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Former soap opera star Victoria Rowell is trying her hand at crowdsourcing with Indiegogo to fund her latest project, “The Rich and the Ruthless.” “I want to get them [African Americans] to black-owned productions,” she said. “It can’t just be Tyler Perry and Oprah.” Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland […]


Tyler Perry has never been one to hide his religious convictions underneath his sleeves, so no one was really surprised when he caught the Spirit as he stood before T.D. Jakes‘ congregation at Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas this past Sunday. Evoking the cadence of a Baptist preacher, Perry began his testimony discussing the power […]

Fact: Tyler Perry’s depictions of Black women on television and in film are consistently, intensely polarizing and problematic. They are either too weak or too strong; cartoonishly naive or abrasively cynical and bitter. They have survived abuse at the hands of devastatingly handsome Black men — who are portrayed as jealous, vengeful, omnipotent, omniscient and […]

In a special edition of “Farrakhan Speaks,” during which he is asked a wide-range of questions from the staff of the Final Call, Minister Louis Farrakhan calls film-maker and humanitarian, Tyler Perry, one of the most brilliant young entrepreneurs of our time, and says that he is grateful to him for bringing ‘Madea’ to the […]

Academy-Award winning actor, Grammy-Award winning singer, and veteran comedian Jamie Foxx is far from a Black cliche, but his monologue on last night’s Saturday Night Live was one huge stereotype after another. In fact, it was exactly what I envision a modern-day Amos n’ Andy episode would encapsulate — and Foxx was Kingfish and  Lightening […]

Love him or hate him, one thing that cannot be debated about director, actor, screen writer, and playwright Tyler Perry is that he’s without a doubt one of entertainment’s biggest success stories. Willing himself from a high school dropout to Hollywood darling, Perry’s story began 43 years ago as we recognize the movie and TV […]

The unidentified two White officers, whom film mogul Tyler Perry (pictured) accused of racial profiling in February, have been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to the findings of an internal investigation that were released on Tuesday, reports CNN. RELATED: Was Tyler Perry Racially Profiled Or Harassed? In a lengthy Facebook posting, Perry provided his followers with the details of his […]

On April 1st, Tyler Perry took to Facebook to express what he felt was a clear case of racial profiling during a recent traffic stop by the Atlanta Police Department. SEE ALSO: The Roots of Clarence Thomas’ Black Burden Tyler Perry: Police Racially Profiled Me Perry says he often looks in his rearview mirror to […]

ATLANTA (AP) — No presidential candidate worth his chauffeured SUV has reached his personal zenith without this: celebrities to vouch for them. They are the glam and glitter of political campaigns, sure to turn even jaded political operatives into fawning celeb watchers. Nobody commands the nexus of stardom and politics more than President Barack Obama. […]

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of a two-part opinion series on Spike Lee’s criticisms of the film industry and Tyler Perry’s complicated relationship with black moviegoers. Yesterday’s installment focused on why Terrell Jermaine Starr feels Spike Lee’s recent outbursts make the film producer a certified hater. SEE ALSO: Romney Fights Back Is Obama […]

By Clutch Magazine Last week George Lucas made waves when he took to The Daily Show to explain why it took 23 years to make the upcoming film Red Tails about the Tuskegee Airmen. According to Lucas, only one thing stood in the way of the historical action flick reaching movie screens: money. SEE ALSO: […]

Who says prisoners don’t have any rights? A jailbird by the name of Shamont Lyle Sapp, who is reportedly serving time for multiple bank robberies, is suing Jamie Foxx, Tyler Perry and a number of other parties for apparently stealing his movie ideas, TMZ reports. SEE ALSO: How Ron Paul Helps Obama In case you […]