Damn, I wish she pay for my college!
serves his ass right
CHECK & MATE!!!!!
Yeah and I ate 5 Oreo creamed filled donoughts this morning. 500 ain't shit compared to your wallet. What was that your tax write off for 2010? Fuck Oprah!
Well I hate to sound ungrateful but fuck it how about putting 5000 more with all the fucking money u got it sure as hell won't hurt your pockets lol
why not 500 women too next round?
Set it off Oprah!
She ain't obligated to do shit for nobody, do for ur damn selves. Blacks always acting like rich blacks owe u something, they don't owe u shit, always looking for handouts. 500 is better than nothing, what have u done for anyone besides have different baby daddys and populating all the prisons. Do for yourself, instead of being proud that a black woman is a billionaire, all u dumb asses complain and tear her down, self hating trash. At least she ain't a baby mama of five staying logged in all day waiting on that check. Lift yourselves up and try and be like her instead of tearing her down.
That sounds mighty low, she should be donating millions NOT to the ghettos though cuz niccas will just spend money on cars and rims he wrong for pointing the finger and she should have kept her mouth shuttwitter is stupid as fuck
Ouch! Some of the black people complaining are the same ones buying liquor/drugs at the corner store. They assume because she has money she needs to help everyone in the ghetto. No! I'm quite sure she has contributed more we just don't know about it!She just him down! You can't tell someone to do it unless your are doing it. Case Closed!
10:16Took the words right out of my mouth!
@10:22shut him down
Why is it oprah's job alone to fix the ghettos in America? She has a point, you don't have to be filthy rich to help your community and give back. Also some of the responsibility does fall on the people in the ghetto. They have to be willing to want to help themselves, they can't just sit around waiting for someone with a handout to come and save them.
@ 10:16 PREACH!!!
@10:16!!! You're damn right about that shit! I don't care how much money she has, if she only gave $5 to someone that's more than she HAS to give. She's not obligated to share her money with ANYBODY!You want someone to help you, start by helping yourself! Is annoys me when people say, well she has all this money she should be doing more. She doesn't have to do SHIT! I hate the empathetic attitude that people have towards poor people thinking that the world owes them one big fucking hand out!!! Not her fault that they're parents can't pay for college, etc...She doesn't have any children, if anything those would be the only people that a person should feel obligate to do something for!
Fuck Oprah!!!!! with every white actor in hollywood her best friend she's always bragging, knowing shit is tax right-offs like you said!!
i just wish she would help me get a place to live. I am in an abusive relationship and can't afford to pay exorbant rents on a disability check.
Hahahaha @ when are u
Tell em Oprah!
Let's see, if tuition, etc. averages $25,000 for four years, that adds up to about $50 million. That's not a lot of money for her, but it is a huge contribution that not many people could claim. I would like to see some statistics on the outcomes of those 500 men.Mary J. Blige is trying to do the same with women through her own charitable organization, which is also wonderful. Maybe they could work together somehow? I love it when people come together to make a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.AWALK, you gotta come back and let Oprah know how you feel about what she's done and what you yourself are doing in the community. Continue the dialogue!
Oops! Pick up your face playa!
She doesn't owe people shit!!!! People need to begin to setup there own path and stop asking for a hand out.
he wrong for pointing the finger and she should have kept her mouth shuttwitter is stupid as fuck------------------That about sums it up. Also, Oprah doesn't owe anybody sh*t. I've been supporting family members financially for awhile and the sh*t gets old real quick. Folks have to learn how to do for themselves. If they don't, then they will get a rude awakening once real life comes for that ass.
ARE YOU MUTHA FUCKAS BLIND OR SOME SHIT? I am mad that u ignorant muthafuckaz cant see that this bitch associates ghettos with african americans. He didnt ask her what she did for african americans, he said ghettos. This bitch needs a publicist before she goes ragging off at the mouth, im mad at her response...old buggy eyed, fluid filled face bitch!
If I was rich, I dare someone to question me on what i spend my money on. In fact, I look forward to it!!http://hollywoodallupinyoudeep.blogspot.com/
To whom much is given, much is required.
10:16 exactly! She has put 500 of OTHER PEOPLE's CHILDREN through college! People who's parents could not help them get to the corner let alone anywhere else in life! I don't need anyone to do shit for me or mine. I've got this! Instead of looking for money, look for opportunities to make money. This is the richest country in the world, even in a recession! Now, if money were offered would I take it? Hell YES as long as I don't have to pay it back but I'm not looking for anyone to do shit for me because I don't owe anyone but God and me!No one gave Oprah anything but opportunity and she did the best she could with it. We have the same opportinuties she had starting off, it's about seeking out opportunities, not hand outs. If we all work smart (not hard) than you can have what Oprah has earned and then some. Too bad most black people parents don't teach them that.....when they even have parents to teach them anything at all smdh. Most black parents are piss poor examples now a days and don't know SHIT about money or aquiring wealth. They're just happy to have a job (not a career or education) so they can work for ma'sa till their bones collaps!
Well not most but a large majority! And being a young parent is not an excuse, it should be an advantage now a dayz! There are so many more opportunities for young parents than young people without kids which I don't believe is right, but it's true!
I hope this doesnt mean to say because she sent 500 black men to college she gave back to the ghetto.......
500 men, that's like $4mil if its only 20k per year.. that's a LOT OF MONEY!!!!
LOL O was not about to let a muthafukka through shade and not sling none back, she is after all a black woman, I don't give a fuck how much money that heiffa got, at the end of the day she can drop that persona and fight a nigga or two lol
@10:54 good point
yay many props to real talk 10:16..
Everyone on here saying what she has done is not enough are the same mofos who are bane of their family and friends existence!! Its nothing worse than anyone who thinks anyone else owes them or someone else something! If you were always taking care of yourself, you wouldn't be checking for what someone else does w their money because you would understand no matter how much or how little, it doesn't grow on trees and it's yours to do what you want with it. Look at Allen Iverson...when he was riding high, how many black males did he put through Georgetown, seeing as how he had a scholarship helping him out when he attended..,
I'm not a fan of Oprah but I have to give her a round of applause for that one!
Broke Knee-Grows with ghetto mentalities always talking about how Black folks with money should give more and accuse them of turning their back on the Community, yet when they do get money it's spent on materialistic desires (not needs....desires). Rich and Wealthy Black people don't owe anybody shit, and being jealous and resentful of the fact that they have more than you isn't going to change your station in life.
10:16 PREACHPpl kill me talking bout 500 ain't a lot, it's more than yo favorite bitch ass rapper or singer has done. Mind u half y'all black asses ain't even in a position to go to college if she was paying
@10:54Those same men she helped...what is their contribution to the ghettos? And since you go by hoodrat, other than feeding into the random stereotypes, whats ur contribution to the hood?!?! FOH w that rant, shiiiit she could shit on the hood and it would be doing more than what they are doing to help themselves! Fuck the ghetto!! Hell 50 cent even said in rap "Ni&&@ u ain't neva gonna see me in the hood muthafuck that shit, ni&&@ I'm too good!" So real talk she does what she can but really fuck those waiting around for a handout!!
Good Point HoodRat... The ghetto ain't no joke and is color blind!!!
Here is my advice for the black ghettos...Stop selling drugs of any kind to your own people. Stop having kids you know damn well you can not afford, if you want somebody to love then love yourself.Stop buying worthless items making other people rich that could give a damn about the people who buy their junk.Find work, every black person doesn't have to be a manager at the work place. Just about every black person I run into that work say the are running thing at their job. Lol!
People in the getthos work... It's called the working poor... Some have been fortunate to leave the ghetto... Others have just arrive.
@Hoodratyou see how some of these dumb asses over looked your point. Seems to me she gave her money to the wrong people since they can't see the logic in your comment.On another note the same people that are saying she doesn't have to give anything are the same people bitching when they think she's not. The same ones saying blacks never help each other, and other bullshit. Make up your fucking minds.
ghetto is a mentality and u can't give money to hood folk, sorry but it's true. Howard Stern gave $10,000 to a homeless man as an experiment. The man blew it in about 1 week, buying a damn drum set and all and didn't have a roof over his head. Yep, he was back broke & homeless in a NY minute.
I don't believe Oprah wrote this, she musta got hacked. She is too old to be using textspeak. I don't follow oprah, so that's the reason why I said that.
ghetto is a mentality and u can't give money to hood folk, sorry but it's true.-----------------------------THIS.It's over for niggas once they get money. They will spend (waste) that shit on unnecessary things and be broke and back at square one.
He needs to be on twitter asking Barack Hussein Bary Soetoro Obama that question, not Oprah.
Co-sign @ 10:16. I've NEVER understood how Oprah "owed" anybody anything. What the fuck? And to be honest, I ALWAYS hear grown BLACKS (some) talking about how she "owes the Black community" and how they "don't fuck with Oprah because she caters to Whites." This "You Owe Me" mentality is why so many Blacks are behind. You don't sit on your grown ass waiting to try and reap the benefits of another grown person who has worked hard and sacrificed for their wealth. I hear the same shit about Obama. I guess he didn't give out enough stimulus checks and some Blacks are mad at that. Ridiculous.
ghetto is a mentality and u can't give money to hood folk, sorry but it's true.12:30 Howard Stern is not a sociologist. Many homeless people have serious problems such as mental and psychological issues on top of being homeless. Living in a ghetto and being homeless are not synonymous. A ghetto is a place of extreme socioeconomic disadvantage. Some of us escape, through hard work and good fortune.I cannot imagine what kind of accumulated intelligence and experience, or lack thereof, would cause you to make such an erroneous statement. And I have a pretty good imagination.
Craziness of ungrateful ass ppl. She doesnt have to do shit for.anybody, but the fact that she did is awesome enough. Seeing as how a good solid college education is around $40,000 a yr, times that by at least 4 maybe 5 years, depending on what youre attending college for...and then times that by 500???? Thats al least $100,000,000 million dollars out of her damn pocket that she could have kept to herself. kudos to her, hell, can I get adopted in this bitch!!!
If you look at the big picture, everybody owes somebody something.
lol@ Hoodrat but I do see your point. The "Ghetto" doesn't make up just black people, but all minorities, including some white people.I'm sure who ever tweeted that only assumed Oprah is (still) giving back to South Africans and not doing anything for African Americans. Sure she's not beholden to Black people yaddah yaddah yaddah..... Neither is she to Africans, but I guess it is nice to see her GIVE regardless to who it is to.I think it's important that people need to help themselves before anyone can help them, of they can help others. I mean it is FDR's fault that many Black people are at the bottom of the totem pole (google consequences of the "New Deal") but Black people didn't have to accept it as evidenced by the African American middle class. It's all about taking responsibilities for your own actions.But I'm no fan of Oprah.
black Americans are the scum of the earth!! And boy oh boy did the lovely fair skinned people (Caucasians) GO IN on blacks/black Americans on the NY POST site. And when I say they WENT IN, THEY WENT ALL THE WAY IN! If words could kill the black American race was buried royally on the NY Post thread. Whew.Truth is magnetic!
@12:51 There is no such thing as "African-American middle class" there is, however, a middle class that is black and primarily AFRICAN.
I'm oprah. The people that are always complaining what white people don't do, don't shit themselves. It makes me sad when you show up to a volunteering site and it is more white people than black.
First off I feel as though many of you are confused. Oprah DOES OWE IT TO PEOPLE IT IS CALLED PAYING IT FORWARD. Many wealthy Jews do this. The Helena Rubinstein foundation is behind so many illustrious and thriving endeavors for young children that the foundation can say they single evenhandedly helped bring an entire generation to reach their full potential. When you are blessed with success naturally you would want to bless others. IMO this is a natural effect most exemplified by the Jews who have so many charities and foundations that help many many Jews succeed as a result, this not only leaves a legacy of philanthropy it also is a re-investment into a community of which you belong and which has contributed to establishing yourself. Black Americans do not care about their communities, nor do they care about the next person. In fact I would venture off to say that there is no such thing as "community" among black Americans how can there be when there isn't even an established family base? To have community without an established family is virtually impossible. Oprah being the billionaire that she is does not have to but if she were Jewish should would have to as that is apart of the culture and that is why they are EXTREMELY successful.
^ she would have to as that is apart of the cultural ties.
HoodratA black man was questioning a succesful black woman on what she does for the hood. why wouldnt she think it was about black people? you wanna see the negative side to everything, but if she had said pore whites or latino's then it would have been that she dont like black people and she only gives to other races. so she can't win for loosing with mofos like you!
1:02NO, YOU ARE CONFUSED. the only thing she HAS to do is stay black and die. as old as that saying is it is the truth period! you have nice little points but she can be as ignorant and stingy as she wants. its her money period. unless somebody gotta contract on her that she agreed to, then nobody and make a claim on her furtune and thats that!
@12:55I work in the financial/ banking industry if the black middle class is mostly African then they must keep it in their mattresses. Or you're counting the African tax scammers? I've seen a lot of them hit with liens by the IRS. They aren't middle class after uncle Sam is done.
@1:12 You don't get it you must not be wealthy. I have been there done that and as I said when I was living that life style GIVING CAME TO ME NATURALLY. I would TIP every single person and give at random and I was not a Billionaire. What is someone who doesn't have children and much of an immediate family going to do with all that money? If she doesn't give than I don't have much respect for her. Than again she is a black American so I don't expect much from her (no offense)
@1:17 What is your version of middle class? Middle class is 65k-90k bracket. I guess it all depends where you live and like I said before many of America's middle class are comprised of IMMIGRANTS (ironically) and for the blacks the middle class is mainly African immigrant Professionals in the Business, Medical/Health and Law sectors.
500?? thats it?? isnt she a billionaire?? 500 is nice but......thats it??
1:12your talking about what she has to do and then giving details on the giving game. you dont understand what "have/has to" means? like I have to keep breathing or i will die. Your respect does not come in to play when it comes to her money. being wealthy has nothing to do with it. if her goal was not to look good to the public and hide away a much as possible like a miser then that's exactally what she can do. your opinion or expectations of black americans holds little weight, I can assure you.
@1:02 you can't help people that don't want to be helped.When black people show as much interest in education as they do in reality tv, drugs and killing each other, well then, Oprah and everyone else will help the ghetto people.that is all.
1:28she did it of her own free will, she did not have to do anything. and what do you mean thats it? what number should it be, and for what reason should it be more? to get your approval? GTFOOHWTBS!and how many strangers did you put though college, surely you did it for atleast 4 or 6 right?....Oh!
@1:24If that's the case vast majority of them don't have it on deposits or investments. I work in a middle to upper class area and most of the Africans that frequent are lower working class at best. I've been in the industry 10 years and in different markets. Im not saying there are no Africans that are legitimatly middle to upper class but their number is no where near the number of middle to upper class African Americans.
What has Barack Obama done for the ghetto? That is a more valid question.
@1:33 You addressed the wrong person I am 1:02 not 1:12 and of course my expectations of black Americans holds little weight wouldn't this explain why the "community" is in complete and utter shambles? And it has EVERYTHING to do with wealth. Wealth is the main factor here, because of her wealth she SHOULD pay it forward but being that she is black American it is not likely to happen and if it does it would be very minute. What was the point of her giving thousands of dollars in gifts to her studio audience if most of them comprised of well of people? Clearly she had money to throw away but maybe she also did it to spark interest in her show and if that was the case than she should have kept her money.
@1:38I get your point so why hasn't she SPOKEN OUT ABOUT THIS? Why has Bill Cosby had enough brains and confidence to speak out about that but not Oprah who is more INFLUENTIAL? Perhaps it is because she doesn't care.
Interesting comments. Oprah being vilified for providing educations to hundreds if not thousands of people that are not her own children, but didn't Mike Epps daughter get vilified for wanting her rich daddy to pay for her education. I just don't get it. If you remember correctly most comments on this blog was against him paying for her tuition because she was 18. So your vilified for taking care of other people’s children but not vilified for not taking care of your own children. Interesting.
Serves him right. Oprah has given back many times. Just because you never hear about her doing it, doesn't mean she doesn't do it.
1:42no that was for your 1:21 comment, and you can try to make your point till pigs fly. but the FACT is she "DOES NOT HAVE TO" she does not have to do anything in any community despite what you think. A fact will always out weigh your opinion even if you think its right. she has free will to participate or not.
@cnsyou know black people are generally confused, wishy washy and think highly of themselves. If the word contradiction was ever personified, it would be by black people. The same ones claiming they are independent and don't need a man have five children by three different men being "independent" by waiting on their government check the first of the month.
1:50There is no logic here. its just hate. they are not for any one thing.nothing is really right or wrong. just what ever falls under the hate filled eyes of some of the sorry RWS commentors.
2:03generalize people much? your comments make you sound just as ignorant as the people you think you know about!
but didn't Mike Epps daughter get vilified for wanting her rich daddy to pay for her education. I just don't get it. If you remember correctly most comments on this blog was against him paying for her tuition because she was 18. Epps was angry at his daughter for demanding her college tuition be paid in cash.. in her hand rather than paid directly to the college as Epps wanted to do.
@2:03 that is a good observation. Contraction and lets add Hypocrisy as well. Disclaimer, these words don’t apply to all Black people, just some.
@2:14, I can agree with you regarding how the tuition should have been paid, but if he had of already paid the school directly there would not have been a discussion at all. But if you remember most folks on here claimed she didn’t deserve the financial support from her father because she was 18 years. Most said that they wouldn’t even pay for the own children’s education even if they could afford it. Now that was sad and disturbing.
But if you remember most folks on here claimed she didn’t deserve the financial support from her father because she was 18 years. Most said that they wouldn’t even pay for the own children’s education even if they could afford it. Now that was sad and disturbing. i agree!!
Harpo: I put 500 African American men through college.And u sir?AWALK:I dropped 500 nuts in between 4-5 women making 9 kids with a possibly 10th child on the way.These babymommas and kids will in turn take advantage of government programs entitled to them a monthly stipend,free cable,free cellphone,free housing and city transportation and education programs with the complimentary free day care and breakfast for the kids.I.GIVE.BACK...what about you,Harpo?
@2:03/1 vile, ignorant, hateful comment
@2:48 LOL that about sums it up perfectly!
He is probably da same ol sorry somtin that got babies he ain't do a damn thing fo just buying pampers here and there and say he is doin sompin. Get outta here! Waitin on somebodi else.
Okay, Oprah don't have to donate a damn thing, but it seems to me she's always making a big splash on TV when she does but none of it seems to go to the hood.
@2:25I was here and I don't remember the majority saying they wouldn't pay for their kids education if they had the money. You have to remember that there are a segment of commenters on RWS that are trolls and will say whatever negative to get responses. I do remember people chastising her for trying to set her father up and also saying she was ungrateful because she wasn't willing to accept a direct payment to the college.
It's always amusing when Africans come on here and talk about how THEY are more successful that born and bred Black Americans, here in the United States. First of all, most Africans who are educated don't mix with Black Americans to know anything about us or our Middle and Upper Classes. But secondly and most importantly, I know exactly why they are here. I've been to countries in North, East, and West Africa, and I know for a FACT that many of those Africans, especially from West African countries like Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, La Guinea, Cameroon, etc.....Are trying to get the HELL out of their countries! I understand the history and effects of Colonialism, but why beg, borrow, or steal to run over here to America and then claim how more successful you are then us Black Americans, instead of rebuilding your own countries? I know you all would rather be over here than suffering in your own homelands, but Africa's problems today are really because of it's own Natives. The deep, intense corruption and stealing by government officials has left the infrastructure of many countries in shambles. As a Black American, I am both ashamed of and feel sorry for many Africans. It's so bad in some countries that I completely understand why they are willing to kill themselves trying to leave. But coming over here and promoting the delusion that you all are more successful than us doesn't change the facts. Nor does it solve the problems in your country.
6:56 I hope your comment puts an end to the Africans vs AAs argument! I dont even know how that started!
10:06 maybe you should have asked her to finance you a little higher learning or at least a spell check for you computer...donoughts? Seriously?
yall dickriding oprah hard as hell...like for real. okay yeah we get it-she didn't have to do shit. but since she wanted to bring attention to what she DID do, it's gonna make people question why she didnt do more seeing that she IS a FUCKING BILLIONAIRE...and for people saying she don't own the black community-if it wasn't for the black community supporting her when she first came out (before she got all white-washed) she wouldn't have all that damn money in the first place....just a thought
Cosign @1:02 I hate when people say she/he don't owe nobody nothing smh! What's wrong with helping your community? Black people I tell ya..
9:20PM.... 10:06 maybe you should have asked her to finance you a little higher learning or at least a spell check for you computer...donoughts? Seriously?@9:20 PM For you computer???? But you're coming at me though? Lmao SMH okay. Who gives a flying fuck you know what I meant. Doughnut. You happy now?
Anybody can make a positive contribution to their community. Someone else's volunteer efforts can be just as valuable and precious, or what have ye, as her time and money and others do, can, and will appreciate it.
Oprah has done the best she can within her means and power. Just to school most of the idiots in this thread, i.e ghetto, uneducated hood people, Oprah is worth a billion dollars. That does Not mean she has a billion Cash. The poor woman probably has 200 mil in Cash assets, the rest are property, stocks, bonds, etc..on top of paying her high taxes, paying her employers, paying her bills, paying her parents, aunties, cousins, and pookie, and brother man's bills. Let her live, judge yourself. If you make 10 to 20 an hour, i urge you to give 75% of your income to wanita in the hood, who cant even recite all the letters of the alphabet, let alone reaf, let alone aspire to go to school, yeah you wouldnt have a pot to piss in wasting your harned earned Pesos on ignorant people who were the product of ignorant women who couldnt keep their legs closed to ignorant unworthy men. The problem is Not Oprah, the problem is black women Not breaking the chains of poverty. Stop having kids you that you cant take Care of past the age of two weeks old, then the hoods and ghetto might actually start to disapear.
3:13 AMDamn, I agree with the stop having babies part, but there is a lot more to this!Money circulation plays a big part in this capitalistic society with close to a trillion dollars in circulation at this very moment.This plays a big part in job creation, wages, schooling, food pricing, etc. just about every dollar plays into this natural order.
I have mad respect for "OPRAH" but Ms. O ain't that damn rich and neither is any of these pseudo rich cats that do the bottle popping and so call I got the latest shoe and Prada bag on my arm. NOT by any measure.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkNDPi4kVQc&feature=player_embedded#! this is pissing wealth for your asses. 300 years of wealth. While folks talking wayward shit there are folks that are wealthy generation after generation....justsaying!
This is why MOST people in the African American community don't respect Oprah. It's sickening.She presents herself as some sort of "humanitarian". But her heart seems to only be affected by the pain of Non-African Americans.This is a woman who gives out NEW CARS to people who already can afford plane tickets and time off of work just to come to her show AND she even gave out DIAMOND EARRINGS to people who attended a party she had. RIDICULOUS!NEWS FLASH Oprah-----> Stop chasing the approval of white people. The fact is she has more, can do more and should do more. TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN MUCH IS REQUIRED! God knows, if I had that kind of money the African American community would feel it!There is so much I would do in urban areas and beyond that. And I would not stop there either, I would help people of all races because it is the right thing to do. It would please God and HIS approval is the ONLY one I care about.I have NEVER had respect for Oprah. She is just begging to be accepted. And for what......The ONLY REASON this question offends her because she knows the real answer is that she just doesn't care enough to show it. But to come out and say that would look bad so the next best response is "Well I helped 500 black men...blah blah blah. Oprah=Pathetic. God help her.Oh yeah that's right she doesn't believe in Jesus she is into all that New Age mess. This is why she has stinking-thinking and is delusional. Yup, we definitely need to keep Oprah in our prayers. BTW That school she built in Africa for girls/ mini-me's is something a rich white woman would have done out of PITY not love or concern. These people dog her out every chance they get AFTER she left prime time and launched OWN.Yet she still doesn't get it....Well apparently now she actually has time for Twitter. It's pathetic on so many levels.God help her....