Being Mary Jane, CW, Entertainment, Girlfriends, lack Lightning, Love Is, Mara Brock Akil, News, Oprah Winfrey Network, OWN, Salim Akil, Television, Warner Bros -

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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Fans of OWN‘s latest reality series, Ready To Love should be familiar with Alexx Banks, one of the eligible bachelors looking for a wife on the dating show. Sadly, Banks is currently being hospitalized for brain flu, something we had never even heard of until now. One of his Ready To Love costars, Tiffany Kirk, […]

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OWN is ready to roll out a brand new reality series, Love & Marriage: Huntsville and we’ve got the exclusive sneak peek of the show that’s sure to cause a stir in the Deep South. The unscripted series follows three successful couples who come together to revitalize Huntsville, Alabama through their joint real estate venture – The […]

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Destiny’s Child made Michelle Williams a household name when she joined the group in 2000 and she has made headlines in recent months for revealing her battle with depression and getting engaged to youth pastor, Chad Johnson. Their OWN show, Chad Loves Michelle, documents the couple’s journey to the altar and shows them navigating the […]

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Michelle Williams is busy planning her wedding and starring on a reality show wither fiancee, Chad Johnson, but the couple faced some serious issues after becoming engaged. The former Destiny’s Child member revealed that her battle with depression nearly ended her relationship with her man. The singer told PEOPLE that she broke up with Johnson […]

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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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Are the odds in your favor when you’re dating later in life? Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer and funnyman Nephew Tommy seem to think so. Packer and Nephew Tommy came through to talk with me about their new grown and sexy dating series “Ready To Love,” which premieres on OWN TV next week. Watch us have […]

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Tina Turner is opening up about how her husband Erwin Back helped her get through a life-threatening illness by offering up his own kidney to save her life. In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, icon and legend, Tina Turner discusses her new book Tina Turner: My Love Story and the upcoming Broadway musical based on […]

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Oprah Winfrey Network announced that Tina Perry has been named general manager of the network, replacing Erik Logan after seven years as president.

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One of the fun things about this here semi-charmed life of mine is that over the course of the past, say, 12 years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet more famous folks than I can shake a stick at. At this point, it’s harder for me to remember who all I’ve met; I’ve probably forgotten more folks than I can remember.


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After its two-episode season three premiere this week, the drama is already thick on Greenleaf, OWN’s popular drama about a Memphis megachurch family. Bishop (Keith David) may be back in the Greenleaf mansion as he and Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) try to pry two million dollars from faithful churchgoer and powerball winner Clara to settle […]

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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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A screenwriter and a pastor are now alleging the concept for the show was theirs and theirs alone.

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Will Packer ready to steal the boxoffice with a new heist movie based on a true story. Will Packer Productions’ has partner with Discovery Communications and Universal for a new action comedy entitled Fight Night. The true story, written by Lars Jacobson, centers around a ridiculously daring heist in the 1970s. “This gives me the ability to tell […]

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There are so many good Black shows continuing into 2018. Some of them are chucking deuces and some are in it for the long haul...

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Tonight is the moment we’ve all been waiting for: The Season finale of Queen Sugar. Throughout Season 2, we’ve watched as the Bordelon siblings have loved, fought and grown together.  How will Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) navigate dealing with the Landrys, who are trying to destroy all she’s worked hard to build? How will Aunt Vi’s […]

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Shaka Senghor knows the power of redemption. The New York Times bestselling author, educator and activist has dedicated his life to teaching others after serving a 19-year prison sentence for a murder he committed when he was a teen. Now Senghor is using the wisdom gained from his journey to help tell the stories of […]

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In an era of Instagram-perfect weddings and engagement photos, sometimes the hardest parts of love and marriage don’t get enough attention. OWN TV network’s “Black Love” docu-series features intimate conversations with married couples who open up about their love journeys from the seats of their couches. The celebrity couples include actors Tia Mowry and Cory […]

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Fans of Queen Sugar know that when it comes to the Bordelon siblings, the drama is real but so is the love. The hit show has been renewed for a third season on OWN, led by its pioneering creator, Ava DuVernay, and network namesake, Oprah Winfrey. I got an opportunity to sit down one-on-one with […]

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The dog days of summer will soon be upon us, which, for many of us, means escaping sticky heat and stifling humidity by heading for more air-conditioned climates, especially ones with screens. Of course it’s blockbuster season, but if you just can’t pull yourself from the sofa, there’s a plethora of summer TV options too. […]

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When retired NFL quarterback Rodney Peete married actress Holly Robinson (21 Jump Street, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, For Your Love) in 1995, the couple never imagined the impact they’d have on families all over the world. The power couple is raising four children, one with autism and another with ADHD, while balancing their foundation and […]

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Queen Sugar’s Timon Kyle Durrett speaks exclusively to TheGrio about his character, consent and why black men need to make better choices.

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The charming southern city of New Orleans as the backdrop. A hardworking, family-oriented father as the family patriarch. A cute little kid who sees no wrong and loves everybody and everything about his family, and the family loves him. Sweet enough for you? There’s more. OWN’s new drama Queen Sugar is bringing all the sweetness […]

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Oprah’s OWN cable network is releasing a new series with “Selma” director Ava DuVernay and the talent-packed drama just got a trailer. “Queen Sugar” is the story of sisters Charley Bordelon (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Nova Bordelon (Rutina Wesley), who head to Louisiana to claim an 800-acre sugarcane farm left for them by their recently deceased father. —OWN […]

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theGRIO REPORT - Oprah has now released a sneak peak video of the interview where she talks about how she was pleasantly surprised by Rihanna...

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theGRIO REPORT - This weekend Oprah took a break from filming Lee Daniel’s latest film 'The Butler,' and jetted off to catch up with Rihanna in her native Barbados for an interview for 'Oprah's Next Chapter'...

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NEW YORK (AP) - Oprah Winfrey has tapped La Toya Jackson to star in her own reality show...

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