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Haywood Nelson – Actor who Portrayed the Character Dwyane Nelson on What’s Happening!

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: My guest is HAYWOOD NELSON. Best known as Dwayne Nelson, the shy, down to earth teen who frequently used the phrase, “Hey, Hey, Hey,” from the legendary TV show WHAT’s HAPPENING!

Nelson is a featured panelist as part of TV ONE’s celebration of Our History on COLOR TV WEEK. This week will be hosted by actor Darryl Bellfrom A Different World, one of the featured sitcoms. He will be joined by a panel that includes other actors and actresses from this week’s featured sitcoms including Ernest Thomas from What’s Happening!The Jeffersons’ Marla Gibbs; Good Times’ Jimmie Walker and Bern Nadette Stanis; Lynn Hamilton from Sanford and Son; and Ajai Sanders from A Different World.

COLOR TV WEEK (Monday, Feb. 15 – Friday, Feb. 19) – From 8-10 PM each night, the third week of WAY BLACK WHEN focuses on classic black situation comedies that not only became a proving ground for some of Hollywood’s most successful black actresses/actors, but an authentic reflection of African American life as well.

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Al Reynolds – Life After Celebrity, TV ONE

This week on TALK! with AUDREY : Al Reynolds, former husband of Star Jones. Reynolds is featured in TV ONE’s series called, LIFE AFTER, that explores some of America’s most intriguing celebrities from the perspective of the turning points that have forever changed their lives. Al tells us how he reignited his career as a business professional after his highly publicized marriage and divorce from Star Jones.

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Anne Aghion – My Neighbor My Killer

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: Multi-award-winning filmmaker ANNE AGHION, joins me to talk about “My Neighbor My Killer,” her internationally acclaimed documentary about learning to speak with your enemies.  Aghion, winner of Human Rights Watch Film Festival Nestor Almendros award for courage in filmmaking, spent nearly ten years following the residents of a small rural community in Rwanda as they went through that country’s extraordinary experiment in reconciliation and justice following the 1994 genocide there.  The “Gacaca” (ga-CHA-cha) laws established open-air citizen courts in every village and town in the country:  in exchange for full public confessions, participants in the genocide are being sent home to live next door to survivors of the families they massacred, while the survivors are being asked to forgive the killers. 

My Neighbor My Killer,” focuses on the intense emotional process of reconciliation, and captures the startling eloquence with which the subjects of the film describe the challenges of forgiveness and co-existence, and the government’s mandate to put aside ethnic divisions.

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Synthia Saint James – Celebrated Artist, Author and Architectural Designer and Recipient of The Trumpet Award

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: My guest is world renowned and celebrated artist, author and architectural designer SYNTHIA SAINT JAMES. She is an artist with a client base that includes corporations, schools, universities, museums and non-profit organizations.

Ms. SAINT JAMES was the first painter to receive the prestigious Trumpet Award, on January 30, 2010 at the 18th Annual Awards Ceremony, which will be televised in April in eighteen countries. In 2010 she will also be inducted into The Hall of Fame of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and she will receive her first Honorary Doctorate Degree from Saint Augustine’s College.

One of her many past honors include the History Maker Award for designing the first Kwanzaa Stamp for the U.S. Postal Service. She is currently featured in the award winning documentary film “The Black Candle” by M.K. Asante, Jr. which is narrated by Dr. Maya Angelou, and she is also one of the featured cast in “Breast Cancer Examined: An African American Perspective” a documentary that debuted on the TV ONE Network in October 2009 and serves as an ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Bishop T.D. Jakes – The Memory Quilt – A Christmas Story for Our Times

This week on TALK! with AUDREY :

My guest is BISHOP T.D. JAKES. Named by Time Magazine and CNN as “America’s Best Preacher,” Bishop Jakes, is a best selling author who through leadership, his service to the church and global community has made an impact worldwide. He joins me to talk about his new book, THE MEMORY QUILT: A Christmas Story for Our Times and his thoughts on the season and the New Year ahead.

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Luvon Roberson And Ed Tate – Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking

This week on TALK! with AUDREY : Luvon Roberson Marketing/Public Relations Professional  and member of Toastmasters with information about an upcoming Conference and Ed Tate, Toastmasters International 2000 World Championship of Public Speaking and principal of Ed Tate & Associates, LLC, a professional development firm that provides keynote and endnote presentations and workshops. 

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Toy Van Lierop – Make-up Artist For The Movie Precious

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: My guest is Toy Van Lierop, makeup artist for the move PRECIOUS. Toy an award winning makeup artist/designer has worked with a roster of Hollywood’s finest directors and has to her credit 35 film and television credits: The Nutty Professor, Empire Falls, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, Lean on Me, Beverly Hills Cop 3, Boomerang and I Am Legend.

A resident of Harlem, Toy, gave me a very insightful look at the making of the movie ,and the creative process of interpreting Lee Daniel’s dream.

PRECIOUS. Set in Harlem,1980’s. The story of oneyoung women’s  life. Not a Black story as some have said. No need to be embarrassed. There are plenty of stories like hers in homes around the globe. The movie is at times disturbing, at others triumphant. Hers is a world of poverty, incest, sexual and mental and physical abuse, rape. Based on the novel PUSH by Sapphire. Produced and directed by Lee Daniels.

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Angie Stone Grammy Nominated Artist – Speaks About Diabetes and New Album, UNEXPECTED

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: Singer, songwriter, Grammy Award nominated Angie Stone joins me on TALK! with AUDREY to share information with me about her life, new label, new album, UNEXPECTED and mission. Stone, diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes ten years ago, also speaks 

candidly about living with diabetes and her role as the spokesperson for F.A.C.E. Diabetes, (Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered) a campaign  and grassroots movement to help African-Americans to  overcome key barriers to success in living with diabetes.

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Pamela Serure and Carole Isenberg – Co-Founders of Events of the Heart

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: PAMELA SERURE and CAROLE ISENBERG (left to right) are two women on a mission to save lives.

Do you know that, according to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the #1 killer of women or that one in three women die of cardiovascular disease, or that 90% of women have more than one risk factor for developing heart disease? Through their non-profit organization, EVENTS of the HEART, Pamela and Carole are using theater, film, dance and music to make a healthy heart the primary health issue for all women and to raise consciousness and inspire women to be pro-active in the fight against their #1 health risk, heart disease.