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    When it comes to successful black women and marriage, it appears there's still plenty of room for debate. The latest "Nightline: Face-Off" was hosted by Vicki Mabrey and Steve Harvey, center, and featured, from left, Sherri Shepherd, Jacque Reid, Jimi Izrael and Hill Harper. The question at hand: Why can't a successful black woman find a man? <br> <b>Viewers can watch the whole debate on "Nightline" Wednesday, April 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET </b>
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    For the seventh "Nightline: Face-Off," an overflow crowd of nearly 1,000 people lined up at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in Atlanta to watch an all-star panel take on the question: Why can't a successful black woman find a man? As many as 300 people were turned away at the door.<br> <b>Viewers can watch the whole debate on "Nightline" Wednesday, April 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET </b>
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    According to a recent Yale study, 43 percent of African-American women over the age of 16 have yet to be married, compared with only 23 percent of white women. To explore why, Sherri Shepherd, Emmy award-winning co-host of ABC's "The View," and Jacque Reid, star of VH1's "Let's Talk About Pep," debated Hill Harper, "CSI" star and author of "The Conversation," and Jimi Izrael, author of "The Denzel Principle." Radio talk show host Steve Harvey and "Nightline"'s Vicki Mabrey co-moderated the debate.<br> <b>Viewers can watch the whole debate on "Nightline" Wednesday, April 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET </b>
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    "Your standards have to be reasonable," said Jimi Izrael, left, with Hill Harper (gesturing). "And very often some of these women that are looking for men, you know, what they don't understand is sometimes you have to be the person that you're looking for. ... And then you're sad because you can't find a perfect man. Well, you're not a perfect woman." <br> <b>Viewers can watch the whole debate on "Nightline" Wednesday, April 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET </b>
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    "I don't think that our standards are too high," said Sherri Shepherd, left, with Jacque Reid. "And I absolutely agree with you. We're looking for, you know, we should be looking for what we are. For me, I'm going, 'Gosh, a man that loves God. A man that loves his family. A man that gets along with his ... the first woman in his life, his mother. A man that ... that can support me as I will support him.' ... Is that too picky?" <br> <b>Viewers can watch the whole debate on "Nightline" Wednesday, April 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET </b>
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    "My job is the middle," said Steve Harvey, pictured with Vicki Mabrey. "The reason I'm on the show is not … I'm not either side. I'm here to try to listen and allow the debate to flourish … until the understanding develops. And that's what this could be great for -- if the understanding gets developed … if you understood him and he understood you, then some of this little stuff that grows into a 'He don't love me the way I want to' … well, maybe you don't know how men love."<br> <b>Viewers can watch the whole debate on "Nightline" Wednesday, April 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET </b>
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    An audience member poses a question for the "Nightline: Face-Off" panel. <br> <b>Viewers can watch the whole debate on "Nightline" Wednesday, April 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET </b>
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    "I think that there are a lot of men out there that just kind of want us to just go with the flow," said Jacque Reid, right, with Sherri Shepherd. " 'Men cheat. That's what we do. You know, we're … it's our instinct.' You hear that so much. Why do men cheat? 'Well, we're, you know, we're derived from animals… It's a boy doing what a boy's supposed to do. That's what men do.' You know? … What's even sadder for me is that there are a lot of women out there who endorse this."<br> <b>Viewers can watch the whole debate on "Nightline" Wednesday, April 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET </b>
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    "I love the fact that we're having this conversation," said Hill Harper, right, with Jimi Izrael. "But this is a serious issue. What we're talking about here is saving the black family. That's what we're talking about. … It's whether we as black men and black women are even friends anymore. And what can we do to build effective partnerships?"<br> <b>Viewers can watch the whole debate on "Nightline" Wednesday, April 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET </b>
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