News Source: Variety
This still-untitled authorized biopic follows the acclaimed musicians as they first fall into the world of hip-hop after recording a song for a friend. It will track their impact on the music world, becoming one of the first all-female rap groups, changing the look and sound of the genre as they were unafraid to talk and sing about sex and their thoughts on men, and then going on to reach platinum status as recording artists and win a Grammy. The project also endeavors to uncover the women behind the music, revealing how their very different personalities fueled their creativity but also tested the bonds of their relationship.
WATCH THIS INTERVIEW WITH JERMEL HOWARD ON WHEN WE SPEAK TV
He is repped by Global Artists Agency and ROAR. Howard’s recent credits include “Power” and “Tales.” He is repped by J Pervis Talent Agency and Bernard Ent.
The Salt-N-Pepa biopic is produced by Sony Pictures Television and directed by Mario Van Peebles, from a script by Abdul Williams. Robert Teitel from Slate Street Prods. serves as executive producer, as does Cheryl James, Sandra Denton, Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah. It is co-executive produced by James “Jimmy” Maynes and Hurby Azor.
The project will air on Lifetime in 2020.
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.”
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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Watch our RED CARPET INTERVIEWS at 2019 Black Music Honors
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!
Freddie Jackson, Xscape, Tamia, Arrested Development, and Yolanda Adams Honored at 2019 Black Music Honors
Central City Productions is pleased to return with the 4th Annual Black Music Honors acknowledging legendary artists who have made a significant contribution to African American music, such as Freddie Jackson, Xscape, Yolanda Adams, Arrested Development & Tamia.
Hosted by funnyman, Rickey Smiley and leading lady, LeToya Luckett, the Black Music Honors is set to air in broadcast syndication September 14 - October 20, 2019 and on Bounce TV October 20, 2019 at 12PM EST.
The two-hour event will acknowledge these legendary African American artists who have made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide. Performing live will be Jagged Edge, Jekalyn Carr, Tevin Campbell, Kelly Price, Naughty By Nature, Le'Andria Johnson, Tony Terry, Travis Greene, 702, Jade Novah, Dee-1, June's Diary, Mali Music, Mumu Fresh, Major, Keke Wyatt, Jessie Woo, Leon Timbo, Avery Wilson & more!
For airing dates and times, go to www.blackmusichonors.com
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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.
ATLANTA BLACK GAY PRIDE'S 8TH ANNUAL PURE HEAT COMMUNITY FESTIVAL SET TO HONOR R&B SINGER TWEET AND ACTRESS & HUMANITARIAN ANGELICA ROSS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST AT ATLANTA’S PIEDMONT PARK
(ATLANTA, GA) – August 23, 2019 - On Sunday, September 1st, Atlanta's Piedmont Park will welcome the 8th Pure Heat Community Festival; also known as a free “day of unity.” The free cultural event is equipped with market and food vendors, live celebrity and local performers, entertainment, educational forums, prizes & giveaways - all designed to bring together the spirit of community, pride, and vision. In partnership with The Vision Community Foundation, a portion of proceeds from the weekend’s festivities are used to benefit homeless LGBT youth and those impacted from HIV/AIDS. This year’s festival will honor trailblazing triple-threat entertainer Angelica Ross (“POSE” on FX) and Award-Winning songstress Tweet. Hosted by Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III, Rashad Burgess, Avian Watson, Melissa “DJ M” Scott and Julius "JuJu" James, the Pure Heat Community Festival is a front seat into a spectacular gathering of minority LGBTQ people and their allies in the heart of Atlanta.
At the Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show, you will experience the latest innovations and top trends in the beauty and barber industry. Featuring exciting entertainment, celebrity appearances, creative competitions, and educational classes, the Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show brings out the biggest names in the industry.
While exploring the exhibit floor, you can network with industry peers, learn a new skill, refine your technique, and stock up on all salon and professional needs.
Join over 30,000 beauty professionals at the nation's largest multicultural beauty event, The Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show.
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