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Ernie Hudson: Is a Righteous Man in TV One’s ‘To Hell and Back‘ (Listen)



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*Joe Patterson (Ernie Hudson) is a successful businessman and loving family man who was never deterred by problems because he is a man of strong faith – believing that as is written in Matthew 19:26 with man some things may be impossible “but with God all things are possible.”

In TV One’s new original film, “To Hell and Back,” based on the Book of Job, Patterson’s faith is seriously tested by various horrific events that not only tear apart his picture-postcard family but ravages the multi-million dollar business in Atlanta that he owns.

“Of course in the Book of Job the devil makes a bet with God saying that even though he’s a faithful man that the devil will make him curse God. And God allows him to wreak havoc on his life,” Hudson said when talking about the film. “We see Joe go through all this adversity and we see his business, his family (and) his health (deteriorate). But, I think the more interesting part of it for me was just the struggle that I think a lot of religious people have is when bad things happen to good people.”

“The Hand that Rocks the Cradle” star chose this role because he said it “challenged” him adding at this point in his career, “he has no interest in being in a movie now just to be in a movie.”

Hudson says he thought about his grandmother who raised him when he read the script for the film.

“I know this is the kind of movie that she would want to see and it’s the kind of movie that she would want me to do,” the original cast member of “Ghostbusters” declared. “But it was always the question as a kid that I would have to her – ‘mama how come it’s happening to these people. Those people did some bad stuff and they’re doing great.’ And she would always go ‘we live in a time continuum but we’re eternal. There are things going on that we can’t understand. But all things are working for the good of God’s plan.’ Sometimes it’s not given to us to understand.”

I won’t give any spoilers about the rollercoaster ride the Patterson family goes on – but suffice it to say they suffer misery.

Hudson has landed a recurring role in the ABC comedy pilot Delores & Jermaine about the life of comedian Jermaine Fowler. He gets to make whoopee – sort of – with Academy Award winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, who will be starring on the sitcom.

“I play this character who is kind of her (Whoopi) love interest which is a lot of fun,” Hudson revealed.

He says the reason we see much more diversity on network television is “the success of Empire and Shonda Rhimes and all of her dramas it sort of dispels that old belief that Hollywood has always said that audiences don’t want to see Black characters in these roles and certainly it’s been proven that’s not true.”

You’ll see him on the big screen portraying an amateur player on a French Canadian baseball team in “The Wrong Stuff” and in what he described as a “wonderful story” called “Gallows Road” about loss, heartbreak and forgiveness.

“To Hell and Back” airs Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET – also stars What’s Love Got to Do with It star Vanessa Bell Calloway.

Hear Tené Croom’s exclusive interview with Ernie Hudson:

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  1. Jody Commons

    April 2, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Looking forward to this movie. It was awesome to see Mr.Ernie Hudson on the Today show this morning! So proud! Now what channel is it on Time Warner Cable in central my area?

    • Gelise

      April 7, 2015 at 8:31 am

      I truly enjoyed the movie. It made it even more clear. Searching to purchase it today for my spiritual class. Really touched me. God is.

  2. Dworley

    April 6, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I watched this movie on Saturday the adversity that he as a family man, business man what he endured losing his three children, business and to never lose faith, to always believe That God will take was incredible to watch. I enjoyed this movie will recommend to anyone to watch. I have always enjoyed seeing Mr. Ernie Hudson in movies for a very long time. thank you for that.

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Check Out Trailer for TRIAL 4 | A Netflix Original Documentary Series / WATCH



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*The eight-episode docuseries TRIAL 4 delves into the story of Sean Ellis, a man who served 22 years in prison after being found guilty of killing Boston Police Detective John Mulligan in 1993.

Though law enforcement presented evidence linking Ellis to the murder, further investigation revealed corrupt police officers, questionable witnesses and enormous pressure within the department to solve the case.

Ellis’s story, while devastating, sheds light on timely issues of systemic racism, police corruption and criminal justice reform while offering hope that, ultimately, people have the power to change the system.

Directed by Rémy Burkel (Sin City Law) and executive produced by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (Murder on a Sunday Morning, The Staircase).

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Release Date: Nov 11, 2020

Directed By: Remy Burkel

Executive Producers: Matthieu Belghiti, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade

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Common Announces New Project Out Oct 30, New Track Used in Michelle Obama Initiative



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*Today, Common announces the release of his new project, A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1, out Friday, October 30, through Loma Vista Recordings.

This instant hip hop classic and call to action from the modern-day renaissance man – a GRAMMY-, Emmy-, and Oscar-winning artist, activist, actor, and two time New York Times Bestselling author – features seven new songs and two new interludes that catch Common at a new prime in his career. With a core band that includes Robert Glasper (keys), Karriem Riggins (drums), Burniss Travis (bass), Isaiah Sharkey (guitar), and PJ (vocals), plus features from Black Thought and Lenny Kravitz, A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 is music meant to “uplift, heal, and inspire listeners dealing with racial injustices as well as other social injustices,” says Common.

He continues: A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 is affirmation. It’s recognition. It’s elevation. It’s music to go with a movement. Because the truth is, there is still so much work to do. Regardless of the outcome of the election, we need to make sure things do not return to the status quo. The intention of the music is to channel all of our pain and outrage into something productive, inspirational, and good. It’s to help lead a movement into our next phase of the work to be done.”

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Our first taste of the project comes with the new single “Say Peace.” This shape-shifting sonic shuffle finds Common trading bars with Black Thought and PJ, as the music mirrors the illusory search for peace that we all pursue. On the new song, Common simply says: “I found my peace, my peace through making these albums.”

Common will perform the new single, joined by Black Thought and PJ, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on November 4th, the night after the U.S. presidential election.

As part of Michelle Obama’s “When We All Vote” initiative, Michelle is currently featuring another track from the forthcoming Common project – “A Place In This World.” Check out the special shoutout from the former First Lady here:

A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1’s cover art is based on photography by Ghanaian photographer and artist Derrick Boateng. The collection will be accompanied by a full-length listening film directed by Mark Leibowitz and featuring Common’s full band performing in colorful, vibrant environments inspired by Boateng’s photographs.

To celebrate his new project, on Friday, October 30, Common will be hosting an album listening experience on his Youtube channel. Stay tuned for more details:

Common performed tracks from A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 last weekend as part of Afropunk’s virtual festival Planet Afropunk 2020. Stay tuned for more from Common throughout the rest of 2020.

A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 Tracklist:



Say Peace (feat. Black Thought)

What Do You Say (Move It Baby)


A Place In This World

A Riot In My Mind (feat. Lenny Kravitz)

Don’t Forget Who You Are


Common is the modern renaissance man — a GRAMMY-, Emmy-, and Oscar-winning artist, activist, actor, and two time New York Times Bestselling author. A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 follows his “exquisite” (People) 2019 album, Let Love, which Stereogum called “one of his most personal, raw collections.”

More Praise For Common and Let Love

“Fluid, deceptively intricate…[Common] has never been more open.” — AllMusic

“The universally recognized master lyricist is back…A very personal exploration of Common’s relationship with love.” — KCRW

“Meticulous storytelling… Common approaches the ideas of light and hope with a more realistic outlook, producing a record that effectively touches every listener.”— Hypebeast

“Sonically, the album is a time capsule of the greatest moments in black music history. Lyrically, it’s hard-hitting reality about the present day…a captivating tale about using love as a weapon to overcome.” — Exclaim

“It couldn’t be more timely.” — The Independent UK


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Omarosa Joins ‘The Special Report with Areva Martin’ – Talks Trump & Failing Marriage / WATCH



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*On Wednesday, October 28th, former White House Advisor and reality star of The Apprentice, Omarosa Manigualt Newman joined the digital tri-weekly talk show The Special Report with Areva Martin and continued her spree of brazenly candid and eye-opening remarks from her tenure as one of President Donald Trump’s White House Advisors.

Following her latest claims on the British morning talk show “Lorraine,” where she said First Lady Melania Trump is “repulsed” by the President, Omarosa’s latest claim is that POTUS and FLOTUS may be heading towards divorce following the end of their term.

“I certainly believe that they are on the verge of divorce based on episodes that I witnessed with own eyes, and seeing some of their fights while I was in both of their presences. But I also think that she’s repulsed by him and she can’t wait until their out of office so she doesn’t have to deal with him ever again.”

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Areva Martin, a civil rights attorney and political correspondent for CNN, went on to ask Omarosa for her thoughts on Trump’s storming out of his 60 Minutes interview, his alleged use of the N-word while filming The Apprentice, and Trump’s repeated verbal name calling and attacks of black women.

Check out the interview via the Facebook player at top of page.




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