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Michael Sam: ‘gay NFL players have reached out’

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:20 pm December 26, 2014 In October, America’s first openly gay NFL player was released from the Dallas Cowboys.  But during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Michael Sam says he’s received words for current players who have his back. 

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Oprah Winfrey Network to host series on Michael Sam’s life


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:02 am May 15, 2014 The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has secured the rights to film and televise a reality series that will follow the life of Michael Sam. Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL when the St. Louis Rams selected him in the 7th round of last […]

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WATCH: BYP 100′s Charlene Carruthers to join Oprah, Maria Shriver for Google Hangout

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:11 am March 25, 2014 BYP 100′s National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers will join media mogul and talk show queen Oprah Winfrey for a Google Hangout this afternoon. Journalist, author and former First Lady of California Maria Shriver will host the moderated virtual conversation via “The Shriver Report.” 

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Are positive black male leads endangered in film?

By Rae Kae @nanking_ 1:37 pm December 24, 2013 Despite the belief that there aren’t enough positive roles or representations of Black men in media, this year I noticed that there ARE. Movies like 12 Years a Slave, Fruitvale Station, and Mandela, have rose to the occasion to provide a vision of the Black man in different eras. […]

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“The Haves and Have Nots” Gets Horrible Reviews; Inspires Petition Demanding OWN Dump Tyler Perry

“The Have and the Have Nots” has been absolutely destroyed by critics for horrific writing, acting, and its adherence to racist themes and stereotypes. Everyone from the L.A. Times to the Crunk Feminist Collective has condemned nearly every element of the show .

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Madea and Oprah Walk into a Bar

By Summer M. 8:45 am April 8, 2013 Instead of letting all of my righteous indignation flood the internet, I email back and forth with a couple of homies about stuff we see here. We sometimes conclude that it must be our brains that our screwed up, because clearly everyone else seems okay with all […]

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Tyler Perry Partners w/ Oprah’s Own Network; Makes ‘Madea Meets Sofia’ Video

Oprah has tapped Tyler Perry to create content for her struggling OWN network. In an effort to promote the endeavor, Madea and Miss Sofia have united in a promo video. Thoughts?

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Tyler Perry Partnering With Oprah’s OWN Network for New Series

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network has just announced a partnership with filmmaker Tyler Perry. OWN will reportedly host all of Perry’s upcoming tv projects, including two upcoming series. They will be the first original, scripted programs on OWN.

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Life After Harpo (Run On)

By Summer M. 8:00 am October 25, 2010 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 […]

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