Single Black Female: ‘Nightline’ Face-off Set

By David Schoetz

Mar 30, 2010 1:41pm

Why can't a successful black woman find a man?  That is the combustible question our upcoming "Face-off" debate will tackle, the seventh in a series that has covered everything from the existence of God to whether we are born adulterers. We already know this is a hot topic. How? Because it follows the Linsey Davis/Hana Karar segment "Single Black Female" that aired in December and ignited a firestorm that burns to this day. You can read the report HERE or watch the segment, embedded below. Several ideas were floated by the single women we interviewed and, at least when it comes to college, there is a statistical achievement gap between black men and women. Now it's time to air some of those emotions and opinions in public — and at least 600 of you are invited to attend what will be lively debate indeed…so, spread the word. WHAT: "Nightline" Face-off  WHEN: 7 p.m., April 9 (doors open at 6 p.m. — broadcast date TBD) WHERE: Porter Sanford Performance Arts Center, Decatur, Georgia WHO: Arguing it is difficult for a successful black woman to find an equal match will be Emmy award-winning co-host of "The View" Sherri Shepherd and Jacque Reid, star of VHI's "Let's Talk About Pep." Arguing that single black women need to look beyond stereotypes when finding a man will be "CSI: NY" actor/writer Hill Harper and Jimi Izrael, author of The Denzel Principle. The tall task of moderating the fireworks required a tandem approach: comedian/self-styled romance expert Steve Harvey and "Nightline" correspondent Vicki Mabrey will be at the helm. Click HERE for the official ABC News release.  

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