MSNBC - Lean Forward

Oct 17

Featured leader of the week: Rylee Stenberg of New Mexico State
Interview excerpt:

Which female leaders do you draw inspiration from?
I am inspired by Sandra Day O’Connor as she has motivated herself to shine in every realm throughout her life. After earning her law degree from Stanford University, numerous law firms in California refused to interview her because she is a woman. However, O’Connor didn’t allow opposition to halt her progress. After working as a deputy county attorney without a salary, she was the first female Majority Leader in the Arizona Senate and the first female Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice O’Connor also is the mother of three sons and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2009. Sandra Day O’Connor not only has excelled despite hindrances, but continues to show that women can have it all-intellect, motherhood, success, and leadership.

Read Rylee’s full profile. 

Featured leader of the week: Rylee Stenberg of New Mexico State

Interview excerpt:

Which female leaders do you draw inspiration from?

I am inspired by Sandra Day O’Connor as she has motivated herself to shine in every realm throughout her life. After earning her law degree from Stanford University, numerous law firms in California refused to interview her because she is a woman. However, O’Connor didn’t allow opposition to halt her progress. After working as a deputy county attorney without a salary, she was the first female Majority Leader in the Arizona Senate and the first female Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice O’Connor also is the mother of three sons and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2009. Sandra Day O’Connor not only has excelled despite hindrances, but continues to show that women can have it all-intellect, motherhood, success, and leadership.

Read Rylee’s full profile

Ten-year-old Macy Friday, front left, reacts as she looks back at her family after meeting Hillary Clinton, front right, as she campaigns for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., back, during a stop in the newly-renovated Union Station in Denver, Oct. 13, 2014. Clinton appeared at an event to raise money for Udall’s current re-election campaign and then headed to Las Vegas for another appearance on Monday night. (Photo: David Zalubowski/AP) See: This Week in Pictures. 

Ten-year-old Macy Friday, front left, reacts as she looks back at her family after meeting Hillary Clinton, front right, as she campaigns for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., back, during a stop in the newly-renovated Union Station in Denver, Oct. 13, 2014. Clinton appeared at an event to raise money for Udall’s current re-election campaign and then headed to Las Vegas for another appearance on Monday night. (Photo: David Zalubowski/AP) See: This Week in Pictures

Oct 16

“I don’t understand how it’s possible that no one could have imagined this. I saw the movie ‘Outbreak’ nearly two decades ago, and this is exactly how Ebola spread and became a very dramatic national catastrophe. Why weren’t there things in place, because you can’t say we couldn’t imagine this. It was in a Hollywood movie.” — "View" Co-Host Nicole Wallace weighs in on the U.S. Ebola outbreak

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Oct 15

“Cheney made some disastrous decisions during his time as Vice President, but he’s spent his so-called retirement trying to divide and scare the country even more. When it comes to offering national security advice, Dick Cheney, your time is up.” — Rev. Al Sharpton weighs in on former Vice President Dick Cheney’s latest foreign policy comments

“In our defense strategy, we refer to climate change as a ‘threat multiplier’ because it has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today – from infectious disease to terrorism. We are already beginning to see some of these impacts.” — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel explains why climate change poses an immediate risk to national security

Oct 14

“I think I know why the Republicans in so many states are working to make it harder for blacks and young people to vote. I think it’s to raise their chance of winning elections. If they can deflate the numbers of minority and young voters, they can balloon the electoral power of older, white people. That’s a mathematical fact.” — Chris Matthews weighs in on the wave of GOP-backed voter ID laws being passed throughout the country

Oct 10

Tune into the 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards NOW on msnbc. You don’t want to miss a second!

Tune into the 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards NOW on msnbc. You don’t want to miss a second!

ALMAs to honor 15 years of Latino contributions to US culture -

ALMA honoree Dascha Polanco is joining us for a live Twitter chat TODAY at 6 p.m. ET. What questions would you like to ask her about Latino heritage and culture? To participate, tweet @msnbc with the hashtag #ALMA14. 

ALMA honoree Dascha Polanco is joining us for a live Twitter chat TODAY at 6 p.m. ET. What questions would you like to ask her about Latino heritage and culture? To participate, tweet @msnbc with the hashtag #ALMA14