Monday, January 21, 2013

HEROES Week: A Series of Unfortunate Events

If you live in the United States, then you better know why there is no school today. If not, then let me fill you in.

It is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. A true hero in history. I want you to think back. Way back. Back to the 1960s. Back when Jim Crow was more than just a name. Back when the color of your skin could be the difference between life and death. Back when life was so much different than it is today in the United States.

And this guy noticed this problem. He knew we had to do something about it.
He is Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. So, he was just a pastor who believed in equality and gave a huge speech about it and believed in non-violent parade-thingys, right? Hehehe--- wrong.

This guy is my favorite historical person. And it's not because I'm black (yeah yeah, I don't write like I'm black, whatever, get over it). It's because of how much of an impact he left on the world, even after he himself was gone.

Now, this isn't a Wikipedia post but here is a link to one if you need to read more. This post, is about HEROES!

Help, because
Everyone has a chance and deserves
Respect. It's too quick for anyone's life to be
Over, and to listen and be a friend can really save a life.
Everyone needs to be a hero.
Stand for what's right.

That's the HEROES motto and has been for two years now. Welcome to the third annual HEROES Week! Remember the song this week was originally modeled after? If not, check out "Hero" and the lyrics!

2012 was a year of unfortunate events, should I say. The shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The Sandy storm on the upper east side of the States. Also, a year of big events. Elections and re-elections. HEROES Week is a time to really reflect on all that. And not just on bullying. What about terrorism? What about racism? What about forgiveness?

That's what this week is about. This post is just a prequel, kinda. Check out the posts that started it all...

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