ASPiRE is dedicated to deliver enlightening and entertaining shows to African-American families that reflect positive images of the African-American community.


Each week, Angela Burt-Murray, Erin Jackson, Issa Rae, Malinda Williams and Rene Syler of the provocative new talk series Exhale, bring you an hour of honesty and entertainment…where nothing is held back! They’ll open up about family, relationships, money, faith and everything that African American women are talking about.

The Root 100

The Root 100 is a groundbreaking interview series on ASPiRE featuring 24 of the most intriguing 2013 honorees of "The Root 100," the annual list of African- American achievers and influencers between the ages of 25 and 45. The weekly show celebrates these young black leaders who are paving the way for change and inspiring us through their work.

ABFF Independent

Hosted by Omari Hardwick, ABFF Independent is a showcase of popular and award winning films from the American Black Film Festival

HBCU Sports

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Inside The Game

This week’s episode of “Inside the Game” kicks off the exciting world of HBCU football. From the CIAA and the SIAC, to the MEAC and the SWAC, HBCU college football is back in full swing with host Stan Lewter and the rest of the “Inside the Game” crew bringing you the latest scores and highlights. This week’s round up includes the Vikings of Elizabeth City taking on the Eagles of North Carolina Central. In Tuskegee, Alabama A&M takes on Tuskegee University. We visit the Inaugural Classic at the New ASU Stadium for a great match-up between the Hornets of Alabama State and the Tigers of Tennessee State. Langston University takes on Lincoln of MO at Arrowhead stadium, and the Panthers of Prairie View take on the Tigers of Texas Southern in the SWAC game of the week. As always, we keep you in step with this week’s band of the week. Plus we bring you this week’s edition of big plays and big hits. Football season is in full swing.

Groundbreaking Movies

Explore the cultural relevance and significance of groundbreaking African American movies.  Join host Laurence Fishburne as he contextualizes the titles, themes, actors, producers, directors and subject matter.

Groundbreaking Comedy

Hosted by actor and comedian Jonathan Slocumb (Meet the Browns, “The Steve Harvey Show”), ASPiRE’s Groundbreaking Comedies celebrates trailblazing Black funnymen and women with iconic TV series including “The Flip Wilson Show” and more.

Groundbreaking Documentaries

Experience the events, people and places that shaped and continue to shape the course of African-American history and culture in the United States and around the world.

Laughing On Purpose: Michael Jr. Comedy Special

Laughing On Purpose: Michael Jr. Comedy Special - With multiple appearances on late night television, such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel live and Comedy Central, comedian Michael Jr. is the next Groundbreaker of comedy.

Faith & Fame

This biography series features the Gospel legends who share stories of their early childhood, their failures and struggles as well as the moment they had their big break and what moments changed their lives forever.