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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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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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Social Justice Organization, ColorOfChange.org, Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Notables from the worlds of entertainment, media, politics and social justice came together at New York City’s Gotham Hall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ColorOfChange.org, the social-justice organization. Co-founders Van Jones and James Rucker greeted Selma director Ava DuVernay; Mara Brock Akil, creator of Being Mary Jane; Planned Parenthood

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