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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

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strength-symbolWe get stronger when we demand a better education for our children, when we search out the teachers who care.  We get stronger when we demand safety and security in our neighborhoods.  We get stronger when we learn about our heritage, and pass it on to our children.  We get stronger when we stand up and shout “No!” to discrimination and abuse.  We get stronger when we value our bodies and minds, and nurture them accordingly.  We get stronger when we dream, stronger still when we pursue our dreams.  We get stronger day by day, stronger when we succeed, stronger when we fail–because failure cannot diminish our strength but can add to it.  We get stronger when we are willing to do what is necessary.

On this day, I will do at least one concrete thing that gets me closer to my goal.

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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