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From Ratchet to Riches: The Reality of Black Women on Reality TV

Lifetime recently announced that it was cancelling its newest reality show, BAPs. BAPs stood for Black American Princesses and Princes and followed a crew of female and male friends who were allegedly affluent and part of the Black bourgeoisie of St. Louis. It seemed that...

Chrisette Michele Says She Regrets Doing Reality TV: “This Negativity is Tragic”

Chrisette Michele now joins the long list of stars who let cameras follow their lives for reality TV, and regretted it soon after. The singer is slated to appear on TVOne’s “R&B Divas: LA” and already considers filming a mistake. She posted the below letter...

Lifetime Greenlights ‘BAPs,’ a New Reality Series About Black American Princesses

If you thought the success of shows like Scandal, Being Mary Jane, and Tyler Perry’s The Haves and Have Nots signaled the end of the reality show deluge and a rise in scripted shows targeting Black audiences you were wrong. Lifetime, the self-proclaimed network for...