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The Obamas Teaching Civics Lessons With New Animated Series

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“We The People” has the Obamas teaching civics lessons to kids through music.

The Obamas Teaching Civics Lessons
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The new Netflix series teams the Obamas with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. Barris produces alongside the Obamas.

“We The People” consists of 10, three-minute-long episodes that feature music and animation.

The show combines music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people.

Per the logline, “We the People” covers a range of basic U.S. civics lessons in not-so-basic ways, set to original songs performed by artists such as Janelle Monáe, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Lambert, Cordae, Bebe Rexha, Kyle and inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, with a groundbreaking mix of animated styles. Each episode of the series promises to be a vibrant call to action for everyone to rethink civics as a living and breathing thing, and to reframe their understanding of what government and citizenship mean in a modern world. Other musicians featured in the series include Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Daveed Diggs and Brittany Howard.

The animated musical series is set to premiere on Netflix July 4th.

The 3rd Season Of Virgin River Premiering July 9th On Netflix

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We don’t have to wait much longer to watch the 3rd season of Virgin River on Netflix.

3rd season of Virgin River

Over the Memorial Day weekend the cast announced on Instagram that the hit drama will return on July 9th.

I became addicted to this show during the pandemic. Like most people who watch the show, I am praying that Jack and Melinda end up together.

The series is centered around Melinda, a nurse practitioner who relocates from LA to the small town after the death of her husband.

Not only does Melinda fall in love with the town, but she falls for Jack too. The problem is she’s scared to love again and he has a baby on the way by another woman.

According to reports, the upcoming season storyline includes a funeral, a fire, a divorce, a hurricane, and a new romance.

I’ll be tuned in…

3rd season of Virgin River

‘Young & Gospel’ Non-Scripted Series Headed To OWN

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If you’re a fan of Christian programming , you’ll be excited to know that Young & Gospel is headed to OWN.

Young & Gospel

The non scripted series will give us a peek into the lives of some of our favorite Gospel artist.

According to reports, Jekalyn Carr, Koryn Hawthorne, Bri Babineaux, and Christian rapper Wande have all signed on.

Young & Gospel

The log line states that the series will follow the lives of four young gospel artists as they pursue their dreams and live life on their own terms while staying true to their faith and their families These young women have formed an unconventional sisterhood filled with love, admiration, friendly competition and respect.

No word yet on a release date.

Watch: BRAVO’s RHOP Season 6 Trailer Premieres July 11th

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Bravo has released the official trailer for RHOP season 6 and it seems like all the ladies lives are at a crossroads.

RHOP season 6

After saying goodbye to Monique Samuels, the ladies welcome new Housewife, Mia Thornton. Karen describes her as “a boss” and “a breath of fresh air” in the trailer. After overcoming childhood adversity, Mia is a successful business owner, wife and mother of three.

The ladies also welcome Robyn’s friend, Askale Davis. The stylish mother of three with a proud Ethiopian heritage, joins the group as a friend in the new season.

Now what seems to be going on with the returning cast members:

Gizelle admits in the trailer that COVID has put a strain on her and Jamal’s relationship. After getting Juan back, Robyn seems to be overwhelmed with everything she has going on, which may be putting a strain on her relationship.

Karan and Ray seem to be going strong and prepping to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Ashely and Michael may be struggling to get their relationship back on track after giving birth to their son. Wendy is over here pursuing her dreams and her husband is feeling neglected. Then there is Candiace and Chris. He’s managing her career now (can we say ouch!) which is causing tension in their marriage.

Check out the trailer below and don’t forget to tune in July 11th for the season 6 premiere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcmFN1wDYfc

Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance Producing Series About The Tulsa Race Massacre

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Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance are teaming up with writer Nathan Alan Davis on a limited series about the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.

Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance

The series tells the story of the Greenwood district in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At the time it was the wealthiest Black community in the US and referred to as “Black Wall Street.” The series is the first project from Bassett Vance Productions as part of the deal made with MTV Entertainment Studios last year.

“Angela and I have always had a deep appreciation for history, especially when it comes to stories that are rooted in the Black community,” Vance shard with Variety. “We look forward to working on this series with MTV Entertainment Studios that will explore an important slice of American history as we look to reflect on events that changed the lives of countless Black families in Tulsa, Oklahoma one hundred years ago. We are excited to work with Nathan because his vision directly aligns with the story that Angela and I want to tell. Although the series will revisit the Black pain and tragedy that took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, it will also importantly introduce to many the stories of the extraordinary, entrepreneurial people who built Black Wall Street and all that this community accomplished.”

Our Kind Of People Cast Morris Chestnut In Lead Role

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Morris Chestnut just landed the lead role in the upcoming drama series Our Kind of People.

Our Kind of People

The Best Man actor joins previously announced cast member Yaya DaCosta, who will star in the role of Angela Vaughn. 

Inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s book of the same name, the series takes place in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. Oak Bluffs is a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful Black elite have come to play for over 50 years. The series follows strong-willed, single mom Angela Vaughn (DaCosta) as she sets out to reclaim her family’s name and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of Black women. But she soon discovers a dark secret about her mother’s past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever.

Chestnut will play Raymond Dupont, the husband of Angela’s chief nemesis Leah Franklin Dupont, who has yet to be cast. Raymond is described as a powerful man, raised in wealth, who has “Obama swag and presence.” He is a top executive at a food conglomerate, but he has been struggling to revive the company after his white business partner Jack almost tanked the firm through mismanagement. A conscientious father, he is the soft place to land for his daughter. But ignores his son Quincy’s ambitions to become a professional basketball player, something that puts him at sad odds with his son.

Our Kind of People

Karen Gist and Lee Daniels are set to executive produce the drama series for FOX.

According to Variety, Tasha Smith will direct the pilot episode.

Lord I can’t wait for this!