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Thoughts On Steve Harvey's New Daytime Talk Show?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2012 11:51 AM
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It premiered yesterday, in case you forgot. Did anyone watch? And if so, thoughts on what you saw and heard?

S&A's Look At Noteworthy Fall Primetime TV Premieres, Including Calendars For Each Month

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • September 5, 2012 10:26 AM
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With new primetime TV series debuting this fall, and old shows returning, who has the time to watch them all? I have my old favorites as well as a busy life, and deciding to watch something new means that a show must look really interesting to me, based on marketing materials, and when I do eventually tune in, engages me, almost immediately.  

Watch Ruth Negga In The BBC Bio-Pic 'Shirley'

  • By Sergio
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  • September 5, 2012 7:51 AM
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Thanks to Emmanuel, who's becoming the S & A go-to guy for mixed race actresses with career issues - Ethiopian/Irish actress Ruth Negga has become the hot topic lately (HERE). So I wanted to see her 2011 BBC bio-pic, Shirley, about the early years in the life and career of British singer Shirley Bassey.

Malik Yoba Will Play Martin Luther King Jr To Angela Bassett's Coretta Scott King

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2012 6:35 PM
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I am feeling incredibly honored, just got cast as MLK JR in the Lifetime movie "Betty and Corretta" playing opposite Angela Bassett as "Corretta"...I am determined to do his legacy proud!!! GOD IS GOOD!!!
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OWN Network Acquires Exclusive Cable Rights to 'Rachael Ray' & 'The Nate Berkus Show'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2012 4:31 PM
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From an OWN Network press release this afternoon...

Valarie Pettiford Will Be Chi McBride's Wife On New CBS Drama 'The Golden Boy' + Recurring On 'Treme'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2012 4:19 PM
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Star of stage, screen, and music, Valarie Pettiford will be appearing in recurring roles on two shows on two major networks this fall - on the third season of HBO’s Treme, and on CBS’s new drama series, The Golden Boy.

'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Series Reboot Is A Go! Finds Home At CBS; Pilot Episode Ordered

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2012 2:45 PM
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'Single Ladies' Creator/Showrunner Stacy A. Littlejohn Exits Series To Create New Projects

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2012 2:30 PM
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“After two incredible seasons of Single Ladies, I have decided to entrust the show to the safe hands of VH1... Having fostered it from its inception, I’ve found great satisfaction in seeing these characters come to life on the screen, and am proud of what the show has become. But after two all-consuming seasons immersed in its production in the great city of Atlanta, I’ve decided it’s time to shift my focus to my life in Los Angeles and the creation of new projects.” 

Watch Episode 5 Of Docu-Series From Black Public Media - 'Ask A Muslim' ('Big Muslim Love')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2012 2:06 PM
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BlackPublicMedia.org and the National Black Programming Consortium present the new Ask A Muslim series.

Iyanla Vanzant Tackles Evelyn Lozada Struggles In Emotional Series Premiere Of 'Iyanla: Fix My Life'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2012 12:44 PM
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In my post on new fall TV talk show hosts of African descent, I completely forgot about Iyanla Vanzant's new series for the OWN network, titled Iyanla: Fix My Life.