The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.
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 Teri Joseph (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Maxine Chadway (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
Aaron Meeks ...
 Ahmad Chadway (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Kenny Chadway (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Lem Van Adams (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Kelly Chadway (33 episodes, 2001-2004)
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The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.

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Nikki Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe met while filming the series and later got married on May 21, 2005, in Gundelfingen, Germany. See more »

Quotes

Mama Joe: A strong family can overcome anything. They just have to love each other.
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Spun-off from Soul Food (1997) See more »

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When a Woman's Fed Up
Written by R. Kelly
Performed by R. Kelly
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Representing black families the way they should!
17 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Seriously, I read all the user comments for this show and I have to say, the only people who think this show is anything below average or average overall, then they must be blind and deaf.

The real beauty of this show is how well they capture the lives of black people. It isn't scared to cross that extra mile, especially when it comes to stories revolving around sex. This is a black drama that people can look without always depending on a black issue. There are stories that everyone can relate to and not just those raised in a bad neighborhood. This show deals with racial issues, sexist issues, dealing with deaths, marriage issues, affairs, and the biggest issue they ever dealt with, lesbian relationship.

The males in this story are black males who actually have their head on their shoulders and run pretty decent businesses without making a living off selling drugs and spend their time smoking weed and drinking while ignoring their desperate child who stands around the father begging for attention.

The children in this movie aren't ghetto fabulous and all out cursing their parents out then run away to their girlfriend's house to sleep with her. The children actually act like children who are growing up under the pressures that all kids go though of all skin.

With the story's revolving around the characters, nothing never feels out of line. Everything seems nicely done and just leaves us asking for more. My biggest beef is that BET is labeling the series under M but cutting up anything that'll give the episodes a PG rating. I wish Showtime would start airing the episodes again or they'll find another channel that doesn't harm the episodes.


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