Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe Acceptance Speech Is A Reminder Of The Strength Of Our Truths
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Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe Acceptance Speech Is A Reminder Of The Strength Of Our Truths

Oprah Winfrey, known for her ability to instill hope and inspiration in others, was the first Black woman to be awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes last night. And after her amazing accepance speech, rumor has it that a presidential future might be in Oprah's future.

If it's true, We. Are. So. Here. For. It.

Her acceptance speech was an eloquent monologue laced with so many truths that a standing ovation did not suffice. As if her cinematic contributions were not enough to the world of entertainment, this speech was surely the conferment of her excellence.

She spoke to the power of the voice - that using your story to drive conversations instead of biting the tongue is one of the biggest acts of courage. Speaking our truth is the most powerful tool we have because it is not only the gateway to living a life of fulfillment for ourselves, but is the catalyst that works to illuminate someone else in their own journey - to healing, to self-discovery, to leadership.

"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those [brutally powerful] men. But their time is up. Their time is up."

Oprah's acceptance speech was a sweet culmination to the aura of solidarity that was present the whole night, offering up exaltation to the women who have stepped forward in the past year, and also in history, to push the conversation forward about the imbalance of power that lies - awake and breathing - in our country. Shortly after, Twitter and various news sources (including CNN), have evolved the memorable moment into an Oprah For President campaign.

With the recent presidential election resulting in four years of Trump, we learned that virtually anything is possible. Even a billionaire with no political experience becoming the leader of the free world by running our country. Imagine a world led by Oprah. A woman that clearly champions for other women, who prioritizes mental and spiritual health, whose vision of a better future are evident in her charity work and her dedication to the education of girls in this world.

Last night's speech was not only an audible upward fist to the women who are out there pushing forward the agenda of solidarity but a reminder of the possibilities that come with sheer determination and hope. It also served as a call to action for men to listen more and recognize their placement in the equation of balance in industries across the spectrum.

As it pertains to leadership, the world has been led by men for far too long, and maybe it's time that a woman steps in to show us how it's done. Like Oprah poignantly stated in her speech, "Their time's up." With her money, fame, and influence, Oprah would be a formidable candidate for the Democratic party in the 2020 elections.

Oprah for President 2020.

Watch the full video of her acceptance speech below.

Exclusive: KJ Smith Talks Viral Wedding With Skyh Black: ‘We Did What We Wanted To Do’

Whether it was your group chat, social media feed, or your favorite media outlet covering the spectacle, I’m pretty sure you’ve come across the viral Black wedding between actress KJ Smith (Sistas, Raising Kanan) and actor Skyh Black (All the Queen’s Men, Sistas). From their grand entrance to Jay-Z, Kayne West, and Beyoncé’s song “Lift Off” to KJ’s standout dance routine and the endless celebrity appearances, it’s an addictive TikTok scroll you can’t help but delve into.

But what many people would be surprised to know is that the couple’s original wedding plan was nothing like what it grew to be. What started as her simply scrolling through posts to get ideas eventually transformed into what the internet knows now as #TheBlackExperience. In an exclusive conversation with xoNecole, KJ walked us through her planning process, the morning of her wedding, and what she thinks of the online response.

Nelly And Ashanti Confirm Rekindled Romance: Here's A Timeline Of Their Love

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He continued, "You can be like, well, yo, let me see exactly what they see, you know, 'cause we all can be defensive sometimes in our own relationships. We know we wrong, but we gonna stand on it, but we all are victim to that." When Rasheeda asked him if it felt good to get back with the "Baby" singer, he replied, "Yeah."