MLK’s Granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King: “I have a dream that Enough is Enough, and that this should be a Gun. Free. World. (Period)!”

One future leader came to national attention at last month’s historic March For Our Lives. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s granddaughter Yolanda Renee King spoke at event in Washington DC, echoing the words of her grandfather:

My grandfather had a dream that his four little children would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream that Enough is Enough, and that this should be a gun free world — period.

No matter what your opinion on Gun Control is, you have to be inspired by this young generation and their inspiring desire for peace. The March for Our Lives is just a start of what is to come. Keep an Open Mind as these future leaders grow into our world and work to make change.

Spread the word! Have you heard! All across the nation! We are going to be a great generation!

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March For Our Lives — Emma González emerges as an inspiring figure of Nonviolent Protest

What the students of Parkland, Florida were able to organize this past weekend will not be forgotten any time soon. No matter what your opinion is on gun control and what level of change our country needs, it’s hard to not be inspired by the youth who came out to speak across the country. In particular, Emma González has become a household name.

If you haven’t seen Emma’s speech or some of the others from teenagers across the country this Sunday — you really owe it to yourself to watch as many as you can find. Go in with an Open Mind! These citizens may come from a different generation than you, but they love the same country that you do.

Emma’s powerful moment of silence in Washington DC this Sunday will be forever remembered — the chilling amount of time representing how long the gunman haunted her high school in Parkland, Florida. The coverage has already put her moment in the spotlight:

Vox: Emma Gonzalez’s incredible moment of silence at March for Our Lives

NYTimes: What Emma González Said Without Words at the March for Our Lives Rally

Time: Emma González Kept America in Stunned Silence to Show How Quickly 17 People Died at Parkland

Across the country, students came out with signs supporting Emma.

“EMMA GONZALEZ: WOMAN OF THE YEAR!”

“I STAND WITH EMMA”

“EMMA GONZALEZ FOR PRESIDENT!”

Check out these Google trends to really see Emma’s impressive reach:

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Before you dismiss March for Our Lives and the #NeverAgain movement that these teenagers are driving — take a look at the recent opinion poll from Fox News. Seems that Americans have been keeping an open mind!

Hypocrisy on Fox News over Kim Jong Un Meeting — Reactions to Obama vs Trump

What? Hypocrisy on Fox News? Someone call Jon Stewart!

Not that’s a surprise by any means — But it has been interesting to watch the reaction of Fox News Correspondents since President Trump has agreed to met with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un.

NowThisNews put together a great compilation of the hypocrisy at play — by showing footage of how the propaganda machine reacted when President Obama stated that he would be willing to meet with Kim Jong Un.

No matter what your opinion is of either of these two Presidents or of the growing North Korean nuclear threat — One thing that you cannot deny is that Fox News is as biased as can be. When need to keep an open mind to ideas when they are present to us — not react based on the skin color of the individual presenting the idea.

Source: https://nowthisnews.com/videos/politics/fox-news-different-reactions-regarding-negotiations-with-north-korea

Oprah’s 60 Minutes Round Table highlights America’s Hope

A group of Michigan voters, who have taken on the name “America’s Hope,” are proving that Americans are greater than the politicians who represent them. 60 Minutes Special Contributor Oprah Winfrey and Republican Pollster Frank Luntz first gathered the 14 Michigan voters over the summer — half Trump voters, half Clinton voters.

Amazingly, the group of 14 have stayed in touch and developed friendships despite their political divides. They talk daily in a Facebook message thread, where the President’s tweets and the gridlock in Washington are constant topics of debates.

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In her first report for 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey explores the political divide in the U.S.
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The first report played this past September: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/post-election-is-the-u-s-still-a-nation-divided-oprah-winfrey-reports/

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Oprah Winfrey leads another discussion with 14 Michigan voters
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The group was reassembled in the New Year and the second report aired in February: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/oprah-follows-up-with-the-partisan-voters-in-michigan/

The group still disagrees on most issues — and no one has changed their mind. But their continued communication shows that with a little extra engagement, the average American citizen can be more bipartisan than our elected politicians.

If this experiment could be repeated across America — that is — if strangers with different political believes engaged daily with their neighbors, I think that our communities would be stronger for it. You can see in the second report how the group is able to act cohesively despite their differences; even getting together for social outings. For example, they are able to take on really complex topics such as the #MeToo movement, in part because they have developed respect for one another and will actually hear each other out.

One thing they all agreed on — their options are not well reflected in Washington:

Jeff: You know, I think if we really get down to it, those of us that are on the right side of the equation, we’re not always, what, we don’t always want to be defined by Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. And the folks on the left, they don’t always want to be necessarily defined by Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

Jennifer: Not at all.

Jeff: Because there are positions that those groups hold that aren’t real congruent with what a lot of us think sometime.

Tom: Agreed. One hundred percent.

Lauren: That’s right.

Jeff: And you know, maybe that’s our fault for letting the parties go the way they have and the platforms that have been created. But ultimately it’s gonna be up to us if we want to fix it or not.

That is one major thing that Oprah’s experiment on 60 Minutes has revealed clearly — our two party system is a failure! It would be interesting to have these 14 people split up into new political parties and see how many they naturally form.

We know one insecure American who was watching Oprah’s reports:

I wonder what the America’s Hope group had to say about that tweet! Read more here: http://time.com/5165601/trump-oprah-60-minutes-politics/

Teen Vogue: Black Teens Have Been Fighting for Gun Reform for Years

A powerful piece from Teen Vogue highlights who African-American teenagers who have been advocating for gun reform have been largely ignored.

Teens’ recent fight for gun control is awesome and inspiring, but don’t forget that it’s exactly what young black activists have been doing. 

The piece asks an important question in response to what has happened since the horrific Parkland shooting — Why is there a different reaction to white teenage protectors than there has been to black teenage protesters?

Read the full story here: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/black-teens-have-been-fighting-for-gun-reform-for-years