Check out this inspiring poem by a young woman named Jasmine Waiters titled, “Ponytail: A Poem for Gabby Douglas,” which calls upon the members of the African-American community to look beyond Gabby’s hair and focus on her historic accomplishments.
“I shared this poem with a friend and he told me to put it on Youtube. It’s pretty much self explanatory. So many people have commented or tweeted me asking me questions so I figured I’d answer them on here as well. ”
Check out this heartfelt story about a 12-year-old boy with terminal leukemia who died one day before meeting his idol NBA star Roy Hibbert.
On Wednesday, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert made plans to take a special trip to Sacramento, California to meet a young Lee Eddins who just wanted to meet “his idol” after learning from doctors he only had to few weeks to live.
Sadly, young Lee Eddins didn’t even have that much time. The 12-year-old boy died on Thursday — one day before Hibbert was slated to make his surprise visit to Lee’s home.
“I was very saddened and distraught,” Hibbert said in an interview Thursday afternoon on CNN. “I want to keep his spirit and memory alive and be part of his cause.”
Hibbert was on the way to the Indianapolis airport when he was informed of Lee’s death. The 7-footer still flew to California to meet Lee’s family.
Check out this heroic story about a 19-year-old Colorado man who helped save the lives of a woman and her kids during the “Batman” movie shooting, after her boyfriend abandoned them.
The woman, who had been attending the screening of “Dark Knight Rises” with her boyfriend, young child, and 4 month old infant – found herself abandoned when the shooting began.
Her boyfriend, jamie rohrs, dropped their 7 month old on the floor, jumped from the balcony, and drove himself home.
Luckily, Jarell Brooks, 19, came to the woman’s aid.
While trying to escape the gunfire, Brooks says he saw a woman, later identified as Patricia Legarreta, struggling to get herself and her two children out.
He said he crawled on top of Legarreta in an attempt to push her and the kids out the door but then couldn’t get out himself.
“At the end of the aisle, I ran into a woman. She yelled, ‘My kids!’ and I saw she had two young kids with her,” he told ABC News. “I made sure they got in the aisle and pushed behind her to make sure she got out of there.”
That’s when both Brooks and Legarreta were shot.
Before reuniting with the hero (Jarell Brooks) who saved her family’s life, Patricia and her boyfriend, Jamie Rohrs, did a interview with CNN where he tearfully tried to explain why he ran and abandoned his family during their desperate time of need.
Watch both videos below of Patricia reuniting with Jamie for the first time and her boyfriend explaining his side of the story.
Check out this “feel good” story about a homeless teen named Don Sutton, who never gave up on his dreams of graduating with his diploma despite facing homelessness, domestic violence and having to walk 10 miles to school everyday.
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Check out this bitter sweet story of a former California high school football star named Brian Banks, who was wrongly convicted of raping and kidnapping a young woman 10 years ago, but has now been exonerated.