Media mogul and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey takes a lot of heat for her dismissal of African-Americans in favor for a, shall we say, whiter audience. But the former talk-show diva had enough on Twitter this evening when a follower questioned her loyalty to Black people.
@awalkdatalk : @Oprah when are u going 2 give back 2 the ghettos in america?
@Oprah : @awalkdatalk when are u? I’ve put 500 African American men thru college . And u sir?
As they say in the Twittersphere: #POW
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Watch the Men of Morehouse pay tribute to Oprah in the touching video below:
The set down went out to almost 13,000,000 million followers and has already gone viral.
With a fortune exceeding well over $2.3 billion, Oprah is known for charitable contributions through Oprah’s Angel Network, the Oprah Winfrey Foundation and the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. It is estimated that her giving exceeds $300 million. In 2007, she opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, a free residential school for girls in South Africa, and in December 2009, she donated $1.5 million to Ron Clark Academy, a private middle school in inner-city Atlanta. Winfrey is also Morehouse College’s largest contributor, with $12 million given to the HBCU. The men she put through college, who call themselves the “Sons of Oprah,” have also pledged to “pay it forward” and keep the scholarships rolling for future generations.
I don’t know about you, but Oprah just let it be known to all the critics where she stands!
Now, what are you doing in your community?
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