Ace producer and actor Tyler Perry is set to build a compound for homeless women and displaced youths in his $250 million film studio.
On October 5th, Perry became the first African American man to own a major film studio. The 330-acre film studio is located in Atlanta.
The magnificent work which has 12 sound stages dedicated to great actors of colour, will now also have a compound that will house homeless people.
” Perry told CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King. “I’ll tell you what I’m most excited about next is pulling this next phase off, is building a compound for trafficked women, girls, homeless women, LGBTQ youth who are put out and displaced … somewhere on these 330 acres, where they’re trained in the business and they become self-sufficient.”
“They live in nice apartments. There’s day care. There’s all of these wonderful things that allows them to reenter society. And then pay it forward again,” Perry continued. “So that’s what I hope to do soon.”
Perry says he is also proud because his studio sits on what used to be a Confederate Army base. “Think about the poetic justice in that,” he said. “The Confederate Army is fighting to keep Negroes enslaved in America, fighting, strategy, planning on this very ground. And now this very ground is owned by me.”
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Not only has Perry touched the lives of many through his good deeds, but he has also made movies that sell the message of love and kindness to millions around the world.
His works have garnered a lot of support from the black community including getting a congratulatory message from former first lady, Michelle Obama, on social media.