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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 slogan, or even to march for an hour or two.  The real work is in the daily “grind” of working toward our personal and political goals, of managing our lives and careers and families, of contributing to our communities.  And while our efforts can feel somewhat solitary, it is this daily work that produces the results we are all after.

Let’s learn to appreciate each other for everything we do every day.  We have to sustain our joint energy and commitment.  A public statement is nothing without the private effort to back it up.

On this day, I will take five minutes and pledge to do everything the best I can.

Excerpts from Black Pearls by Eric V. Copage

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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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