Monthly Archives March 2021

BET + and Tyler Perry Studios has announced the cast of the upcoming drama series “All The Queen’s Men,” and it looks like RHOA star Eva Marcille is headlining the show.

Eva Marcille

Created by Christian Keys (who also stars in the series) and based on the popular book Ladies Night, the one-hour drama centers around the life of “Marilyn ‘Madam’ DeVille,” played by Eva a fierce businesswoman who is at the top of her game in the nightclub industry and surrounded by a band of trusted employees who are down to make sure that she is successful. But Madam, a self-proclaimed boss, soon discovers that more money and more power means more problems.

The 10 episode series drop this summer exclusively on BET +.

Get the family together and grab some popcorn, Netflix has released the official trailer for The Mitchells vs. The Machines.

The Mitchells VS. The Machines
Netflix

From the team behind Academy Award-winning audience favorite, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES is an original animated comedy about an everyday family’s struggle to relate while technology rises up around the world!

The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Netflix

While the film’s unique, wacky humor transcends all ages and cultures, it’s overarching theme of fostering healthy relationships and supportive family environments is what makes it a must-see family comedy of the Spring. 

Premiering on Netflix April 30th.

Check out the trailer below:

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are back with another movie to bring us hope! The Resurrection movie is a biblical epic on the aftermath of the earth-shattering event of Jesus’ crucifixion in first century Jerusalem.

Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, He has risen! – Luke 24:5-6

Resurrection Movie
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

I was blessed to attend an early screening of the film virtually and if I wasn’t crying I was praising God throughout the movie. That’s just how powerful it is.

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.- Matthew 28:5-6

Over a gripping 90 minutes we experience the emotional turmoil faced by Jesus’ followers as they attempt to come to terms with the devastating loss of their leader. His death leaves them disillusioned, hunted and afraid; his resurrection triggers hope, faith and love, that has changed the world.

Resurrection is now streaming on Discovery Plus.

Lifetime has released the first trailer for Bishop T.D. Jakes Seven Deadly Sins movie anthology starring Keri Hilson.

T.D. jakes Seven Deadly Sins
Lifetime

The movies which were originally announced back in 2019, are based on the first two books in Victoria Christopher Murray’s series, Lust and Envy.

We all need a lesson in what NOT to do, especially when it comes to sin. My newest films come face to face with two of the deadliest sins … and the depths people might go to get out of them!- Bishop Jakes

First up is Lust, which premieres April 10th

“Tiffanie Cooper (Hilson) is about to have the wedding of her dreams to her soul mate, the dashing Damon King (Tobias Truvillion), founder of King Enterprises. But when Damon’s old friend Trey Taylor (Tank!) arrives, fresh from prison to step in as Damon’s best man, Tiffanie’s whole world gets rocked. Sexy and mysterious, Trey triggers a passion in Tiffanie that she never expected, and suddenly the life she’s always planned with Damon is uncertain.

Next up is Envy which premieres on April 17th

This drama stars Serayah, Rose Rollins, Kandi Burruss, Donovan Christie Jr., Gregory Alan Williams, Da Brat, DC Young Fly, Clifton Powell and Hosea Chanchez.

Gabrielle Flores (Rose Rollins) has it all — a devoted husband, a beautiful daughter, and one of the best PR firms in the country. When Gabrielle’s father suddenly reveals she has a half-sister, Keisha (Serayah), as a result of a brief affair, only-child Gabrielle is delighted to welcome her into her life. But Keisha, who grew up with nothing, wants more than a sisterly bond from Gabrielle—she wants her life, and is willing to do whatever it takes to get it.

Kim Janey made history (again) on Monday when she became the acting Mayor of Boston.

Kim Janey

Formerly holding the position of City Council President, Janey became the first woman and first Black person to hold the position after former Mayor Martin Walsh was confirmed as U.S. Labor Secretary.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Janey made history in 2017 when she was elected to the Boston City Council as the first woman to represent District 7. In 2020, she was elected by her peers as President of the Boston City Council. 

Janey will hold the position for seven months before the November election, and according to reports she has not said whether she plans to run. #RunKimRun

Kim Janey

On her first day as acting Mayor, “To quote Lizzo, I felt good, I’ll leave it at that, I won’t finish the sentence,” she said.

Oprah and Gayle are getting back together ya’ll!

Oprah and Gayle

Last year Oprah announced that O’ magazine was ending it’s publication and going digital. Now she’s ready to launch “Oprah Daily” with best-friend Gayle King.

This April 1, you can join the OG’s for a special event: The OG Chronicles, live on Zoom!

The series has seen the media mogul and the morning news host give dating advice, break down the latest millennial slang, and even play “Never Have I Ever.” Now, after a year of collective hardship, the besties are back to answer reader questions live on Zoom.

Sign up HERE to reserve your spot to The OG Chronicles on April 1, 2020 at 7 PM EST.

OWN’s Iyanla Fix My Life Is Coming To An End

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It’s time to say goodbye to Iyanla Fix My Life.

Iyanla Fix My Life
OWN

OWN announced last week that after ten years and eight seasons the award-winning series will have its series finale when all-new episodes premiere Saturday, April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. A two-hour farewell special will air on Saturday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT showcasing all the memorable moments and never-before-seen footage from the series.

 Featuring six-time New York Times bestselling author, spiritual life coach, host, and executive producer Iyanla Vanzant, the life changing show has been the highest-rated unscripted series in OWN history across all key demos.

Iyanla Fix My Life

“The time I have spent creating and working on ‘Fix My Life’ has been nothing short of phenomenal,” said Iyanla. “In my heart of hearts, I believe that ‘Fix My Life’ has contributed to the creation of a new genre of television programming, where people get to speak and see how to address issues that have been taboo. To have a network, a production team and a crew that could stand in and participate in the manifestation of this vision has been humbling and most rewarding. My prayer is that ‘Fix My Life’ will be standard for others who have the vision and courage to bring personal healing work to the television screen.”

Congratulations are in order for Bishop J. Drew Sheard and his family.

Bishop J. Drew Sheard

On Saturday the Church of God in Christ announced that they had elected Bishop Sheard as the worldwide leader of the organization, which is the largest Pentecostal denomination in the country.

The Bishop said the opportunity to serve the church in this manner is a dream come true by the grace of God.

“I am humbled and incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve this extraordinary organization, the Church of God in Christ, as its new leader and Presiding Bishop,” Sheard said. “To be elected to serve as the Presiding Bishop for the Church in which I was born, raised, and have learned and served all my life, is a dream and desire that can only be fulfilled by God’s loving grace and guidance. The opportunity to serve such an extraordinary organization at our highest recognized level of priesthood is beyond humbling. I am so grateful for the unparalleled support of my loving wife, Karen, who has served diligently alongside me in ministry, and for my children.   I could never adequately honor or appreciate my parents for demonstrating holiness by sheer example. With complete excitement and joy, I look forward to serving the Lord’s people.”

Bishop J. Drew Sheard

Danielle Brooks is convincing as the legendary Mahalia Jackson in the Lifetime original movie Robin Roberts Presents Mahalia!

Robin Roberts presents Mahalia

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting on this movie since it was announced last year that my girl Danielle Brooks would be portraying Mahalia.

Dear Lord, your gift wasn’t my voice. It was my purpose.

I knew that Brooks who grew up in a Christian home(her father was a deacon and her mother a minister) would nail this role.

Robin Roberts presents Mahalia

Born in New Orleans, Mahalia began singing at an early age and went on to become one of the most revered gospel figures in U.S. history, melding her music with the civil rights movement. Her recording of the song “Move on Up a Little Higher” sold millions of copies, skyrocketing her to international fame and gave her the opportunity to perform at diverse settings including in front of a racially integrated audience at the prestigious Carnegie Hall and at John F. Kennedy’s inaugural ball. An active supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, Jackson sang at numerous rallies, including the March on Washington in 1963 alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in hopes that her music would encourage and inspire racial equality.

Premiering April 3rd on Lifetime, Mahalia is executive produced by GMA’s Robin Roberts and Linda Berman.

Maybelline cosmetics announced actress, producer, and changemakerStorm Reid will be the spokesmodel for their new innovation from the brands Fit Me franchise, debuting this summer.

This face will be seen globally in 120 countries. Do you know how impactful that is? For little girls worldwide to be able to see a young woman of color represent them. Because if you don’t see yourself, how can you feel like you can succeed? SO. FREAKING. GRATEFUL.- Storm

Together with Maybelline, Storm will be able to drive greater change on the causes that matter most to the brand’s consumer. Storm will lend her voice to Maybelline’s Brave Together initiative supporting anxiety and depression, and to the brand’s ongoing diversity work.

Storm Reid
Maybelline

“Maybelline has been in my family for as long as I can remember,” said Storm Reid. “I’m looking forward to this new chapter with Maybelline where I will be able to use my voice to champion young women and my generation through my work with the brand.”

Check out the marketing campaign “A Storm is Coming!”

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is doing her part to educate the country on her husband’s American Rescue Plan.

first lady dr. jill biden

With the American Rescue Plan, #HelpIsHere. We’re going to open schools — and we’re going to do it safely.

After President Biden’s American Rescue Plan passed, the White House announced that the President along with VP Harris, Dr. Jill Biden and 2nd gentlemen Doug Emhoff would hit the road as part of a “Help Is Here” tour to sell the plan to the American people.  

Dr. Jill is sharing information about the $1,400 direct payments, child-care tax credits and how the administration planned to deliver on President Biden’s promise to safely return students to classrooms within his first 100 days of office, or by the end of April.