Tag Archives: Oprah Winfrey

Friday Open Thread | Black Women in Television: Oprah Winfrey

Cannot talk about Black women in television without mentioning Oprah Winfrey. I doubt that when she took the AM Chicago talk show gig that she could have believed that she would become OPRAH WINFREY. Oprah created an entire new book … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Toni Morrison Week

Hapy Thursday, Everyone! Hope you’re enjoying Toni Morrison week! Today’s featured novel…. Beloved is a novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War (1861–1865), it is inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Margaret … Continue reading

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Videos | The Homegoing of Dr. Maya Angelou

Today is the Homegoing for Dr. Maya Angelou. To a life well lived. To what she gave the WORLD. Thank you, Dr. Angelou. Though I never met Dr. Angelou, she spoke to me through her words. She spoke to me … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou’s 911 call: Dispatcher ranted about race during the call.

While Maya Angelou drew her last breath, 911 dispatcher John Ruckh held a conversation about Oprah Winfrey & race during the call.  According to reports, John Ruckh has been suspended with pay.  Why was he suspended? He should have been … Continue reading

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Video & Photos| President Obama Awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama awards the 2013 recipients the Presidential Medal of Freedom. US broadcast journalist and actress Oprah Winfrey(R), appellate Judge Patricia Wald(L) and activist Gloria Steinem(Rear) look on as US President Barack Obama makes opening remarks before presenting the Presidential … Continue reading

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Videos|”Let Freedom Ring” Ceremony | 50th Anniversay March on Washington: The 8-28-13 Speeches & Performances

Transcript of President Obama’s speech

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Oprah Delivers Compelling 2012 Spelman Commencement Address

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