Looks like Issa Rae is winning again! The actress, creator of Insecure is seeing more life from one of her popular web series Butter + Brown. Yesterday, Aspire TV announced that it would air Issa Rae's culinary web series on the network at the beginning of October.

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Executive produced by Chef G. Garvin (Turn Up the Heat, Road Trip with G. Garvin) and Issa Rae (exhale, Insecure, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl), the series is created, co-executive produced and hosted by Seth Brundle and Leslie Antonoff.

Pictured left to right: Seth Brundle and Leslie Robinson

According to Vibe, the new season will feature guests such as Rick Ross, David Banner, Larenz Tate and Carla Hall. The first of nine ordered episodes (in addition to the previously aired pilot) will air on October 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

Catch up on the previously aired series on YouTube below.



What do you think about the series headed to Aspire TV? Have you watched it online before? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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Mike "Orie" Mosley is the managing editor for CurlyNikki.com and a cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the founder of www.afrotrak.com. In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie

Looks like Issa Rae is winning again! The actress, creator of Insecure is seeing more life from one of her popular web series Butter + Brown. Yesterday, Aspire TV announced that it would air Issa Rae's culinary web series on the network at the beginning of October.

Continue Reading
Executive produced by Chef G. Garvin (Turn Up the Heat, Road Trip with G. Garvin) and Issa Rae (exhale, Insecure, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl), the series is created, co-executive produced and hosted by Seth Brundle and Leslie Antonoff.

Pictured left to right: Seth Brundle and Leslie Robinson

According to Vibe, the new season will feature guests such as Rick Ross, David Banner, Larenz Tate and Carla Hall. The first of nine ordered episodes (in addition to the previously aired pilot) will air on October 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

Catch up on the previously aired series on YouTube below.



What do you think about the series headed to Aspire TV? Have you watched it online before? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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Mike "Orie" Mosley is the managing editor for CurlyNikki.com and a cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the founder of www.afrotrak.com. In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie

Grammy-Award winning artist and Houston, Texas native is using her platform to help victims affected by Hurricane Harvey. The singer issued an exclusive statement with the Houston Chron about her plans.

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"My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help," she said.

"I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor (Rudy Rasmus at St. John's in downtown Houston) to implement a plan to help as many as we can."

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Tuesday evening, the singer's lifelong pastor, Rudy Rasmus spoke with ET about her additional plans:

"She's starting out with a significant donation, and that donation is getting us to launch out into some areas that help us more effectively impact the communities that have been the most affected," Rasmus tells ET's Kevin Frazier via FaceTime. "She has, over the years, been very generous to our cause, and we continue to work together. She has been a huge benefactor to our efforts here in Houston, Texas."

"She has one huge platform, and information can go out to places that really need to know what's going on in her hometown," he explains. "She has always availed not only her platform, her voice, but also resources -- tangible resources -- to help those most in need in Houston and around."

For more information on how to help Hurricane Harvey victims, click here.

Grammy-Award winning artist and Houston, Texas native is using her platform to help victims affected by Hurricane Harvey. The singer issued an exclusive statement with the Houston Chron about her plans.

Continue Reading


"My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help," she said.

"I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor (Rudy Rasmus at St. John's in downtown Houston) to implement a plan to help as many as we can."

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Tuesday evening, the singer's lifelong pastor, Rudy Rasmus spoke with ET about her additional plans:

"She's starting out with a significant donation, and that donation is getting us to launch out into some areas that help us more effectively impact the communities that have been the most affected," Rasmus tells ET's Kevin Frazier via FaceTime. "She has, over the years, been very generous to our cause, and we continue to work together. She has been a huge benefactor to our efforts here in Houston, Texas."

"She has one huge platform, and information can go out to places that really need to know what's going on in her hometown," he explains. "She has always availed not only her platform, her voice, but also resources -- tangible resources -- to help those most in need in Houston and around."

For more information on how to help Hurricane Harvey victims, click here.

After much criticism on social media, Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church has opened its 16,800-seat Houston mega church as a shelter to those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Controversy began on Sunday evening when a post circulated on Twitter after Joel Osteen began tweeting Bible verses and words of encouragement rather than opening up the church as a shelter.

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While some churchgoers and Houston residents responded with pics of the church being flooded, others continued to argue that the church was in fact not flooded and safe to house residents.



The church's representative issued a statement with the Houston Chronicle.

"It's not our unwillingness, it's just practicality. It's been a safety issue for us," Iloff said. "Lakewood Church has a heart for this city."

Lakewood Church officially opened its doors at noon on Tuesday. "Victoria and I care deeply about our fellow Houstonians. Lakewood's doors are open and we are receiving anyone who needs shelter," Osteen tweeted Tuesday at 11:12 a.m.









You can find out more about Lakewood Church's Hurricane Harvey relief program here.

We're glad to see that the megachurch has opened its doors as a shelter in Houston. Was it too late? Does it matter? Weigh in the comments.
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Mike "Orie" Mosley is the managing editor for CurlyNikki.com and a cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the founder of www.afrotrak.com. In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie