Colorism in the black community is real and the fact that it is still an issue today is unbelievable! Black, in all hues, is beautiful! You would think that the black community would have evolved past being color struck in modern society, but sadly, that is not the case…
In TONIGHT’s episode of “We’re The Campbells,” Erica Campbell discovers that her eldest child Krista struggles with self-esteem because of her dark skin tone. Erica introduces Krista to Kheris, a social media star who has her own fashion line dedicated to embracing her dark hued complexion. After Erica shares Krista’s concerns with Warryn, he reveals a secret he’s kept from Joi that certain record executives refused to work with her because they thought her features were too dark. When Warryn shares the truth, she questions remaining in the music industry altogether. Meanwhile, Warryn asks Erica to co-preach with him at church but Erica doesn’t have time to prepare.
See some clips from the episode below:
In this snippet, Krista Campbell reveals she was called “darkie” by other kids. That is so sad.
In the snippet below, Warryn discusses that he, too, faced some angst around his complexion.
The overall promo for the episode is last. Krista asks her mother if she is ugly. That is so heartbreaking!
Y’all know I’m a megafan of OWN’s ‘Greenleaf’ and if you don’t know, check my recaps! Well, I saw this announced on OWN’s “Greenleaf” website!
WE WANT TO KNOW WHICH CHURCH IN AMERICA HAS THE MOST FAITHFUL GREENLEAF FANS!
The Greenleaf Family wants to see your church – get creative and submit a video today! You can preach. You can sing. You can give a tour. Show us your church family in all it’s glory and please submit by Monday, July 23.
Now, I wonder if there is some sort of prize associated with submitting a video? Could one of us be chosen to be featured during its two-night season premiere on Aug. 28-29? Maybe so. The title of the season premiere is “Faith and Fury!” Wow, it’s gonna be Campbell Soup or Oprah “O That’s Good” Soup good 🙂 (Y’all do know she has a soup line, right?) And the Word does say, “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” Psalm 34:8 LOL
New Series and Online After-Show Content to feature Warryn & Erica Campbell as They Balance Their Family, Church Ministry & Careers...
TV Oneis set to premiere its latest original docu-series,WE’RE THE CAMPBELLSonTuesday,June 19at8 p.m. ET/7C. The nine-episode docu-series will give viewers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Gospel entertainment power coupleWarrynandErica Campbell as they tackle the everyday struggles that come with balancing family and work, nurturing their marriage, building their individual careers, and fostering their faith; all while raising their three childrenWarryn,Zayaand teenagerKrista.TV Onewill also feature the couple in its ongoing online series#BLACKLOVEand a digital exclusive after show…WITH WARRYN & ERICA. The weekly online companion content will get up-close-and personal withWarrynandErica, as they reveal how they have dealt with common issues that could make or break any relationship.
The patriarch of the family,Warryn Campbell,is an award-winning veteran music producer for today’s most influential artists, pastor of the California Worship Center, and founder of the record label My Block Inc. WhenWarrynis not leading prayer and worship service, he is mentoring his upcoming music artists.
“I am excited to let people in and share our family’s story,” says Warryn. “It is super important that folks will get to see a strong, beautiful Black family, a loving couple and nothing but the Hand of God and the Grace of God on our lives through everyday situations both good and bad.”
Dividing time between her family’s life in Los Angeles and her work life in Dallas,Erica Campbellis not only a doting wife, mother and sister, but alsoahost of the popular nationally-syndicatedshowGet Up! Mornings with Erica CampbellonReach Media, which she tapes daily. In addition to these roles, she is also one-half of the award-winning Gospel music duoMary Mary, writing a new book, promoting her hair extension and wig collection and serving as First Lady of the family church.
“We are a normal family that wants a healthy relationship with healthy and happy kids that will impact the world,” says Erica. “I think families will see us deal with the same things they encounter in life. I’m so very excited.”
“Getting an inside look into a close-knit, powerhouse family like The Campbells is a rare privilege,” saysTia A. Smith, senior director of Original Programming & Production for TV One. “Audiences of all ages will identify with this docu-series and see themselves in members of this family, as they deal with the same issues we all do and get through them with humor and humility.”
As Gospel musicians, raising a family in the spotlight and dealing with issues of faith, sexuality and societal norms in the age of social media can be a challenge.WE’RE THE CAMPBELLShighlights theCampbellfamily on an intimate level, as well as introduces the large circle of family and friends that help keep things running smoothly, includingThomasina“Miss Honey”AtkinsandSandra“Momma”Campbell,the loving and often opinionated mothers ofEricaandWarryn.
Check out a preview of WE’RE THE CAMPBELLSbelow.
For more information about TV One’s upcoming programming, including original movies, visit the network’s companion website atwww.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media onTwitter,Instagram andFacebook(@tvonetv) using the hash tags #WERETHECAMPBELLS and #REPRESENT.