High school rallies around student who lost his mom to cancer in emotional show of support

Sep 23, 2014 By Joey White 1

When 17-year-old Dandric Piolet returned home from school last Thursday, he discovered that his mother had lost her battle with cancer. The Garland High School senior posted a note to his friends on Instagram, saying,

“Just letting this all sink in right now. Coming home and finding the woman who breaks her back and struggles day to day to take care of me dead.”

The next day, Dandric insisted on attending school. While he craved a return to normalcy, life was anything but normal as he grieved the loss of his mother who raised five boys by herself.

Fortunately, Dandric was far from alone. A student tweeted this photo of the hall full of students surrounding him in support…

Garland High School

As the captain of his football team, Dandric wasn’t about to miss a big game that night in a sport his mother, Tasha, loved to watch. Fans of Garland’s opponent, Naaman Forest, even painted Dandric’s number 42 on their backs as a show of support.

This story from FOX 4 helps capture some of the emotion of that day, where an entire community wrapped their arms around a young man during his darkest moment…

(via Uplifting News)

Senator comes out as gay to thousands of people in the most casual way possible

Sep 23, 2014 By Abraham 0

Hundreds attended a rally in Harrisburg, PA earlier today to support major changes in Pennsylvania’s hate crime law that would add equal protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens. At the rally, state senator Jim Ferlo introduced a bill he drafted, and he took the opportunity in front of the crowd present, the television audience, and thousands more online to say why this issue is of particular importance to him.

It certainly would have made sense if this explanation had been presented with a tone of concern or even anger. But that’s not how he chose to officially come out…

Here’s his brief comment…

Hundreds of people know I’m gay. I just never made an official declaration. I never felt I had to wear a billboard on my forehead. But I’m gay.

Get over it. I love it. It’s a great life

Be the best person possible for this very depressing reason

Sep 23, 2014 By Abraham 0

One of the most important reasons to be a kind person is actually kind of sad. But if you let that sad reason to be nice make you be nice…then it’s not so sad anymore.

Emma Watson praises men who are “inadvertent feminists,” receives standing ovation at the U.N.

Sep 22, 2014 By Abraham 0

In an effort to reclaim the word “feminist” as representing a desire for equality rather than any kind of “man-hating,” Emma Watson made an impassioned plea before the U.N….

We are struggling for a uniting word, but the good news is that we have a uniting movement.

She was introducing He for She, a “solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other of humanity, for the entirety of humanity.”

You may not call yourself a feminist, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t one. If you support equality, no matter your gender, you are a feminist…even if inadvertently…

Artist’s depicts a woman’s entire life by continuously updating a single image of her face

Sep 21, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

South Korean illustrator Seok Jeong Hyeon skillfully captures a woman’s aging process from babyhood to old age, in a single digital “live” drawing. He draws a baby girl and then edits the drawing to represent her different stages of life until she is a vibrant old woman…

Watch her grow from a baby to a little girl, then lose her chubbiness and become a young lady. As she becomes an adult, she loses her innocent gaze, and her eyes seem more knowing.

Hyeon deftly changes the woman’s appearance, using a light touch to age her with subtle changes to her hair and skin and eyes…until you see the final image. Truly incredible work!

Biracial woman photoshopped by designers from 25 countries to fit their standards of beauty

Sep 20, 2014 By Joey White 5

In an effort to see how various cultures perceive and portray beauty, journalist Priscilla Yuki Wilson sent this photo to designers in over 25 countries around the world…

Priscilla Yuki Wilson 1 Original

Her request was simple: “Make me beautiful.”

If this all sounds familiar, it’s because Wilson’s friend Esther Honig embarked on the same project earlier this year. Wilson wanted to repeat the endeavor to see how different the results would be for someone who is biracial. Wilson’s mother is Japanese and her father is Black, creating a unique element for designers to work with.

Here are several of the images from Wilson’s series

Albania

Priscilla Yuki Wilson 2 Albania

Vietnam

Priscilla Yuki Wilson 3 Vietnam

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Nurse grants dying mother’s wish…to adopt her son after she’s gone

Sep 19, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

When single mother Tricia Somers received a diagnosis of terminal liver cancer last spring, her first thought was to wonder who would take care of Wesley, her eight-year-old son. She has no family to speak of, and she couldn’t bear the thought of leaving her son alone after she passes away.

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But on the day that Somers was discharged from the hospital, destiny intervened in the form of her favorite nurse, Tricia Seaman. Somers told WHTM-TV

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NFL star Tom Brady’s college résumé shows a promising future…in finance

Sep 18, 2014 By Joey White 0

Tom Brady has been one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks over the course of 15 seasons with the New England Patriots. During the 2000 draft, though, he fell to the 6th round and wasn’t sure if anyone would pick him or if he’d be able to make a team even if he was picked.

So, the University of Michigan alumnus did what most other new college graduates do and created a résumé.

Today, Brady posted that résumé to his Facebook page, giving us a look at a young man ready to take on the world of finance with a fairly straightforward résumé, just with a few experiences that are rather unique…

Tom Bradys Resume