Monday, March 19, 2018
Oprah Winfrey
Behind the Scenes of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time”
March 8, 2018
In the midst of the viral Hollywood movement #MeToo, designed to empower women to speak out about sexual violence and harassment, Disney has produced a film adaptation based on the 1962 children’s sci-fi novel, “A Wrinkle in Time.” ... read more »
Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley & Elizabeth Taylor Top the Bill for the “Legends of Hollywood & Music Auction”
Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley & Elizabeth Taylor Top the Bill for the “Legends of Hollywood & Music Auction” ... read more / view event »
Winfrey highlights story of Black woman raped by White men
January 18, 2018
Winfrey, in speaking of the victims of sexual assault whose voices might never be heard, told the audience that Recy Taylor was a name they should know. ... read more »
Angela Jollivette Becomes a Music Supervisor on OWN’s Greenleaf 
November 2, 2017
After overseeing the television, film and gospel categories of the Grammys, Jollivette takes her expertise to "Greenleaf."  ... read more »
Van Jones’ #LoveArmy Rises Up in Hollywood
August 3, 2017
Media mogul Russell Simmons, comedian and television personality Nick Cannon and actor Nnamdi Asomugha joined activist, New York Times bestselling author and CNN commentator, Van Jones, onstage for a powerful panel discussion. ... read more »
Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay Discuss Women in Film as ‘Queen Sugar’ Season Two Returns
June 15, 2017
As for character development and the intricacies of emotional preparation for the “Queen Sugar” actor’s experience, Gardner says that she looks for detail and texture with any storyline. ... read more »
Thousands Attend Grand Opening Ceremonies for the New Black History Museum
September 28, 2016
thousands stood outside on what some described as a “perfect day” to pay homage to the Smithsonian’s first museum dedicated to Black History. ... read more »
Introducing Dawn-Lyen Gardner
September 1, 2016
With Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay’s new series, “Queen Sugar”, one the pair’s latest accomplishment is having the entire season directed by women of color. ... read more »
What Do You Believe?
June 16, 2016
Oprah Winfrey’s dynamic new scripted series, “Greenleaf” explores the complexities of spirituality versus religion within a southern megachurch ... read more »
Oprah Winfrey to star in HBO’s ‘Henrietta Lacks’ movie
May 12, 2016
The cable channel said Monday that Winfrey will star in the TV movie that she's been shepherding as an executive producer ... 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 »
Black Women in Entertainment Making History
February 25, 2016
Ava Duvernay is a Golden Globe nominated director from Compton, California, who is knocking down barriers in the film industry. In 2012, Duvernay became the first African American woman to win a directing award at the Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film, “Middle of Nowhere.” She also was the first African American female director nominated for a Golden Globe for her movie “Selma.” ... read more / view gallery »
History of Black Entertainment from 1980-90s
February 18, 2016
On January 25, 1980, Bob Johnson launched Black Entertainment Television (BET). The network originally broadcasted for two hours a week as a block programming on Nickelodeon. It wasn’t until 1983 when BET became a full-fledged channel, where the lineup consisted of mostly music videos and reruns of popular Black sitcoms. ... read more »
Danisha Danielle Hoston, From Single-Mom on Welfare to Self-Made Millionaire
July 15, 2015
Life wasn’t always easy for L.A.-based real estate mogul Danisha Danielle Hoston as a child she was raised by parents who were constantly in and out of her life, and in her early 20’s the father of her child was diagnosed with cancer and died ten weeks after their daughter’s birth. Just a couple months later, she was laid off her job and became dependent on welfare. ... read more »


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