CCP is a full service television production, sales and distribution company and leader in Black-targeted programming content.

Our programs reflect the widespread diversity of talent, the one-time specials, quarterly series and the annual and weekly programs that have achieved tremendous mass audience appeal for more than half a century. As of 2023, Central City Productions, Inc. is also the parent-company of the Stellar Network.

  • We produce, syndicate, and manage advertising sales for all our programs.
  • You can find our programs in broadcast syndication and through the Stellar Network on Xumo Play, Verizon Fios & Charter Spectrum

Current Shows

Find all of our programming on the Stellar Network

Stellar Gospel Music Awards

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards is the first and oldest televised awards show honoring Gospel Music for over 38 years.

Black Music Honors

Black Music Honors acknowledging legendary artists who have made a significant contribution to African American music.

America's Black Forum

America’s Black Forum, is a weekly ½-hour syndicated newsmagazine series hosted by political analyst, Marc Morial.

Black College Quiz

Black College quiz tests the historical and cultural knowledge of students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Black History Honors

Black History Honors, celebrates museums that house and honor the African American legacy.

Mentoring Kings

Celebrates mentoring initiatives and activities of black male celebrities, business entrepreneurs, educators, political and community leaders.

Mentoring Queens

Mentoring queens, hosted by Emmy & NAACP image award-winner, Loni Love, is a 1-hour quarterly docuseries celebrating African American female mentors.

Taste of the Holidays

Uplifting and inspirational songs by Stellar Awards-winning artists. Host and artist reflections and remembrances of family gatherings around the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Stellar Tribute to the Holidays

The 13th Annual Stellar Tribute to the Holidays celebrates the hoilday season with Christmas Carols, Family Remembrances, and Uplifting Messages of Hope.

OUR Team

Don Jackson
Chairman & CEO
Jennifer Jackson
President & COO
Baba Dainja El
Sales Account Manager
Javona Hamb
Office Manager
Greg Jackson
Ivy Jackson
Creative Services Manager
Vanessa Johnson
Syndication Coordinator
Angelique McFarland
Executive Assistant
Jamilah Rhodes
Media Sales Assistant
Nia Rich
Assistant to the President & COO
Ray Sams
Marketing & Sales Director
Rhonda Sams
Syndication & Events Manager
Jatika Stewart
Marketing & Sales Coordinator
Crystal Williams

Stellar Network

The STELLAR NETWORK is the first Black-owned and targeted family-friendly television programming network. The network brand is rooted in FAITH, FAMILY, and COMMUNITY. Its audience target is African American Women 25-54 and their families. The STELLAR network exhibits a mix of general entertainment, lifestyle, documentary, gospel music, and special event programming targeting the modern African American audience.

Our Voice
Our Music
Our Culture

High quality, family-friendly content for people of all ages.


Central City Productions has a dedicated fan base and following

Testimonial's & National News

"The 2023 Black Music Honors were filmed in Atlanta on Friday (May 19), and what an event it was. This year’s show honored the likes of Missy Elliott, SWV, Evelyn “Champagne” King, and Jeffrey Osborne, with performances from Anthony Hamilton, Robin Thicke, Sevyn Streeter, Jacquees, Queen Naija, David Banner, Juvenile, The Shindellas, 702, and others." Click here for the full article

CeCe Winans to Receive Aretha Franklin Icon Award at 2023 Stellar Gospel Music Awards

"CeCe Winans is set to receive the Aretha Franklin Icon Award at the 2023 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, which will be presented at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 15." Click here for the full article

By Paul Grein
"Black History Honors' TV series filmed at Cincinnati's Freedom Center"

"Kortney Jamaal Pollard, who performs under the stage name Mali Music, is filmed during a scene of Stellar TV Network’s “Black History Honors” television series outside the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Pollard is a Grammy Award-winning American recording artist, singer-songwriter and producer." Click here for the full article

Cincinnati Enquirer
BY Albert Cesare



Our Number
Office Manager
Javona Hamb 312-867-3784
Our Address :
40 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Suite 500W
Our new location

40 East Huron, Suite 500W

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