Tuesday, February 16, 2010
New Movie Shows How Black Love Triumphs
With African American marriage numbers at an all time low and African American divorce numbers at an all time high the hopes of positive, lasting, relationships look bleak until now. Executive Producers Lamar and Ronnie Tyler bring real married couples to the screen to chronicle the greatest love stories ever told. These real couples explain how their marriages had a direct impact on their lives. Featuring candid and transparent looks inside of the hardships, trials, and ultimate success stories of these amazing couples, YOU SAVED ME offers an unprecedented look inside of real relationships and what is required to sustain them.
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler are Essence.com bloggers and co-creators of the largest independent site on the web that specifically deals with marriage and parenting in the black community, called www.BlackandMarriedWithKids.com (BMWK). They recently produced and directed the Amazon.com bestselling documentary Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage. The film has inspired a Facebook fan page with over 30 thousand fans in just 7 months which includes over 400 pictures that couples have uploaded themselves to prove that successful African American marriages do exist.
The Tyler’s were recently selected by Essence as a Power Couple on The Move on a short list of 23 couples that included names like the Obamas, Will and Jada Smith and Jay-Z and Beyonce. They have also appeared on both local and nationally syndicated radio, television and print media outlets.