Is it Me, Or Did the Black Community Just Get Played by Oprah? 10 Questions You Should Be Asking

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by Yvette Carnell

Are the natives restless again? As Oprah beats the drum of racism, Black America’s got her back, as never before. The billionaire empress is now caricatured as the victim of a lowly Swiss sales clerk who, according to Oprah, refused to show the Queen of All Media a $38, 000 pocketbook because she’s nigra.   Bad saleslady! Good billionaire!

But before you go jumping on the Oprah bandwagon, here are just a few things you should consider, both about race in general and this case in particular, before forming a final conclusion.

  • The Black Elite, who often consider themselves “special” Negroes, separate themselves from ordinary Blacks until they need us. If Oprah is concerned about race, then why isn’t she hosting a ‘stop and frisk’ panel on OWN? She seems only concerned about herself, and what she perceives as mistreatment at the hands of a white woman. Is it all about her…. and her $38,000 purse? Just as it was about her experience at an Hermes store awhile back?
  • Oprah is currently promoting the movie “The Butler.” Is it impossible for black folk to even consider and question the timing of Oprah’s accusation? Or do we just run to the defense of every black person who cries racism?
  • The saleslady at the store said that she never refused to show Oprah the purse because of race, saying she makes money from commission, and not showing Oprah the purse based on racist grounds doesn’t make any sense. Doesn’t she have a point?
  • Also, the saleslady says Oprah was treated warmly and shown several purses in the store, something which Oprah never denied. Does that sort of treatment sound like the treatment of a woman with a racial axe to grind?
  • Is it possible that Oprah, coming from one of the most racist countries in the Western World, has her own baggage, and felt slighted, even though that’s not what the saleslady intended?
  • Could the saleslady’s attitude have been more about class than race?
  • Why does Oprah Winfrey, a billionaire, still seem so desperate for white acceptance? As the saleslady pointed out, the owner of the boutique was at Tina Turner’s wedding along with Oprah, so why not take it up there, as a private matter? Why did Oprah feel the need to answer a reporter’s question by recounting this incident? Why did Oprah feel the need to bring international attention to her not being allowed to buy a $38,000 handbag?
  • Is it morally acceptable for any elite to turn an ordinary person’s life upside down over a perceived slight? Doesn’t that make Oprah a bully?
  • Why do we believe that Black Elites are any less cunning and flawed than White Elites?
  • Who gives a damn about a $38,000 pocketbook anyway when there are so many other larger issues at play?

Listen Black America, a whole nation has apologized to Ms. Winfrey over this nonsense, and you should get over it too. You shouldn’t have allowed yourselves to be used as a tool and worked into a frenzy by Ms. Winfrey’s PR campaign in the first place. Save that for a time when Ms. Winfrey can bring more to the silver screen than “The Butler”, which is nothing more than a 2013 rendering of “The Help.”  Maybe when Oprah decides to use her platform to share authentic black stories, we can be there to support, but until then, let her fight her own battles.

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queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

HEY TARTY,


From the tenore praesentium of your rants, I am quite sure that you have certain psychopathic indicators in your personality scale such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, sexual addition and/or Schizophrenia.


There is an old saying that applies to you and your sexual abuse addition and it goes like this “He who is ruled by his appetite belongs to the enemy.” Your rantings, sexual fantasies of having a grown male penis with a couple stands of fur surrounding it, fantasies of male superiority and bullying is just the rantings of a little boy or should I say serial rapist. Not that of a full grown adult male.


I know it hurts you to know not all Black people worship your boi Obama. The intelligent, logically and critically thinking Black folk just ain't into him. If one were to do their research, which you are not capable of doing, you would find out that Obama is the 7th black President of this country. He is just the first black President of African descent.


Your rantings is just that. Rantings of a brat who is sadly disappointed that his hero Obama is not worshiped by everybody. A sad little boy who is severely disappointed that his dreams of hope and change have failed to uplift him even for a artificial moment, a moment of a hint of respect and prosperity. Perhaps a glimmer of hope in the ghetto one frequents but is too sorry and lazy to work hard to get out of.


In a world of make believe, maybe that would happen. A happening of not selling drugs or one's friends and relatives as a prostitute just to keep the lights on. A happening of less anger at oneself because things did not come out the way it was planned.


Obama fed you a story of lies which included fairy tales and a life of make believe. One thing Obama promised and came true is that there would be change, but you are the one who has to change. Obama put the 800lb gorilla on your back.


Your obsession with unnatural sexual acts and sexual organs is a addiction. A addiction non the less. Your abusive, violent sexual rantings and fantasies is “your” culturally imperialistic orientation where you are trying to make humanity fit into your sick mold of sexual idiosyncrasies.


You have not provided anything positive about Obama, instead of providing any form of proof, you responded with your childish cock rants. How very grown up of you. Guess what? A black woman had to do your work for you.


Shameful. Isn't it?


Sorry buddy, that is not this world's problem and it is certainly not the problems for the posters on this particular board. Take your anger and your imaginary penis elsewhere.


From now on stay out of grown folks conversation until you fully mature to carry on a adult conversation.

CarolParks
CarolParks

As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show - the highest-rated program of its kind, launched her own television network, become the nation’s only African-American billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From all her experiences, she has gleaned life lessons—which, for fourteen years, she’s shared in O, The Oprah Magazine’s widely popular “What I Know For Sure” column, a monthly source of inspiration and revelation.

Oprah Winfrey, is a Blessing, & an INSPIRATION for all, especially women. She has opened the door, so many more women can find success, & follow in her footsteps.

KismetShedid
KismetShedid

Let her fight her own battles? No! All battles black people have to fight everyday, with all our black Males getting killed by Cops and ordinary people trying to play Cop, and all the get is a slap on the wrist just because y'all white people categorize use as very aggressive and you all are intimidate by us, you want to justify that by gunning us like animals because it's an unspoken code with white people so Hell yea, that's our problem now, we need to stick together more often!!!

yehuel
yehuel

Again! Again My Black People! Again another Evil White devil kills a elder Black Man in his driveway after a low speed chase! A National Call for all Black People to Separate Totally from this Evil White Babylonian Empire! A Total Withdrawal! A National Unity of a Black Nation within America to govern ourselves!    Let's bring back the Black Panthers who back in the 60's patrolled Black communities protecting Black People- The Black Panther Security Force- Separate permanently from this White Evil People- Leave their government to form our own!   Support our businesses like was done in 40's,50's,60's is the Only Answer!   Accept the Pure Fact- They don't want us Niggers any More  ok!    Don't listen to False Black leaders selling that Dead American Lie and Can't we just get alone melody-   Unite Black People return to our True God Yahweh and His son Yahweh Ben Yahweh- Our Only Redeemer and Savior!   The Pharaoh of this day has turned up the Heat and made the Taskmasters-The Police, The FBI, the Criminal Court Systems-where the evil white criminals get just-us to kill and get paid for it!-The well paid-off politicians sign bills to take away your Nature rights under this so-called demon-democracy under evil white people rule-  Wake Up People! Read how the Black Children of Israel had to cry out for the Black God Yahweh to save them- Those are and were our Black Brothers and sisters under Pharaoh of that time- Now! we this Black mulatto Pharaoh Obama over us now-  Crying out to Obama won't help you now-  The best he will offer you is a Bud-light on the White House's Lawn- but you have to pay for the flight and cover the cost for the room at Budget Inn!     My people are suffering injustice all over America-  They are now- making you know of a surety that the Dredd-Scott Decision is Real-  Black was never-ever a part of America!  Their laws spells it out plainly- 3/5 human is still is in effect!  Return to the Black Yahweh and His Only Begotten Son Yahweh Ben Yahweh- Leave American Mind-sett- Come out her my people!  Baby Babylon will Fall Soon!

mrshipp9
mrshipp9

This is such an impressive display of fatuity by a writer who is drowning in cliches and adolescent gossip supported by her hot airs supporters.  Two quick examples because since the article is personal chit chit I have no objections to haters and the misinformed loud-mouthing in our democratic society.  But be aware that intelligent readers and thinkers know fluff instantly!  First, this silly woman repeats the stupid cliche that the black elite separates themselves from ordinary blacks.  Nonsense.  The black elite is the only ethnic group unlike both other people of color and white ethnics, that still feels and keeps connection to its poor at a far greater rate than the other ethnics. If she would have done some research beyond her own little small circle and mainstream media diet, the real facts would have hit her in the face. Further, though their families are first, this elite in major ways has contributed, from the financial to legal to emotional to inspirational, to our community. Stop perpetuating antiquated notions that indicate a thirst for the spotlight but caught naked without depth, the Wendy Williams way!


Second, who is going to take this silly woman serious when she clams to know Oprah's heart and mind thus her dumb and in-certifiable psychological portrait: "Oprah Winfrey, a billionaire, still seem so desperate for white acceptance?" This kind of personal animus from a person that does not know Oprah but feels that she has a "girlfriend's right" to keep it real had me laughing but confirms my suspicion of why we really don't have a rigorous, innovative black magazine.  We allow this kind of energize mush to pass off as critical thinking or even journalism.  The prose is so pretensions and singular but I did appreciate her laundry list!  Is this sister faking especially when she starts her article with "Are the natives restless again?"  No, but the haters are out and like most self-referential haters, intelligence need not bother with theirglass houses. 

The article was so transparent not about Oprah but about Yvette.

Where are the seasoned and creative editors for this damn magazine?!!      

mrshipp9
mrshipp9

This is such an impressive display of fatuity by a writer who is drowning in cliches and adolescent gossip supported by her hot airs supporters.  Two quick examples because since the article is personal chit chit I have no objections to haters and the misinformed loud-mouthing in our democratic society.  But be aware that intelligent readers and thinkers know fluff instantly!  First, this silly woman repeats the stupid cliche that the black elite separates themselves from ordinary blacks.  Nonsense.  The black elite is the only ethnic group unlike both other people of color and white ethnics, that still feels and keeps connection to its poor at a far greater rate than the other ethnics. If she would have done some research beyond her own little small circle and mainstream media diet, the real facts would have hit her in the face. Further, though their families are first, this elite in major ways has contributed, from the financial to legal to emotional to inspirational, to our community. Stop perpetuating antiquated notions that indicate a thirst for the spotlight but caught naked without depth, the Wendy Williams way!


Second, who is going to take this silly woman serious when she clams to know Oprah's heart and mind thus her dumb and in-certifiable psychological portrait: "Oprah Winfrey, a billionaire, still seem so desperate for white acceptance?" This kind of personal animus from a person that does not know Oprah but feels that she has a "girlfriend's right" to keep it real had me laughing but confirms my suspicion of why we really don't have a rigorous, innovative black magazine.  We allow this kind of energize mush to pass off as critical thinking or even journalism.  The prose is so pretensions and singular but I did appreciate her laundry list!  Is this sister faking especially when she starts her article with "Are the natives restless again?"  No, but the haters are out and like most self-referential haters, intelligence need not bother with their glass houses. 

The article was so transparent not about Oprah but about Yvette.

Where are the seasoned and creative editors for this damn magazine?!!      

essencereynolds27
essencereynolds27

I Agree with every single word , right down to the last letter... I love to see any black person make it... but the she used "us" for ratings and then once the going got better she turned the lights off for "us" and "OWN" for them. I was done with anything about her back in the 90's. As I understand it she can't bring black Americans up so she goes over to other countries... speculate ... That her handlers are not allowing her to do it here to keep us at bay.. but out of the country is different. . Let's just keep it real... If you can imagine all of these black people in power building all black things and pulling our talented people up and giving us an opportunity to work not only for them but with them and build from their ... you and I know both white people Will NEVER let that happen but I tell who is...not will but is.... Jesus... The first will be LAST and the LAST will be FIRST... just sit back and watch...

TARTBOND
TARTBOND

@queenofmeanest Look you stupid ignorant ape. Obama was elected and reelected why you were sucking the white man's cock under the bridge.  Sit down and shut the fuck up.

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@CarolParks Carol, Oprah is the third Black Billionaire.  The first two are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson.

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@yehuel 

Everything you said in this post is true with the exception of Yahweh Ben Yahweh.

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@yehuel 

The truth is:  Yahweh did not father a child of wedlock.  Remember Mary and Joseph were betrothed.  Not married.

CarolParks
CarolParks

@mrshipp9,

THANK-YOU! I applaud your comments loudly. As far as seasoned & creative writers go, I have yet to see one on this site.

This is more like a gossip site, & one that is intended to bring about hate, & to rip apart any Black person who has success. It is also a place to try & make people think that All white people are evil, & racist. Never mind judging people as individuals.

And the last point, so many articles written on here, lack facts, & most of the story. They edit another writers story, & post it on here. Exactly, like Fake Fox Lies does. This is a very toxic site, with little or no facts. Just think what it could be with reputable writers.

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@essencereynolds27 I peeped Oprah long, long, long ago. If you're old enough like I am, you will remember a gentleman by the name of Phil Donahue. Donahue was based in Chicago and was THE talk show titan at that time. To even survive a few months going up against him in the ratings, you needed a massive "hook". Oprah's hook was her constant and steady debasement and vilification of American black males. Remember the whole "I was sexually abused by my male cousins at age 12" shtick she had going on at that time? 


White soccer moms in the south and midwest at that sh#@ up like mountain lions consuming a deer! Denigrating black men is how Oprah not only survived vs. Donahue, but thrived. 

http://www.chicagonow.com/life-as-i-see-it/2011/01/oprah-winfrey-owned-shes-still-a-big-fat-fraud/


And you will notice that any time she's on TV giving something away, it's always to some white soccer mom in Kansas, or Nebraska, or to some black girls in South Africa or Kenya. You never see her doing a damned thing for black people in this country because she despises and utterly abhors them.


Any African-American who supports this soulless piece of sh#@ is a God damned fool! And that's being kind.  


http://www.nytimes.com/1988/02/01/arts/donahue-vs-winfrey-a-clash-of-talk-titans.html

CarolParks
CarolParks

@queenofmeanest,

I stand corrected, you are absolutely right. I believe Beyoncé, & JayZ, are close to being billionaires also. I say the more the merrier!

Love your name BTW. :-D

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@TARTBOND @yehuel 


I see someone's little bastard child is out trying to play grown up.  I suggest that you'd better bring your "A" game and you'd better have enough "bytch" in your a$$ to back up what you just said.


What would you know about sucking dick?  Hmmm, you act like that you cannot get it up while trying to figure out if playing with your self is against the Law of G'd or you think he ain't watching.


You are such a childish turd.  Stop trolling and go back to Romper Room little girls.

yehuel
yehuel

@TARTBOND @yehuel  You have all symptoms of a Down Low Brother like that Mulatto Faggot- Pharaoh Obama!- You love yourself some Obama- you Dam Fool!  keep your stupidity deep within your head!  Its dangerous for the innocent people around you!

CarolParks
CarolParks

How low can you go?

Oprah Winfrey, had tremendous SUCCESS, because ALL WOMEN could relate to her. THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HER BEING BLACK,IT HAD EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HER BEING A WOMAN. For the first time in television history, there was a down to earth, REAL, woman that other women could relate to.

She shared her life stories, and had other people on that shared theirs. She did have a mostly white audience, although I would say about 25% were Black. She became a BILLIONAIRE, & was one of the smartest women in the business as she owned a percentage in her show, & later owned her own network.

Being RAPED, especially by family members is absolutely horrific. ANYONE SAYING SHE WAS VILIFYING BLACK MALES OR INSINUATING THAT SHE WAS LYING ABOUT THAT, IS BEYOND IGNORANT.

That was a very painful time in her life that she still had the effects from. She had a very rough childhood, & the violence of rape is not a subject to be mocked. Family members that had raped her was certainly not an easy subject, nor a pleasant one. But, one of the reasons she became so popular is because she showed ALL WOMEN how to have real strength, & courage.

All women admired her, & loved her because they could relate to her. Most men do not understand that, but to say she was vilifying anyone is absolutely ignorant as it is CLEAR they were rapists, & she was the VICTIM.

She had many subjects on her show over the years, & talked about how women can become stronger, self reliant, & how important an education is. She talked about domestic abuse, & helped many on her show to get out of that kind of relationship. Oprah Winfrey will always be a HERO to most women who were lucky enough to see any of her shows.

She also brought Maya Angelou into the spotlight by having her on her show. Maya Angelou, was such an amazing, talented woman, who brought a feeling of calmness, & peace to all.

Oprah Winfrey has given tremendously to many charities both here & abroad. Her money is hers, SHE EARNED IT, but she has a loving, giving heart, & has blest many with her generosity.

Jealousy is a very evil thing, & I really believe there is so much jealousy out there, over many famous, successful people.

Extreme admiration should be given to Oprah, & others who have climbed out of poverty, & made an amazing life for themselves, against the worst odds available.

Shawn Smith
Shawn Smith

@BlackRobbb @essencereynolds27 

Man! I hear you brother!

Somebody on here told me Ope put up a a whole subdivision down there in Houston, I didnt believe it until I did my own research. I have to admit I feel she could have built a school over here, but then again, those chirren over there are eager to learn math and sciences period. We parents need to show our churren the value of studying and SELECTING the right career choice.

I dont expect Ope to give hand out CASH, but least get with some of those other Black Elite and help put some hope back in the hood.  After School Centers is NOT enough. And I tell you something else, these Churches have to step up their game too. One Black church near me has even adopted an elementary school taking an interest in the mostly Black students progress.

essencereynolds27
essencereynolds27

You are on Point!! and to add to your BLAST!! Don't sleep on "Ricki Lake" either she was rated second too Mrs. "OWN", back then. She had the same producer as Mr. Donahue, her "bothersome", topics got her the boot , as I seen her try to switch it up a little bit towards the end of her talk show but Mrs. OWN already turned the leaf before Mrs. Lake. What I mostly admired about Mrs. Lake was , to me she had an even everyday REALSTIC approach and even balance, she held EVERY FREAKEN, race accountable for their actions be it good or bad... she put "US" hairstylist and the Make up artist on a platform within "OUR" culture. " hair wars", just to name one out of many shows . She made smart moves and gave many black people with talent a voice and I notice as I was keeping an eye on Mrs. OWN she would try to steal her views or stay ahead of her direction.

I'm not suggesting that your competitors shouldn't keep you on your toes but what I'm suggesting is "GET YOUR ORIGINAL STANCE and STICK TO IT" and don't back down and for that I have mad respect for her .

Mrs. Lakes producers didn't like real everyday issues or success story plots, accusing Mrs. Lake of hiring the participants of the show to be fraudulent stories Mrs. Lake had our views after "we" discovers Mrs. OWN was out for self ... witch indeed she was and still is.

I'll be the first to say and I'm sticking to it .. I do not think nor believe that any made black entertainer owes "anything" so what that said their is no need for "us" to keep buying or supporting their sh.... since they don't some how feel that "we helped them gain their success" so keeping it real I do not own buy or go see anything black or white ... If and only if my people gives "US" opportunities and platforms with all this talent we have that is will you will get my vote , purchase or support, the old saying goes f me once shame on you and I cut the third one out f.. me twice shame on myself and it's a wrap. ..

I just can't imagine being in a position or given an opportunity to pull and send my money down into my own community build shhh for us open up shhh and hiring my own what is the issue with that every other race have been doing if forever .... what "they scared we are going to "OWN" everything yeaha like I said

.The last shall be FIRST and the FIRST shall be last!!! Just sit back and watch

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

beatrice foids which included borden. his first name was Reginald. His wife is Asian.

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@CarolParks Self-serving white liberals point to blacks like Oprah and say "See, blacks in America aren't doing badly at all! Hoooo-rah!"

Money? Oprah has plenty. Character? Oprah has none. 

If this woman is an "inspiration" to you, perhaps you need to get out more.

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@CarolParks Thank you.


Actually the Johnsons were first, then Oprah and unless he dropped in the ratings, Diddy was next.

TARTBOND
TARTBOND

@yehuel @TARTBOND hey ignorant ape - bend over so another whiteman can cram another cock up your dump ass!!!

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@CarolParks

  • Anonymous  6 years ago

    ROFL!! Totally on target depiction of Owful. I could never stand her. She is the female equivalent of Obama (funny how they're both known by the letter "O" isnt it?) egowise. I know a lot of people in "the industry" and have heard many comments and stories about her over the years. NO ONE can stand her. The people who have worked for her, or otherwise had to deal with her, the celebs and their staffs, never heard one complimentary thing about her.

    This is what really disgusts me about her: a couple of years ago I had to start taking my Dad to the Dr all the time. I spent a lot of time in waiting rooms & glanced at her mags occasionally. Something struck me as odd & then I realized it was that SHE IS ON THE COVER EVERY MONTH!! How insanely egomanical is that? The world is full of beautiful people and beautiful sights, but Owful wants her mug & bod on every cover of her mag! Bizarre!
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BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@CarolParks I don't see that many black women supporting her. It's mostly vapid white soccer moms in the south and midwest who have boring-as-hell lives and try to live vicariously through this fat heffa. That's because most of the times she's giving shit away, it's to one of these women. No wonder they swing from her girdle like they do...


You don't even know what charities Ofrah has given to without Googling it. You're just parroting the standard party line you've heard so many times before. Has she blessed you or anyone you know? NO.

How many people have been guilt tripped into joining Ofrah on her bullshit weight loss crusade, only to later lose their lives. Luther Vandross is one who comes to mind, but I know there are many other. Ofrah is conceited, fake, self-serving, agenda-oriented, self-absorbed and a bully. On top of all of that, not everyone is a fan of Ofrah:
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"O" would be more aptly titled "O My God, I'm Fat, Unattractive, and a Liberal Fraud", maybe "Uh O!", when you consider the artist cleverness it takes to produce that rag from cover to finish.



LMAO!! This rant is so dead on! When the big "news" came out last month that Orca had gained 40 pounds and was fat again, all the morning talk and news shows, and even the cable news shows, discussed it. As they displayed the new cover of her ragazine, with side by side pics of the formerly thin Orca and the presently fat Orca, they ridiculously proclaimed that Orca was so "brave" and honest. 


I immediately predicted that her reason for doing this was because she would be launching yet another diet and exercise series once the new year rolled in, and that these clueless idiots were duped into giving her tons of free press. Sure enough, that's exactly what she did this past week (not that I would ever watch her show, but I read and heard about it).


Orca is a complete fraud, and that's how she was able to pimp the Obamessiah onto her sheeple that follow her. Why anyone would take diet and exercise advice from Orca and any of her "experts" is beyond me. Whatever she is doing, or they are advising her to do, is clearly NOT working. She's the ultimate yo yo dieter, and she's made a lot of money off that!


I LOVE your blog, and am so happy to have found it!


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Gaining and losing weight to make $$$ is truly about as low as one can go.

essencereynolds27
essencereynolds27

Hello queenofmeanest, Shawn Smith, and BlackRobbb. I have started a war on this site... actually the editor did..lol... let me put it to everyone else besides (us), like this. Plain and Freaken Simple. I don't and I'm pretty sure the names spelled out above would agree Opha.. doesn't owe ANYBODY Cllllllllearly anything, now since that's out of the way...

The REAL issue on this article witch I could name and or include OTHERS but I won't waste my time because we are talking about OPHA.... her story about being abused and so on and so fourth as ZERO to do with the STRUGGLE because that shhhhh... is REAL.

Now let's move on and talk about STRUGGLE, (as a BLACK American) because I'm not AFRICAN .. didn't agree to that is was before I was born and before my time anyway.... (another topic....

So OPHA DIDN'T do ANYTHING different in her freaken life then the AVERAGE struggling person who perused a (acting, singing, blah blah all the way to washing clothes and cleaning bathrooms for a living. Our creator had already pre written everyone's live before you took your first breathe straight out your mothers womb.. so with that said the POINT in reference, what (WE THE PEOPLE) expect for the UPPITY N___ fill in the blank. .. or the TRUE (OTHERS). Is missing the POINT of is. If anyone of us had an opportunity to be as successful in our live time, we would I sure hand the MONEY down , picking up all relatives that have an had been working in banking, barbering, hairstylist, book keeping, cooking , good with fixing cars, sewing, child care workers, and the list goes on and on ... These relatives open up businesses and keep the MONEY in our community DUAH... and before you even think to type one word if there is no or few relatives in your family that could do any or none then you reach out and go to places that have these talents ... they have all kinds of ways for instance CAREER BUILDER, we can pretty much tell who is who ( based on name) even if she wanted to name any of those business after her it doesn't matter .. WE are talking about competition at its best with all the (OTHERS).

That's not going to happen because OPHA and the rest of those UPPITY N____ and the OTHERS would kick her a.... right of her HIGH horse so what do you do ?"act like your "helping", by using US to keep those pockets laced TILLY PERRY is another one on that end... making movies that reference SLAVERY so her community can March their a... right to the box office and by that high a... popcorn and drinks ... problem solved ...

That money is going over to AFRICA helping with a loss loss "feed the hungry" example: I decided I wanted to help back in the early 90's, I was a young girl back then I saw this girl on the television broke my heart as I've always been a giver even in my time of need anyway, I started the donations and they sent me a little girl, in less the two weeks that little girl went from being like 7, 8 to around 15-years-old ... I was like, "What the hell just happen! and they are still running that exact same "feed the hungry" foolery" til this day... so with OPHA and Jun bug money them to together NOBODY and everybody else that gives should be over their thirsty or hungry ... As for OPHA opening anything in some states well the issue isn't rather or not she opens up a business the issue is allowing her people gain the opportunities that otherwise couldn't. ...peace........

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

Reginald Lewis of Beatrice Foods.  I think his half brother is running the company now.

CarolParks
CarolParks

@BlackRobbb, No I don't believe Black Americans are all doing great. Jobs are not there, & when they are they don't pay enough, nor have enough benefits.

My reasoning on the more the merrier, is that when you have Black Americans, & other non-whites with wealth & power it helps towards making things more equal. Obviously we have a very long way to go in that department.

CarolParks
CarolParks

@BlackRobbb,

"Vandross died on July 1, 2005 at JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey at the age of 54.[18] His apparent cause of death was a heart attack."

He also had diabetes, & hypertension, that ran in his family. The stroke he had earlier, really affected his health. It's a terrible loss, as he brought so much joy to so many.

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@BlackRobbb @CarolParks 

Thank you for telling the truth about Oprah.  I remember Oprah had some women on her show regarding abuse and disciplining their children.  Oprah had one black woman and the rest were white.  Oprah and those white women who served time for abusing their children jumped all over this black woman.

The black woman admitted she needed some help but the big Opie would not have it.  I stopped watching her  hypocritical a$$.

CarolParks
CarolParks

@BlackRobbb,

Luther Vandross, whom I personally loved his music, was an adult who was losing weight for health reasons. I am sure he was under a Dr's care. An adult makes his own decisions, & Oprah had nothing to do with his early demise.

CarolParks
CarolParks

@BlackRobbb,

Anyone can always find posts that are against any celebrity, just as I could post many that praise Oprah. So that is nothing, except someone's opinion.

Apparently your opinion is very low of Oprah, & nothing, not even facts would change your mind.

But, talking about her appearance, is very sexist, & very ignorant. It is NOT about her looks, ( which I believe she is VERY ATTRACTIVE), but more importantly " who she is", & that is defined by her personality, & actions.

I will leave it at that, except to say that she is one of the most powerful, & richest women in the world, because of her BRAINS, & I say, MORE POWER TO HER.

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@CarolParks 

Blacks had wealth in the past.  It is called "Black Wallstreet" and Rosewood.

My father barely survived Rosewood.

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@queenofmeanest @CarolParks People forget that Oprah was only able to compete with Phil Donahue by disparaging black men and telling the "woe is me" tale of how her older male cousins in Alabama and Milwaukee sexually abused her. White soccer moms jumped all over that and never let go. If not for her "black men are bad" shtick, Donahue would have blown her off the talk TV map. If you don't believe me, research it. I remember it vividly.

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@CarolParks Oprah is an ugly b*t#@ who is hated by more people than Fidel Castro and Martha Stewart combined. The fact that you think so highly of her reveals a lot about you and just how vapid, empty and clueless you are about human character. You admire because she has money you will never have, no other reason. If she was a broke black woman, you wouldn't think twice to wipe the heel of your shoe on her, so who the hell are you kidding?

Keep your self-serving b.s. in the closet where it belongs.

MorganaLeFay
MorganaLeFay

@BlackRobbb Your comment can be construed as extremely offensive. In a society where it is extremely difficult for women to speak candidly about sexual abuse, you sure aren't helping by disparaging her experiences as a "woe is me" tale. That is extremely heartless. I am sure if one of your female relatives went through the same experience, you wouldn't want to hear someone else dismiss that as "woe is me."


I can understand if you are displeased with the negative portrayal of black men in the media. But the way you have gone about it is outrageous to be honest. 

CarolParks
CarolParks

@BlackRobbb, @Queenofmeanest,

Rob will you ever learn? I doubt it. The Fact that Oprah was raped as a child, is No joke. The fact that her relatives that did this were Black, has Nothing to do with it. There is not a culture in this world that has escaped having rapists, including child rapists. Oprah was one of the first women to bring this subject up, & many women of all colors identified with that.

The reason she was so popular is because she was not afraid to talk about anything. It was a show meant for all women, of every color. That is why women loved her. She had no hatred in her heart, & tried to help everyone. I am sure you will never understand that, but that doesn't change the facts. And never did she try & make people hate Black men, that is absurd. Her boyfriend of over 20 years is Black. It seems all you see is color, & not individual people. It's your loss.

CarolParks
CarolParks

@BlackRobbb,

The more you post, the more people realize you're full of BS! Oprah Winfrey is one of the most popular women in the country, & the world.

Your INSECURITY, JEALOUSY, & IGNORANCE is on Blast, with every stupid word you write. Oprah could care less what you think, as well as anyone with a brain.

Her money bothers YOU, it definitely doesn't bother me, as I am more then comfortable, & happy for her to be so successful.

You are revealing all of your little insecurities. Go get help, you desperately need it.

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@MorganaLeFay I would never minimize the impact of rape. However, making $$$ from featuring a prevalent sex crime is what you should be "outraged" about. 

Oprah is a pimp who cares very little about actual rape victims. She merely used her experience to elicit empathy for herself personally. Do you actually think she cares about women in general? You're smarter than that, I assume. 

Oprah is about Oprah and building her "brand". Anyone with a fourth grade education can see that.

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@CarolParks Being raped as a pre-teen justifies demonizing an entire race of men? That would be like demonizing all white men for the actions of Jerry Sandusky.


Rape is a horrible crime. That doesn't justify making every man suffer for the actions of a twisted few. I've never raped or sexually assaulted anyone, and never will. The same goes for most black men.


Oprah was popular because white feminazis and white soccer moms propped her up and deified her. That doesn't mean she's a good person. She's not. She's done more for white women in the midwest than she has for any other demographic. She despises black men and this has been reflected in her show topics and actions over the years. Her shows are nothing more than glorified gawk-fests for vapid people like you. 

Women don't love Oprah. White women love Oprah. Get it right.


Her "boyfriend", Stedman Graham, is nothing more than a neutered house pet. I wouldn't be surprised if Oprah was a lesbo.

My question to you is "When will YOU ever get it?"

queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

@CarolParks 

I have a major problem with a woman paying her man's child support.   Stedman has mooched off Oprah long enough to pay his child support.


How do I know?  I know his baby's mamma and her mother worked alongside my mother.

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@TARTBOND I vividly remember you bending over in the shower for Jerry Sandusky. And you enjoyed it!

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@CarolParks Her money doesn't bother me. Her arrogance and obnoxiousness does. You support her because you are an overweight, vapid, brainless drone lacking the cognitive abilities to resist being a cheerleader. 


The only thing on "blast" is the fact that you are a pale, overweight couch potato who lives vicariously through other women. Maybe if you got off your fat ass once in awhile and did something yourself, you wouldn't feel the need to cheer lead for every woman who does. 

I'm pointing you towards help -- the nearest local gym! You care about my opinion because on cue, you keep replying. #dummy

MorganaLeFay
MorganaLeFay

@BlackRobbb I agree with you that rape is not an excuse to demonise black men. 


However, Oprah has done many things for Africans- check out those schools she built in Africa as a start. 

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@queenofmeanest @CarolParks Stedman is a neutered house pet and provides a heterosexual "cover" for Oprah, who is probably a closet lesbian. It wouldn't surprise me in the least. However, such news would probably devastate Carol and drive her to drink.

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@TARTBOND You're a 12 year old little weirdo who's still traumatized from what Jerry Sandusky did to him. Get some therapy, son. 

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@TARTBOND I made your mother swallow last night. She wiped her chin when she finished.

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