While speaking to students advice at a Beat the Odds summit, Former First Lady, Michelle Obama may have accidentally insulted the Queen. Reportedly, Michelle Obama spoke to 100 university-bound students as part of an annual tradition that began in the White House as part of her Reach Higher initiative. Michelle told the students not to be intimidated by classmates as she drew from her own experiences. She went on to explain "they're not smarter than you" as she referenced meeting world leaders. According to ABC News, Mrs. Obama said: "You always think that somebody else knows more than you do. I've been at probably every powerful table there is to be at.....I have been on boards with some of the top CEOs....I've had dinner with the frickin' Queen! I've been to the summit of world leaders....They're not smarter than you. I've met these people." The statement doesn't sound like a snub, though it could be construed as such. Michelle Obama may have merely mentioned that she met the Queen … [Read more...] about Did Michelle Obama inadvertently insult the Queen?
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WASHINGTON, United States - Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice Friday to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump's attack on four ethnic minority congresswomen, saying "there's a place for all of us." "What truly makes our country great is its diversity... Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there's a place for all of us," Obama tweeted, without mentioning Trump. "We must remember it's not my America or your America. It's our America." Trump has come under intense fire after he attacked four first-term Democratic congresswomen known as the "Squad." In a rare move, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Tuesday rebuked Trump for "racist comments" after he said the four should "go back" to their countries of origin if they are not happy in the United States. But chants of "Send her back!" directed at Somali-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar broke out at Trump's "Make America Great Again" rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday … [Read more...] about ‘It’s our America,’ reminds Michelle Obama
Haitian-American rapper Prakazrel "Pras" Michel, 46, and Low Taek Jho, 37, were accused of conspiracy and other charges in the four-count indictment unsealed on Friday. Low, also known as Jho Low, is a key figure in what is known as the 1MDB scandal, which has rocked Malaysian political and financial circles. The presidential candidate receiving the contributions was not identified in the indictment and was referred to only as "Candidate A." But it has been widely reported and it was clear from the indictment that it was Obama. The indictment alleges that between June and November 2012, Low transferred $21.6 million to Michel "for the purpose of funneling significant sums of money into the United States presidential election." Michel allegedly paid about $865,000 to about 20 "straw donors" so they could make donations in their names to a presidential joint fundraising committee. More than $1 million was allegedly funneled to an independent committee also involved in the … [Read more...] about Fugees founder, Malaysian financier indicted for Obama donations
WASHINGTON: Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho – also known as Jho Low – and a founding member of hip-hop group Fugees have been indicted for making illegal contributions to US president Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Jho Low, 37, and Haitian-American rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel, 46, were accused of conspiracy and other charges in the four-count indictment unsealed on Friday. The presidential candidate receiving the contributions was not identified in the indictment and was referred to only as “Candidate A”. But it has been widely reported and it was clear from the indictment that it was Obama. The indictment alleges that between June and November 2012, Low transferred US$21.6 million (RM89 million) to Michel “for the purpose of funneling significant sums of money into the United States presidential election”. Michel allegedly paid about US$865,000 (RM3.6 billion) to about 20 “straw donors” so they could make … [Read more...] about Jho Low and rapper indicted for Obama donations
LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan will show their baby son off to the world on Wednesday amid fevered suspense for British royal watchers desperate for a glimpse. A visibly relieved Harry, 34, announced on Monday the arrival of the couple’s firstborn, who will be seventh in the line to the British throne. The mother and proud father, who said his son was “absolutely to-die-for”, will release a photograph of their new arrival later Wednesday. The couple announced the birth of the seven-pound, three-ounce (3.26kg) baby – “It’s a BOY!” – to their 6.5 million followers on Instagram. Prince Charles, on a visit to Germany on Tuesday, said he was “obviously delighted” and “impatient” to see his fourth grandchild. The heir to the British throne, speaking in German, said he would see the baby “in the coming days when things are calmer”. Crowds gathered outside Windsor Castle, west of London, … [Read more...] about World awaits first glimpse of Meghan’s royal baby