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Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant — a new series to discuss fear in Coronavirus pandemic America
May 27, 2020
You must know by now that Oprah Winfrey cares deeply about our mental and spiritual health. She and her creative team work passionately to provide safe spaces for exploration and deep and lasting healing. One of the greatest examples of this is introducing the world to Iyanla Vanzant (OWN’s hit series “Iyanla: Fix My Life”), the soulful inspirational speaker who champions getting to the root of the problem.  ... read more »
Why HBO Max Refuses to Answer Questions About Russell Simmons Documentary
April 23, 2020
Those who worked with Sher and Simmons said the two had a relationship that ended amicably. One person said Sher ‘would have whopped Russell’s ass if he tried to rape her.” ... read more »
Oprah Fell and She Got Back Up: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the midst of COVID-19
April 2, 2020
I’m sitting inside my home not only because I’m working but I have little choice now about going outside. I’m following the order from California Governor Gavin Newsom to stay- at -home as the Corona virus aka COVID-19 is gaining momentum and spreading throughout the United States. ... read more »
Oprah Winfrey Helps 13,000 People Visualize Their Best Life on WW 2020 Vision Tour
March 5, 2020
On Saturday, February 29, TV host legend, Oprah Winfrey shared her vulnerability and struggle with her weight with 13,000 people at the Forum here in Los Angeles.  WW (Weight Watchers redefined) partnered with the talk show Icon to create a tour entitled, Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus. They traveled in positive protest about living the best version of your life is part of the core human existence. On Tour, through nine different cities, Oprah curated a “day long party,” full of interactive projects and soul searching. ... read more »
Snoop Dogg V. Gayle King and Ambassador Susan Rice
February 21, 2020
Last week, just days after the tragic death of basketball superstar and entrepreneur Kobe Bryant, CBS This Morning co-host, and Friend of Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King sparked a controversy following her interview with former WNBA star and longtime friend of Bryant, Lisa Leslie. ... read more »
Booker Ends Presidential Bid After Polling, Money Struggles
January 17, 2020
Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to resonate in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Applauds Tyler Perry for Historic Grand Opening of Tyler Perry Studios
October 10, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) wrote a letter of commendation to Tyler Perry – the first African American to own a major movie studio – following the grand opening of the Tyler Perry Studios, which Congresswoman Waters attended in Atlanta. The 330-acre major motion picture studio is “one of the largest production facilities in the country” and includes “40 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 12 sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace, and a diverse backlot.” Her letter follows: ... read more »
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88
August 8, 2019
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ″Sula” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. ... read more »
FLAIR 2019 Charity Fashion Celebrates African Americans in the Industry
August 1, 2019
The Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition (FLAIR, Inc.) hosted their #OOTD, charity fashion show reflecting its theme of “The Jazz Age of Fashion,” a VIP reception and dinner on Saturday, ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
July 11, 2019
When she helped school her white editors on the power of her works and viewpoints on African American culture and experiences, she faced the same challenge that many African Americans encounter when dealing with their white counterparts in business, education, politics, etc. Resistance. As she recounts her experiences, Morrison is poised, resolved and reflective. Somewhat akin to an intelligent philosopher or an academic who patiently teaches a class of inquisitive but slow-learning freshmen. ... read more »
Patrick Gaspard to Receive Prestigious NAACP Spingarn Medal
July 11, 2019
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has announced that Ambassador Patrick Gaspard will be awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal during the NAACP’s 110th Annual Convention taking place in Detroit, Michigan on July 24. ... read more »
Uplifting Black Youth through the Retelling of Past and Present Pan African History
May 2, 2019
Local non-profit the Talented Tenth Publications uses Black History books to inspire children. ... read more »
Black News Channel Hires Emmy Award-Winning News Veteran as Vice President of News and Programming
March 22, 2019
Black News Channel (BNC), the nation’s only African American news network, today announced that Gary C. Wordlaw has been named Vice President of News & Programming. In this role, Mr. Wordlaw will be responsible for developing and producing original news programming that will be able to make a deep, rich connection to the network’s target audience of African Americans. ... read more »
At 88, Toni Morrison Personifies the Strength of Black Womanhood
February 28, 2019
With each masterful stroke of her pen, typewriter or (later) her computer keyboard, Legendary author, Toni Morrison keeps readers of her works and listeners of her words spellbound. “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives,” she once said. ... read more »
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