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She starts with 'Thanks, but...' and then goes on to say words that just lit me right up.

Some funny and moving talk from a woman whose TV shows may be changing American culture from now on.

Shonda Rhimes pretty much owns Thursday night network TV.

Who's ever dominated a whole night on the tube like this, with "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," and "How to Get Away with Murder"? Forget about that person being a woman or black.

It's no great surprise that Hollywood's recognizing the way she's shattered their glass ceiling with awards like this one, but...


Rhimes has a problem with getting this award.

She doesn't want an award just for being a successful black woman in Hollywood.

She's thinking her success is really about something big and new.

"This moment right here — me standing up here all brown with boobs and my Thursday night of network television full of women of color, competitive women, strong women, women who own their bodies, women whose lives revolve around their work instead of their men, women who are big dogs — that could only be happening right now."

The glass ceiling she's being praised for smashing? She says it was ready to go by the time she got there.

Rhimes wants to talk about the cuts and bruises of the countless other women who crashed into it before her.

It's a great speech.

You can watch a video of it here.

This is a great one to share with anyone who enjoys a good laugh and likes to cheer.

It is safe to say that the wise words of Muhammad Ali stands the test of time. Widely considered to be the greatest heavyweight boxer the world has ever seen, the legacy of Ali extends far beyond his pugilistic endeavors. Throughout his career, he spoke out about racial issues and injustices. The brash Mohammed Ali (or who we once knew as Cassius Clay) was always on point with his charismatic rhetoric— despite being considered arrogant at times. Even so, he had a perspective that was difficult to argue with.

As a massive boxing fan—and a huge Ali fan—I have never seen him more calm and to the point then in this recently posted BBC video from 1971. Although Ali died in 2016, at 74 years old, his courage inside and outside the ring is legendary. In this excerpt, Ali explained to Michael Parkinson about how he used to ask his mother about white representation. Even though the interview is nearly 50 years old, it shows exactly how far we need to come as a country on the issues of racial inclusion and equality.


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