Oprah Winfrey is in final negotiations to join the cast of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” adaptation that Ava Duvernay is on board to direct. Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, is penning the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney. The story follows children as they travel through time and visit strange worlds in order

CNN and ABC News contributor Donna Brazile will take over as interim chair of the Democratic National Committeefollowing the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation Sunday, following revelations this weekend from leaked DNC emails. She said she would focus on party unity as the Democratic National Convention begins in Philadelphia Monday. “Going forward, the best

The Women’s National Basketball Association said it is rescinding fines imposed on players who violated league uniform rules in expressing support for the “black lives matter” movement. WNBA President Lisa Borders made the announcement Saturday, following fines imposed on teams and players and criticism from some players. The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix

Educator and abolitionist Lucy Stanton Day Sessions is believed to be the first African American woman to graduate from college, completing a Ladies Literary Course from Oberlin College in 1850. For over a century the Ohio college has recognized its early Literary Course program as equivalent to a degreed program even though it did not award graduates with a bachelor’s degree. In

In its inaugural class of “30 Most Powerful Women in Sports,” Adweek showcased the powerhouses that influence sports from the boardroom to the court itself. “There was a time when sports was considered a man’s world,” Michael Bürgi wrote for Adweek, “but that’s ancient history now.” Of these women, there are a special seven who add to

NEW YORK (AP) — Under a barrage of hateful posts on Twitter, “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones said she was “in a personal hell” and urged the social networking service to do more to eradicate abuse.  In a series of posts Monday night, Jones said she had been pummeled with racist tweets. She retweeted numerous tweets directed at