Oprah Winfrey’s Globes speech sparks calls for presidential run

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After the TV legend delivered a powerful speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey looks like she’s racking up votes for the next presidential election.

Winfrey was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, making her the first black woman honored since the award’s inception in 1952.

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“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. 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. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell. And this year we became the story,” she said on stage.

 

“But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.

“They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories, and they work in restaurants, and they’re in academia and engineering and medicine and science. They’re part of the word of tech and politics and business. They are athletes in the Olympics, and they are soldiers in the military.”

 

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