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T.D. Jakes: Premieres New Talk Show, Addresses Preachers Using Social Media

Posted September 12, 2016 by jmurray

Bishop T.D. Jakes premieres his long talked about nationally syndicated talk show “The T.D. Jakes Show” on September 12, 2016. The show is produced and carried nationally by TEGNA Media (formerly known as Gannett Broadcasting) and will air in second showing on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. The one-hour series had a test run last summer […]

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Iyanla Vanzant: “Fix My Life” Star Talks Donald Trump, Lamar Odom, Prince & Essence Festival

Posted June 16, 2016 by jmurray

Motivational speaker and TV personality Iyanla Vanzant is preparing to deliver a keynote address on the Empowerment Stage during the 22nd annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, July 2. “I’ve done it for 14 years and I consider it an honor to be asked back. I consider it a service to the community,” […]

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Oprah Effect: OWN Is Most-Watched Among African-American Women

Posted March 22, 2016 by jmurray

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is experiencing remarkable growth since its launch five years ago. OWN, which made its debut on Jan. 1, 2011, has had its average prime-time viewership grow roughly 30% in the past two years; in addition to becoming the most-watched network for African-American […]

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Angela Robinson: “The Have & Have Nots” Star Assaulted By Fan

Posted March 15, 2016 by jmurray

Fans of Tyler Perry’s “The Have and Have Nots” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network are so passionate about the series that one literally assaulted the show’s star Angela Robinson. The prime-time soap opera, set in Savannah, Georgia, depicts the lives of the rich and powerful Cryer and Harrington families (they’re “The Haves”) and the poor […]

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HOT SHOTS: Loni Love, Ochocinco, Oprah Winfrey, Jose James, Yamaneika Saunders & more

Posted February 12, 2016 by jmurray

Photographer Eunique Jones Gibson’s Because of Them We Can campaign afforded her the privilege of ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in celebration of Black History Month. Gibson was joined by some children dreamers of Because of Them We Can campaign, as well as some adult members. The Because of […]

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Major Milestone: Tyler Perry’s “Love Thy Neighbor” Approaching Syndication Numbers

Posted February 1, 2016 by jmurray

Fans watch iconic sitcoms like “Martin,” “Good Times,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “The Jefferson’s,” “227” and “Girlfriends” in repeat episodes that air in syndication, but get ready to add Tyler Perry’s comedy “Love They Neighbor” to that mix. Since its launch in 2013 on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel, “Love They Neighbor” has taped over 90 […]

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Road Trip: Tyler Perry Takes Madea On The Road

Posted March 3, 2015 by jmurray

Tyler Perry is returning to the genre that first made him successful – touring plays. The Hollywood mogul is gearing up to hit the road in a new play called “Madea On The Run.” Perry’s new production is only slated for a six week limited run initially. The theatrical tour will kick off in Columbus, […]

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Radio Silent: Oprah Winfrey Goes Off Air

Posted January 12, 2015 by jmurray

After eight year, the Oprah Winfrey’s channel on SiriusXM is no more as of January 1. The satellite radio channel launched in February 2006 originally on XM Radio before their merger with Sirius.  The deal was worth a reported $55 million for the “Oprah and Friends” platform.  Once Sirius and XM merged, the station was […]

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