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Word of the Day: Preparation

Word of the Day: Preparation

If you’re going to play the game properly, you’d better know every rule.

~Barbara Jordan

If we haven’t been in on the rule making — and generally we haven’t — we may want to ignore the rule book altogether.

But life is rife with rules.  There are rules at home, at work, in school–whenever we come into contact with others.  Often rules are put in place to protect our rights.  As we African-Americans have learned, they have also been enacted to abridge our rights.

Individually, we need to figure out which rules can and should be challenged.  We may find that rules can be skirted or stretched when we accumulate power, but we’re probably going to have to go along with most of them for a while if we’re interested in acquiring that powers.

excerpts from Black Pearls by Eric V. Copage

These excerpts are especially compelling due to all the current voters suppression going on in many of the swing states this year.  This means that it is our responsibility to know the rules and seek the information about our rights.  We need to follow them if we think they are fair and just and not be discouraged from challenging them if we think the are divisive and unjust.

Be sure to get out and vote and do not let anyone frighten you from doing what is your right!

About Little Black Village

Little Black Village promotes higher education, personal development, and international exposure for African American youth. Little Black Village is a dedicated to discussing and exploring ways of keeping our black youth from dropping out of high school and encouraging them in seeking higher education and living up to their fullest potential. Little Black Village is also committed to making a difference in the black community by encouraging its members to share their voices through social media outlets, lead by example by taking an active role in mentoring a black youth, connecting families to educational resources and actively taking part of community services in and out of our communities.


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