Coffee Talk: BET Announces a New Edition Miniseries

Plus: Alicia Keys pens an inspiring essay, Solange releases her sneaker collection, Damon Dash announces a new streaming service, Sherri Shepherd will host a new Cooking Channel show, and more!

Taylor Lewis Aug, 11, 2015

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Alright-who's tuning in? Yesterday, BET announced that it would be producing a three-episode New Edition miniseries. "From our beginning in the Orchard Park Projects in Boston to Hollywood and everything in between, just like The Temptations and The Jackson Five—we are ready to retrace our footsteps and show everyone how we got here," they said in a statement. "For the fans all over the world, this one's for you." [Entertainment Weekly]

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Sherri Shepherd wants to take you on a spiritual, culinary journey. The View co-host is slated to host Holy & Hungry a six-episode Cooking Channel Show. Shepherd will take viewers to eateries like a kosher deli and a Halal meat show, where she will talk to the chefs about how they furthered their own spiritual journeys through their stomachs. The journey begins Aug. 23. [Huffington Post]

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Solange is hailing powerful women (and we are hailing her!). Our favorite NOLA resident just released her third sneaker collection—Women of the Wolrd—with Puma. And get this: The campaign for the sneakers features 14 powerful, diverse women, including a psychiatrist and a DJ. We know what we'll be wearing this fall. [Global Grind]

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This girl is on fire! After recreating two iconic photographs of Muhammad Ali and Sintra Arunte-Bronte's, the songstress penned in essay on her blog around learning how to shed her tomboy image (which she says she used as a way to defer unwanted male attention) and embrace herself. "I don't have to try to go unnoticed," she wrote. "I don't have to fit in. I don't have to close up my thoughts and only speak my truth through songs!" Preach! [The Young, Black and Fabulous]

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Damon Dash is taking a cue from Jay Z and launching his own streaming service. However, in addition to music streaming, Mr. Dash's service will include access to movies, documentaries, self-help videos and books. Fans can get an all-access ticket into Damon's life starting Sept. 1 for $9.99/year. [BET]

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