Five days a week, the Rev. Al Sharpton tapes his MSNBC show 'PoliticsNation' in New York City. Every time he walks through the entrance, he says, he thinks about his mother, Ada, and how she sacrificed for her family. Watch as the reverend is overcome with emotion while talking about his late mother.
Oprah visits R&B powerhouse Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds at his home in Los Angeles to discuss his upcoming album and the stories behind his biggest hits. The 10-time Grammy winner also talks about his very public divorce and the effect it has had on his children.
The Rev. Al Sharpton says that as a boy growing up in Queens, New York, he had an ideal suburban upbringing. That all changed when he was 9 years old. Watch as the Rev. Sharpton opens up about the day his father left the family and took his mother's 18-year-old daughter from a previous marriage with him.
Before most children are even old enough to read, the Rev. Al Sharpton was preaching before a congregation of 900. Watch as the Rev. Sharpton talks about his first experience behind a pulpit, when he was just 4 years old, and shares the Bible verse that inspired his first sermon.
The Rev. Al Sharpton admits that for many years, he was very angry: at society, at his father for leaving his family, and at some of his mentors. Now, the Rev. Sharpton tells Oprah how he felt he was robbed of the life he was supposed to have, and reveals how he finally dealt with his pain.
The Rev. Al Sharpton believes that everyone should do what he or she is called to do. The reverend says he was called to defend civil rights and enact social justice, but someone like President Barack Obama has a different purpose. Watch as the Rev. Sharpton defends the president and shares his own definition of black pride.
For the past 15 years, groundbreaking director Spike Lee has been a professor at his alma mater, New York University. Spike says he's following in the footsteps of his mother and grandmother, both teachers. Watch as he details his rich family history and shares how his grandmother saved her Social Security checks to pay for his undergraduate and graduate education.
Spike Lee says that ever since was a boy growing up in Atlanta and Brooklyn, New York, he's been an instigator. Over the years, he has publicly criticized fellow directors like Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino and Tyler Perry. Now, Spike reveals how he really feels about Tyler.
In 1997, Spike Lee released '4 Little Girls,' a moving documentary about the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, which killed four African-American girls. The film went on to earn an Oscar nomination for best documentary. Watch as Spike discusses one of the most difficult decisions he's ever made as a director.
One month after the death of Trayvon Martin, director Spike Lee took to Twitter and retweeted what he thought was the home address of George Zimmerman, the man who was later tried and acquitted of Trayvon's murder. The address actually belonged to an elderly couple completely unrelated to the case. Now, Spike shares his regrets about that tweet and reveals what he's learned from his mistake.