Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Is Tyler Perry the new Oprah?

Tyler Perry made news and won considerable praise this past weekend when it was announced that he would pay for the rebuilding of an 88-year-old's burned home out of his own pocket.

Incredibly kind acts like this beg the question: In the future, in the tradition of patron saints of the black community, will there be digital photo frames in thousands of black homes displaying Obama, Oprah and Tyler Perry?

It's becoming a real possibility. Love him or hate him, Tyler Perry is one of the most influential African-Americans of the decade, and quite possibly the male version of Oprah Winfrey.

Read more at TheGrio!

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