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Nancy Sinatra's Back-Up Singer Reunite -- And Sing A Few Bars

OWN | Posted 04.17.2015 | OWN

In the '60s, former background singer Miss Robbie Montgomery toured the country and sang backup for the likes of Ike & Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones...

Why This Mother Didn't Want Her Son Participating In The Ferguson Protests

OWN | Posted 03.06.2015 | OWN

For a young generation of men and women who have only read about the Civil Rights Movement in their history books, the recent protests in Ferguson, Mo...

Should Sweetie Pie's Open In Houston Or LA?

OWN | Posted 03.14.2014 | OWN

Serving up made-from-scratch soul food, Sweetie Pie's has become a wildly popular landmark in St. Louis for classic comfort food. The restaurant's own...

The Special Friend Who Helped Tina Turner Through Dark Days

OWN | Posted 10.23.2013 | OWN

Before Miss Robbie Montgomery opened her iconic St. Louis soul food restaurant Sweetie Pie's, she was one of the famous Ikettes -- the backup singers...

WATCH: Miss Robbie Busts A Move In 'Do The Sweetie Pie' Music Video

OWN | Posted 10.03.2013 | OWN

Miss Robbie Montgomery may be known for her iconic St. Louis soul food restaurant Sweetie Pie's, but before this soul sister had soul food, she was a ...

Miss Robbie Finds Surprise In Her Vacant Townhouse

OWN | Posted 09.26.2013 | OWN

Miss Robbie Montgomery may be the head of soul-food restaurant empire Sweetie Pie’s, but her business savvy couldn't prepare her for what she found ...

When Puppies Aren't Such A Pleasant Surprise...

OWN | Posted 09.19.2013 | OWN

Charles Crenchaw, known to "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" viewers as Lil' Charles, gets a double shock this week when he learns his dog is not only pregn...

WATCH: Lil' Charles Tries For A Promotion At Sweetie Pie's

OWN | Posted 09.12.2013 | OWN

Charles Crenchaw, better known on "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" as Lil' Charles, has a reputation for stirring up trouble. From attempting to rig a popul...

WATCH: Major Drama On 'Welcome To Sweetie Pie's'

OWN | Posted 09.06.2013 | OWN

It's no secret that the strained, on-again, off-again relationship between Jenae Wallick and Tim Norman has been a central point of the drama in the c...

WATCH: A Sexy New Look For Miss Robbie On 'Sweetie Pie's'

OWN | Posted 08.23.2013 | OWN

Viewers are used to seeing Miss Robbie Montgomery, the matriarch of the family-run St. Louis eatery Sweetie Pie's, as a strong, independent business w...

WATCH: Sweetie Pie's Restaurant Staffer Makes Big Mistake

OWN | Posted 08.15.2013 | OWN

Fans of the OWN show "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" have quickly found entertainment in Sweetie Pie's restaurant employee Charles Crenchaw, a.k.a. Lil' Ch...

WATCH: Sweetie Pie's Family Members Busted In Cheating 'Scandal'

OWN | Posted 08.09.2013 | OWN

As the head of soul food restaurant Sweetie Pie's in St. Louis, Miss Robbie is used to running her own show. The backup-singer-turned-restaurant-owner...

WATCH: Family Faces Big Dilemma On New Season Of 'Sweetie Pie's'

OWN | Posted 07.26.2013 | OWN

In the beginning, it was her singing that had soul. Before she became a restaurant owner, Miss Robbie Montgomery was an "Ikette" on tour with the Ike ...

Small Business And Reality TV: A Match Made In Heaven?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | TV

Small businesses are getting a lot of the reality TV spotlight – for good reason: A starring role on a reality TV show can dramatically boost a ...

Changing The Face Of Reality TV

AP | JOSEPH PISANI | Posted 07.08.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — There's no business like small business. Mix the high stakes of running a small business with a dash of family drama and throw in a ...

Classic Vs. Creative: Fried Chicken (RECIPES)

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.01.2012 | Black Voices

Barbecued, baked or buffalo-style, chicken is one versatile piece of meat. But there's nothing quite as classic (albeit controversial) as poultry that...