WhatsNew2Day - Latest News And Breaking Headlines
Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

Obama wants young black Americans to ’embrace the adversity they face because it pushes you through’

Obama says young black Americans should ’embrace the adversity they face because it persists you’ in interview with influencer Hannah Bronfman – niece of imprisoned NXIVM cult leader Clare Bronfman

  • Hannah Bronfman posted the interview on her Instagram page on Thursday evening
  • She asked Obama how young black men and women can value themselves more
  • In response, the former president said, ‘I want young black people … to embrace the setbacks they may experience because it will spice you up’
  • While it’s not always fair, he said, you come out “ more resilient ” on the other side

Former President Barack Obama has said he wants young black Americans to “embrace the adversity they face because it persists them.”

His comments came during an interview with influencer and entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman, the niece of imprisoned NXIVM cult leader Clare Bronfman.

“I especially want young black people to embrace the setback they can experience because it gives you more spice, more understanding of what you can get through, what you can overcome,” he said.

Pictured: Hannah Bronfman interviews former President Barack Obama

Pictured: Hannah Bronfman interviews former President Barack Obama

Pictured: Hannah Bronfman interviews former President Barack Obama

In an interview with Hannah Bronfman (photo left), Obama said, “I especially want young black people to embrace the setback they can experience because it gives you more spice, more understanding of what you can go through, what you can overcome”

‘Sometimes that doesn’t feel fair, but if you can get through it, you come out on the other side tougher, more resilient and through all the circumstances.

“Whether that ends up in business or politics or in the non-profit sector or culture – that’s a strength, that’s not a weakness,” he added.

The interview was posted by Bronfman, 33, who is the niece of heiress Clare Bronfman, who was convicted of her involvement as a leader of the NXIVM cult after being charged with federal charges, including sex trafficking.

Pictured: Hannah Bronfman, who interviewed Obama and posted the video to her Instagram on Thursday, asked him, `` What advice would you give young black men and women to not only appreciate themselves but embrace their own black excellence? '

Pictured: Hannah Bronfman, who interviewed Obama and posted the video to her Instagram on Thursday, asked him, `` What advice would you give young black men and women to not only appreciate themselves but embrace their own black excellence? '

Pictured: Hannah Bronfman, who interviewed Obama and posted the video to her Instagram on Thursday, asked him, “ What advice would you give young black men and women to not only appreciate themselves but embrace their own black excellence? ‘

NXIVM MEMBERS IN A SEX

Keith Raniere, 58

Cost: Conspiracy of extortion, conspiracy of forced labor, conspiracy of wire fraud, conspiracy of sex trafficking, sex trafficking, attempted sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit identity theft.

Advocate: Not guilty

Verdict: Guilty, everything counts

Clare Bronfman, 40

Cost: Extortion plot, conspiracy to commit identity theft

Advocate: Guilty (plea)

Allison Mack, 36

Cost: Extortion Conspiracy, Forced Labor Conspiracy, Wire Fraud Conspiracy, Sex Trafficking Conspiracy, Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sex Trafficking

Advocate: Guilty (plea)

Kathy Russell, 61

Cost: Extortion plot

Advocate: Guilty (plea)

Lauren Salzman, 43

Cost: Extortion plot, forced labor conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy

Advocate: Guilty (plea)

Nancy Salzman, 64

Cost: Extortion plot

Advocate: Guilty

Hannah Bronfman, who posted the interview to her Instagram page on Thursday, is also the daughter of Edgar Bronfman Jr., former CEO of Warner Music group and half-brother to Clare.

Obama responded to a question from Bronfman, asking, “What advice would you give young black men and women to not only appreciate themselves but also embrace their own black excellence?”

‘I’m raising two wonderful young black women. They become incredible adults – Michelle gets the most credit, I get some, ”Obama joked.

‘One thing I think more than anything that I try to communicate with them and I try to communicate with all the young people. You may not choose the circumstances in which you were born, but your strength, your voice, your agency, your ability to recreate your circumstances is profound, ”he said.

‘You just have to recognize that power – even in a society that sometimes denies it.’

Hannah Bronfman told Obama the chance to interview him was a highlight of her career, including co-founder of Beautified, a now-defunct beauty app.

In her interrogation, Bronfman referred to the Black Lives Matter movement that emerged in 2020 after the death of George Floyd on May 25 through the arrest of Minnesota police officers.

Floyd’s death sparked wider conversations about equality in American society and how black Americans and other minority groups are treated.

The struggles that black Americans face, Obama said, and the setback that developed through hardship, “ is one of the reasons why you now see so many young African Americans becoming entrepreneurs and making their own way.

‘It was not handed to them. They had to earn it. It doesn’t always feel like a gift, but it can be a gift if you make it that way. ‘

Advertisement

.