Thursday, March 21, 2019

DL Hughley and Co-Host Jasmine Sanders Helm New Daily Nighttime Talk Show

Noted comedian, actor and REACH Media Syndicated Radio hostDL Hughley is bringing his own brand of comedy and commentary to TV One with his new nighttime talk show THE DL HUGHLEY SHOW, which premiered Monday, March 18 at 11/10C PM. The show will air four nights a week, Monday through Thursday.

Hughley is one of the most unapologetic voices of our time and does not shy away from controversy. THE DL HUGHLEY SHOW dives head first into hot topics of the day and dishes on the latest news, entertainment, pop culture and what's trending in social media.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to expand my radio show and bring it to a late night television audience,” said DL Hughley. “I want to talk about things that matter to our community and this show will mirror what everyone is talking about every day.”

Always insightful and informative, Hughley and his co-host Jasmine Sanders use humor to deliver everything from hard news to lighter fare. Featuring stories relevant to a rapidly evolving African American community, the one-hour show, which is a hybrid of Hughley's existing radio show and fresh content created specifically for a nighttime audience, will offer everything from covering the day’s major headlines and round table discussions to celebrity guest interviews and comedy bits.

“We are excited to grow our partnership with an amazing talent like DLHughley, who’s already a part of our Urban One family,”        said Michelle Rice, TV One General Manager.
“DL will courageously shine a light on the issues facing black America with his unique brand of humor, intelligence and thought-provoking perspective.”

Shot in a stylized studio, the look and feel of THE DL HUGHLEY SHOW is patterned after a traditional radio show, adapted for television and will be taped in-studio four days a week from Burbank, CA. 

THE DL HUGHLEY SHOW is produced for TV One by Pygmy Wolf Productions with DL Hughley and KP Anderson serving as Executive Producers. Sonya Vaughn and Charlie Gerencer serve as Co-Executive Producers and Jade Mills serves as Executive in Charge of Production. Melanie Massie serves as Talent Producer. For TV One, Susan Henry and Regina Thomas serve as Executive Producers in Charge of Production. 
For more information about the DL HUGHLEY SHOW, visit TV One’s microsite and check out exclusive, behind the scenes content.TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TwitterInstagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tags #THEDLHUGHLEYSHOW#TVONE and #REPRESENT.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sisters In Power To Host An Empowerment Event In Atlanta

Sisters In Power, an organization dedicated to empowering and changing lives with conferences held nationwide, will make its second stop in 2019 in Atlanta on Saturday, March 23rd at JF Brick Studios located at 2060 Bratton Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.  An evening of entertainment, networking and most importantly, empowerment, the “Changing Lives” conference is from 4-8 p.m.
The event features vendors, a celebrity panel discussing issues surrounding women and men from all walks of life, music, food, drinks and a fashion show.  The panel includes the following: former NFL player Jay Barnett, Marketing/PR Rep Izzy Ike, Actress and Business Owner Robyn Dyke, Actress Reece Odum and more. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting

For more information about the organization and upcoming tours, please visit or follow on IG @Sisters_In_Power.

​Sisters In Power

Sisters In Power was founded by Tiana Jones who felt there was a need for an atmosphere where women from all walks of life can genuinely get to know, support and inspire one another. The empowerment organization created a judge-free zone, where people can learn how to grow and reach their highest potential. The celebrity panel is strategically hand-picked to ensure that people leave getting the most out of their experience. The organization’s goal is for women and men to leave feeling empowered, supported, spiritually fed and ready to take over the world.  S.I.P. has released its 2019 tour schedule with the first stop in New Orleans on Feb. 23. More tour dates and locations can be found by visiting 

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Show to Feature a Presentation of the All-New Aretha Franklin ICON Award & Appearances by Kelly Price, Brian Courtney Wilson, Charles Jenkins, Erica Campbell, Jekalyn Carr, Jonathan McReynolds, Kelontae Gavin, Koryn Hawthorne, Maranda Curtis, Regina Belle, Todd Dulaney, Anthony Brown,
JJ Hairston & Yolanda Adams
Kelly Price
Brian Courtney Wilson
Charles Jenkins
Erica Campbell
Jonathan McReynolds
Jekayln Carr
Kelontae Gavin
Maranda Curtis
Special Good Friday Premiere on BET April 19 at 8 p.m. ET/7p.m CT
and 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT*

The Biggest Night in Gospel Music Set to Tape Live on Friday, March 29, 2019
at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena
​Central City Productions today announced a sensational line-up of performers and presenters for The 34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards presented by AT&T, including a posthumous tribute to the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The exhilarating all-star tribute performance by Kelly Price, Regina Belle and Erica Campbell will be followed by a presentation of the Aretha Franklin ICON Award. Gospel prince, Kirk Franklin, will return to host the live show taping at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena on Friday, March 29, 2019.
For the first time since 2005, The Stellar Awards telecast will premiere on BET on Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT and again at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT. The biggest night in gospel music will also feature rousing performances by Brian Courtney Wilson, Charles Jenkins, Jekalyn Carr, Jonathan McReynolds, Kelontae Gavin, Koryn Hawthorne, Maranda Curtis and Todd Dulaney.
Stellar Awards Executive Producer and Founder, Don Jackson shared, “It was 35 years ago when Aretha performed ‘Precious Lord’ on my very first Gospel Music television special ‘Living the Dream.’ In recognition of Aretha’s roots in Gospel Music and her continuing love for the genre, I am delighted that our executive committee agreed to present her with our ICON Award posthumously and continue to present the award forever in her name as the Aretha Franklin ICON Award.”
Among this year’s presenters are Anthony Brown, Yolanda Adams, Dr. Bobby Jones, DeVon Franklin, Janice Gaines and JJ Hairston. As previously announced, The Stellar Awards nominees with multiple nominations include Jonathan McReynolds, Maranda Curtis, Todd Dulaney, Jekalyn Carr, Koryn Hawthorne, Snoop Dogg, Tori Kelly, Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, Jarell Smalls and Company, Kelontae Gavin and Tasha Page-Lockhart.
This year’s Stellar Awards will recognize gospel music royalty who have made substantial contributions to the genre with special honors. Legendary gospel singer Delores Washington Green of The Caravans will receive The Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award. Stellar Honors Hall of Fame Inductees include Jackie Patillo (Dove Awards), James Robinson, Jr. (Malaco Gospel) and Phil Thornton (RCA Inspiration).
The Stellar Awards show taping is open to the public, with ticket prices ranging from $50 - $200 at The show’s star-studded red carpet Live Stream Show will be hosted by Deitrick Haddon and Goo Goo Atkins, and the newly popular Emerging Artist stage will showcase performances by DOE, Jabari Johnson and Will McMillan.
​Stellar Awards week lights up Las Vegas with several pre-show festivities, including the Independent Artist Showcase at 6 p.m. PT on Wednesday, March 27 at the Orleans Showroom hosted by comedian Akintunde and Jessica Reedy. In addition to the competition with artists new to the industry, the show will feature performances by Earnest Pugh, Sir the Baptist and Shelby 5.
Thursday, March 28, kicks off at 9:30am PT with The Stellar Academy series of masterclass executive panels with Don Jackson, DeVon Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and celebrity stylist J. Bolin.


William McMillan
Jabari Johnson
​The Stellar Gospel Music Awards Pre-Show hosted by Charles Jenkins and Lexi takes place Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. PT at the Orleans Showroom. The top-tier line-up of performances include: Casey J, VaShawn Mitchell, Isabel Davis, William Murphy, Benita Jones, Vincent Tharpe and Kenosis, The Wardlaw Brothers, Ella Michaels, Keion D. Henderson, Fresh Start Worship and Dexter Walker and Zion Movement. Quartet legends, The Sensational Nightingales, will be honored with the Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award. The celebration carries into the night with Aaron Arrington’s Midnight Gospel Bowl featuring a performance by Vanessa Bell Armstrong and more at 11:30 p.m. PT at the Orleans Bowling Center. 
The Stellar Gospel Radio Awards & Showcase will be held prior to the Main Event on Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. PT, honoring the most outstanding radio stations and announcers who serve urban gospel music audiences. This show is jam-packed with moving performances by Anthony Brown, Chrystal Rucker, Isaiah Templeton, Evelyn Turrentine, DJ Dwight Stone, Emcee N.I.C.E., Miz Tiffany, Jor’Dan Armstrong, The McDonald Sisters, Brent Jones and The Waco Community Choir. The event, hosted by Byron Cage and Janice Gaines, is the perfect pre-show kickoff prior to the taping. Tickets for each event can be purchased at
More of the biggest names in gospel and a few additional surprises are being added to the growing list of top performers and presenters appearing in this year’s show. For more information visit us at and on social media @thestellars. Be sure to subscribe to The Stellar Awards all-new YouTube channel and follow us on social media for the latest news and updates about the biggest night in gospel! The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Executive in Charge of Production. Michael A. Johnson will produce and direct this year's award show.


Jonathan McReynolds – 9 Nominations
Maranda Curtis – 7 Nominations
Todd Dulaney – 6 Nominations
Jekalyn Carr – 5 Nominations
Koryn Hawthorne - 4 Nominations
Kelontae Gavin - 4 Nominations
Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir – 4 Nominations
Jarrell Smalls and Company – 4 Nominations
Snoop Dogg – 3 Nominations
Tori Kelly– 3 Nominations
Tasha Page-Lockhart – 2 Nominations


To view the complete list of nominees Click here

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Singer Gareth Asher: Keeping Up With Family Tradition

If you have been following When We Speak TV
throughout the years then Gareth Asher is definitely not a new face to you.
Back when we first began, Gareth was one of our very early interviews
We can never forget that day in  2012, meeting with Gareth on the balcony of Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA.   
The entire interview was amazing but what took the interview to  the next level was when Gareth took out his guitar and began to sing for Jermaine Sain.  "I have the perfect song for you", Gareth tells Jermaine as he prepares his guitar to play and sing. 
Once Gareth began to sing, it was like watching a live music video recording.  His voice was so soothing and the guitar accommodated his vocals so perfectly!



Recently, When We Speak TV caught back up with Gareth Asher for a segment of What Do YOU Speak?.  It was so great to hang out with him and see that he is continuing the family tradition.....(Check out the video and you will know what the family tradition is).....

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Saturday, March 16, 2019


After an emotional roller-coaster ride at Marriage Boot Camp, rapper Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera hit the re-set button on their relationship to renew their vows in a dream wedding on an all-new two part special “Waka & Tammy Tie the Knot,” airing on Thursday, March 21 and Thursday, March 28 at 8pm ET/PT on WE tv. The couple is ready to walk down the aisle again to say their I Do’s but rumors, temptations and meddling family threaten to derail their future.


About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows and dramatic scripted series, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a 
catalyst to drive conversation and build community.  WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV. WE tv is available to over 86 million U.S. homes. 

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Sunday, March 10, 2019


Six gospel artists will have the chance to become a gospel music star on a new reality program called “The Gospel.” The Gospel chronicles 10 days with eight episodes as contestants compete for a national management contract with T.D. Jakes’ Dexterity Sounds and Marquis Boone Music Group. The first of its kind for Gospel music, the winner of this Christian music competition will be announced with the opportunity to perform at the International Pastors & Leadership Conference in Tampa Bay on April 25.
The show is Executive produced by T.D. Jakes and Marquis Boone and hosted by Darlene McCoy. The Gospel will serve as a platform for up-and-coming gospel artists while inspiring viewers through their faith-filled musical performances. Not only will artists discover stardom, but also experience the hustle and drive necessary to rise in the entertainment industry. The program will air beginning March 10 exclusively on the Bishop’s Village, T.D. Jakes’ online streaming platform with behind the scene videos, messages and content. Visit to subscribe, stream, and vote. 

Darlene McCoy
Micah Stampley
Jekalyn Carr
Q. Parker
​Contestants were discovered via video recordings submitted on social media and through the Bishop’s Village platform. Mentors, including Micah Stampley, Jekalyn Carr, Q Parker, Devyne Stephens and more, will help mold them into polished performers. Each week, viewers subscribed to Bishop’s Village 
​will have the chance to vote and select the winner of the artists’ weekly challenge. In the end, T.D. Jakes and Marquis Boone will select the winner of a national management contract.

The 2019 International Pastors & Leadership Conference is April 25—27, 2019, at the Tampa Convention Center. At the conference, Jakes will also be unveiling his latest book, Crushing: God Turns Pressure into Power.

Visit for more information on confirmed speakers, talent, the full schedule and special event updates. Stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by following @IPLExcel.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019


Two-Hour Live TV Special to Air on TV ONE Saturday, March 30, 2019
The NAACP announced on March 5, 2019, that Anthony Anderson will return as host for the 50th NAACP Image Awards. Anderson is a two-time NAACP Image Awards Winner for his role on Blackish, and will be hosting the show for the 6th consecutive year. 
"We are pleased to have Anthony as our host for our 50th anniversary. Anthony's charisma on stage has won over our audience and continues to bring in new viewers every year. As we recognize the best of the best artists for their accomplishments over the past year, we couldn't be more proud to do so with Anthony by our side."
President and CEO Derrick Johnson.
Winners for the 50th NAACP Image Awards will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special airing on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9pm/8c from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

​​Anderson, is currently the star and Executive Producer of ABC's multi-award winning sitcom, Blackish, a four-time NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Comedy Series, Anderson is also set to star in the upcoming Netflix film Beats.
PictureCathy Hughes
​In addition to the live telecast, TV One will air the 50th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS: TRIBUTE SPECIAL, sponsored by Toyota, immediately preceding the show at 8pm ET/7C. The tribute special honors this year's nominees, past winners and significant moments. Hosted by Urban One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes, the special features in-depth one-on-one conversations with director/actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield, singer/actor John Legend, actor Stephan James, actress Loretta Devine, music industry legend Clarence Avant, soul singer Kenny Lattimore, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters. The network will provide promotional support for both programs on TV One, Radio One and Reach Media, Interactive One, and via a multi-platform marketing campaign.

​For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at or on Facebook at naacpimageaward and Twitter @naacpimageaward (#ImageAwards50). 

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Friday, March 1, 2019

The ATL Actors Awards are coming back to Atlanta!

If you live anywhere in the Atlanta metro area, you are aware that the film industry in Atlanta is continuously growing.  At this time, there are so many productions shot in Atlanta and Georgia, that it's too hard to keep up with what's shooting.  This has definitely opened up a door for actors in Atlanta to get more roles and opportunities. 
In 2018, When We Speak TV, attended the ATL Actors Awards honoring those very actors for their dedication and hard work in the film industry.   The really great thing about the ATL Actors Awards is that the creator, Kelvin "K Chill" Harris says he didn't want to have people vote like some of the other award shows. 
Get Your Tickets:  3rd annual ATL Actors Awards
Website:  ATL Actors Awards
Facebook: ATL Actors Awards
Instagram: ATLActorsAwards


When We Speak TV's own, Jermaine Sain will be presenting at the 3rd annual ATL Actors Awards!!!

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Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak. After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.

In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.

Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.

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