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Actress Malinda Williams & Husband Featured in Black Bride Magazine

Film and television actress Malinda Williams and her husband journalist and digital media executive, Tariq Walker, are featured on the latest cover of Black Bride magazine. During the interview, the couple discussed their mutual admiration for each other, and their new business venture designed to help others fall in love with traveling to new and exotic destinations.

“We chose Malinda for the cover because she is beautiful, fearless, a trailblazer, and changemaker,” said Mary Chatman, CEO/Editor-in-Chief of Black Bride Magazine. “She knows what she wants, and she carves out her own path. She doesn’t follow the traditional Hollywood path. She moves quietly, filled with intention and I love that about her. I just knew she had a love story that would inspire women and men about love and life.” 

Williams and Walker warmly shared their journey to the alter with the magazine’s readers. They said a mutual friend introduced them thinking that they might do business together. However, a few meetings in, they agreed to explore a relationship that went beyond work. After getting to know each other and dating for several years, Walker popped the question. He described the proposal as a deeply spiritual moment that was also natural and without extra fanfare.

“I was inspired by the fact that Malinda came completely perfect for me,” said Walker. “I did not want for any alteration in who and how she is. I only wanted her to be in my life forever. The day I chose to propose marriage was a normal morning with an extraordinary feeling to it. I wanted it to be intimate, personal, and reflective of the life we would share together. So, I did it one day after breakfast.”   

When asked what made her say “yes,” Williams stated, “Knowing that I had truly met my refection in Tariq and knowing that I wanted to care for this man and have him care for me no matter what the future might hold.”

Having decided to share their lives together, the pair returned to the initial reason for their meeting and decided to go into business together. Travel had been an integral part of their relationship and they wanted to share the positive impact their excursions had on their lives. That desire became www.thisisleaving.com.

Well-traveled and down to earth, the intrepid duo guides their audience of casual and seasoned travelers through the planning of their next great adventure– whether it’s a low key “staycation” on the outskirts of Los Angeles, or a five-star resort in the Tuscan countryside.

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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