Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Moment In Afro Her-story: Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey

"Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey"

First of all, what can I say about this woman that the world doesn't already know? One of the most iconic and influential women on the planet, media mogul, philanthropist and icon- Oprah Winfrey! I don't care what her haters call her because she is no "Mammy" and I think her haters need to redefine what that word means when they attempt to denigrate her and our women ancestors, even though bonded by the shackles of slavery built this nation and the nations throughout the world!

Those same "Mammy's" built this great nation as we know of today! Through their resilience and perseverance is what brought our people through the misery and dehumanization of Slavery from here to South and Central America and to the Caribbean, the strength of the African woman is what has allowed us to survive and thrive in societies which attempted to deny us our humanity. On her back- even to this very day she carries our futures which is still the bridge to our prosperity as a people.

Oprah raised the bar and is still the torch bearer of how we can define success for ourselves. She taught us to explore the world and make connections with those who can also inspire and enlighten our reach. Oprah Winfrey is now the owner of her very OWN Network- I love those initials and it's something we all should aspire to- to own everything about ourselves- our images- our identities and our own businesses.

When you let your differences limit your possibilities, you will also live a life based on your own limitations and those of what others have told you. I believe that support is life's greatest strength. That's why I proudly support those who give so much of themselves to make a difference in the lives of others and Oprah Winfrey is such an individual. 

1 comment:

Deanna Jackson said...

Another great blog, I see! Kudos!!

Oprah Winfrey shows us that the we are unlimited as long as we believe in ourselves and always be willing to help others. I would love to go to a taping of her show before she says goodbye in 2011!


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