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.
Ro and Mia McGhee tried for 10 years to have children, and they never imagined they would end up having sextuplets! Now, in “Growing Up McGhee,” they try their best to balance a hectic life that includes the six children and the demands of their family carpet cleaning business. Life was busy enough taking care of six little babies, but now that their brood can walk, talk, run and share lots of laughs and mischief, Ro and Mia face brand new challenges that are throwing them for a loop. Never before have they felt more outnumbered! Diaper changes and feeding schedules have been replaced by sassy opinions and chore charts.
In this all-new series, we follow this fun-loving family of eight as they explore new milestones, like learning how to swim and getting a family pet. These new adventures all come with unexpected twists and turns when you’re dealing with six 5-year-olds, each developing his or her own unique individual personality with every passing day. The family will also be planning for a spring break trip — all while running the family business and trying to find alone time for Ro and Mia. And while neither ever expected their lives to be so hectic, they wouldn’t change a thing.
aspire celebrates the best in independent music with aspire Jam Session, featuring a variety of new musical acoustic vignettes from: Kayla Brianna with her original song “Honest” and artist Raheem DeVaughn singing his original song “When You Love Somebody.”
Exclusive to aspire, these intimate acoustic performances highlight each performer’s unique approach to music and shine a light on the rich diversity of music within the African American culture.
Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone. Julia is the first weekly series to depict an African American woman in a non-stereotypical role.
Laff Mobb’s We Got Next delivers a next generation twist on stand-up. An entertaining hour where reality meets clean stand-up comedy via performances and profiles of the next generation of great African American comics. We Got Next takes you into the talent scout lab of Bob Sumner (Founder/Producer/Lead Talent Scout of Def Comedy Jam series with Russell Simmons on HBO) as he sets out to answer the question, “Who’s next?”
‘Lincoln Heights’ is a family drama series. When police officer Eddie Sutton packs up his family and moves back to the inner-city neighborhood where he grew up, he faces the struggle to balance the safety and happiness of his family with his desire to change the neighborhood.
In “Magic In The Making” on aspire, Earvin “Magic” Johnson gets the interviews that only he can get in these personal and honest conversations with African-American newsmakers. Each episode is revealing and relaxed, with Earvin engaging (and sharing) with the guests about how they have achieved their success; how they use their platform; and most of all, what they aspire to be.
In “The Mod Squad,” three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police.
The Root 100 is a groundbreaking interview series on aspire featuring 24 of the most intriguing honorees of “The Root 100,” the annual list of African- American achievers and influencers between the ages of 25 and 45. The weekly show celebrates these young black leaders who are paving the way for change and inspiring us through their work. Hosted by noted journalist and 2010 – 2011 honoree of The Root 100 Suzanne Malveaux with interviews by Jamal Simmons, the series goes beyond the accomplishments of these dynamic men and women to explore their lives, their passion and what it takes to achieve success with meaning and purpose.