Oprah has decided that producing Selma and portraying Annie Lee Cooper, a 54-year-old woman who tried to register to vote, in the film was just not enough. She is also using her platform to promote the movie and honor those who were apart of the historic marches from Selma to Montgomery 50 years ago. For one month beginning on January 1, 2015, OWN will feature exclusive programs, specials and movies in commemoration of the 50th anniversary.
In the wake of protests across the country and marches for justice this past weekend in both Washington, DC and New York, Americans as well as supporters abroad are hoping for a change in the current racial climate in the United States. During the New York screening of Selma, a film about the events surrounding the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches, Oprah shared her thoughts on the controversial subject with The Grio.
Since her Disney says Raven Symone has been quite private only revealing tidbits of her life via social media. However, during her sit down with Oprah on her OWN series “Where Are They Now?” which aired last night, The Cosby Show and That’s So Raven star shared her views on sexuality and ethnicity making it very clear she is against being labeled anything but human. Check out a few excerpts from the interview below.
If you’ve been waiting for the second season of OWN’s show “Love in the City” that features Kiyah Wright, Bershan Shaw, Chenoa Maxwell and Tiffany Jones, you may be waiting indefinitely. The reality show that focuses on women working together while balancing love and career instead of ratchedness might be getting the axe. Surprised? I’m not. These days there seems to be a quota for a least 3 fights, 2 breakups and a few back stabbings per season to stay on
the tube. But the ladies of “Love in The City” aren’t going out without a fight. They have launched a campaign to save the show, starting a Facebook page titled “Save Love In The City” and posting Instagram messages asking fans of the show to write Oprah to convince her to keep them on for another season.
The series re-airs during a 3 day period starting August 10th at 10pm on OWN. So if you’re a fan, watch it again and encourage others to do the same. Maybe some high rating with have the execs at OWN thinking twice. Will you be writing Oprah to save “Love In The City”?