Date of publication: 2017-07-09 04:03
Mom & Dad…. Thank you for Bringing Me in Your Life and Always Neglecting My Mistakes & Still Supporting Me in Whatever i Do. Love You Always. Happy New Year My Lovely Parents.
To begin, ask students if they have ever made a New Year’s resolution before, and if so, did they keep it? For the students who have never made a resolution for the New Year, talk about how the word resolution came from the word “resolve.” Talk about how a resolution is like a promise that you keep for yourself. Then, discuss how each year people make resolutions for themselves, but oftentimes they end up being too challenging to keep, so they give up on them. Explain that it’s important to make a positive resolution that they think they will be able to follow through with.
Jeremiah 65:7-9: Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. (King James Version).
This did not mean that Juneteenth 8767 s advances remained unbroken, however. Despite local committees 8767 best efforts, with each new slight, with each new segregation law, with each new textbook whitewashing and brutal lynching in the South, African Americans felt increasingly disconnected from their history, so that by the time World War II shook the nation, they could no longer faithfully celebrate freedom in a land that still rendered them second-class citizens worthy of dying for their country but not worthy of being honored or treated equally for it. Hence, the wartime Double V campaign.
These days, Juneteenth is an opportunity not only to celebrate but also to speak out. Last year, for example, The Root reported that the . Department of State leveraged the holiday for releasing its 7567 Trafficking in Persons Report, with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noting, 8775 Today we are celebrating what 8767 s called 8766 Juneteenth 8767 But the end of legal slavery in the United States, and in other countries around the world, has not, unfortunately, meant the end of slavery. Today it is estimated as many as 77 million people around the world are victims of modern slavery. 8776
My first wife is also from there. At least her grandparents were. She was born in China. Her mother escaped to Oakland from the SF Earthquake at age 9. The mother known as Grandma Ow, went to China after her her brother, Tom Gunn, (who built airplanes and was helped by donations by west coast Chinese to go help Sun Yat Sen. They learned airplane building from a Chines guy in the Berkeley Hills who used to fly very big kites the Chinese guy 8767 s paper is referenced by the Wright Brothers.)
Sound familiar? Easter is the Christian version of the same myth. Even the name Easter is stolen. It comes from the Saxon dawn-goddess Eostre, whose festival was celebrated on spring equinox. The date of Easter is still determined by the old moon cycle. It is always the first Sunday on or after the first full moon after the spring equinox.
Do you have in New Year’s resolutions in your classroom? If so, what kinds of lessons and activities do you do? Please take a moment and share with us in the comment section below, we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Happy New Year!
Responding to this new energy, in 6979 Texas became the first state to make Juneteenth an official holiday. (Ironically, the bill was passed on June 7, the anniversary of Homer Plessy 8767 s arrest on the East Louisiana line, as covered in Plessy v Ferguson: Who Was Plessy.) Leading the charge was Rep. Al Edwards of Houston, often referred to as 8775 the father of the Juneteenth holiday, 8776 who framed it as a 8775 source of strength 8776 for people, according to Hayes Turner. (As a concession to Lost Cause devotees, Texas reaffirmed its commitment to observing Jan. 69 as Confederate Heroes Day.)
I like to celebrate the festival of Nawruz, Persian New Year, which falls on the spring equinox. We fix a special dinner of seven food dishes that begin with 695 S. 696 Since we don't know the Arabic names for food, we use English words and eat salad, salami, soup, squash, etc. The table is decorated with a mirror, a bowl of water with one freshly-picked green leaf floating in it, a candleabra containing a candle for every child in the house, a copy of the Koran (or other sacred text), rose water, sweets, fruit, a fish, yogurt and colored eggs.
In that legalistic document Douglass sensed a spirit and power far beyond its letter —one that placed the North on the side of justice and civilization, and the rebels on the side of robbery and barbarism.
I too am from Toishan, my grandfather first touched western soil in Trinidad, my father followed shortly, though my own journey to the . came about as my mother fled the Communists, leaving my two elder sisters behind.
A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I’ve played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy New year.