Don t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

View our feature on Tyler Perry's Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings. In 2005, Tyler Perry took Hollywood by storm.

Author: Tyler Perry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101218037

Category: Humor

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View our feature on Tyler Perry's Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings. In 2005, Tyler Perry took Hollywood by storm. The movie he wrote, produced, and starred in, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, opened number one at the box office and went on to gross more than $50 million. In its first week on sale, the DVD sold 2.4 million copies. At the same time, Perry was starring nightly across the country in a soldout stage show he'd also written, produced, and scored-Madea Goes to Jail-even as another one of his productions, Meet the Browns, was touring nationally. Every week in 2005, 35,000 people saw a Tyler Perry production. His second feature film, Madea's Family Reunion, opens in theaters in February 2006. Now, this triple-threat actor/playwright/director, has written his first book, and it features his most beloved, most irreverent creation: sixty-eight-year-old grandmother Madea Simmons. Madea is at the center of all of Tyler Perry's work, and she's always unfailingly outspoken, dead-on, and hilarious. But in Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings, Madea shares more than she ever has before- about herself, and about what she thinks of everyone around her. The topics inimitably covered by Madea (a term of endearment for "Mother Dear") include love and marriage, child-rearing, etiquette and neighborliness, beauty tips, health tips, financial tips, the Bible and the church, and, of course, gun care. She's brazen, feisty, and never at a loss for words, but at the heart of everything she says- and at the heart of all of Perry's work-is a resounding message of faith and forgiveness. Shockingly hilarious, surprisingly moving, and as rousing and inspiring as a great gospel show, Madea's words of wisdom, memories, and straight-up in-your-face advice will be cherished by Perry's numerous fans- and it all comes just in time for Mother's Day. Tyler Perry is about to take the publishing world by storm.

Re Imagining Black Women

In time, he expanded his brand to include a New York Times bestselling book, Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Life and Love (Perry 2007), which also “claimed two Quill Book Awards,” and ...

Author: Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479824380

Category: Social Science


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A wide-ranging Black feminist interrogation, reaching from the #MeToo movement to the legacy of gender-based violence against Black women From Michelle Obama to Condoleezza Rice, Black women are uniquely scrutinized in the public eye. In Re-Imagining Black Women, Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd explores how Black women—and Blackness more broadly—are understood in our political imagination and often become the subjects of public controversy. Drawing on politics, popular culture, psychoanalysis, and more, Alexander-Floyd examines our conflicting ideas, opinions, and narratives about Black women, showing how they are equally revered and reviled as an embodiment of good and evil, cast either as victims or villains, citizens or outsiders. Ultimately, Alexander-Floyd showcases the complex experiences of Black women as political subjects. At a time of extreme racial tension, Re-Imagining Black Women provides insight into the parts that Black women play, and are expected to play, in politics and popular culture.

Bartlett s Familiar Black Quotations

How are you going to offer something to somebody else if you ain't been to visit you yet? Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings Speak your mind or lose it! Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings Kara Walker 1969–I often ...

Author: Retha Powers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316250689

Category: Reference

Page: 832

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A comprehensive, all-new collection bringing together the most thoughtful, inspiring, and wisest voices from the Black diaspora across history. Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations paints a rich canvas of Black history through time. Five thousand quotes are culled from the time of Ancient Egypt through American slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Era, Apartheid, to the present day. With a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and passages from authors, artists, scientists, philosophers, theologians, activists, politicians, and many others, Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations will appeal not only to quote aficionados and researchers, but also to history buffs. Aesop's Fables and the Holy Bible are in the same company as Nelson Mandela and President Obama; Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison; Bob Marley and Jay-Z. A wonderful reference tool and gift, Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations is sure to follow in the footsteps of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, becoming a beloved authority.


That same year, his book, Don 't Make a Black Woman Take Her Earrings Off: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life, debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list and remained in the Top 10 for ...





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Tyler Perry

What Drives Tyler Perry I n 2006 Tyler Perry's Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life became a best-selling book. In it Mabel “Madea” Simmons, Perry's most famous character, ...

Author: Michael V. Uschan

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420505467

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Tyler Perry has been writing plays since the age of eighteen. His popular Madea franchise has grossed over 450 billion dollars worldwide. This informative biography discusses the life of actor, playwright, screenwriter, theater director, film director, television director, film producer, and television producer Tyler Perry. Chapters cover his early years, life in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the evolution of the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.

Aging Heroes

Tyler Perry, Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings (New York: Riverhead Books, 2006), 231–32. 22. Ibid., 183. 23. Ibid., 183. 24. Ibid., 223–24. 25. Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (New York: Dial, 1979) is Michelle ...

Author: Norma Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442250079

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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With multi-disciplinary and accessible essays that span the expanding spectrum of aging and related stereotypes as our population gets older, this book offers a broad range of readers new ways to understand, perceive, and think about aging.

Interpreting Tyler Perry

Joe verbally wars with Madea; he is mostly a representative collage of those socially impotent Black men scattered through Madea's reminiscences in Perry's (2006) Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings and Perry's own childhood ...

Author: Jamel Santa Cruze Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134510672

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire based largely on his popularity among African American viewers and has become a prominent and dominant cultural storyteller. Along with Perry’s success has come scrutiny by some social critics and Hollywood well-knowns, like Spike Lee, who have started to deconstruct the images in Perry’s films and TV shows suggesting, as Lee did, that Perry has used his power to advance stereotypical depictions of African Americans. The book provides a rich and thorough overview of Tyler Perry’s media works. In so doing, contributors represent and approach their analyses of Perry’s work from a variety of theoretical and methodological angles. The main themes explored in the volume include the representation of (a) Black authenticity and cultural production, (b) class, religion, and spirituality, (c) gender and sexuality, and (d) Black love, romance, and family. Perry’s critical acclaim is also explored.


The famed playwright, producer, director and actor recently made a grand entrance as an author. Perry's first book, Don't Make A Black Woman Take Off Her \ Earrings: Madea 's Uninhibited Commentaries On Love And Life, is the #1 selling ...





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Tyler Perry

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Author: Marty Gitlin

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781464404252

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Tyler Perry's path to success was anything but easy. His childhood was marred by constant abuse, physical and emotional. To escape from the pain, Perry found an outlet in writing, but the first play he wrote did not draw huge audiences. Even after years of failure, Perry never quit. He forged ahead, committed to getting his message out. And he sure did. Perry, now with many hit movies and television shows to his credit, is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Author Marty Gitlin explores the amazing life of this entertainment icon.

African American Culture An Encyclopedia of People Traditions and Customs 3 volumes

... 867, 891 Don't Cry, Scream (Madhubuti), 95, 171 Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings (T. Perry), 254 Don't Play Us Cheap (film), 938 Don't You Want to Be Free? (L. Hughes play), 716 The Dooky Chase Cookbook (Chase), ...

Author: Omari L. Dyson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440862441

Category: Social Science

Page: 940

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Covering everything from sports to art, religion, music, and entrepreneurship, this book documents the vast array of African American cultural expressions and discusses their impact on the culture of the United States. According to the latest census data, less than 13 percent of the U.S. population identifies as African American; African Americans are still very much a minority group. Yet African American cultural expression and strong influences from African American culture are common across mainstream American culture—in music, the arts, and entertainment; in education and religion; in sports; and in politics and business. African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Customs covers virtually every aspect of African American cultural expression, addressing subject matter that ranges from how African culture was preserved during slavery hundreds of years ago to the richness and complexity of African American culture in the post-Obama era. The most comprehensive reference work on African American culture to date, the book covers topics such as black contributions to literature and the arts, music and entertainment, religion, and professional sports. It also provides coverage of less-commonly addressed subjects, such as African American fashion practices and beauty culture, the development of jazz music across different eras, and African American business. • Identifies influential aspects of African American culture through entries on topics such as African Americans in sports, in musical genres such as blues, gospel, hip hop, and jazz, and in religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Yoruba • Makes clear the numerous ways African Americans have produced, maintained, and evolved their culture in the United States • Enables readers to truly comprehend what "diversity" is by gaining substantive knowledge of how a particular group of persecuted people has learned to thrive artistically and culturally in the United States