It had started out as an ordinary, day. October 14th 2016, a chilly Friday with the first signs of winter beginning to show. My son Jamel Boyce, then 17, had stayed at his mum’s the night before, but at about 11am he popped by my music cafe in Brixton so we could have breakfast together.
Anthony Borges, a 15-year-old high school soccer player did something so brave and noble in the valley of the shadow of death. He used his own body to shield his classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland during a gunman’s February 14th rampage that killed 17 people.
Felisha Ruehmer of South Carolina was inspired to start giving free haircuts to the homeless with the help of nudges from her friends. “I kept getting tagged in a Facebook video of someone doing street haircuts for the homeless.
A young mum severely burnt by a kerosene explosion at the age of two says she was left feeling suicidal until she found love. Solara Jaafar, 21, says she has even learned to now see her scars as beautiful after suffering abuse from cruel bullies.
Tragedy struck one afternoon in August of 2017. Tiffani was recovering from her surgery and decided to take a nap. Her children 6, 13, and 17 were in school and Aunt Paula who was hooked up to her C-Pap breathing apparatus was also napping down the hall.
Sortor had just returned from a trip to Emiworo town where she attended a meeting to acquire more land for a farm project. She was standing with two female students inside the compound of Hope Academy when the kidnappers grabbed her, scaled the wall and fled into the surrounding mountainous area.
The implication that an educated mother, debilitated father, toddler and infant pose a national security concern is absolutely absurd. Just yesterday, a Sudanese court not only released Meriam and her children, but acquitted her of all charges, dropped all imposed sentences and recognized as legal her marriage to Daniel, which had previously been annulled by a lower court.