Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fighting Back, No Place Like Home, -and- The Kids Are Alright

Fighting Back - FDNY chief protects son, fights off child snatcher
No Place Like Home - NYC woman lives 90 years in same apartment
The Kids Are Alright - teen honored for pulling man from burning truck

On this day in history: May 19, 1536 - In the first public execution of an English queen, Anne Boleyn is beheaded. In her speech, Boleyn has nothing but good things to say about her husband, Henry VIII: "I pray God save the king and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never: and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord."

Born on this day in history: May 19, 1925 - Malcolm X (1925 - 1965) Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, NE, activist Malcolm X spent 10 years in prison for burglary (1946), where he discovered the anti-white Black Muslims. He came to national attention via writings and a TV documentary (1959) that portrayed him as a threat to white people. Breaking with the Muslims (1964), he worked to internationalize the Afro-American struggle, forming the Organization of African American Unity. Assassinated in New York City, Malcolm X remains a powerful influence and transformed a generation of African-Americans.

Scripture of the Day: Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. — 1 Peter 5:6-7

Video of the Day: 1200 BHP Twin supercharged 1974 Chevy Corvette - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene! Click to enlarge.

Laura's journey continues!

Outside El Charro

Inside El Charro

El Charro art

El Charro wall mural

Chicken Mole

Carnita Tamale

Cathy and her tacos

Shopping with sister Cathy