henrietta lacks

Henrietta Lacks has been posthumously honored by the World Health Organization (WHO) for her “immortal” cell line that helped change medical history.It was in 1951 while Lacks underwent treatment for cervical cancer and physician George Gey at Johns Hopkins, extracted two small tissue samples to help with his cancer research – all unbeknownst to Lacks these cells […]

HBO has announce the release of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the incredible story of an African American woman whose cervical cancer cells were used for research that ended up revolutionizing the medical world.  The film will debut on April 22 and stars Oprah Winfrey,  along with Rose Byrne and Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry. Lacks died in 1951 at […]

Oprah Winfrey continues to fill her plate with numerous projects and we reap the benefits. Despite co-starring in the OWN network drama Greenleaf, executive producing fellow OWN show Queen Sugar, starring in Ava DuVernay’s upcoming A Wrinkle in Time for Disney and re-teaming with Lee Daniels for a possible remake of Terms of Endearment, Winfrey […]