RING|SIDE is an organization comprised of Outspoken, Over-The-Top and Opinionated men and women who tackle issues germane to singlehood, dating, marriage, divorce, and sexuality through debate. Created April 11th, 2009, RING|SIDE held its first live debate in a house in Decatur, GA where we invited some of the city’s top verbal heavyweights to spar over some of the most controversially polarizing relationship and dating topics salient in African American culture.

The goal of RING|SIDE is to galvanize and strengthen the channels of communication between African American men and women for healthier dating and more prosperous marriages. The name “RING|SIDE” was chosen due to the sometimes-intense back-and-forth between verbal heavy weights via fiery debate; also, rationally a Ring represents the physical and symbolic representation of marriage and commitment.