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Oprah Winfrey Network Orders Dramedy Series “Love Is” From Mara Brock and Salim Akil

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has given a series order to “Love Is __,” a new drama from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. The Akils will create and executive produce the series through their company Akil Productions. Mara Brock Akil will serve as showrunner. (more…)

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WATCH: Gabrielle Union says her Mother Doesn’t Approve of her ‘Mary Jane’ Character Being So Sexual

Being Mary Jane returns to BET Tuesday, July 18th! The show’s star, Gabrielle Union is in full promotion mode, making a stop by the Conan show recently. Gabrielle revealed to Conan that her mother doesn’t like how sexual her character Mary Jane Paul is on the highly rated BET show. (more…)

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BET’s “Being Mary Jane” to Return for Another 10 Episodes This Summer

The current season (its 4th) of BET’s hit series “Being Mary Jane” kicked off on January 10, after a much publicized legal dispute over salary and production cost-cutting (star Gabrielle Union filed a $3 million lawsuit filed against BET for “breach of contract”), and will air its mid-season finale tomorrow

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Cress Williams Cast as Title Character in ‘Black Lightning’

Hart of Dixie alum Cress Williams is back at the CW as the title character in Black Lightning, the network’s DC drama pilot from Greg Berlanti, king of the CW’s DC universe, and the Being Mary Jane duo of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. (more…)

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Bow Wow Defends Gabrielle Union’s Lawsuit Against BET, Claims Network Is Running Out of Money

Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, claims BET is running out of money, which explains why the cable network is trying to take advantage of actress Gabrielle Union, star of its hit drama series “Being Mary Jane.” (more…)

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LISTEN: Religious representatives urge President Obama to reject USCCR religious liberty report; Michelle Obama goes off on Donald Trump (BCNN1, 10/13/2016)

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LISTEN: Bishop Harry Jackson on evangelical support of Trump; Hurricane Matthew displaces Haitian children sponsored by Compassion International (BCNN1, 10/12/2016)

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Jackée Harry says, ‘Black Work Matters More Than An Oscar’

For many, 2015 was the year that black-oriented programming transitioned from fun, inconsequential trash into riveting awards season competition. Yet awards season is here, and there's an obvious lack of recognition of the people of color who worked tirelessly to increase the production value of our media. Naturally, I'm miffed;

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