Tyler Perry Studios to Offer Tours in 2020

In an exciting announcement today, Tyler Perry Studios officially released the news that they will be offering tours beginning in 2020. The official tour dates and information will be released next year. Acquired by Tyler Perry in 2015, the 330-acre lot is located in the heart of Atlanta on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base. The major motion picture studio, one of the largest production facilities in the country, showcases forty buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, twelve purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace…

Black in the Day…The Godfather of Golf

November 10, 1957: On this day Charlie Sifford wins the Long Beach Open becoming the first Black man to win a major professional golf tournament. Sifford was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1922.[2] He began work as a caddy at the age of thirteen.[3] He moved to Philadelphia when he was 17 years old, where he played against local black golfers.[4] Sifford began golfing professionally in 1948.[5] He competed in the golf tournaments that black golfers organized for themselves as they were excluded from the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA). Sifford won the United Golf Association‘s National…

Black in the Day: A Black President Elect

On this day November 4th in 2008, Sen. Barack Obama, an Illinois Democrat, decisively defeated his Republican rival, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, to become the nation’s 44th president and the first African-American to be elected to the White House. Obama, who was 47 at the time, won 365 electoral votes and amassed nearly 53 percent of the popular vote while McCain, 72, won 173 electoral votes and more than 45 percent of the popular vote. Obama had officially announced his presidential candidacy on Feb. 10, 2007, in Springfield, Ill.…

Black in the Day…Black Capital

October 18, 1888:   On this date the first bank organized and operated by African Americans was Capital Savings Bank in Washington, D.C. Just four years after it opened, its deposits had grown to over $300,000. It opened shop at a time when the mere notion of offering financial services to the African American community was a novel idea. Capital Savings Bank provided the capital essential to the growth of black businesses, capital that white-owned banks were unwilling to lend. The community proudly deposited its money in Capital Savings Bank. The…

Cyntoia Brown Sits Down with Lester Holt and New Book in Stores Today

Cyntoia Brown’s new book, Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System is available in all stores today. Purchase here Brown has released a series of television interviews including a sit down with NBC’s Lester Holt which aired last night on NBC Nightly News.  “I’m so much more than the worst thing that I’ve done.” , said Brown. She will also be making her first public appearance at a sold out event on Oct. 23rd at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville to talk about her new memoir,…