TV ONE’S weekly series: “K-Ci & Jojo…Come Clean” an Author, G.D. Grace review

Over the years I have been someone what taken aback by some of the television programming featured on several networks, because they always seemed to project African American in a questionable and non-spiritually uplifting ways, however, I have been extremely pleased an enlightened with much of TV ONE’S programming.  From their incredible UNSUNG series, to their In the Spotlight interviews with past and present entertainers, to their exciting concert specials, I have a renewed faith in how we are being projected to the public.

Another show in particular, that I feel adds hope and positivity to life experiences is the intriguing series featuring two of the former members of the R&B Group, Jodeci.  I suppose what stands out the most about the way that they chose to share their lives, is that they are owning up to past mistakes that they’ve made over the years and how these mistakes affected not only their own health, but how their erratic substance induced behaviors affected the most important jewels in their lives, their children.

In my eyes, this type of programming promotes a way of working through issues and the promise of overcoming past demons that altered the lives of not just the gifted entertainers profiled, but regular folks not in the spotlight.  I myself have had my own battles with substance abuse and, thankfully, am currently in remission.  It is my opinion that both of these talented individuals are sincere in their efforts to lead sober lives without the crutch of illicit substances that cloud the mental perceptions of the users.

Much of what I’ve witnessed hit close to home, as they reveal the reasons why they fell into the pit of substance abuse and how continued usage not only ravaged their professional careers, but also how it affected the most important thing of all, their health.  Their honesty and courageous battle to win the war will inspire others going through similar struggles and, in my eyes, this is truly responsible programming.  It shows that substance abuse is a disease that wrecks not only the user, but also the hearts of loved ones and friends forced to witness the demise of individuals that they truly care about.

The most touching episode for me had to have been the episode at the bowling alley, when their children were waiting when they arrived.  The joy was real as they connected with their offspring as sober men, and as each child spoke candidly about their recounts of how their fathers drunkenness made them feel as they witnessed it firsthand;  you could tell that their hope for a sustained recovery for both fathers was out of love and nothing else.  The loving embraces given to the children by both men sent chills all over my body, because in all honesty no child really wants to see their parent deteriorating before their eyes.  The apologizes were sincere and  as a viewer I could tell that both men want the sanctity of sobriety not for just themselves, but for their children as well.

I applaud TV ONE for their commitment in bringing families together.  It is one that I will watch for the entire season — I wish nothing but the best for K-CI & Jojo, and cannot wait to seem them riding atop the music charts again.

This is Author, G. D. Grace, telling it like it is…




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About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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4 Responses to TV ONE’S weekly series: “K-Ci & Jojo…Come Clean” an Author, G.D. Grace review

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    • Thank you for stopping by; yeah, I had to evaluate what was going on. I see them trying to get their lives back on track, and as a former substance abuser I applaud their efforts.. the road is tough, but the rewards are oh so worth it.

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