With a mega-watt smile and eyelashes to die for, one would never assume 17-year-old Michaela DePrince narrowly escaped a harsher life. Continue reading
Leroy Edward Eley, Sr., a loving and devoted father, grandfather, son, brother, friend, and Military Instructor Pilot was born May 27, 1927 in Harlem, NY and transitioned from this earth into the arms of his heavenly Father, on August 30, 2012. Continue reading
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From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes bitter enemies, forging agreement on divisive issues, and compiling a remarkable record of achievement. Continue reading
Americans have been watching protests against oppressive regimes that concentrate massive wealth in the hands of an elite few. Yet in our own democracy, 1 percent of the people take nearly a quarter of the nation’s income—an inequality even the wealthy will come to regret. Continue reading
It looks like George W. Bush and Kanye West have buried the hatchet—at least for now. Continue reading
Former Secretary of State and Harlem native Colin Powell has clarified his recent remarks on immigration policy, saying he does not hire illegal immigrants to do repairs on his home. The onetime secretary of state for George W. Bush waded into one of the most contentious culture-war issues of 2010 during an appearance Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” — the latest in a series of dissensions from conservative orthodoxy that have prompted some of his former GOP colleagues to question his party allegiance. Continue reading
All politicians are prone to make slips of the tongue in the heat of the moment – and President George W Bush has made more than most.
The word “Bushism” has been coined to label his occasional verbal lapses during eight years in office, which come to an end on 20 January.
Here are some of his most memorable pronouncements.
“They misunderestimated me.”
Bentonville, Arkansas, 6 November, 2000
“There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says, fool me once, shame on… shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.”
Nashville, Tennessee, 17 September, 2002
“There’s no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead.”
Washington DC, 11 May, 2001
“I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today. He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me.”
Nashville, Tennessee, 27 May, 2004 Continue reading
Since Norma Jean Darden has opened up shop, she has cooked for every mayor at Gracie Mansion (with the exception of struggling presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani), as well as several ex-presidents. When George W. Bush was running for Texas governor, his former roommate even hosted a fundraiser at Miss Mamie’s. Continue reading
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