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Being Mary Jane

Photos From 'Being Mary Jane' Season 4 Premiere

Black Film | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.10.2017 | Home

Last night in New York City, BET held the premiere for Season 4 of his Season 4 of BET’s hit series Being Mary Jane, which returns on January 10, 20...

BET & Gabrielle Union Reach Settlement In 'Being Mary Jane' Lawsuit

Deadline | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home

The future is looking brighter for Being Mary Jane. Bet announced today that the two sides have reached a settlement in star Gabrielle Union’s multi...

'Being Mary Jane': Michael Ealy Joins Season 4 Cast

Deadline Hollywood | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.11.2016 | Home

”The Following” alum Michael Ealy has been cast in a lead role opposite Gabrielle Union on the upcoming fourth season of BET’s popular drama ser...

BET Taps Will Packer, Erica Shelton Kodish To Take Over 'Being Mary Jane'

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home

BET has set a new leadership team for "Being Mary Jane." The cable network's flagship drama, thrown a bit of a curveball by creators and executive pro...

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Land a Show on HGTV

Essence | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.30.2016 | Home

HGTV is adding a ton of new shows to its line up and one of them will star our favorite couple....

Mara Brock Akil's Empowering Lesson On Embracing Her Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home

To Mara Brock Akil, the resiliency and transformative power of black women's hair is partly what makes it so magical. Akil, the celebrated producer an...

BET Renews 'Being Mary Jane' For Season 4

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.06.2016 | Home

Being Mary Jane is sticking around. BET has renewed the Gabrielle Union-led series for a fourth season, the network announced Wednesday at the Televi...

What Loving a Married Man Taught Me

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Mark Travis Rivera

Loving a married man taught me that love is as fluid as our sexuality and gender. We can't control who ignites the spark in us but we can set the standard for how we should be loved. Regardless of our marital status, love is complicated.

Why Every Black Girl is Mary Jane Paul

Patrice Robinson | Posted 11.19.2016 | Home
Patrice Robinson

Mary Jane embodies that Black woman struggle that is only seen in our living rooms and behind the big oakwood closed doors of an expensive therapy session. This isn't the stuff that we like to talk about. These aren't the issues that we like to admit to others or ourselves that really do exist.

Why The 'Being Mary Jane' Creator Is About To Become A Household Name

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.06.2015 | Home

Mara Brock Akil may be ranked one of Hollywood’s most powerful TV showrunners, but her successful trajectory has just begun. The Los Angeles native ...

We Are Poverty: 'Being Mary Jane' Shows How False Divisions Thwart the Cause of Social, Economic Justice

Kanu Iheukumere | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
Kanu Iheukumere

The crabs-in-a-barrel mentality this scenario evokes says a lot about how marginalized groups can be pitted against one another when they face the same issues -- access to opportunity.

'Black Girls Are Magic': 'Being Mary Jane' Powerfully Explores Race And Beauty

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.30.2015 | Home

On Tuesday night, the latest episode of "Being Mary Jane" aired on BET and earned high praise from viewers. Well, let’s be real, every episode does....

Black Love Matters in Film Too

Nicole Moore | Posted 05.13.2015 | Home
Nicole Moore

The fear that a love story featuring two Black actors is not engaging, believable or desirable is very real, and one that still defines the mindset of many studio executives, casting agents and producers.

5 Life Lessons From Mara Brock Akil

Posted 03.02.2015 | Home

Mara Brock Akil, whose hit series Being Mary Jane is back for a second season, on learning to follow her instincts, create honest TV and love her body...

Single on Valentine's Day

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Monique Ruffin

Several years ago my now ex-husband, then boyfriend, told me that his prayer for me was that I would know how beautiful I was. These words penetrated ...

In Defense of Being Mary Jane and Flawed Fictional Black Women

Chevonne Harris | Posted 03.12.2014 | Home
Chevonne Harris

When does the obsession with putting our best foot forward deter us from telling the good, the bad and the everything of life? If we spent all our time attempting to right the wrongs of history with each black female lead, heroines like Olivia Pope and Mary Jane wouldn't even be a thought.

Mara Brock Akil: Being Mary Jane Shows Our Full Humanity

Nsenga Burton | Posted 03.09.2014 | Home
Nsenga Burton

Audiences are anxiously awaiting the highly anticipated BET scripted drama Being Mary Jane, the latest offering from show runner Mara Brock Akil, who is creator and executive producer of the show.

Dwyane Wade Reminds Us, 'Standards' Are for Regular Folks

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 03.08.2014 | Home
Morris W. O'Kelly

Despite what Charles Barkley might have said once upon a time, athletes are absolutely role models. It's not a job offer to be declined as one would decline an invitation to a party. There is no RSVP required and attendance is mandatory.

BET Cancels 'Reed Between The Lines' & Orders 2nd Season Of 'Being Mary Jane'

Shadow And Act | Posted 09.13.2013 | Home

Maybe it shouldn't be a huge surprise, after a star of and key player in the series, Tracee Ellis Ross, suddenly exited from BET's Reed Between The Li...

New BET Series Being Mary Jane Addresses Black Female Singlehood

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 09.07.2013 | Home
Danai P. Maraire

BET's original film Being Mary Jane, which premiered on July 2nd, opens with this quote: "42 percent of African-American women have never been married... This is one black woman's story not meant to represent all black women."

Hidden Treasure- Robinne Lee

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.20.2012 | Home
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Once in the land of opportunity, you better take from it what it has to offer. And take she did. Earning a BA degree from Yale University, and JD from Columbia Law School, she made her parents proud by honoring their request for her to become a lawyer.

The Happily Married Creators of The Game, Girlfriends, and Sparkle Talk Film, Family and Whitney Houston

Chie Davis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Home
Chie Davis

We're best friends, beyond being married we enjoy being together. He inspires me as an artist, plus he's sexy on top of it! I think that the challenge is balancing life together.