Welcome to Black Military Wives, LLC

Hi! I’m Jamilah! I’ve been a Navy wife since 2006, after earning my Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from San Diego State University. After relocating to other areas, I longed for a sense of community and resources–hence, I created Black Military wives! The goal of Black Military Wives (B.M.W.) is to create relationships between women who share similar cultural and family experiences, in relation to the military. B.M.W. also has a Facebook Group, which was established in January, 2016. The group now has more than 8,000 members–even though it’s a “secret” group! At the time of its creations, there wasn’t any other worldwide “Black Military Wives…” anything! Now, there are so many resources available to our community! Together, we are making a remarkable difference in building friendships and sharing resources between sisters all over the world, and I’m so thankful to be apart of this amazing sisterhood.

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Romance, Revised

Earlier in the relationship, you were probably more risky.  Boundless intimacy on the patio while the neighbors in the adjacent apartment building could look on–if they just happened to walk outside–made your heart race.   Making love in the Caribbean’s clear waters as others laughed and splashed around–completely oblivious of the pure bliss that transpired only 50ft away–felt surreal.  And,

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Building Walls

Have you heard the saying, “Don’t tell me what they said about me. But, tell me why they were so comfortable telling you?” Most people would agree that trust is important. Even among criminals, trust is an intricate part of how they plan their next move with their fellow racketeers.Credence is essential, not only for

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She’s Married to Whom?!

ALL healthy military matrimonies are beautiful! But, it’s the non-traditional unions in the “Black military Wives” Facebook group that recently captured my attention; these marriages are taking their gumption to new heights. Lately, I’ve seen more and more Black women married to non-Black men. Some of the wives in the group actually also have wives! The most common thread within the large amount of unexpected military

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Dare To Dream

In 1948, President Harry Truman signed an Executive Order to integrate the military and mandate the equality of treatment/opportunities for Blacks. Unfortunately, desegregation of the military was not complete for several years! All-black Army units persisted well into the Korean War. The last all-Black unit wasn’t disbanded until 1954. In the civilian world, the struggle

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Mind Your Own Garden

I’m a dreamer. I live for a great idea! Recently, however, my ideas needed a little CPR. If I didn’t get some people to breathe life into my goals quickly, my aspirations would’ve surly died. Yes, they would’ve died and been reincarnated into someone else’s image…with someone’s else’s face. The thought alone, both hurt and frightened me. I

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You Can! You Will! By Atiya Nathan

Yes, the military lifestyle can be stressful, but so can the civilian lifestyle.  Thankfully, I’m a silver-lining type of gal and I like to look at the glass as half-full.  I’m very aware, however, that there are some women who are knee–or even chest–deep in stress and the glass looks completely empty.  These words are

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