The visionary behind nonprofit Empowered Readers Literacy Project is a little girl with a big empathetic heart. Parkside Elementary School first grader Selah Thompson saw classmates struggling last year with their ABCs and sight words. She knew she needed to do something and asked her parents to help her. “Every kid deserves to read is what I always say,” Selah said. “I can’t stop saying it!” Over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Selah and her parents launched the new nonprofit at the inaugural “March to 20Hundred Thousand Books: A Children’s March for Literacy.” That’s two million books, if you do the math. “Despite the weather, we had about 370 people and collected 3,100 books,” Selah’s father, Khalil M. Thompson, said. “We wanted the kids to be smiling by the end, and that’s exactly what happened.” Festivities began at Georgia State Stadium, where children created signs, banners, and … [Read more...] about Empowered Readers: Seven-year-old Selah Thompson launches literacy nonprofit
By Jeanne Goodwin Eagle Editor Tulsa’s Selah Model & Co. LLC is an agency in a league of its own. Tiara Crawford, Owner, turned what was once a dream into a full success. Selah is a fine arts production, acting and modeling agency that offers education and training through its consulting company for toddlers to seniors and plus size clients. Selah’s facility is a host to various events such as pop up trunk shows, boutique fashion shows, dance classes, modeling and acting classes and photoshoots indoor and outdoor. The agency is also a public venue located in the Promenade Mall (4107 S. Yale Ave., Suite 120) on the first floor, next to Zales and can be booked for upscale events, baby showers, public speaking seminars, Paint & Sip events and much more. Photoshoots for your event, maternity, family, host and hostess photoshoots that can be printed on beautiful canvas to board easel to showcase at your event including hair and makeup, Selah has it all. Selah is the only … [Read more...] about Selah In A League Of Its Own
Come November, the Huskies could get a major piece of their offense back on the field. Tight end Hunter Bryant, an ESPN Freshman All-American in 2017, is “on track” to potentially return late this season, Washington coach Chris Petersen said Thursday. “He’s doing really well,” Petersen said. “We’re kind of on the same plan we’ve been on all season long. We said early on that there’s a chance he could play at the end of the year, and we’re on track.” Bryant injured his knee in late October 2017 and aggravate the injury earlier this year. He had surgery in June. “We had our plan from the start,” Petersen said. “We planned on playing him late, and as long as his health holds up, we’re just sticking to that plan.” Austin Joyner’s status uncertain It sounds as if junior defensive back Austin Joyner could miss his second straight game. Joyner remains in concussion protocol. “He’s … [Read more...] about UW Huskies tight end Hunter Bryant ‘on track’ to potentially return late this season
A Message From Our Publisher How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Psalm 13:2 (NIV) By Bobby R. Henry, Sr. Immigrant children held for days in ‘ice-box’ chain link holding pens. Migrant children detached from their parents at the border under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy have been exposed to unforgiving situations in U.S. detention facilities, an unpublished report by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General found. The report, gained by The Washington Post, found at a minimum 860 migrant children were held in Border Patrol holding cells longer than 72 hours, the maximum length of time authorized by the U.S. courts. One child was held for 12 days and another for 25. A former South Carolina teacher allegedly forced a student to have sex with her multiple times, and actually lowered his grade after he began to fend … [Read more...] about How long before the dam breaks and…?
YOU FIND MORE THAN BARBECUE and red clay as you angle through East Texas on U.S. 79 and Texas Highway 43. There’s European art, Sicilian donkeys, dusty pioneer trails, and gothic swamp things. Strangest of all, my wife and I realized that as you go north, you’re heading into the Deep South.Actually, the drive begins in the Old West. Take Interstate 35 north from Austin fifteen miles to Round Rock. To see how the city got its name, exit on Sam Bass Road, go about half a mile, and take a left on Chisholm Trail Road for another half mile. At the low-water crossing of Brushy Creek, to your left, is the large, relatively round rock (it’s more like a pitted, anvil-shaped boulder) that pioneers and cattle drivers used in the mid-1800’s as a guide for crossing the creek. Go back to Sam Bass and turn left for a little more history: Another half mile down is the Round Rock Cemetery. In the northwest corner, next to the unmarked slave graves, is the final resting place of … [Read more...] about Austin to Caddo Lake on Interstate 35, U.S. 79, and Texas Highway 43