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Word of the Day: Unity

Word of the Day: Unity

Sticks in bundle are unbreakable.

~Kenyan (Bondei) proverb

blackunitySticks 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. When we help other African-Americans, they can, in turn, help us or our children later.  We can spend our money at African-American–owned stores, or buy products made by African-American-owned companies.  Obviously, the more of us who make progress, the better for all of us.

Together, we are stronger.  Apart, as strong as one alone might be, we cannot always stand up to the forces that work against us.  One stick blows away in the wind.  Bound to others, it stays in place.

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Our potential for power is great–and power is a terrible thing to waste.


On this day, I pledge to buy at least one item from a black vendor or make a lunch date with an African-American colleague.

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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