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The Classic Pamela Positive: \”I Was Raised To Believe That Excellence Is The Best Deterrent To Racism Or Sexism. And That\’s How I Operate My Life.\” -Oprah Winfrey

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\”I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that\’s how I operate my life.\”

―Oprah Winfrey

American Talk Show Host, Television

Producer, Actress, Author, and Philanthropist


Excellence is a statement that speaks all on its own.

Where are you demonstrating Excellence?

Where are you not?


Take that clear inventory today. Be gentle, and then make the changes you need to to get to Excellence.  Every day is a day to live your best self. Start in some small way today to get to greater Excellence in your life!

I\’m working on it too,



Media giant Oprah Winfrey was born in the rural town of Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954. She entered Tennessee State University in 1971 and began working in radio and television broadcasting in Nashville. In 1976, Winfrey moved to Baltimore, where she hosted a hit television chat show, People Are Talking. Afterward, she was recruited by a Chicago TV station to host her own morning show. She later became the host of her own, wildly popular program, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired for 25 seasons, from 1986 to 2011. That same year, Winfrey launched her own TV network, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Winfrey has been in a relationship with Stedman Graham, a public relations executive, since the mid-1980s. They became engaged in 1992, but never tied the knot. The couple lives in Chicago, and Winfrey also has homes in Montecito.

In 2005, Business Week named her the greatest Black philanthropist in American history. Oprah\’s Angel Network has raised more than $51,000,000 for charitable programs, including girls\’ education in South Africa and relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.She also hosts her kids from the schools that she founded in her home.  In 1994, President Clinton signed a bill into law that Winfrey had proposed to Congress, creating a nationwide database of convicted child abusers. She founded the Family for Better Lives foundation and also contributes to her alma mater, Tennessee State University.

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