Category: Culture

The Smithsonian Captures “The Oprah Effect”

It is well known that the effect Oprah has on America and the world is groundbreaking. The new exhibition: Watching Oprah, The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture at the National Museum of African American History & Culture; features Oprah’s greatest moments and historical achievements forever immortalized. The exhibit debuted on June 5, 2018 almost

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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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