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R. Kelly and Jill Scott continue to crisscross the country on their respective tours. This weekend is the last before we elect a new president…or retain the one we have now. If you need more information on the importance of this election, you can watch President and Michelle Obama discuss it on Friday night on BET in  a brand new half-hour special. Feeling a little nostalgic? “Coming to America” airs this weekend. If you’d prefer some newer fare, you can catch Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle reunite for “Flight.” (Watch trailer below). Read on for more of the weekend’s highlights. And don't forget today is Deviled Egg Day, tomorrow is Book Lovers Day, Sunday is Sandwich Day!


All Times Eastern

Friday, November 2

Battleground 2012: Countdown with the First Couple at 9 p.m. on BET

President Obama and Michelle Obama talk about the issues in this election

“Iyanla: Fix My Life”

Iyanla heads to Harpo Studios in Chicago to confront 300 single women and 50 single men who need a dose of Iyanla’s no-holds-barred dating advice to fix their love lives.

Saturday, November 3

“Coming to America” at 10:30 p.m. on BET

The now Black movie classic with Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy lands on BET this weekend  

“The Eleventh Victim”

Lifetime Movie starring Meta World Peace as Detective Garlin Fincher airs on Saturday. The movie is a adaptation from a novel written by Nancy Grace.  She also has a role in the movie.

Sunday, November 4

“Sunday Night Football: Dallas at Atlanta”

The undefeated Falcons take on the 3-4 Cowboys hoping to go .500 this Sunday. Dallas won their last meeting in 2009, the Falcons are the league’s only undefeated team

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” at 9 p.m. on Bravo

The Housewives start Season 5 with new “wives” Kenya Moore and Porsha Stewart; there will be drama

Black Girls Rock!

Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King co-host the third televised installment of Black Girls Rocks that airs on Sunday. Kerry Washington, Dionne Warwick, Alicia Keys and Brandy will be there. And they are doing a first-ever all-male tribute.

Click here to listen to Nikki Woods' interview with Tracee Ellis Ross



Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle star in a film about a hero pilot who’s heroism comes into question after a crash


“The Man With the Iron Fists”

The RZA co-wrote, directed and stars in a movie about a Chinese town under siege for its fortune in gold. Lucy Liu, Rick Yune and Russell Crowe also star.  



“The Audacity of Hope”

By Barack Obama

Now that we’re headed for another historic election, read the books President Obama wrote before he took office.

Friday, November 2


Cedric the Entertainer

The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

8 p.m.


Jill Scott

Hard Rock Live

8 p.m.


R. Kelly Single Ladies Tour

Nokia Theater L.A. Live

8 p.m.

Saturday, November 3


Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly

Global Event Center at WinStar World Resorts

8 p.m.


Gospel Live Magazine event featuring Beverly Broadus-Green Mother of Snoop Dogg.  There will be refreshments, vendors, music and entertainment. Tickets are $10

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 4


MMG Tour: Rick Ross, Wale, Machine Gun Kelly, Meek Mill

Bryce Jordan Center

7 p.m.


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