Lamar and Ronnie Tyler make up the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids dot com, 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 and family in the black community.
Armed with a passion for empowering audiences and a knowledge of how to leverage social media, Lamar and Ronnie have taken Tyler New Media and Black and Married with Kids from a small personal blog to an international brand that also boasts seven independently produced films and a social media presence that includes just under 500,000 Facebook fans.
In 2012, the Tyler’s were acknowledged on Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 list of the country’s most influential African-Americans; which included President Barack Obama, Beyoncé and Jay-Z and Tyler Perry among its ranks. They were also noted as finalists for the 2014 Black Enterprise Family Business of the Year and the 2015 Infusionsoft Small Business ICON award.
Along with managing the Black and Married With Kids website, which now employs more than 30 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 to sold out crowds and speaking on relationship and entrepreneurship-related topics.
Lamar and Ronnie are the parents of 4 children and call Atlanta home.