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Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D. (Sometimes referred to Condi Rice) (born 14 November 1954; age 57 years), is a former U.S. Secretary of State. He was the first African-American woman, second African-American (after Colin Powell), and the second woman (after Madeleine Albright) who served in this position.
Rice is the U.S. National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush in his first tenure. He was the second African-American and first woman to receive the post of National Security Advisor.
On November 2004, Bush nominated to replace Colin Powell as Secretary of State. On January 26, 2005, the U.S. Senate to ensure the nomination by voting with the 85-13, and he was inaugurated the same day.

Early life and education

Rice was born in Birmingham, Alabama as the only child Angelena Rice and John Wesley Rice, Jr.. His father was pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church and his mother was a music teacher.
In 1967, the family moved to Denver when her father accepted an administrative post at the University of Denver. His name is a variation of Italian musical term con dolcezza which is an indication to play "with sweetness".
Rice was eight when his school friend Denise McNair was killed in the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, the congregation is the majority of African-Americans, by the superiority of the white supporters on 15 September 1963. Rice said that during his childhood taught him to fight racial hostility, and need to be "two times better" than non-minorities.


Rice is one of the biggest supporters of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. After giving the declaration of the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to the United Nations on December 8, 2002, Rice was the one who writes and sends editorial to The New York Times entitled "Why We Know Iraq Is Lying" ("Why We Know Iraq Are Lying").
In August 2004, Forbes magazine named Rice as the woman with the strongest power in the world.

Future prospects

After the U.S. presidential election of 2004, a radio host Rice's nomination as a Republican to support the President in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

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