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Oprah Winfrey has officially ended her talk show after 25 years. In her final hour on-air, she chose not to be flanked by celebrity friends and former guests, but to solely reiterate the same messages she’s been preaching for the last quarter-century.

There are plenty of people, self-empowerment exercises and catchphrases we would have never known had it not been for Oprah, but here are the Top 5 we thank her most for.

THE “AH-HA MOMENT”

It’s one of those things that has become so popular that it’s entered the national lexicon. An “a-ha moment” is that instance of clarity that people arrive at when they see a situation from all sides for the first time. It is a phrase that has become as associated with Winfrey as “Dy-no-mite” was once associated with J.J. on “Good Times.” Winfrey’s fan base embraced the term as they learned things on her show that allowed them to see a situation from a new perspective, and hopefully end their suffering or be able to forgive. While many of the principles “The Oprah Winfrey Show” held dear – forgiveness, service, validating others and treating them with kindness – are nothing new, the medium of television allowed them to become widespread in a way that transcended religious differences, racial backgrounds, socio-economic status and any of the usual things that divide people. Through allowing people to see themselves more clearly, Winfrey became a symbol of the myriad ways in which people can change themselves and their lives. Read the rest at Black America Web!

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