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So many African-American women have graced television but do you know who was the first leading lady?  In 1950  Ethel Waters became the first black woman to have a lead role on the television show called Beulah.   In addition to acting Waters was an accomplished singer and dancer making her a triple threat in the […]

Grammy award winning singer India Arie is featured on the season finale of Centric’s BEING, a docuseries that follows the lives of prominent black women through struggle and perseverance. Does she reveal anything that may shock fans? “I feel like most of us have stuff in our childhood, but someone tried to kill my mother.” […]

After last week’s episode, I was extremely grateful for somewhat of a breather. For Ernestine’s lungs, but especially for Rosalee. Although it’s acting, I was ’bout worn out for my girl. Before we tackle tonight’s drama, look at this behind the scene moment Jurnee Smollett Bell shared on her Instagram. She and husband Josiah Bell […]

Lynn Whitfield stars as Lady Mae in Greenleaf on OWN. The legendary actress talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about her role on the show and how the cast decided to handle the story line of her character having an illicit relationship with her father. “I said that maybe this could be a healing […]

Let’s jump right in. We start off back in Louisville on the plantation where Daniel (Bokeem Woodbine) and his family live. He’s learned to read and write (an extremely dangerous skill for a slave) and professes his love for his wife by writing the word. As sweet as the gesture is, she immediately destroys all […]

3/14/17- Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with the newest star of WGN America’s Underground, Aisha Hinds, to talk about her role as Harriet Tubman and how important a slave narrative will always be to African-Americans. What do you say to people who criticize slave films/series? “It’s understandable. We’re inundated with imagery that continues to […]

Lorraine Toussaint stars in FOX’s series ‘Rosewood’ alongside Morris Chestnut and LeToya Luckett. Lorraine talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about her most famous roles on television and her blog, Everyday Lovely. Which character was more fun to play – Orange Is The New Black or Rosewood? “Vee cost me more. Each role has […]

Director Kevin Hooks (Prison Break, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) makes his return to the small-screen in the six hour BET miniseries, Madiba, the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela (Laurence Fisburne). Hooks talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the historical importance of Mandela’s story and being the first African American to tell his story. https://www.instagram.com/p/BP-xaUNDMNi/?taken-by=bet […]

Lee Daniels, the master mind behind the hit shows Empire and now Star, is no stranger to great cinematic productions and success on the small screen. And all-star casts? He’s got that too. https://twitter.com/STAR/status/829163996745854976 Lee talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about teaming up with Queen Latifah and Tyrese, the importance of the music […]

  10/24/16- Malik Yoba is the host of TV One’s series, Justice By Any Means, premiering tonight, October 24th. He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about what to expect from the show and his new role alongside Kiefer Sutherland in ‘Designated Survivor‘. “There’s a lot of crime shows out there, but this one really showcases […]

It’s hard to believe that the first septuples to be born in Columbus are turning 6 years old!  The McGhee family took the world by their hearts by simply posting their new family picture.  Shortly after the post it went viral!  Fast forward 6 years the The McGhee family is celebrating the septuples 6th birthday […]

  Super star vocalist Miki Howard‘s story is coming to TV One on Sunday, June 12 at 7 p.m. ET. This is the network’s first-ever biopic inspired by its signature series Unsung.   She talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the biopic and her advice for young women hoping to make it in show business. […]