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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…

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Alice Walker is an African American novelist, poet, and activist. She is most famous for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. In addition to her noteworthy works, she is a known activist and womanist, upholding and honoring the female experience. This is made evident as she usually portrays an African American female lead in her…

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Oprah Winfrey will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at next year’s Golden Globes after making “an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.” The 63-year-old actress and TV presenter – who has her own cable TV network, magazine and production company – will be handed the accolade after making “an incredible impact on the…

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It’s not easy being pro-Black in America. On a daily basis, we are reminded of this nation’s disdain or disregard for our existence. Black folks have had to develop coping skills to maintain our sanity. Here are five rules I suggest for living a happy, productive, pro-Black life: 1) Pro-Black people should never go on…

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21-year-old @jasminepatric3 performs the finale to #TheColorPurple at @carnegiehall with a surprise appearance from our cast! View the entire performance on our Facebook page! #mycarnegiemoment #iamflorence #broadway A video posted by The Color Purple (@bwaycolorpurple) on Jul 13, 2016 at 7:17am PDT If you’re looking for a pick me up, this one’s for you. Earlier…

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Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley will assume the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle’s critically acclaimed production of the Broadway musical, “The Color Purple” beginning performances on Tuesday, May 10. This is Headley’s first appearance on Broadway since winning the 2000 Tony Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance…

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From getting the chance to play in some of Los Angeles’ most prestigious jazz clubs as a teenager to a life-changing experience on “American Idol,” Boston-born, New York-raised, California-educated, and Chicago-groomed singer SuCh has parlayed her unique road traveled into a thriving career in both music and acting. In addition to an award-winning turn as Celie in the regional…

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It’s official — Jennifer Hudson is heading to Broadway. For months now, rumors have circulated that the Oscar and Grammy winner will make her big debut in the John Doyle revival of “The Color Purple.” However, she won’t be playing who you expected. Although The New York Post mistakenly reported that Hudson will take on…

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Legendary gospel artist Andraé Crouch, who for over 50 years helped close the divide between gospel and mainstream music, died Jan. 8 at the age of 72. Crouch had been taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles over the weekend after suffering a heart attack. A native of San Francisco, Crouch penned his…

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Black films hosts predominantly Black casts but have found success with largely non-black audiences worldwide. Check out a few blockbusters with black casts. Notice any actors or actresses who have found success in multiple movies on this list? –Joi Pearson @JoiAPearson Above, Lee Daniels: The Butler is the latest feature from the Weinstein company. It stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding,…

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