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Today I’m speaking with 100 Black fathers to better understand the emotional toll they endure and how they show up for their children, their family, and their community. Joining me for this important conversation will be @tylerperry , @courtneybvance , @killermike , and fathers who are married, single, gay, professionals, and are stay-at-home. Tune in tonight for our special, “Oprah & 100 Black Fathers” at 10|9c on @OWNTV .
My next Oprah's Book Club pick, “Deacon King Kong” by @jamesmcbrideauthor , is a reminder that while we struggle with pain and trauma, we can always find shelter in one another—just like the characters in this novel. In championing this book, I also champion all Black authors during the #BlackoutBestSellerList challenge. Readers are being called this week to buy two books by a Black writer to lift their voice. And this one is a great choice! Tap the link in my bio to download a copy and follow @oprahsbookclub to join the conversation. We’ll start discussing soon! #ReadWithUs
We’re going through a reckoning right now and it’s not only about police violence against Black people, but the systemic racism that’s rooted in the soul of our country. For the first time it feels like a lot more people are waking up and recognizing that, but in this moment, will we do better? How can we move forward? So on part two of my #OWNSpotlight special, “Where Do We Go From Here?” we’ll be discussing what white privilege really is and what we want as a result of this moment (like Atlanta Mayor @keishabottoms is explaining here ). Join me tonight at 9|8c on @OWNTV or on my Facebook page at 10|9c.
I’ve been talking about racism on TV now for over 35 years, but I don’t recall a moment quite like this one. And just like many of you, I’ve been talking with friends and I noticed the same questions kept coming up: Is this the moment that will finally change our country? Will people recognize systemic racism for the problem and evil that it is? Where do we go from here? So I’m gathering critical thinkers (like @ava ) that match their words with actions because that’s what we need: ACTION. Join me tonight for an #OWNSpotlight special, “Where Do We Go From Here?” at 9|8c on @OWNTV or on my Facebook page at 10|9c.
Today would’ve been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday. But she’s not here to celebrate, because shortly after midnight on March 13, Louisville police entered her apartment unannounced—and, after a brief confrontation with her boyfriend, shot her eight times. The officers have not been fired or charged. Breonna was an award-winning EMT. Her mom says her daughter had plans to become a nurse, buy a house, and start a family. Now, she doesn’t even get to celebrate her birthday. In our fight to remind the world that Black Lives Matter, we need to remember those Black lives also include Black women. So on what would’ve been her 27th birthday today, let’s speak her name: Breonna Taylor.
This is for George Floyd and all those who came before. Although we are showing solidarity on social media, please remember there are elections happening today in Iowa, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Washington D.C., Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Idaho, and Rhode Island. Vote. #blackouttuesday
Today for Week 3 of #YourLifeInFocus with @ww , the plan was to discuss adapting. How can we adapt to this pandemic we’re living in—or any crisis that shows up in our lives? But this week, the nation is in a state of rightful unrest after we witnessed the murder of George Floyd right in front of our eyes. Now, the question is: How do we adapt and evolve in this time of social injustice? Thank you to @gayleking and @jayshetty for joining me today. Check out our entire conversation on my FB page. #OprahandWW
I’ve been trying to process what can be said or heard in this moment. I haven’t been able to get the image of the knee on his neck out of my head. It’s there every morning when I rise and when I go through the ordinary duties of the day. While pouring coffee, lacing my shoes, and taking a breath, I think: He doesn’t get to do this. And now the video from the other angle of two other officers pinning him down. My heart sinks even deeper. His family and friends say he was a gentle giant. His death has now shown us he had a giant soul. If the largeness of a soul is determined by its sphere of influence, George Floyd is a Mighty soul. #GeorgeFloyd : We speak your name. But this time we will not let your name be just a hashtag. Your spirit is lifted by the cries of all of us who call for justice in your name!
Has this happened at your house? You make something and it disappears and WHO ate it? We had a Banana bread confrontation. Called @stedmangraham into kitchen and this is what happened...
Just finished Zooming with people about relationships in the time of social distancing for this week’s #YourLifeInFocus . What I know for sure is that the health in our relationships is a huge part of who we are as individuals and for many people those relationships feel like a pressure cooker right now. I had some thoughts, couples therapist @estherperelofficial had some advice, @traceeellisross had some wisdom, but in the end we just danced with @dybrkr because sometimes you just need to let go and let loose. Check out the entire virtual experience on my FB page. Now off for a walk with @stedmangraham ! #OprahandWW @ww
Never in a million years did I see me and @stedmangraham doing a puzzle on a weekday night. But after two months in quarantine, we’ve had to figure out different ways to spend time together. That’s why this week’s theme for #YourLifeInFocus will be CONNECT. How can relationships with your significant other, your family, your friends, and, most importantly, yourself grow in this time of social distancing? We’ll have renowned couples therapist @estherperelofficial answering questions and the always delightful @traceeellisross checking in. Tap the link in my bio to sign up for free! See you this Saturday 5/23 at 11 AM EST! #OprahandWW @ww
The Lockdown has not stopped green things from growing. I get a lot of joy from gardening. Anyone else enjoy? #HarvestDay
@therock and @katehudson joined me this weekend for #YourLifeInFocus to discuss their life in quarantine—and how they’ve been able to successfully navigate their relationships. Their advice might help many couples because I think there’s either going to be a lot of babies or a lot of divorces after this pandemic 👀 We’ll be diving more into relationships in a time of social distancing this Saturday 5/23. Link in my bio to sign up for free. #OprahandWW @ww
Class of 2020, this is not the graduation ceremony you envisioned. Even though there may not be pomp because of the circumstances, never has a graduating class been called to step into the future with more purpose and vision, passion and energy, and hope. My hope is that you will harness your education, your voice, your vote and use it to create more equity, more justice, and more joy in the world. Congratulations Class of 2020! You are now the class that COMMENCED a new way forward 🎓🎓🎓
This week’s theme: FOCUS. How can we find clarity in both your physical and emotional well-being during these challenging times? Join me, @therock , @katehudson , @jesseisrael and @thebigquiet all from the comfort of your living room for FREE! Sign up at ww.com/oprah (or tap the link in my bio ) and I’ll see you this Saturday, May 16 at 11 AM EST. #OprahandWW #YourLifeInFocus @ww
The world has experienced a reset and I think it’s an opportunity for us as individuals to do that, too. Which is why @WW has created Oprah’s Your Life In Focus: A Vision Forward, a live virtual experience that will help all of us move forward through mind, body, and spirit. For the next four Saturdays, I’ll go live on Zoom, email you workbook pages, and bring along some special friends. All you have to do is log on and show up to do the work. Best part? It’s free! Sign up by going to ww.com/oprah or tap the link in my bio. See you this Saturday, May 16! #OprahandWW #YourLifeInFocus
Today would’ve been Ahmaud Arbery’s 26th birthday. But he’s not here to celebrate because he was senselessly shot and killed doing something to make his life healthier and stronger. He went out for a jog while being Black. I wonder what was he thinking in those last seconds of his life? Unimaginable to go for a run in 2020 and end up dead because of the color of your skin. I spoke with his mom Wanda yesterday who says she feels better now that the two men have finally been arrested. But they were only arrested because WE saw the video. Today people everywhere walked 2.23 miles in the name of Ahmaud and justice. We did 2.26 in honor of his 26th birthday 🙏🏽 #IRunWithMaud
This made me laugh, so LOL. Thanks @rahbiraw 👏🏽👏🏽
Anyone else find it challenging getting a duvet inside a cover? There must be a method I’m missing 🤔 #changinglinens
You know it’s a LOCKDOWN when I (!!! ) am coloring Easter eggs. Haven’t done this since the third grade. They didn’t arrive in time for Easter and we didn’t want to wait til next year!