Do you know an Unsung Hero? Someone who does little things to make a city or a neighborhood better without expecting anything in return?
Did you know that on any given night in the United States 567,715 persons are homeless? According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the same federal data shows that the number of homeless is up 2.7 percent since 2018.
The headline screamed “Galveston County woman dies of e-cigarette connected illness” (The Daily News, Jan. 7). The media continues to misrepresent the real cause of recent illnesses and deaths blamed on vaping, and the death counts will continue to rise because of it.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a prominent figure of the Civil Rights movement. In his famous address, “The Drum Major Instinct,” Dr. King preached, “We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade.”
War, hatred, anger; surrounding communities all around the world. The thought of having peace seems to be an impossible task to achieve. Martin Luther King Jr. was well known for standing up for the colored community through his powerful words of his speeches.
Occasionally, the newspaper gets phone calls, emails and letters from residents across the county concerning the preservation of various cemeteries where their loved ones are laid to rest.
In a strange way, the annual commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stirs up unease in me. I fear it’s steadily enfeebling the power of the contradictions in our society that he forced us to face.