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Black Love Matters in Film Too

Nicole Moore | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Nicole Moore

The fear that a love story featuring two Black actors is not engaging, believable or desirable is very real, and one that still defines the mindset of many studio executives, casting agents and producers.

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Provides Some Christmas Fun for the Family

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Tyler Perry's alter ego Madea is kicking up her heels in celebration of the Christmas season in Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas. This time out her co-...

'SNL' Takes On Hollywood's Newest Holiday Movie Trend

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.09.2013 | Comedy

Although Hollywood is finally recognizing that black audiences do indeed exist, the trend has confused and confounded plenty of pundits. For instance,...

Tyler Perry's Temptation: An Interview With the Cast

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 06.10.2013 | Entertainment
Danai P. Maraire

In Temptation, Jurnie Smollett-Bell plays a dissatisfied marriage counselor working in a millionaire match-making firm under the supervision of CEO Janice, played by Vanessa Williams. In our sit-down, the actress revealed her thoughts on what makes a healthy marriage.

Tyler Perry, Stop Vilifying Black Success

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.07.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

As a man who grew up in an urban environment that is now attending college at a fine Ivy League institution, I would like to let you know that I am not aspiring to become the controlling, manipulative and reckless psychopath that you continue to depict such men of color in your films.

WATCH: Madea Meets Sofia -- Look Out!

OWN | Posted 04.05.2013 | OWN

Oprah and Tyler Perry are coming together on OWN with the premiere of Perry's two new shows this spring -- "The Haves And Have Nots" and "Love Thy Nei...

PHOTOS: Tyler Perry's Top Grossing Films

Posted 09.13.2012 | Black Voices

Since the start of his career, Tyler Perry has defied the odds and broken down barriers of major studios to prove naysayers wrong, all of which has la...

PHOTOS: 'Madea's' Crazy Red Carpet

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices

Tyler Perry was joined by a host of stars Monday night to fete the New York City premiere of his new movie "Madea's Witness Protection." Judging by...

Looking Under Madea's Dress

Aundaray Guess | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Aundaray Guess

Why do faith communities accept Madea when they are aware that she is played by a man in drag? Would the same churchgoing audiences accept a man attending their church services in drag? Could that love extend to someone who still has manly features but identifies as a woman?

‘Madea Gets A Job’ On Stage

Black America Web | Posted 07.11.2012 | Black Voices

You can't accuse Tyler Perry of not taking care of the hands that feed him. ...

Bloopers From Tyler Perry's 'A Madea Christmas'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

While we don't endorse hanging Christmas decorations til after Thanksgiving (looking at you, Macy's), there's never a wrong time for some Madea. "A...

Rick Perry Finds the Perfect Running Mate

Tim Young | Posted 11.25.2011 | Comedy
Tim Young

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Is It OK For a Black Man to Get Rich While Wearing a Dress?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Tyler Perry recently topped off the list of the highest paid men in entertainment. His obvious financial success leads some to wonder just how far a man should go in order to find his way to riches.

For Colored Girls, And For Multiple Stakes

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The film, "For Colored Girls", is gonna have sista girl flair for sure, but there are a number of reasons to peep it and especially watch how it unfol...

Tyler Perry Gets It Right

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Trish Kinney

His latest film is based on a subject that the filmmaker knows way too much about, based on his recent disclosure of severe childhood abuse.

Tyler Perry Discusses I Can Do Bad All by Myself

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Tyler Perry came to Manhattan to offer a lively Q&A session with a broad range of press people. Once it opened it topped the box office.

Tyler Perry Does Good All By Himself

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The music, the story, the solid acting of all the cast make this a movie to remember.

Dear Tyler Perry: Please Direct Ghostbusters III

Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Abramson

As you can see from my picture, I am a white guy. Not even a cool white guy. I'm the white guy that black comedians do impressions of. And as you can imagine, like most white people, I do not see your movies.

Tyler Perry Contemplates Killing Madea

AP | MICHAEL CIDONI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Tyler Perry wants Madea dead. That may come as a surprise, given the big-hearted but foul-tempered, pistol-packin' granny has eme...