On May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland area home and called 911, saying: "Help me, I'm Amanda Berry.... I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for 10 years." A horrifying story rapidly unfolded. Ariel Castro, a local school bus driver, had separately lured Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight to his home, where he kept them chained in the basement. In the decade that followed, the three were raped, psychologically abused, and threatened with death.
"A moving read."
We Rise: Speeches by Inspirational Black Women, is a rare compilation of memorable speeches delivered by celebrated African-American women from both the past and present. Spanning decades and elucidating the fight for equality, it not only captures important pieces of black history, but reveals the struggle from a female perspective. The live recordings in this captivating collection are preceded by a short biography to introduce each speaker.
"A disappointment and a disservice"
Melania Trump promised to work against cyberbullying and for a more civil society as first lady in a speech here Thursday, saying “our culture has gotten too mean and too rough” - sounding nothing at all like her husband, whose history of insults and name-calling is a central part of his candidacy for president.
About 100 foreign diplomats, from Brazil to Turkey, gathered at the Trump International Hotel this week to sip Trump-branded champagne, dine on sliders and hear a sales pitch about the U.S. president-elect’s newest hotel.
Melania Trump, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and an immigrant from Slovenia, was paid for 10 modeling jobs in 1996 before she received legal authorization to work in the United States, the Associated Press reported Friday night.
In 1980, in one of his first big TV interviews, Donald Trump was asked whether television was ruining politics. “It’s hurt the process very much,” Trump told NBC’s Rona Barrett. “Abraham Lincoln would probably not be electable today because of television. He was not a handsome man, and he did not smile at all. He would not be considered to be a prime candidate for the presidency — and that’s a shame, isn’t it?”
CARY, N.C. — Donald Trump so captured Ron Townley’s attention as “an outsider ready to tear down the system,” just the one who might break the Washington logjam, the doer to build new airports and highways, that he was considering voting for him. But Trump’s response Monday night when Hillary Clinton accused him of not paying a cent of federal tax left Townley appalled.
"Who Does Donald Trump Listen To? Other Trumps" is from the June 23, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mary Jordan and Jose A. DelReal and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
"From Playboy to President? Trump's past Crude Sex Talk Collides with His White House Bid" is from the May 10, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mary Jordan and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Mexico's Top Diplomat Calls Trump's Policies 'Ignorant and Racist'" is from the Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"Marco Rubio’s Cold War " is from the Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mary Jordan and narrated by Sam Scholl.