Music was my first love. It is a sense of freedom and self-expression that nothing else compares to. For years I have played piano on and off, sang, and wrote lyrics. My name Shira actually means “song” in Hebrew, so I think it was a sort of destiny to fall for music. But, becoming sick ten years ago made these activities seem impossible. At the 2015 Global Genes Tribute to Champions of Hope where I was being honored as the Champion of Hope - Teen Advocate, my passion for music was reignited. When I went to the Global Genes Gala I had no idea that I would meet someone who could touch my life in such a profound way. Christina Grimmie, finalist from The Voice, was there as both an advocate and performer. We became fast friends as we bonded over quirkiness and hair dye. Over our friendship, Christina reminded me why I had fallen in love with music in the first place.
SAY HIS NAME.
Jordan Edwards was a hard-working student with a bright future at Mesquite High School. He played quarterback and receiver on his school’s football team. He was also the youngest, unarmed black teen to be killed by a cop this year
On May first a memo was released stating that the Trump Administration is set to discontinue the “Let Girls Learn” program, originally launched by former first lady Michelle Obama.
The program was created to let young girls have access to a good education in underdeveloped countries. According to an email sent by Sheila Crowley, the Acting Director of the Peace Corps, the administration “will not continue to use the 'Let Girls Learn' brand or maintain a stand-alone program.”
What exactly is going on?
Over the past few years the situation in Syria has heightened into a series of mass destruction. More than a quarter million have lost their lives and eleven million have been forced to leave their homes. The country of Syria is under a civil war and the situation isn’t dying anytime soon