Michelle Obama, the first black first lady in American history, gave a profound 15-minute address to the Democratic National Convention that drew cheers, left some delegates openly weeping and went a long way to uniting and firing up the party for November’s presidential election.
Former president Bill Clinton was also in the audience on Monday – caught on camera mouthing the word “wow” as Michelle Obama delivered one of the most passionate speeches of election year. On Twitter, President Barack Obamawrote: “Incredible speech by an incredible woman.”
She made reference to a speech made byHillary Clinton when she conceded defeat to Barack Obama in 2008, saying:
“We weren’t able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time” after a bruising primary campaign. Clinton “has the grace and the guts to keep coming back and put cracks in that highest and hardest glass ceiling until she finally breaks through, lifting all of us with her, that is the story of this country. The story that has brought me to this stage tonight.” “The story of generations of people who have felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation but who kept on striving and doing what needed to be done so that today I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves and I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.”
Her voice cracking with emotion, she continued:
“And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters, and all our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”
Veteran civil rights activists John Lewisand Jesse Jackson were present. Some delegates could be seen wiping away tears.
“So don’t let anyone ever tell you this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again because this right now is the greatest country on earth,” she said.
She went on to say:
“And as my daughters prepare to set out into the world, I want a leader who is worthy of that truth, a leader who is worthy of my girls’ promise and all our kids’ promise. A leader who will be guided every day by the love and hope and impossibly big dreams that we all have for our children.”
After a rocky start to the convention, with supporters of Bernie Sanders rebelling over leaked emails, she also urged Democrats to get to work and recapture the spirit of the past two elections when she was such a force for her husband.
“So in this election we cannot sit back and hope that everything works out for the best. We cannot afford to be tired or frustrated or cynical. No, hear me: between now and November, we need to do what we did eight years ago and four years ago.”
I want a leader who is worthy of my girls’ promise and all our kids’ promise.
Michelle Obama said of her and Barack’s advice to her daughters: ‘When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level.’
She spoke of the young black boy who looked up at the president and asked:
“Is my hair like yours? And make no mistake about it, this November when we go to the polls, that is what we’re deciding. Not Democrat or Republican, not left or right, no – this election and every election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.”
The one person she trusts, she said, is Hillary Clinton.
“What I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. She never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life. And when I think about the kind of president I want for my girls and all our children, that’s what I want.
“I want someone with the proven strength to persevere. Someone who knows this job and takes it seriously. Someone who understands that the issues a president faces are not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters.”
“Because when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military in your command, you can’t make snap decisions. You can’t have a thin skin or tendency to lash out. You need to be steady and measured and well informed.”
Note: A&E means Accident & Emergency (A department in a hospital)
Yes, that’s right, s*x can land you in A&E.
As one couple in Italy recently found out, you practically take your lives in your hands when you do the nasty.
The pair had been at it in the ocean and became stuck together due to suction, meaning they had to be taken to hospital to separate them.
But frankly they got off lightly.
There’s a lot worse that could happen to you while you’re at it. Like any one of these –
1. You snap your ‘bango string’
Aka your frenulum – the piece of skin linking the foreskin to the penis.
It’s probably your own fault for getting carried away while she attempts reverse cowgirl on the beach (a University of Maryland study found these kinds of injury are linked to ‘unconventional locations’).
It probably looks worse than it is but for God’s sake go to the hospital.
2. You bleed after s*x
Ladies, we’ve all been there.
Your period isn’t due for another 10 days but you get spotting after / the next day.
If he’s frankly too big and you got a bit enthusiastic it can cause vaginal tear
Don’t worry, they’ll heal up on their own. Go slower next time and use lube.
That said, if there’s a lot of blood or this happens often, go to your GP as this can, in rare instances, be a sign of cervical cancer.
3. You get something stuck
Ok, so you and your partner have been getting weird with a sex toy / food / some conveniently-shaped piece of kitchenware.
Then it gets lost/stuck.
The more you stress the worse it will be, not helped by the fact that, if we’re talking ass, the sphincter can become tightened and the colon can create a suction effect.
Have a warm bath, try to get it out with lube, if that doesn’t work go to A&E.
Then, if it was a really weird object you got stuck, tell us about it, obviously.
4. You accidentally dislocate someone’s arm
What? This can happen.
5. You accidentally elbow him in the face
What? This can also happen.
6. You have abdominal pains…
Because you’ve been using a potato as contraception.
Condoms, kids, condoms.
7. You go the full Suarez
Biting and sex can be fun. But not if you get carried away… to A&E.
era Ewura Obeng, Ghanaian professional photographer from Ghana ditched heels on her big day for a custom-made red desert boots sneaker.
“After being a wedding photographer(VeraObengphotography) for 6 years its only fair that I learn not to repeat what Brides go through over and over again.
“For me, What is the point in wearing heels to church and remove it during reception? I just don’t get it. If you want heels wear it throughout the event. I wore mine for 9 hours. I see Brides complaining about the heels all the time. It even doesn’t make my photos nice. My “comboo” as some are calling it is actually custom made “HORESEMAN HOOVES”.
“We all copy and paste including me. Our problem is we do it without reading through what we have copied”
“For those saying I am manifest? sister, “eeeiiii ghanafo kasa” I’ve only seen him once. It was from a distance in a hotel I went to work in. It would be nice to have him as a big brother though. Never heard any of his songs except the recent one to sarkodie?. And I can say I don’t understand a thing. Call me “kolo”. ‘ I like it like that’
“Again for those suggesting my husband should have been in something similar, thanks a lot for your suggestion. The idea was not to “combine powers like captain planet”. He is an academician and I am an artist. We can only adjust but not to change who we are. He loves me and I do love him also. No need to change. “love you Festus Attah Isoah Iso
“And for my dress, I just don’t get the bit where I spend thousands of Mahama cedis on a dress I can’t wear again.. “I just can’t think far”. Invite me to your baby christening and I will gladly come in it.
“For me this was my dream wedding, if you choose to wear a heel as tall as me, at the end of the day, it’s all about our choices.
“Note that I don’t have anything against wearing of heels and gowns. (you look like Disney princesses)
“To all those who made Wednesday 13th July a Special day for my husband and I, thank you. You have no Idea what it means to us. For those who “run” away to come, I hope your bosses didnBetty Aidoo”
We shared how media personality, few moments ago, shared a photo that has in no time, broken Nigerian Internet – the photo shows the vlogger bearing her nips in a translucent top.
Well, some fans are not really ddiggingToke Makiwa‘s daring move as they have come for her via the comment section of her photo – it’s for sure that she’d have saw this coming though.
The very handsome looking Mr India is pronounced as the world’s most desirable man after he beat out 46 finalists for the title.
Indian actor and model, Rohit Khandelwal, emerged as the winner for the Mr World 2016 male beauty pageant in Southport, in the UK on Tuesday night.
Speaking on his victory, Mr Khandelwalsaid:
‘I feel so privileged and humbled to be Mr World 2016…. It has been an amazing journey to this point, and I cannot wait to see what happens next.’