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Tyler Perry will give NAACP $1 million



Tbd-tylerperry112509 Tyler Perry must have heard about Brangelina's $6.4 million in charity giveaways last year, because the writer/director/actor/producer/scientist/rock/star/race car driver/ lawyer/detective/fashionista has promised to give $1 million to the NAACP, People reports. Shoot, we could pledge to give eleventy billion dollars; Difference is, Tyler's good for it.

"I feel so honored and blessed to be in a position where I can give," Perry said. "Had it not been for the perseverance and vision of the thousands who came before me in the 100 years of this legendary organization, I would not be in the position I am in today."

The gift will be distributed over the next four years for advocacy programs on eceonomic equality education, health care and criminal justice, the mag says. And don't be surprised if the organization changes its name to Tyler Perry's NAACP.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:06am]


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