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How Black Churches Helped Fuel ‘The Butler’s’ Big Weekend

By C. Molly Smith The Weinstein Co. appealed heavily to the black faith-based community in promoting Lee Daniels’ The Butler, a strategy that appears to be paying off. Over the weekend, Daniels’ historical drama debuted to a stellar $25 million, … Continue reading

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Reminder #4)

Please mark your calendars! The day is almost upon us. Lee Daniels’ (Precious) “The Butler” opens in theaters on August 16, 2013. It is the story of Cecil Gaines who as the head butler at the White House served eight … Continue reading

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Oprah faced not just fashion retail racism, but size bias too

By Heidi Moore Oprah Winfrey is a successful billionaire with an empire worth $3bn, a woman whose public reputation has been built on self-empowerment. She has been frank about the stresses in her life – racism and sexism figure often … Continue reading

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Oprah Winfrey Says Trayvon Martin & Emmett Till Are The Same

Originally posted on Global Grind:
[ione_embed src=//www.youtube.com/embed/mgNJkq53l68 service=youtube width=600 height=338 type=iframe] I had the opportunity to speak with Oprah Winfrey this weekend about her new film The Butler. Oprah plays the wife of Cecil Gaines, the top butler for numerous…

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The Butler (Reminder #3)

Please mark your calendars! Lee Daniels’ (Precious) “The Butler” opens in theaters on August 16, 2013. It is the story of Cecil Gaines who as the head butler at the White House served eight Presidents and was a witness to … Continue reading

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Why Oprah Winfrey’s New Shows Are Working for OWN

By Allison Samuels Just this week OWN, the cable network founded by talk show icon Oprah Winfrey, announced the renewal of three of its top reality shows: Iyanla: Fix My Life, starring Iyanla Vanzant; Life with La Toya, starring La Toya … Continue reading

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High School Graduation Speeches: What Blacks Teens Need to Hear

By Ivory Toldson During a graduation speech this month at Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet High School in Nashville, Tenn., Michelle Obama told students, “When something doesn’t go your way, you’ve just got to adjust. You’ve got to dig … Continue reading

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The Butler

Please mark your calendars! Lee Daniels’ (Precious) “The Butler” opens in theaters on October 18, 2013. It is the story of Cecil Gaines who as the head butler at the White House served eight Presidents and was a witness to … Continue reading

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Why I Hate School But Love Education

Interesting and a thought provoker. Dig it!

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Sneak peek: Tyler Perry’s new scripted series for Oprah Winfrey Network

Fantastic!

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