BMORENEWS.com Contributing Writer Ashley Charisma Creates TV One’s The Cube Life
Ashley Charisma, an emerging media personality, is the new Executive Producer and Creator of TV One’s first online webseries, The Cube Life.
The show centers around several young black professionals looking to make the next big move in their careers. It’s on that journey that strangers go from co-workers to friends and ultimately become family. But it isn’t always pretty and like family; there are times when they simply can’t tolerate each other.
According to Charisma, “You know how it is working in an office full of ambitious and attractive people. It’s a recipe for trouble!” Read in Full >>
Editorial: Forget About Michael Vick, What About Michael Jones?
There’s no question that Michael Vick broke laws and should suffer the consequences of his actions, however, did his punishment fit the crime? Is the extensive amount of punishment justified when politicians legally pull the plug on uninsured patients everyday? Excuse me, that’s another discussion. I’m not saying that Mr. Vick, along with the other Michael’s, do not deserve the opportunity to return to their normal way of living but what I am saying is that, not one Michael from ‘around the way’ could return to society so effortlessly. Read in Full >>
Editorial: The Power of the Village
I'm reminded of the African proverb; it takes a village to raise a child. Truth be told, I am a product of the village. Whether it was a teacher who believed I was capable of more, an adopted mother who believed that I deserved a second chance or even a radio station that played music which made the days move quicker, the community of Baltimore saved me, schooled me and set me free. Read in Full >>
Editorial: I Hate You Cancer!
There’s nothing like watching a beautiful woman go bald before her time or a strong man bedridden. Cancer is a game changer. Cancer is a life changing disease. Cancer is like a weed that even after being uprooted, it manages to grow back and take over the entire garden. Cancer is disrespectful and unpredictable. It’s a shady element in the world we know. Read in Full >>
Editorial: The Problem with 'Black in America': Making It All Good!
Whether you believe it or not, the few existing black TV networks were supposedly birthed with dreams of telling the black sojourn the way it should be told. Who better to tell the black story than black people? However, the black TV networks have had difficulty surviving this because, although we moan about it, we continue to watch and glorify people who walk around with “Big Ass Chains.” When the black TV networks aired specials, for instance, like the Civil Rights series, Murder in Black & White,
or the Tavis Smiley-produced documentary Stand,
the ratings were as slim as a Hollywood actress with an eating disorder. Read in Full >>
Editorial: Jackson Lesson 101, Quiet on the Set
Loose lips sink ships and the Jackson’s need a time-out before their words come back to haunt them. They haven’t been in the spotlight for some time now and maybe they are due for some modern media training. This is the Michael Jackson Show and the rest of the Jacksons’ need to be quiet on the set. Read in Full >>
Editorial: Have We Buried the Motown Soundtrack?
Something happened to me when I watched Stevie Wonder perform his 1971 classic, Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer,
at Michael Jackson’s memorial. There was a chilling feeling in my body that soon grew into a nervous realization that we weren’t simply saying goodbye to the King of Pop, we were watching the slow death of the soundtrack to our lives. Read in Full >>
Editorial: Light Skin vs. Dark Skin
Though we hate when the media mentions the transitions that Michael’s physical appearance has taken over the years, deep down we’ve all wondered—was it a skin disease or did he really want to be White?
I’m reminded of an article that I read last year when singer Angie Stone stated, “Well, you know it goes back to the very beginning. If you were light skinned you were in, if you were dark skinned you were out...” Read in Full >>
Editorial: Outgrowing Friendships? It Happens!
It started out lovely. There was nothing and no one coming in between your group of friends. And then something happened--someone got married, pregnant, moved away, began their career, added new people to the mix and the magic dissolved. Read in Full >>