By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Encore Box:What Was Wrong With Oprah’s Ball
Originally published: 05/25/06 WHAT WAS WRONG WITH OPRAH’S BALL NO ATHLETES AMONG 61 LEGENDS HONORED OR EVEN THE GUESTS
THE QUEEN AT HER LEGENDS BALL
There is nothing Wrong
with flaunting Success
having a Ball
Just in case some of our readers have ben traveling the stars or spending time in parallel universes, Oprah Winfrey decided to honor 61 Black women who had created great success for themselves. A year ago she hosted what she called The Legends Weekend on her vast estate in Southern California, for them and a group of other notables women and men mostly all the these guests also African American..
You might but we won’t accuse the World’s Most Powerful Woman and the Richest African American Who Has Ever Lived of being “insincere” but it seems her real purpose was to create a TV Special one year later, this past Monday night on ABC, making sure we all know just how Wonderful & Very Rich Oprah is and as a result likely making her even more powerful and richer and more Admired by her fans and the World..
PLEASE Oprah remember
we’re not saying any of this
That is not the Point. What is and what we guarantee you will read no where else even if you look for the next one millions years is that Oprah’s Legends Ball & Weekend proved better than maybe anything else why African Americans have so little REAL power in sports and even worse in the sports industry.
Powerful Rich African Americans
first & foremost Oprah herself
don’t give a Damn
Not only was there not even one Black women athletes among those Oprah bestowed the title “Legends” on, there weren’t even ANY African American athletes, women or men among the hundreds who Oprah invites to this Weekend Bash.
unless she kept them well hidden
which amounts to the Same
The biggest problem we deride again and again and again debilitating African Americans in Sports is the lack of OWNERSHIP of franchises, stadiums, sports media, etc.,. Well the worst reason of all is that African Americans jut like Oprah don’t give a DAMN.
Get this Point
With her almost unlimited power in pop culture America, with her ultimate Rolodex and with the FEAR she can bring to anyone and anything IF Oprah Winfrey had decided she wanted to be the Principal Owner of the Washington Nationals …….
NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY
would have stood in her Way
Even more she could have had as many “limited” partners as she would have wanted. Black white, yellow, green, turquoise. Meaning “partners” who invest big bucks but have absolutely no say in running the team or any other decisions about anything.
But Oprah does not have a Clue
that Power in America
runs through Sports
And why for example rich Jewish Americans over the last few decades have been buying more and more sports franchises in baseball, football and basketball even if they have no real personal, interest in sports. And WHY most of all a Jewish American Billionaire was “awarded” the most POWERFUL sports franchise in America ….
The Washington Nationals
which Oprah could had
had for the Asking.
The fact that Oprah does not understand not in the least what being the Principal Ownership Partner of the Washington Nationals ( or many other teams almost as well ) would have meant for her and African Americans equally is the Problem
which is so “well” seen at
Oprah’s Legends Weekend
all the “greatest” African Americans
were Invited except
NOT EVEN ONE ATHLETE
let alone naming any Athletes
African American Legends
Shame on you Oprah
not as Smart as
you think you are
Oprah’s Sports Legends
Ball & Weekend
( if she finally gets it )
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GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN WITH OPRAH