As we prepare to celebrate LOVE on Valentine’s Day, the movie ‘The Photograph’ featuring Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield will debut.

As a result, we would like to invite Houston area residents to share a photo of their “Black Love” and allow us to put it on display next week in the Defender newspaper and online at as a part of our Valentine’s celebration.

Defender Managing Editor Reshonda Billingsley is working on an article for next week entitled “Making Love Last” that you don’t want to miss.

Love is so special with its ups and downs and through it all it grows stronger and stronger.

The fear of sharing our real self and being vulnerable is a risk we take as we journey through life learning more and more about the one, we love.

A picture is worth a thousand words. So, send us the photograph of you and your love and let us share it with the Defender family in a photo essay or gallery online.

Three winners will receive a $100 Regal Cinemas gift card.

Please submit your photo entry by Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 12 noon. Click here to submit your photo.