Cultural Heroes

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller (June 9, 1877 – March 18, 1968) was an African-American artist, notable as the first to make art celebrating Afrocentric themes. A multi-talented artist who created poetry and paintings, she is mainly known as a sculptor who explored her African-American roots. Fuller created emotion-packed work with strong social commentary, and became a forerunner of the Black Renaissance, a movement promoting African-American art. Between 1914 and 1921, Fuller's work reflected ... Read More

Next Hero School Events!

Hero School presents SUIT-UP 2013! The PALMS Resort Las Vegas UPDATE! Trina Braxton appearing LIVE! www.TrinaBraxton.com Saturday, November 9, 2013 / 6pm - 9pm / Afterparty at Ghost Bar CLICK FOR TICKETS NOW MORE at www.SuitUpVegas.com   NEXT HERO SCHOOL FOR HOMELESS The next Hero School for homeless, displaced and struggling adults is: SATURDAY, November 16, 2013, 9:30a -12:00p Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. N., Las Vegas, NV 89101 Ignition. ... Read More

How Not To Fall Behind

IS MY GROUP...GANG...PACK...MENTALITY, MAKING ME ............? "If you want to improve, you have to be the one who generates the move. Imagine a group class - you’re the one generating the move only a small percentage of the time.” - Anders Ericsson Isn't it interesting that whether we're in a classroom, sales meeting or church service, if we're sitting with a group of our friends, we are more inclined to respond to and learn from the friends  seated next to us than we are from the ... Read More

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD HATERS

“Most men who rail against women are railing at one woman only.” - Rémy de Gourmont (1858-1915) Every hero has an inner wound. It may be covered in scar tissue but it's always there, a reminder of a day we've tried to forget. Until something happens that tears at the scar or someone actually targets the wound. Maybe someone bumped into it by accident. Perhaps a friend or coworker treated you poorly. If you didn't have the wound, you would have felt nothing. But you do. This next instance just ... Read More

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

IS THE STORY YOU TELL THE ONE YOU WANT TO LIVE? "And they lived happily ever after." - The Brothers Grimm Retelling the same story makes it stronger, giving it power in and over our life. Accurate, positive, or not, it ultimately becomes our truth. If the Life or Event Story we tell most often is not a story we really want, why do we continue to tell it? To continue to tell the same sad stories, they must be giving us something we have been programmed to need, whether sympathy, ... Read More

Morpheus is here. Becoming unplugged is up to you.

#thematrix "I know why you're here, Neo. I know what you've been doing...why you hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night you sit by your computer. You're looking for him. I know because I was once looking for the same thing. And when he found me, he told me I wasn't really looking for him. I was looking for an answer." - Trinity, The Matrix (1999) The term "red pill," and its opposite, "blue pill", are pop culture terms that have become a common symbol for the choice ... Read More

Introducing the Events Assistant Intern!

Deep in the dry, money-sucking city the world calls “Las Vegas,” there lived, well she is still living, a girl. This dark-haired girl tries to be one of the nicest people, and finds that the greatest beauty of the world is life itself. She enjoys talking in third-person because story telling is one of the best ways to climb aboard Aladdin’s flying carpet to another almost-perfect, universe where the friendly citizens don’t have to worry about their calorie intake or how people will perceive ... Read More

Hero in You

Introducing the new social media intern, Stephanie Santana-- I never really thought about who my favorite super hero is. I have a lot in mind, but not really a specific one. I mean, all of them are just great with their own special power. That’s how I see the world and its people. Everyone’s a hero in their own way. Their super powers can change the world big time. Almost 2 years ago my family and I went here to the states. For the past 17 years of my life, I spent it in the Philippines. So ... Read More

5 Ways to Impress Your Employer as an Intern

Starting a new internship can be overwhelming to say the least.  The first day of an internship usually consists of a grand tour of the office, meeting twenty staffers whose names you do not remember, and being introduced to a thousand new tasks that you will be expected to perform.   An intern’s first step should be to take a deep breath and absorb all the information that is being thrown at you slowly.  However, keep in mind that it is never too early to make a good impression on your ... Read More

The Hero Goes to College

Photo by: Shaylor As if college wasn’t tough enough. You’re living on your own for the first time: doing your own laundry, preparing your own meals (or running up the tab at your local pizza place), and trying to balance classes, labs, work, and commitments to family and friends. Oh, and a social life. That’s important, too. On top of all of that, you’re trying to figure out who you are. Your identity. Although this may sound a little bit like Peter Parker in the movie Spider-Man 2 (2004), ... Read More

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