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Why is Suicide a Growing Problem in the Black Community?
September 26, 2019
The NNPA is taking a closer look at the stigma of mental illness in the African American community. This is part II in the series.  ... read more »
Oprah Winfrey Gets Emotional at Hollywood Empowerment Event
May 1, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey may have been the main honoree at The Hollywood Reporter’s inaugural Empowerment in Entertainment luncheon, but it was a group of underprivileged high school students who stole the show and even brought Winfrey to tears. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: King is Queen
March 21, 2019
Many of us are familiar with Gayle King, but we usually think of her as Oprah’s bestie.  A few years ago, while attending the California Women’s Conference when Maria Shriver was California’s First Lady and the leader of the conference, I was given a chance to go back stage and meet Ms. King. I found her very approachable and friendly.  It was a short encounter, but enough time to leave a positive impression on me. Although Gayle has a strong personality and she has accomplished many things during her career, I think some people can under estimate her because of her relationship with Oprah, but don’t sleep on her because she is a queen. ... read more »
Oprah, Jay Z, Diddy, Michael Jordan, and Tiger Woods are 5 of the Top 10 of Forbes America’s Wealthiest Celebrities of 2018
December 19, 2018
... has released its annual “2018 of America’s Wealthiest Celebrities”, and African Americans make up half of the Top 10. America’s Wealthiest Celebrities 2018 1. George Lucas Net worth: $5.4 billion 2. ... read more »
WATCH: Oprah Speaks with Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade About the Stigma of Using a Surrogate
December 8, 2018
Actress Gabrielle Union and NBA star Dwyane Wade recently welcomed their beautiful new daughter, Kaavia James, via surrogate on November 7. Here, in a deeply personal conversation with Oprah, ... read more »
Creative Director Frank Gatson Dance2Cure
December 6, 2018
He has worked with legendary artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Usher and Michael Jackson. Frank Gatson is a name many in the entertainment industry respect. Gatson continues to provide meaningful work with his latest project. He has teamed with The Foundation for AIDS Research to help groom a new generation of dancers. AmFAR is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to support AIDS research. The new fundraiser, Dance2Cure, is a social media dance challenge where young dance crews raise money for research. The choreographer spoke to the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper about how he is shaping the lives of upcoming dancers. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: “Showing Leadership Through Forgiveness”
November 29, 2018
Leadership is powerful. True leadership is an action word and is more about others than one’s self. Which means leaders have a responsibility that surpasses that of most others. ... read more »
Are You Making Your Time Count?
November 8, 2018
This past week we observed daylight savings time by turning our clocks back an hour with the hope to make better use of daylight.  In other words, having an extra hour of daylight should help us be more productive with our days. The real question is what are we doing with the time we are given no matter what?  Twenty-four hours is the same whether there is light or darkness.  ... read more »
Jermaine Dupri and So-So Def Grammy Museum Exhibit
September 27, 2018
Music producer Jermaine Dupri was honored at the Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles, Thursday Sep. 21. Dupri, founder of So-So Def Recordings, was issued an entire exhibit dedicated to his role in shaping southern hip-hop culture. This marks the first time the Grammy Museum has dedicated an entire exhibit for hip-hop music. ... read more »
WATCH: Monique Defends Roseanne and Rehashes Old Drama
July 30, 2018
Watch Monique defend Roseanne as she faces backlash regarding derogatory remarks against Valarie Jarrett, former president Barack Obamas senior advisor. Monique also rehashes her frustration with Oprah, ... read more »
Shaka Senghor Shares Story of Redemption, Produces OWN’s Groundbreaking Docuseries on Life After Prison
November 23, 2017
Senghor says that there is now a “Released” Facebook group, where family members and prior institutionalized individuals can logon to share their journeys and support one another. ... read more »
Winfrey, DuVernay tease ‘A Wrinkle in Time’.
July 20, 2017
Ava DuVernay says she wanted to direct an adaption of Madeleine L'Engle's fantasy classic ``A Wrinkle in Time'' because she saw herself in it. ... read more »
Oprah rejoices as Harriet Tubman selected to be on $20 bill
April 28, 2016
``I love it,'' Oprah Winfrey shouted, pumping her fist in the air. There was no mistaking her feelings about Harriet Tubman being selected as the next face of the $20 dollar bill. ... read more »
Iyanla Vanzant Returns for New Season of “Iyanla: Fix My Life”
September 16, 2015
Iyanla Vanzant is back! The award-winning self-help series, Iyanla: Fix My Life returns to the OWN network on Saturday, September 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. In the three-part season premiere, Vanzant travels to Louisville, Kentucky to help two African American pastors, whose lives have been based on lies and deception, face their true identities and come out to their families and congregations. With her help, both Pastors take bold steps towards confessing their truth, after years of keeping their sexuality a secret from those they love. ... read more »
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