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Oprah Will Honor Whitney Houston With 2-Hour OWN Tribute This Thursday

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  • February 13, 2012 12:36 PM
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As part of a 2-hour tribute to the late singer titled Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview, Oprah Winfrey will re-broadcast her 2009 interview with Whitney Houston on Thursday on her cable channel OWN.
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BET Greenlights Hour-Long Series From Mara Brock & Salim Akil Titled "Single Black Female"

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  • February 13, 2012 10:19 AM
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Last May we announced the mega mutil-year production deal between BET/Viacom and husband/wife team, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the brains behind the network's hit series, The Game, the movie Jumping The Broom and the upcoming Sparkle remake.

Michael B. Jordan Returning To Small Screen To Star In New NBC Medical Drama "County"

  • By Courtney
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  • February 11, 2012 1:39 PM
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After co-starring in 2 big screen movies RED TAILS and CHRONICLE this year already, Michael B. Jordan is returning to the small screen to star opposite Jason Ritter in a pilot episode for a new NBC drama called COUNTY.
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Whitney Houston Approached To Be A Judge On "The X Factor"

  • By Sergio
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  • February 11, 2012 9:13 AM
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The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Whitney Houston was officially approached by Fox TV and the producers of The X Factor to join the show as a judge for its next season.

Ving Rhames Signs Up To Star In David E. Kelley’s TNT Medical Drama Pilot "Chelsea General"

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  • February 10, 2012 4:50 PM
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Ving Rhames is set to star opposite Alfred Molina is David E. Kelley’s TNT medical drama pilot Chelsea General.
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"The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" Makes It TV Debut Tonight On PBS

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 8:40 PM
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Ok, seriously folks, by now, I would assume that MOST of you, if not all, have seen The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975; since its Sundance 2011 debut, screenings of the film have occurred around the country; it's been on DVD since early December; it's been available for streaming on Netflix and Amazon.
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CNN Suspends Roland Martin For Anti-Gay Remarks

  • By Sergio
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  • February 8, 2012 3:54 PM
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Isn't it ironic that a guy who likes to wear ascots calls out people for wearing clothing he considers to be "gay"?

Acclaimed Doc "Family Affair" To Make TV Debut On OWN Documentary Club In March

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  • February 8, 2012 3:22 PM
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Family Affair, written and produced by Chico David Colvard, tells the story of how the filmmaker – at the age of 10 – shot his older sister in the leg, and how that random, accidental occurrence shattered his family, because, believing she would die from her injuries, his 9-year old sister revealed that their father had sexually molested her and her sisters for years.
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BET Teases 2012/2013 Season Slate (Expect Original Scripted Shows From Wayans Family, New Police Drama & More)

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  • February 8, 2012 1:12 PM
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BET has unveiled its programming development slate for the network's 2012/2013 season, which includes several original scripted shows that, as the L.A. Times puts it, "emphasize positive aspects of African American culture."
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African American-owned Connection III Entertainment Teams w/ Hill Harper For Nationally Syndicated TV Series

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  • February 7, 2012 10:40 AM
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More news on the march...! Hill Harper is building himself a comfy brand... actor, author, lawyer, community activist, motivational speaker... soon he'll be running for office.
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