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What many people know about Maya Angelou stems from her high-profile life as an intellectual, poet, memoirist and activist. For those less familiar with her life, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” should serve as a bracing introduction, and as an inducement to dive into her prose, poetry and speeches. The experiences that went into the... Read more »
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What many people know about Maya Angelou stems from her high-profile life as an intellectual, poet, memoirist and activist. For those less familiar with her life, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” should serve as a bracing introduction, and as an inducement to dive into her prose, poetry and speeches. The experiences that went into the... Read more »
TIME - Top Stories
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Odds and critical adoration favor Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress for her turn in Fences at this Sunday's Academy Awards . If she wins, Davis, who has won numerous accolades for her acting work, will have another moment behind the podium, where she has been known to give acceptance speeches with raw, emotional qualities, often drawing on her experience as a woman of color. I n 2015, she made history when she became the first black woman to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in How to Get Away with Murder . Her speech went viral , with quotes like The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity, becoming a rallying cry. Check out some of her most inspiring acceptance speeches above.
Washingtons Blog
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Bernie Sanders and revealed the contents of Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street banks as well as pay-to-play aspects of the Clinton Foundation, information that Clinton wanted to keep from the voters. But no one thought the emails were a major factor in the Clinton-Trump race; indeed, Clinton blamed her stunning defeat on FBI Director James Comey’s last-minute decision to reopen and then re-close his investigation into security concerns about her use of a private email server as Secretary of State. But the script on how Clinton lost was flipped during the Trump transition as President Obama’s intelligence agencies floated the Russia-hacked-the-election scenario although presenting no public evidence to support the claims. WikiLeaks representatives also denied getting the material from Russia , suggesting instead that it was leaked by two different American insiders .
The Event Chronicle
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Why would Trump select someone who clearly has ties to the elite, hedge funds, and Goldman Sachs, all of which he claims to oppose? Why Steven Mnuchin Is a Strange Choice for Trump After graduating from Yale University, Steven Mnuchin began his business career at Salomon Brothers in the early 1980s and then started working for Goldman Sachs in 1985. Prior to the election, Trump had criticized his Republican competitor Ted Cruz for his connections to Wall Street and because his wife had worked for Goldman Sachs. Trump went so far as to call out both Cruz and Hillary Clinton for their connections to Wall Street in one debate, stating that the guys at Goldman Sachs have “total control” over them. And he wasnt lying; Hillary was scrutinized for her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs, which you can read about here . Interestingly enough, Hillary considered a high-ranking Goldman Sachs banker, Gary Gensler, for the position of Treasury Secretary, the same position Trump selected Mnuchin for.
TIME - Top Stories
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It's Oscars time again, and this year, Hollywood will not only be celebrating Hollywood, it will be celebrating a movie that celebrates Hollywood (that would be La La Land , of the 14 nominations). And while we don't know who will win at the 89th Academy Awards, we can predict with some degree of confidence that there will be political speeches ( see: Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes) , there will be Jimmy Kimmel/Matt Damon gags and records will be broken. Here's everything you need to know before tuning in on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Whos hosting? Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony for the first time, taking on the duty performed in recent years by Chris Rock, Neil Patrick Harris and Ellen DeGeneres. His attitude toward the whole affair so far has been characteristically nonchalanthe joked on his show that the producers selected him for his physical proximity to the Dolby Theatre and revealed that he was only being paid a measly $15,000 for the gig.
Fast Company
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These stars couldn't help using the stage to speak out.
ITV
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Merrill maybe. --Meryl. She might get up and make a speech. If she wins she will. It will be surreal however I sit next to. The Oscars is the great awards ceremony. Best of luck. I hope you bring back some British glory. Piers Has an issue about people making speeches against Trump at these events. Would you make a political speech? No. To be honest, I think it is eloquent just to have the mother there.
Informed Comment
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Plymouth Herald
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Protesters gathered in Plymouth to condemn Donald Trump as a wealth appropriator and a racist as they staged a demonstration against a planned presidential state visit.The crowd of more than 50 demonstrators heard speeches on immigration, that immigrants do not take from the country but give to the country and that the people of Plymouth would not put up with the xenophobia which they said Mr Trump espouses.The rally was held at the...
BBC News 24
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Joe Johnson came in and stood below the bar, they are interested in what is going on in the Lords. It is come. The amendments are matters I care about, about the people who are resident here, foreigners who are resident here, they should be given the right to stay. There were very good speeches about the anxiety surrounding the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland prop. Those speeches were very moving, very well informed, not hysterical, but made a point of how serious it through the Commons unaltered and not amended.
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How many subordinate legislation pieces would we be faced with in the national assembly for Wales to deal with that? I am out of time. But so soon maybe this government it doesn't understand the issues I have been explaining. Just put the record, I have not been here all day but I've heard the first dozen speeches from this side, there are only two speeches one can make on this debate, either we accept the decision of the people and let this bill passed all research is due to our judgment for that of the electorate and the Commons.
Plymouth Herald
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Protesters gathered in Plymouth to condemn Donald Trump as a wealth appropriator and a racist as they staged a demonstration against a planned presidential state visit.The crowd of more than 50 demonstrators heard speeches on immigration, that immigrants do not take from the country but give to the country and that the people of Plymouth would not put up with the xenophobia which they said Mr Trump espouses.The rally was held at the...
BBC Parliament
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And I think there is no surprise that the Prime Minister has a substantial amount of the country behind her. We also all know this is a short, very simple bill which is about enabling the Prime Minister to give the EU commission notice on our intention to quit. I ask myself therefore, why is it that they have been so many speeches, so many speeches to come, in both houses and what I think is this.
BBC Parliament
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My lords it is a pleasure to follow Baroness Wheatcroft with whom I agree on many points. Making speeches is what we do but this is certainly one speech I never wanted to have to make. Not because I am still angry and upset because we have decided to leave the European Union and not because I am a bad loser as my leave friends might suggest.
The Guardian - Sport
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After Tymal Mills went for £1.4m in the latest Indian Premier League auction, what price would Ian Botham or Denis Compton in their pomp have reached? On Tuesday night every cricketer who has played for England has been invited to a dinner at Lord’s by the bountiful Andrew Strauss. It is an excellent idea, eagerly anticipated, and hopefully there will not be too many long speeches because when old cricketers get together there is much to discuss around the table. Firstly, of course, the past, or some legendary version of it, must be revisited and then the vagaries of the present have to be set to rights. Related: Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills attract millions at IPL auction – as it happened Continue reading...
The Guardian - Sport
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After Tymal Mills went for £1.4m in the latest Indian Premier League auction, what price would Ian Botham or Denis Compton in their pomp have reached? On Tuesday night every cricketer who has played for England has been invited to a dinner at Lord’s by the bountiful Andrew Strauss. It is an excellent idea, eagerly anticipated, and hopefully there will not be too many long speeches because when old cricketers get together there is much to discuss around the table. Firstly, of course, the past, or some legendary version of it, must be revisited and then the vagaries of the present have to be set to rights. Related: Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills attract millions at IPL auction – as it happened Continue reading...
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There are about 6000, 7000 people here. Very Khan, very peaceful. They have been treated to speeches from a collection of radical left and left-leaning leaders. Diane Abbott, the Shadow Home Secretary, saying that a state visit is typically something that should be accorded to a politician of particular high stature, like Nelson Mandela, for example.
BBC News 24
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We expect more speeches and more singing for the next few hours or so. I should say, there have been other protests in London and other British towns and cities since it was announced that there will be a state visit, but to return to your first point, Christian, it seems that there is little the people here can do to stop President Trump enjoying a state visit in London later in the year. OK, Nick, for the moment, thank you very much.
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Sky News
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It's not actually a motion calling for the visit to be asked. Nevertheless, some passionate speeches on both sides by supporters and opponents of Donald Trump. Thank you. Some 20,000 people are expected to gather for a rally in central London.