President Obama Commemorates “I Have a Dream” Anniversary. {Video}

Via on Aug 28, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses marchers at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses marchers at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963.

Remembering what’s important.

The Miley Cyrus “debate” has taken the internet—and many of our conversations—by storm.

Yet, let’s not forget what’s important and what deserves our real attention and thought.

While celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Miley Cyrus surely (and for better or for worse) have an influence over the culture that our children are being raised within, these celebrities hold clout because of the press that they receive.

So, let’s also give our attention to areas of life and to areas of the world and our country that have real needs—because, unfortunately, Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream hasn’t come completely true.

Watch President Obama commemorate the 50th Anniversary of MLK Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as well as the original too.

 

 

I’m certainly not suggesting that we all bury our heads in the sand and not address things like disturbing entertainment performances, but I am also offering up to you that what you choose to view and read has a larger influence on what’s presented to us in the first place—and what ends up having a prominent place in your children’s lives and minds.

 

 

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Ed: Bryonie Wise

About Jennifer S. White

Jennifer is a voracious reader, obsessive writer, passionate yoga instructor and drinker of hoppy ales. She's also a devoted mama and wife (a stay-at-home yogi). She considers herself to be one of the funniest people that ever lived and she's also an identical twin. In addition to her work on elephant journal, Jennifer has over 40 articles published on the wellness website MindBodyGreen and her yoga-themed column Your Personal Yogi ran in the newspaper Toledo Free Press. She holds a Bachelor's degree in geology and absolutely no degrees in anything related to literature. She's written one book that has yet to be published and is currently working on another. If you want to learn more about Jennifer then make sure to check out her writing, as she's finally put her tendencies to over-think and over-share to good use. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and on her new website.

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