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In Honor of Black History Month: Oprah Winfrey

February 20, 2014Comments136 Views

post by Ashli Prescott

 

In Honor of Black History Month: Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey (1954-Present)

Media Proprietor / Talk Show Host / Actress / Producer / Philanthropist

Chair Woman and CEO of Harpo Productions

"The Queen of All Media"

You would be hard pressed to meet someone today who doesn't know who Oprah Winfrey is.  Her renowned T.V. show called, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (highest rated program in history of its kind) has arguably changed millions of lives.  She approaches life's hardships and hard-hitting issues with an emotionally charged attitude making it her life's goal to help people all over the world. Because of her outspoken beliefs and extremely strong willed nature, she has gotten people to listen and take notice.  Oprah is the ultimate exemplary influential figure in current times and is passionate about what she does and who she is.  From her very first TV broadcast in 1986 to present day, she is still number one on everyone's minds when they think about day time TV or talk shows. She was ranked to be the wealthiest African-American of the 20th Century and remains North America's only black billionaire.  Last year, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Harvard presented her with an honorary doctorate degree due to her intelligence and influential presence. She has also acted in successful films such as "The Color Purple" (1985), "Beloved" (1998), and the more recent picture, "The Butler" (2013). She even lent her voice to the animated character of Judge Bumbleton in the children's film "Bee Movie" (2007).

 

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." - Oprah Winfrey

 

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February 20, 2014Comments136 Views