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

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 (which is a lot coming from Obama, as […]

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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

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, a bunch of people watched them and concluded […]

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

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 cover design and layout, copyediting, printing and delivering expenses for […]

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Youth as the Miner’s Canaries of Democracies!

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 needing an educated work force to grow their country’s […]

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Such a Painful Black Girl Reunion: Oprah and Iyanla

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 I was a burgeoning Christian fundamentalist who […]

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Life After Harpo (Run On)

Many years ago, when I was younger, less pessimistic, and even more obnoxious, the local black newspaper decided that I, along with some other black students in the area, was respectable and scholarly enough to feature in its annual round-up of ostensibly intelligent high school seniors.  Someone called a friend and me to the guidance […]

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Negro Is, Negro Ain’t: On Erica Jong’s Version of Oprah

Last week, Erica Jong wrote the most random “book review” (or something) I have ever read in my life.  In her Huffington Post blog, Jong, apparently charged with discussing Kitty Kelley’s recently published unauthorized biography of Oprah Winfrey, essentially writes about knowing both Winfrey and Kelley, and admits that she hasn’t actually finished the text […]

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