Wednesday, November 18, 2009

African American, Married with Kids and Thriving

Posted by Michele Olson
You have probably seen the social science research and statistics on the problems with marriage in the African American community. The numbers are dismal.
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler were fed up with hearing about the lack of strong black family’s, so they did something about it. They launched a website and made a movie. Their goal is to connect black couples and families. Their DVD is called "Happily Ever After: A Positive Image Of Black Marriage." It’s number one on Amazon's African American best sellers list.
In these Fox news interviews, the couple talks about why they are doing what they are doing. They felt that African American families should not have to name a fictional couple, The Huxtables from the Bill Cosby show fame, as one of the few examples of a strong black marriage.
It's refreshing to hear about what they are doing. Explore their website and watch the videos and then tell us what you think.


M. Denise Wilmer Barreto said...

That is magnificent!

I agree with them and appreciate what they are doing.

Latinos and African-Americans need real life examples of people like the Tylers.

My husband and I intend to step up to fill this need as well. Whether it is in our church or just our community we plan to come alongside young people and couples and give them the hope that they, too can build growing and thriving families of color!

Thanks for sharing!! said...

Thanks M...that's exactly what we need...every couple seeing what they can do to make a difference and then all of a becomes many. Go for it!