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Community Spotlight with Darryl K. Johnson

Community Spotlight with Darryl K. Johnson Being A Parent The courage and strength to do what’s right! By Darryl K. Johnson I have never been much of a writer but I do feel that somewhere, somehow and someway that someone may be able to appreciate my story. I have always been a stickler for details and I love … Continue reading

Let’s Do So For Goodness Sake

The Upside of Things by Naponisha L. Sivad “Let’s Do So For Goodness Sake” “Let’s Do So For Goodness Sake.” How often are we presented with an opportunity to be of service and prior to helping someone we ponder “What’s in it for me?” Well, some people don’t waste a second asking this question. If their schedule … Continue reading

Community Spotlight with Carlton Grant

Community Spotlight: A Parents’ Dream Parents Version By Carlton Grant Dear Little Black Village, Here is the story of my girl. She is the only child from my marriage and we came to America when she was three years old. This means that practically she grew up here in New York all her life. To … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Strength

Word of the Day: Strength One thing they cannot prohibit– The strong men . . . coming on The strong men gittin’ stronger. Strong men . . . Stronger . . . ~ Sterling Brown . We get stronger when we demand a better education for our children, when we search out the teachers who … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Unity

Word of the Day: Unity Sticks in bundle are unbreakable. ~Kenyan (Bondei) proverb Sticks in a bundle symbolize unity, or Umoja, one of the seven principles we celebrate at Kwanzaa.  As African-Americans, it is clear we must help ourselves.  We must make alliances among ourselves, and stop the bickering, envy, and posturing that divide us. … Continue reading

Community Spotlight with Timothy Washington

Community Spotlight with Timothy Washington By Sabrina Cherry I kept trying to find something else to say to describe Mr. Timothy Washington … something more masculine! But all I keep coming up with is bruised but not broken. When I sat down to interview Mr. Washington, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was in for. … Continue reading

Community Spotlight with Julius E. Coles

Community Spotlight with Julius E. Coles Promoting the Global Community By Sabrina Cherry There are moments when I think “wow, I’ve done a lot in my short life.” And then I encounter people like Mr. Coles and receive a reality check. It’s during these encounters that I vacillate between feeling like I have sooo much … Continue reading

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February 2013