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Oprah Winfrey Gains with Weight Watchers Investment | What’s The 411 | Ep. 126

Taraji P. Henson gets engaged; Rita Ora sounds off on hip-hop; Jordan Craig weighs in on Kardashian/Thompson

 

Join journalist, Kizzy Cox, and comedian, Onika McLean, as they talk about Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson, Blac Chyna, 2 Chainz, Winnie Harlow, Oprah Winfrey, James Comey, Eric Holder, Taraji P. Henson, Emile Wickham, and more!

Carl Brister is Still Here and On the Rise

The music industry can be a grind, but RnB/pop artist Carl Brister is still here and pushing forward

RnB/pop artist Carl Brister sat down with What's The 411 host Kizzy Cox for a wide-ranging interview about his life as a child, embracing music, coming to terms with being sexually assaulted at five-years-old, and giving back to the community.

Carl Brister's life experience is a great reminder about the guidance black fathers provide to their children, black love, instilling self-esteem in children, overcoming adversity, and perseverance.

Janelle Monae says she is pansexual; and more! | What’s The 411 | Ep. 126

R. Kelly Gets Muted; Bill Cosby found guilty on sexual assault charges; Kerry Coddette gets her turn to pen stories for Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas on HBO

In this episode of What's The 411, journalist Kizzy Cox and comedian Onika McLean are listing QUICK TAKES of topical news and discussing Kanye West, Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Cardi B., Janelle Monae, Madonna, Steph Curry, Halsey, the ladies of The Real, Kerry Coddett, and a whole lot more.

 

 

 

Minnette Coleman Talks About her Book, The Tree: A Journey to Freedom

The Tree: A Journey to Freedom, an imaginative story based on history, legend, and a 300-year-old tree located in the Guilford College Woods

What's The 411 book correspondent, Luvon Roberson, sits down with author Minnette Coleman for a wide-ranging interview about her book, The Tree: A Journey to Freedom, and its relationship to the Underground Railroad.

The Tree: A Journey to Freedom, set during the period of American slavery, explores many issues related to the life of enslaved Africans including the connection between the Quakers and their role in helping to physically free enslaved Africans from the barbaric system of American slavery. The book also explores many questions including how does one become free in your mind within a system of enslavement?

One could say that Ms. Coleman was destined to be a writer, as her father was a newspaper editor, and both of her parents were poets.

But, Ms. Coleman does more than write, she is a great storyteller, as she weaves a narrative based on historical facts and infuses those facts with imagination to chronicle a story that is not often told.

The Tree: A Journey to Freedom is Ms. Coleman’s third work of historical fiction. She is also the author of The Blacksmith's Daughter and No Death By Unknown Hands.

 

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