Perry’s ‘Why Did I Get Married Too?’
Valentine’s Day is upon us. And that signals a season of love. Why not really help bring it in with a special treat from the one and only Tyler Perry? Lionsgate has provided Black Voices with some exclusive images from ‘Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?,’ which reunites the acclaimed filmmaker with Sharon Leal, Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, Jill Scott, Lamman Rucker, Richard T. Jones, Tasha Smith, and Michael Jai White. Starring the same cast and characters from his 2007 hit comedy/drama, ”Why Did I Get Married?’ the sequel brings us the next chapter in the lives of eight college friends struggling with the challenges of marital life. (Continue Reading…)

How illegal immigration hurts Black America
In October 2008, amidst claims that one of its subsidiaries was knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, North Carolina poultry producer House of Raeford Farms initiated a systematic conversion of its workforce. Following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid that nabbed 300 undocumented workers at a Columbia Farms processing plant in Columbia, S.C., a spooked House of Raeford quietly began replacing immigrants with native-born labor at all of its plants. Less than a year later, House of Raeford’s flagship production line in Raeford, N.C., had been transformed, going from more than 80 percent Latino to 70 percent African-American, according to a report by the Charlotte Observer. (Continue Reading…)

After month of chaos, Haitians help themselves
n the month since the worst disaster in Haitian history, an enormous international aid effort has not provided the people of the Marassa 14 neighborhood with the food, shelter and security they need. So they built a new community from scratch. Cardboard street signs mark the rows of makeshift plastic tents where more than 2,500 people sleep in the dirt. Handwritten ID cards stamped by a security committee show who belongs, and women serve cheap fried plantains and breadfruit for families struggling to feed their children. One month after 40 seconds of terrifying shaking killed more than 200,000 of their relatives and neighbors and leveled most of their capital, Haiti’s endlessly resilient people are struggling to recreate their lives. (Continue Reading…)

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