November 23, 2009
Farewell, Oprah: How About a Gift to Black America Before You Go?
I have a history with Oprah Winfrey. Back in the eighties, Oprah and I worked at WJZ-TV, an ABC affiliate TV station in Baltimore. Oprah was co-host with Richard Sher of the local morning talk show, "People Are Talking." I was a graphic designer in the Creative Services/Art department. The late famous psychic Jeanne Dixon was a guest on our morning show. After the show, Dixon read Oprah's palm. She predicted Oprah would achieve incredible fame some day. Dixon read my palm also and saw nothing. I am not saying psychics are real or fake; I am simply telling a true story. I admired Oprah because she was a "paradigm-breaker." According to the WJZ-TV employee rumor grapevine, certain power elites at WJZ-TV were unhappy with the hiring of Oprah. They said she was unattractive and not too bright. I love people who ignore what people say they can or cannot do. Oprah was a heavyset, dark-skinned black woman on TV. With the exception of playing a maid, that was unheard of in...(Read Full Article)