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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 age 83 on Thanksgiving Day. No details on her cause of death have been given at this time.

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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 of which persist to this day.

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Last night, I had the privilege to attend the 2018 Governors Awards in Hollywood, Calif., and saw Cicely Tyson receive her honorary Oscar. She is the first black woman to ever win the honor.

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It was an honor more than 45 years in the making, but Cicely Tyson finally took home an Oscar on Sunday night at the 10th annual Governors Awards in Hollywood, Ca.

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  When Oprah Winfrey agreed to be the special guest at the University of Massachusetts’ Chancellor Speaker Series on Thursday, no one knew she would be making such a huge contribution. She did just that when she surprised the school by matching the $1.5 million the event raised for the UMass Lowell Scholarships. “I was so […]

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OWN is ready to roll out a brand new reality series, Love & Marriage: Huntsville and we’ve got the exclusive sneak peek of the show that’s sure to cause a stir in the Deep South. The unscripted series follows three successful couples who come together to revitalize Huntsville, Alabama through their joint real estate venture – The […]

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  Michelle Obama began her 12-stop book tour Tuesday by sitting with Oprah Winfrey before an audience at the home arena of the Chicago Bulls, speaking on everything from piano lessons and washing socks to crying on a plane the day her family moved out of the White House and President Donald Trump moved in. […]

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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 down on her assessment of…

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It was the kind of Hail Mary some pray for—like a last-minute, death-row pardon. But when Beyoncé publicly threw her support behind Texas senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, reactions were mixed, to say the least. Self-affirmed stans of the superstar praised their queen, while others understandably asked why she’d…

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  Dave Chappelle is doing his part to get people to the polls on Tuesday. The comedian has been making personal phone calls to Maryland voters to encourage them to cast their vote for his longtime friend, and Democratic nominee for governor, Ben Jealous.  “Put me on your speakerphone, please,” Chappelle said in a video […]

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  If this was 2020 and President Trump was up against women like Michelle Obama, Oprah, and Sen. Kamala Harris, he’d be in prime position to lose, according to a new Axios poll conducted by  SurveyMonkey. —‘Magical negro’: Racist robocalls hit Oprah, Stacey Abrams in contentious Georgia gubernatorial race— Women are the group that Trump is having trouble harassing, according to […]

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  In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week’s election. Winfrey called Abrams a “changemaker” who represents the values of all Georgians. “I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that […]

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On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence, the White House’s own version of Aaron Carter, was out stumping for Georgia gubernatorial candidate and current Georgia secretary of state and chief manipulator of votes, Brian Kemp.

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With less than a week to go before Georgia decides if Democrat Stacey Abrams will become the country’s first black woman governor, Abrams just received a huge endorsement from black America’s second favorite first lady, Oprah Winfrey.

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Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer, says keep hope alive when looking for love a second time around. During an interview with theGrio’s Natasha Alford, Packer talked about his new unscripted dating show “Ready to Love” show on OWN and opened up about what it was like for him finding love again in his second marriage. “There […]

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  Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil are some of our favorite content creators and we can’t get enough of their hit show, Love Is.  The series that has already been green-lit for a second season by OWN is based on the lives of its creators but one woman claims the couple behind hits like […]

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Are the odds in your favor when you’re dating later in life? Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer and funnyman Nephew Tommy seem to think so. Packer and Nephew Tommy came through to talk with me about their new grown and sexy dating series “Ready To Love,” which premieres on OWN TV next week. Watch us have […]

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Tina Turner is opening up about how her husband Erwin Back helped her get through a life-threatening illness by offering up his own kidney to save her life. In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, icon and legend, Tina Turner discusses her new book Tina Turner: My Love Story and the upcoming Broadway musical based on […]

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  Kanye West, much like his role model President Donald Trump, ripped a reporter for asking a question he didn’t like as he walked the red carpet at Ralph Lauren’s 50th-anniversary fashion show in New York City on Friday, TMZ reports. A reporter asked the rapper about a dust-up between his wife, reality tv star Kim Kardashian West and model Tyson Beckford who were beefing after he […]

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While our heads were turned by the melee at the Harper’s Bazaar party on Friday night, there was another star-studded New York Fashion Week event that went off without a hitch, honoring a fashion legend in timelessly elegant style.

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It looks like Oprah Winfrey may have found the fountain of youth. This week the BeyHive was all abuzz when photos of the new cover of O Magazine surfaced featuring the media mogul looking incredibly youthful while wearing Beyoncé’s Ivy Park active wear. On the October issue cover, which was photographed by Ruven Afanador, the 64-year-old is wearing a trendy […]

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When Oprah Winfrey represented her home state of Tennessee in the Miss Black America pageant in 1971, she was part of a pioneering group of young women daring to define beauty on their own terms. In fact, the pageant, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, was launched in protest of the Miss America pageant,…

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  She’s the original social influencer. Now Oprah Winfrey is officially going down in American history. The television icon is getting her own special exhibit at the famed National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which will let visitors see how her life and career influenced American culture for more 30 years. The exhibit, […]

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A few months back, Oprah inspired a nation with her thoughtful and courageous speech made at the Golden Globes. Naturally, a joke about the media mogul running for presidency turned into an actual rumor which turned into an actual hope for some— that’s what happens when you have a hot-tempered reality TV star sitting in […]

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Will Packer ready to steal the boxoffice with a new heist movie based on a true story. Will Packer Productions’ has partner with Discovery Communications and Universal for a new action comedy entitled Fight Night. The true story, written by Lars Jacobson, centers around a ridiculously daring heist in the 1970s. “This gives me the ability to tell […]

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Although fans will have to wait until March 9 to see the highly-anticipated, Ava DuVernay-directed flick, Tinseltown finally got to see what all the buzz has been about on Monday night.

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From Black Panther‘s BIG box office win…to teens taking a stand against guns… to Trump trolling instead of being presidential… Here’s #TheDownload for Tuesday, February 20th. On Sunday night, Donald Trump came for Oprah Winfrey— because apparently POTUS doesn’t know how the internet works. The notoriously thin-skinned and Twitter obsessed president apparently couldn’t take it when Oprah put […]

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The Golden Globes aren’t until next month but we already know Oprah Winfrey will be bringing home an award.

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We still have several months until A Wrinkle In Time hits theaters but we have been freaking out ever since we saw the first trailer. Kim Kimble is the woman behind the fabulous and futuristic hairstyles that helped bring these incredible characters to life. We caught up with the celebrity stylist to find out what […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Kim Kimble On The #BlackGirlMagic Behind ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Tonight is the moment we’ve all been waiting for: The Season finale of Queen Sugar. Throughout Season 2, we’ve watched as the Bordelon siblings have loved, fought and grown together.  How will Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) navigate dealing with the Landrys, who are trying to destroy all she’s worked hard to build? How will Aunt Vi’s […]

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Fans of Queen Sugar know that when it comes to the Bordelon siblings, the drama is real but so is the love. The hit show has been renewed for a third season on OWN, led by its pioneering creator, Ava DuVernay, and network namesake, Oprah Winfrey. I got an opportunity to sit down one-on-one with […]

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