James Mink, a black man with a successful livery business, has a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. A marital match is arranged for Mary but the man sells her into slavery instead. James and his wife go to rescue their daughter.

8:00am

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When sister Sheila and Lynn decide to open a bakery together they'll need to learn that their big personality differences are the keys to their success!

In this episode of Urban Indie Film Block, there is nothing sweeter than experiencing life as what it can be. Films within this episode (Forward, One Hour, Blackbird, Between The Pages)

Jay decides to attend an "Open Your Heart" seminar for struggling couples, even though she and Michael are happier than ever. Her excuse is "prevention", but Michael warns her not to try fixing something that isn't broken. At the seminar, they are teased against each other and stop talking to…

Michael (aka: Chief Bald Eagle) is recruited to camp out with Kady and her friends and teach them Native American lore. Meanwhile, Clare and "the new Tony" plan to stay out all night themselves: they're plotting to sneak out to a "rave."

Michael wants some time alone in the house and makes a deal with Jay for her and the kids to get out of the house. But of course it doesn't come as easy as he hoped. He has to pay for Claire to agree on going to the mall and…

Jay nominates Michael for the "Small Businessman of the Year" award and he assumes he's going to win it (especially after a golfing buddy on the organization's board tells him: "If my vote were the only one that counted, you'd be a shoo-in"). Meanwhile, Claire helps herself to items from…

As a very impressed Michael sees it, his son's girlfriend, Vanessa is an absolute prize: "She's beautiful, smart, personable and polite... you guys have nothing in common," he tells Jr. But there's something about her that rubs Jay the wrong way. Elsewhere in the courtship department, Kady's similarly smart and…

After walking in on Jr. and his girlfriend having sex on his bed, Michael decides that he and Junior can no longer live under the same roof and throws his son out. Feeling sympathetic for her baby, Jay opposes to Michael's attitude, but at the same time agrees the boy…

The kids “unionize” — and then go on strike — after Bernie refuses to meet their demands for higher pay when they’re forced to complete tasks that go beyond normal chores.

A couple share their Christmas Love Story with a friend to encourage love and miracles still happen around Christmas.

A couple share their Christmas Love Story with a friend to encourage love and miracles still happen around Christmas.

Regina's parents arrive in Chicago to celebrate their wedding anniversary; Steve's music is at the center of a dispute between rappers Snoop Doggy Dogg and Sean "Puffy" Combs.

A powerful and inspirational musical stage play that will evoke an array of emotions.  Cynthia Wyatt, as a troubled teen, abandons her fraternal twin infants, leaving her own mother Annie Ruth Wyatt to raise the children. Now, it's 25 years later and one of the twins Josephine Wyatt, an attorney at Barnes…

Parker, a successful advice columnist, and her best friend Aaron have been inseparable since childhood. She knows everything about him, including the fact that he doesn't love his fiancé. Desperate for help, Parker pens an anonymous letter to her own column asking for advice. Unexpectedly, she learns about her own…

Former Miss Bennett College Dee Dee Cummings joins the show to talk about her time at Bennett College, the Louisville Book Festival, and her children's books.

South Carolina State University Alumna Kris Kaylin joins the show to discuss her time at SCSU, her career in radio and television, along with her goals over the next five years.

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Stranded in a small town after her car breaks down, Joy meets the charming James, a local trying to save his family’s maple farm.

After Cara's friends give her a new look for a night out during the holidays, she has a romantic encounter with a man on an elevator, only to find out he's dating her overbearing boss.

A year after they finally declared their love for each other, Marci and Blair are getting ready to tie the knot! But with work deadlines, old rivalries and one former fake fiance to deal with, Marci hasn't had to time to start planning their wedding. To make matters worse Stephanie,…

The Chandler family is back and bigger than ever! Determined to make her baby’s first Christmas a memorable one, Marci throws herself into both planning the perfect Christmas and building her new event planning business. But when the business gets off to a rocky start and members of her family…

Syleena Johnson stars in this musical drama about a man and his wife seeking counseling after losing their child.

Monique Kelly is an author and resident dating expert on several talk shows: MSNBC, E! Daily Pop, and Nightly Pop. She opens up about the struggles of the publishing business and some financial red flags to keep an eye out for when dating.

Casey Cooper is the CEO of The Compass Circle. she opens up about working in a male-dominated industry and shares the importance of an excellent presentation to get funding for your business.

Howard University alum Tahir Murray joins the show to discuss his time as a Bison, his father's legacy, his company Legacy History Pride, and much more.

Clark Atlanta University alum DJ Trauma joins HBCU 101 to talk about the music industry, what it is like working with Dave Chappelle, and his time as a Panther.

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…

With her career stalling, her pending marriage still pending and her dreams on hold, Jazz is searching for a new direction in her life. At her sister’s insistence, and with the help of a handsome (and frustrating) young lawyer, she begins working for a local community center teaching adults how…

In this episode of Urban Indie Film Block, we follow the lives of strong, resilient women adapting to their new reality. Films within this episode (My Home [Khayalami], The Dope Years: The Story of Latasha Harlins, Blindspot)

Jackson State University alumna Kelly Kinkaid talks all things Jackson State University, her journey in the entertainment industry, along with building Sway in the Morning.

Celebrity Chef and Virginia State University alum Chef X discusses how he began as a chef, his celebrity clients, and what it was like being a Trojan.

DJ Stormy joins HBCU 101 to talk about her time at both Dillard University and Alabama State University, along with her career as a DJ and what it was like deejaying at the Super Bowl.

Howard University alum Arinze Emeagwali joins the show to talk about everything from his experience in undergrad, his career in marketing, and the development of the Nike Yard Runners campaign.

Michael and Jay are asked to serve jury duty together. Michael's elected foreman and wants to move on the trial quickly so he can get home to watch the "Godfather" marathon on TV. But Jay won't vote in guilty because she thinks there has to be a debate first. Thanks…

When Jr and Claire find a lost wallet containing $500, it's time for a session of "family court" to decide who gets the money. Meanwhile, Claire's boyfriend Tony induces her to become a vegetarian.

Claire has taken her driving permit, but Michael won't lend her the car because he doesn't think she can drive very well. Nevertheless, Claire steals the car keys thinking if she goes out really quickly while her parents are gone they will never notice. Unfortunately, she drives by them on…

Jay gets mad at Michael after finding a photo of an attractive former girlfriend among his things. Franklin has trouble admitting that his little sister Aretha is an outstanding singer.

Jay decides to spend more quality time with Michael - by watching him play golf. Meanwhile, Jr., who only wants to go to college because Vanessa's going, asks Franklin for help with the application essay.

Michael and Jay panic when Claire reveals that she and Tony have decided to have sex. Her parents try by all means to change their minds and stop them, unsuccessfully. When the day and time comes, their find out Claire has sneaked out of the house and panic. Claire and…

When Jordan declares that he’s Jesus Christ, Bernie hopes to set him straight by forcing him to memorize the bible. Jordan gets revenge by convincing Bryana that Bernie’s “sin cup” is full, prompting Bryana to destroy some of Bernie’s cherished possessions.

The kids complain that Michael is being too strict since Jay left the house to take care of their grandma, so they call for a family meeting where they all discuss the way they think the family should be, with no repercussions. Jr. thinks having a rapper for a dad…

Janet returns home from taking care of her mom's injury, and she's put on a few pounds after eating mom's home cooking. Michael doesn't know how to "diplomatically" tell his wife that she's packing a little bit extra. The episode builds to a dream sequence, in which Janet imagines that…

Claire asks her parents to go to a party, but Michael won't let her. Jay thinks he should trust his daughter more, so he lets her spend the night over at Erica's (even though that wasn't his original decision). When he picks up the phone, he ‘accidentally' listens to Claire's…

Michael takes Jr. to the doctor and the doctor asks Michael to take a prostate exam. Michael is reluctant, but he understands it's all for the best. But the doctor finds something suspicious and just for precaution asks Michael to take a colonoscopy. Michael has nightmares about it, but luckily…

Mocked by her family for following a directive from God to work on a hippotherapy farm for children, Faith questions the message she received when a child is nearly injured and the work, including the horse manure shovelling, is overwhelming.

With just two weeks until their dream wedding Faith and Norman think they have it all. But when and illness Faith has been keeping secret starts to flair up the couple will soon realize that love and sacrifice go hand-in-hand.

In this episode of Urban Indie Film Block, trauma is met with triumph and the hope of a new day. Films within this episode (Things with Feathers, Cest Parfait)

Master Chef Daryl Shular shares easy techniques on creating the classic family meatball dish without sacrificing flavor. Mashed potatoes are whipped to perfection with surprising ingredients.

Popular Noodle houses will have nothing on the Braised Noodle bowl recipe Chef Daryl Shular is helping you to create along with an awe inspiring Mango sorbet enhanced with exotic dragonfruit and kiwi.

Claire comes home with the exciting news that she was invited to senior prom. Jay is excited about it and volunteers to chaperone at the dance, in order to keep Claire safe from her date, a senior quarterback. But Jay's exaggerated excitement makes Claire feel uncomfortable, especially when her parents…

Jr.'s graduation is coming up, and he breaks the news to his family that he wants to go to college. At first shocked, Michael decides to help him make a good interview, but his anxiety and lack of good sense makes him look like a complete moron. He even tries…

Junior finally graduates, and his parents give him a trip to Japan as a gift – and as a way to separate Junior and Vanessa, who are planning on moving in together and getting married as soon as they start college. Both Kady and Clare admit their sadness on Junior…

After hearing the shocking news that their son Junior is going to become a father, Michael and Jay freak out. They try to talk with him and help him realize he can't support a family living in their garage and having no job, so Michael offers him a job at…

Michael meets his friend Jimmy at the golf club and is impressed with how much hair he's grown with the help of some "miracle" pills called "Come Hair Now". As he starts to take them in overdose, weird stripes of hair rise from his chronically bald head. He's jealous of…

Michael wants Jr. to learn the family business by starting at the bottom, so he assigns Jr. to do menial jobs around Kyle Trucking. Jr., however, decides to use the fact that he's the boss' son to his advantage and convinces other employees to do his work for him. Meanwhile,…

Steve unwittingly inspires Romeo and Bullethead to protest the school's new uniform policy; after promising Lovita that he'll never to take it off, Cedric loses his wedding ring.

Bernie grows concerned when Jordan’s obsession for magic tricks shifts to an obsession for Vanessa’s friend; Bernie grows nostalgic for his first love.

When Bernie realizes that other parents play more than a small role in helping their kids with school projects, he decides to complete Jordan’s latest assignment without Jordan’s input; with some help from Bernie, Vanessa is elected class treasurer.

For Yo-Yo bigger is better in this episode, so bring your appetite for a Big Turkey burger that is a favorite for all her family and friends. It's a burger topped with Turkey bacon Turkey sausage, pepper Jack cheese, honey mustard jalapeno Peppers, and a ton of other fixings. It’s…

When you are cooking meals that are family favorites you are definitely cooking with love, and in this episode of downright delicious Yo-Yo and her Mama Mia lay out smothered pork chops with white rice served with braised cabbage and cornbread. It's a meal that not only a family will…

Bernie’s long-held grudge against joke thief Chris Rock boils to the surface when Bernie’s agent gets the pair a spot on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno; Jordan takes measures to infect himself with pink eye when he discovers that Bryana gets to stay home from school.

When the kids are grounded and aren't allowed to watch TV, they decide to play "make me laugh or die". Claire loses, and she is challenged to eat Michael's ‘half time lemon pie'. When he wakes up looking for the pie and finds it to be missing, he asks his…

Jay gets fired in front of the girls on "take your daughter to work day". She comes home devastated, but for Michael having Jay home is a dream come true. Jay runs out of things to do around the house, and seeing his wife miserable, Michael decides to make a…

Jay buys Jr. computer appliances (including a 24-hour broadcast webcam), and Michael protests saying he'll only use it for porno instead of studying. They start to fight over who's in charge, and make up on Jr.'s room, unaware that they're being seen through Jr.'s website by the entire world. The…

Michael accidentally kills Kady's hamster and doesn't have the courage to tell her right away, which results in Kady playing around with a dead hamster. Meanwhile, Claire pretends to be sick to skip school and have a boy over, but Michael suspects she's up to something and doesn't leave the…

For Yo-Yo bigger is better in this episode, so bring your appetite for a Big Turkey burger that is a favorite for all her family and friends. It's a burger topped with Turkey bacon Turkey sausage, pepper Jack cheese, honey mustard jalapeno Peppers, and a ton of other fixings. It’s…

When you are cooking meals that are family favorites you are definitely cooking with love, and in this episode of downright delicious Yo-Yo and her Mama Mia lay out smothered pork chops with white rice served with braised cabbage and cornbread. It's a meal that not only a family will…

A powerful and inspirational musical stage play that will evoke an array of emotions.  Cynthia Wyatt, as a troubled teen, abandons her fraternal twin infants, leaving her own mother Annie Ruth Wyatt to raise the children. Now, it's 25 years later and one of the twins Josephine Wyatt, an attorney at Barnes…

When average joe Reggie Brooks suddenly comes intoa massive fortune, he decides it's time to find a woman to settle down with before the media gets wind of his new-found wealth. Now, it's up to Reggie's friend Blake, and Blake's wife Piper, to find Reggie the girl of his dreams;…

Monique Kelly is an author and resident dating expert on several talk shows: MSNBC, E! Daily Pop, and Nightly Pop. She opens up about the struggles of the publishing business and some financial red flags to keep an eye out for when dating.

Jay decides to go to college and get her psychology degree, which Michael fully reprehends her for. He doesn't want her to put the household in second because it would jeopardize the entire family and eventually could ruin their marriage. After going to a real psychologist, Michael and Jay come…

Vanessa's parents come over the Kyles house to discuss the future baby's situation. Michael is outraged with the demands from the Scotts, but Calvin's size makes Michael think twice before taking any drastic measures. They take the Scotts out for dinner and are left with the bill. Realizing they have…

Worried about Junior's fathering skills, Michael decides to enroll him in a parenting course. Junior is reluctant to attend, so Michael gives him a water balloon that Junior should keep for a week as if it was the baby. If it breaks, he'll have to attend the course. Michael doesn't…

The Kyles are willing to support Michael's inconsolable employee, Larry, who can't get over losing his 103-year-old grandmother. But Larry goes overboard when, at the funeral, he asks little Kady to kiss his "Grammy" goodbye and for Jay to sing his beloved grandmother's favorite R&B song.

When Jay works hard to get in shape and run a marathon, Michael thinks that, since he's a man, he too can run the marathon - without any real training. Meanwhile, bible-quoting Tony asks the gorgeous Claire to dress "ugly" so he won't feel so turned on.

The Kyles and Vanessa's parents escort her to her first ultrasound. When asked if they wanted to know the baby's sex, Michael is the only one who stands out with a positive answer. Obsessed with knowing whether he's having a grandson or a granddaughter, he tries by all means to…

Bernie decides to employ the same strategy used in chess to control the kids, but when Jordan masters the game, he lays a trap and makes his uncle a target in a paint ball tournament.

Bernie decides to save money by shopping at a grocery store that sells food in bulk. When he’s unable to restrain his buying impulses, Wanda locks all the food in a shed, forcing Bernie to find a way in.

When you think of Detroit you think of cars, and car collectors. And, there’s a lot to organize when a family inherits a car barn and all the clutter that goes with it, its like a garage on steroids! Michaele might not know car collecting but she sure can kick…

Organizing tools can be challenging, but if your client is driving all over the city renovating over 10 properties it is a herculean task! Michaele helps a Detroit renovator who has little or no time to keep herself organized.

Bernie’s new maid finds herself at the mercy of the kids, until Bernie gets wind of the situation and encourages her to launch a counterattack.

When Bernie becomes disgusted with the kids and the way they waste their Saturdays, he makes Bryana sign up for soccer and Jordan join the Scouts... unaware of all the work.

Michael decides to teach the kids how to handle money due to their inability of spending the allowance money wisely. He proposes that each kid comes up with their own business, and at the end of the week he'll double whatever profit they made. After a slow start selling "lemon…

Michael wants to play the videogame and Jay thinks he doesn't love her anymore. He takes her out to dinner, and after 3 hours he returns home to his games. Jay is upset and decides that they should see Dr. Bouche. Michael is reluctant to go back to that "fat…

Michael is on a mission — to get his notoriously late family dressed and ready to go to a wedding in 15 minutes, but everybody has some sort of problem that keeps them from getting fully ready. First it's Jay, who insists on having Michael's opinion on her outfit (so…

Jay organizes a historic trip to Paul Revere's house for the entire family to learn more about American history. She even packs colonial food (which Michael hates) to give it an extra touch. Michael, unlike Jay, isn't so excited about spending a long time with Jay and Claire in a…

When you think of Detroit you think of cars, and car collectors. And, there’s a lot to organize when a family inherits a car barn and all the clutter that goes with it, its like a garage on steroids! Michaele might not know car collecting but she sure can kick…

Organizing tools can be challenging, but if your client is driving all over the city renovating over 10 properties it is a herculean task! Michaele helps a Detroit renovator who has little or no time to keep herself organized.

A group of sisters, who were once a semi-popular girl group, reunite to give their dreams of being singing sensations one last chance.

A diverse, somewhat divided community comes together to save a once popular suburban school in danger of closing while an ambitious, newly-appointed principal and a handful of committed teachers -- none of whom see eye to eye -- try to maintain a sense of normalcy in the midst of the…

In this episode of Urban Indie Film Block, a word or gesture or look can make the difference in how important a person feels. Films within this episode (Jealous, Alone Together, Izzy's Demons, In the Name of Love)

The Franklins are repeat clients. They lead busy lives and, knowing the value of organization, are smart enough to know that they need a little help. Kirk is often touring or traveling and they lead a peripatetic lifestyle. Sometimes the fridge and the pantry become something of a mystery. How…

A busy mom reaches out to The Order Project to save her sanity. Her daughter’s playroom is a disaster and the toddler’s turmoil is getting on her nerves. Recognizing that this is an opportunity to teach her daughter the art of organizing, this mommy is following the instruction of Lauren,…

Beautician Sheila Green has been doing Lauren’s and Tneisha’s hair for decades, and every time the ladies are there for an appointment they beg to be allowed to turn Sheila’s Chaos to Calm. This one is not easy! The salon is a busy place; there are health and safety regulations…

When a bathroom vanity is so embarrassing and exasperating that the owner calls the TOP ladies with a ‘fix me quick’ emergency, the peripatetic pro organizers rush to the rescue. If you can’t find your face wash or your hair products in the morning your whole day can be topsy…

Much to Claire's delight, Michael and Jay forget to recite their house rules — "No friends, no fires, no freedom, no fun" — before going out for the night. As a result, Claire decides to throw a party so she can get in with the so-called right crowd. Things get…

When Michael's old friend and former bandmate, Johnny "Saxophone" Watson, comes to town for a gig, it turns out Johnny's piano player can't make it. Michael eagerly accepts an invitation to take the man's place, but refuses to admit that his musical skills have gotten rusty. Meanwhile, love is blind…

Michael's imagination takes off when he finds a package of condoms in daughter Claire's backpack — the same day her boyfriend, Tony, is returning from a month in the desert. Annoyed that her father is jumping to conclusions, Claire decides to give him a taste of his own unique brand…

When Jay finds mouse droppings, she demands that Michael hire an exterminator to get rid of them, but, as usual, Michael is determined to handle it himself. Meanwhile, Claire is also freaked out by a rodent when she accidentally runs over a squirrel while driving home

Tired of living in the garage, Jr. looks for an apartment and enlists his buddy, John, to be a co-signer… except that John has to dress up and pose as Jr.'s grandmother for the realtor. When Jr. and Vanessa's families come to visit the couple's new apartment, Jay is shocked…

When Kady wants to spend some quality time with her father, she enlists Michael's help in the school candy drive. But when the father of last year's winner claims he can prevail once again, a competitive Michael loses sight of helping Kady and commits to selling an exorbitant number of…

When Bernie discovers that Jordan has never had a birthday party, he decides to make it a memorable one... only to discover that one of Jordan’s classmates is having a birthday party on the same day, forcing Bernie to compete with the boy’s spiteful father.

Bernie sets out to give the kids a traditional Christmas, but when Vanessa, Bryana, and Jordan show more interest in receiving gifts than participating in holiday activities, an angered Bernie declares that Christmas has been cancelled.

Michael gets to the gas station and has to wait forever for the guy in front of him to move on. Irritated, he gets home to watch the Michael Jordan game on TV, but Jay says they're going out for family dinner at Tokahana's, an overpriced Japanese place. When they…

The entire dinner is doomed from the beginning. First, the chef isn't Japanese like all other chefs in the place, then the hostess sips on Michael's drink, then when he goes to the bathroom his rival violates the men's bathroom etiquette rules – and doesn't even wash his hands before…

Claire wants to go on her first date with Tony, but Michael is reluctant to let her. So Michael decides he and Jay should also go with them to the movies so they can check on Tony. He proves to be a perfect gentleman despite Michael's innumerous attempts to unmask…

Michael's parents come to visit him, but Michael is worried about the way they treat each other and how that is reflecting on his own children. After a disastrous attempt to fix things, Michael and Jay finally decide to leave things the way they were. Meanwhile, Jay and Michael worry…

6:00am

Movie

Olympia Welles has to make a choice. Her roommate has moved out, leaving her to cover rent on an apartment she can’t afford, her career as an artist has stalled before ever taking off, and her mother is sick in the hospital. Now, her oldest friend, and her boyfriend too,…

8:00am

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An artist gains the power to draw the future and erase the past. He uses it to win the lottery and gain his dream job. When faced with a test of his relationship, he learns the power can also erase the past. But that change has chilling consequences.

Jr. restores his prized 1964 Impala, but then he and Vanessa surprise everyone when they decide to sell it in order to have money for their new baby. Meanwhile, Franklin seeks advice from Michael on how to act more like a normal kid.

Michael and Jay try to hide their disappointment when they don't receive the wedding anniversary gifts each are expecting from each other. Meanwhile, with Franklin's help, novice cook Claire hopes to prepare a gourmet dinner for her parents' anniversary present.

The day after an anti-wrinkle injection goes awry for Michael and he ends up with an unnatural expression, he has to fight a traffic ticket in court. The judge is angered by his frozen grin and sentences him to a night in jail, where Michael's cell mate, Big Guy, thinks…

When an ecstatic Michael scores a ticket to see basketball star LeBron James play at Madison Square Garden, his excitement quickly turns to paranoia when, just days before the game, everyone in the Kyle household – except Michael – comes down with the flu. To ensure that he won't miss…

During a rare occasion when Michael and Jay have the house to themselves, they find themselves reminiscing about the fun times they've had with their kids and various friends. Some of these memorable moments include Jay's obsession with her weight and Michael's visit to a proctologist.

During a rare occasion when Michael and Jay have the house to themselves, they find themselves reminiscing about the fun times they've had with their kids and various friends. Some of these memorable moments include Jay's obsession with her weight and Michael's visit to a proctologist

Bernie takes Jordan to the barbershop so he can observe other African-American guys and learn how to be a man; unfortunately Jordan repeats something Bernie had said about Earl the barber’s shaking hands.

When Vanessa gets a boyfriend, Bernie disapproves… until the boyfriend takes an interest in getting Jordan involved in sports and all things “old school.”

Wanda quits her job when a co-worker is promoted over her, but her presence in the house distracts Bernie as he prepares comedy material for an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show; Jordan arranges for boys to have access to Vanessa.

Elle, a career-driven investment banker, has given up on love until she meets Wesley, who invites her to his hometown in South Carolina, where she falls in love and rediscovers the spirit of Christmas.

11:00pm

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Stranded in a small town after her car breaks down, Joy meets the charming James, a local trying to save his family’s maple farm.