TV One is exploring new ways to expand the range of their programming. Next month, the network will premiere a new series called For My Man. The show, which will be an hour-long, will delve into the stories of women who have committed crimes for their lovers. According to research, women of color are one of the fasting growing groups in the prison system. The Bureau of Justice Statistics show that over 200,000 of these women have encountered some form of abuse before being put into prison. “Every episode of ‘For My Man’ illustrates a love story gone horribly wrong and with a devastating outcome. News headlines report the aftermath of these scenarios, but ‘For My Man’ pulls viewers deeper into the narrative as the fairytale sours. After watching these stories, viewers may strongly question how far they might go in the name of love,” said D’Angela Proctor, TV One’s Senior Vice President Original Programming and Production. For My Man will debut on Monday, Sept. 7 at 10pm ET. Read more.
Prairie View to Name Parkway After Sandra Bland
The plan to dedicate a parkway to Sandra Bland has taken a step forward. Yesterday, the Prairie View City Council in Houston voted to have University Drive changed to ‘Sandra Bland Parkway.’ Bland’s loved ones marched alongside Prairie View A&M students for a “walk of solidarity” yesterday afternoon. The demonstration went to Prairie View’s City Hall, where the vote was taken. Bland was discovered dead in her jail cell on July 13. Her death sparked controversy because even though the medical examiner ruled it as a suicide, there is still speculation about whether foul play was involved. Read more.
Bobby Brown Performs for the First Time since Bobbi Kristina’s Death
This weekend, singer Bobby Brown took to the stage for the first time since his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away. Brown did a surprise duet with songstress Macy Gray at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. He thanked his fans for all the love he’s received during this rough time in his life. “Thank you for all your prayers, everybody,” he said. Bobbi Kristina passed away last month after being in a medically induced coma for almost half a year. Read more.
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