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Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first black multi-billionaire, and she has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. By 2007, she was sometimes ranked as the most influential woman in the world.
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Ava DuVernay On ‘Queen Sugar’s Supersized Series Finale, Show’s Learning Companion & “Making More Of A Difference”

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SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of tonight’s series penultimate episode of Queen Sugar on OWN. EXCLUSIVE: “You just have to look just a little past making the money of producing a show, a movie, and you look at how to make change,” says Queen Sugar creator Ava DuVernay of the near end of the Oprah Winfrey executive produced family drama and the afterlife the ARRAY founder wants the series to have. “It’s a small reach and it doesn’t take much.” Besides a NAACP Image Awards winning show that airs its penultimate episode on OWN tonight and concludes after seven all female directed seasons on November 29, that reach for Queen Sugar now includes a learning companion that ARRAY unveiled online this week (see it here).

This next curated iteration of the saga of siblings Nova Bordelon (Rutina Wesley), Ralph Angel Bordelon (Kofi Siriboe), and Charley Bordelon (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), and their extended rural Louisiana family delves into topics such as the Legacy of the Land, Art as Activism, Gender, Rights of the Formerly Incarcerated, Ancestry and more – as you can also see in the video below: “Queen Sugar has made an undeniable mark on the lives of its millions of viewers during its seven seasons on television through storylines reflective of the Black American experience,” states Tammy Garnes, VP of Education and Understanding at ARRAY. “Through dynamic conversation starters and deep-dives into the history of land ownership, migration of the formerly enslaved, African rituals and traditions, our ARRAY 101 learning companion strives to provide easily digestible historical context to issues still experienced by Americans today through the lens of the beloved Bordelon family.” To that, DuVernay chatted with me about

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