We are so excited to see that another When We Speak TV guest is doing big things!!!
Congrats to our friend, actress Chandra Currelley, who will star in Tyler Perry's new series "Bruh".
Seen in the motion picture, "Madea’s Big Happy Family" as the choir soloist, Sister Laura, and you probably recognize her as the singer in the nightclub "Chandra’s" in the #1 box office movie, "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and as "Shirley" in Tyler Perry’s "Madea’s Big Happy Family", the stage play. She also played Loretta in Kandi Burruss's (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) "A Mother's Love" and is the former lead singer for the legendary recording group, the S.O.S. Band, replacing the original lead singer. She continued the band’s string of Top Twenty Billboard hits with the CD’s "Diamonds In The Raw", and "One Of Many Nights", where she wrote several songs, including the single "Broken Promises".
News Source: Variety
Tyler Perry is expanding his partnership with BET Network with two new series, “Bruh” and “Ruthless” for the network’s streaming service, BET Plus, Variety has learned exclusively.
“I’m so grateful for the millions of fans who have been watching the new shows on BET. And this is only the beginning. I’m excited to bring these two new dynamic series to the BET Plus family and continue to tell stories of high stakes drama with emerging talent,” Perry said in a statement.
The first series to complete production, “Tyler Perry’s Bruh” will chronicle the lives of a group of 30-something Black men as they explore the world of dating, careers and friendship in a present-day society. Additionally, viewers can expect the show to tackle some of the stereotypes faced by African American men. Barry Brewer (“Games People Play”), Mahdi Cocci (“The Gifted”), Phillip Mullings Jr. (“American Soul”), Monti Washington (“Games People Play”), Chandra Currelley (“Madea’s Big Happy Family”), Candice Renee (“BODIED”), and Alyssa Goss (“The Bobby Brown Story”) will star in the half-hour program.
“Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” a spinoff of “The Oval,” follows Ruth Truesdale (Melissa L. Williams) as she’s forced to play nice with a scandalous religious cult of powerful sex crazed fanatics in the hopes of freeing herself and her daughter. Several actors seen in his other works make up the show’s cast, including Stephanie Charles (“The Paynes”), Anthony Bless (“Tyler Perry’s Sistas”) and Bobbi Baker James (“House of Payne”). They’re joined by Matt Cedeno (“Power”), Lenny Thomas (“The Blacklist”), Yvonne Senat Jones (“The Bobby Brown Story”), Baadja-Lyne Odums (“This Is Us”), Jaime Callica (“Unreal”), Nirine S. Brown (“Wicked: The Musical”), Blue Kimble (“Being Mary Jane”) and Herve Clermont (“One Life To Live”).
Both series are scheduled for 2020 premieres. Perry will write, direct and executive produce alongside Michelle Sneed for Tyler Perry Studios.
This partnership expansion comes on the heels of two new series from Perry on BET’s linear network. “The Oval” and “Sistas” premiered Oct. 23 and have been delivering 3.3 million viewers per night. “The Oval” is currently ranked as the No. 1 new scripted series for general market.
“Our landmark partnership with Tyler Perry has delivered beyond our expectations,” said Scott Mills, president of BET Networks. “Our streaming service is a natural extension of BET’s linear network, and Tyler Perry is the perfect partner. The combination of new, original shows and his robust library of popular movies, series, and stage plays that Tyler brings to our joint venture strengthens our position in the streaming landscape and drives subscriber growth, viewership and retention.”
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Black Music Honors is an annual 2-hour television special established to honor legendary artists who have influenced and made significant contribution to African American music.
2019 Black Music Honors pays tribute to Xscape, Tamia, Yolanda Adams, Arrested Development, and a special tribute to Bill Withers.
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Fulton County Arts & Culture Focuses on Families this Fall with Thomas Dorsey Exhibition and Fulton Families Photos
NEWS SOURCE: Hatchett PR
“We believe the arts are essential to the social, spiritual, and intellectual health of our communities,” states Lionell Thomas, Director of Fulton County Arts & Culture. “We’re honoring the legacy of renowned family portrait photographer Thomas Dorsey with an exhibition of his work, and we are celebrating the beauty and diversity of our own Fulton County family by inviting residents to have their portrait taken. We hope they enjoy the art and come celebrate with us!”
Thomas Dorsey exhibition Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness
There will be an Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 30 from 6-9 pm, and the exhibition will be on view through November 14 at the gallery at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission to the exhibition is free.
Thomas Dorsey was born in Augusta, GA, but grew up in Chicago, IL. After a four-year stint in the Air Force, he worked at the Post Office for a decade. Then he became interested in art and pursued a degree in Fine Art from the Art Institute of Chicago. He fell in love with photography which led him to start a business with his wife centered on family portraiture. During the next 32 years he made a name for himself beginning in Chicago, and then in Atlanta, by taking photos of families in their homes. The Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness exhibition showcases selected photos of prominent African American families from Fulton County and Chicago taken between 1978 and 2002.
“I cannot say how one should view these images, but the title reflects the positive potential of the human spirit I saw every time I was given the opportunity to trip the shutter!” - Thomas Dorsey
Fulton Families Free Photo Days
Fulton County Arts & Culture invites Fulton families to have their family portrait taken for free this fall. In celebration of the work of Thomas Dorsey and his exhibition at Southwest Arts Center which showcases photographs of families, they have created events across the six county districts to continue building relationships, sharing stories, and engaging directly with residents. Here are the locations, dates and times for Fulton Families Photo Days events.
*Note families are asked to RSVP in advance for the location they will visit for their free family portrait.
Fulton County Arts & Culture is celebrating 40 years of creative leadership, improving and enhancing the lives of Fulton County residents and visitors through the arts. Their mission is to ensure all citizens have access to the arts for the passion they inspire, the quality of life they afford, and the economic impact they make in the community. FCAC provides broad access to arts programming including classes and free performances at their six community Arts Centers; generous support for area artists and arts organizations through Contracts for Services arts funding; outreach through their numerous community partnerships; and diverse public art experiences through the Fulton County Public Art Program. For more information visit: fultonarts.org.
Gospel singer, Yolanda Adams, shares a message of encouragement to Jermaine Sain and When We Speak TV!!! #BlackMusicHonors
Black Music Honors is a televised event that pays tribute to legendary artists that have made significant contributions to African American music.
During the 2019 Black Music Honors, Yolanda Adams was presented the Gospel Music Icon Award and received a beautiful musical tribute from Jekayln Carr, Kelly Price, and Le'Andria Johnson. We had the pleasure of speaking with Yolanda Adams, during the red carpet event.
Jermaine Sain, shares his childhood memory of calling the radio station and requesting "My Liberty", recorded in 1982, by Southeast Inspirational Choir with Yolanda Adams on lead vocals.
Wasn't that a powerful message? We absolutely love her.........and if that wasn't enough!!!!!
AWARD WINNING GOSPEL SINGER, YOLANDA ADAMS, SHARES A MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO JERMAINE SAIN AND WHEN WE SPEAK TV!!!
The Shades of Nubia Festival is an event that honors the creative genius and achievements of black women and provides exposure to the awesome talent of black women, that continues to breathe life into our communities through the arts.
Watch these amazing sisters, as they showcase their creative artistry through music, spoken word, fashion, and dance!
Who says you can’t get along with those annoying step kids? Mike E. Winfield explains the challenges of marrying an older woman and being a step father to a son with whom he shares similar qualities. Step Son AND Step Homies! Not only will you laugh, be prepared to fall in love with this relatable one hour of comedy.
During the 2019 Labor Day weekend, there was so much to do in Atlanta. It was so hard for us to determine what events we wanted to attend but when we saw that Mike E Winfield was coming back to Punchline Comedy Club, it was apparent that When We Speak TV would be there to support our friend and former When We Speak TV guest!
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VOTE BETWEEN SEASON 9 FINALISTS
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SEASON 9 FINALE WILL FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY TASHA COBBS LEONARD, VASHAWN MITCHELL, KELLY PRICE AND JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS
+ ERICA CAMPBELL TO DEBUT NEW SINGLE “PRAYING & BELIEVING”
With the competition officially over, this will be an unforgettable night of fun with the final 2
contestants, Kirk, the judges and an array of special guests as BET concludes the series with an
all-star Gospel celebration. And of course, at the end of the show, BET will announce the winner
of Sunday Best season 9!
The season 9 winner will receive a recording contract with RCA Inspiration, a cash prize of $50,000 and the title “Sunday Best.” BET will crown the season 9 Sunday Best winner on Sunday, August 25th at 8:00PM ET/PT. The finale episode will feature special performances from GRAMMY Award®-winner Tasha Cobbs Leonard, multiple Stellar Award-winner VaShawn Mitchell. Fans will also see soul stirring performances from judges Jonathan McReynolds, Kelly Price, and Erica Campbell debuting her new single “Praying & Believing.”
For updates and more information about Sunday Best, please visit BET.com/SundayBest.
Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag: #BETSundayBest.
Tune-into the season 9 finale of Sunday Best on Sunday, August 25th at 8:00PM ET/PT on BET.
In Cornbread Fish’n Collard Greens, Grammy-Award Winning Singer and Songwriter, Anthony Hamilton, describes in vivid detail the passion, inspiration, and methodology behind his large catalog of music. The father of six, Hamilton is very big on family unity and the importance of instilling moral values and wisdom into each generation. Drawing upon his own experiences, from his early childhood to manhood, Hamilton shares his intriguing thought process and validates how his body of work directly reflects his real-life experiences.
Fans of Hamilton will be mesmerized and emotionally touched to discover the meaning behind their favorite songs. It is rare to be given access into the talented mind and technique of such an acclaimed musician. Growing up in the south, food played a significant role in Anthony Hamilton’s life. Included in the book are some of Anthony Hamilton’s favorite delicious recipes. His favorites being Cornbread, Fish and Collard Greens. Many have come to believe, the cornbread gave him his stability, the fish gave him his serenity, but the collard greens gave him his soul, making him the musical icon he is today!
Many of you many know Gizelle Bryant from the reality tv show, Realhousewives of Potomac. In addition to being a reality star, Gizelle is also making her mark as an author, with her new book, My Word.
When We Speak TV would like to congratulate Gizelle Bryant on the publication of her book and we wish her the best in all her endeavors.
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