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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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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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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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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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