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Amanda Gorman

AMANDA GORMAN

BIO: 79
Read her poem 'The Hill We Climb' at Joe Biden inauguration
American poet and activist - First person Named National Youth Poet Laureate
Amanda S. C. Gorman is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. In 2021, she delivered her poem 'The Hill We Climb' at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden. Early life and education Gorman was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 7, 1998. She was raised by her mother, Joan Wicks, a teacher, with her two siblings. She has a twin sister, Gabrielle, who is an activist and filmmaker. Gorman has said she grew up in an environment with lim ...
Selena Gomez

SELENA GOMEZ

BIO: 78
Billboard’s Woman of the Year 2017
American singer, actress, and producer
Named Billboard’s Woman of the Year back in 2017, Selena Gomez hasn’t slowed down since her days on the Disney Channel. She’s won numerous awards for her solo music career and has recently begun producing shows for Netflix. This triple-threat entertainer uses her social feed to communicate with fans and thank them for always sticking by her side. Selena Marie Gomez is an American singer, actress, and producer. Born and raised in Texas, Gomez began her career by appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends . In her teens, she rose to prominence for her role as Alex Russo in the Emmy Award–winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place . Alongside her te ...
Cristiano Ronaldo

CRISTIANO RONALDO

BIO: 77
Portuguese professional footballer
Considered the best player in the world
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballon d'Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, both of which are records for a European player. He has won 31 major trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League title. Ronaldo holds the records for the most goals and assists in the history of the UEFA Champions League. He is one of the ...
Brian D. Sicknick

BRIAN D. SICKNICK

BIO: 76
Police Officer killed during the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol
  • Brian D. Sicknick was born in 1978 to Charles E. Sicknick and Gladys A. Sicknick in South River, New Jersey. He has three older brothers.
    He is of Native American descent.
  • He grew up in South River. He also lived in Springfield, Virginia.
  • He and Erica Koutsoupias went to the same elementary and middle schools in South River. She told NBC News that he was “a quiet, funny and respectful young man.”
  • In 1997, he graduated from Middlesex County Vocational Technical High School in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • Before becoming a police officer, he enlisted as an airman in 1997. As an Air National Guardsman, he served in Op ...
John F. Kennedy

JOHN F. KENNEDY

BIO: 75
35th president of the United States
Assassinated on November 1963 in Dallas, Texas
At 12:30 PM, on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. By the fall of 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his political advisers were preparing for the next presidential campaign. At the end of September, the president traveled west, speaking in nine different states in less than a week. The trip was meant to put a spotlight on natural resources and conservation efforts. But JFK also used it to sound out themes—such as education, national security, and world peace—for his run in 1964. Campaigning in Texas A month later, the president addressed Democratic gatherings in Bosto ...
Kevin McCarthy

KEVIN MCCARTHY

BIO: 74
The Current House Minority Leader
(OPINION) Class A Jerk - One of the most hated and filthy minded Republicans
This section by Stephen Robinson: Yesterday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Donald Trump not to bother showing his raggedy ass at the Capitol later this month for his lie-addled State of the Union address. This is a bummer for those of us looking forward to watching Pelosi roll her eyes and shoot death stares at Trump from her reclaimed seat of honor. Pelosi articulated very reasonable national security concerns for dis-inviting Trump. It's a tremendous undertaking to ensure the safety of everyone present, and most of the folks who do the heavy lifting are furloughed or otherwise victims of Trump's shutdown. Does Trump remember that he shut down the government? GOP Minority Leader Kevin ...
Micheal Jackson

MICHEAL JACKSON

BIO: 73
The King of Pop
One of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century
Michael Jackson was a multi-talented musical entertainer who enjoyed a chart-topping career both with the Jackson 5 and as a solo artist. He released one of the best-selling albums in history, 'Thriller,' in 1982, and had other number-one hits on 'Bad' and 'Off the Wall.' Who Was Michael Jackson? Known as the 'King of Pop,' Michael Joseph Jackson was a best-selling American singer, songwriter and dancer. As a child, Jackson became the lead singer of his family's popular Motown group, the Jackson 5. He went on to a solo career of astonishing worldwide success, delivering No. 1 hits from the albums Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad. In his later years, Jackson was dogged by allegations of child m ...
Barack Obama

BARACK OBAMA

BIO: 72
44th president of the United States
irst African-American president of the United States.
Barack Hussein Obama II b?-RAHK hoo-SAYN oh-BAH-m?; born August 4, 1961) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In 1988, he enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was the first black person to be president of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating, he became a civ ...
Anne Hathaway

ANNE HATHAWAY

BIO: 71
Received Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe
Was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress who is the recipient of many awards, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe, she was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015. Her films have earned over $6.8 billion worldwide, and she appeared in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2009. Hathaway graduated from Millburn High School in New Jersey, where she acted in several plays. As a teenager, she was cast in the television series Get Real and made her breakthrough as the protagonist in her debut film, the Disney comedy The Princess Diaries . Hathaway made a transition to adult roles with the 2005 dramas Havoc and Brokeback Mountain. The comedy f ...
Charley Pride

CHARLEY PRIDE

BIO: 70
Best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley.
Entertainer of the Year award at the Country Music Association Awards in 1971.
Charley Frank Pride was an American singer, guitarist, and professional baseball player. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s, when he was the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. During the peak years of his recording career , he garnered 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 30 of which made it to number one. He won the Entertainer of the Year award at the Country Music Association Awards in 1971. Pride was one of three African-American members of the Grand Ole Opry . He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. Early life Pride was born on March 18, 1934, in Sledge, Mississippi, the fourth of eleven childr ...
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