This weekend, Vin Diesel reprises his sci-fi anti-hero character in “Riddick” the third installment in the franchise. Must be nice to be Vin; he only does two films and they both turn out to be multi-film profitmakers. Oprah and T.D. Jakes come together during Jakes’ recent MegaFest and the results will be seen on “Oprah’s  Lifeclass” this Sunday when the duo talk more about fatherless children. Author/professor MK Asante’s new memoir makes the case that no matter how celebrated your parents might be, you can still falter, especially in the mean streets of Philadelphia. Here’s more of what’s going on this weekend.


All Times Eastern

 Friday, September 6

“Glory Road”

AMC, 8 p.m.

Derek Luke is part of the first Black starting five in college basketball history

 Saturday,  September 7

“Six Little McGhees”

OWN 10 p.m.

The second season premiere shows the McGhees dealing with potty training times six

 Sunday, September 8

Oprah’s Lifeclass

OWN, 9 p.m.

Bishop T.D. Jakes and Oprah discuss fatherless children

First Look: Oprah and Bishop T.D. Jakes on Fatherless America

Oprah’s Lifeclass is all new Sunday, September 8, with Bishop T.D. Jakes. Watch as he and Oprah continue the conversation about fatherless children and reach out to men and women who are struggling and in need of healing. Tune in September 8 at 9/8c.


“Buck” by M K Asante

The son of a famous professor grows up rough and tumble in Philly but eventually finds his way through books


“Riddick” -R

Vin Diesel delivers the third installment in his sci-fi franchise

“Winnie Mandela” – R

Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard star in first of two Mandela biopics; this focuses on his relationship with Winnie


 Friday, September 6


Darren ‘ds’ Sanders

Comedy Zone

10:15 p.m.


Heads of State f/El Debarge

Warner Theater

7 p.m.


Maze f/ Frankie Beverly and Tank

8 p.m.

Mississippi Coliseum


Fall Line Fest (Music, Art and Film Festival)

3- 8 p.m. (through Saturday)

The Hippodrome Theater

 Saturday, September 7


The Niche Parent Conference

Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

Designed to help people enhance their social media skills plus offer entrepreneurial and business training. TJMS Senior Producer Nikki Woods will be speaking tomorrow on how to develop and grow your platform.


Avant w/ Jagged Edge, Case, Juvenile and Doo Doo Brown

Wolf Creek Amphitheater

7 p.m.


Corey Holcomb and Deon Cole

The Chicago Theatre

8 p.m.


Eddie Griffin

Saenger Theater Mobile

8 p.m.

Sunday, September 8




8 p.m.


To see a full list of the HBCU Classic schedule. Visit Tom Joyner’s “The HBCU Football Classics Are Coming” blog here.

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