This Is Why People Want Oprah To Run For President

The legend that is Oprah Winfrey, actress, award-winning broadcaster, and one of the the first female black billionaires, blew everyone away last night at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

Receiving the Cecile B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, Oprah took to the stage and delivered a powerful speech. So good in fact, that some people think she should run for president.

 

 

 

Oprah started by talking about her childhood, and watching Sidney Poitier win an Oscar at the 1964 Academy Awards. To see a black man win an award, at a time when America was still in the grips of the fight for civil rights, affected her deeply.

"His tie was white, his skin was black," she said, "I'd never seen a black man being celebrated like that."

In 1982, Oprah said, Sidney Poitier himself was awarded the Cecile B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, at the Golden Globes. As she stood there on the stage last night, Oprah reflected on what it would mean for little black girls across America to see her, the first African American woman to win this award.

"It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible," she told the crowd.

 

 

But Oprah didn't just focus on her own journey. She acknowledged the #MeToo movement, uncovering sexual abuse within the entertainment industry - but stressed that such problems were not just limited to Hollywood.

"I want tonight to express gratitude to all of the women who have endured years of assault and abuse because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue," she said.

 

As someone who grew up impoverished and endured prejudice, she paid tribute to all of those who have struggled under racism and sexism, and women who endured poverty and abuse. Oprah told the story of Recy Taylor, a young black mother who was abducted and assaulted by a group of armed white men in 1944 who were never brought to justice. Civil rights icon Rosa Parks took on the case, but she was denied justice. Recy Taylor, Oprah told the audience, had died just ten days earlier.

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


Oprah finished her powerful speech with an appeal to the audience, and a hope for the future.

"So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in the 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".

 

 
Watch Oprah's full Golden Globes speech below:

 

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Dan Shearin who ‘stalked’ girlfriend told to stay away from online dating sites

Cruise ship entertainer told to stay away from internet dating sites after ex girlfriend accuses him of ‘stalking’ and sending her ‘rude messages’ Cruise ship entertainer Dan Shearin told to stay away from online datingHis was charged with ‘stalking’ his ex girlfriend and sending ‘rude’ SMSShearin is currently out on bail for a prior convictionThe court told him to stay away from his ex girlfriendBy Candace Sutton and Sarah Carty for Daily Mail Australia

listed: 05:47 EDT, 21 May 2015 modernized: 22:46 EDT, 12 June 2015

A cruise ship entertainer has been ordered off online dating websites after he was charged with allegedly stalking an ex girlfriend and sending her ‘rude’ text messages.

On is going to 20, following a recent breakdown of their relationship, The woman issued a grievance against 42 year old Dan Shearin, Claiming he had been sending her unsuitable messages.

The court told Mr Shearin that he needs to get rid of dating websites and make no contact with his ex girlfriend.

Cruise ship entertainer Dan Shearin (Pictured) Has been ordered to stay away from internet dating websites

Gold Coast resident, Mr Shearin is currently out on bail for a prior conviction.

speaking with theGold Coast Bulletin, Mr Shearin’s solicitor Mark Donnelly said the charge was connected with one ‘rude’ message Mr Shearin had sent to his ex girlfirend.

He also told the court that there would be an ‘innocent explanation’ for the stalking offence.

john Shearin (right, front) Appeared in images at an office function in April on the Facebook page of travel company Cruise Holidays GC

At the case, Shearin (Far positioned) looks to be wearing an office uniform but it is unclear who he works for. Nicholas Rone, who owns Cruise Holidays GC, Says Shearin does not work for the organisation

an image and biography of Shearin also featured on Cruise Holiday’s GCs web site, despite the fact that have since been removed. Breeana Robinson’s mother, Janine Mackney, Says her family is ‘horrified’ Shearin may be working again in the cruise industry, Where he ‘might be in touch with young women on the singles cruise scene’

Daily Mail Australia can reveal Mr Shearin has appeared in the office of Queensland travel company Cruise Holidays GC.

Shearin is featured in photos at an event in the Cruise Holidays office wearing the same logo embossed uniform as other staff.

His picture and a biography titled Dan ‘The Cruise Man’ also appeared on the ‘About Us’ page of the Cruise Holidaysweb site.

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The self described ultimate cruise ship performer (Pictured, Above in a issue show) was presented with notice by luxury resort company Wyndham last year but has now turned up at and event held by Queensland travel company Cruis Holidays GC on the Gold Coast

He features in several pics with the post, ‘A big thanks you to all our wonderful APT River Cruise Evening Guests who joined us the other day Fabulous night, a whole lot food, drink up fun. Now we all will just get through the day after all those sausages and maybe a few too many wheat beers Gluhweins,’

Shearin has posted a message on his Facebook page warning his friends away from the media.

‘Life moves on and I am strong enough to endure whatever people want to throw at me,’ Shearin invented.

‘To any friends commenting on this post, Please be aware you may be targeted by the band of online trolls wanting their 15 seconds of fame with their paid interview with A Current Affair,’ he persistent.

Shearin pleaded that he would be unable to go to work and if he lost his job, He would not be able to pay rent on the Gold Coast house (upon which he is pictured, just above) He shared with his two pet dogs

Dan Shearin posted the message (overhead) On facebook or myspace, Calling his critics ‘media trolls’ and saying they only desire to give paid interviews to the Nine Network’s A Current Affair

A former girlfriend of Shearin’s said that Shearin was ‘Facebook and text message obsessed’

Among afrointroductions login the documents in Shearin’s bail task, Obtained by Daily Mail queensland, Is a letter saying if he wasn’t granted bail he would be unable to go to work and if he lost his job, He would not be able to pay rent on the house where he lives with his two dogs.

A letter on the court file from Wyndham’s senior vice chairman of human rescources, Bruce Harkness, Warns Shearin he might lose his job if he was convicted.

Wyndham writes to Shearin that he would be ‘unable to fulfil your contractual expenses. when you are incarcerated’ and that the ‘conviction of the crime compromises the integrity of the business and your ability to perform your job duties and is classed as serious misconduct under our business principles’.

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