Former first lady Michelle Obama sat down with TODAY to announce the launch of the Global Girls Alliance. The initiative focuses on the importance of education for young girls, “The stats show that when you educate a girl, you educate a family, a community, a country,” she said on the show.
Mrs. Obama says, “there are 98 million adolescent girls that are not in school,” and that doesn’t make sense. She says that girls and women are the” backbone” of their families and communities, so to tackle big world issues like “global warming,” or “maternal mortality,” we have to educate our girls.[ione_media_gallery id=”30612″ overlay=”true”]
Montel Williams is finally opening up about the details surrounding his hospitalization earlier this year.
Williams tells The Blast he spent 21 days in the hospital, nine of those days in Intensive Care Unit, after suffering a rare stroke following a workout in New York City.
“I had what they call a hemorrhagic stroke,” Williams says.
According to the American Stroke Association, only 13 percent of all strokes are categorized as hemorrhagic but they are responsible for about 40 percent of all stroke deaths.
Williams tells The Blast that he, “almost died” and feels, “lucky to be alive.”
On May 30, Williams was working out at a hotel gym in New York City. While doing dumbbell squats he heard a “loud pop” on his left side, The Blast reports.
“I looked up and everything turned into kaleidoscope ,” Williams tells The Blast. “I knew something was majorly wrong, so I forced myself to get to my room on the 14th floor and called my wife. I told her that I may be having a stroke, so please call 911. She did the rest.”
Now Williams says he is almost fully recovered. He is still on some medication but is slowly being weaned off of it. He is reportedly eating well and feeling great!
He says the incident was “a wake-up call to go 100 percent, instead of the 300 percent I was working at.”[ione_media_gallery id=”303122″ overlay=”true”]
Activist Shaun King posted a photo of several inmates in South Arkansas who were allegedly forced to wear Nike shirts because of Colin Kaepernick headlining Nike’s 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign. King wrote on Twitter, “The Sheriff in Union County, Arkansas is putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest and making them wear them during mugshots. Source says it is to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick. Disgusting.”
See the disturbing image below:
Union County Sheriff Ricky Roberts, who was accused of putting the inmates in the shirts, was contacted by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette several times but could not be reached. However, the outlet also reports, “About 9 p.m. Wednesday, less than an hour after King posted the allegation to social media, the Union County sheriff’s office removed all photos of inmates from the jail’s online roster.”
There were reportedly at least 11 of 182 inmates wearing a shirt with a Nike logo.
This is clearly an agenda-pushing, abuse of power. Union County Sheriff Roberts should be reprimanded, but when an officer can shoot and kill a 12-year-old and still be rehired as a police officer, clearly this sheriff will not be punished.
In case you missed it, Nike’s ad featuring Kaepernick dropped on September 3. Gino Fisanotti, Nike’s vice president of brand for North America, told ESPN at the time, “We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward.” He continued, “We wanted to energize its meaning and introduce ‘Just Do It’ to a new generation of athletes.” See below: