Deborrah Cooper gained underground acclaim through her almost 20-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 Clear Channel's KMEL 106.1 radio and weekly columnist on AOL's NetNoir channel. Ms. Cooper has been featured in Black Enterprise magazine, and interviewed for CNN, Jet, Ebony, Essence, Honey, Yahoo! Internet Life, and Downtown Oakland magazines; The Dallas Morning News, The Oakland Tribune, and countless other print and online media worldwide.
She has also appeared as a guest expert on the nationally televised talk show "Men Are From Mars, Women are from Venus" with host Cybill Shepherd, on American Urban Radio Network's Bev Smith show, and featured on BET Television's "Oh Drama!" Most recently she has been interviewed by Rev. Al Sharpton, Michael Eric Dyson, Michael Baisden, and Tom Joyner, discussing her atypical viewpoints on modern culture and gender issues.
Writing under the moniker, "Ms. HeartBeat," Deborrah has penned dozens of articles and provided relationship advice to thousands around the globe on her 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. She also serves as the San Francisco Dating Advice Examiner for Examiner.Com.
Deborrah's casual, down-to-earth style of relating to people of all races and ages worldwide afforded her the opportunity to gain sociological data on interpersonal relationships and a perspective that is unique in the industry. In her dating guide book, Sucka Free Love! Ms. Cooper dispenses solid advice mixed with a healthy dose of humor. Her second book in the series The 24 Types of Suckas to Avoid, she continues to guide men and women in examining their actions, reactions and beliefs about relationships.