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ICYMI: Oprah Winfrey is the First Black Woman to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

As Golden Globe season approaches, we’re reminded of just how much catching up the entertainment industry has to do. But on the bright side, Oprah Winfrey breaks another ceiling as she will be the first Black woman to receive the Golden Globe’s prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award. Joining the ranks of Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep,…

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HBO’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Starring Oprah Winfrey Will Debut this April

Last summer, we got news of HBO picking up the nonfiction bestseller written by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne the film is slated to debut Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m. EST. The film will chronicle the investigation behind Henrietta Lacks, an African American tobacco farmer who’s cells known as HeLa, were…

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Oprah Winfrey Joins ’60 Minutes” as Special Contributor This Fall

The Queen of entertainment media has landed a new gig. Legendary talk show host Oprah Winfrey is joining 60 Minutes as a special contributor. A huge admirer of the show since her days as a young reporter, the media mogul sees this as an opportunity to join a news program that “represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling.” “There is…

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Oprah Winfrey To Star In HBO’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

HBO is taking on the nonfiction bestseller written by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book tells the true story of a Black woman and mother of five in Baltimore who lost her battle with cervical cancer in 1951. Without the family’s consent, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital extracted cancer cells from…

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Oprah Secures Final White House Interview with Michelle Obama as FLOTUS

Oprah Winfrey is set to conduct the final interview with Michelle Obama as First Lady of The United State of America and we’re not sure what could be more fitting. The interview entitled “First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House — An Oprah Winfrey Special” will be produced by OWN Studios. Hopefully we’ll gain…

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Julie Dash to Direct Mid-season Premiere of OWN’s Queen Sugar

UPDATE: Ms. Julie Dash has confirmed a “NOLA location salute” to our own Solange Knowles in the October 3rd episode! Collaborative Black Girl Magic is our favorite and since the literal dream team we never knew we needed is now a thing, we’re overjoyed. Queen Sugar, the Oprah Winfrey Network hit series developed by Ava…

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Michael B. Jordan & OWN to Develop Series Inspired by Moonlight Co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Life

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN is consistently bridging cultural elements of film to deliver high-quality programming, and the network’s newest venture is no different. Tarell Alvin McCraney, executive producer and co-writer of Moonlight, is teaming up with Michael B. Jordan for a new drama series based on McCraney’s life. According to Variety, the drama follows a 14-year-old prodigy from South…

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Ava DuVernay to Develop TV Series Adaption of Octavia Butler’s ‘Dawn’

The only thing better than news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn, is news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn on Book Lovers Day. Dawn is the first book of what is arguably the best Sci-fi trilogy ever and DuVernay is…

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Kimberly Steward’s ‘Manchester By the Sea’ Brings In Six Oscar Nominations

Besides Oprah Winfrey, Kimberly Steward is the second Black female producer to have her film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Though she is an industry newcomer, Steward is making her presence felt bringing in six nominations in total. Recognized for her work on Manchester By the Sea, Steward shared with The Huffington…

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Check Out The Official Trailer for The Highly Anticipated ‘Queen Sugar’

A new trailer for the highly anticipated Queen Sugar has been released, and we can hardly wait for it’s premiere. Since we first mentioned the Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey production, the buzz surrounding the project has only grown and for great reason. It was only a matter of time before this dynamic duo paired…

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Ava DuVernay Is Bringing New Series ‘Queen Sugar’ To OWN Network

The NBA Finals are over, and by now you’ve probably finished binge watching Netflix series Orange Is The New Black. But visionary filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey arrived right on time with a trailer for Queen Sugar to glue us back to our televisions. Based on the self-titled novel by Natalie Baszile, the upcoming series trails the Bordelon sisters…

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Tracy Morgan to Play Redd Foxx in Richard Pryor Biopic

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in talks to join the All-Star cast of Lee Daniels’ upcoming Richard Pryor biopic, Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?  According to reports, Morgan will play Richard Pryor’s friend and mentor Redd Foxx in the film. “Mr. Foxx, I hope I do you justice,” Morgan shared. “It will be an…

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