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TV ONE Honors Inspirational Women with Black History Month Campaign and Programming Slate

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February 1, 2019 -TV One celebrates Black History Month with a tribute to inspirational black women and a full schedule of programs that exemplifies this year’s theme, “REPRESENT CHANGE.” The network is set to premiere a short form video campaign featuring influential black women who are impacting change in our nation, and their communities and families. Featured campaign participants include Kimberly Bryant, Founder & CEO, Black Girls Code; Monique Nelson, Chair & CEO, UniWorld Group; Mahisha Dellinger, CEO & Founder, CURLS Beauty Brands;Tamika Mallory, Co-President, Women’s March; Luvvie Ajayi, Author/Cultural Critic; Elaine Welteroth, Beauty/Fashion Expert; Patrisse Cullors, Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter; Bilphena Yahwon, Author/Activist; Monique Brown, Baltimore Police Commander; Adrienne Lofton, Sportswear Marketing Expert; Yo-Yo, Hip Hop Artist/Activist; Cleve Mesidor, Activist/Technology Innovator; Michelle Rice, TV One General Manager; and Arielle Johnson, Founder, Fierce Empowerment. The campaign will feature 30-second on-air interstitials that highlight the women speaking on the impact of action and change. Across its digital and social platforms, TV One will feature in-depth profiles documenting their start, their struggle and ultimately, how they became champions of change. Both elements of the campaign will run throughout February.

“This is a pivotal time for women of color in our nation and we’re proud to amplify the voices of women who are influencing change in our society as part of our Black History Month programming,” said General Manager Michelle Rice. “TV One will also feature programs highlighting the rich stories of women behind the Civil Rights Movement and other heroes who changed the course of American history.”

While the network focuses all year long on all facets of Black life and culture, Black History Month on TV One is a special time to honor the tremendous contributions that African Americans have made throughout the world.  Every Wednesday beginning Wednesday, February 6 at 9 p.m. ET, the network will air movies that celebrate women at the forefront of important moments in history, including the TV One original film BEHIND THE MOVEMENTA RAISIN IN THE SUNCADILLAC RECORDS and THE WATSON’S GO TO BIRMINGHAM. Additionally, TV One will present weekly themed episodes of its signature series UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD beginning Wednesday, February 6 at 8 p.m. ET featuring female artists who’ve inspired change that will lead into the feature movie presentations. Featured actresses include celebrated performers Vanessa Bell Calloway, Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt and Sheryl Lee Ralph.  The popular franchise UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD profiles some of the most talented, versatile, and influential black celebrities in Hollywood, from movies and television to comedy, sports, and more.

 Rounding out the network’s Black History Month line-up is a three-day marathon of the classic sitcom “Good Times” in honor of the show’s 45th anniversary on February 8. The “Good Times” marathon begins on Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m. ET and airs through Sunday, February 10 until 4:30 a.m. ET

 

TV One Black History Month Programming Overview:

                                                     

ORIGINAL AND ACQUIRED SPECIALS, SERIES AND MOVIES

 

UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD: Vanessa Bell Calloway

Airs: Wednesday, February 6 at 8 p.m. ET

Eight time NAACP Award nominee Vanessa Bell Calloway burst on the scene in “All My Children” and in 1988 she received rave reviews as Eddie Murphy’s arranged bride in “Coming to America.” Since then she’s been featured in films like “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Biker Boys,” “The Inkwell,” TV One’s Original Movie “To Hell and Back” and the popular series “Saints & Sinners.” In this episode Vanessa gets real about her personal life, her career and the obstacles she has faced as an African American actress in Hollywood.

BEHIND THE MOVEMENT

Airs: Wednesday, February 6 at 9 p.m. ET

Set during the tumultuous Civil Rights era, TV One’s original film offers a closer look at how Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger launched the historical Montgomery Bus Boycott. The movie recounts the inner workings and behind the scenes preparation that took place during the three intense days between the fateful evening when Parks refused to give up her seat, to the launch of this significant protest. Starring Meta Golding, Isaiah Washington, Roger Guenveur Smith and Loretta Devine.

GOOD TIMES 45th ANNIVERSARY MARATHON

Airs Friday, February 8 starting at 10 a.m. ET through Sunday, February 11 at 5 a.m. ET

UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD: Pam Grier

Airs: Wednesday, February 13 at 8 p.m. ET

Pam Grier rose to stardom in the early 1970s as a trailblazing black female action star whose unparalleled beauty and fighting skills changed the face of women in film. Pam Grier goes behind the stardom and provides an intimate look at her most iconic roles and her astounding life.

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Airs: Wednesday, February 13 at 9 p.m. ET

Based on the award-winning play by Lorraine Hansberry, the 2008 adaptation stars Sean Combs, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad and Sanaa Lathan, and tells the story of a family living and struggling on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s. A fiercely moving portrait of people whose hopes and dreams are constantly deferred, “A Raisin In the Sun” was the first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway.

Rounding out the network’s Black History Month line-up is a three-day marathon of the classic sitcom “Good Times” in honor of the show’s 45th anniversary on February 8. The “Good Times” marathon begins on Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m. ET and airs through Sunday, February 10 until 4:30 a.m. ET.

TV One Black History Month Programming Overview:  Original and acquired specials, series and movies

UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD: Vanessa Bell Calloway

Airs: Wednesday, February 6 at 8 p.m. ET

Eight time NAACP Award nominee Vanessa Bell Calloway burst on the scene in “All My Children” and in 1988 she received rave reviews as Eddie Murphy’s arranged bride in “Coming to America.” Since then she’s been featured in films like “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Biker Boys,” “The Inkwell,” TV One’s Original Movie “To Hell and Back” and the popular series “Saints & Sinners.” In this episode Vanessa gets real about her personal life, her career and the obstacles she has faced as an African American actress in Hollywood.

BEHIND THE MOVEMENT

Airs: Wednesday, February 6 at 9 p.m. ET

Set during the tumultuous Civil Rights era, TV One’s original film offers a closer look at how Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger launched the historical Montgomery Bus Boycott. The movie recounts the inner workings and behind the scenes preparation that took place during the three intense days between the fateful evening when Parks refused to give up her seat, to the launch of this significant protest. Starring Meta Golding, Isaiah Washington, Roger Guenveur Smith and Loretta Devine.

GOOD TIMES 45th ANNIVERSARY MARATHON

Airs Friday, February 8 starting at 10 a.m. ET through Sunday, February 11 at 5 a.m. ET

UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD: Pam Grier

Airs: Wednesday, February 13 at 8 p.m. ET

Pam Grier rose to stardom in the early 1970s as a trailblazing black female action star whose unparalleled beauty and fighting skills changed the face of women in film. Pam Grier goes behind the stardom and provides an intimate look at her most iconic roles and her astounding life.

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Airs: Wednesday, February 13 at 9 p.m. ET

Based on the award-winning play by Lorraine Hansberry, the 2008 adaptation stars Sean Combs, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad and Sanaa Lathan, and tells the story of a family living and struggling on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s. A fiercely moving portrait of people whose hopes and dreams are constantly deferred, “A Raisin In the Sun” was the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway.

*Additional Airings: February 13 at 9 p.m. ET; February 14 at 1 p.m. ET; February 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET

UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD: Eartha Kitt

Airs: Wednesday, February 20 at 8 p.m. ET

From Broadway to the big screen, renowned international dancer/actress/singer/activist Eartha Kitt shattered barriers on and off camera.  Known for her highly distinctive singing style and unforgettable roles like “Catwoman,” Eartha was also a vocal critic of the Vietnam War and an advocate for social justice issues. Through exclusive footage and revelations from family and friends, audiences will get a glimpse of the trials and triumphs she faced privately and publicly.

CADILLAC RECORDS

Airs Wednesday, February 20 at 9 p.m. ET

Written and directed by Darnell Martin, this biographical drama explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s and chronicles the turbulent lives of some of America’s musical legends, including Etta James, Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry. The film stars Beyoncé, Cedric the Entertainer, Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def.

*Additional Airings:  February 5 at 9 p.m. ET; February 6 at 6 p.m. ET; February

17 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET; and February 21 at 1 p.m. ET

UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD: Sheryl Lee Ralph

Airs: Wednesday, February 27 at 8 p.m. ET

THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM

Airs: Wednesday, February 27 at 9 p.m. ET

Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963, this film follows a tight-knit African-American family living in Flint, MI.  When the eldest son begins to get into trouble, the parents decide to send him to Alabama under the guidance of his grandmother. The entire family travels there together by car and during their visit, they find themselves involved in life-changing events. Featured cast members include Wood Harris, Anika Noni Rose, Skai Jackson and David Alan Grier.

For more information about  TV One’s Black History Month visit www.tvone.tv and check out TV One’s YouTube Channel. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #REPRESENTCHANGE.

(Courtesy Credit: TV One)





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Award-winning Series UNSUNG and Smash Hit UNCENSORED Return to TV One

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AWARD-WINNING SERIES UNSUNG AND SMASH HIT UNCENSORED RETURN TO TV ONE
WITH NEW SEASONS EXPLORING THE INTIMATE LIVES OF CELEBRITIES ON SUNDAY, MARCH 3

Unsung Airs at 9 P.M. ET/8C Featuring Lloyd, Adina Howard, The Jets and More; Immediately Followed by Uncensored at 10 P.M. ET/9C Spotlighting DL Hughley, Jermaine Dupri, Naturi Naughton, Tasha Smith, and More

(SILVER SPRING, MD) – February 5, 2019 – TV One’s longest-running and award-winning documentary series UNSUNG continues its stellar run with eight new episodes debuting on Sunday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET/8C. The second season of the network’s edgy docu-series UNCENSORED, which gives unprecedented access to pop culture figures, follows with premiere episodes at 10 p.m. ET/9C.

UNSUNG celebrates the lives of trailblazing musicians whose full stories and journey have yet to be explored. This season promises memorable stories of influential artists including R&B heartthrob Lloyd, 90s songstress Adina Howard, 80s family band The Jets, singer/songwriter Shirley Murdock, house music legend Crystal Waters, crooner Glenn Jones, vocalist Kenny Lattimore and contemporary gospel musician Tasha Cobbs-Leonard. Through first-hand accounts, interviews with family and friends, and archival footage, each episode weaves a tale of the highs and lows of a life in the limelight.

The popular show UNCENSORED resumes for its second season and explores the private lives of some of today’s most notable personalities including comedian/radio host DL Hughley, American Idol Fantasia, legendary hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri, actress Tasha Smith, reality TV star Tami Roman, actress/singer Naturi Naughton, the reigning king of urban gospel Kirk Franklin and singer/songwriter Ne-Yo.

The eight episode auto-biographical series delves into the lives of luminaries as they reveal secrets to their success, obstacles they faced and how they’ve navigated the perils of social media that helped but sometimes haunted their careers. Viewers will get a glimpse into the lives of celebrities as they personally reveal their own stories, in their own words.

UNSUNG is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is Executive Produced by Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland is Executive Producer. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

UNCENSORED is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas (Executive Producer), Keith Neal (Executive Producer), Paul Hall (Showrunner), Jay Allen (Supervising Producer) and James Seppelfrick of Swirl Films. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

For more information on UNSUNG and UNCENSORED, visit TV One’s
YouTube Channeland check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content
on www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting
via social media on TV One’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv)
and the UNSUNG Facebook (@tvoneunsung) using the hashtag #UNSUNG. Follow UNCENSORED on Facebook and Instagram (@UncensoredTVOne)
and use the hashtag #UNCENSORED.

 

D.L. Hughley, Jermaine Dupri and Fantasia | Uncensored Returns March 3

Lloyd, Kenny Lattimore and Tasha Cobbs-Leonard| Unsung Returns March 3

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CLEO TV Debuts Signature Profile Series Cleo Speaks Featuring Candid Conversations With Entrepreneurs Dana Chanel and Mahisha Dellinger

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CLEO SPEAKS Premieres on Saturday, February 9 at 9 A.M. ET/8C; 

Followed by JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ airing at 12 P.M. ET/11C;

CURLS Beauty Brands CEO & Founder Mahisha Dellinger and Sprinkle of Jesus Founder Dana Chanel share their personal stories in the premiere episode of the groundbreaking profile series CLEO SPEAKS airing on Saturday, February 9 at 9 a.m. ET. Rapper/Activist David Banner and comedian Glory Mora join culinary star Chef JJ on the next episode of CLEO TV’s sizzling new series                              JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ this Saturday, February 9 at 12 p.m. ET.

CLEO SPEAKS

CLEO TV’s signature new series CLEO SPEAKS kicks off with Mahisha Dellinger, founder of the natural hair care line CURLS Beauty Brands, and Dana Chanel, creator of the largest online ministry Sprinkle of Jesus.  Mahisha and Dana share their unique perspectives on issues facing Millennial and Gen X women of color today, and reveal their emotional journeys that have shaped their careers and influenced their success. They also sound off on a variety of topics, including motherhood, fashion, relationships, wellness, politics, arts, social justice, business and more. She speaks. We listen.

CLEO SPEAKS is a candid new series that gives dynamic women a platform to share their truths with the world. Selected for their impact on the world, true modern leaders, from CEOs and activists to entrepreneurs, share their candor.  In intimate settings, they reveal the personal and emotional journeys that have shaped their careers and influenced their success. She speaks. We listen. Featured series participants include Tamika Mallory, Activist; April Reign, Activist/Creator #OscarsSoWhite; Tracy Garraud, Co-Host, Sway in The Morning and Founder, She’s Beauty and The Beast; Alicia Garza, Activist/Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter and more.

CLEO SPEAKS is produced by Ruby Red Inc., with Gina Holland and Martine Charles serving as Executive Producers.  For CLEO TV, Jason Ryan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production; Donyell McCullough is Sr. Director of Talent & Casting; and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

                                 Dana Chanel | CLEO SPEAKS

                                       Sat., Feb. 9 @ 9 AM ET

                        Mahisha Dellinger | CLEO SPEAKS |
                                       Sat., Feb. 9 @ 9 AM ET

 

JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ

Rapper/Activist David Banner and comedian Glory Mora stop by Chef JJ’s kitchen for good laughs and a savory meal on this week’s episode.   Chef JJ and his guests bring the heat while preparing an Italian Classic – Crispy Chicken Parmesan covered in Tomato Sauce over Fresh Fettuccine and Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette.

Jackson, MS native David Banner is a Grammy Award-Winning music producer, recording artist, philanthropist, activist and actor whose film credits include “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” and Ride Along.” Glory Mora is a comedian and Harlem native who recently launched her own production company to provide opportunities for up-and-coming African American and Latino women comedians.  The group dishes on everything from the influences of different cultures on food, the African Diaspora to positive music and creating opportunities for the next generation.  Don’t miss the next episode of JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ.

JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ is a hot new cooking show where CLEO TV viewers get to hang out with Chef JJ Johnson. Set in a hip, New York City loft, JJ prepares meals from his kitchen and entertains his celebrity friends. Each episode features notable special guests including fashion entrepreneur Nichole Lynel, actress Naturi Naughton, rapper and activist David Banner, activist Tamika Mallory, actor Malik Yoba, celebrity fitness trainer Naphtali Aikens, CLEO TV Personalities Tai Beauchamp and Elton Anderson, gospel artist Koryn Hawthorne, actor Robert Ri’chard and ESPN Commentator and NBA champion Stephen Johnson, among others. The series airs back-to-back episodes of Season 3 on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET with an encore at 7 p.m. ET.

JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ is produced by Powerhouse Productions, with Rochelle Brown and Sonia Armstead serving as Executive Producers.  For CLEO TV, Tia A. Smith and Jason Ryan are Executive Producers in Charge of Production; Donyell McCullough is Sr. Director of Talent & Casting, and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

CLICK THE IMAGES TO VIEW THE RECIPES, BEHIND THE SCENES, CLIPS AND MORE FOR 

JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ ASSETS

                                                (Photo Courtesy Credits: CLEO TV)


What makes Chef JJ unique?

JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ

                                                   

Toast to friendship |

JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ

                                                   

Words of inspiration from David Banner |

JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ

For more information about CLEO TV visit www.mycleo.tv and check out CLEO TV YouTube Channel. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter,Instagram and Facebook (@mycleotv) using #JustEatsWithChefJJ and #CleoSpeaks.

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‘Young and the Restless’ actor Kristoff St. John dead at 52

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“Young and the Restless” actor Kristoff St. John has died at age 52.

Officials say Los Angeles police were called to his home on Sunday and his body was turned over to the Los Angeles County coroner. The cause of death was not available.

St. John had played Neil Winters on the CBS soap opera since 1991, earning nine daytime Emmy nominations. He won a Daytime Emmy in 1992 for outstanding younger actor in a drama series and won 10 NAACP Image Awards.

He announced in September that he was engaged to model Kseniya Mikhaleva.

St. John was twice married and divorced and was the father of a son and two daughters. His 24-year-old son, Julian, died in 2014.

On Jan. 21, St. John retweeted “Grieving the loss of a child is a process. It begins on the day your child passes, and ends the day the parent joins them.”

This is an ongoing development, so please keep check with Prestige for updates.

 

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