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Charlamagne Tha God Heads to HBO

Charlamagne Tha God Heads to HBO

Radio and TV personality Charlamagne Tha God is headed to HBO. The cable network has ordered four hour-long interview specials hosted by the 39-year-old entertainer. The Gray Area with Charlamagne Tha God is set to debut later this year but, so far, there is no information about guests or topics. Guy Code alum Charlamagne will executive produce the specials with Karen Kinney. Charlamagne is co-host of the nationally syndicated hip-hop iHeartRadio program, The Breakfast Club. In addition to Guy Code, his TV credits include Guy Court, Girl Code, and Uncommon Sense -- all on MTV2. “I feel extremely blessed to be able to announce my official partnership with HBO on a new conversation series which will provide a safe space for ‘unsafe’ people to curate their stories and control their own narratives,” said Charlamagne. “The reality is, when it comes to people’s stories, it’s not black or white, it’s always an area that’s a shade of gray and that’s usually where the lies end and the truth begins, and this show will give those people an opportunity to share their truth. Thank you to my new television home, HBO and all praise is due to God.” More here.

Mazie Hirono, Tammy Duckworth, and Cory Booker Join Coalition of Senators to Intro Bill Targeting Family Detention Centers

Mazie Hirono, Tammy Duckworth, and Cory Booker Join Coalition of Senators to Intro Bill Targeting Family Detention Centers

DNC Invests $1.2 Million in Turning Out People of Color in November

DNC Invests $1.2 Million in Turning Out People of Color in November