Nelson Mandela was born on July 18th, 1918 in South Africa (then known as the Union of South Africa). He died on December 15th, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nelson Mandela changed this world forever through his humanitarian work, specifically his work to end Apartheid. Mandela is most famous for his works landing him in prison for 27 years. After his release he served as President of South Africa from 1994-1999. Some of Mandela’s major accomplishments were his works leading to the ending of Apartheid and his foundation, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, working to help people suffering through poverty or HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Recently I discovered the website: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ and when I went there I made a political cartoon and also a normal cartoon for fun.
Check out that website if you liked my cartoons and want to try making your own.
I found this amazing poem at allpoetry.com
Drugs Not Hugs
by Melinda K Fisher
Roll a joint laugh till you choke
trying to see threw a cloud of smoke.
These drugs ain’t no joke just a sprinkle of dope.
Perfect potion to cope so your not found hanging from a rope.
with your broken hope.
Christmas Break is over, and I have returned to school. The break went by too fast, as always, and I have already started waiting for the next one (starting January 27th). Over break I did a little bit of work, slept, visited with family, slept more, spoke with friends, slept even more, and grieved that the break was over.
Most people make a New Year’s Resolution as the next year begins. It’s used as a promise, to yourself, to better your life. My New Year’s Resolution for 2014 is to work hard and imrpove my grades.
My favorite holiday, other than my birthday which has yet to be approved as a national holiday, would be Christmas. Christmas, to me, means family coming together and exchanging gifts at my house. We have eaten, for as long as I remember, and always will eat Chinese food on Christmas. My grandparents arrive at around noon, then we order in the middle of the day from King Hing. After eating a good meal, we open presents as the day fades into the night.
I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season.
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