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    Posted May 18, 2013 by
    Killeen, Texas
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    Powerful Anti-Bullying Message via Spoken Word


    It's another hot weekend here in Central Texas, and in the city of Killeen the sun is not the only source bringing the heat.
    I attended a Youth Summit and saw these poets from a popular poetry group, Team Gravy, hit the stage in the heat to shout a very powerful message to bully's across the globe.
    This Youth Summit event held by Team Ice DJ's got it's start after the local media missed the mark in covering the story of an abused teen, DeAndre', who was video taped as he was being beat up.
    Team Gravy says in their poem against bullying "I'm taking back my POWER you have no control of me...stand up, stand up!" The message being for those who are being bullied to know that by telling parents and authorities and getting others involved they can fight back and for those who see a situation of bullying to STAND UP and tell someone in authority IMMEDIATELY what they saw. Do not just make the cell phone video to post on popular websites, use it as evidence when reporting the bullying incident.

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