Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Haiti Earthquake Reflection


RIP Teddy Pendergrass, B-Ball & Avatar (Jan 9-18)

On January 13, 2010 an R&B icon, Teddy Pendergrass, passed away. He was a legend! A pioneer in R&B that helped many of today's artist develop their style by setting the precedent. "You Can't Hide From Yourself" is my favorite Teddy P song as it is the song that I came out of the locker room to at home games for my whole college career at the request of my Head Coach Hank Smith and one of the truest statements I ever heard. This interview was shot on January 18, 2010 a couple of hours after my college basketball team won our 6th game in a row. Although I was not playing up too the standard that I hold myself to, getting a WIN is all that is important when I hit the floor. On another note I finally saw AVATAR! It was a great movie, not so much because of the storyline but because of the one of a kind visuals and graphics. James Cameron's time was well spent on this project!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.