I interviewed the amazingly talented Tichina Arnold at the Icon Mann Power 30 Pre-Oscar Dinner. We talked about her beautiful daughter, Alijah, the huge impact of "Martin" and being a lupus advocate. Tichina's sister, Zenay Arnold, was diagnosed with lupus eight years ago, along with rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder (MCTD), and Raynaud’s disease. She was told there was no cure and that these diseases could lead to her demise. Lupus is three times more common in black women than in white women and Tichina was adamant about women becoming aware. Learn more at www.lupus.org and watch my interview with Tichina Arnold below.
I interviewed Bentley Kyle Evans who is the creator of Family Time. He has also created Love That Girl, co-created The Jamie Foxx Show and produced the hit series Martin. He was the first African-American TV exec to have sitcoms airing on two networks simultaneously with the creation of "The Jamie Foxx Show" [1996-2001]. Both shows aired over 100 episodes and continue to run in world-wide syndication today. He even repeated that history with the premiere of "My Crazy Roommate" on Bounce TV and "Love That Girl," on TV One. He's continuing his history making trend with two shows on Bounce TV right now. On top of all that he is a super cool down to earth guy. Watch my interview with him about his show 'Family Time' below.