Oprah Winfrey’s father dies at 89

The father of billionaire media magnate Oprah Winfrey, Vernon Winfrey, has died. He was 89. Vernon Winfrey lost his battle with cancer on June 8, 2022, after a long fight, the maven told her Instagram followers on Saturday afternoon. Winfrey, who is known mononomously worldwide as Oprah, ensured that her ailing father, who could no […]

Oprah Winfrey spearheads health campaign for Black women (video)

Oprah Winfrey’s latest mission is to ensure that Black women are taking better care of their health. The television mogul and her Oprah Winfrey Network has launched its first-ever initiative focused on providing tools and resources to empower Black women to own their health in 2021 and beyond. Winfrey and her team have unveiled their OWN […]

Oprah Winfrey sells majority stake in OWN

Queen of Media Oprah Winfrey just sold most of her shares in her Oprah Winfrey Network to its majority owner, Discovery Inc. According to Bloomberg, Winfrey’s company, Harpo Inc., filed to sell half of the 1.34 million shares and will receive $36 million in stock. Winfrey will remain CEO of OWN but now has a […]

Actor Rick Fox gets a promotion

OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network, has renewed its acclaimed original drama series, “Greenleaf,” from Lionsgate, award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negros”) and Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”) for a third season. Additionally, Rick Fox, who portrays journalist Darius Nash, has been upped to a series regular for […]

Tyler Perry will create TLC’s 1st scripted series, ‘Too Close to Home’

Apparently, television can’t get enough of Tyler Perry. The entertainment mogul has signed on to develop TLC’s first scripted series, “Too Close to Home,” according to the network. TLC, formerly The Learning Channel, is known for lifestyle and reality shows like “Cake Boss,” “Say Yes to the Dress,””Sister Wives,” and “My 600-lb Life.” So a […]

Entertainment entrepreneur Ryan Glen talks his new project, BiziBoard

Multitalented entertainment entrepreneur Ryan Glen can literally do it all. With singer, songwriter, author, poet, entrepreneur and mobile app creator all within his repertoire, Glen has repeatedly proved there isn’t much that he can’t do. the possibilities are endless. Perhaps best known for his internationally played apps “UnWord” and “Word Palooza,” Glen was recognized by the White […]

Iyanla Vanzant to film ‘Fix My Life’ episode in Ferguson

Following the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, ordained minister and nationally recognized spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant has traveled to the area to listen to the people who have been adversely affected and to join the community in finding a path from violence into healing. Breaking from the traditional […]

Happy 60th birthday Oprah Winfrey

Happy 60th birthday Oprah Winfrey! Winfrey became the most influential woman in the world due to the success of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” which was the highest-rated syndicated program from 1986 to 2011. Her show aired in 140 countries before making the jump to her Oprah Winfrey Network “OWN,” which was formerly Discovery Health channel. […]

Exclusive: Miss J talks OWN’s new reality TV show ‘Houston Beauty’

Not your ordinary beauty institute, Franklin Beauty School has been around for almost a century, instructing and aiding disadvantaged students in hopes of helping them obtain a cosmetology license and bettering their lives. Miss J, the current owner of Franklin Beauty School, who became part of the legendary family business at the tender age of […]

Losses at Oprah’s OWN Network Approaching $330M; 3 Ways She Can Revive the Company

Just a little over a year after its inception, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network is said to be struggling to stay afloat. OWN or the Oprah Winfrey Network, is losing millions according to a newly released report from Business Week magazine. According to the publication, OWN and its partner, Discovery, have both taken huge hits. Discovery, […]

Oprah Winfrey: The Black Millionaire Blueprint for Success

It still boggles the human imagination that an abused country girl with distinctive “African” facial features who hailed from a dysfunctional upbringing would ever become the richest black woman the world has ever seen. Today, the empress’s media empire has her acting as a television host, producer, actress, philanthropist and creator of her OWN television […]

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