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Waiting To “Exhale”: Check Out A Preview Of The New Talk Show Featuring Malinda Williams, Issa Rae And Angela Burt-Murray
I know I can’t be the only one uber-excited this new talk show, Exhale, right? Premiering on the cable channel ASPiRE (the network launched by Magic Johnson last summer) on June 27, this all-black version of The View stars some of our favorite people, including Issa Rae, actress Malinda Williams, comedian Erin Jackson, journalist (and former Essence EIC) Angela Burt-Murray, and journalist Rene Syler. The four women will sit on their colorful couches and talk about a wide range of issues, including love and relationships, health, business and entertainments news (with the stars of course).
In the preview for the show above, the women discuss things like, “Can women have it all?” They also cover health and wellness with actress and wellness coach AJ Johnson, the struggle of trying to speak on intimacy and sex as a gospel artist with Kelly Price, and they even assure us of the Eye Candy factor, as the women sit down with the very “delicious”–as Issa Rae would say–Lance Gross.
Exhale is set to begin with an 8-episode run to see how things go. It’s directed by Victoria Mahoney, and is the network’s third original series.
So all in all, what can you expect? According to Rae, “A new vision on life and the issues.” Definitely seems like it will be fun, yet with a more serious edge (aka, no wig pulling off on this program ladies). Check out the preview above and let us know if you think you will be tuning in. That is, if you actually get this channel on your television and what not… It debuts June 27 at 8 p.m.
We love “The View” — especially Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd — but how cool would it be to see all brown faces seated around a coffee table discussing issues that matter to black women? Well that wish is about to come true as Magic Johnson’s new Aspire network is gearing up to air a new talk show based off of the hit ABC series, featuring some of our favorite ladies.
“Exhale” is the name of the new talk show, which according to Variety.com, will feature five prominent African American women in the entertainment space as co-hosts. The women are, number one, our favorite awkward black girl Issa Rae, journalist and former ESSENCE editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray, comedian Erin Jackson, author and TV anchor Rene Syler who’s appeared on “The View” as a guest host, and actress Malinda Williams. Sounds awesome already right?
It won’t be long before the show comes into fruition, as the eight-episode first run is expected to debut in June to coincide with the network’s one-year anniversary. Aspire’s General Manager Paul Butler said of the channel’s third original series.
“We are thrilled to add ‘Exhale’ to our lineup of original programming. This fresh, hip and candid new series will enlighten audiences with its broad range of topics relevant to the community.”
Can we just say “The View” is definitely going to have some serious competition, at least among black women, now? The cast sounds like the perfect mix of positive, passionate, and professional women — not to mention hilarious — we will definitely be tuning in! Will you?
Angela Burt-Murray has launched CocoaFab.com, a new website for women of color that will cover celebrity news, style, and “urban pop culture.” In addition to written coverage of the issues of the day, CocoaFab will also feature six weekly Web series, AdWeek points out, including “Fab Five,” a shopping guide.
Burt-Murray was the editor of Essence between 2005 and 2010. Her time there was met with controversy when, in July 2010, she hired a white fashion director, Ellianna Placas. Placas was fired in July of this year for unknown reasons, though many speculate it had to do with a tense relationship with current EIC, Constance White.
CocaFab is brought to us care of Burt-Murray’s new digital media company, Cocoa Media Group. Shelly Jones Jennings, a social media strategist is her business partner. The goal is to create a “network of web sites to connect with the passion points of young women of color,” according to CocoaFab’s About Us page.
Many of us waited with baited breath for Essence to announce their new editor-in-chief. Well the wait is over. The magazine announced that Constance C.R. White will take on the role as editor-in-chief.
Constance C.R. White, who has worked for Elle and Talk, will take the role from Sheryl Tucker who served as the interim editor-in-chief since Angela Burt-Murray resigned four months ago.
The magazine, and Burt-Murray specifically caught some serious flack from readers and media figures when she hired Ellianna Placas, a white woman, as the magazine’s fashion director.
Ever since the looks of Spanish sports reporter Ines Sainz put the conduct of the New York Jets under investigation, there’s been a lot of talk over the past few months about what is the proper attire for female journalists to wear. If your face is going to be seen by hundreds if not thousands if not millions of people, or your picture will be featured every month in a magazine, your look has always got to be on point. The key is to remain fashionable and chic (Who wants boring black suits everyday?) without the clothes becoming a distraction. The sistas we have listed here have a style game that is as sick as their pen game.
Check them out!
(The Root) — Former Essence magazine editor Angela Burt-Murray, who was point person for the Huffington Post’s new project targeting African Americans, has left the project, Derek J. Murphy, chief operating officer of the venture, told Journal-isms on Thursday. “I’m currently managing staff recruiting and site development with our partnership team. Angela Burt Murray is no longer part of these efforts or this partnership,” Murphy said via e-mail. Before the GlobalBlack project, Murphy was Huffington Post’s senior vice president, business development, joining the organization in 2009 from CNN, where he headed strategic partnerships for the CNN Interactive Group, forging alliances with companies that included Google, CareerBuilder and LG Electronics.
(New York Post) — Angela Burt-Murray is out as editor-in-chief of Essence, the Time Inc.-owned magazine for African American women, after five years at the helm. She told staffers yesterday in a meeting that she is relocating to Atlanta with her family. She didn’t return a call for comment. Sheryl Tucker, who took a buyout as an editor-at-large at Time Inc. in 2008, is being brought back to run the mag on an interim basis. According to sources, the company quietly began preparing for the move a few weeks ago but wanted to proceed delicately to avoid re-igniting a controversy that flared this summer when Burt-Murray appointed a white woman to the key position of fashion director.
(New York Magazine) — Last week, the staff of Essence magazine found itself embroiled in a racially charged fracasover its recent appointment of Ellianna Placas, the black publication’s first white fashion director. Essence editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray went on the record to defend the decision, noting Placas’s myriad qualifications and wondering incredulously why readers were so outraged over this, and not, say, a story the mag ran about “sex trafficking of young black girls in urban communities.”