Given his wealth and obvious influence, Brooklyn-bred rapper Jay-Z has received a lot of flak for not speaking up on social issues, especially those that affect the black community. Just a few days ago, he came under fire for not wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt during a Brooklyn Nets game versus the LeBron James‘ Cleveland […]

NewsOne Now

Actress Edwina Findley appeared on “NewsOne Now” Tuesday to dish on Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You Is Wrong.” The series premiere of Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You is Wrong” was the most-watched series debut in OWN history. During her appearance on “NewsOne Now,” Findley talked with Roland Martin about her Abundant Life U organization.  Abundant Life U […]


Making the rounds to promote his new book, The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton And The Path To American Leadership, MSNBC’s PoliticsNation host Rev. Al Sharpton sat down with Oprah Winfrey in a vulnerable interview that brought the controversial civil rights leaders to tears. RELATED: Rev. Al Sharpton Talks Personal Evolution in Latest Book, ‘The Rejected Stone’ Discussing […]


Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network is set to air a documentary exploring the discrimination confronting dark-skinned women worldwide. RELATED: Oprah’s OWN Network Hit With Discrimination Lawsuit “Dark Girls” features interviews with dark-skinned Black women in America, aiming to show “that the deep seated biases and hatreds of racism – within and outside of the Black American […]

Fact: Tyler Perry’s depictions of Black women on television and in film are consistently, intensely polarizing and problematic. They are either too weak or too strong; cartoonishly naive or abrasively cynical and bitter. They have survived abuse at the hands of devastatingly handsome Black men — who are portrayed as jealous, vengeful, omnipotent, omniscient and […]

Arts & Entertainment

Appearing on the season premiere episode of Iyanla Vanzant’s ‘Fix My Life,’ Yonkers rapper, DMX, born Earl Simmons, exploded at the motivation guru, telling her in so many words to get her life. Vanzant, well known for asking searching, difficult questions of those who come to her for help, was unprepared for “The Dog” to […]

Moment: Oprah Winfrey Ends Longtime Talk Show, Launches OWN Network From 1986 to 2011, television host and media mogul Oprah Winfrey ruled the airwaves with her nationally syndicated television and eponymously named talk show, which still remains the highest-rated program of its kind. Stepping down after 25 seasons, Oprah would enter the next phase of […]

Arts & Entertainment, Biz/Media

It was all good just a year ago, as Oprah Winfrey (pictured center), then OWN CEO Christina Norman (pictured left) and David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications (pictured right), popped champagne to celebrate the network that was poised to revolutionize cable television. Fast forward to 2012, Norman is gone, fired over dismal ratings, […]

Oprah Winfrey will be in Dallas on Easter Sunday to have a sit-down with T.D. Jakes. Her interview with the mega church pastor will delve into issues of race, faith, ego and love. Oprah will also talk to Jake’s wife, Serita Jakes, (pictured), about her marriage to the evangelical superstar. The Roots of Clarence Thomas’ Black Burden […]

Bobbi Kristina, 19, the only daughter of the late, legendary Whitney Houston and New Edition singer, Bobby Brown, says that Oprah Winfrey is the only person she would trust with an interview about her mother, reports Rolling Out. SEE ALSO: Woman Found With 30 Pounds Of Cocaine Hiding In Cake Mix Boxes At Miami Airport […]