Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Emily's Corner


Why I Do Not Like Vegetables...As told to her grandpa
These are the reasons that I do not like vegetables. The main reason I do not like vegetables is:
vegetables have no taste
  1. the green ones are slimy
  2. the orange ones are hard to chew
  3. the red and squash ones are squishy
Vegetables should take like POPCORN!

Friday, January 8, 2016

The son of a minister, Martin Luther King, Jr. "A Celebration of Life"

                Laying the Groundwork for Nonviolent Change Dr. King's vision expands globally and a trip to India increased his understanding of Gandhian ideas of nonviolent resistance.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Born January 15, 1929, a minister, author and visionary leader of the modern civil rights movement empowered a diversified group of people to love, honor, and serve.

Dr. King, Jr. being withheld by the police
August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands gathered on the Mall of Washington, DC in search of freedom and equality for all. His “I have a dream” speech echoed through the nation that ALL Americans citizens had the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The fight for the Civil Rights Bill; desegregation of schools and housing; elimination of racial discrimination in hiring; job training; an increase in minimum wage; and enforcement of the Fourteenth Amendment, were his passion and purpose. The 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act were accomplished because of King. We solute Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memories. I had the pleasure of visiting his gravesite in Atlanta, Georgia and what an awesome moment that was!

Dr. & Mrs. King's final resting place - Atlanta GA
In 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. dream is still evident with the desegregation of schools and housing; elimination of racial discrimination in hiring; job training; an increase in minimum wage. I implore that  we do not only come together to celebrate his legacy as a festivity, but to acknowledge that his legacy did not die with him, but remains in the heart of every person who collectively year in, year-out work to eradicate suffering and inequality. Dr. King’s memory should not be one of what was, but of what is. We need to begin reminding our children and self that we MUST respect his legacy. If indeed we do, we must strive to have our children educated, empowered, entrepreneurial, and well connected.
Dr. King, Jr. being withheld by the police
 So, as we embark on another Martin Luther King Day, and as the parades begin across the nation, let us not just party and shout, but instead LEARN MORE about the man who was, and why he was chosen to lead such a great cause. Perhaps, in doing so we can continue the good fight and finish his race to make a difference to those who need us the most! We thank Coretta King for being a woman of virtue, who stood by her husband and his vision - may they rest in peace as they watch us from on high, marching to the dream that began in 1929 when King was born. God bless America!