Thursday, June 18, 2009

Charlotte Combats Fatherless Homes

According to statistics, over half of Black American households are single-headed female households. The National Institute of Health, reports that almost 70% of Black children are born out of wedlock. This Father's Day marks a step in the right direction.

A major call to couples starts this week for those who want to get married via Marry Your Baby Daddy Day™, and are ready to strengthen their 2 parent home. These are loving couples who want a chance to tie the knot in front of their community and families. On September 24, 2009, 5 chosen couples will take a leap into the next phase of their journey together as husband and wife. Local celebrity wedding dress designers, cake makers, wedding planners and more are all on board to make this a day 5 loving couples with children will never forget in Charlotte, NC. It's a free all expenses landmark event.

"This is a momentous occasion for all of Charlotte and its families. I am glad to be a part of change," Amanda Sherman, Charlotte wedding planner and MYBDD™ licensee says. She and her company, Gala Affairs By AtUrBest, are facilitating the event in September at the Charlotte Museum of History.

Other Charlotte participating vendors include: Resident Inn Marriott, April's Floral Expressions,
Homewood Suites Charlotte Research Park, Uptown Limousine Luxury Car Service, and more.

"This is the first event of its kind in Charlotte. The phone is constantly ringing with couples ready to take their vows for their relationship and their kids. This September, fathers will not only be saying "yes" to mommy, but their children too," Reid says, author and founder of Marry Your Baby Daddy Day™. Recently, she wrote an article in Newsweek about individual responsibility and the impact of the Obama family on psyches of black unmarried parents and the growing number of out of wedlock Black children.

To date, MYBDD™ has been featured on CNN, 20/20, NBC Nightly News, CBS Early Show, Baltimore Sun, NPR, The New Yorker, the Wendy Williams Experience, etc.

Media interested in interviews or doing a series should call 212 946 5164 or email

For more information on MYBDD™ in Charlotte, NC please go to or call 212 946 5164.

About Marry Your Baby Daddy, Inc.

MYBDD™ is an all expenses paid wedding event that began in NYC in 2005 with 10 couples as an effort to strengthen 2 parent households in local communities. There have been several events since then. MYBDD has received national recognition for its efforts.

About Maryann Reid

Maryann Reid is an author of women's fiction for St. Martins Press and founder of MYBDD, LLC. She is also a sought after tv/radio relationship expert and can be seen regularly and local and national talk shows like the CBS Early Show, ABC NEWS, Wendy Williams, and others.

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