How can one person, whom most people have never met, influence the lives of people in the world today in such positive ways? Oprah Winfrey has been able to persuade and inspire many people around the world today because she has simply believed in herself and the good of the people. Oprah once said, “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe” (Lowe 170). The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Angel Network, and Oprah’s Book Club have been some of the most indoctrinating pieces of work by Oprah. Moreover, these creations have been the ultimate techniques Oprah has used to reach out to the people of the world. Oprah Winfrey, one of the most influential, dynamic, and powerful women of today’s
“The best of humanity's recorded history is a creative balance between horrors endured and victories achieved, and so it was during the Harlem Renaissance.” A quote stated by Aberjhani in his novel Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made out of Poetry channels the significance and impact of the Harlem Renaissance as a movement that gave African Americans their first opportunity to express themselves. With the continuous, yet advanced expansion of African American impact on society in this new era, indeed we are in the midst of a new Black American Renaissance. As a renowned business woman, talk show host, actress, producer and more, Oprah Winfrey has influenced this new renaissance with her contributions of literature, performing arts, media entrepreneurship, taboo topics, and discussions on race relations as well as philanthropy.
The Oprah Winfrey Show is highly influential, especially to women because it allows them a forum to talk about numerous topics that are relevant of example, abuse, molestation and teenage pregnancy on a high rate and others. Winfrey has interviewed political and public figures during the past twenty years. In earlier times during the show, rather than offering a simple publicity platform, a celebrity would often be featured after a period of intense media scrutiny. She often interviews celebrities on issues that directly involved them in some way, such as cancer or charity work.
One of the most influential and inspirational women of all time was Rosa Parks. By one action she helped change the lives of a majority of African Americans and more importantly society as a whole. Rosa Parks sparked the attention of America when she refused to settle for the black (lower class)standards. Not only did she help change the lives for many African Americans but she helped equality for all men and women in the United States. By one brave women our world will be forever thankful.
Oprah Winfrey achieved great success in her various endeavors, growing from a news reporter in Nashville to the world-famous talk show host she is today. During the 1980s, talk shows were a crucial part of daytime television. Shows were organized based upon their content and varied greatly in subject. The popularity of talk shows led many people to enter this field, leading to a constant struggle for airtime. Oprah’s rise to fame began when she moved from her hometown in Nashville, to college in Baltimore and ultimately to Chicago, where she lives today. She appeared on an early morning television program called A.M. Chicago, which was later retitled The Oprah Winfrey Show which aired its
With the use of their words and actions as heroes and leaders, they were both able to show dominance and strength in their society. Oprah inspires people with her words and empowers people to be kind and stand up for what is right. She uses her show to showcase and explain worldwide issues. “Over 20 million Americans view the program every week and is broadcasted to worldwide” (Oprah Winfrey). Over 20 million people watch Oprah’s show all over the nation and her words impact how people live daily life. Oprah has a strong voice that people like and respect. Oprah is involved in many efforts all over the country and her influence around the world is respected. She is an advocate for the weight watchers program, campaigned for President Barack Obama, and has fought for female empowerment and children's rights. Oprah puts her words into action by helping out with different charities and making many generous donations. “Winfrey announced she would follow the example George and Amal Clooney and donate $500,000 to the March for Our Lives demonstration scheduled March 24” (“Oprah Winfrey Biography”). Oprah is a philanthropist and would help people in need. With an evolving perspective on how to live her life, she was influenced by her poor upbringing and discrimination as a black women. She grew from her struggle and became a relatable figure to many in the
She came from a disadvantaged background but worked very hard to overcome poverty and discrimination. She was an honors student in high school, and she seemed to have a knack early on for public speaking. She stared on schools speech team. Winning a speech contest got her a scholarship TSU. Her talk show is broadcasted to all of America. Oprah became the richest women of the 20th century.
We all know the big impact African American women had on society. We constantly hear about Harriet Tubman, the conductor, or Rosa Parks, the stubborn, leader. But there are many women we don’t hear about, including Ella Baker, Michelle Obama, Tyra Banks, Diana Nash, Daisy Bates, Madam Walker, Oprah Winfrey, and many more. All these women had a big impact on society, and helped during times like the civil rights movement, racism back in the 1800’s, and in some political aspects too. They helped shape America as a whole, and lead very powerful groups that had a strong effect on American lives. Although they don’t get much praise for their accomplishments, the United States would be slightly different without their contributions.
When I think of influential people, especially those of African American descent, so many names flash through my mind but my main inspiration would have to be Madam C.J. Walker. Many know her as the first female, of any race, self-made millionaire in America. While I may not a business major, I still draw much inspiration from her story. She was the first free-born member of her family and was raised in the Jim Crow South. She literally spent half of her life doing back breaking work by washing other people’s clothes seven days a week and only made $1.50 each week. She came from next to nothing but that didn’t dampen her spirit or dreams. Women, especially black women, in the late 1800s into the 20th century had few options to make money and their opinions were overlooked by the males that dominated society at the time. While women today are not nearly as oppressed as during Walker’s time we still have mountains to climb to obtain the true equality so many women crave.
Both oprah winfrey and ellen degeneres are succesfful business women that have a powerful impact on society through a personal connection. They both host their own
Furthermore, women went from being submissive to being influential. Women have changed the world. We have some of the most powerful and influential women, who have contribute to shaping our society, for example, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. For instance, Oprah uses TV to help the lives of many Americans; her book club attracts millions of readers and because she is a benevolent billionaire, she gives a lot of money to charity. Oprah also built an all girls school in South Africa to give the underprivileged girls in South Africa a chance to purse a higher education. Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls indicates that, “when you're
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Winfrey’s individualized consideration is evident in The Oprah Winfrey Show where she addresses her followers psychological and esteems needs. Her talk show content was mostly life lessons, valuable coaching tips and providing listening ears to those with problems, which is addressing her follower’s need for support. Winfrey also portrays an authentic and transparent person to those around her and both the Oprah on and off screen is the same, which is important for her followers, as they trust her with their life problems (Shankman et al, 2010). Winfrey raises also issues
Shortly after, she suffered a tragic experience when she moved in with her mother at six. Her mother was a housemaid and was often absent which allowed for Oprah to be molested from the age of nine to thirteen. After escaping the abuse, she began living alone and soon became pregnant. Devastatingly her child died in infancy and she traveled to Nashville and moved in with her father. Her father, Vernon gave Oprah a structured home life and she began flourishing in school. During this time she started speaking in a variety of churches located in Tennessee. Her multiple years of experience in front of large crowds would later guarantee a job in the talk show business. Along with speaking in front of churches Oprah took speech and drama classes in high school.
Oprah created a monthly segment on her show, similar to a book club, where she would choose a book and viewers could go buy and read it and then have a discussion about it with her. This innovative idea not only got people inspired to read and to watch her show, but also made her the most powerful book marketer and skyrocketed the sales of whichever book they were focusing on for that week. However, after a very long run, this segment was cut from the show during 2002. Since then, Oprah has become an Emmy nominated actress, a film producer, and the founder and subject of O, The Oprah Magazine.