Daniella Whyte

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Never Give Up On Your Dream

This week, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King was the face of the civil rights movement that not only fought for justice and equality for black Americans, but for freedom and justice for all Americans. Fifty years ago, King’s dream seemed impossible, even a long ways off from becoming a reality. The hope that he had for his people and thus for America as a nation could have easily been squashed with the difficult situations of each day. Nevertheless, with all the setbacks and disappointments he encountered, he never stopped dreaming. King never gave up on his dream. He was willing to hold on to his dream for as long as it would take to come to pass.
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Stand Up, Stand Out, Stand Firm

The world is made up of two types of people: those who stand for something and those who stand for nothing. Everyday, around the world, people lose their lives and risk their honor to stand up for what they believe in. No matter how many times challenges arise or how high the mountain is to climb, there are some strong people who simply stand up, stand out, and stand firm.
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Victory Can Be Messy

On Sunday night, like millions of Americans, I watched Super Bowl 47 – a matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. Beyond the money spent on advertising, the festivities, the travel, the proud parents, family members, and friends, the heart-warming performance by the Sandy Hook students with Jennifer Hudson, the Alicia Keys rendition of the National Anthem, the coin toss, the much-hyped Beyonce half-time show, and the unexpected switching off of the lights, the Super Bowl ultimately boiled down to one team winning the Lombardi Trophy.
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Standing, Fighting, and Dreaming

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Like many people, I believe this day should not only be about celebration, but about remembering, refocusing, and reexamining our own place and position in life. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man who willingly and sacrificially stood up for the poor and helpless, fought against injustice with love, and dreamed for those who could not dream for themselves. In the heat of the Civil Rights battle, he could see the future of a brighter day. He knew that if he just kept at what he was called to do, one day, all his hard work would pay off. All the toil and sweat and tears would be worth it one day.
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