Oprah Winfrey delivered an acceptance speech after winning the Cecil B DeMille award which led to her being begged to stand for president against Donald Trump in 2020 after her Golden Globes speech had people in tears.
According to report, she called out “brutally powerful men” who abuse and assault women and have been getting away with it for too long.
In the wake of the huge #MeToo campaign started in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Oprah paid tribute to the women who have stood up and spoken out about the sexual harassment they’ve received.
“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have,” she told the teary-eyed audience at the Golden Globes.
“And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.”
The 63-year-old interviewer and actress also spoke about her black heroes, including Rosa Parks, Sidney Poitier and the rape victim and campaigner Recy Taylor, who died on December 28 just days before her 98th birthday, having never received justice for the brutal attack by six armed white men in the Jim Crow era.
Oprah was given a standing ovation as she finished off her speech with a call to arms.
“I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon,” she said.
“And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘me too’ again.”
Her powerful speech had people in the audience and at home calling for her to run for president at the next election in 2020.
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Dolapo and her hubby, Prince Adegbite Sijuwade, dedicated their son to God in church yesterday, January 7th. Dolapo who welcomed their son in August last year, shared photos form his dedication.
Recall that the happy mother made the announcement via her Instagram page today with a cute photo of her husband and the newborn son.
She wrote then, “Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper! Thank you Lord for this gift you have given my husband and I. Prince Sijuwade is finally here. Thank you all for your prayers throughout this pregnancy. God will continue to bless you.”