MCAA museum Celebrates African American Marriages during Black History Month

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Morgan County African American Museum will be focusing on celebrating African American Marriages during the month of February which is designated as Black History Month. We would like to invite you to join us.

The Museum will be presenting the second part of the lecture series entitled, “Legacy of African American Marriages from Slavery until the Present.”

The second part of the lecture will be held on Sunday February 23, at 4p.m. and it will be presented by guest speaker, Lamar Tyler.

The lecture will focus on the present state of African American marriages in this nation and the tools necessary for positive marriages.

Tyler is one half of the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids, the largest independent African American marriage and parenting site on the web.

Fed up with the pervasive negative images of black marriage in the media, Lamar and his wife Ronnie started the site to combat the negativity by focusing on positive messages about marriage in the black community.

Armed with a passion for empowering married couples and a knowledge of how to leverage social media, Ronnie and Lamar have in six years taken Black and Married with Kids from a small personal blog to an international brand under their own Tyler New Media umbrella that also boasts four independently produced films and a social media presence that includes over 280,000 Facebook fans.

In November 2012, for the second year in a row, Ronnie and Lamar were named one of Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, a list of the top 100 movers and shakers in the black community which lists President Barack Obama, Beyonce and Jay-Z and Tyler Perry among its ranks.

Lamar travels across the country screening Tyler New Media’s films, speaking on marriage and parenting-related topics, and appearing on a variety of local and national media outlets including Essence Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Sirius/XM, TV One, HLN, NPR, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Washington Post.

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