Media mogul Oprah Winfrey didn't bite her tongue when she was asked to comment on the 2016 presidential election on T.D. Jakes' show on Thursday. Being a lifelong Democrat, Oprah affirmed her support for Hillary Clinton and encouraged other Americans to vote for the Democratic presidential nominee if they "like this country."
"The reason why I haven't been vocal other than saying, 'I'm with her,' is because I didn't know what to say that could actually pierce through all the noise and the chaos and the disgusting vitriol that's going on, and actually be heard."
The Oscar nominee told the audience that the decision between the two major candidates should be clear. "But there really is no choice, people. All the people sitting around talking about they can't decide, this is what I want to say. All the people, I hear this all the time, you get into conversations — and there's not a person in this room who hasn't been in the same conversation — where people say, 'I just don't know if I like her.'" more >>
Even though Tina Lawson, the mother of singers Beyoncé and Solange, is now happily remarried, she recently confided in Bishop T.D. Jakes that life after divorce is anything but easy.
Lawson, the 62-year-old matriarch of the famed Knowles family, appeared on Jakes "The T.D. Jakes Show" last week where she opened up about fighting doubts about finding happiness after divorcing her famed music manager ex-husband, Matthew Knowles.
"I have always believed in life after divorce, although there was a period of time when I wondered. I had doubts," Tina said, describing her feelings before her second marriage to actor Richard Lawson. "You know, I was 59 years old and was so engrossed in my work. I was running the company. I was doing all these other things and working." more >>
President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Colin Powell sent greetings to Bishop T.D. Jakes of Dallas megachurch The Potter's House, just as pastors Joel Osteen and Brian Houston also did, as the preacher celebrated the completion of 40 years in Christian ministry Sunday.
"With compassion and grace, you've inspired and touched the hearts of people across America and around the world through the power of faith," Obama said in a statement, about Jakes, who has earlier been named "America's Best Preacher" by Time Magazine.
"As you reflect on the difference you've made, know that I deeply appreciate your friendship, your commitment to expanding possibility, and your prayers for me, my family and this country we love," Obama added, according to Dallas News. more >>
Singer Mariah Carey endorsed Bishop T.D. Jakes' new show as he brings his pastoral advice to daytime television with the premiere of "The T.D. Jakes Show."
The hour-long syndicated talk show premiered on Monday, Sept. 12 in 70 affiliates in the U.S. markets and will air Sept. 19 on the OWN Network. The live-studio-audience talk show features real-life personal stories and conversations with celebrity and non-celebrity guests along with empowering advice from The Potter's House minister.
Bishop T.D. Jakes' new syndicated talk show will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network starting in September.
In a message posted to the show's Facebook page on Tuesday, Jakes announced that the partnership with OWN was solidified.
Lavish "Diamond" Reynolds, the fiancee of Philando Castile, spoke at the The Potter's House church in Dallas on Sunday about Castile's death after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer last week.
"I posted that video so everyone across the world can know that we don't do these things to ourselves, these things are done to us," Reynolds said at the church about the recording of the killing of the 32-year-old Castile, according to NBC News.
"To get it on camera, the immediate aftermath, wasn't for anything except to be heard for justice," she said. "Because at the end of the day the people that are here to serve and protect us, we call upon them when we are in need, but when the officers are the ones that are hurting us who do we call?" more >>