Well, Hallelujah, touch your neighbor and pass the offering plate because OWN has FINALLY set a date for the return of “Greenleaf” — June 23 (9 p.m. EST)!!! In the words of another one of my favorite bishops (aside from Bishop Greenleaf), Bishop T. D. Jakes, Saints, Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready!!!
I hope on the very first episode of Season 5, the final season, we finally learn who is the real AJ!!! Can I get a witness?!!! See the trailer below!!!
But that’s not the only news that OWN dropped!!!
OWN is in development with Lionsgate on a spin-off of the network’s critically-acclaimed hit megachurch drama “Greenleaf” from award-winning creator and executive producer Craig Wright, according to a press release. Check out the teaser below!!!
From the inception of “Greenleaf,” Wright and executive producer Oprah Winfrey envisioned that the story told by the Lionsgate and Harpo Films- produced series would span five seasons, with Wright contemplating a spin-off. These plans accelerated when fans expressed their support for the show after its final season was announced, reaffirming its passionate fan base.
“Greenleaf,” which originally premiered on OWN in June 2016, recently won the 2020 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Drama Series,” and series star Lynn Whitfield was named Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the second year in a row. The “Greenleaf” Soundtrack Volume Two was named Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary) by the NAACP Image Awards in 2018. The series has also been recognized by the Alliance for Women in Media’s Gracie Allen Awards and by the Black Reel Awards for Television.
“Greenleaf” is produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City. Executive producers are Oprah Winfrey, Craig Wright, Clement Virgo, and Kriss Turner Towner.
Marvin L. Winans will on ABC’s PANDEMIC this Friday at 1 p.m. EST and noon Central Time! He will discuss defeating coronavirus and his new single “It Belongs To Me” with his nephew Juan Winans and Juan’s wife Lisa.
Below is It Belongs To Me (feat. Marvin L. Winans) by Juan and Lisa Winans.
It was six years ago this month that I first mentioned on this blog that Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram stole more than 200 Christian and Muslim Nigerian girls in the middle of the night from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria.
Below is a 2020 update about what has happened to these girls from the grio.com:
Six years later, 164 have been returned or accounted for. Many of them struggle to readjust as some have been ostracized for wearing the unearned cloak of shame that many victims have to dress themselves in. We can thank God for those who, over the last few years, have either escaped or negotiated themselves out of bondage, however, there are still 112 unaccounted young women, still ransomed, sold into slavery, forced into marriage and or dead.
Read the rest of the article Bring Back Our Girls: 6 Years Later, And People Still Don’t Care by Nicole Duncan-Smith, a member of Bring Back Our Girls, USA, HERE.
In 2018, Leah Sharibu, then 14, was kidnapped by Boko Haram along with 109 of her female Dapchi schoolmates. In the days following, five of the girls died in captivity, and 104 were released on March 20, 2018. Leah alone was kept because she refused to renounce her faith in Jesus Christ and convert to Islam, as demanded by her captors. TODAY, as it is her 17th birthday, a prayer vigil is being held to pray for release. Below are the details.
The International Committee on Nigeria (ICON), a coalition partner of Save the Persecuted Christians, will host the online prayer vigil at 4 p.m. Here is the link to join: standwithnigeria.org.