Deborrah Cooper gained underground acclaim through her 18-year career of relationship advice counseling, conducting seminars and workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and as a producer and host of ”HeartBeat,” a cable television talk show in Oakland, California. She was a frequent on-air guest at KMEL 106.1 radio and guest columnist on AOL’s NetNoir channel. Since 2007 she hosts and produces The Date Smarter Not Harder Relationships Talk Show on the BlogTalkRadio Network.
Ms. Cooper has been featured in Black Enterprise magazine, and interviewed for CNN.Com, Ebony, Essence, Honey, Jet, and Downtown Oakland magazines, The Dallas Morning News, The Oakland Tribune, and many other regional and international publications and websites. She has also appeared as a guest expert on the nationally televised Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Michael Baisden Show, The Al Sharpton Show, The Michael Eric Dyson show, on “Men Are From Mars, Women are from Venus” with host Cybill Shepherd, and featured on BET Television’s “Oh Drama!”
Currently, Ms. Cooper writes a dating advice column for the San Francisco Examiner (online edition), serving as the S.F. Dating Advice Examiner. Writing under the moniker, “Ms. HeartBeat,” she has penned hundreds of articles and provided relationship advice to thousands on her popular blog Surviving Dating.Com, and the groundbreaking AskHeartBeat.Com website. Established in 1997, AskHeartBeat.Com is one of the longest running Black owned websites on the Internet, and the first to focus exclusively on Black male/female relationships.