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First Take: Mara Brock Akil’s Blueprint For Running Your Own Show

Being Mary Jane and Girlfriends creator Mara Brock Akil talks falling in love with screenwriting and tips for running your own show.


‘The Game’ to Be Terminated From BET’s Programming

After nine long seasons of one our favorite sitcoms since Girlfriends, gets the plug pulled on them. BET won’t be extending The Game for any more…


#WCW: 15 Inspirational Women We Admire

It may be customary to have just one woman crush per Wednesday, but we just can’t help it. These women have showed us how…


Vixen Chat: Tika Sumpter Answers Our Juiciest QOTD

From daytime soap star, to Tyler Perry drama queen, Tika Sumpter has lit up both the big and small screens with a double shot…


BET Doesn’t Want Melanie and Derwin Back on ‘The Game’

Fans of Melanie and Derwin will have to pray a little harder if they want to see the couple return to The Game.


Gabrielle Union Covers Hype Hair’s April/May Issue

Union is officially Hype Hair’s favorite Hollywood starlet! From her breakout role in Bring It On to her turn in the runaway box office hit, Think Like…


Vixen Virginity: The Game’s Katlynn Simone Tells Us Her Firsts

Thanks to social networks, you can know everything about your favorite celebrities without ever meeting them.  However, while some of your famous…


Mara Brock Akil, Holly Robinson Peete, and Traci Blackwell Honored at Spelman College Gala

Yesterday, The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College’s LA Chapter and Congenial Spirits celebrated two decades of philanthropy. The prestigious gala took place at…


Red Carpet Recap: Essence’s ‘Black Women in Hollywood’ Luncheon [Photos]

Yesterday (Feb. 27), our favorite brown Vixens made their way to the 7th annual Essence’s “Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon” at the Beverly Hilton.


Robinne Lee of ‘Being Mary Jane’ is Taking Over Our Twitter!

Are you obsessed with Being Mary Jane and Robinne Lee’s character, Avery Daniels? Whether it be the intense storylines or relatable characters, we’re certainly tuned in every…


Listen to the Songs From Episode 3 of ‘Being Mary Jane’

Each week Being Mary Jane gets more explicit and real. Thankfully, no matter how intense the episodes get, the music coincides with the story…


Listen to the Songs From Episode 2 of ‘Being Mary Jane’

Our jaws were not prepared to drop within the first five minutes of Being Mary Jane, but that’s what makes a great drama. Taking…


Vixen Chat: Robinne Lee Talks ‘Being Mary Jane’

Unlike everything else on TV, Being Mary Jane is already proving to be a much needed breath of fresh air for the black community.


Listen to The Songs Played on ‘Being Mary Jane’ This Week

The series premiere of Being Mary Jane was simply everything.  Whether it be relatable, dramatic or a mix of both, BMJ with its twists and…


5 Reasons to Watch ‘Being Mary Jane’ Starring Gabrielle Union

BET is ready to bring the drama to Tuesday night television with the return of The Game and it’s newest show, Being Mary Jane. The…


Gabrielle Union Challenges the Media’s Love for Latina Women in ‘Being Mary Jane’ [Trailer]

Being Mary Jane has been steadily gaining fans since its film festival debut last year. BET’s new series describes leading actress Gabrielle Union as…


Mara Brock Akil Teases Fans With Potential Kickstarter Campaign for ‘Girlfriends’ Movie

It’s only the movie that millions of diehard fans have been waiting for…you know, nothing big. With a simple tweet in the wee hours of…

Movies & TV

Salim & Mara Brock Akil Talk Houston’s Role in ‘Sparkle’

Director Salim Akil & Screenwriter Mara Brock Akil Discuss The Role of "Emma," played by the late Whitney Houston in this exclusive clip from 'Sparkle.'…