Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Accept The NAACP Presidential Award: ‘Deeply Humbled’

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Accept The NAACP Presidential Award: ‘Deeply Humbled’

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The royal couple looked the part of guests of honor at the NAACP Awards on Sunday, where they accepted the Presidential Award with a moving joint speech.

This year’s NAACP Image Awards are officially a royal affair! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were honored at the event with the Presidential Award, bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. The duo, who called the award a “true honor” and said they were “proud” to support the NAACP in a statement. They accepted the award with a joint speach on Saturday, Feb. 26.

To accept the award, Meghan chose a sparkling one-shoulder gown and continued the mermaid aesthetic with long, romantic waves. Harry looked dapper as always in a black tuxedo and trimmed beard. The couple was gracious and thoughtful onstage, emphasizing how they were “deeply humbled” and how much it meant to be highlighted while surrounded by such “illustrious nominees.”

In their joint speech, Meghan emphasized how the “inspiring” legacy of the award can be furthered today by instilling additional voter protections. Harry took a moment onstage to acknowledge the people of Ukraine, sharing that they “urgently need our continued support as a global community.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were recently honored with the NAACP Image Awards’ Presidential Award. (Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock)


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Meghan also recalled how she and Harry founded the Archewell foundation in the months after George Floyd was senselessly killed by Officer Derek Chauvin. after Derek held his knee on George’s neck for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds. Meghan explained how that violent act evoked “centuries of unhealed wounds,” and shared: “In the months that followed, as my husband and I spoke with the civil rights community, we committed ourselves and our organization, Archewell, to illuminating those who are advancing racial justice and progress.”

In receiving the Presidential Award, Harry and Meghan join such esteemed company as The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Condoleeza Rice, and Colin Powell. NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson shared in a statement: “We’re thrilled to present this award to Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who together have heeded the call to social justice and have joined the struggle for equity both in the US and around the world.”

It’s been a busy few weeks for Harry and Meghan, as their prominent position on the world stage has them facing a wide variety of new challenges. From making a powerful statement on the Ukraine crisis to speaking out about COVID-19 misinformation on Spotify, Harry and Meghan have always been vocal about the issues that matter to them, especially when it comes to protecting children Archie, 2, and Lilibet, 6 months.

Further explaining their selection, Derrick also emphasized Harry & Meghan’s partnership with the organization through their Archewell foundation, which recently established an NAACP-Archewell Digital Image Award honoring change makers in the tech and civil rights space. Derrick emphasized how the award will “inspire the next generation of activists,” like inaugural recipient Dr. Safiya Noble, an internet studies scholar at UCLA who co-founded the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2).

Bill & Hillary Clinton Are Proud Parents Greeting Daughter Chelsea At NYC Marathon Finish Line

Bill & Hillary Clinton Are Proud Parents Greeting Daughter Chelsea At NYC Marathon Finish Line

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Bill and Hillary Clinton showed up to the NYC Marathon to congratulate their daughter Chelsea, who finished the race, and pose for epic pics, less than a month after Bill was released from a hospital.

Bill Clinton, 75, and Hillary Clinton, 74, were all smiles when they cheered on their daughter Chelsea Clinton, 41, at the 2021 New York City Marathon on Sunday. The former president and first lady happily posed for pics with their only child at the Central Park finish line after she finished the race and it looked like quite an emotional moment! A tired but thrilled looking Chelsea wore a bright green tee and baseball cap and held flowers in her hand as she leaned in toward her mom, who was wearing an olive green jacket, as a blue jacket was placed over her shoulders.

Bill and Hillary Clinton support their daughter Chelsea at the NYC marathon. (Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock)

Bill stood on the other side of her while wearing a plaid button-down shirt under a dark blue jacket. He also had a black face mask brought down to rest on his neck as he posed for the photos. The event took place on the marathon’s 50th anniversary and was the first marathon to happen in person since the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to pics taken by photographers. Chelsea took to her Twitter to share a pic that showed her posing with her parents and more and looking just as happy as in the other snapshots. “Running the @nycmarathon has been a longtime goal. It was an honor to run with Team @CityHarvest, an organization I’ve been proud to support for many years. If you are able, hope you will join me in supporting their vital work to feed New Yorkers, she wrote in the caption while also adding the City Harvest website.


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Running the @nycmarathon has been a longtime goal. It was an honor to run with Team @CityHarvest, an organization I’ve been proud to support for many years. If you are able, hope you will join me in supporting their vital work to feed New Yorkers: https://t.co/Z4NPlqyCOK pic.twitter.com/7piJI4dHcV

— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) November 7, 2021

Bill’s visit to the NYC marathon was his first public appearance since spending time at a hospital for a sepsis infection last month. He was last seen leaving the facility with Hillary on Oct. 17 and didn’t attend former Secretary of State Colin Powell‘s funeral on Nov. 5 due to still recovering from the infection.

“His fever and white blood cell count are normalized and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics,” Bill’s spokesman Angel Ureña tweeted upon his discharge. “On behalf of everyone at UC Irvine Medical Center, we were honored to have treated him and will continue to monitor his progress.”

Bill Clinton Skips Colin Powell’s Funeral With Illness Three Weeks After Hospital Release

Bill Clinton Skips Colin Powell’s Funeral With Illness Three Weeks After Hospital Release

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Former President Bill Clinton didn’t attend the former secretary of state’s funeral ceremony, as he’s still recovering from a sepsis infection.

Plenty of national leaders and officials gathered to say goodbye to former Secretary of State Colin Powell during his funeral on Friday November 5. The former general died on October 18 at age 84, after complications with COVID-19, as well as other medical issues. His funeral was attended by former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bushwhom Powell served as state secretary under, as well as President Joe Biden. Due to his ongoing recovery from a sepsis infection, former President Bill Clinton was one of three living presidents who did not attend the ceremony, via USA Today.

Former President Bill Clinton skipped Colin Powell’s funeral, as he recovers from an infection. (Shutterstock)

Clinton was hospitalized at facility in Irvine, California on October 14 for an infection. He was released a few days later and was seen leaving the hospital with his wife, former First Lady Hillary ClintonThe former first lady and 2016 presidential candidate did attend the funeral service. Shortly after the news of Powell’s death came out, Clinton tweeted a short remembrance of him. “Colin Powell was a courageous soldier, a skilled commander, a dedicated diplomat, and a good and decent man. My condolences to Alma, the entire Powell family, and all the people whose lives he touched through his service and example,” he wrote.

Besides Clinton, former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump also skipped the funeral service. Carter turned 97-years-old in October. Shortly after Powell’s death, Carter released a statement calling him “a true patriot and public servant.” Trump had criticized Powell, specifically his handling of the Iraq war, in a statement after the former state secretary’s death.


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Bush, Obama, and Biden sat with their wives in the first pew with their wives Laura, Michelleand Jill, respectively, as did Powell’s wife of 60-years Alma. Two of the officials who delivered eulogies for Powell were Secretary of State under Clinton Madeleine Albright, whom Powell succeeded, and Richard Armitage, who had been deputy secretary of state during the Bush administration. Powell’s son Michael gave an incredibly powerful eulogy for his father. “As he said in his autobiography, his journey was an American journey. Colin Powell was a great lion with a big heart. We will miss him terribly,” he said to conclude his speech.

 

Wintertime – All The Time 2 letras

[Intro]

[Verse]
Wintertime all the time ooh, look at the way that I move
Disrespectful and I’m rude, I had cocaine in the school
Winter one hell of a kid, smokin’ gas, juggin’ mids
What you doin’ I done did, slick talkin’ since a jit
I know that this what they want
Run up some money I’m gone
I’m the truth like Ron, sippin’ lean the same one
I taught myself to finesse, I taught myself how to jugg
Bein’ broke was no fun, scope 12 and I run
Diamonds on me like minerals
Keep when I open for it’s wintercoat
Wintertime I keep shit original, you niggas look and sound identical
I don’t wanna do no interviews, I just wanna run up decimals
I been sayin’ what I was finna do, I’m Buzz Lightyears ahead of you
Now I gotta shine on ’em, winter bitch it ain’t no autumn
I got yoga fire, no Dhalsim
Brucey told me get ’em so I got ’em
I ain’t slippin’, I ain’t fallin’
I’m the champ Seth Rollins, D Russel how I’m ballin’
The NBA keep callin’
Stay ten toes down, you wouldn’t last in my shoes though
I’m a dog, no Cujo, your girl call me Papi Chulo
I don’t even like to rap, almost went back to the trap
My brother told me not to risk it, I thought about it and I listened
Started singin’ for the bitches ’cause I don’t fuck with none of these niggas
I don’t really make no friendships, stay to myself and I kick shit
Word around town Wintertime the new Bobby Brown
And I’m pullin’ up from way downtown, think I’m Like Mike Lil’ Bow Wow
And you never catch me divin’ in the crowd
Fuck rollin’ loud, I was rollin’ loud
Wintertime the general, no Colin Powell
And for all the real ones I’ma hold it down
Posted up smokin’ up the pound, them hoes hated now they on me now
Run a bag like I’m Ronnie Brown
Wintertime the GOAT boy wipe me down, ya dig
[Outro]
Wintertime all the time ooh, yeah
Wintertime all the time ooh, swag
Wintertime all the time ooh, ok
Wintertime all the time ooh, aight
Wintertime all the time ooh, I am