The poignant and heartfelt drama, Queen Sugar, on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), is a powerful depiction of Black culture in America. Illuminating generational wounds of injustice, the show has helped shift national perceptions about equality and social justice. At the height of the COVID pandemic and Black Lives Matter, the series has challenged social norms, both on and off the camera.

Based on the novel by Natalie Baszile, Queen Sugar was created by Ava DuVernay and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey. The two powerhouses continue to take the world by storm, changing the landscape for women of color in entertainment and how Hollywood perceives them.

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