Oprah Winfrey is not holding her piece on the racial injustice currently turning over this country. Winfrey says there is a "time" for everything and it is always a reflection of the people of that time.
At the New York premiere of Selma Oprah opened up about the current situations:
"Even if we didn’t know about a Ferguson, or an Eric Garner or a Michael Brown … they were going on. The fact that they may have now become newsworthy or made national or international news doesn’t mean there haven’t been nameless Michael Browns or Eric Garners before.”
Oprah hopes her new film Selma, inspired by Martin Luther King, will help guide those fighting today:
“Life is always there to teach, enlighten, and open you up to the greater possibilities of what can be done … if you’re willing to be awake and see it. What’s exciting to me is that people are awake. If it took Eric Garner and it took Michael Brown and other instances to do than, then … that’s where we are in our evolvement as human beings.”
The Golden Globe Nominated film, Selma, hits theaters Christmas Day. It tells the story of a 3-month struggle to secure voting rights for blacks in America that lead to the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Selma was directed by Ava DuVernay and features David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, and Oprah Winfrey.
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