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  • White Gentrification Causes Debate Among ‘Black Beverly Hills’ Residents

    Jul 23, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *As one of the few neighborhoods that boast a mostly prosperous African American populace, Southern California’s View Park neighborhood is looked on with pride by those who recognize it as a symbol of African American success that doubles as a stronghold of black culture. But with a growing presence of white people, some residents are […]

  • TV One’s ‘For the Love of Ruth’: A Very Humanizing Story of Life’s Journey

    May 9, 15 by Tené Croom 1 Comment


    *Denise Boutte of the Tyler Perry sitcom “Meet the Browns” is serious in the TV One original movie “For the Love of Ruth.” Boutte is in the role of Ruth Sommerling, a woman scarred by being orphaned as a child and forced to live in a women’s shelter. She finally finds unconditional love when she […]

  • TV One announces Dynamic Slate of New and Returning Series

    Apr 15, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ 1 Comment


    *New York– Kicking off its first upfront season with new President Bradley J. Siegel at the helm, TV One  unveiled its programming plans for the 2015-2016 television year. In a presentation at the Helen Mills Event Space, Mr. Siegel announced the entertainment network for Black adults is planning more than 460 hours of original programming […]

  • Loretta Devine Talks New NBC Comedy ‘The Carmichael Show’ (Trailer)

    Apr 8, 15 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment


    *Jerrod Carmichael is afraid to tell his judgmental parents that he plans to move in with his longtime girlfriend Maxine in the upcoming NBC comedy “The Carmichael Show.” And you would be, too, if those parental side-eyes were coming from David Alan Grier and Loretta Devine. “I play his mother Cynthia,” Devine revealed at NBCUniversal’s recent press day. […]

  • ‘Too Darn Hot Party’: Oprah Helps Tyler Celebrate Himself and His Shows

    Mar 16, 15 by Qwest7 4 Comments


    *How’s this for patting yourself on the back? Oprah Winfrey is helping Tyler Perry pay tribute to himself and his four OWN shows with what’s being billed as a “prime-time television event.” Perry’s “Too Darn Hot Party” will honor the creator of popular OWN shows “Love Thy Neighbor,” “For Better or Worse,” “The Haves and […]

  • BET Decks the Halls with a ‘Hot Chocolate Nutcracker,’ ‘Larry’ and Bobby Jones

    Dec 6, 14 by Qwest7 2 Comments


    *BET has made a list and checked it twice to gift viewers with an all new slate of programming for the holiday season. Kicking things off Sunday (Dec. 7) is “The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.” Written and directed by Debbie Allen, the three-time Nutty award- winning play follows the blueprint of the original “Nutcracker” story as […]