The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.
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 Kenny Chadway 74 episodes, 2000-2004
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 Lem Van Adams 74 episodes, 2000-2004
Aaron Meeks ...
 Ahmad Chadway 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
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 Damon Carter 57 episodes, 2000-2004
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 Kelly Chadway 34 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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A delicious slice of life. See more »

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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 »

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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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Shackles (Praise You)
Written by Warryn Campbell, Erica Atkins, and Trecina Atkins
Performed by Mary Mary
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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I am pleased to see a show about African-Americans without violence.
26 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

After seeing dozens of movies like "First Time Felon" "Oz" and "The Corner", I was thrilled to see a show that portrays black people as something other than drug dealers and victims of gun violence. As a white guy living in Honolulu, I don't have much contact with the black community. The media gives a slanted view of every subculture, so I know there are people who don't live in South Central. I wish there were a more balanced view, but that doesn't sell movies. Off of my soapbox now, I thought the production values were excellent, and I look forward to seeing future episodes.


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