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Sneak Peek: Kevin McCall Set To Appear On ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’

Kevin McCall has been last known for his recent social media feuds with his ex-music collaborator Chris Brown, not to mention some coparenting issues with ex Eva Marcille.

Now, the talented singer-lyricist-songwriter-producer heads over to Iyanla Vanzant‘s ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life‘ to dig deeper into more personal issues dealing with his father and more.

McCall has long struggled to express his anger constructively, having always been encouraged by his father to “win” physical fights. Now, in an emotional one-on-one session with Iyanla, Kevin opens up about what he wishes his father understood about him all those years ago.

“I wasn’t a wimp. I was just a good person.”

On the new episode of House of Healing: Fix a Black Man’s Heart, Part 1, Iyanla invites six men into a House of Healing to help fix the black man’s heart. Among the men seeking guidance are Boyz II Men‘s Michael McCary, Kevin McCall, and socialite Lira Galore‘s father Terrance. Preacher and motivational speaker Devon Franklin visits the house to help identify tools for healing. Part 1 of 3.

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In a three-part, multi-week episode of OWN’s award-winning series, spiritual life coach Iyanla returns to the “House of Healing” with six African American men struggling with broken spirits and broken hearts. The men—which include a man attempting to build a life for himself after numerous stints in jail to a former singer who struggles with feelings of abandonment to a father looking to mend a relationship with his famous socialite daughter—are struggling with their identities due to the effects of feeling criminalized, dehumanized and victimized by society.

Check out the clip above featuring Kevin McCall.

Be sure to tune in on Saturday, October 29 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) for the full episode on OWN.

Michael McCary of Boyz II Men Fame Sums Up His Feelings of Ex-Bandmates below:

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Fly Interview: Iyanla Vanzant Talks Closing Out The ESSENCE Empowerment Series, Making Her Own Body Wash, & More

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The 2016 ESSENCE Festival kicks off in a few weeks. The weekend will feature performances from some of the biggest names in music along with various events that cater to ESSENCE’s community. Among these is the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience, a series of conversations and keynote addresses with industry influencers from Tyra Banks, Misty Copeland, Terry McMillan, to Rev. Al Sharpton. Closing out this year’s ESSENCE Empowerment Experience will be Iyanla Vanzant.

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Iyanla Vanzant at 2014 ESSENCE Festival

A writer, life coach, and minister, Vanzant has been dishing out tough love on her OWN series Iyanla: Fix My Life for four seasons. A New York Times best-selling author and NAACP Image Award Winner, Vanzant has inspired millions around the globe to take control of their lives and be an active participant in finding their happiness.

SFPL‘s Arlene Danna recently chatted with Vanzant over the phone where they discussed her upcoming keynote address, how she creates her own body wash, the premiere of Season 5 of her critically acclaimed series Iyanla: Fix My Life, and her new book.

You’ve been a part of the Essence Empowerment Experience in the past, how does it feel to be welcomed back this year?

It’s such an honor. I’ve been doing it for the past 14 years and every year I love being a part of it. The experience touches on all the things impacting our community. This year they’ve asked me to close out the series and I’m looking forward to it.

What topic will you be speaking on to close out this year’s series?

You know I get asked that all the time and the answers always the same I don’t know. I don’t use cards or prepare anything ahead of time. I like to speak from the heart and see what the mood strikes. I do know I want to inspire and push people to put in the work to be their best selves.

You’re a huge proponent of living your best life physically, mentally, and spiritually. Is this what inspired you to create your own body wash?

Actually my daughter Gemmia inspired me. From an early age she became interested in essential oils and aromatherapy and how scents can alter your energies. We know how to do laundry, and clean house, but do we know how or even take the time to clear our own energies. The MasterPeace Body Wash is made from a mixture of herbs, oils, and African black soap which is known for its skin healing properties. I then treat it with music and color therapy. I love that I get to continue her desire to create natural products that not only enhance your energy, but address the needs of the physical body.

Iyanla Fix My Life has really resonated with audiences. What can we expect in Season 5?

I love that the show has touched the lives of some many people. Season 5 premieres this Fall on Sept. 9. You can expect this season to create, spark, and inspire national conversations about critical issues.

Sounds great, can’t wait for the show’s return. Are there any other projects you’re currently working on?

I’m working on my 19th book which will be out in 2017.

Wow, you’re on book 19! What will be the subject matter of the book?

How we can heal our toxic and dysfunctional feelings and behavior. People of color do not go to therapy. It is still very taboo. With this book I hope to enlighten people and help them get aligned with their greater good.

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Crocodile Tears?: Is Karrueche Looking For More Fame By Sitting on Iyanla’s Couch?

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Karrueche Tran, actress and model, sat down with Iyanla Vanzant on the OWN Network to discuss her recent breakup from Chris Brown.
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Fly News: Evelyn Lozada Lands New Reality Show on OWN Network, Iyanla Vanzant Gets a Spin-off Show

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Evelyn Lozada is moving on to bigger and better Reality TV in a more positive light!

It has just been announced that the Basketball Wives: Miami star has now landed her a reality series on Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN Network.

Via Variety:

Evelyn Lozada’s series, which is titled “Evelyn” for now, follows the title reality star and her 21-year-old daughter Shaniece. Lozada recently welcomed a new child into the family with her baseball player fiance Carl Crawford, and the project will revolve around Lozada’s new found life, as a new mother again, while balancing the relationship with her daughter. Shed Media will produce with Pam Healey, John Hesling, Lisa Shannon, Russ Heldt and Lozada serving as exec producers, and Danika Berry as consulting producer. “Evelyn” is slated to premiere this July.

Evelyn’s new show will follow three returning docuseries: Deion’s Family Playbook, Flex & Shanice and “Welcome to Sweetie Pies.

The new lineup for Season 5 of “Oprah’s Master Class” will include: Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Duvall, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Smokey Robinson.

Now this is the interesting part…the Iyanla: Fix My Life spinoff, set to debut this September, which will center around Atlanta resident Jay Williams, who stirred up controversy when he was previously featured on the original series, saying he fathered 34 children by 17 different women. The series will follow Williams day-by-day, as he tries to put together his relationships with his family, children, and the mothers of his children, once again with spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant guiding him every step of the way. OWN and Evolution Media will produce.

We can’t wait to catch the following shows!

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NFL Star Terrell Owens Opens Up to Iyanla Vanzant in New Season of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” [Video]

OWN’s popular self-help series “Iyanla: Fix My Life” returns on Saturday, November 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with all-new episodes, the first featuring NFL superstar Terrell Owens.

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[Last Night In NYC] NY VIPs Gather for a Special Evening with Iyanla Vanzant

Recently, some of New York’s most influential women attended a private dinner and screening of the new OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network series “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” starring life coach and best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant.