Tyler Perry Studios, located in southwest Atlanta, was the scene of a blazing 4 alarm fire yesterday (May 1, 2012).
If you follow me on Twitter, you may already know that StraightFromTheA was the first on the scene of the shocking event last night.
Upon my arrival to my former stomping grounds near Greenbriar Mall, I spotted just about every firetruck in the City of Atlanta. My ‘good Judy’ Funky Dineva and I were on a mission to find out exactly what was going on at TPS….
If you’re ever going to risk every thing you have, you may as well invest in yourself.
That’s what Racquel Bailey, an aspiring New Jersey actress, did when she used her last paycheck to purchase a billboard in Southwest Atlanta that she hopes will capture the attention of media mogul Tyler Perry.
Unfortunately all those “Good Deeds” haven’t prevented Tyler from being a victim of racial profiling.
Perry shares his story about being unjustly interrogated by Atlanta police and says that racial profiling should be a crime investigated by the FBI.
A few days before President Obama was supposed to speak at my studio, I was leaving the studio, headed to the airport. Most times when I leave the studio I have an unmarked escort. Other times I constantly check in my rearview mirror to be sure that I’m not being followed. It’s a safety precaution that my security team taught me.
As I got to an intersection, I made a left turn from the right lane and was pulled over by two police officers. I pulled the car over and put it in park. Then, I let the window down and sat in the car waiting for the officer.
The officer came up to the driver’s door and said that I made an illegal turn. I said, “I signaled to get into the turning lane, then made the turn because I have to be sure I’m not being followed.” He said, “why do you think someone would be following you?”
Before I could answer him, I heard a hard banging coming from the passenger window. Continue Reading…
Let me start by saying that no matter what I feel about a Tyler Perry movie, I will most likely see them all anyway, just because he provides employment opportunities for Blacks in Hollywood. So Kudos TP! *clap for ’em*
However, Good Deeds was a sorry sack of shizznit! (Yeah… I said it.)
As I wrote in THIS POST which featured the “Good Deeds” official trailer, I didn’t know if Perry would be able to make a role as the romantic leading man believable… and unfortunately I was right.