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Dollars and Sense: A penny saved is a penny earned

Little Black Village Dollars and Sense November 2012 Thought for the month, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” In the column, I will share with you, from a layman’s perspective, ways to become debt “free”dom, by establishing a savings plan and paying off debt.  Some of the information I will present to you will … Continue reading

2012 H.O.P.E. Scholar: Nathaniel Shelton

Originally posted on The H.O.P.E. Scholarship:
“It’s not fair for me to receive assistance from this community and not give back,” said Nathaniel Shelton,  a sophomore, theater arts major at Howard University. A mature sentiment not usually expressed by young people chasing bright lights and big dreams, but Shelton is honest and…

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Thought of the Day: Sharing Knowledge

Thought of the Day:  Sharing Knowledge Not sure if I heard this before or if it just came to me off the top of my head this morning while showering.  Nevertheless, I really do believe one of our greatest tragedies these days is knowledge that is not shared.  The knowledge that I am referring to … Continue reading

It’s never too late or you are never too rich to get your high school diploma!

Words of the Day: Collective Work and Responsibility

Words of the Day: Collective Work and Responsibility No matter what accomplishment you make, somebody helps you. ~ Althea Gibson Whatever any of us achieves, we have to credit the many people who helped us in our development: parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, mentors, friends, and coaches.  Beyond these, we must give thanks to the courageous … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Responsibility

Word of the Day:  Responsibility It is quite easy to shout slogans, to sign manifestos, but it is quite a different matter to build, manage, command, spend days and nights seeking the solution of problems. ~ Patrice Lumumba It doesn’t take much energy or commitment to wear a button or a T-shirt, to shout a … Continue reading

Words of the Day: Unfairness/Challenges

Words of the Day: Unfairness/Challenges She informed us regularly and matter-of-factly that we had to be twice as good as white children in everything we attempted in life. “That way you got half a chance of making it.” ~Bebe Moor Campbell, from Sweet Summer Who among us has not heard this bit of wisdom?  We … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Collective Responsibility

Word of the Day:  Collective Responsibility We live, not as hermits, untouched by others, but in families and communities. “It’s my life,” you insist.  Of course.  Ultimately, only you can decide what is best for you.  But every choice affects the lives of those around you now and those who will surround you later.  Living … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Diplomacy (BP)

Word of the Day: Diplomacy You worry too much about what goes into your mouth and not enough about what comes out of it. ~ Leah Chase Sticks and stones may break bones, but words can cut to the core.  Words are more powerful than we realize.  Mere words can convince a child that he … Continue reading

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