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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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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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The Perils of Being ‘Office Oprah’

Illustration: Angelica Alzona (G/O Media) AntisocialThe society column for people afraid of society, written by The Root’s Editor-in-Chief and resident Bipolar Disorder expert/sufferer.   Once upon a time in a newsroom as white as the newly fallen snow, I stood out as the only black person there—woman or otherwise. I was it. It was me. Trying […]

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