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Oprah’s “African-American Women in Hollywood” Special

Take a look at a sneak peek for tomorrow’s episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter that will focus on African-American actresses working in Hollywood. Oprah talks with Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, and Alfre Woodard about gender, race, and more.

In many parts of the world, people are judged not just by their skin color but also by their skin tone. The devaluing of dark-skinned women, which is discussed in the documentary, Dark Girls, is something many African-American actresses must overcome. Watch as Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union tackle the light versus dark-skinned debate.

Five amazing and supremely sophisticated women talking and sitting in a room together? Many interesting discussions will be had and I, for one, will definitely be tuning in.

The episode will air on Sunday, June 23, at 9/8 central, on OWN. It will be immediately followed by the world television premiere of the documentary Dark Girls at 10/9 central.

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