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Black History Month Appreciation (Day 16): Oprah Winfrey

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It wouldn’t be a proper Black History Month Appreciation if we didn’t honor the legendary Oprah Winfrey. So for Day 16 of #LiveCivilBHM, we do just that.

Breaking barriers early in her career, Oprah Winfrey has done nothing short of change the world. From donating millions and millions of dollars to underprivileged children, to conducting some of the most prolific interviews of our generation, Oprah has defined the meaning of black power.

IN 1986, the Oprah Winfrey Show was born after a struggle to make a name for herself. Standing out amongst her peers, Oprah revolutionized the Talk Show industry and set the groundwork for folks like Ellen, Steve Harvey and the rest of today’s hosts.

Never afraid to ask the tough questions, Oprah showed the world what it meant to be a strong, powerful black woman and more importantly how to thrive in an industry as competitive as the entertainment one. Oprah prevailed for roughly 25 years before she hung up her role as the best talk show host on television.

Once she decided to part ways with the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2011, the mogul started her own network ironically named OWN. With that network, she’s been able to produce more and more content, but done her way.

Thank you Oprah for everything you’ve done for the world of entertainment and the world as a whole. We’ll always be thankful for you!

Happy Black History Month!


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