Shirley Ajayi was the first African American given a part on a television show as a psychic! The show lasted for about one year[actually six months] in Chicago, Illinois since the show was seasonal! Shirley started her career the minute her predictions came true! She was renamed 'Aura' and hired to do the remaining shows for some six months! After that many psychic flooded the scene from Psychic Friends Network to the present Miss Cleo! Even the movie 'The Matrix' was influenced by her with the character 'The Oracle'. This fact is true! Shirley is also a distant cousin to Oprah Winfrey who also was on television in Chicago around the same year 1986!