives is just one of the MANY military wives “groups/organizations” who cater to specific demographics.
**Please note the Black Military Wives, LLC is NOT endorsed by, or affiliated with, the United State Armed Forces.