Anderson Cooper …. “#SayTheirNames …. Orlando Shooting …. “!!


~~June 14, 2016~~ 


We are still reeling from this tragic event.

My heart, my soul and my mind remain numb.

We haven’t been able to make sense of this.

The pain is too deep.

Life goes on. Reality is reality.

The business of living continues.

Honoring the victims.

Let the video speak for itself.

Thank you, Anderson!



Anderson Cooper stood near the scene of the tragedy by Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, where 49 people were killed and 53 injured early Sunday morning. At the time of airing the CNN segment, 48 of the 49 victims had been identified.

As their images appeared on the screen, Cooper read aloud the names of those killed along with a short description of who they were or where they worked.

He became noticeably upset in places, taking his time to regain his voice to continue honoring the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Cooper ended the tribute by saying, “we think it’s important you hear their names.”

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Anderson Cooper Gives Emotional Tribute to Victims of the Orlando Shooting



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~CNN’s emotional tribute to Orlando shooting victims~

~Published on Jun 13, 2016~

CNN’s Anderson Cooper reads out the names and ages of the victims of the massacre that took place in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.


We ALL are ONE!! 


Chapel Hill Shooting February 2015 …. Senseless Tragedy …. “!!


~~February 27, 2016~~ 


February 10th, 2016

Day of Light: On the Path to Resilience

It’s been a bit over one year since this terrible tragedy occurred.

Do we remember?

I wasn’t even aware that this had happened.

I came across the last video included in this post this morning.

I started researching and looking for more.

Hate speech, banning Muslims, creating a data base for people of specific religions, building walls … all have consequences.

Words are powerful.

Never forget that!



The Story of a Hate Crime

On February 10, 2015, Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha were killed in their home in Finley Forest Condominiums on Summerwalk Circle in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States.

Barakat was a second-year student in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, his wife Yusor was a North Carolina State University (NCSU) graduate planning to enter UNC Dentistry School in the fall, and her sister Razan was a student at NCSU majoring in architecture and environmental design.

Chapel Hill police arrested their neighbor, Craig Stephen Hicks, who had shot and killed the three people in a single attack.

On February 10, the Chapel Hill Police Department stated that their “preliminary investigation indicates that the crime was motivated by an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking. Hicks is cooperating with investigators.”

Hicks was charged with three counts of first-degree murder. On February 16, Hicks was indicted by a Durham County grand jury on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.



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Three people (two of whom were students) were killed

Deah Shaddy Barakat

Age 23, a Syrian American. A 2013 graduate of North Carolina State University who had majored in business administration, he was a second-year student in the UNC School of Dentistry. He and 10 other dental students were planning to travel to Turkey to treat Syrian refugees as part of a project organized by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Syrian-American Medical Society. He also worked to provide free dental supplies to the homeless in his spare time. An avid fan of basketball, he married Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha on December 27, 2014. The couple had been married just six weeks when they were killed. An autopsy clarified that Barakat was shot multiple times in the head, chest, and upper extremities.

Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha

Age 21, a Jordanian American of Palestinian descent and the wife of Deah Shaddy Barakat. Born in Jordan, she emigrated to the United States at the age of six months. A 2014 graduate of North Carolina State University, she had graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, and was planning to enter UNC in the fall to study dentistry. Friends described her as “down to earth” and “understanding”, a happy newlywed eager to impress and please her husband. According to an autopsy, she was shot in the head and hip.

Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha

Age 19, a Jordanian American of Palestinian descent and a sister of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha. Born in the United States, she was a sophomore in the North Carolina State University College of Design, majoring in architecture and environmental design. She was also dedicated to charity work, supporting charities like Global Deaf Muslim. An autopsy described her cause of death as a gunshot wound to the left side of the head.

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Chapel Hill Shooting Victim’s Family And Friends Deliver Dental Care To Syrian Refugees

~Published on Aug 19, 2015~~

23-year-old Deah Barakat hoped to fundraise $20,000 for a summer trip to Turkey to provide dental care to Syrian refugees. After he, his wife Yusor and her sister Razan Abu-Salha were shot to death in North Carolina in February, donations in their memory reached over $533,000. His father, brother and dozens of volunteers delivered the funds – and smiles – on a recent trip to Turkey.


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Deah Barakat’s Dream Lives On

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~Hey Donald Trump – Stop Provoking Violence~

~Published on Feb 26, 2016~

Donald Trump and his campaign rhetoric against Muslims is a major issue for Dr. Suzanne Barakat, sister of Deah Barakat, a victim in the Chapel Hill shooting. Here’s what she has to say to the current leading Republican 2016 Presidential candidate.


We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 


We ALL are ONE!! 


Thoughts for today, #180 …. “Biggest Concern”!!


~~June 21, 2015~~ 

11 essential facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States

America is a land of guns

It was true when twelve people died in Aurora, Colo., when a gunman opened fire in a movie theater. It was true when a gunman killed 27 people, including 20 children, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn. And it remains true this morning, as police search for the gunman who is accused of killing nine people at an historic African American church in Charleston, S.C.


Shooting sprees are not rare in the United States

Gun ownership in the United States is declining overall, but nearly a third of households still have a gun

Active shooter events have become more common in recent years

Of the 12 deadliest shootings in the United States, six have happened from 2007 onward

America is an unusually violent country But we’re not as violent as we used to be

The South is the most violent region in the United States

More guns tend to mean more homicide

States with stricter gun control laws have fewer deaths from gun-related violence

Gun control, in general, has not been politically popular — and its popularity has been declining lately

While general gun control isn’t that popular, particular policies are

Shootings don’t tend to substantially affect views on gun control

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We ALL are ONE!!