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Michelle Obama, Oprah slated to speak at Maya Angelou’s memorial

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:22 am June 6, 2014 First lady Michelle Obama and media mogul Oprah Winfrey will speak at Maya Angelou’s funeral on Saturday. The critically-acclaimed poet, author and activist passed away peaceful on May 28. She was 86. 

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With moving words, Oprah Winfrey reflects on legacy of Maya Angelou

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:56 pm May 28, 2014 Maya Angelou touched the heart and souls of millions across the world, and Oprah Winfrey has very fond memories of the beloved poet and author. Ms. Angelou, 86, passed away this morning at her North Carolina home peacefully according to family. Oprah had the following to say […]

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President Obama awards Oprah Winfrey & Ernie Banks with Presidential Medal of Freedom

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:25 am November 21, 2013 Baseball legend Ernie Banks and the Queen of Daytime Television’s Oprah Winfrey were bestowed with one of the highest honors yesterday when they received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Banks was saluted by President Obama for being the first African American to play for the Chicago Cubs […]

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Oprah on Jay Z-Belafonte Beef: ‘There Are Multiple Ways to Protest’

According to Oprah, a generational gap is at the heart of the disagreement between Jay Z and Harry Belafonte; both of them are protesting in their own way.

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Oprah Gets Swiss Apology After Being A ‘Victim of Racism’ In Zurich

Oprah Winfrey made headlines recently after divulging that she was on the receiving end of blatant racism at a high-end store in Zurich, Switzerland. Winfrey had inquired about a very pricey handbag, and was told it was “too expensive” for her.

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Oprah Winfrey: Trayvon Martin Parallels Emmett Till

During a recent interview, Oprah Winfrey discussed her new film “The Butler” and how it will impact audiences, considering the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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Today in Post-Race History: The Essential Tyler Perry

By Summer M. 8:42 am June 3, 2013 Right so, according to my Facebook page and Twitter account, Tyler Perry and Oprah (aka Madea and Miss Sophia) tried to get all Watch the Throne on us and collabo on some crappy TV shows. Essentially, Tyler created a couple of shows for his BFF’s fledgling network, […]

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Raising $80,000 for the Negro In History | CALL TO ACTION

By RASHAD SMITH @RadicalENT 6:10 am May 13, 2013 Eunique Jones has created a photographic sensation with her ”Because of Them, We Can-Black History and Beyond” campaign and has taken the movement to KICKSTARTER. The plan is to raise $80,000 by June 19th, to produce a high quality book contained with all 365 images of kids turned icons. The KICKSTARTER project will […]

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Youth as the Miner’s Canaries of Democracies!

By Justin L. Hill 3:44 pm April 21, 2011 In Peter Coy’s article the Kids Are Not Alright, he quotes that democracies are “much better at managing large numbers of highly educated people” than are nations with an official leader who has absolute authority (read: autocratic countries).  Leaders of autocratic nations face the dilemma of […]

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Such a Painful Black Girl Reunion: Oprah and Iyanla

By Fallon 9:12 am February 25, 2011 As a middle school student, I remember reading Iyanla Vanzant’s One Day My Soul Just Opened Up and thinking who is this black woman to write such a book about spiritual recovery that did not mention Jesus Christ as the penultimate factor in spiritual rejuvenation. Yes, back then […]

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