Gayle King

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  • Oprah Winfrey: The World's Most Influential People

    Oprah Winfrey is labeled by CNN to be "The Worlds Most Powerful Woman," and by TIME, "One of the Most Influential People." Oprah has used the free enterprise system to her advantage, which has helped her create influential, successful, entertaining and inspiring impacts on peoples lives. By using her powerful voice and message, as well as all her products, she has helped so many people mentally, emotionally, and physically. She listed as the top ten entrepreneurs in the world today. In the free enterprise system, there are many advantages for entrepreneurs and companies to be successful. By beating competitors, and having innovative business plans, a free market can almost guarantee any well-developed plan to be successful. Being able to have many different branches and ideas calls for a greater entrepreneur, look at Oprah for example! Oprah has had her own television show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show," she also currently owns her own television channel, "OWN -- The Oprah Winfrey Network," and her own magazine, "O, The Oprah Magazine." Oprah has also written 5 books and is the Co-founder of Oxygen. She has used the free enterprise system to start her own businesses, which has definitely made an impact on our economy. Many say that the free enterprise systems only works for wealthy people to start their own businesses and compete for consumers, but this is a false statement. Oprah said "failure is another stepping-stone to greatness," but many people give up the first time they…

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  • Oprah Winfrey: The Wealthiest African American Woman

    Oprah Winfrey is an inspiring woman that many people look up to. Today she is one of the wealthiest African American women and has earned the respect of the American population. In contrast, when she was just a child, her life was harder and had challenges. Without those challenges, she wouldn’t be the person that she is today. Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954. As a child, she was born into poverty. Soon after Oprah was born, her parents divorced and left her in the company of her…

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  • Oprah Winfrey Essay

    Oprah Winfrey was born in the rural town of Kosciusko, Mississippi on January 29 1954. Her parents Vernita Lee were a former house cleaner and Vernon Winfrey was a coal miner, barber and city council. Begin a troubled adolescence in a small farming community; friends and family of her mother sexually abused Oprah. Shortly after Winfrey’s birth, her mother moved to Milwaukee to pursue a job and leaving her daughter in the care of her grandmother. Considerably of her early life at church, this…

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  • Oprah Gail Winfrey's Major Accomplishments

    Oprah Gail Winfrey was born January 29th, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She attended college at Tennessee State University. One of Oprah's major accomplishments is that she was awarded the ‘Spingarn Medal’ from the NAACP. Another one of Oprah's major accomplishments is that she was awarded the ‘Presidential Medal’ of freedom. Oprah became the first African-American female billionaire in 2003. She is best-known for hosting her own worldwide popular talk show from 1986-2011. She is also a…

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  • The Hero's Journey In The Grapes Of Wrath By Joseph Campbell

    Road of trials After crossing the first threshold overcoming the belly of the whale, the hero go through the first stage in the ignition who is the road of trials . He go through many trials that he have to defeat in order to achieve a specific task . All through these tasks the hero gain power and knowledge . in addition the road of trials can be seen as an entry to a new world where the hero becomes more mature as mentioned by Campbell “Once having traversed the threshold, the hero moves…

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  • Oprah Winfrey: A Social Activist

    Oprah Who? “You are not the product of your circumstances. Your are a composite of all the things you believe, and all the places you believe you can go. Your past does not define you.You can step out of your history and create a new day for yourself. Even if the entire culture is saying, ‘You can’t.’ Even if every single possible bad thing that can happen to you does, you can keep moving forward.”(Clifford) Through the power of media, Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with…

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  • Oprah Winfrey's Speech Analysis

    On January 7, 2018, television personality Oprah Winfrey won the Cecil B. DeMille honorary Golden Globe for her contributions to the entertainment industry. Oprah became the first African American woman to win in the award’s sixty-six-year history. Past winners include Judy Garland, the first woman to be awarded, and Sidney Poitier, an inspiration to Oprah (Hollywood 1-10). While Oprah’s win made history that night, her acceptance speech will also go down in history. The entire night was filled…

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  • Cherry Valance: A Narrative Fiction

    It has been 5 years since the gang was all together in one place. Soda left and went to Florida to win Sandy back about 1 year after Dally and Johnny died. Him and Sandy have a daughter named Sugar now. At first I thought it was a little weird that they decided to name her that, but the moment I met her I knew the name suited her, she was sweet just like sugar. Cherry goes to a local college around here somewhere. I can’t remember exactly where but she’s close enough that we hang out almost…

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  • Rosa Parks And Equality

    arrested for the same crime, yet these women aren't typically taught. The landmark case of Browder v. Gayle puts a spotlight on the women whom had endured the same hardships that Rosa had, for they are the ones that had caused the case that abolished bus segregation to go to court. About eight months before Rosa Parks’s infamous arrest, four lesser known women had experienced racially based discrimination on a segregated bus, and had each refused to give up their seat for a white patron.…

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  • What Is The Tale Of Ophelia

    The Tale of Ophelia There was once a Kingdom in Denmark named Venlighed, meaning kindness. The kingdom was ruled by a fair King and Queen. One day, the King and Queen were blessed with a gift of a daughter, and they named her Ophelia. But something wasn’t quite right with Ophelia. She was born with a deathly illness, so the noble King and Queen asked for the most powerful fairy godmother in the Kingdom. “I do not have the power to cure the princess from her illness, but I can give her a gift to…

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