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  • African Ambassadors gather in Washington, DC celebrate African unity and focus on the future

    African Ambassadors gather in Washington, DC celebrate African unity and focus on the future

    For two days, the African Ambassador Group hosted the 2016 African Day Celebrations in Washington, DC. This year’s event, themed “African Year of Human Rights with Emphasis on the Rights of Women,” brought together over 900 guests, representing 54 African member states at a gala evening of food and entertainment, co-chaired by H.E. Omar Arouna, Ambassador of the Republic of Benin and H.E. Professor Hassana Alidou, Ambassador of the Republic of Niger. For the attendees, the spectacular gathering of African […]

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  • Sole Search: Melissa Harris-Perry and Ms. Foundation CEO Teresa Younger Talk Feminism and Footwear

    Sole Search: Melissa Harris-Perry and Ms. Foundation CEO Teresa Younger Talk Feminism and Footwear

      Source: Elle In activism and shoes, a good platform is priceless. ​ To get to know a woman, you could walk a mile in her shoes. But if you’re Melissa Harris-Perry, you can skip the trek and take her shopping for them instead. In new video series “Sole Search” on ELLE.com, Harris-Perry explores the intersections of race, gender, and footwear by sitting down with celebrities, newsmakers, and extraordinary-ordinary men and women as they try on shoes.

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  • Harlem Book Fair – New show preview

    Harlem Book Fair – New show preview

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  • NYC: Daddy Daughter Dance – So Precious

    NYC: Daddy Daughter Dance – So Precious

    The 9th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance will take place on Saturday, June 11th in New York City. This is a great event for fathers and daughters. And there is no Daddy Daughter Dance like the Real Dads Network Daddy Daughter dance. Join us with your beautiful princess(es) of all ages for an elegant evening of dinner, dancing and making new friends. Celebrating the special bond between fathers and daughters, the Daddy Daughter Dance will create memories that will last a lifetime. […]

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  • Keith David on His Unique Role on Greenleaf

    Keith David on His Unique Role on Greenleaf

    Having appeared in more than 100 films and countless stage productions, Keith David has taken on a huge range of roles. In OWN’s new mega-church drama, Greenleaf, Keith inhabits Bishop James Greenleaf, the powerful head pastor of Greenleaf World Ministries in Memphis, Tennessee. As Oprah points out in this exclusive interview, Keith has played preachers before. What makes Bishop James different? “I get to explore him more fully than most other ones I’ve played before,” Keith explains. “What I love about […]

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  • Acritas CEO Lisa Hart Shepherd shares comments on the recent Global Legal Diversity Survey

      Acritas is the world’s leading source of client and market research to law firms around the world. A new global legal market survey by consulting firm Acritas examining the impact of diversity has found major differences in legal buying behavior between men and women. The survey of 1,771 senior in-house counsel found that overall, male general counsel get paid more than female general counsel.  “The firms who take this seriously and make radical changes will move ahead in their […]

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  • Off-Broadway Show about Dick Gregory

    Off-Broadway Show about Dick Gregory

    Producers John Legend and Mike Jackson announced today that Turn Me Loose , a new comedic drama by Gretchen Law about the life of comedian and civil rights activist, Dick Gregory, will open Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street) on May 19, 2016. Previews begin on May 3, 2016. The production stars Tony Award-nominee, Emmy and NAACP Image Award-winner Joe Morton (“Scandal”) in the lead role of Dick Gregory, under the direction of John Gould Rubin. The […]

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  • OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK UNVEILS FIRST LOOK AT NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES ‘GREENLEAF’ IN ADVANCE OF JUNE PREMIERE

    OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK UNVEILS FIRST LOOK AT NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES ‘GREENLEAF’ IN ADVANCE OF JUNE PREMIERE

    Family Megachurch Drama From Lionsgate TV Featuring Oprah Winfrey’s Return to Acting on Television Debuts with Two-Night Premiere on June 21 and 22 OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network unveiled a first look at its new original drama series “Greenleaf” from Lionsgate TV and Emmy-nominated writer/producer  Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under,” “Brothers and Sisters”).  Featuring Oprah Winfrey’s first recurring scripted television role in two decades, the family drama set against the backdrop of a sprawling Memphis megachurch will launch with a two-night […]

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  • Oprah Sits Down With Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete

    Oprah Sits Down With Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete

      “OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?” AIRING THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 12 ON OWN Oprah Sits Down With Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete In an all-new episode of the popular series, “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah sits down with actress/philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete and husband and former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete to discuss their new OWN docu-series “For Peete’s Sake,” marriage, family and raising a child with autism. Celebrity updates include writer and comedienne Ali Wentworth, actress Lauren Holly, […]

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