Spiritual leaders gain a following not because of a position held, but because of who they are. They intuitively recognize they are serving something and Someone larger than themselves and their own objectives
No comedy streamed or on TV explores the loneliness, fears and sense of loss involved in aging like “The Kominsky Method.” That makes it extra special. So, why didn’t I go out of my way to write about it before it won a Golden Globe?
The “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” exhibit, to open Friday at Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, chronicles the life and work of media mogul Oprah Winfrey and touches on her life in Baltimore.
Black women's fight for control of their bodies and safety in the workplace long predates the heightened concerns evident in the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. That's becoming part of a larger conversation sparked by the story of Recy Taylor that is now being told in a documentary.
From daring direction by Barry Levinson to Robert De Niro's mesmerizing performance as disgraced financier Bernie Madoff, "The Wizard of Lies," which will premiere at the Maryland Film Festival Thursday in advance of its May 20 debut on HBO, is another grand-slam docudrama from TV's premier cable channel.
An HBO movie starring Oprah Winfrey about Henrietta Lacks has thrust Johns Hopkins into an uncomfortable spotlight and prompted some Lacks family members and others to call for financial compensation for her descendants as a form of atonement. By dredging up past wrongs, it creates at least a temporary public relations issue for the esteemed institution, crisis management experts said.
For the past year and a half, Reggie Wells has been living in relative anonymity in a retirement community in Park Heights to be near his 96-year-old father. Wells, a soft-spoken yet sharp-tongued, salt-and-pepper-haired man, was Oprah Winfrey's Emmy Award-winning makeup artist for close to three decades.
A day after the eldest son of Henrietta Lacks admonished an HBO movie about the misuse of his mother's cells, a second son threw in his support for the drama starring Oprah Winfrey that will air next month.
Her family had been torn apart by drugs and mental illness, and Rosalind Holsey had little hope for the future. Then her life took a new direction. She was shut out of cosmetology in high school and found herself among the boys in a barbering class. "This industry literally changed my life," she said.
Danielle DiFerdinando made sure she was waiting at the doors of the Tribeca Barnes & Nobles store that Sunday morning in January. Her stomach was in knots with anticipation over whether or not she was named to Forbes¿ 30 Under 30 List for Art & Style in 2015. When she spotted the magazine, the 27-year-old found the nearest table, where she sat and scoured the pages to see if she made it. She did.
"Where are all the celebrities?" That's a question many supporters of #BlackLivesMatter protests are asking. At this moment of great unrest, some are feeling a lack of leadership from those who have worldwide media platforms. I think something other than apathy is really at work here: fear and trepidation. Michael Jackson was never afraid to put himself out there for the truth as he saw it, and he took a pounding for it.
As a senior at New Town High School in Owings Mills, Delanee-Alexis Coley is looking forward to all the traditions of high school ¿ the powder puff football game with underclassmen, homecoming, prom. When Coley dreams about the future, she dreams big.