Nisa Muhammad is the founder of Wedded Bliss Foundation, a national initiative to promote marriage in the Black community. Her work includes being the creator of Black Marriage Day, which started in 2002 as an opportunity for communities to celebrate marriage in very unique ways. Black Marriage Day is the fourth Sunday in March and the first one was held in 2003 with 30 cities participating and has grown to over 200 cities conducting celebrations in 2008.
She is the editor of Raising the Bottom: Promoting Marriage in the Black Community. This book is a collection of essays from people around the country doing marriage work in the Black community. Mrs. Muhammad has collaborated with Dr. Rozario Slack of First Things First to develop a Black marriage education curriculum called Basic Training for Couples in response to the pleas from people around the country to create something to meet the needs of the Black community. This work is the result of their research, dedication and commitment to help Black couples form and sustain healthy marriages. The demand for more marriage education products led to the creation of their new works Basic Training for Singles, Basic Training for Men and Basic Training for Women.
Mrs. Muhammad uses these curricula to provides marriage education services in Washington, DC’s poorest communities. Her work has expanded to reach teen couples in search of skills to develop healthy relationships and learn the benefits of marriage. Mrs. Muhammad trains professionals around the country in how to use the Basic Training series and is a sought after public speaker.
Wedded Bliss Foundation is Ms. Muhammad’s vision to bring resources, support and direction to the Black community so healthy marriages become the norm rather than the exception. Her goal is to help those in most need of marriage education services be able to form and sustain healthy marriages. Ms. Muhammad knows both the joys of marriage and the sorrows of divorce. She wants to create better foundations for successful marriages so her five children and many more adults can enjoy Wedded Bliss.