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Big Return: Heather Headley Replacing Jennifer Hudson In “The Color Purple”

Posted April 8, 2016 by jmurray

Tony Award winner Heather Headley will take over the role of Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple” when Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson departs the musical on May 8. In her big return to the Great White Way on May 10, Headley has signed on to “Push Da Button” as the sultry […]

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Bride To Be: “Welcome To Sweetie Pies” Star Gets Engaged

Posted April 5, 2016 by jmurray

“Welcome To Sweetie Pies” star Jenae Wallick is engaged. The ex-fiancé of Tim Norman—son of Sweetie Pies proprietor Robbie Montgomery—said “yes” when her boyfriend Arthur Shivers popped the question. Arthur, a personal fitness trainer, proposed to Jenae during a live appearance on Fox Channel 2 in St. Louis. Back in February, the two were appearing in […]

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Andre & Robbie Montgomery
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Andre Montgomery: Grandson Of “Sweetie Pies” Star Killed

Posted March 15, 2016 by jmurray

Andre Montgomery, the 21-year-old grandson of “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” star Robbie Montgomery, was murdered on Monday night in North St. Louis. An aspiring rap artist, Andre was apparently murdered at a house that had a recording studio inside. He died on the scene. According to the St. Louis American, two other men were injured […]

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Bishop Blake Address Controversy
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Faith

Atonement: COGIC Leader Slams “Disrespectful” Preacher & Apologizes To ‘I’m Not Gay No More’ Guy

Posted November 17, 2014 by jmurray

Bishop Charles E. Blake, the Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, used his pulpit on Sunday to publicly apologize for the actions of one of the speakers at COGIC’s 107th Holy Convocation in St. Louis. In a sermon that has gone viral, Superintendent Earl Carter preached a message that that called gay […]

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Cedric The Entertainer & Niecy Nash
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TV

Renewed: “The Soul Man” Gets Season Four Order

Posted August 4, 2014 by jmurray

TV Land wants more of its hit sitcom “The Soul Man.” The show, which stars Cedric The Entertainer, Niecy Nash and Wesley Jonathan, has received a 12-episode order for a fourth season; up from the eight-episode order it had for season three. “The Soul Man” has a large African-American viewing audience, something that prompted TV […]

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Black Bourgeoisie: Lifetime’s “BAPS” Has High-End Hoopla

Posted July 18, 2014 by jmurray

“Don’t judge us based on that clip,” Jason K. Wilson told a group of media professionals who gathered in a small room inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the Essence Festival in New Orleans to meet the cast of “BAPs.” This isn’t “B*A*P*S” the 1997 film starring Halle Berry, Martin Landau and Natalie […]

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Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou: American Treasure Dead At Age 86

Posted May 28, 2014 by jmurray

Renowned poet, novelist, educator and actress Maya Angelou has died. She passed at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. her publicist, Helen Brann has confirmed. Born Marguerite Ann Johnson, Angelou is best known for famed literary works like “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “And Still I Rise.” Prior to becoming a civil rights activist, […]

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“The Soul Man” cast: Wesley Jonathan, Niecy Nash, Cedric the Entertainer, Jazz Raycole & John Beasley
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The Trinity: “The Soul Man” Gets Grace For Third Season

Posted December 4, 2013 by jmurray

TV Land has given the green light to its sitcom “The Soul Man.” The show, which stars Cedric The Entertainer, Niecy Nash and Wesley Jonathan, has received an eight-episode order for a third season. “The Soul Man” just wrapped its second season three months ago. In addition to airing on TV Land, “The Soul Man” […]

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