Interviews + Profiles

Brooke has interviewed legends Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Phylicia Rashad, Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson. She’s also interviewed White House Officials and members of Congress, like U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Representative Donna Edwards, as well as celebrities like Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Misty Copeland, Gabrielle Union, Gabby Douglas, Levar Burton, Chimamanda Adichie, Tia and Tamera, Marc Lamont Hill, Tamika Catchings and Shaquille O’Neal.

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Misty Copeland, Made to Dance

Interview with history-making ballerina Misty Copeland for the cover of Guideposts magazine’s February 2016 issue.

Courtney B. Vance, A Helping Spirit

Interview with Tony Award-winning actor Courtney B. Vance for the cover of Guideposts magazine’s August 2016 issue.

Two Faiths, One Family

Interview with Patricia and Alana Raybon on their book Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace

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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Montell Jordan: This Is How He Does It  (Ebony, August 2016)

 

Brooke Obie, Common, Ebony Magazine

“Let’s Talk About #BlackChurchSex,” Ebony Magazine, July 2016 issue.

 

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ECKHART OPRAHEckhart Tolle Shares How to Find Your Purpose

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Misty Copeland Black Ballerina makes history

Misty Copeland’s Will to Win

Despite the odds, American Ballet Theatre’s principal ballerina keeps making history and inspiring the masses.

Vanessa Williams An Empowering Diva

Award-winning actress Vanessa Williams is teaming up with Dress for Success to help women get a new start

 CISSY HOUSTON REMEMBERS WHITNEY [EXCLUSIVE]

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

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Unreasonable Standards: An Interview with Roxane Gay

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]

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[INTERVIEW] JUST CALL HIM “DR. SHAQ”

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 Executive Producer: Guideposts Celebrates Breast Cancer Survivors

ECKHART OPRAHEckhart Tolle Shares How to Find Your Purpose

Courtney B. Vance Angela BassettCourtney B. Vance on Faith, Family and Making Marriage Work

Rachel Held EvansRachel Held Evans: Why Are Millennials Leaving the Church?

Vanessa Williams An Empowering Diva

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Jas Boothe story AMERICAN HERO: JAS BOOTHE FIGHTS FOR HOMELESS WOMEN VETERANS

national book critics circle 

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

 

the los angeles review of books

yanique-tiphanie-243x366 Why Is There a Crazy Caribbean Woman in the Attic? Brooke Obie interviews Tiphanie Yanique on Land of Love and Drowning

Unreasonable Standards: An Interview with Roxane Gay

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maya-angelou 28 May 2013 MAYA ANGELOU’S WORDS OF WISDOM: ‘LOVE IS THE HEALING  AGENT’

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3 FEBRUARY 2014 LIVING HISTORY: HENRY LOUIS GATES SPEAKS

20 AUGUST 2013[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] ARETHA FRANKLIN REMEMBERS MLK

13 AUGUST 2013 MEET CORY BOOKER’S RIGHT-HAND WOMAN

9 JULY 2013 [THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] TAMELA MANN TALKS TYLER PERRY AND ‘TAKE ME TO THE KING’

3 JULY 2013 [THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] IYANLA VANZANT TACKLES ABSENT FATHERS

18 JUNE 2013 [THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] HIP-HOP’S SPIRITUAL SON LECRAE SPEAKS

17 JUNE 2013 [ENOUGH] URBAN PREP’S TIM KING TALKS SUCCESS

 11 JUNE 2013 BLACK PRIDE: MEET THE MOODIE-MILLS

14 MAY 2013 THE ‘REAL’ TAMAR BRAXTON [EXCLUSIVE]

 1 MAY 2013 BLACK WOMAN RISING: GABBY DOUGLAS RAISES THE BAR

22 MARCH 2013 [EXCLUSIVE] ROLAND MARTIN WON’T BE ‘SILENCED’
22 MARCH 2013 [SURVIVOR STORY] A MOTHER’S MIRACLE BABY

19 MARCH 2013[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] ‘INNER FITNESS’ COACH AIMS TO CHANGE THE WAY WE HEAL

26 FEBRUARY 2013 [THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] BISHOP VASHTI MCKENZIE ON THE RIGHT WAY TO MIX CHRISTIANITY AND POLITICS

25 FEBRUARY 2013 [INTERVIEW] FAITH RINGGOLD TALKS ART AND WAR

25 FEBRUARY 2013 COLLEGE STUDENT OLIVIA STINSON HONORED AS A WOMAN WHO “MAKES AMERICA”


11 FEBRUARY 2013 [THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] GETTING ‘ZEN’ WITH RUSSELL SIMMONS

4 FEBRUARY 2013 [INTERVIEW] LEVAR BURTON ON WHY ‘ROOTS’ STILL MATTERS

15 JANUARY 2013 MEET THE STARS OF ‘SECOND GENERATION WAYANS

26 DECEMBER 2012  DEANNA BROWN-THOMAS:GODFATHER OF SOUL’S DAUGHTER SPEAKS

24 DECEMBER 2012 SURVIVOR STORY: 9-YEAR-OLD DANCES HER WAY TO VICTORY

14 DECEMBER 2012 [INTERVIEW] OPRAH’S LATEST REALITY SHOW STARS ‘SIX LITTLE MCGHEES’

7 NOVEMBER 2012 NAACP PRESIDENT BEN JEALOUS ON OBAMA’S RE-ELECTION

6 NOVEMBER 2012 [INTERVIEW] ROLAND MARTIN: ‘VOTE OR SHUT THE HELL UP’

17 October 2012 [INTERVIEW] Tia and Tamera on Marriage and Motherhood

8 October 2012 [INTERVIEW] ‘Smart Guy’ Tahj Mowry: From Child Star To Adult Actor

 24 SEPTEMBER 2012 ALICIA KEYS:IN LOVE, IN CHARGE AND ‘ON FIRE

11 SEPTEMBER 2012 [INTERVIEW] STILL IN ‘MINT CONDITION’

6 SEPTEMBER 2012 BLACK WRITERS GET A VOICE IN NEW LITERARY MAGAZINE ‘SPOOK’
27 AUGUST 2012 MIRACULOUS RECOVERY:BOY SHOT IN THE HEAD LAST YEAR CELEBRATES EIGHTH BIRTHDAY

20 AUGUST 2012 [INTERVIEW] ‘SPARKLE’ STAR OMARI HARDWICK ON WHITNEY AND MOVIE MAKING

3 AUGUST 2012 [INTERVIEW] ‘DESIGN STAR’ WINNER IS CHANGING THE FACE OF INTERIOR DESIGN WITH NEW SHOW

31 JULY 2012 SOUL SURVIVOR: LEELA JAMES PAYS TRIBUTE TO ETTA JAMES WITH NEW ALBUM
30 JULY 2012 HOW TO KEEP THE MEMORY OF SLAIN FRIENDS ALIVE

 23 JULY 2012 [INTERVIEW] MEET KEVIN LEWIS, DIRECTOR OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MEDIA FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

16 JULY 2012 ‘DESIGN STARS’ DANIELLE COLDING AND HILARI YOUNGER TALK REALITY TV SISTERHOOD
9 JULY 2012 [INTERVIEW] REALITY STAR SABRINA THOMPSON TALKS SURVIVING ‘SURVIVOR’ AND BATTLING STEREOTYPES

9 JULY 2012 MC BRAINS:’ KIDZ IN THE HALL’ RAPPER NALEDGE USES HIP-HOP TO INSPIRE CHICAGO’S YOUTH

5 JULY 2012 [INTERVIEW] REAL LIFE ‘BASKETBALL WIFE’ AUDREY GRIFFIN

25 JUNE 2012 [INTERVIEW] UNIK ERNEST’S EDEYO FOUNDATION IS GIVING HOPE TO THE CHILDREN OF HAITI
15 JUNE 2012 [INTERVIEW] KENNETH BRASWELL USES LOCAL BARBERSHOPS TO CHANGE THE BUZZ ABOUT FATHERHOOD

11 JUNE 2012 [INTERVIEW] ALLISON SAMUELS’ ASKS ‘WHAT WOULD MICHELLE OBAMA DO?”

5 JUNE 2012 [INTERVIEW] IRAQ VETERAN DARIENNE PAGE LEADS OBAMA’S EFFORTS TO HONOR THE TROOPS

28 MAY 2012 [INTERVIEW] SADEQA JOHNSON PACKS “LOVE IN A CARRY-ON BAG”

25 MAY 2012 [INTERVIEW] WWII VETERAN FIGHTS TO SEE BLACK PEARL HARBOR HERO PROPERLY HONORED

18 MAY 2012 [INTERVIEW] ‘SCANDAL’ STAR COLUMBUS SHORT TALKS SEASON 2, SHONDA RHIMES AND HIS BEST ROLES

16 MAY 2012 [INTERVIEW] CORY BOOKER: THE MAYOR, THE HERO

14 MAY 2012 [INTERVIEW] WNBA’S REIGNING MVP TAMIKA CATCHINGS IS DRIBBLING TO STOP DIABETES

14 MAY 2012 [INTERVIEW] TONYA LEWIS LEE: SHE GOT HER OWN

11 MAY 2012 [INTERVIEW] POLITICAL JONES’ LIFE IS A SONG FOR HIS MAMA

 4 MAY 2012 [INTERVIEW] JUST CALL HIM “DR. SHAQ