Reminder: What’s done in the dark will ALWAYS come to the light. On this week’s all-new episode of Love After Lockup, Michael will learn this lesson the hard way when his shady ways begin to get exposed as Megan comes to town to meet his family. Elsewhere, Scott is trying his hardest to keep his financial troubles a secret from Lizzie by surprising her with a new car. (Because, why not?)

WE’re settling into this juicy episode with a “Shady Shandy” – our take on the classic drink that mixes ice-cold lager with fresh lemon juice and a shot of whiskey. Cheers!

Recipe: Shady Sandy

1 Serving

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine the whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Cover and shake vigorously until the shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds. Strain into a mason jar partly filled with ice. Top with lager and gently stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Sip on a “Shady Shandy” while watching Love After Lockup! And, don’t forget to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Behind the Bar” every week!

It’s Valentine’s Day, but love isn’t exactly in the air for our Hip Hop Thursday stars. On tonight’s all-new episode of Growing Up Hip Hop, Romeo and Angela are still on the outs after their failed double date, but Master P will try his best to dish out some advice to get their relationship back on track. Meanwhile, a breakfast date between Lil’ Eazy-E and Briana goes up in flames when the two begin to butt heads. On Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition, things get freaky during Sex Day, but quickly take a left turn when lies are told and secrets are spilled. Luckily, WE’ve got a cocktail to put you in the mood. “My Cherry Amour” is the perfect bubbly and festive drink to sip on with your valentine while watching these drama-filled episodes!

Recipe: My Cherry Amour

4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS: 

In sugar-rimmed champagne flutes, combine the pineapple and cherry juice. Top off with Champagne or prosecco and garnish with maraschino cherries.

Fall in love with this “My Cherry Amour” while watching Growing Up Hip Hop (9|8c) and Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #GUHH and #HipHopBootCamp on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Hip Hop Happy Hour” every week!

Great news: the kids are alright! As WE continue to celebrate Black History Month, it’s only right to put the spotlight on the next generation leading us into a better future. They’re activists, entrepreneurs, community organizers, Hollywood moguls-in-the-making, and so much more. Prepare to be inspired.

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JOSHUA AND JEREMIAH WEST

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Happy National Siblings Day! We are smiling because of @theellenshow and @cheerios we were able to donate 600 boxes of Cheerios to local shelters to help fight childhood hunger. #goodgoesround #LiveToGive

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Brothers Joshua and Jeremiah (pictured far left and far right) founded Champions of Change, an organization dedicated to helping and giving back to the less fortunate through charitable initiatives. Since 2013, their good deeds have helped more than 3,000 people across the country.

NAOMI WADLER

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Naomi is the passionate student and activist who organized a walkout at her elementary school following the Parkland shooting. She has since spoke out about gun violence, racism, gender inequality, and more.

KHERIS ROGERS

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Kheris is the creator of Flexin’ In My Complexion, a fashion line that encourages others to be confident with who they are. Since its launch, she’s gotten support from celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o, Lena Waithe, Alicia Keys, Steve Harvey and many others. She is also one of the youngest designers to show at NYFW.

CORY NIEVES

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At just six years old, Cory created Mr. Cory’s Cookies with his mom and currently serves as co-CEO. He’s branched out to become a celebrity chef (and budding fashion icon!) who’s been featured on Ellen, Huffpost, CBS News, Today, and more.

MARSAI MARTIN

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Marsai is best known for her role as Diane Johnson on Black-ish, but is quickly establishing herself as a Hollywood heavyweight. At just 14 years old, she has become the youngest executive producer with her upcoming film Little. She’s also inked a first-look production deal with Universal (again, the youngest to ever do it) to develop scripted projects.

MIKAILA ULMER

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Mikaila is the founder and CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade and a proud bee ambassador. Her lemonade is sold at Whole Foods, Wegmans, and other stores nationwide, with a portion of the proceeds going to local and international organizations fighting to save the honeybees.

JUNIOR FLIPS

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Good Morning Washington TV Program Interview isn’t the Jr Flip Kids at ABC.

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This ambitious group, aged 7 to 13, takes distressed properties and flips them into beautifully renovated single-family homes in Washington D.C. and Maryland. They also host a kids entrepreneur conference to meet and support other business-minded peers.

MOZIAH BRIDGES

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I've learned that 'entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart'. It's definitely not easy being a young entrepreneur. Having to balance school, work, family, friends and focus on my future, it gets exhausting, and frustrating. I've also learned that I have a gift, talent and the opportunity to positively impact my community and my generation. That's enough to keep me going. Not money, not fame, just the good old fashioned will to make change. ✌

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Moziah is the founder of Mo’s Bows, a bow tie brand that has been featured on Shark Tank, Ebony, Forbes, and more. Through his brand, he secured a partnership with the NBA, among other campaigns.

MARI COPENY

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Known as “Little Miss Flint,” Mari is an activist who helped bring attention to the water crisis in Flint, MI. She also uses her voice to speak out about education inequality and serves as the Chief Change Agent for Pack Your Backpack, which provides resources for students in need.

MARLEY DIAS

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Marley is an activist and author who created the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to celebrate books in which Black girls are the main character. She collected more than 9,000 books and donated them to communities in need. Her mission is to continue to support diversity in publishing.

WE’re celebrating Black excellence all month long! For more exclusive content, visit our official Black History Month page.

Things are getting juicy on this week’s episode of Love After Lockup, and tough choices have to be made! Lizzie will have to choose between Scott and her daughter, while Clint must decide whether or not he should stay with his goddess, Tracie. Elsewhere, Brittany can’t resist her old lover from prison, and Caitlin has to convince Matt to take the next step in their relationship. Oh, and WE can’t forget that Michael is running out of time to make his final decision: Sarah or Megan? Sip on this week’s cocktail, “Cherry Much in Love,” and watch the drama unfold. This refreshing drink is a simple combination of vodka, amaretto, grenadine, and club soda. 

Recipe: Cherry Much In Love

1 Serving

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake together the vodka, amaretto, and grenadine until cold. Strain into a mason jar full of ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a cherry before serving.

Enjoy a “Cherry Much in Love” while watching an all-new episode of Love After Lockup, TONIGHT at 9|8c! And, don’t forget to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Behind the Bar” every week!

This week’s Hip Hop Thursday is not to be missed, and WE can’t wait for you to tune in! On Growing Up Hip Hop, Lil’ Eazy-E is looking for answers about his father’s passing, but those around him are nervous to reveal the whole truth. Meanwhile, Angela confronts Romeo about abandoning her on their double date. On Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition, Tiffany is still left wondering about Lil’ Fizz and Nia’s past, and one Boot Camper is caught FaceTiming someone who isn’t their partner. It looks like everyone could use a strong dose of “Sage Wisdom,” a delicious cocktail featuring a honey sage simple syrup and lemon!

Recipe: Sage Wisdom

2 Servings

INGREDIENTS: 

Honey Sage Simple Syrup:

Cocktail:

DIRECTIONS: 

Honey Sage Simple Syrup:

Combine the honey, water, and sage leaves in a medium saucepan over medium heat. As soon as the mixture starts to steam, turn off the heat. Steep sage leaves for 10 minutes. Strain into a jar or bottle with a lid, pressing leaves firmly to release liquid. This makes approximately one cup, and leftover syrup can be sealed and stored in the refrigerator for one month.

“Sage Wisdom” Cocktail:

Combine the bourbon, honey sage simple syrup, and lemon juice in an ice-filled shaker. Shake for 1 minute. Strain into ice-filled Old Fashioned glasses and garnish each with a lemon twist and a few sprigs of sage.

WE hope you enjoy your dose of “Sage Wisdom” while watching Growing Up Hip Hop (9|8c) and Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #GUHH and #HipHopBootCamp on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Hip Hop Happy Hour” every week!

Visit any number of these sites during Black History Month — and beyond — to learn more about the outstanding contributions and legacies of Africans and African-Americans throughout history. 

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NEW YORK CITY

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | 515 Malcolm X Blvd. | nypl.org

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture lives by the tag line, “Where every month is Black History Month.” The center is a great resource for exploring Black history and the Black experience through informative programs and exhibitions. The Schomburg will start the month with a Langston Hughes Birthday Bash (Feb. 1) to celebrate the renowned poet. Other standout programming will include a conversation on Black women freedom fighters (Feb. 7), an exploration of archival slave ship materials (Feb. 13) and a revisiting of Alex Haley’s Autobiography of Malcolm X (Feb. 21).

Apollo Theater | 253 W. 125th St. | apollotheater.org

The iconic theater will host a series of programs throughout February that center and celebrate Black talent. The month will kick off with the Apollo’s 85th Anniversary Open House (Feb. 2), an event that will celebrate the rich history of the theater. Other programs will include a one-man show featuring veteran actor Malik Yoba (Feb. 8), a celebration of the renowned Dance Theater of Harlem turning 50 (Feb. 16), the season opener of Amateur Night at the Apollo (Feb. 20), and much more.

African Burial Ground National Monument | 290 Broadway | nps.gov

The African Burial Ground is the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in America for both free and enslaved Africans. The site provides a thorough history of enslavement in New York and honors our ancestors that helped build this nation.

Weeksville Heritage Center | 158 Buffalo Ave. | weeksvillesociety.org

Visit the Weeksville Heritage Center to explore the history of the 19th century African-American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn — one of America’s first free Black communities. In addition to gaining a better understanding of its history, the center will also host several cultural programs and exhibitions throughout the month. Currently on display is “Mendi + Keith Obadike’s Utopias: Seeking for A City,” which uses sound and music to address history.

Brooklyn Historical Society | 128 Pierrepont St. | brooklynhistory.org

The Brooklyn Historical Society will dive deep into the history of Black-owned businesses in Brooklyn and the social impact these enterprises had on the community (Feb. 11). Later in the month, the center will host a talk on Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and Americas Journey from Slavery to Segregation by Washington Post senior editor Steve Luxenberg (Feb. 19).

The Birthplace of Hip Hop at Cedar Playground | W. 179th Street & Sedgwick Ave. | nycgovparks.org

With Growing Up Hip Hop, Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta and Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition, it’s safe to say WE have a deep appreciation for hip-hop culture. One event that really caught our attention was “The Birthplace of Hip Hop” tour at Cedar Playground in the Bronx. Attendees will get a detailed history of how hip hop grew from a basement party in 1973 to becoming the most popular genre of music in the U.S. today. 

DETROIT

The Henry Ford | 20900 Oakwood Blvd | thehenryford.org

The Henry Ford will explore Black history through a series of programs, activities, and musical performances all month long. Events will include a spotlight on abolitionist Sojouner Truth (Feb. 9 & 10), a performance by famed singer/guitarist Robert Jones (Feb. 16 & 17), and an ongoing exploration of the civil rights movement.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African America History | 315 E. Warren Ave. | thewright.org

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is dedicated to exploring and celebrating Black history and culture all year long. To kick off Black History Month, the center will honor the late, great Gregory Hines with the 42nd U.S. stamp in the Black Heritage Series (Feb. 1). Other standout events will include a deep dive into The Great Migration (Feb. 2), the permanent exhibition “And Still We Rise,” and a spotlight on Black hair and fashion titled, “Oh, You Fancy!”

Motown Museum | 2648 W. Grand Blvd | motownmuseum.org

Motown was (and is) a musical movement! Dig deeper into the history of Hitsville, U.S.A. by visiting the site that birthed the careers of The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Temptations and many others. While the museum is open all year long, there’s no better time than Black History Month to celebrate Motown’s lasting legacy.

CHICAGO

The DuSable Museum of African-American History | 740 E. 56th Pl. | dusablemuseum.org

The DuSable Museum aims to highlight the achievements and contributions of African-Americans throughout history, all year long. For Black History Month, programming will include “Lady Moses: The Life & Times of Harriet Tubman” (Feb. 13 & 14), “The Art of Langston Hughes” (Feb. 12, 19 & 26), “Evolution of African American Music” (Feb. 20 & 21) and “The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights” (Feb. 27 & 28).

The Museum of Science and Industry | 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. | msichicago.org

Since 1970, the Museum of Science and Industry has hosted the Juried Art Exhibition, which features the work of prominent African-Americans who are making their mark on Chicago and the world. The museum is also hosting the Black Creativity Innovation Studio to explore the contributions of African-Americans in the STEM fields. Both events will run through Feb. 24.

Chicago Black Restaurant Week | Various locations | chiblackrestaurantweek.com

As Chicago Restaurant Week comes to a close, Chicago Black Restaurant Week will just be getting underway (Feb. 10 –17). The event encourages participants to dine at Black-owned restaurants around the city and surrounding suburbs. Last year, the event featured 26 restaurants that, collectively, brought in more than $11,400.

DMV (DC, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA)

National Museum of African American History and Culture | 1400 Constitution Ave NW | nmaahc.si.edu

The NMAAHC stands as the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African-American life, history, and culture.

Brentwood Arts Exchange | 3901 Rhode Island Ave. | arts.pgparks.com

Throughout Black History Month, the Brentwood Arts Exchange will host a curated film series that centers on Black artists and how art can be instrumental to the process of liberation. Films will include Bronx Gothic (Feb. 6),  Slam (Feb. 13) and Colored Frames, and In Motion (Feb. 20).

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture | 830 E. Pratt St. | lewismuseum.org

The Lewis Museum centers the experiences of African-American Marylanders with exhibits that explore their heritage through themes of family, community, slavery, and art. The center will host a number of events throughout Black History Month, including a performance, film and talk about the NAACP and its connection to Baltimore (Feb. 16).

Virginia Commonwealth University’s 17th Annual Black History Month Lecture | 901 Park Ave. | library.vcu.edu

On Feb. 20, the VCU Libraries are hosting their annual Black History Month lecture. The talk will be focused on how our society treated African-American veterans after their service and how that affected them and their communities.

Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia | 122 W. Leigh Street | blackhistorymuseum.org

The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia has an ongoing exhibit through mid-May that highlights art made by Virginians and includes sculptures, acrylics, pastels, photographs, fabrics, jewelry, and pottery. The museum also highlights the complex experiences of African-Americans by collecting, preserving, and interpreting cultural artifacts.

PHILADELPHIA

African American Museum in Philadelphia | 701 Arch St. | aampmuseum.org

On Feb. 14, AAMP will celebrate Douglass Day 2019 in honor of Frederick Douglass’ 201st birthday with two Read-a-Thons centered around authored texts by and about Douglass and his wife Anna Douglass. On Feb. 16, the museum will host a performance titled “THE COLORED MUSEUM,” which will aim to redefine our ideas of what it means to be Black in contemporary America.

National Constitution Center | 525 Arch St. | constitutioncenter.org

Throughout Black History Month, the National Constitution Center will host a number of programs spotlighting Black culture. The exhibit “The Story of We the People” notes key milestones in African-American history. Also of note, there will be an interactive “Breaking Barriers” show that spotlights groundbreaking African-Americans through history. The show will run daily.

NASHVILLE & MEMPHIS

National Civil Rights Museum | 450 Mulberry St. | civilrightsmuseum.org

The National Civil Rights Museum tells the history behind the movement with compelling events, exhibits, speakers and more. During Black History Month, the site will host a trio of events that will include “Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era” (Feb. 7), “Catalyst for Change Speaker Series Miangel Cody” (Feb. 13), and “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask Documentary” (Feb. 21).

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum | 826 N. 2nd St. | slavehavenmemphis.com

Take a walk through history by visiting this antebellum home that was once part of the Underground Railroad. The site features tunnels, trap doors and artifacts that provide the secrets and details of the treacherous journey.

Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum | 191 Beale St. | memphisrocknsoul.org

Get a history lesson on the birth of rock and soul music, as well as the Black pioneers that led the way. The museum does a deep dive into rural culture and rural music that shaped both genres’ sound, and the societal changes that left a lasting impact.

Gray Line African American History Tour | Location disclosed upon booking | graylinetn.com

Learn more about the history and heritage of African-Americans in Nashville by taking an interactive walking tour of the city. Stops include Fisk University, Greenwood Cemetery, Jefferson St., Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, The Ritz Theatre, the Ryman Auditorium, and more.

The Hermitage | 4580 Rachels Ln. | thehermitage.com

While The Hermitage stands as the historical plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson, it also serves as a site to share the stories of the enslaved African-Americans who lived and worked there. The Hermitage will host a series of events throughout the month, including a family history and genealogy program (Feb. 2), a Black women-focused musical and storytelling program (Feb. 9), a special memorial service (Feb. 23), and more.

CHARLOTTE

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture | 551 S. Tryon St. | ganttcenter.org

The Gantt Center celebrates the contributions of Africans and African-Americans thorough art exhibitions, arts education programs, community outreach, and more. Standout programs for Black History Month include  “Archive Your Legacy: Photo Scanning Session” (Feb. 9), “The Classic Black Cinema Series: Within Our Gates” (Feb. 10), and “The Soul Food Scholar: Adrian Miller’s Tales of a White House Kitchen” (Feb. 12).

The Charlotte Museum of History | 3500 Shamrock Dr. | charlottemuseum.org

On Feb. 23, the Charlotte Museum of History will host the African-American Heritage Festival to celebrate more than 250 years of Black history and culture. The event will explore the African roots of southern food, tour the Hezekiah Alexander Rock House, hold a class on preserving and telling family stories, and more.

HOUSTON

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum | 3816 Caroline St. | buffalosoldiermuseum.com

Get a detailed history of the legacy of America’s Buffalo Soldiers who defended this country, from the Revolutionary War to present. The site offers educational programs, historic research, art programs, school tours, exhibits, and more.

Houston Museum of African American Culture | 4807 Caroline St. | hmaac.org

The HMAAC will present two new exhibits during Black History Month. “Over There Some Place” (Feb. 3) will include works by emerging artists from all over Houston and aims to view the African Diaspora from a southern perspective. “Sandra Bland” (Feb. 3) will serve as an interactive engagement allowing visitors to experience the emotions of the Sandra Bland, who was found dead just days after being arrested for a routine traffic stop in 2015.

Community Artists’ Collective | 4101 San Jacinto St., Suite 116 | thecollective.org

The Collective supports the work of local Black artists, especially Black female artists. Stop in for unique exhibitions, arts education, community development projects, and more.

NEW ORLEANS

Le Musée de f.p.c. | 2336 Esplanade Ave. | lemuseedefpc.com

Visit this historic house museum that serves to preserve the culture and stories of free people of color (f.p.c.) in New Orleans and beyond. The site provides guided tours that highlight documents, paintings, and decorative art that detail this rich history.

Amistad Research Center | 6823 St. Charles Ave. | amistadresearchcenter.org

On Feb. 8 and 9, the Amistad Research Center will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Dashiki Project Theatre with a production of A Hand is on the Gate. It includes music and poetry by Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Mari E. Evans, Julian Bond and other influential figures.

All Bout Dat Tours | Various locations | allboutdat.com

There’s no better time than Black History Month to join All Bout Dat Tours for an exploration of Black heritage and jazz in New Orleans. The tour group visits historic sites such as Congo Square, Armstrong Park, Tremé (one of the oldest neighborhoods in the country that was home to free people of color), and more.

ATLANTA

Black History Month Parade | Begins at Hurt Park, 25 Courtland St. SE | blackhistorymonthparade.com

Be a part of one of the largest celebrations of Black History Month in America. The annual parade features marching bands, special attractions, art displays, and more.

The King Center | 449 Auburn Ave. NE | thekingcenter.org

The King Center stands as the largest repository of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Learn more about the man and the movement through papers, oral history interviews, artifacts, and more.

Center for Civil and Human Rights | 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW | civilandhumanrights.org

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is free to the public during February thanks to a donation from the Coca-Cola Foundation. Current exhibits include “The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection,” “Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change,” “American Civil Rights Movement: Rolls Down Like Water,” and more. On Feb. 13, there will also be a discussion about the history of baseball in Atlanta and two historic teams: The Atlanta Crackers and the Atlanta Black Crackers.

LOS ANGELES

California African American Museum | 600 State Dr. | caamuseum.org

In addition to its ongoing exhibits, the CAAM will host a series of programs throughout Black History Month that will serve to teach and connect others. Standout events include “Race Relay: A Multimedia Production About Race Relations” (Feb. 8 – 10), “CAAM Reads! The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and Reconnect with Their Fathers” (Feb. 17) and “Leveraging Influence: Black Celebrity and Activism” (Feb. 26).

African American Firefighter Museum | 1401 N. Central Ave. | aaffmuseum.org

On Feb. 17, the African American Firefighter Museum will host an open house in celebration of Black History Month, featuring a presentation of “The History of African American Fire Service Professionals in Los Angeles from 1892 to the Present.” The event will include museum tours, a Q&A session, a local firefighter meet and greet, and a detailed history of African-Americans in fire service.

The 27th Annual Pan African Film + Arts Festival | 4020 Marlton Ave. and 3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd | paff.org

This year’s Pan African Film + Arts Festival will be held from Feb. 7 to Feb. 18 and will help to promote Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images. In addition to exclusive film screenings, Q&A sessions, and afterparties, this year’s event will screen Amazing Grace. The film chronicles the making of Aretha Franklin’s iconic album of the same name that went on to become the top-selling gospel record of all time and her most successful album.

WE’re celebrating Black history all month long! For more exclusive content, visit our official Black History Month page.

Scandalous secrets are beginning to spill left and right on Love After Lockup, and the truth will be a hard pill to swallow. When Brittany comes clean about her reunion with her ex-girlfriend, Marcelino will be pushed to the edge and begin to question their entire relationship. Meanwhile, Lizzie will drop a bomb on her daughter when she reveals her engagement to Scott. With all this drama, WE deserve a drink! Mix up this week’s themed cocktail called “The Bitter Truth,” a simple concoction of bourbon whiskey, aromatic bitters, and ginger beer.

Recipe: The Bitter Truth

1 Serving

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

In a glass filled with ice, pour the bourbon whiskey, bitters, and ginger beer. Gently stir. Garnish the glass with the lemon twist. 

Enjoy “The Bitter Truth” while watching an all-new episode of Love After Lockup, TONIGHT at 9|8c! And, don’t forget to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Behind the Bar” every week!

This week’s Hip Hop Thursday will bring the heat! On Growing Up Hip Hop, a hot-headed Briana crashes Tee Tee’s party and the pair have it out. Over on Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition, our couples are in the hot seat. Their relationships will be up for discussion when they’re forced to participate in a Q&A and dish out some major secrets. Warm up to these all-new episodes while enjoying this spiked and spicy hot cocoa that WE like to call the “Hot in Herre.”

Recipe: Hot in Herre

1 Serving

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

In a mug, add the hot cocoa mix and gently stir in the hot milk, coffee-flavored liqueur, and Irish cream. Mix in the cinnamon and cayenne or chili powder until dissolved. Top the drink with marshmallows or whipped cream and garnish with shaved chocolate.

Enjoy a “Hot in Herre” while watching Growing Up Hip Hop (9|8c) and Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #GUHH and #HipHopBootCamp on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Hip Hop Happy Hour” every week!

Is it just us, or are things getting a little crowded on Love After Lockup? This week, Michael is continuing to keep major secrets! Can he balance his secret love affair with Megan and his relationship with wife Sarah, or will it all come crashing down?  Meanwhile, Brittany’s feelings seem to be torn between Marcelino and her ex-girlfriend Amanda, and she’s left questioning who really has her heart.

Inspired by this week’s episode, WE’re preparing for the drama with this layered shot called “Three’s A Crowd,” which features coffee-flavored liqueur, Irish cream and Grand Marnier for a sweet finish. Lucky for us, this three-way is far less messy than the love triangles on Love After Lockup, but just as fun.

Recipe: Three’s A Crowd

1 Serving

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

Layer all the ingredients into a shot glass in the following order: coffee-flavored liqueur first, then the Irish cream, and then the Grand Marnier.

Take a shot of “Three’s A Crowd” while watching an all-new episode of Love After Lockup, TONIGHT at 9|8c! And, don’t forget to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Behind the Bar” every week!

When it comes to Thursday night, WE run the rap game! Tonight, we’re kicking things off with Growing Up Hip Hop where it’s the battle of the Lil’s: Romeo vs. Bow Wow. They’ll square off in a celebrity basketball game with Angela sitting courtside and hope to win her affection. On Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition, the couples are determined to prove who wears the pants in their relationships, but they’ll get a much-needed lesson on teamwork and compromise.

Raise a glass to these all-new episodes and sip on this week’s themed cocktail called “The Brewing Battle,” with a mix of your favorite beer, pineapple juice and lemon-lime soda. Bottoms up!

Recipe: The Brewing Battle

6 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

In a pitcher, pour the beer, pineapple juice and soda. Gently stir. Pour into glasses and garnish with citrus wheels.

Sip on “The Brewing Battle” while watching Growing Up Hip Hop (9|8c) and Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #GUHH and #HipHopBootCamp on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Hip Hop Happy Hour” every week!