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OWN Commemorates The Tulsa Race Massacre's Centennial Anniversary In Two-Part Documentary

It’s been 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre reshaped the world as we know it. What once was known as The Black Wall Street, the Greenwood District was singlehandedly destroyed at the hands of white rage and today (June 1), OWN is keeping its legacy alive through “The Legacy of Black Wall Street.” The new two-part special OWN Spotlight event will track the rise of Black Wall Street in Oklahoma’s Greenwood District up until it was destroyed through the tragic 1921 Tulsa race massacre. Angela Davis / Photo Courtesy of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network “We’re proud to tell this powerful story and commemorate the triumphant survivors who worked to rebuild and reclaim Black Wall Street,” said Tina Perry, President, OWN in an official news release. “This is a significant moment in our history that will not be forgotten. We will continue to amplify Black excellence and resilience on OWN as we make strides on the road to healing.” Healing that present-day activist and Tulsa native, Jerica...

Shanique Yates

Jun 1, 2021

Oprah Winfrey Sells Most of Her OWN Cable Network Stake For $36M, Remains CEO

Oprah Winfrey continues to show that she is indeed where the money resides! This time around she’s sold some of her ownership of the OWN cable network — 20.5 percent to the network’s majority owner, Discovery. Forbes reports Winfrey has sold that percentage of her share in the network in exchange for 1.34 million shares of Discovery stock — that’s $36.5 million. The transaction was made Tuesday and Winfrey will remain the chief creative officer and CEO of her namesake network, according to representatives from both OWN and Discovery. Founded by the mogul just as she ended her successful talk show in 2011, Oprah Winfrey Network is now said to have a valuation of around $180 million. This is about 37 percent lower than the $285 million Forbes estimated it would be worth in 2017 after Discovery dished out $70 million for a 24.5 percent stake. Today, Forbes estimates Winfrey’s net worth to be around $2.6 billion, and per a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, she has...

Shanique Yates

Dec 23, 2020

Obama and Oprah's Recent 'In Person' Interview Was Filmed On Opposite Coasts Thanks to Tech

Technology continues to show just how it’s able to innovatively bring people together — even face-to-face when they’re on opposite sides of the country. The latest episode of “The Oprah Conversation” that features the media mogul herself alongside former President Barack Obama and although they appear to be sitting in the same living room — the camera has our eyes playing tricks on us.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Oprah (@oprah) According to, the “in-person” interview was actually conducted from opposite coasts with Oprah in her home in Santa Barbara and Obama in a studio located in Washington, D.C. Due to current social distancing measures that are in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the interview was arranged to be remote. “Through the miracle of technology, we get to be face-to-face in the same room and we don’t have to wear a mask,” said Oprah in the opening of the episode. As the two discuss how they’ve been managing their time during...

Shanique Yates

Nov 19, 2020