The Black-O-Scope TV Show: A Different Look at Race in the U.S.A.

“The Black-O-Scope Show With Teddy Lane, Jr.” is a mock cable news program that tells the truth in a satirical, humorous way and expands the view of the African American community by showcasing a wide range of conservative opinions.

The show’s first guest is Oya Thomas who discusses her new book “The 5 Star Points for Success” and performs an inspiring song from her new album “Spirit of Oya.” The show’s pilot will be broadcast on Newsmax TV on June 13th and 14th, 2015 and local listings should be consulted for exact broadcast times.

The show is produced by Block Starz Music Television LLC, the company that also created the following films:

Oscar Micheaux: The Czar of Black Hollywood” is a Black Reel Award-nominated documentary film chronicling the early life and career of African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951).

“Profiles of African-American Success: A Celebration of Black Entrepreneurs Who Succeeded Against the Odds” presents ten African-American entrepreneurs who overcame incredible obstacles and achieved success against the odds in the late 19th century and early 21th century and who are brought to light with archival footage and voice-over narratives.

“Victor Young: Lamborghini Merchant & Media Mogul” profiles the life and career of African-American Victor Young who embodies the American entrepreneurial spirit, achieving remarkable success and entering the Lamborghini super car dream world, while overcoming tremendous obstacles.

“Alpha Kappa Alpha: A Legacy of Sisterhood and Service Since documents how, in 1908, on the fifteenth of January at historically-black Howard University in Washington, D.C., nine coeds, led by Ethel Hedgeman, courageously broke with tradition and founded the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, or “A-K-A”, the first college sorority started and incorporated by African American women.

“Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff: The Sound of Philadelphia” presents the story of the writer-producer duo who founded Philadelphia International Records in 1971 which became the second largest black-owned music company in America, just behind Motown. Their songs exuded the sweet and stirring sexiness that became best known as the “Sound of Philadelphia.”

“Sylvia Robinson: The Mother of Hip Hop & Real Cookie Lyon” is a documentary about Sylvia Vanderpool-Robinson who was a singer and record executive and who revolutionized the music industry and became known as the “Mother of Hip-Hop.”

“The Million Man March: Day of Atonement” recounts how, on October 16, 1995, African American men from across the United States convened on the mall in Washington, DC in a mass rally that was a spectacular display of unity and the March’s powerful message echoed throughout America.

Now under production:

“In the Hour of Chaos” documents the little-known story of the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. (1899-1984) – or “Daddy King” as he was known to loved ones – and his inspirational ability to persevere despite the tragic loss of his firstborn son, Martin Jr., to an assassin’s bullet in Memphis, the mysterious drowning of his youngest son Alfred and the shocking murder of his wife Alberta. While deeply emotionally wounded by this hate-inspired triple tragedy, Daddy King teamed with Jewish lawyer Murray Silver and, together, they destroyed the political career of arch segregationist Lester Maddox, ending racial segregation in the South and changing life in America forever.


Block Starz Music Television, LLC is an American independent film and television company based in Sarasota, Florida. The studio is best known for its documentary film “Oscar Micheaux: The Czar of Black Hollywood” that was nominated for a Black Reel Award as the “Outstanding Independent Documentary” by the Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF). The studio is also a leader in developing and distributing online video and original web series. Block Starz Music Television LLC was founded by independent record executive and filmmaker Bayer L. Mack as The BlockStarz.Tv Network in 2013 and organized as Block Starz Music Television LLC in 2014.

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