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"I had no idea that was going to be my truth."+ READ ARTICLE
Ballerina Misty Copeland spoke about her humble beginnings and overcoming professional and personal challenges in a toast at the TIME 100 gala on Tuesday.
Copeland, who was the only African American ballerina at the American Ballet Theater during her first decade there, said she felt a calling to dance in unlikely circumstances. “As a 13-year-old growing up in Los Angeles, California, this very diverse place, I was living in a motel with my single parent, with my mother and five of my siblings. And that’s when ballet found me,” she said.
The author and dancer, who was named one of the world’s most influential people in the 2015 TIME 100, said that one of her major influences was Raven Wilkinson, the first African American ballerina to dance in an elite international dance company, and now her neighbor in New York City.
“She’s become an incredible role model for me, and someone who has sparked this curiosity for me to try and open up the doors for the history of African American ballerinas that I feel is just not told.”
"This evening is for my mom, because she knew that I was destined for something"+ READ ARTICLE
Director and producer Lee Daniels credits his success to a special woman in his life — his mom, Clara Watson, whom he toasted with a moving address at the TIME 100 gala on Tuesday.
The creator of the hit television series Empire told attendees his life as a gay African American man could have gone very differently were it not for the support of his mother. “My mom knew early on that I was gay. And she knew that I had to get out of the ghetto,” Daniels said. He acknowledged that many of his friends have died from HIV and AIDS. “That I don’t have HIV is a miracle from God.”
The 2015 TIME 100 honoree — who was feted by Oprah Winfrey on this year’s list — concluded by asking his mother to stand up to a round of applause from the audience. “This evening is for my mom, because she knew that I was destined for something,” he said. “What that something is, I don’t know. But I love her from the bottom of my heart.”
The television anchors calls them, 'my real heroes'+ READ ARTICLE
Fusion and Univision News anchor Jorge Ramos paid tribute to young immigrants hoping for a chance at the American dream in a moving speech at the TIME 100 Gala.
“It is very difficult to be an immigrant because you have to leave everything,” Ramos said. “You leave your home, your family, your friends, your culture, your language, sometimes your soul.”
He concluded his remarks with a toast to young people brought to the country as children who are battling to secure access to higher education. “My real heroes. The dreamers. You know, they are young, undocumented students who came to this country when they were very young…Because Congress has done absolutely nothing in the last decade on immigration, the dreamers decided to take this on themselves.”
Ramos, a TIME 100 honoree in 2015, also toasted the group of Mexican journalists who, “have denounced corruption at the highest levels of the Mexican government” and paid tribute to political prisoners in Venezuela, including the leader of the opposition in Venezuela, Leopoldo Lopez.
"Whatever we choose to do, we can accomplish. Let’s choose to bring our girls back"+ READ ARTICLE
“Bring Back Our Girls” co-founder Obiageli Ezekwesili lamented Tuesday night that hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist group Boko Haram last year are still missing, during an emotional speech at the TIME 100 gala.
“How can we be in a world where technology can find you in your bedroom and today we have nothing on the matter of our 219 girls?” the TIME 100 honoree said in remarks that brought some attendees to tears.
“There’s absolutely nothing that the God I believe in cannot do,” she said. “But the same God has given man and woman the power of choice. Whatever we choose to do, we can accomplish. Let’s choose to bring our girls back, please?”
Earlier in the night she called on President Obama to do more to help find the girls.
“If he could get Osama bin Laden, he could get our girls,” she told TIME.
Watch her entire TIME 100 gala speech below.
Watch the highlights from the 2015 Time 100 Gala.
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Here’s what the 2015 Time 100 honorees had to say.
What happened to your favorite characters last season in Westeros+ READ ARTICLE
The best of Westeros are back Sunday night, but there’s a lot to remember before diving in. The show’s fifth season premieres at 9 p.m. Eastern time on HBO, HBO Go and HBO Now, the network’s new standalone streaming service that doesn’t require a cable subscription.
Between the Targaryens and the Tyrells, the Lannisters and the Starks (yes, there are some left still!), it’s tough to keep everything straight. The new episodes reportedly have old characters re-cross paths and bring some long-separated characters back together, too.
Based on TIME‘s review of the series premiere, keeping the moving pieces straight is especially key as fan favorite Daenerys Targaryen, also called Khaleesi, will be making moves closer to the iron throne.
In the story, the dragons are a metaphor for Dany’s power. As it grows greater, it becomes more difficult to control–as she’s learned in Meereen, where effectively governing the city of former slave masters has proved harder than liberating it. It’s a typical message for Game of Thrones, which has always balanced its fantasy thrills with realpolitik. An awesome champion, it argues, is not necessarily a great ruler; and you are only a leader to the extent you can prove yourself worth following. Or as the season premiere puts it: “A dragon queen without dragons is not a queen.”
Watch the video above to refresh on everything from Cersei’s continuous wine gulping to Arya’s first kill and everything in between.