Stories are meant to be told, documentaries are meant to be seen. There are so many different tales that need to be acknowledged and documenting via film is one of the most effective ways to tell a story. There are many issues in the black community and this cannot be denied. Education is the key when it comes to trying to uplift your people, and what better way to do that than through film?
Rahiem Shabazz, award-winning journalist and filmmaker, has a story that needed to be told and with his cunning skills as a journalist and passion for the subject at hand, there was no way he was gonna drop the ball! The critical praise of Elementary Genocide has propelled him further in the game to a point that, although this isn’t his first film, it’s an effective start to many more to come.
The Atlanta resident spoke to The Industry Cosign about why he felt the need to film this subject matter, the marketing details, and what’s next for the camera lens. Read more…
TYLER PERRY’S NEW TELEVISION DRAMA
“IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG”
TO PREMIERE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 ON OWN
(left to right) April Parker-Jones, Amanda Clayton, Zulay Henao, Heather Hemmens & Edwina Findley
from Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You is Wrong”
Photo by Jeremy Cowart and Courtesy of OWN
OWN ANNOUNCES CAST FOR NEW DRAMA SERIES
“IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG” FROM TYLER PERRY
Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the principal cast of the previously announced television drama “If Loving You is Wrong” (former working title: “Single Mom’s Club”) from prolific writer, director, producer Tyler Perry. The new series, premiering September 2014, follows the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street. While the neighbors come from very different backgrounds, their lives are similar – raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and keeping romance in their relationships. But just below the surface — secrets, lies and deception threaten to destroy what they have built.
OWN’S TYLER PERRY COMEDY ‘LOVE THY NEIGHBOR’ RETURNS WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 AT 9 P.M. ET/PT
OWN’S TYLER PERRY COMEDY ‘LOVE THY NEIGHBOR’ RETURNS WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 AT 9 P.M. ET/PT
Photo Caption: Scene from “Love Thy Neighbor” –
Linda Feels Torn Between Will and Phillip
Photo Credit: Courtesy of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s popular comedy series “Love Thy Neighbor” from Tyler Perry will return with all-new episodes on Wednesday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
“THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS” RETURNS WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES ON TUESDAY, MAY 27 AT 9 P.M. ET/PT
Scene from “The Haves and the Have Nots” -
Jim Cryer visits Candace Young who is being held against her will on his orders
Phot Credit: Courtesy of OWN —
LOS ANGELES (May 6, 2014) – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network‘s popular drama series “The Haves and the Have Nots” will return with all-new episodes on Tuesday, May 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
A NEW SEASON OF
“FOR BETTER OR WORSE” PREMIERES
APRIL 9 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON OWN
Cast of “For Better or Worse”
Courtesy of: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
(Los Angeles) – March 17, 2014 – OWN’s popular comedy series from Tyler Perry, “For Better or Worse,” will kick-off a new season with two back-to-back half-hour episodes on Wednesday, April 9 at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
At the end of last season, Angela (NAACP Image Award nominated actress Tasha Smith) is convinced that her husband, Marcus (Michael Jai White), is having an affair; Richard (Kent Faulcon) and Keisha’s (Kiki Haynes) relationship is on the rocks and Leslie (Crystle Stewart) comes face-to-face with her stalker and is trapped without anyone knowing her whereabouts. The new season opens with Leslie’s ex-boyfriend, Joseph (Jason Olive), frantically searching for her and fearing her life may be in danger.
OWN Premieres New Season of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” & “Love Thy Neighbor” in New York
OWN PREMIERES NEW SEASON OF TYLER PERRY’S
“THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS” &
“LOVE THY NEIGHBOR” IN NEW YORK
Cast of “The Haves and the Have Nots”
The cast of “Love Thy Neighbor”
(NEW YORK) January 7, 2014 – Last night, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Tyler Perry Studios kicked off the year with a lively screening of Season 2 of their hit shows “The Haves and the Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor.” Over a hundred press and tastemakers packed the Tribeca Grand Screening Room on a wintry night to get a sneak peek of “Love Thy Neighbor” (LTN) and a full episode viewing of “The Haves and the Have Nots” (HHN). HHN cast members in attendance included John Schneider, Renee Lawless, Gavin Houston, Peter Parros, Angela Robinson, Jaclyn Betham, Aaron O’Connell, Eva Tamargo and Tyler Lepley. [Not attending were Tika Sumpter who was in Mississippi shooting a film and Crystal Fox who was out of the country]. LTN cast on hand were Patrice Lovely, Palmer Williams Jr, Kendra C. Johnson, Andre Hall, Jonathan Chase and Darmirra Brunson. Tyler Perry Studios executives Ozzie Areu (president/executive producer), Will Areu (senior vice president/producer) and Mark Swinton (producer) were also in the building to celebrate the highly anticipated second season of these shows.
LIONSGATE AND MOTOWN RECORDS’
TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS ALBUM
RINGS IN THE HOLIDAYS WITH NOVEMBER 25th RELEASE
All-Star Soundtrack Album Features Motown Legends Smokey Robinson, Jackson 5,
Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men, and Newcomers Kevin Ross and Myprynt,
Along With Music Icons Mariah Carey, James Brown, Pearl Bailey & More!
(December 2, 2013 – New York, NY) – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Motown Records today announced the star-studded holiday season soundtrack album TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS ALBUM. Available in stores and through digital retailers on November 25, 2013, the album sets the stage for Lionsgate’s eagerly-anticipated feature film release TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS, the latest film in the hit “Madea” franchise created by writer, producer, director and leading man Tyler Perry. Lionsgate will release TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS in theatres nationwide on December 13, 2013. Read more…
By TRACEY MICHAE’L LEWIS-GIGGETTS
Sometimes you just have to check yourself. I know I do. And when I don’t, sometimes God does the checking. For instance, I can easily find myself making snap judgments about people without any consideration of them and certainly without the compassion I profess to have. This very thing happened to me last year. Hubby and I were finally enjoying one of our first dates since having our daughter. We’d chosen to go see Tyler Perry’s “Madea Gets a Job.” Say what you want about TP, but hubby and I needed to do the whole laugh, cry, wave our hands thing and we knew that Madea would not disappoint in this regard.
As we were walking into the Liacouras Center here in Philly, we were approached by a woman who looked to be in her late 40s/early 50s. She wore jeans and a tank top and her hair was freshly twisted into neat Shirley Temple curls. She came up to my husband with her hand out and asked if we could spare any money. “I’m homeless,” she announced. Now my husband has a huge heart when it comes to this kind of thing so he pulls out a couple of dollars and hands it to the woman. She says “Thank you” and moves on down the line. Me? I’m afraid to say that I wasn’t so generous of heart in that moment. Skeptical, my first thought was… “Umm, lady. Your hair is perfectly curled. You look as though you just walked out the beauty salon a couple hours ago. Maybe you could’ve used that money to eat.” Read more…
According to a report on AdAge, the Oprah Winfrey Network is making a profit earlier than anticipated. The network, owned by media maven, Oprah Winfrey and Discovery, wasn’t expecting to start making money until the latter half of this current year, but based on recent earnings, has moved in to the black after the second quarter. Read more…
TYLER PERRY SHOWS IN ATLANTA
(ATLANTA) May 16, 2013 – On Tuesday, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network hosted a preview party at Bar One in Atlanta for their two new scripted series: Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and The Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor.” Fans, friends and family packed the chic venue to get a sneak peek of the much-anticipated shows and to hobnob with the cast. Tika Sumpter, John Schneider, Crystal Fox and Renee Lawless were on hand to represent “The Haves and The Have Nots,” while Patrice Lovely, Palmer Williams and Kendra C. Johnson greeted fans on behalf of “Love Thy Neighbor.” After clips from the two shows were screened, the cast answered questions from the crowd. “We are so excited to be a part of this journey with OWN and Tyler Perry,” said Patrice Lovely. “This experience – from filming to meeting Oprah — has been amazing!” added Crystal Fox. Read more…
Cheryl Pepsii Riley
Celebrates Ten Years of
Touring Success with Tyler Perry
As a small business owner you might agree that coming up with the idea for your business was a piece of cake. . . Financing the business, however, is an entirely different story! Sometimes you may only have very few opportunities to present your business for funding, so it’s your job to make sure they count! Read more…
As a small business owner you might agree that coming up with the idea for your business was a piece of cake. . . Financing the business, however, is an entirely different story! Sometimes you may only have very few opportunities to present your business for funding, so it’s your job to make sure they count!
Here are five strategic steps to help you fund your business and get to the next level BEFORE you start pitching to potential investors and lenders. Read more…
If you have conflicts with a lot of people (family, coworkers, friends, church members, strangers) maybe it’s you…boo. Unhealthy relationships cause one to feel anger, sadness, and frustration; however, it can cost you financially as well as emotionally. The following are three questions that you may consider before blaming others for the unhealthy relationships in your life:
- Do I have the ability to self-reflect? One of the most important tools for creating, maintaining, and sustaining healthy relationships is the ability to provide insight or self-reflection about yourself (i.e., your attitude, your behavior, and your role in the conflict). Webster dictionary defines self-reflection as careful thought about your own behavior and beliefs. Read more…
During one of the worst economic times in the country’s history, 30-year old Ash Cash has decided to take a leap of faith and quit his six figure job as a bank manager to pursue a dream of becoming an entrepreneur and teaching financial literacy. Born and raised in a single parent household in the St. Nicholas projects in Harlem, it was believed by Ash and most of his peers that they would be dead or in jail by the age of twenty-five. Somehow through faith, family support, hard work and sacrifice he was able to avoid both.
With more than ten years of banking experience, Ash was able to work his way up the ranks from teller to personal banker, private banker and branch manager. Throughout his career he managed a book of 400 affluent clients with assets ranging from $100,000 to $22 million, coached and trained over 100 sales professionals, opened and managed six branches and brought in almost $90 million in deposits. Today he is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. He works with city agencies and organizations and teaches financial literacy in churches, colleges, and to undeserved, at risk, and incarcerated youth. Simply put, Ash is on a mission to Financially Re-Educate Every Spectrum of Humanity.
Ash believes that the biggest problem in the community, as it pertains to money, is that “we spend money we don’t have to buy things we don’t need to impress people we don’t like.” Read more…
Who: RAHIEM SHABAZZ
What: Rasha Entertainment
Why: RashaEntertainment.com attracts a wide range of casual browsers with interest in every facet of the Hip-Hop culture from music, film and fashion. The site is quickly becoming a required destination for those who are looking for unique content assembled from a hip-hop journalist point of view. We provide exclusive MP3′s for discerning music fans, book reviews and exclusive interviews all interspersed with news commentary.
RashaEntertainment.com has developed strong relationships with major labels, artists, actors and actress which result in exclusive content like video interviews and news. We been featured on many sites including necolebitchie.com, Allhiphop.com, FreddyO.com, GyantUnplugged.com, The Source Magazine, XXL Magazine, GlobalGrind.com, StraightFromTheA.com, ThisIs50.com, WorldStarHiphop.com. Bossip.com, Vlad.com, MTV, BET.com and TMZ.com Read more…