Pat Quinn, who was behind the viral ice bucket challenge, died Sunday after a seven-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was 37.
On "The Oprah Conversation," the former president addressed the long-running false claims — perpetuated by his successor, Donald Trump — that he wasn’t born in the United States.
Barack Obama calls the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which took place on Dec. 14, 2012, “the worst day of my presidency.”
The country music legend just happened to hear it on the radio as she drove her Cadillac in Tennessee.
When the actor decided to “f*** the bucks” and stop making romantic comedies, in a quest for more challenging roles, he committed to it. And when Hollywood wasn't interested at first, he considered a major career change.
“I would never have spoken a word about anybody in my life — and I tried to be very fair — but people have drawn first blood with me historically," Carey told Oprah Winfrey.
The "Hero" singer also says the baseball player's "functional" family helped her feel more comfortable about her own family's biracial identity
The CBS This Morning co-host revealed that she had the opportunity to takeover Oprah's show, and explained why she turned it down.
HBO has set an all-star lineup of featured performers in the adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me." The HBO version's cast will include Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, "Black Lives Matter" founder Alicia Garza, Joe Morton, Phylicia Rashad, The Roots' Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Courtney B. Vance, Pauletta Washington, and Susan Kelechi Watson. […]
After honoring Breonna Taylor by featuring her on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine, Oprah Winfrey is now getting dozens of billboards set up around Louisville, Kentucky, demanding justice for her. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was killed at the hands of police who shot her in a “no knock warrant” in her […]
“If you turn a blind eye to racism, you become an accomplice to it,” says a quote from Winfrey that also appears on the September edition cover.
Oprah Winfrey has a new show, 'The Oprah Conversation,' coming to Apple+. Meanwhile, O, the Oprah Magazine, will shut down publication after 20 years.
If you missed The New York Times’ striking 1619 Project, which examines the legacy and impact of slavery in America, you’re in luck: the magazine issue is being adapted into a TV series, multiple feature and documentary films, and more.2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones, who created 1619, has teamed up with Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate to develop the work as well as its companion 1619 podcast in different formats — from books to documentaries — in order to be shared with a wider audience. “From the first moment I read The 1619 Project and immersed myself in Nikole Hannah-Jones’s transformative work, I was moved, deepened and strengthened by her empowering historical analysis. I am honored to be a part of Nikole’s vision to bring this project to a global audience,” Winfrey said in a statement.> When the 1619Project came out almost a year ago, I stood in tearful applause for the profound offering that it was giving our culture and nation. Today, I am honored to be a part of @nhannahjones’ vision to bring her transformative work to a global audience. Stay tuned, y’all! https://t.co/zcmVlLeSKV> > — Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) July 8, 2020The 1619 Project was published in August 2019, 400 years after Africans were first brought to Virginia in order to be sold as slaves. Black scholars, essayists, poets, playwrights, and more contributed to the work, as it chronicles the way slavery over time has helped create the foundations of systemic racism that still endures in every corner of American life today. The issue, which had its own section in the print edition of the New York Times and was produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History & Culture, also makes the case to have slavery, its consequences, and the contributions of Black Americans over time be at the forefront in our discussions about American history as a whole.“The truths [Hannah-Jones] uncovers are painful and disturbing, but we are better for it because her crowning accomplishment in shining a spotlight on the previously untold contributions of Black Americans delivers a powerful message of empowerment and inclusion.” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake and Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs said in a joint statement.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Why Twitter Wants Oprah To Save Us From Dr. PhilThe Housing Crisis Is A Black Lives Matter IssueWhy Is Hamilton Being Cancelled On Twitter?
Courtney B. Vance sees the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd as "an opportunity" to end racial inequality. "Now is the time," he says.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, calls itself “committed to progress” after stars from the film “Selma” say they were admonished for wearing “I can’t breathe” shirts in 2014 after the death of Eric Garner.
King admitted she thought she was "gonna lose it" while covering the George Floyd news on air.
Winfrey challenged the students graduating in these strange and challenging times to make the world more equitable.
The rapper opens up about going on the offensive after Oprah made it clear she wasn't a fan of his lyrics and wouldn't have him on her show.
John Krasinski threw a graduation celebration for 2020 graduates whose ceremonies were canceled due to the coronavirus, and he had a surprise for a lucky few.
Other famous faces slated to appear in the streaming event include Jennifer Garner, Simone Biles, Lil Nas X and Awkwafina
Salma Hayek and Will Smith are showing off their gray roots as stars prioritize their health over trips to the hairdresser.
In her special, Oprah brings attention to the deadly and disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on African Americans.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs, Apple and the Ford Foundation have come together to raise $12 million for the launch of America’s Food Fund, which will support Americans facing food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.The initiative is hosted by social fundraising platform GoFundMe, and the proceeds will go to both the World Central Kitchen (WCK) and to Feeding America, whose goals are to feed children who rely on school lunch programs, low-income families, the elderly, and those who have been put out of work due to COVID-19.Oprah Winfrey also committed to donating $1 million to the Fund, and $10 million overall “to help Americans during this pandemic in cities across the country and in areas where I grew up,” she said in a tweet Thursday.Also Read: Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Songwriter, Dies at 52 of COVID-19Earlier this week, Winfrey sat down with Chef José Andrés and Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, to discuss the Fund for “Oprah Talks COVID-19” on Apple TV+.“In the face of this crisis, organizations like World Central Kitchen and Feeding America have inspired us all with their unwavering commitment to feed the most vulnerable people in need. I thank them for their tireless work on the frontlines, they deserve all of our support,” said DiCaprio.“We are in the midst of a national emergency, and it is vital we prioritize the most urgent needs, said Laurene Powell Jobs. “With millions losing their jobs and programs like school lunches in jeopardy, making sure Americans aren’t going hungry is of the utmost urgency. America’s Food Fund supports excellent programs that are prepared to aid in the crisis now.”Also Read: Watch NBC News Reporter's Touching Reunion With Her Young Son After 49-Day Coronavirus Coverage (Video)“On behalf of Feeding America, I would like to thank Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs and Tim Cook for their generosity and support, which will help our network of food banks provide food and other resources to communities impacted by this crisis,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 37 million people in this country did not have consistent access to nutritious meals – including 11 million children and 5.5 million seniors. These numbers are quickly rising, and it is critical that we rally together as a nation to support our neighbors during this time of great need.”“In times of need, a plate of food is both vital nourishment and a message of hope from the community, that we care and we’re here to make sure that tomorrow, things will be better,” said José Andrés. “Now more than ever – for our frontline heroes, our most vulnerable neighbors, and our out-of-work restaurant workers – WCK is prepared to make sure that food is part of the solution.”“No one can be well if they’re not well-fed, and we can only overcome this crisis if we make sure that every person has the essentials that they need to care for themselves, their families and the vulnerable people in their lives,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “World Central Kitchen and Feeding America do heroic work, and if there is any lesson in this time that we must spend apart, it’s that we are stronger and more resilient when we support one another.”Read original story Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs and Apple Donate $12 Million to Launch America’s Food Fund At TheWrap