Heroines and Heroes

Fred Rogers And The Loveliness Of The Little Good

July 6, 2018

In ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,’ children are our superiors in the way they trust each person they meet, the way they lack guile, the way a child can admit simple vulnerability. They are superior for their instinctive small acts of neighborliness, the small hug, sharing a toy.

Via: New York Times

Heroines and Heroes

Waffle House Hero A Role Model For Lawmakers

April 24, 2018

Current laws allow just about any deeply disturbed young man to obtain an AR-15 or similar military-style assault rifle. James Shaw Jr. risked his life to take a war weapon away from a mass murderer before he could kill anyone else. Are cowardly members of Congress and the Tennessee state legislature even capable of enough wisdom and courage to act to take them away?

Via: Commercial Appeal

Heroines and Heroes

Jackie Robinson Didn’t Shut Up And Play Ball, So Why Should Today’s Athletes?

April 13, 2018

In this current sports era—a historic moment filled with protests and calls for athletes to “shut up and dribble,” it is especially important to remember the Jackie Robinson who was determined to use his platform to fight for civil rights. And the Jackie Robinson who embodied the message: “A life is not important, except in the impact it has on other lives.”

Via: Bleacher Report

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This Black History Month, Celebrate Black Glory

February 1, 2018

Often times, society tries to focus on battle scars, and its glare isn’t with the intention to heal. Navigating through a world that primarily celebrates blackness for what has been endured ― and then tells a watered-down version of that ― is taxing.

Via: HuffPost