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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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A lawsuit filed by Amber Dixon Brenner on November 20, 2018, in California claims the actor had a years-long “physically and sexually abusive relationship” with Salim Akil, who has produced and directed episodes of BET’s The Game and Being Mary Jane, as well as the CW’s Black Lightning, and the 2012 film Sparkle. In…

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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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Black Lightning is ready for a triumphant return to the small screen with its season two premiere and if you’re not watching….fix your life! The remarkable series based on the DC Comics of the same name is so much more than a superhero show and we already know what’s ahead. In lieu of spoilers, we’ve […]

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  We can’t wait for Black Lightning to return to the small screen next week and this news makes us even more excited about the incredible drama’s return.  Erika Alexander will star in the series’ second season as “Perenna,” a therapist with telepathic abilities. Her character has been charged with helping Jennifer/Lightning (China Anne McClain) […]

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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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Black Girl Magic is constantly being curated in the offices of OWN, the highest-rated cable […]

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The Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered a new drama called "Love Is_" produced by "Being Mary Jane" creators Mara Brock and Salim Akil.

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