Bern Nadette Stanis is best known as the quick witted, sexy-savvy, original “it girl” Thelma Evans from the iconic 70’s sitcom GOOD TIMES. But how did she land the role that led her to become America’s favorite TV sweetheart? The veteran actress breaks it down from her upbringing to her infamous audition in front of […]

Bern Nadette Stanis certainly opened the door for generations of Black actresses who followed in her footsteps. But, being the first, isn’t always easy. In a digital-exclusive interview with TV One, she shares how her on-screen mom, the late Esther Rolle, advocated for her and gave her character a voice, which created space for the […]

Photo by: Walt Disney Television Photo Archives/Contributor Johnny Brown, a musician, comedian and popular actor best remembered for his role on the hit TV sitcom Good Times has died, according to his family. He was 84 years old. On March 4th, Brown’s daughter, Sharon Catherine Brown, shared the news of his death on Instagram. The cause […]

Even when times were at their toughest, Bern Nadette knows how to bring a ray of sunshine.

Yes! Christmas is around the corner, but today we're celebrating Thelma!

Wherever you are, we can bet you can’t wait for Summer to start, right? Flex that new two-piece, break out sandals, see the world. Now, imagine doing all that side-by-side with Big Daddy Kane, Johnny Gill or Angie Stone? That’s exactly what you’d get on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise — a 9-day trip […]