The 109th NAACP National Convention is officially over!
Day 4 started at Denny's for a quick breakfast. After eating was the final Plenary session for our delegates! After that, our delegates assisted @naacp_yc and their partnershipwith @jolttexas with painting and even recieved a painting from @jerry_sil!!! After that they grabbed a quick picture with @jamarb_ii, the President of the Georgia State Conference Youth and College Division! Even after that, the delegates had some free time so they visited the Alamo and went to Casa Rio on the Riverwalk. They closed out the convention with a final gala where they met the 42nd U.S. President, @bill_.clinton!!! #naacp#naacpnationalconvention#naacpyc#naacpyouthcouncil#billclinton#sanantonio#naacp109#gala#rememberthealamo#casario#jolttexas
Aliana Stanley (President)
Amber Downing (3rd Vice President)
Zoie Whitestone (Treasurer)
Alyssa Wright (Education Chairperson)
First thing to do when arriving in #Vietnam = get #pho. This is the famous spot where numerous presidents and foreign dignitaries have dined ($3 a bowl and true local’s food). Most famously, #BillClinton. It’s amazing and you can taste the care and effort in the broth. Notice how the regular bowl is much smaller than America #supersizeme. Not sure if coincidental or not, but my fav #phobowl in SF is also fr #Pho2000 in the Tenderloin.
THE GREATEST!! @blackownednews .They asked more than 2,000 US citizens who they thought had done the best job as president.
They were also asked to give a second choice. Forty-four percent of Americans said #Obama was either the best or the second-best president in their lifetime, with 33 percent saying the same for 'BillClinton. Thirty-two percent said Ronald Regan was the best or second-best president in their lifetime. #DonaldTrump with only 19 per cent voting for him.
Of course, the age of the applicants did affect the results and meant that the more recent presidents were much more likely to be picked. For example, millennials tended to vote for Obama, while the vote was split for older age groups who were alive during Ronald Reagan's presidency.
Of those participants 62 per cent of millennials (those aged between 22 and 37) put Obama in their top two, while 46 per cent said he was the best. #Obama also ranked highly with Generation X (those aged 38 to 53) with 41 per cent of the vote, but he lost out to Reagan who got 45 per cent. As you move up the age groups, Reagan's vote increased with the Baby Boomers (54-72) and the Silent Generation (73-90) tending to rank him higher.
In honor of Nelson Mandela Day.
I will never forget the Christmas party in 2013. Only a few days after the passing of Nelson Mandela, I had the opportunity to talk with President Clinton about the life this man lived. I can remember all through high school learning about Mr. Mandela. To make this connection from text book to real life opened my eyes. I will never forget what President Clinton said about Mr. Mandela’s life. “Madiba (Mr. Mandela) helped me through my presidency. He was a great influencer and a great friend. The government took everything away from him: his family, possessions, friends. However, they could not take away his pride.” I will always remember this story.
#Repost@abcnews: Former Pres. Bill Clinton says we "should remember Mandela not just for who he was, but also for his conviction about who we can still become" as his "vision for an inclusive community is once again under attack in the U.S. and across the world." #billclinton#nelsonmandela