Lamar and Ronnie Tyler make up 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 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 five 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 500,000 Facebook fans.
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Among their many accolades and accomplishments, Black and Married with Kids was named one of 2010’s Must Read Blogs by Parenting Magazine and was one of Babble’s Top Mom Blogs in 2011 and 2012. 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.
Along with writing for and managing the Black and Married With Kids website, which now employs more than 10 regular staff writers, running Tyler New Media and producing and directing films, Ronnie and Lamar travel across the country screening Tyler New Media’s films and speaking on marriage and parenting-related topics for 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.
Lamar and Ronnie are the parents of 4 children and call Atlanta home. On the rare occasion that they have free time, they enjoy unwinding with dinner and a movie.