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Deion Sanders OWN show premieres November 1st

Deion Sanders: All About the Family Playbook

Former NFL star and reality TV personality talks new show and community advocacy

Former football player, Deion ‘Prime Time’ Sanders, returns for another season of his reality show,…

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New OWN Reality Show Features Family Life of Comedian Flex and ‘90s Pop Singer Shanice

The couple opens up about financial difficulties

Most people know 90s pop sensation Shanice for her Grammy-nominated hit song, “I Love Your…

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The inspirational guru makes her TV return with 'Fix My Life' on OWN

6 Black Men, 87 Children Between Them: Iyanla Vanzant Intervenes

Emotional national discussion about the responsibilities of fatherhood

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In an “Iyanla: Fix My Life” special television event on…

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Tyler Perry’s ‘If Loving You is Wrong’ Breaks OWN Record

Almost 2 million viewers tune in for the premiere of the drama

Tyler Perry’s latest series premiered with 1.92 million viewers on OWN, breaking a record for…

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The McGhees Talk Raising Six Kids And Running A Family Business

Six Little McGhees return for a new season on OWN

Mia & Rozonno (Ro) McGhee with the McGhee sextuplets from "Six Little McGhees" celebrate their…

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Steve Harvey To Kickoff ‘Oprah’s Lifeclass’

Comedian talks embracing fear and failure, his new book, and achieving success

In season premiere of “Oprah’s Lifeclass” Oprah Winfrey and Steve Harvey have an inspirational conversation…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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VH1 No. One Cable Network Among Black Viewers

BET and OWN were next on list for black audiences at the end of June

VH1 was the most watched cable network during prime time in black households, with 8.1…

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Oprah’s Network Special Spotlights Black Food Truck Owners

TV show Wingmen follows 2 Fat 2 Fly mobile chicken wing business

OWN’s “Wingmen” features Columbia, South Carolina best friends Ramone Dickerson and Corey Simmons as they…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Russell Simmons Talks Fatherhood, Spirituality With Oprah Winfrey

Season finale of Super Soul Sunday airs Father's Day

Oprah sits down with media mogul turned spiritualist Russell Simmons, who shares the secret to…

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Oprah Winfrey To Narrate ‘What I Know for Sure’ Audiobook

The OWN Network CEO will narrate the revamped column that she's written for the past 14 years.

With her blessings in order, Oprah Winfrey, also known as the undisputed Queen of All…

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Oprah To Pay Special Tribute To Maya Angelou

OWN airs encore presentations of conversations with the literary icon Sunday, June 1

Oprah Winfrey has sat down with her beloved mentor and internationally acclaimed author Maya Angelou…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Excerpt from Pharrell’s Upcoming Chat With Oprah About Fatherhood and Married Life

Grammy superstar speaks out on Ellen and Oprah Prime

In an all-new episode of “Oprah Prime” airing this Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m.…

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Funnyman Kevin Hart Takes His Business Seriously

Don't call him an overnight success

Comedic actor opens up about his fans, ex-wife and 18 years in the business

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Sweet Success: 10 Minutes with ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ Miss Robbie

Restaurateur gives tips on career longevity and prepping for expansion

Restaurateur and OWN network TV star Miss Robbie Montgomery talks career longevity and plans for…

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Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver Discuss Living Paycheck To Paycheck

Town Hall taping airs Sunday, March 30 on OWN

Nearly half of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver address…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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No More Madea: Tyler Perry To Stop Filmmaking, Focus on OWN Projects

The Hollywood powerhouse will work on his four television series for now

Will you miss his films?

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Deion Sanders Show for Oprah’s OWN Slated for March Premiere

Sanders told The Wrap he's not doing it for the publicity

Will you be tuning in?

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How Two Actors Made a Business Out of ‘Flash-Mobs’

Flash Mob America: How a growing dance craze became a full-fledged production company

Actors Conroe Brooks and Staci Lawrence were so moved by the memorial service held for…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Al Sharpton Talks Candidly with Oprah About His Role as a Civil Rights Activist

The Rev. sits down with "Oprah's Next Chapter" on OWN

Sharpton and his daughter talk with Oprah for rare sit-down

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Fans Petition Oprah to Have Tyler Perry Kicked Off OWN

Oprah fans called Tyler Perry's work "malt liquor" for the community

Oprah fans want her to dump Tyler Perry from the network

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Oprah’s New Book Club Pick: First-Time Author Ayana Mathis

Her debut novel the Twelve Tribes of Hattie gains massive national readership

Have you read the book?

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Oprah Winfrey Hit With Sex Discrimination Suit

Former employee says her pregnancy changed her standing in the company

Former employee at OWN files a lawsuit against Oprah’s company

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$2.7 Billion Dollar Baby: Happy Birthday Oprah!

Legendary multimedia icon turns 59

Today, legendary media icon Oprah Winfrey turns 59. The talk show pioneer and multimedia tycoon…

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Black Viewers Boost OWN’s Ratings

Are black folks saving OWN?

Analyst says new shows appealing to African-Americans have saved Oprah’s once fledgling network

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Oprah OWN’s Network Reveals 2 New Tyler Perry Shows

The titles of two Tyler Perry shows are announced

“The Haves and Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor” will be the shows featured on…

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Oprah Poised to Sell Organic Food and Beauty Products

The media mogul is moving into healthy products

The media mogul is moving into healthy products

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A Day in the Life of Oprah Winfrey

Who wouldn't want to have Oprah's life for a day?

Who wouldn’t want to have Oprah’s life for a day?

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Oprah’s OWN Network Woos Tyler Perry

OWN's going scripted

OWN’s going scripted

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Iyanla Vanzant Goes No Holds Barred With Evelyn Lozada

The reality star and estranged wife of NFL pro Chad Ochocinco Johnson kicks off the premier episode of OWN’s “Iyanla: Fix My Life”

Bestselling author and life coach Iyanla Vanzant confronts the heartbreak and personal crisis of Vh1’s…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Usher to Appear on Oprah’s Next Chapter, Talks Divorce

The singer opens up on personal life for the first time

The singer opens up on personal life for the first time

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The inspirational guru makes her TV return with 'Fix My Life' on OWN

Iyanla Vanzant’s Big Return to Television With ‘Fix My Life’ Premiering on OWN

The best-selling author and inspirational guru discusses her new TV show, her reconciliation with Oprah, and life lessons

Best-selling author and inspirational guru Iyanla Vanzant discusses her new TV show, Fix My Life,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Oprah’s Rihanna Interview Earns Second Highest OWN Ratings

'Oprah's Next Chapter' continues its ratings streak

‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ continues its ratings streak

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Paul Carrick Brunson: King of ‘Lovetown USA’

Matchmaker Paul Carrick Brunson goes mainstream with a new show 'Lovetown' on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)

Matchmaker Paul Carrick Brunson goes mainstream with a new show ‘Lovetown’ on the Oprah Winfrey…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Fashion Icon Beverly Johnson on Branding And Reality TV

Supermodel, entrepreneur and television show creator to offer guidance on mastering your brand

At the Entrepreneurs Conference, hair and beauty mogul Beverly Johnson will join celebrated restaurateur Gina…

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I Love You Oprah, But I Still Won’t Watch OWN

Here's an idea: Spice things up by sprinkling in some reality and rachetness

Oprah, let’s be real: Reality and celebrity-based TV are not only the popular kids on…

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THE MATCHMAKER: PAUL CARRICK BRUNSON


The Beginning: Known to many as the “real life Hitch,” Brunson says he's the only black male matchmaker in the U.S., among full-time professionals in the industry. In 2008, he was seeking business advice from a friend and decided to meet up with her at a matchmaking conference. At the time, his day job was working as a financial adviser. He never ended up meeting with his friend, but he did stumble upon an interesting discussion.


“There were about 250 matchmakers from all over the world---all blond women over the age of 40," he says. "It hit me: ‘Black people love too.’ ” Taking notice of the lack of diversity, Brunson decided to tap into a niche of his own.

Careers of Love: Black Professionals Banking on Romance

Matchmaker, romance novelist and wedding planner talk business of amour

For these entrepreneurs, love does pay the bills. We talk to a matchmaker, romance novelist…

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A 35th Anniversary Tribute to the Landmark ‘Roots’ Miniseries

This history-making television event breathed credibility into the idea that I could, indeed, do and be anything I wanted to.

While the miniseries’ place in the firmament of American television history is firmly established, the…

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Ms. Robbie’s ‘Sweetie Pie’ Restaurant Hits the Spot on Oprah Winfrey Network

How a fiery grandmother (and former Ikette!) built a successful restaurant business and set records with her OWN reality show

How a fiery grandmother (and former Ikette!) built a successful restaurant business and set records…

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In the News: Obama Calls Final End to Iraq War; Celebs Protest Lowe’s Ad Pullout and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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In the News: Christina Norman Lands HuffPost Black Voices Position; Debt Ceiling Bill Becomes Law and More

Headlines around the web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

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Oprah Follows 33 People on Twitter, But Who Are They?

Despite having more than 6 million followers on Twitter, Oprah Winfrey has only returned the favor to a handful—see who they are

Boasting more than 6 million followers on Twitter, Oprah Winfrey commands serious social media clout…

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Oprah Winfrey Decoded: Makings of a Multimedia Master

Over the past 25 years Oprah Winfrey has inspired us as a billionaire businesswoman. Here's a snapshot of her financial power

Oprah Winfrey airs the finale of her top-rated talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show today,…

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OWN Ratings a Reflection of Inconsistent Branding?

With her network’s ratings sliding, can Oprah transfer her brand from one platform to the next?

With her network’s ratings sliding, can Oprah transfer her brand from one platform to the…

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MICHELLE OBAMA 	First Lady of the United States 	Mrs. Obama is a dynamic First Lady and partner to our nation's first Black president, Barack Obama. However, the Princeton University and Harvard Law School graduate continues to make her role as First Lady a memorable one. Though she may receive more press for her fashion influence, Mrs. Obama seems to much rather prefer using her clout for good to launch and support initiatives like Let's Move, which promotes exercise to battle childhood obesity and healthy eating, especially within underserved communities. 	POLISH PICK: Who's The Boss. This color is bold and engaging, just like Mrs. Obama. In addition to crafting a legacy of service, she has undoubtedly become a style icon, influencing designers and fashionistas worldwide. This color is perfect for anyone who appreciates a chic yet classic look.

The Power of Color: 9 Women Who Nail It Every Time

The ladies behind Ginger + Liz Colour Collection match up the right hues to accent these fierce and financially focused females

Beauty industry entrepreneurs Ginger + Liz pair notable women with their colour counterpart

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Black Enterprise’s 6th Annual Women of Power Summit is fast approaching, kicking off in two weeks, February 23, 2011.  What better way to prepare for the opening ceremony than to explore our top 10 Women of Power picks ? Check out the montage of savvy businesswomen, media mavens, and political powerhouses who are leaving their mark on history in their own way.--Janel Martinez

Top 10: Women of Power

Businesswomen, media mavens, and political powerhouses who are leaving their mark on history in their own way

Black Enterprise’s 6th annual Women of Power Summit is fast approaching, kicking off in two…

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Oprah Gets Her OWN

The queen of talk is now the queen of all mediaseriously. But is America ready for her "Live Your Best Life" message 24-7?

Oprah said OWN and its reality shows are all about “showing humanity.” It’s your network,…

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No. 6: Oprah Winfrey, The Media Powerhouse

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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