Oprah’s Magazine and Network are Suffering Losses

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World When The Oprah Winfrey Show bid its last goodbye, women across the nation were wondering what life would be like without their daily dose of Winfrey. Oprah assured everyone, however, that although The Oprah Winfrey Show would be gone she had no plans of disappearing for good. We would still have O Magazine. […]

No, Oprah Won’t be Hosting the Academy Awards

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By JasmineHughes The daytime diva is no stranger to holding her own and running a show, but it looks like for next year’s Oscars, Ms. Winfrey will be watching with the rest of us. Despite rumors to the contrary, the Academy says that she is not in talks to host next year’s Oscar awards ceremony. Having served as […]

Oprah Will Be Teaching High School in South Africa

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World In South Africa, Oprah Winfrey opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in 2007. She speaks often of how she “loves her girls” referring to them as her daughters. Now she is taking her relationship with her girls to a new level — teacher to student. According to reports fromContactMusic.com, […]

Oprah is Determined to Get OJ to Confess to Killing His Wife

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The Internet was rampant with rumors that during an interview to be aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah had gotten OJ to make the confession that would be heard around the world.  But none of this is true, according to executives with Harpo Productions. The rumor was fueled by a report in the National […]

Danielle Douglas: Unlike Others, Oprah Chose to Keep Black-Owned Media

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We all said our goodbyes to the Oprah Winfrey Show last month with regret, with glee, or with indifference. However you may feel about Oprah, she deserves respect due to her ascension as one of the most powerful and influential women in the media industry. She has risen from talk show host to owning her OWN network […]

Old School Tribute to Oprah: Dr. Boyce, Wendy Williams, Roland Martin Talk Oprah on CNN

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There was a time when rappers like 50 Cent felt that Oprah Winfrey had no respect for hip-hop music.  In this video from 2006, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Wendy Williams and Roland Martin discuss the matter on CNN. You can watch the video by clicking the image below.        

Oprah Says Goodbye Alone on Stage for the Final Hour

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Your Black World reports On Wednesday, May 25th Oprah taped her final show on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She taped the show live from Harpo Studios in Chicago, IL. Oprah spent her last hour on her stage, alone. While she did not have any guests in her chair, there were several notable celebrity friends of […]

Oprah Winfrey Gets Saluted by Hundreds of Morehouse Men

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Nyshia Taylor, YourBlackWorld.com The second part of Oprah’s  “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular” event was filled with high-profile singers, actors, and journalists, but surprisingly they were not the stars of yesterdays show. There is no doubt that the spotlight moment of the show was when Oprah was honored by a group of scholars from Morehouse College […]

Maya Angelou Performs a Poem for Oprah’s Farewell Event

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by Ayvaunn Penn, YourBlackWorld.com Poetry is more than words. Poetry is power – to touch and change lives. In South Africa during the era of apartheid, it was poetry that was scribbled on city walls promoting change. Throngs of South Africans – oppressed and even the oppressors – gathered round to hear the voice of […]

Beyonce Performs for Oprah on Her Last Day (Video)

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Beyonce was one of the last people to get a chance to impress Oprah Winfrey before the host leaves the network to do her own thing.  As usual, Beyonce brought the house down by reminding Oprah that girls run the world. Watch the video below.                  

Perhaps Oprah Fans are Taking Her Departure a Bit Too Seriously?

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Brook Griffin, Your Black World. There’s nothing else to say about this woman except, “What are you thinkin girl?”  Getting someone’s name put on the side of your head might be going over the top, and I am willing to bet that Oprah Winfrey would be afraid of this woman. Thousands of fans came out […]

Oprah’s Star-Studded Adieu

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Your Black World Reports The celebrity-filled taping of Oprah’s last two shows went down in true Oprah fashion; It was big. Over 20,000 people packed Chicago’s United Center to bid farewell to Oprah on Tuesday.   Beyonce, Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Usher, among other celebrity superstars made appearances during the four-hour taping.   “Now Oprah, […]

Will and Jada Will Be Oprah’s Last Two Guests

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Your Black World Reports. It is now being reported that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith will be the final two guests on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  This is the end of months of speculation regarding who Winfrey would choose to close out her 25-year show.  She also plans to have author James Frey return, the […]

Writer Says Oprah Going to Broadway Would be a “Nightmare” (Video)

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackWorld.com Richard Lawson of Gawker.com recently discussed Oprah Winfrey’s interest in returning to Broadway. “I have a stack of plays in my bag right now that I am reading,” Winfrey told the Chicago Tribune. “And just this past weekend, I was in New York meeting with producers. We were just talking […]