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Interviews + Profiles

April 21, 2013 in Interviews + Profiles by admin

Brooke has interviewed living legends like Dr. Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson. She’s also interviewed White House Officials, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Roland Martin, as well as celebrities like Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Gabby Douglas, Levar Burton, Tia and Tamera, Columbus Short, Tamika Catchings and Shaquille O’Neal.

on camera

Interview with Comedienne/OWN Reality Show Star Kym Whitley for EBONY.com:

View Online at http://www.ebony.com/video/entertainment-culture/exclusive-comedienne-kym-whitley-stars-in-raising-whitley-765

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 CISSY HOUSTON REMEMBERS WHITNEY [EXCLUSIVE]

 Chimamanda-Ngozi-AdichieNBCC Fiction Finalist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in Conversation with Brooke Obie

JENNIFER HUDSON SHINES AS ‘WINNIE MANDELA’ [INTERVIEW]

maya-angelou MAYA ANGELOU’S WORDS OF WISDOM: ‘LOVE IS THE HEALING  AGENT’

ALICIA KEYS:IN LOVE, IN CHARGE AND ‘ON FIRE

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] ARETHA FRANKLIN REMEMBERS MLK

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] FROM CATHOLIC TO MUSLIM: CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON SPEAKS

 LIVING HISTORY: HENRY LOUIS GATES SPEAKS

 BLACK WOMAN RISING: GABBY DOUGLAS RAISES THE BAR

[INTERVIEW] LEVAR BURTON ON WHY ‘ROOTS’ STILL MATTERS

[INTERVIEW] CORY BOOKER: THE MAYOR, THE HERO

THE ‘REAL’ TAMAR BRAXTON [EXCLUSIVE]

[INTERVIEW] JUST CALL HIM “DR. SHAQ”

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Columns + Op-Eds

April 20, 2013 in Columns + Op-Eds by admin

Brooke wrote the column “The Spiritual Life” for EBONY.com as well as political op-eds for various sites. As a researcher for the non-profit media watchdog organization, Media Matters for America, she wrote many media criticism columns and blog posts for its County Fair blog. All can be found below.

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THESE PASTORS AIN’T LOYAL

HOW TO MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR UNKNOWN FUTURE

3 STEPS TO COPE WHEN GOD SAYS ‘NO

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] IS THERE A ‘RIGHT’ WAY TO PRAY?

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] A RIGHT TO BE ANGRY

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] BE STILL AND KNOW

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] LENT AND THE ART OF LETTING GO

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] WHEN A MENTAL VACATION WON’T DO
[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING A VIRGIN

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] ‘PREACHERS OF L.A.’ MISSES THE POINT

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] WE’VE MARCHED, NOW WHAT?

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] WHEN THE QUARTER-LIFE CRISES WON’T END

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] 5 WAYS TO BE YOUR SISTER’S KEEPER

[OPINION] PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS MY CHRISTIAN VOTE

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] THE FAITH OF THE FED UP

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] WHERE IS GOD WHEN TRAGEDY STRIKES?

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DistrictDiva.com

April 1, 2013 in DistrictDiva.com by admin

Brooke Obie created the personal blog, “The Dithering of a District Diva,” at DistrictDiva.com in 2009 (formerly “DCDistrictDiva.com”) to document her spiritual journey with Christ. Through her blog, she muses on faith, social justice, race, politics, culture and Christian living and has interviewed such high-profile figures as President Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff Mona Sutphen, Jesse Jackson, U.S. Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD), NYT Best-selling author Wes Moore, noted scholar, pundit, and T.V. host, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Roland Martin, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Gabrielle Union and many more.

In 2010, her blog won both the judges’ vote and the popular vote for Best New Blog from the Black Weblog Awards.  In 2011, her blog won the popular vote for Best Faith-Based Blog and was named one of Essence Magazine’s “best online sites for your every need.”

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Hosting + Event Recaps

April 20, 2012 in Hosting by admin

radio appearances:

“B. Smith and Thank You Dan SiriusXM Radio Show” discussing my EBONY.com column, “The Spiritual Life: Dropping the Faith When Role Models Slip” 4/29/2013

“Real Life with Beth and Rob” (audio available here).

“The Agenda: Media Matters Radio Show with Ari Rabin-Havt”

“Divine Dialogue” online radio show discussing Sex, Christ, and the Church (audio available here). 

“The Washington Insider” radio show with LaToya Foster

hosting:

The Big Picture: hosted the weekly wrap-up show for the leading progressive media watch-dog organization Media Matters for America

Erin Peterson Fund’s 5th Annual Gospel Celebration of Life: hosting a charity Gospel concert to celebrate the life of slain Virginia Tech shooting victim Erin Peterson

Fashion for the Cure: hosting a breast cancer fundraiser

tv appearance:

Tamar & Vince, Season 2 Episode 4: “For the Record,” Aired 9/26/2013

Read the full interview with Tamar Braxton on EBONY.com: “The ‘Real’ Tamar Braxton [EXCLUSIVE]“

event recaps:

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 story nicolas cage The Rapture Comes Early in ‘Left Behind’

Live The Life You Want Weekend How to Get ‘The Life You Want’ (Oprah’s “The Life You Want” Tour Recap)

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[PHOTOS] Procter & Gamble's 'My Black is Beautiful' Debuts 'Imagine A Future' Documentary<br />23 APRIL 2013[PHOTOS] PROCTER & GAMBLE’S ‘MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL’ DEBUTS ‘IMAGINE A FUTURE’ DOCUMENTARY

[PHOTOS] HistoryMakers Presents: An Evening with Ursula Burns19 APRIL 2013 [PHOTOS] HISTORYMAKERS PRESENTS: AN EVENING WITH URSULA BURNS

30 APRIL 2012 CELEBRITIES FLOCK TO MSNBC’S WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER AFTER PARTY

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Travel

February 25, 2011 in Travel by admin

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[TRAVEL GUIDE] EAT, PRAY AND LOVE YOUR WAY THROUGH MAUI

FINDING PEACE ON MAUI

 A TASTE OF ARIZONA [PHOTOS]