No Cover is a platform for the latest new voices on the cusp of being music sensations. The most exciting and promising young recording artists in the business will share their music, their story and their journey with us.
In the movie “The Mod Squad,” Julie (Claire Danes) is on her way to jail for assault; arsonist Linc (Omar Epps) is looking at serious prison time; and Pete (Giovanni Ribisi) is about to be sent away for robbery. Unexpectedly, a Los Angeles police captain named Adam Greer (Dennis Farina) makes them a deal: if they agree to work as an undercover unit investigating drug dealers who prey on teens, Greer will wipe their slates clean. A tragic turn of events quickly finds Julie, Linc and Pete working to clear their names.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, 1991, Earvin “Magic” Johnson made people stop and watch at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. But this time it wasn’t his basketball brilliance as a perennial NBA All-Star and three-time MVP that was captivating audiences worldwide. Instead, the 32-year-old groundbreaking point guard was holding a press conference to make the stunning announcement that he was HIV-positive and would be retiring from basketball immediately. But the shock of this declaration went deeper. Having the AIDS virus in 1991 was widely seen as a death sentence, and the commonly held belief was that we would be watching a beloved sports hero die excruciatingly and swiftly in front of our eyes. Yet Magic had a different narrative in mind. He defied the odds, not just surviving, but truly living and prospering. From his MVP performance in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game, his participation on the original Olympic “Dream Team” later that year and an NBA comeback in 1996, to his astounding success as a businessman, philanthropist and ambassador in the fight against AIDS, Magic has lived up to the promise of his nickname.
From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.
A documentary about a trans-racial adoptee who finds her birth mother and meets the rest of a family who didn’t know she existed, including her birth father. A story about identity, the complexities of trans-racial adoption and most importantly, Closure.
In the web series premiere the cast is introduced. The group celebrates Kian’s upcoming nuptials at an exclusive Harlem restaurant but dinner unexpectedly turns into a passionate discussion regarding Chasity’s love life.
Misty Copeland (born 1982) is an American ballerina, described by many accounts as the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three great American-style classical ballet companies on the world stage today (along with New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet). However, Nora Kimball, who was with the ABT in the mid 1980s preceded her. In this role as the second African-American ballerina and first in two decades with ABT, she has endured the cultural pressure associated with it. Copeland is considered a prodigy who rose to stardom despite not starting ballet until the age of 13. By age 15, Copeland’s mother and ballet teachers, who were serving as her custodial guardians, fought a custody battle over her.
Momma Lena comes down to Earth as an angel to check on her three daughters; Fran, Christine and Tonia. She sits on the side of the stage, The Angels Corner and narrates the play in between the scenes. Fran and her husband Phillip are lawyers at top law firms; Christine is engaged to Dr. Charles Blackwell and eager to be married, however, Tonia has been spending time with Charles unbeknownst to her sister.
A couple is joyously expecting their first child, but a secret from the husband’s past threatens to destroy their happiness. Tracey, soon to be a new mother, is overjoyed at finally being able to have a child and prepares for a visit from her family for a big celebration. Her husband Devin, sidelined from the NFL due to a football injury, is also elated while physically working to build up his strength to return to the game. Their world, despite their financial hardships, is a happy one until Tracey receives a visitor at her beauty shop that reveals a past indiscretion that makes her question whether her world is as happy and stable as she believes.
Jay and Aliyah have been married for five years and each have a child from a previous marriage. With constant misunderstandings and both disregarding the others feelings, these two are going to need to learn the laws of communication and respect if they want to make their marriage work.