Official Release Date: May 1, 2012
From the creators of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com, Happily Ever After and You Saved Me comes the next installment of timeless love stories. A diverse group of couples provide transparent, insightful conversation about what it takes to have lasting power in current day marriages. Through infidelity, chronic illness, financial crisis and more these couples explain WHY and more importantly HOW they are STILL STANDING. Starring Kindred the Family Soul, Speech (Arrested Development) and Yolanda Thomas and Dr. Sherry Blake.
MEN AIN’T BOYS
At a time when African American men are often depicted poorly throughout mainstream media, Tyler New Media breaks that trend with Men Ain’t Boys. The film offers a thought provoking look at issues such as stereotypes surrounding manhood, the results of effective fatherhood and the requirements for maintaining lasting love, relationships and marriages. Men Ain’t Boys provides a blueprint for men, women and children to learn how real men live and how real men love.
YOU SAVED ME
You Saved Me takes an emotional, in-depth look into the marriages of eight African-American couples, exploring marriages trials, changes, successes, and ultimately, the healing that comes out of true love and commitment. The documentary premiered in 25 cities in March 2010, drawing thousands of viewers and sell out crowds. It received national media attention and made an international splash when it was featured in the U.K. documentary, Brides and Prejudice.
HAPPILY EVER AFTER: A POSITIVE IMAGE OF BLACK MARRIAGE
Happily Ever After is the Tylers’ first film and the movie that started the movement. Through Happily Ever After, the Tylers sought to challenge negative media representations of Black marriage and relationships through interviews with real-life, successful Black couples. Counselors and marriage experts speak on the prevalence of Black marriage stereotypes and the multi-layered effect of the decline of Black marriage and families.
With the 2007 recession, the housing crisis and soaring unemployment rates leaving Black America’s wallet trapped in the cross-hairs of the United States’ financial crisis, the lack of generational wealth in the African American community has never been in sharper focus. Generation One takes a hard look at the numbers, giving historical context to early wealth creation in the Black community and tapping the expertise of the nation’s top financial experts to weigh in not only on how Blacks fell behind, but surefire strategies families can implement to begin building a strong financial legacy for generations to come.
Over the last century, sweeping changes in American family demographics have led to the breakneck growth of stepfamilies. Approximately one-third of all weddings in America today form stepfamilies.
Despite the prevalence of step-parents as the virtual norm in modern day U.S. homes, direction on how to make step families transition, forge new relationships, strive and thrive has been scant—until now.
Blended taps into the dynamic of this complex family structure, weaving emotional, first-hand stories from parents and children, who overcame serious obstacles to solidify their love, with expert advice from top family experts, to share surefire knowledge on how to make stepfamilies work.