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OWN Hosts A Private New York Screening Of 'Queen Sugar'

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The cast of ‘Queen Sugar’ has a lot to celebrate. The groundbreaking show made rating history upon its debut on OWN and was recently renewed for season two.

The Ava Duvernay directed production is a harmonious blend of TV and film, highlighted by stellar acting and even more intricate story lines.

But ‘Queen Sugar’ is more than just a Wednesday night pastime when Friday seems so far, it is a game-changer for Black actors who’ve struggled to find work and Black viewers who’ve rarely see their stories brought to life.

We caught up with Kofi Siriboe, Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Nicholas L. Ashe, Dondre Whitfield and Timon Kyle Durrett during a recent press luncheon and discussed the show’s success and much more.


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For 2024’s iteration of MadameNoire and HelloBeautiful’s annual series Women to Know, we knew we wanted to celebrate the people who help make the joys of film and television possible. To create art is to create magic. This year, we spotlight Hollywood Executive’s changing the face of cinema.