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JOHNNY GILL, PATRICE RUSHEN, BOOTSY COLLINS AND HEZEKIAH WALKER SET TO BE HONORED AT THE

2024 BLACK MUSIC HONORS

 (Photos by Prince Williams & Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Black Music Honors)

The 9th Annual Black Music Honors took place at the renowned Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, May 18th. Black Music Honors is an annual event that celebrates the illustrious achievements and exceptional contributions of Black music icons.

 

Musical icons in attendance included Ceelo Green, MC Lyte, Marsha Ambrosius, Chrisette Michele, Next, Mr. Talkbox, J. Brown, After 7, Jekalyn Carr, Mali Music, Ruben Studdard, Kim Burrell, BLK ODYSSY, Donald Lawrence, Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling, Ricky Dillard, MonoNeon, Shanice, The Chi (Carl Thomas, Dave Hollister & Syleena Johnson), Tone Stith and David & Tamela Mann.

 

The ceremony was co-hosted by singer and actress LeToya Luckett alongside comedic actor DeRay Davis and honored Johnny Gill, Patrice Rushen, Bootsy Collins , Hezekiah Walker and included a surprise salute to MC Lyte.

TV ONE’S ACCLAIMED SERIES “UNCENSORED”

AND “UNSUNG” RETURN THIS

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 AT 9 PM ET/8 PM CT



“UNCENSORED” Returns with Raz-B and

“UNSUNG” with Chingy

"UNCENSORED" explores the lives of some of today’s most notable personalities as they provide first-hand accounts of their success and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers.

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“UNCENSORED” is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, Jay Allen, and Nikki Byles (Executive Producers), and Rachel Valley (Producer) of Swirl Films. For TV One, Austyn Biggers is the SVP of Programming and Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production. 

 

For more information on "UNCENSORED" and "UNSUNG", visit TV One's Youtube Channel and check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One's Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) Be sure to follow UNCENSORED & UNSUNG on Facebook and Instagram (@UncensoredTVOne) using the hashtag #UncensoredTVOne and #UNSUNG.

Upcoming new episodes of "UNCENSORED" include:

 

“UNCENSORED”

4/28: Irv Gotti

JEKALYN CARR HONORS SHIRLEY CAESAR,

YOLANDA ADAMS, CECE WINANS AND DORINDA CLARK COLE

ON HER 27TH BIRTHDAY WITH LEGACY PHOTOSHOOT

 

New Single “You Carried Me” by Jekalyn Carr 

Impacting Radio Now

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Nine-time GRAMMY Award nominee and Curb | Word Entertainment artist Natalie Grant has released her soulful gospel rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” with one of Gospel Music’s top artists, Tasha Cobbs Leonard. Originally written by Paul Simon and released by Simon & Garfunkel in 1970 and inspired by a classic gospel song, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” is a call to come together in unity during otherwise turbulent times. To record the moving rendition, Grant and Cobbs Leonard performed live with full backing band at Blackbird Studio in Nashville to capture the performance as it happened, with no overdub or post-production tuning. Listen to “Bridge Over Troubled Water” featuring Tasha Cobbs Leonard

A VALENTINE’S DAY TREAT FOR FANS OF 

TOUGH LOVE: ATLANTA,”

 CLEO TV ANNOUNCES RETURN OF POPULAR DRAMA 

10 Episode Second Season to Heat Up Screens This Summer

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (February 14, 2024) - The newest season of CLEO TV’s “TOUGH LOVE: ATLANTA” promises to capture the drama and intensity of the characters’ darkest secrets in an explosive way. In season two, the group navigates a shocking underworld, grappling with blurred moral lines. Amidst the criminal chaos, the characters also untangle their tumultuous love lives, adding a layer of complexity to the storyline. As the group faces choices that will shape their destinies and the fate of their loved ones, "TOUGH LOVE: ATLANTA" promises a gripping season filled with suspense, unexpected twists, and the relentless pursuit of survival and love in Atlanta.

Power couple Roni and Caleb Davis are the creators of the “TOUGH LOVE” franchise which began as a web series in 2017. The Emmy®-nominated drama series, starting with “TOUGH LOVE (NYC), led the couple to multiple successful spinoff series based in different regional locations: “TOUGH LOVE: LA” and “TOUGH LOVE: ATLANTA”, both of which made their network debut on CLEO TV. 

“With the TOUGH LOVE franchise, Roni and Caleb have mastered the art of storytelling that captures the realities of Black millennial relationships across multiple urban regions,” says Dexter Cole, SVP, Program Scheduling and Acquisitions at TV One. “We are thrilled to bring another season of this highly successful anthology series to CLEO TV and to see how each character again manages to take Atlanta by storm.”

The second season of “TOUGH LOVE: ATLANTA” recently wrapped production and includes ten half-hour episodes. The new season debuts on CLEO TV this Summer.

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About the Cast:

Anissa LaShay (Jackie)

Anissa LaShay takes over the role of “Jackie” for the series second season. An actor and producer, LaShay is known for her roles in “Auntie’s Dearest,” “Two’s A Couple , 3’s A Crowd” and “About Him: The Other Side.” 

Julian Horton (Drew)

Born in Philadelphia, but raised in Atlanta, GA, Julian Horton is a multi-hyphenate figure who has found success in sports, music, and in film and television. Working with JK Simmons and Uzo Aduba, Horton can be seen in the STX film, “National Champions” that is available via Netflix. Horton has also recently appeared on BET and Amazon Prime in the movies “Ruined” and “The Re-Education of Molly Singer” and soon to be released Black Spartans alongside Neal McDonough and J. Alphonse Nicholson.

Kadeem Isaiah (Kenny)

Kadeem Isaiah, a native of Atlanta, GA, by way of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Having a background in musicianship and visual arts has opened his interest in the craft of telling stories. Since his discovery, Kadeem has graced screens worldwide on a national level in episodic television and feature films.

Alisha S. Ward (Lisa)

Alisha Ward grew up in Lagrange Georgia. As a kid She would run around creating imaginary adventures. She has landed roles in various projects, including “Mike” on Hulu, “Finding Happy” on Bounce TV, “How Did I Get Here “on Pureflix, “Forbidden Fruit,” “Read Between The Lines,” “False Advertisement,” “A. Love's Journey,” “Line Sisters” on Lifetime, “All The Queen's Men” on BET.

Ashanti Harris (Iesha)

Ashanti Harris is an actress whose magnetic performances have left an indelible mark on the screen. Harris has roles in shows like "A La Carte" on AllBLK, "The Lost Sex Tape" on Tubi, "Finding Happy" on Bounce TV, and "ATL Homicide" on TV One. She’s proven her versatility and acting prowess. In a standout achievement, Harris achieved success by winning the "Shoot Your Shot" showcase at the 2023 American Black Film Festival (ABFF), earning her a leading role alongside Omarion in an upcoming series on ALLBLK.

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TV ONE CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ICONIC COMEDY SERIES "GOOD TIMES" WITH WEEKEND MARATHON EVENT FEATURING EXCLUSIVE CONTENT WITH SERIES STARS JIMMIE WALKER, 

BERN NADETTE STANIS & RALPH CARTER

Three-Day Mega Marathon Event Kicks Off Friday, February 9 AT 8/7 C 

and runs through– Sunday, February 11

Silver Spring, Maryland, February 5, 2024] - TV One invites all fans of laughter, love and the Evans family to join in the celebration of 50 years of the iconic series “Good Times.” Starting Friday, February 9 at 8/7c and continuing through Sunday, February 11, the “Good Times 50 Still Golden” marathon extravaganza features exclusively curated content by TV One, including interviews with series stars Jimmie Walker, Bern Nadette Stanis and Ralph Carter.

TV One’s “Good Times” 50th-anniversary celebration kicks off on Friday, February 9 at 8/7c with two episodes of “Maude,” introducing the character of Florida Evans, played by Esther Rolle. The marathon continues throughout the weekend with episodes spanning all six seasons of “Good Times.” 2

"Good Times" transcended the label of a mere sitcom; it became a cultural phenomenon resonating across generations. Created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, the show authentically depicted the struggles and triumphs of a Black family in Chicago, breaking barriers and paving the way for diverse storytelling on television. From moments filled with laughter to poignant reflections, “Good Times” broke new ground in portraying the African American experience with nuance and dignity, remaining a touchstone of African American culture and inspiration.

Alongside the marathon, TV One has planned special content features, including interviews with ”Good Times” cast members Jimmie Walker, Bern Nadette Stanis, and Ralph Carter. Each shares behind behind-the-scenes glimpses of the series that offer viewers a unique perspective on the series and its cultural impact on television history. To schedule an interview with select members of the cast please reach out to tvone@cr8agency.com

Outside of the 50th anniversary “Good Times” marathon special event, the series airs weekly on Saturdays on TV One. 

For more information and updates, please visit TVOne.tv.

THE STARS OF LIFETIME'S

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE 2: SIMONE'S REVENGE GATHER

 FOR A PRIVATE SCREENING IN ATLANTA

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Sharing photos from last night’s Atlanta premiere of SINGLE BLACK FEMALE 2 on Lifetime, starring Amber Riley, Raven Goodwin and K. Michelle. Please share and post. SINGLE BLACK FEMALE 2: Simone’s Revenge premieres Saturday, March 2 at 8p/7c on Lifetime.

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About Lifetime's "Single Black Female 2: Simone's Revenge"

Three years after narrowly escaping the murderous clutches of her half-sister Simone (Amber Riley), Monica (Raven Goodwin) is ready for a fresh start in Seattle as the host of the city’s #1 primetime investigative television program. With her best friend Bebe (K. Michelle) by her side and a new love interest, things are looking up for Monica. Secretly nursed back to health and suffering from amnesia, Simone is building a new life when she comes across Monica on TV and her memories come rushing back, leading to a fateful reunion between the sisters. Can the two put the past behind them? Or will Simone’s need to get revenge win the day? 

TV ONE’S ACCLAIMED SERIES “UNSUNG” AND “UNCENSORED” RETURN WITH NEW SEASONS STARTING SUNDAY, MARCH 3 AT 9 PM ET/8 PM CT

“Unsung” Premieres with Bobby Caldwell and
“Uncensored” with Vivica A. Fox
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(SILVER SPRING, MD) March 1, 2024 - Get ready for the highly anticipated return of TV One’s original and longest-running series UNSUNG and UNCENSORED, with season debuts of both docu-series starting Sunday, March 3 at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT. UNSUNGleads with Bobby Caldwell at 9 p.m. ET / 8C followed by UNCENSORED, which features veteran actress Vivica A. Fox, at 10 p.m. ET / 9C. Each episode will be published on TVOne.TV and TV One’s social media platforms.

The seven-time NAACP Image Award-winning series UNSUNG, spotlights entertainment’s most talented, versatile, and influential music artists. The season premiere explores the life and career of singer, songwriter and musician Bobby Caldwell. Caldwell released several albums spanning R&B, soul, jazz and adult contemporary. His catalog is best known today for its sampling by several prolific hip hop and R&B artists. This episode features the last interview Bobby Caldwell before his passing in March 2023.Upcoming new episodes of UNSUNG include: 

“UNSUNG”

3/10 - Cold Chillin

3/17 - Chuckii Booker

3/24 - Candi Staton

3/31 - Donald Lawrence

4/7 - Blaque

4/14 - Stetsasonic

4/21 - Chingy

4/28 - DJ Special

“UNSUNG” is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is executive produced by Frank Sinton and Arthur Smith of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland, Kysha Mounia and Jamecia Blount also serve as Executive Producers. For TV One, Austyn Biggers is the SVP of Programming and Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production.

UNCENSORED explores the lives of some of today’s most notable personalities as they provide first-hand accounts of their success and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers. The season debut episode highlights veteran actress, producer, director, and television host, Vivica A. Fox. With an extensive body of work that encompasses television, stage, and film credits, Fox is also an actress, philanthropist and businesswoman. Upcoming new episodes of UNSUNG include:

“UNCENSORED”

3/10 - Ja Rule

3/17 - Ginuwine

3/24 - Jasmine Guy

3/31 - Tamela Mann

4/7 - Christian Keyes

4/14 - Leon Robinson

4/21 - Raz-B

4/28 - Irv Gotti

“UNCENSORED” is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, Jay Allen, and Nikki Byles (Executive Producers), and Rachel Valley (Producer) of Swirl Films. For TV One, Austyn Biggers is the SVP of Programming and Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production. 

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