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The Short Version: LaDawn Black is just like one of your best girlfriends — except she’s also a renowned relationship expert, radio and television personality, and the author of several books and guides on love. LaDawn hosted Baltimore’s top-rated relationship radio show, The LaDawn Black Show, and has been named Best Radio Personality Best Guilty Pleasure Radio Show by publications in the city. Her advice and style have also been the subjects of profiles in Essence, Ebony, Glamour, Men’s Health, and a host of other publications. She offers actionable love and relationship advice in a friendly, comfortable manner to help people face their challenges and come away feeling fulfilled.
LaDawn Black’s authentic style, approach, and gift for helping others find love is on display on a regular basis. Weeknights at 7 p.m., she reaches more than 600,000 listeners on WEAA 88.9 FM in the Baltimore and DC markets. On Sundays at 10 a.m., she speaks to more than 1 million listeners on NYC’s flagship heritage station WBLS 107.5 FM.
“I give you field-tested advice that I have used and also key tricks and tips that my listeners have shared,” LaDawn said. “I will be honest with you to help you get and keep the relationship that you both want and need.”
Viewers call in to speak to LaDawn because they can feel she’s more than just a multimedia talent and elite radio personality — she actually cares about them. LaDawn listens and provides feedback that’s personal, respectful, and real. One of her listeners, Lawrence M., has been a fan of LaDawn’s for years, and admitted that she feels more like a friend than someone he hears on the radio. He even made her a video to show his appreciation.
“I’ve been one of your biggest fans since you stole the show from the other guy. I’ve always wanted to meet you, and one of my goals is to meet you one day,” Lawrence said in the video. “Until then, I will be a faithful listener from the time you come on until the time that you go off.”
One of LaDawn’s favorite testimonials comes from a woman who participated in a seminar who told her, “You got me to see myself as much as I see him.” LaDawn believes love would be less complicated if people were willing to see issues from all sides.
“There is never just one side in love, and all of our challenges are not about the other partner. Most of the time it is about you,” she said.
LaDawn cares so deeply about people that she isn’t afraid to tell them when they should put themselves first and leave an unhealthy relationship. When she received a letter from a woman who found herself in an unhappy relationship with a boyfriend who was always threatening to leave, LaDawn didn’t hold back when providing her advice on the Black Men in America blog.
“If your love is making you miserable, then it is not for you. This brother is not doing anything to make you feel happy or secure in this relationship,” she said. “It sounds like to me you’re only hanging in there because you have so much time in. That is not a good enough reason. It may be time to love him from afar until he works on his insecurity issues. That is something that you cannot fix for him.”
LaDawn offers fun and informative presentations on the most compelling issues around love, sex, and relationships. She promises to keep audiences engaged, entertained, and enlightened. LaDawn said she feels honored to speak at relationship events, and covers numerous topics like Spicing Up Your Relationship, Needs vs. Wants in Love, Latest and Greatest in Sex, Marriage Survival Tips, Online Dating, and more.
When it comes to helping couples, LaDawn frequently speaks at events, empowerment sessions, adult talk groups, and couples retreats. She is also available for singles and teen events.
Followers can stay connected with LaDawn, and are notified of her events and hosting schedule, by joining her email list. Those who join have access to her books, advice, videos, Bedroom Kandi products, special events, and many other resources.
No matter what the audience, LaDawn has some words of encouragement for everyone: “Live life unconditionally. Love fearlessly. Your heart will be broken a few times. Love yourself more.”
LaDawn is the author of two of Penguin Random House top-selling relationship guides: “Stripped Bare: The 12 Truths That Will Help You Land the Very Best Black Man” and “Let’s Get It On: 15 Hot Tips and Tricks to Spice Up Your Sex Life.”
“The purpose of my books is to address relationship issues,” she said.
One of her novels, “Tease: Steamy Short Stories,” was nominated for an African American Literary Award in erotica, while “Stripped Bare” was named one of the 10 Best Non-fiction Books by AOL Black Voices.
She also lends her voice to other authors as a narrator.
She’s a popular voice artist on Audible and can be heard lending her talents to many top-selling books — as well as popular mixtapes and albums.
You can download her audiobooks — and others she’s narrated — on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
In addition to writing, voice work, and a successful career in radio, LaDawn is a trusted relationship expert for many publications and media outlets, including Glamour, Essence, Ebony, Men’s Health, The Wendy Williams Show, TVOne, and many others.
Her YouTube channel — LaDawnBlackTV — is a resource for advice and celebrity interviews on love, sex, and relationships. Many of her Instagram and Twitter followers rely on LaDawn to keep them in the loop on the latest events and romantic trends. On social media, she also provides fans with her perspective on whatever challenging situations they may be facing. In response to another question on the Black Men in America blog, she advised a woman who felt her man was cheating on her to take a long, hard look at the facts.
“This is going on for an extremely long time. Let’s go with what we know. He is seeing someone else,” LaDawn said. “You do not trust him because you keep checking in on him. He doesn’t care about getting caught because you take him back each time. This really isn’t his problem, but yours. There is no need to jump on him about other women if, on the back end, you’re saying it’s OK by taking him back. Are you willing to share forever or is it time to say bye? Take your power back and make a decision and stick to it. He can only do to you what you allow.”
Her relationship-driven articles and videos cover lifestyle and beauty topics that teach people not only how to improve their relationships, but also uncover their true selves. She responds to questions from couples and guides them through issues like how to prepare for a threesome, recover from infidelity, and even keep social media from causing unnecessary relationship drama.
LaDawn said she is excited about expanding her empire through radio, television, and her erotic, informative guides. She believes that couples need someone in their corner who will give them real advice before it’s too late.
Those who work with LaDawn say they find she brings a wide range of talents to the table. When she first signed on to join the WBLS team, Skip Dillard, the station’s Operations Manager said, “I’ve been listening to LaDawn for many years and have been a fan of her on-air performance, her books, and TV commentaries. I’m excited she’s sharing some of her time and talents with our family.”
LaDawn is proud of the impact she’s already had and plans to continue going the extra mile to support others.
“I love the work I do and the fact that I get to help so many people,” she said. “My listeners and readers inspire me to explore my passions, too. My ultimate goals are a television show and syndicated radio show of my own. Also, I will be releasing my next book on love in February 2019.”