Still Processing: We Have a Theory About Oprah
January 18, 2018 12:00 PM - Subscribe

Jenna and Wesley are back for Season 3! This week, they look at the movie “Proud Mary” as a jumping-off point for the cultural moment that black women are having. The discussion includes a brief history of black women in movies and television, from Hattie McDaniel to Dorothy Dandridge to Whoopi Goldberg to Halle Berry. Then Wesley and Jenna consider what all this means for Oprah’s theoretical presidential run.

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Discussed This Week: “She’s Gotta Have It,” Netflix – Jonathan Malhler, NYTimes Mag, “The Case for the Subway” – Other Subway Stories – Black Women Voters of Alabama – “Picturing Us: African American Identity in Photography” – Deb Willis – Diahann Carroll (in "Julia") – Pam Grier (in "Coffy") – Oprah’s SNL Cold Open – “The Spector of Oprah Winfrey: Critical Black Female Spectorship” Tershia L. Stanley, 2007
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