Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell Appears On Exhale’s First Show of the Season Tonight!!!


Hello World,

ASPiRE, the network that provides a different reality for African-American viewers, announces the season three premiere of its hit weekly talk series, exhale” (@exhaleTV).  Hosted by five dynamic, diverse and successful African-American women, exhales new eight-episode season will bring viewers honest, candid and entertaining discussion on a wide range of topics affecting African-American women.  Season three will premiere on TONIGHT at 9:00 p.m. EDT only on ASPiRE.

exhale is co-hosted by journalist and media maven Angela Burt-Murray; comedian Erin Jackson; director, writer and actress Issa Rae; blogger, author and TV anchor Rene Syler; and actress Malinda WilliamsThe ladies of exhale are back!, said ASPiRE General Manager Paul Butler.  Our viewers are going to love the way exhaledelivers the perfect blend of real talk on important topics, along with real laughs and emotion.

In the all-new episodes a wide range of topics affecting African-American women including friendships, stereotypes, domestic conflict, secrets and entrepreneurs will be examined.   Each episode will feature intriguing range of special guests, from celebrities and authors to religious leaders and other experts.  ASPiRE and the hosts further connect, engage and continue dynamic, nimble dialogue with the audience through social media.  For more information, please go to, Twitter on @ExhaleTV, and Facebook at

The first four weekly episodes include:


FRIENDSHIPS Season Premiere – Airs Wednesday, May 6, 9 p.m. EDT

Whether youre besties, frienemies or a work spouse, all friendships can become quite complicated!  The ladies of exhale, along with guests, discuss the importance of friendships between siblings and spouses, reveal the secret to maintaining long-lasting friendships, and answer the age old question can men and women really be just friends?


·        Erica Campbell, Gospel Singer and Reality TV Star (@ImEricaCampbell)

·        Johnny Gill, R&B Singer and Songwriter (@RealJohnnyGill)

·        Hasani Pettiford, Speaker, Author and Relationship Expert (@hasanipettiford)

·        Eve Marie Ford, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


STEREOTYPES Airs Wednesday, May 13, 9 p.m. EDT

From colorism, to reality TV, to racial profiling, the ladies of exhaleand guests tackle the controversial topic of stereotypes.  Together, theyll breakdown the misconceptions, half-truths, and the consequences of judging a book by its cover.


·        Justin Simien, Writer and Director of the film Dear White People (@JSim07)

·        Bill Duke, Actor, Writer, Producer and Director of the documentaries Dark Girls and Light Girls (@RealBillDuke)

·        Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Author, Co-Founder and CEO of the Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network and former Obama Administration Staffer (@valeisha)

·        Marlo Hampton, Former Real Housewives of Atlanta Co-Star, Stylist and Charity Organizer (@iheartMarlo)

·        Dr. Lisa Williams, Educator, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur and the Creator of the Positively Perfect Doll Line (@PositivePerfect

SECRETS Airs Wednesday, May 20, 9 p.m. EDT

In this episode, the ladies of exhaleand guests are going to reveal the truth about Secrets.  From family secrets to infidelity to gossip, are there some secrets that should be left unsaid? And how can keeping secrets actually affect your physical and mental health?


·        Judge Mablean Ephraim, Attorney, Author, Speaker and Host of Justice With Judge Mablean (@JudgeMablean)

·        Lacey Schwartz, CEO and President of the Non-Profit, Truth Aid, and Producer/Director/Filmmaker of the Documentary Little White Lie (@laceyschwartz)

·        Deya Smith, Producer for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Author and Life Coach

·        Denise Boutte, Actress (@DeniseBoutte)

·        Dr. Dion Short Metzger, Adult Psychiatrist (@dionmetzgermd)

ENTREPRENEURS Airs Wednesday, May 27, 9 p.m. EDT

From startups, to franchises, to everything in between, owning your own business is part of the American Dream. But do we actually have what it takes to make it?  In this episode, the ladies of exhale get valuable insight on the risks and rewards of becoming an entrepreneur, as they learn the secrets to success from their experienced and successful guests.


·        Pat Neely, Restaurateur, TV Personality, Author and Celebrity Chef (@PatNeelyBBQKing)

·        Melinda Emerson, Small Business Expert, Author, Speaker and Founder & President of the Quintessence Group (@SmallBizLady)

·        Frank Rice, Former NFL Player and Franchisee (@Iamfreshfrank)

·        Kiya Tomlin, Designer and Founder of Uptown Sweats (@KiyaTomlin)

Follow our hosts at:


·        Angela Burt-Murray on Twitter @AngelaCocoaFab, and on her websites and cocoafab-tv.

·        Erin Jackson on Twitter @EJthecomic, and on her website

·        Issa Rae on Twitter @IssaRae, and on her website

·        Rene Syler on Twitter @goodenufmother, and on her website

·        Malinda Williams on Twitter @MalinsWorld, and on her website

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