Power couple Salim and Mara Akil take talent to OWN for new romantic dramedy

Salim and Mara Akil created an upcoming series and relationship dramedy, “Love Is___.” The show is based on a true story of a husband and wife navigating Black Hollywood. The show will air on OWN. “Love Is___” explores the highs and lows of love. The ’90s based show will celebrate Black culture in all of its […]

Lorraine Toussaint talks ‘Rosewood’ and Black TV at Chicago screening

Morris Chestnut is Miami pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. He has the uncanny ability to see what others miss. This can be attributed to a specific condition he has that causes him to look deeper. In the first episode of “Rosewood.” his mother played by Lorraine Toussaint of “Orange is the New Black” fame urges […]

Too many black TV critics insult black women’s intelligence

With the success of ABCs “Scandal,” and other shows like Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and Have Nots” and BETs “Being Mary Jane,” has brought an intense amount of scrutiny to shows that feature black actresses as leads. Cries of “negative portrayal” have become louder and louder, due to the fact that many of the female characters on these shows are involved in extra-marital affairs.