D.C. Retro Jumpers Remind D.C. How to Double Dutch
Before smartphones and Snapchat, the click-click of double Dutch jump-ropes could be heard in the streets and alleys of Washington and other urban areas. Robin Ebb is the force behind D.C. Retro Jumpers, a group operated by women working to bring double Dutch back to D.C. streets. Joy Jones, founder of D.C. Retro Jumpers and author of a play about double Dutch, said she was inspired to create the group to feed an “intra-generational exercise obsession.”

Justin Wm. Moyer, “‘Black girl magic’: D.C. Retro Jumpers remind D.C. how to double Dutch,” The Washington Post, October 18, 2017.


State of Black Marriage

Read Joy Jone’s report on marriage in Black America, published in the March 2011 issue of Ebony:

Joy Jones, Black Love: Special Report: “State of Black Marriage,” Ebony, March 2011, pp. 72-73.



Why Are Black Women Scaring Off Their Men?
Have you met this woman? She has a good job, works hard, earns a good salary. She went to college, got her master’s degree; she is intelligent. She is personable, articulate, well-read, interest in everybody and everything. Yet, she’s single!   In a Washington Post opinion piece, Joy Jones explains why black women may be scaring off their men:

Joy Jones, “Why Are Black Women Scaring Off Their Men?” The Washington Post, September 1, 1991.