Two very different African American families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.
In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play, the holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.
In this contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ acclaimed play, single mother Naima (Jennifer Hudson) sends her teenage son Langston (Jacob Latimore) to New York to live with his estranged grandparents, Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Once there, Langston embarks on a journey of self-discovery in this inspiring story of faith, family and forgiveness.
Based on the Langston Hughes play, this beloved seasonal story to be adapted by Kasi Lemmons is set in present day Harlem.
In this contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes' acclaimed play, single mother Naima (Jennifer Hudson) sends her teenage son Langston (Jacob Latimore) to New York to live with his estranged grandparents, Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Once there, Langston embarks on a journey of self-discovery in this inspiring story of faith, family and forgiveness.
Sparkle is a timeless story of the bonds of family, the trials of success and the power of music. In her feature film debut, “American Idol” sensation Jordin Sparks stars as Sparkle, a young woman whose big dreams seem almost impossible. She’s been warned against the pitfalls of the music industry by her protective mother (Whitney Houston), yet encouraged by the handsome and ambitious Stix (Derek Luke), Sparkle forms a trio with her sisters (Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo). Together, they perform the soul-stirring songs that Sparkle pens. But as their fame grows, so does the risk of jealousy, self-doubt and insidious temptation. This sweeping drama is brought to life with a powerful cast including Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green.
An aspiring singer-songwriter (Jordin Sparks) defies her over-protective mother (Whitney Houston) to form a musical trio with her sisters, only to encounter the temptations of success.
Sparkle is a timeless story of the bonds of family, the trials of success and the power of music. In her feature film debut, "American Idol" sensation Jordin Sparks stars as Sparkle, a young woman whose big dreams seem almost impossible. She's been warned against the pitfalls of the music industry by her protective mother (Whitney Houston), yet encouraged by the handsome and ambitious Stix, Sparkle forms a trio with her sisters. Together, they perform the soul-stirring songs that Sparkle pens. But as their fame grows, so does the risk of jealousy, self-doubt and insidious temptation.
Producers T. D. Jakes and Tracey E. Edmonds invite you to the marriage of Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton, Precious ) and Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso, Fast & Furious), who just might be the perfect couple. Unfortunately, their families are a perfect recipe for disaster. Mrs. Watson (Angela Bassett) has an upper-crust sensibility that matches her family’s Martha’s Vineyard estate, where Jason’s straight-out-of-Brooklyn mom (Loretta Devine) seems utterly out of place. When the families gather for Jason and Sabrina’s wedding, it becomes clear that each side has its traditions... and its secrets. When uptown meets downtown, the truth comes out – and only one question remains. Will this couple endure the hysterical and harrowing trials of love and finally jump the broom?
When a marriage brings together the bride's upper-crust relatives with the groom's downtown family not even love can conquer all of the difficulties in this romantic comedy.
T.D. Jakes discusses letting go of life's disappointments with former NFL player Chris Draft, singer Angie Stone, and two estranged brothers. Angie Stone performs.
TD Jakes and his wife, Mrs. Serita Jakes, discuss their daughter's teen pregnancy and the impact it had on their lives. Guests include Educator Steve Perry.
T.D. Jakes has a candid, one-on-one interview with Steve Harvey. Steve talks about his early days, the present, his faith, and his willingness to adapt to changing times.
T.D. Jakes discusses how to get physically and financially fit with health, fitness and finance experts. Atlanta businessmen, the Bronner Brothers discuss the family-owned multi-million dollar beauty empire.
TD Jakes talks to smart, successful, single women in search of Mr. Right.
T.D. Jakes challenges viewers to re-train their brains about health and fitness. Guests include a woman struggling with obesity, a man who lost more than a hundred pounds, and fitness expert "Dr. Ro."
The impact media images have on our culture is discussed with former "Basketball Wives" star Jennifer Williams, Activist Sabrina Lamb, Spelman College Professor Tarshia Stanley, and "Black Girls Rock" Founder, Beverly Bond.
In a town hall setting, T.D. Jakes discusses violence in our communities and offers solutions. Guests include Pastor Corey Brooks, former gang member, Arthur "Silky Slim" Reed, Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and more.
Hip Hop star turned actor LL Cool J shares how fame, family, and God play a role in his life.
Money, sex, and relationships are the topics of a man talk session with actors Lamman Rucker, Laz Alonzo, and singers Luke James and Keith Sweat. Also, Luke James performs.
T.D. Jakes discusses the many facets of love with guests Marvin Sapp and film producer, Devon Franklin. He also counsels a couple struggling in their marriage.
A Conversation About Popular Understanding Of Science With Guest Host Sir Paul Nurse, President Of Rockefeller University, Physicist Brian Greene, And Actor Alan Alda. Also, Minister And Author Bishop T.D. Jakes Talks With Guest Host Bob Abernethy, Host Of Religion And Ethics Newsweekly About His New Book, "Mama Made The Difference," And The Importance Of Being An Entrepreneur.
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