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‘I Have Not Had One Regret’: Oprah Reveals Her ‘Aha!’ Moment About Marriage and Kids

Life is full of hard choices; some with bigger payoffs or sacrifices than others. But as Oprah tells People, not choosing to “have it all”—“all,” in this instance, meaning career, marriage, and kids—hasn’t felt like a sacrifice to her; not that she didn’t consider it. But in People’s Oct. 21 Women Changing the World issue, […]

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Take a Peek Inside Tyler Perry Studios, the First Ever Fully Black-Owned Studio Lot

Tyler Perry attends his studio grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Tyler Perry Studios) Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of Madea exclaiming, “Hellur!” and welcoming you to black history in the making. On Saturday, all of Black Hollywood’s elite […]

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The Water Dancer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Joined Oprah in Conversation at the Apollo—and We Were There

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Oprah Winfrey at the World Famous Apollo Theater on the occasion of the launch of Coates’s first novel, The Water Dancer, Sept. 23, 2019. Photo: Shahar Azran Photography It was an amazingly candid conversation, punctuated with lots of laughter, black-ass intonations, and responses from the crowd. “I love a talking back audience,” […]

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Oprah, Tarell Alvin McCraney Discuss Their Quest to Validate Black Boys With New Series David Makes Man

Michael B. Jordan, left, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Oprah Winfrey and Akili McDowell attend the premiere of OWN’s David Makes Man at NeueHouse Hollywood on Aug. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles.Photo: Rachel Luna (Getty Images) For all of her otherworldly grace and wisdom, Oprah admits to one glaring blind spot. “I think most of the stories […]

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Get You a Gayle: For the 1st Time in the History of O Magazine, Gayle Joins Oprah on the Cover

Screenshot: Ruven Afanador (O Magazine) “We was girls together.” That’s the Toni Morrison quote I’ve often used in reference to my very best friend in the world, who has held that title since pretty much the day she and I met, at ages 18 and 19, respectively. The quote is from Sula, one of the […]

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It’s Official: Michelle Obama Is the Most Admired Woman in the World—and Keeps Paying It Forward

Former first lady Michelle Obama discusses her book “Becoming” on Dec. 19, 2018, in New York City.Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) Confirming what most of us already know, a new poll places Michelle Obama atop its list of the most admired women in the world. As reported by the Hill, an annual study by global […]

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Oprah’s ‘When They See Us Now’ Special Shows the Scars the Series Didn’t Heal

“The world knew them as just a derogatory headline for decades … But from this day forward we call them the Exonerated Five, not the Central Park Five,” Oprah Winfrey said during her hour-long interview special Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now. The special, currently airing on Netflix, features When They See Us […]

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Still Wishing Oprah Would Run for President? Sounds Like Gayle King Does, Too!

Image: The Hollywood Reporter At this point, we’ve got 50-11 Democratic candidates running for president in 2020, but if Gayle King had her way, her famous bestie might throw her hat in the ring, too. In fact, she bravely broached the subject with the great and powerful Oprah just a few weeks ago, as she […]

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Prepare Yourself for the Emotional Rollercoaster Ride Known as Queen Sugar

The cast and producers of ‘Queen Sugar’Photo: Josh Brasted / Stringer (GETTY IMAGES) For almost three years, we’ve all been on an emotional rollercoaster, courtesy of Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar. The lives of the Bordelon family have become our lives, and we’ve become invested in their highs and lows. If you’re a fan of the […]

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’30 Years Later and Not Much Has Changed’: Oprah’s Interview with The Exonerated Five to Air on Netflix and OWN

Oprah Interviews The Exonerated Five | When They See Us / Netflix (YouTube) Antron McCray, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam—once known as “The Central Park Five” are now “The Exonerated Five.” The five men, whose lives were tragically altered when they were unjustly convicted in two separate trials in connection with […]

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Aunties Know Best? Data Suggests Single, Childless Women Are the ‘Happiest Population Subgroup’

Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay onstage during the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” on May 20, 2019 in New York City.Photo: Monica Schipper (Getty Images) Hey, Happily Marrieds with Children, no need to pity the single, childless women in your life. As it turns out, their life choices may be a literal […]

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