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  Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry will be featured on BET’s upcoming special, Q85: A Musical Special for Quincy Jones.  Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, John Legend, Dave Chapelle, Stevie Wonder, and Jennifer Hudson are just a few of the famous faces we will see on the two-hour special produced by Ken […]

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Fans of OWN‘s latest reality series, Ready To Love should be familiar with Alexx Banks, one of the eligible bachelors looking for a wife on the dating show. Sadly, Banks is currently being hospitalized for brain flu, something we had never even heard of until now. One of his Ready To Love costars, Tiffany Kirk, […]

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Oprah Winfrey' confirms that her mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83.

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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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Here are a few of the most likely (and some unlikely) candidates who should make a go at the Presidency in 2020.

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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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  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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  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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It’s Election Day and theGrio is doing LIVE coverage from Florida and Georgia– two of the most important races in the country. Last night at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU),  students and community members rallied for Andrew Gillum in a special concert hosted by Angela Rye and Diddy— special guests included FAMU alum, Will Packer, […]

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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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  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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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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Oprah Winfrey Network announced that Tina Perry has been named general manager of the network, replacing Erik Logan after seven years as president.

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The latest prize for Nobel laureate Toni Morrison will be presented by Oprah Winfrey.

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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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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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It’s the end of season one for our favorite 90’s love story on television, OWN’s Love Is__ — produced by Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends, Being Mary Jane, The Game) and Salim Akil (Black Lightning)– but the discussion isn’t over. theGrio’s Natasha Alford and special guest: Author and entrepreneur, Enitan Bereola II, get in-depth about Nuri […]

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has fans in a tizzy over her stylish new photo shoot […]

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On Sept. 8, 1986, the landscape of daytime television changed forever. Oprah Winfrey became the first black female host of a nationally syndicated daily talk show. The Oprah Winfrey Show, which lasted 25 years and produced 4,561 episodes, catapulted Winfrey into one of the most successful people in U.S. history. The colossal light blue wall […]

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World renown billionaire and talk show host Oprah Winfrey pitched a story to CBS “60 Minutes” […]

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Don’t ever let people tell you that people who live in the inner city, don’t organize or advocate for change. Over the weekend, protestors in Chicago shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway to rally against gun violence in their city. Father Michael Pfleger led the march and was joined by civil rights leader Rev Jesse […]

The post The Download | July 9th: People in Chicago rally against gun violence + White male faces no charges for killing a Black man + Michelle Williams lands a reality show on OWN Network appeared first on theGrio.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded #MeToo crusaders at the Golden Globes […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded #MeToo crusaders at the Golden Globes last January, she chose a rape victim from 1940s Alabama to drive home her point. “Recy Taylor, a name I know, and I think you should know, too,” Winfrey said, sketching the outlines of the African-American woman’s assault by six […]

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#LoveIs, Being Mary Jane, Black Lightning, Entertainment, Girlfriends, Love Is, Love Is ____, Love Is____, Mara Brock Akil, Oprah Winfrey, OWN, Salim Akil, Television, Video, Will Catlett -

  There haven’t been many (if any) projects helmed by real life power couple Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil that we haven’t thoroughly enjoyed and it’s no surprise that their latest project Love Is is at the top of our list of must-see TV this summer. Here are just a few reasons to tune […]

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Apple and Oprah Winfrey have a signed a multi-year content partnership where they will create original programs.

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Anthony Ray Hinton's memoir, "The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row," is Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick.

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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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Kofi Siriboe began displaying his star power first as a model and then by appearing in Ice Cube’s The Longshots (2008), a film about the first girl to play Pop Warner football. He also appeared in 2011’s Disney ensemble Prom, as well as Straight Outta Compton (2015) and MTV’s Awkward. Siriboe’s looks and charm have […]

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