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Lao Tzu, famous Chinese philosopher living over 2500 years ago, stated that the biggest problem in the world is that individuals experience themselves as powerless. Powerless individuals feel helpless, negative, lethargic, frustrated, resentful, and often live in fear,...

June 29, 2016

It has been one week since my return from Guatemala and I must say, I MISS GUATEMALA! It became a home for me while I was there and my host mom reminded me of my own mother while there. Waking up each morning, to smell a freshly cooked breakfast was everything. Each mo...

June 27, 2016

On August 20, 2016, Roanoke Rapids will be welcoming the 10th Annual Gregory B. Davis Foundation and Collier Harley Davidson Bike Ride for a Cause. For the past 10 years the Gregory B. Davis Foundation has partnered with Collier to attract over 100 riders to Ride for a...

June 20, 2016

Any where you travel, you're gonna experience some pretty wonderful things and you'll also experience issues in their society. A social justice issue that is very common in Guatemala is the power of a woman. The men in Guatemala are very dominant and will be in charge...

June 19, 2016

“Your talent is God’s gift to you; what you do with it is your gift back to God.” –Leo Buscaglia

The title of this post is something I wish I’d said to myself on countless occasions; and something I thought about after meeting an unassuming elderly man in a nursing home...

June 18, 2016

Shopping in Guatemala can be a fun experience for anyone because it teaches a sense of value. In the states, I don't think we have a real meaning of value; even though, so many people believe they do. I brought myself a blanket from Guatemala for ______. The blanket, i...

June 16, 2016

After taking some time to think about my time in Antigua, Guatemala I come to the realization that a lot of children and even adults are not grateful for the many blessing that we have in the US. I totally understand that we also have our issues that we have to work on...

Rayshawn "Ray" Powell, a Gregory B. Davis Foundation (GBDF) Youth Advisor and rising senior at KIPP Pride in Gaston, North Carolina, certainly does not allow any moss of any kind to grow under his feet.  Not only is Ray a gifted student and athlete, but he is also curr...