Queen Sugar, the Ava DuVernay-helmed television show on Auntie O’s OWN and based on the book by Natalie Baszile, is kicking ass and taking names right now. It’s easily one of the most compelling shows on television, and probably the only justification for why I see Farmers Only commercials on black television…
Black love is about to get more than hashtaggable attention. Oprah Winfrey’s OWN has decided to make black love into a docuseries of the same name. Winfrey tapped filmmakers Codie Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver (The Perfect Guy) and Confluential Films for the new show Black Love.
Last month, Oprah Winfrey told a small group of women attending a Queen Sugar event in Los Angeles that the show isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. And of course, Winfrey kept her word: OWN has renewed the spectacular series for a third season.
About eight women gathered in a circle and waited patiently for Oprah Winfrey and the stars of Queen Sugar to walk into a hotel room at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills in Los Angeles during a press junket sponsored by OWN. As we all sat there, trying to prep ourselves, there was a buzz of excitement in the air. Here we…
If you had your hopes set on a 2020 Oprah Winfrey presidential run, it’s not happening.
When news came that WGN was canceling Underground, fans of the show were in shock, but as the shock wore off, fans and its creator, John Legend, called out to one person to help save the show: Oprah Winfrey. But unfortunately, Winfrey says she can’t bring Underground to OWN.
It looks as though the three Bordelon children in OWN’s Queen Sugar have some major drama brewing in season 2.
Mo’Nique didn’t bite her tongue during a recent standup show, and had a few words for Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Since appearing in Daniels’ film Precious, Mo’Nique has routinely talked about being blackballed by Hollywood. But this time she’s naming more names.
Who can tell your family’s story? That’s one of the key issues the book and now HBO film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, raises. It’s one that Henrietta Lacks’ son Lawrence and his son, Ron, have been asking for some time now.
Writers tell stories in hopes that not only are they read but they also come to life. This is what has happened to Rebecca Skloot’s book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which chronicles the tragic tale of Lacks, a 31-year-old black woman from Clover, Va., whose terminal-cancer diagnosis and undying cells ended…
Earlier this week, journalists were called to a swanky hotel in New York City to sit with the (majority-black) cast and director (George C. Wolfe) of HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. We weren’t given many details—just where to be and at what time. With Oprah Winfrey leading the star-studded cast, we could…
Lee Daniels recently announced the premise behind his upcoming remake of the ’80s sentimental classic Terms of Endearment. In the original, Debra Winger’s character dies of cancer, but in this filmmaker’s version, which also will feature Oprah Winfrey, one of the leads will have AIDS—a disease she contracted by having…
Rick Fox retired from the NBA in 2004, but he’s been keeping busy by honing his acting skills, and on Wednesday night he’s making his debut on OWN’s hit series Greenleaf. Fox, whose foray into acting was a natural progression that started during his childhood, spoke to The Root about his new role.
Last season, OWN premiered the church-family drama Greenleaf. I caught the previews between commercials for Tyler Perry’s soap opera, If Loving You Is Wrong, and made a mental note that it might be worth checking out, if only to see whether it veered left into Perry melodramatic land. Then I promptly forgot about it.
Last week, Oprah Winfrey seemingly contemplated a run for the White House in 2020. When asked if she’d considered entering that race, she responded that the 2016 presidential election had dismissed her previous concerns that she might not be qualified enough for the job.
It seems as though Oprah Winfrey may be having second thoughts about whether or not she could really become president. Well, you know, since you don’t need political experience anymore.
On Jan. 1, 2011, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network made its debut, and over the last six years, the network has been able to debut series such as Queen Sugar and Greenleaf that uniquely capture the lives and stories that may not be told elsewhere.
It seems like no matter how much we pray, beg and pray some more, Michelle Obama won't be running for office. Any office.
First lady Michelle Obama gave her final one-on-one interview to Oprah Winfrey at the White House on Wednesday. In a first look at the interview that aired on CBS This Morning on Friday, Obama reflected on her husband’s legacy of hope.