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 2012 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.

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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 Bill Cosby Show” (Chet Kincaid), “The Fli

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.

On The Reel

Short form entertainment news vignette's that focus on behind-the-scene productions of movies, plays, music and pro-social events that are in line with ASPiRE's mission and television content.