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Haves and Have Nots

Tyler Perry's TV Villain: 'I Like That They Don't Like Me'

OWN | Posted 03.11.2014 | OWN

Actress Eva Tamargo plays Celine Gonzales, the conniving, jealous housekeeper on "Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots." Over the course of two s...

Why Tika Sumpter Loves Her Dark Skin

OWN | Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

When Tyler Perry cast Tika Sumpter as the cunning vixen, Candace Young, in the OWN drama "The Haves and the Have Nots," he purposefully chose an intel...

Tyler Sets Another OWN Network High

Posted 08.13.2013 | Black Voices

Tyler Perry has done it again! After setting an OWN network record earlier this year with the premiere of his original series, “The Haves and the Ha...

WATCH: The Real-Life Inspiration Behind Tyler Perry's Juicy New Show

OWN | Posted 06.11.2013 | OWN

Tyler Perry is often asked how he comes up with the stories for his movies, plays and productions. Whether he's creating a comedy or a drama, the one-...

WATCH: Meet The Sexy New TV Villain You'll Love To Hate

OWN | Posted 05.28.2013 | OWN

What happens when the world of a wealthy Savannah, Ga., couple collides with the families of their hired help? Sex, deceit, betrayal and buried secret...

In The Shadows Of The Sacred: Indecent Exposure For Our Children

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

Even before the most recent economic crisis, we have allowed our children to see the devastation of our earth, of our country, of our Native Americans, of our poor people and of our sick people.

I AM: The Film, the Message and... Water Bottles?

Cocoa Popps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cocoa Popps

I went to a screening of the documentary, I AM. It was written and directed by Tom Shadyac, a Hollywood director whose projects include Ace Ventura, ...

President Obama, Ronald Reagan and Our Fraying Social Contract

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

If Obama continues to defer excessively to pedigree, expertise and privilege, he will doom to failure his most forceful promise during the campaign: to "heal" the deepest "divisions" in society.

Cockeyed Optimists or Self-Fulfilling Prophets?

Jodie Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jodie Allen

Are average Americans prescient predictors of the state of the economy? Incurable believers in a better tomorrow? Or carriers in an epidemic of Obama Optimism?

From Nightmares to Dreams Come True

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

Long gone is the unique American social phenomenon that each new generation will "do better" than the last. Things are starting to feel more like "The Grapes of Wrath" than "The Great Gatsby."

Presidential Election Momentum... The Winner May Be National Popular Vote

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

There's a special way this election may be part of history: 2008 promises to be the very last election held under the current Electoral College system.