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Breaking down the Oprah Factor in political influence

Charles D. Ellison, The Root
Mar 25 2014 - 3:52pm

If I were a betting man, I'd wager that Oprah Winfrey will run for political office at some point. And if I lost that bet, I'd most definitely put a dollar straight on the possibility that she is -- at the very least -- figuring out how to be the progressive black female version of the Koch Brothers.Recent movements suggest it's not a matter of if...

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King was a revolutionary, not just a dreamer

Peniel E. Joseph, The Root
Jan 17 2014 - 12:37pm

On what should have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 85th birthday (Jan. 15), it's time to reflect on his legacy and reimagine the significance of commemorations attached to his name.King's outsized iconography towers over contemporary American race relations. Through a hard-won national holiday, hundreds of books, an endowed lecture series and, most...

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Political losers in 2013 were truly a hot mess

Keli Goff, The Root
Jan 2 2014 - 10:50am

Though there were no major elections held this year, 2013 still turned out to be one of the more eventful years in recent political memory. Between the government shutdown and the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, there was certainly no shortage of major political news.There was also no shortage of political losers. Below, a look at who fared...

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Breaking down the Oprah Factor in political influence

Charles D. Ellison, The Root
Mar 25 2014 - 3:52pm

If I were a betting man, I'd wager that Oprah Winfrey will run for political office at some point. And if I lost that bet, I'd most definitely put a dollar straight on the possibility that she is -- at the very least -- figuring out how to be the progressive black female version of the Koch Brothers.Recent movements suggest it's not a matter of if...

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