Author: Allegra

Oprah Winfrey brings Golden Globe audience to its feet in Los Angeles

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 2018 Golden Globe Awards Sunday night.  Winfrey brought the house down with a soul-stirring and emotional speech that tackled subjects from; race, misogyny, the “Me Too Movement” and sexual assault. (Featured Image: Golden Globes video screenshot) Winfrey also put a honored the life

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One on one with California native Issa Rae

In 2016, OaklandPROPER’s Allegra Battle spoke to Los Angeles native, actress, writer and producer Issa Rae about her (then) upcoming HBO series Insecure; since then, the show has been renewed for a third season and Issa is making waves again, developing new content for HBO. Check out the conversation here, and find out why Issa

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5 Things I learned about global race relations while traveling through Europe

After being accepted for an exchange program, I found myself in an all-too-familiar situation – I was the only black person among a group of professionals.  Being the only black person in the room, is never a big deal to me; it comes with the territory – I live in America. As I traveled through

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