Tag: oprah

The Profound Emptiness of Beto O’Rourke

After months spent teasing his supporters and the political media, Beto O’Rourke surprised absolutely no one Thursday when he officially announced his candidacy for president. “We are truly now more than ever the last great hope of Earth,” he said in a video posted on social media, channeling The Lord of the Rings. “At this […]

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Oprah Knows She’s ‘Gonna Get’ Backlash for After Neverland Special, Says ‘It’s Bigger Than Any One Person’

(L-R): Dan Reed, Wade Robson, James Safechuck, and Oprah Winfrey appear on After Neverland.Screenshot: OWN (YouTube) Immediately following the second half of HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary was a much-anticipated interview between Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jackson’s accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, as well as the film’s director Dan Reed. The special aired on Monday […]

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Oprah Explains The Broad Significance Of Michael Jackson’s Alleged Abuse In An ‘After Neverland’ Preview

[embedded content] Share This Video Earlier this week, it was revealed that Oprah would be hosting an interview with the subjects of the Michael Jackson Leaving Neverland documentary (Wade Robson and James Safechuck), and that the special, After Neverland, would air immediately following the conclusion of the documentary’s second part. Now Oprah’s OWN has shared […]

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Mo’Nique to Steve Harvey: ‘We’ve Lost the Integrity, Worrying About the Money’

Mo’Nique, on SteveScreenshot: Steve TV Show (YouTube) Mo’Nique and Steve Harvey finally sat down to discuss their differences—on his daytime talk show. The 51-year-old actress-comedian appeared on Steve Wednesday to hash out a disagreement between the two regarding the way she handled her Netflix negotiations and claims that she’d been blackballed in the industry for […]

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Chicago Was Founded by Blackness—and We’re Still Its Foundation

Ahhh…#SummertimeChi. Nothing better—or blacker.Photo: Maiysha Kai America’s Blackest CityFor Black History Month, we asked writers to explain why they think their hometown, current residence or notable place deserves the title of America’s Blackest City by defining a city’s history, music, cuisine, notable figures, and cultural touchstone/unique black fact.   On the northeast corner of the bridge […]

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O, Yes! Oprah Turns 65—With No Retirement Plans in Sight

Oprah Winfrey, circa 1968 Oprah Winfrey, circa 1969. Oprah Winfrey wins Miss Black Tennessee, 1971. Oprah Winfrey speaks at a podium early in her career, during her time at WJZ, Baltimore, Maryland, January 20, 1978. A portrait of Oprah Winfrey upon becoming co anchor of Eyewitness News on WJZ, with co host Jerry Turner, Baltimore, […]

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Our Aunties Oprah and Gayle Just Talked About Sex, and Now We Feel Weird

O, The Oprah Magazine There are certain scenarios you just never want to envision, like Donald Trump doing naked double dutch, or Kevin Hart grand marshaling a Pride Parade. It just doesn’t feel right, ya know? Similarly, you really never want to imagine how your favorite aunties and uncles set the mood for sexy-time—which is […]

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Oprah Is Pushing Hard For ‘Black Panther’ To Win An Oscar Because It ‘Had An Impact On The World’

Getty Image It’s hardly a secret that Disney and Marvel Studios are pushing hard for the critically acclaimed and widely beloved Black Panther to earn a Best Picture nomination in next year’s Academy Awards. If the chances weren’t already looking good, now they’re even better because Oprah Winfrey threw her endorsement behind the film this […]

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Oprah’s Black Panther Party: Ryan, Chadwick, Michael, and the Best Cake Stedman Ever Had 

Actress/producer Oprah Winfrey (L) and businessman Stedman Graham attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images) Remember when Forrest Gump said, “Sorry for ruining your Black Panther party” at the end of one of the most hilarious scenes of his titular film? […]

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Living in Her Truth: Oprah Admits What She Was Really Thinking While Tasting that Tasteless Chicken

Oprah Winfrey talks to an audience about the importance of voting and her support of Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams during a town hall style event on November 1, 2018.Image: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) By now, we’ve all seen it (if not, you should); a now-viral vintage clip of Oprah doing her talk show […]

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Who’s That Lady? Oprah Leads Our Bimonthly Black Magazine Cover Roundup!

Screenshot: Mark Seliger (Elle India/Hachette Filipacchi Media) How’s this for recognizability: Elle India was so confident in Oprah’s famous image that acclaimed photographer Mark Seliger shot one of their two 22nd anniversary covers with the “queen of all media” facing away from camera, showing off a heavily embellished jacket by Anamika Khanna. On an alternate […]

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Sad News: Oprah’s Mother, Vernita Lee, Died on Thanksgiving Day

Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Rich Polk (Getty Images for ESSENCE) Sad news for Oprah Winfrey and half-sister Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, as People confirms that their mother, Vernita Lee, died at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at […]

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Thanks-living: How a Few of Our Faves Gave Thanks This Holiday

Tracee Ellis Ross attends InStyle Badass Women Dinner on October 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Charley Gallay (Getty Images for InStyle) Real talks? We don’t all agree that Thanksgiving is a holiday worth celebrating. After all, its colonialist roots resulted in the genocide and marginalization of indigenous people—and later, imported and immigrating people—the effects […]

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The Coronation of Our Queen Cicely Tyson at the 2018 Governors Awards

Honorary Award recipient Cicely Tyson accepts the award at the 2018 Governors Awards in The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, November 18, 2018.Photo: Michael Yada (A.M.P.A.S.) Last night, I had the privilege to attend the 2018 Governors Awards in Hollywood, Calif., and saw Cicely Tyson receive her […]

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At 93, Cicely Tyson Gets Her 1st Oscar—and Danai Gurira Gets Mistaken for Viola Davis?

Ava DuVernay presents an award to Cicely Tyson onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 10th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) It was an honor more than 45 years in the making, but […]

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‘I Like Me’: Our Forever First Lady Talks to Oprah for Elle Magazine

Screenshot: Miller Mobley (Elle/Hearst Communications) Despite all the abuse she endured while in the White House, Michelle Obama is indisputably one of the most likable first ladies ever to inhabit the role. And in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey for Elle magazine, she gets candid about being one half of a famously political couple, doubles […]

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Under the Influence: If Every Vote Counts, How Much Should a Celebrity Endorsement?

Beyonce and Rihanna attend Rihanna’s 3rd Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City.Photo: Kevin Mazur (Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundatio) It was the kind of Hail Mary some pray for—like a last-minute, death-row pardon. But when Beyoncé publicly threw her support […]

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