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‘Mommy Uncensored’ to air on ASPiRE May 8 at 8 p.m. EST (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Congrats to my buddies Charity Jordan and Rod “Reemo” Thomas. The two actors are starring in ASPiRE TV’s new series “Mommy Uncensored” on Sunday, May 8 at 8 p.m.

The show is based on the award-winning web series of the same name and gives a unique perspective on family and motherhood from a relatable and unique stay-at-home mom. “Mommy Uncensored” also stars Atlanta jazz and blues vocalist Theresa Hightower (pictured below) and Jordan’s real-life children.

IMG_7669Birthed from real life mommy experiences, “Mommy Uncensored” chronicles Karen Wright’s (Jordan) unpredictable and unorthodox journey as a former career woman to stay-at-home mom. The series intimately captures Karen’s everyday situations as she tries to balance being a mother to two charismatic little girls, all while trying to keep the spice in her marriage. Her fun, loving, and oftentimes romantic husband Neil (Thomas), who is equally devoted to their children, supports his wife’s new role and contributes, as best he can, to all of the parenting responsibilities. Karen’s mother Momma Dukes (Hightower), who is very traditional and a bit of a worry wart, adds humor to the family dynamics. Hilarity ensues as Karen shares her inner feelings and insecurities confessional-style in the one place she can find refuge, or so she thinks, in her bathroom. Everything from sex, to mommy time, to super mom undertakings are explored in the special television presentation.

In addition to creating and starring in the show, Jordan is also the executive producer of “Mommy Uncensored.” She joins husband Justin Jordan, who is the co-creator and editor and the show’s director, actress and producer Terri J. Vaughn.

Check out a clip below:

Photo Credits: Facebook/Theresa Hightower

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RC attends Atlanta Premiere of ‘Fetch Clay, Make Man’ [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

Whenever I can support my friends and their dreams I do so and Friday night was no exception! I had the pleasure of attending the Atlanta premiere of Fetch Clay, Make Man. It’s the first production of the season for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company and a critically acclaimed drama written by Will Power and directed by my fraternity brother, Eric J. Little.

The play is inspired by the true friendship between film actor, Stepin Fetchit and heavyweight boxing champion, Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali.  Coming to fame during different generations of race relations in America, the two handled crafting their public image very differently and their perception of their place in history.

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Will Power and Eric J. Little

Atlanta! Please go and see this brilliant performance. It features some of the city’s biggest and brightest actors including Rob Demery as Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali and Brad Raymond as Stepin Fetchit. It also includes the beautifully talented, Danielle Deadwyler as Ali’s fiesty wife, Sonji Clay; Brian Kurlander as Hollywood film executive, William Fox; and Amari Cheatom as Brother Rashid.

While I was only able to catch the first act of the show, I was totally mesmerized by these two unlikely characters and their compelling stories. I have always been  infatuated by the history of our black icons and how they were able to prevail during hard times. This well written theatrical production exposes the sacrifices many of these men and women made in the name of fame and glory. I am definitely going back to see the full performance which runs through November 22 at the Southwest Arts Center.

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Byron Horne and Rueben Cannon

Prior to the show was cocktail reception which featured appearances by Leon, Little and Power. I also spotted legendary casting director, Reuben Cannon as well as playwright and book author, Pearl Cleage and filmmaker, Byron Horne of The Horne Brothers. There was also a special presentation from Leon’s alma mater, Clark Atlanta University.

Check out all of the photos below:

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ATL icons Alexis Scott, Pearl Cleage, Zaron Burnett Jr. and Pat Lottier

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Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company Board Members

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True Colors’ Lisa Watson with Camille Love, ATL’s Office of Cultural Affairs

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Eric J. Little with CAU’s Larry Calhoun and the CAU Men of the Year 2015-16

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Actress Charity Jordan (left) with her husband, Justin and friend

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Kenny Leon with Kimberly Clark (SocialButterflyATL) and husband

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True Colors’ Ms. Francis Pepper Holley

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Byron Horne taking a selfie with Will Power and Eric J. Little

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CAU Men of the Year presenting a certificate to Kenny Leon

Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com