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November 22, 2009

Oprah say’s leaving feels right!

Filed under: Business,News,Oprah Winfrey,women — noirwomannews @ 6:17 am
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There had been speculation for sometime that the queen of daytime television was not going to continue her successful talk show, and Oprah Winfrey made that announcement this week on her show, vowing to end her show after the magic number 25-year in 2011.

The queen commands media attention as everyone tries to figure out what she will do after ending the Oprah Winfrey Show. The list is long on possibilities seeing that she is a business woman with interest in media holdings including show’s of Dr. Phil, Rachel Ray and Dr, Oz. She also has a radio show, a succesful magazine “O”, and is planning to launch a new television cable network under her brand as the OWN network a fifty percent  partnership with The Discovery Network.

After twenty something years of daytime success with her show, she want’s to move on at what she considers the right time, saying ” it just feels right in my bones and in my soul.” 

Most realize that this is just a new beginning and that Winfrey will still be around stronger than ever as she puts her midas touch on her new network venture, which was not mentioned during her announcement on her show Friday.

The networks are the ones ot watch as they look to fill the shoes of the most successful daytime talk show in history. Which many say just won’t happen. Sure someone will host a show and garner decent ratings, but will that someone become a media queen or king? Probably not.  There are also the questions of does it have to be a male ot female, some say ot doesn’t matter, yet I disagree. Part of the magic of Oprah was her being a woman relating to other women just like her in some way. She is every woman on some level which made her easy to watch and listen to as a friend.

That magic is her personality and ability to give of herself even when it hurts. The ability to be truthful about herself and her thought on others. The most magical part of Oprah is  her ability to be vulnerable one minute, and the next show strength in uniting a fight for a cause near and dear to her heart.

The magic is a sincere human quality of wanting to change the world by making it better every single day, that’s her ongoing drive because she cares  deeply and without judgement as she has said and displayed by her ability to interview a king or a homeless person making each feel important for that one hour, that’s the magic and not something anyone can successfully achieve. 

There will be many fighting for that daytime title, and another show will land in the time slot, but Oprah is a brand and it took all of those years to build that brand, so a newbie has to have that staying power to even come close to the numbers generated by Oprah.


February 26, 2009

A Nation Hopes With Uncertainty!

Filed under: Business,News,Politics — noirwomannews @ 8:34 am
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Hope is the direction of the country as the President addresses the nation in one of the worst economic times ever faced.

As President Barack Obama assured all that better days are ahead,  and assuring the world that as a nation we will rise above the current economic disaster facing the country. His words were listened to and each word held onto by many Americans  facing crisis such as job loss and home foreclosures.

Right beside mainstreet is wall street which continues to wavers with stocks  declining while many of the nations largest banks struggle to stay afloat. Then there are the big three auto makers unsure of their future, yet the president gave hope as he spoke of the United States as  the country that invented the automobile therefore they too will rise to the occasion.

Optimism and hope are words we hang on too, the small business owners around the country seeing doom as they see larger stronger companies dismantle. Hope is a word which encourages us to hold on because something better is ahead, this attitude is the fiber of the country.

It seemed like only yesterday when all of the word was normal. Families able to pay for homes, jobs available, industry moving as if there were a future somewhat secured. Those days are not today, and hope is what the country needs, along with something tangible at the end of a dark tunnel.

As the nation hopes and works with a president burdened with the woes of many, they feel the pain which has not lessened. They see the hope of a future that must be brighter in order to sustain sanity of the man working to feed his family, and the mother struggling to feed her children.

As we look to a stronger economy and hope for a better future we also see hope in education and health care, the presidents message was inspiring and hopeful addressing the concerns of the country. Yet, a little bit of America remains uncertain.

The next step is for mainstreet to feel relief and get back to work, and for wallstreet to once again trust in our markets and be accountable as major forces of power that can crumble the economy with greed and failure to be responsible. People will return to what was once known as normal and as always the market will re adjust itself in time, the question remains how much devastation will take place during the process. 

The presidents strength and confidence allows many to hold on in belief that “that day” will eventually arrive and once again the reality of the dream to prosper will be the light shinning that guides many to our country on faith and hope.

December 12, 2008

Bailout bust…the bucks stop here!

Filed under: Business,Finance,News,Politics,Uncategorized — noirwomannews @ 9:08 am
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The bucks stop here according to the lawmakers voting against the passing of the recent 14 billion dollar proposed bailout.
President George Bush is on the way out, but Republicans failed to rally in support of the proposed aid for the big three failing auto giants. There were some in opposition of the bill who wanted United Auto Workers union to cut wages bringing them in line with Japanese automakers. The current Union contact is in place until 2011 and the UAW wasn’t in agreement to making changes to the current contract.
The current bailout bust was voted down 52-35 which failed short of the 60 votes needed to pass. Most see this as a serious problem for the three auto makers if they are to survive. GM and Chrysler say they may have only weeks before having serious problems, Ford says they can survive a little longer but they too will still need support financially.
Enough is enough, yet this is a serous situation the country is faced with. Some say let them file bankrupt like other companies would be forced to do in the same situation, while others support the bailout in order to keep 3 million employed in an already frail job market.
The dance isn’t completely over, the current administration is looking at what can be done, so the future of the big three isn’t over yet. Most guess they will be saved. Those against suggested the administration use 14 billion from the 700 billion wallstreet bailout package for the automakers.

September 22, 2008

Social Network Overload disorder

Filed under: social networks — noirwomannews @ 6:21 am
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I have to admit initially the idea of business friendships created online seemed a little crazy, and as a mother of a college student it was with her help I launched out there on my own with “MYSPACE”.


Instantly I was hooked, locating friends and creating new business alliances proved to be a time saver. Learning to design pages and add company info proved to be a great way to network my company in a place I could call “MYSPACE.”


Then came the day I realized many people coming to the site really looked for a platform  to market constantly. Every day another event or request to look at a music page, new artist and eventually I had to take a break from my own space.


Friends suggested I jump on the “LINKED IN” movement, so I went to the adult area to network with like minded professionals. Yes, there are adults here and I joined the ranks and submerged my energies into networking.


Learning about each person and what they did was fascinating. Then as time went by I realized I was getting pretty board with being “LINKED IN”. Truthfully as a media person I really like communicating with those that I know, and enjoy introductions to new people via face to face, or at least a phone meeting.  


Finally I had found the place for me “TWITTER” a place to link to for news and information. There you follow and find followers which tend to have similar interest, its me and Anderson Cooper with 360 all day.  Yes! “TWITTER” is for grown Ups. I  found my home, and vowed to be faithful.


Well; I almost stayed faithful to Twitter, until the day of my photo shoot for an upcoming women journalist presentation. My friend and photographer Karen said she loved “FACEBOOK”and convinced me to signup.


Initially I was hesitant about joining FACEBOOK after realizing my daughter first mentioned the site. The idea of socializing with her and her friends was scary after the “MYSPACE” ordeal. My daughter refused to put me in her top 8 as a friend. There was also the MOMMY MYSPACE PATROL,  all I did was email them about photo’s or sayings on the site which I felt improper.


Thanks to Karen I moved on to my latest SOCIAL NETWORK craving. I still love “TWITTER” and follow, but I did give “FACEBOOK” a chance.  Truthfully I suffer from SOCIAL NETWORK OVERLOAD disorder, I have not been able to completely let go of MYSPACE or LINKED IN, and I continue a frenzy of SOCIAL NETWORKING.

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