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Biography of the day; Gwen Ifill

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Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Ifill was born on September 29, 1955, and passed away on November 14, 2016. In fact, she was an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, an author, and a television newscaster. Moreover, Gwen was the managing editor as well as moderator of “Washington Week”, as well as the co-managing editor of PBS NewsHour, and co-anchor with Judy Woodruff. Furthermore, Ifill was a political analyst and moderated the 2004 and 2008 American vice-presidential debates. She was the author of the best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.

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Gwen Ifill was a very distinguished journalist, and one of the most successful female African American news correspondents of all time. In fact, she had worked for the most famous news networks of all times such as: the Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC and PBS. She moderated two vice presidential debates and received 15 honorary degrees. Unfortunately, Ifill died of cancer on November 14, 2016 at the age of 61.

Early Life

 

Carmencitta Magazine - Biography of the day; Gwen Ifill 3Television news correspondent, Journalist, and news program moderator, Gwen Ifill was born in New York, New York, on September 29, 1955. In fact, Gwen was the daughter of a well-known minister, and grew up having faith in God because she had a strong religious upbringing. For College, Ifill went to Simmons College in Boston. Over there, she majored in communications, and through an internship got her first hands-on experience as a journalist; and this is where it all started. Moreover, she graduated in 1977, and went in order to work as a reporter for the Boston Herald-America. In fact, with her position in Baltimore’s Evening Sun, Ifill began getting interested in politics, towards which, she threw all of her attention. While there, Ifill had her first opportunity in front of the cameras as the host of a news show for a local public television station.

Victoria Woodhull; a women rights’ activist

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For those of you who do not know her, Victoria Woodhull was an activist, spiritualist, politician as well as an author. Moreover, she was the first woman to run for the presidency of the United States. In fact, Victoria spent a big part of her life being a women rights’ activist.

 “I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

—Victoria Woodhull

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Victoria Woodhull was born in Homer, Ohio, on September 23, 1838. As an activist, in 1870, she created Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, that helped her express her ideas on a variety of activist topics. The creation was a radical publication. Moreover, the journal used to also publish the first English translation of Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto. Moreover, Victoria, in 1872, ran for the U.S. presidency on the Equal Rights Party. Woodhull later moved to England and wrote more activist works. In 1927, she died in England.

Women’s rights activist

Woodhull was a strong supporter of women’s rights. Moreover, she used to often speak in public on behalf of women’s suffrage, while addressing the Congress on the issue. In fact, Victoria was always seeking to become more politically active, in order to establish the Equal Rights Party. After a while, she ran for the U.S. presidency on the political group’s ticket in 1872.

Carmencitta Magazine - Victoria Woodhull 5Due to her many relationships and radical ideas, Victoria Woodhull became a target for public scrutiny. In fact, the first time she got married was when she was only 15 years old, at that time, she got married to Canning Woodhull and the couple had two children. After a while, they got divorced, and Woodhull got married twice more. Moreover, she was reported to have multiple relationships. Her public remarks about sexuality and social reforms were also held against her. And her support of socialism—a political and economic philosophy that was considered radical at the time—may have alienated some, as well

 

Who Is Hilary Clinton?

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Hillary Clinton became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat, when she was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001. After that, in 2009, she became the 67th U.S. secretary of state, and served until 2013. Moreover, in 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. Keep on reading so you can learn more about Hillary Clinton.

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Carmencitta magazine hillary clinton 1Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 26, 1947. Moreover, she earned a law degree from Yale University. Over there, she met Bill Clinton, and the couple got married in 1975. Moreover, from 1993 until 2001, she was the first lady. After that, the U.S. senator from 2001 until 2009. It was her plan to run for presidency since 2007. However, in the 2008 Democratic primaries, she conceded the nomination when it became clear that Barack Obama held a majority of the delegate vote. As a result, she had to wait until the spring of 2015 to announce her plans to run again for the U.S. presidency. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.

Health Issues

Clinton said she took responsibility for security at the outpost in Benghazi. She was scheduled, in December 2012, to testify about the attack before Congress. However, she canceled her scheduled testimony, because of a stomach virus and a concussion that she suffered after fainting.

Carmencitta magazine hillary clinton 2In fact, the reason that happened was because she was dehydrated. Moreover, when that happened, some members of Congress questioned the timing of Clinton’s illnesses, including Representative Allen West, who stated that he believed the secretary of state was suffering from “a case of Benghazi flu” on the day she was scheduled to testify.

Additionally, on December 30, 2012, Clinton was admitted to the hospital because of something that was related to the concussion that she had suffered earlier in the month. She was released from a New York hospital on January 2, 2013, after receiving treatment, and soon recovered and returned to work.

Philanthropist of the day; Cindy McCain

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Cindy Lou Hensley McCain was born on May 20, 1954. She is an American businesswoman, a humanitarian, a philanthropist, and the wife of the United States Senator as well as 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain of Arizona. Moreover, Cindy works with international nonprofit organizations. Care about knowing more about her, keep on reading this article.

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Cindy was a very active woman in her husband’s 2000 bid for the Republican presidential nomination. After her husband lost the debate, she was chosen to be the Chairwoman of the Arizona delegation to the Republican National Convention. As a result, in 1988, she was able to found the AVTM; the American Voluntary Medical Team. Furthermore, Cindy is on the Board of Directors for multiple non-profit philanthropies, such as: Operation Smile, CARE, and The HALO Trust.

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Cindy Lou Hensley McCain was born, in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 20, 1954. In fact, McCain was an only child who was raised in her home city Arizona. For University, she went to the University of Southern California where she had her BA in education, and after that, an MA in Special education that enabled her to become a teacher in the University of Southern California.

John McCain

In fact, she met her husband John when she was in Hawaii with her parents on a vacation. At that time, he was still married but separated from his wife. Moreover, the two of them got married in Phoenix, on May 17, 1980.

Prescription Drug Addiction

In 1989, Cindy McCain developed an addiction to opioid painkillers. At that time, she had a surgery and was taking up to twenty pills a day. In fact, she made an agreement with an AVMT therapist who prescribed her illegal pills in the name of other 3 employees without their knowledge. However, in 1992, her parents made an intervention in order to force her to get help. As a result, she told her husband about this problem, and attended a drug treatment facility, where she received sessions and ended her three years of addiction.

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