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Salim Akil, co-creator of OWN’s hit series, Love Is, has been sued by a woman who claims to have had a 10-year-relationship with the Black Lightning showrunner. Amber Dixon Brennan filed a lawsuit against Akil earlier this week that accuses him of repeated “non-consensual assault and battery.” The court documents reveal that Brennan contends she […]

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  Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil are some of our favorite content creators and we can’t get enough of their hit show, Love Is.  The series that has already been green-lit for a second season by OWN is based on the lives of its creators but one woman claims the couple behind hits like […]

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The best superhero show on television returns tonight with the season 2 premiere of Black Lightning. The CW series that stars Cress Williams and is helmed by Salim Akil is bringing it big time in its second season. We caught up with the man who stars as Jefferson Pierce/ Black Lightning, a high school principal […]

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Mara Brock Akil knows a thing or two about telling a good love story.  From her cult classic show, Girlfriends, to other must see TV shows like The Game, and Being Mary Jane, the writer, creator, and producer just gets us.  Now she’s well on her way to having another hit show on her hands alongside her husband, […]

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  There haven’t been many (if any) projects helmed by real life power couple Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil that we haven’t thoroughly enjoyed and it’s no surprise that their latest project Love Is is at the top of our list of must-see TV this summer. Here are just a few reasons to tune […]

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Patrick Riley has been a celebrated entertainment journalist for more than 25 years and his new book, That’s What Friends Are For: On The Women Who Inspired Me, highlights some of the women who helped shape his career. What made you want to write this tribute to women? From as early as when I was […]

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2018 is here and theres a whole new batch of TV snacks to feast on that has us excited. Here’s a rundown of some shows that should definitely be on your watch-list ASAP: To Rome For Love When: Sundays @ 9/8c on Bravo Relationship expert Diann Valentin has a secret weapon when it comes to finding […]

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