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Monday, November 25, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Exceed Charter School Parent Teacher Association Members-Vice President Anita Forde, Treasurer Cherita Welch, President Greshwin Pierre and Melanie S. Lewis) I'm on the Parent Teachers Association for my children's school. This is my third year of experience in this role. Serving on the board is not always easy. Parents volunteer their time, money and resources as partners in their children's education. I encourage all guardians, community members, and educational partners to stay engaged as proactive supporters in educational pursuits. You are needed and appreciated! Together everyone achieves more! TEAM. Below are pictures from our 1st Annual Fall Harvest Festival on November 9th. We went all out and had fun doing it! JJ the Clown!) Red Hawk Native American Arts Council engaged children in traditional dances, music and education) FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit educated parents about keeping the family safe and gave out carbon monoxide alarms)
Monday, October 21, 2013
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Saturday, August 17, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
August is the month of new beginnings! There are so many amazing opportunities to be involved and active in your community, nation and the world. North Texas Progressive Newsletter) President Barack Obama will be celebrating his 52nd birthday on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Click here to sign his birthday card! There will be many active parties around the country as the president is calling August the month of Action! Click here to see the video and hear him speak at the Action August Summit. If you voted for U.S. President Barack Obama or are in agreement with some of his agenda, it would be wise to follow up by helping to support those initiatives sent by his offices and organizing for Action(OFA) 'Organizing for Action is a nonprofit organization established to support President Obama in achieving enactment of the national agenda Americans voted for on Election Day 2012. OFA will advocate for these policies throughout the country and will mobilize citizens of all parties and diverse points to speak out for speedy passage and effective implementation of this program, including gun violence prevention, sensible environmental policies to address climate change and immigration reform. In addition, OFA will encourage the formation of chapters that will be dedicated at the grassroots level to this program, but also committed to identifying and working progressive change on a range of issues at the state and local level. In carrying its work, OFA will operate as a "social welfare" organization within the meaning of section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.'- as stated on site. We think they're doing an incredible job informing supporters of what going on and how one can assist! Click here to find those parties in your area on the site as well. We will be at one of them too! www.jazzagelawnparty.com for more information! We were there June 16! Founder Melanie Lewis was a Bathing Beauty, rode bikes on the island with the girls, met up with friends, and met director of the Great Gastby movie, Baz Luhrmann!-In addition to enjoying the music and style of our friend, Michael Arenella. Type in ThresholdWorld on Facebook to see our pics, and like the page for updates and current events! The US Open Tennis Championships will take place on August 26-September 9th in Queens, NY. 50th Annniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his 'I have a Dream' Speech will commence on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 in Washington D.C. The march will start at 9:30am and is also for jobs and justice. Click here for more information by NAN- The National Action Network, founded by Reverend Al Sharpton. There will be rallies at the Department of Labor and Department of Justice. We're working on being there and have already ordered a t-shirt! Be blessed as you take action in America this August. Peace!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Click Here to read the awesome New York Times Archive of that Day! While saddened by Mandela's ailing state, I'm praying for the nations. Let's all continue to celebrate his great continued legacy in service to our fellow man and woman. After all it was' advocacy and international support' that helped him be freed after 27 years and become the first democratic leader of South Africa, as communicated in the Kenneth S. Brown book "Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa." The world watched and celebrated the victory of the Rivonia trials, and then Democracy in South Africa as Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as president. I'm greatful to have been made aware of his life's contributions and continued legacy. I recall being in the Crown Heights Youth Collective as a child. The first place I learned of Africa. I remember being in Timbuktu and Senegal, my summer classes. It was the longest camp group you'd ever see. Mr. Richard Green and Myra Brown were the founders. It was started in the year of my birth. I believe that's where I first learned of Nelson Mandela. We were taught a song, 'Bring back Nelson Mandela I remember the verse, bring him back home to Soweto!' It is by Hugh Masekela. Imagine singing that song as a child and then hearing that Nelson Mandela is about to be freed! Then hearing that he is about to visit your city. What a time it was for me, and the nations. Nelson Mandela Day is July 18th. 'Unanimously adopted in 2009 by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly as Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July, Nelson Mandela’s birthday is an annual call to action to people everywhere to contribute to the global movement for good by effecting change within their community,' as reported on site. View the official birthday song and video here. Be Inspired to serve for at least 67 minutes! One hour always makes a difference! For more information about apartheid and sanctions in South Africa click her for an informative post by The African File. Basic information can be found by clicking here for wikipedia results. pic credit bio true story) “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” - Long Walk to Freedom. View one my my favorite South African music video's by Shakira, 'Waka Waka' the official one used for world cup in South Africa 2010. here.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
S.M.I.L.E, presented by Rapha Evangelistic Worship Center/REWC by Visionary, Founder, Artist,- Senior Pastor Michael Turner Lewis/ Mekhi El’. S.M.I.L.E. is an acronym for So Much Inspiration Love and Empowerment.