GoodSister! Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or got caught up in the rapture, you know that today marks an epic day in history.  Oprah Winfrey is ending her television show after 25 years on the air.  But we all know that Oprah is more than just a television journalist.  She is a revolutionary leader, and what I noticed that the media tends to not mention is the fact that she is a sister.

Yes, believe it or not Oprah is a sister.  A black woman like just like you.  How awesome is it that one of us is influencing presidents, building schools, and influencing the buying power of millions if not billions of people.  The same people who would not dare vote for a black president, have caught at least one episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Oprah is like Wal-Mart.  Sometimes, you hate the monopoly, but it’s Wal-Mart.  It always has something that you need.  Oprah is like that. Her show, her website, her books, and her networks – whatever you need to help motivate you – she’s got.  And even with all that she has, power, fame, fortune she still has humbleness about her.

A few weeks ago, I was speaking to someone who indirectly referred that Oprah was out of touch.  She felt that Oprah didn’t mention God enough.  She didn’t like the fact that Oprah talked about getting to know one’s self, and to know your truth.

On Oprah’s show yesterday, I felt that Jesus was definitely in the building.  From Aretha singing and shouting Amazing Grace to Usher’s rendition of Oh Happy Day.  I don’t think that Oprah ever forgot God or took for granted his blessings. I think she made her platform inclusive so that everyone could relate to her.

So as a tribute to this remarkable Black Woman, today I will celebrate the power of Oprah.  Oprah taught us the power of not only believing in your dreams, but working hard to achieve your goals. Oprah’s success was not luck. It was not an accident.  It was something that she worked hard for.

Oprah had the entire world willing to believe in her vision. They were willing to follow her.  They were willing to trust her.  They were willing to trust themselves.

Oprah, you have made an impact on the world.  I know this little black girl from Jacksonville, Fl can achieve anything I set my heart too.  I don’t have to downgrade or play up my blackness, my intelligence, or my spirituality. I can simply be me, work hard, and at the end of the day be comfortable with my successes and failures. I OWN control of my destiny.

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Tiá Jones, MBA is the owner of the fastest growing online community for women of color. Tiá is also the blogger and creator of The Hostess Chick, and CEO of New Legacy Services, LLC, a small business coaching company.

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