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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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My Brother’s Keeper: A New White House Initiative to Empower Boys and Young Men of Color

My Brother’s Keeper: A New White House Initiative to Empower Boys and Young Men of Color Advertisements

Global Community: Books for Swaziland

Books for Swaziland: A Different Perspective of Life in Swaziland   My name is Sagal Osman. I am a Youth Development volunteer serving in the Kingdom of Swaziland, a small landlocked country in southern Africa.    I was born in the horn of East Africa, in Somalia, but I grew up in Seattle, Washington. When … Continue reading

Dollars and Sense: 52 week Money Challenge 2014

Little Black Village Dollars and Sense January 2014 Thought for the month, “What’s a Dollar More A Week.” Happy New Years, As we recover from the holidays, and more importantly holiday spending, I have a proposal for you that you won’t be able to resist.  How would you like to save over $1,300.00 this year … Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons for African American Students to Go Abroad

Top 10 Reasons for African American Students to Go Abroad By Starlett Craig Before going abroad, I was an armchair traveler. I sat at my desk semester after semester doing my job as an international student adviser. I was fascinated by all the students I met, but I was most impressed with the commitment of … Continue reading

The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges

The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges http://www.nationofchange.org/secret-history-how-slavery-helped-build-america-s-elite-colleges-1385919495

The Ecology of a Non-profit

The Ecology of a Non-profit Written By Alika Turner In 2008, Co-founders Yusef Aziz and John Miller saw an opportunity to empower youth within the inner city of Atlanta. Back 2 Basic Kids Foundation has established a mission to helping at risk children in areas such as; Health & Fitness, Life Skills, Team Work, Education … Continue reading

Imagine Life

Imagine Life Imagine Life  At the beginning  At the brink of human creations A clean slate for all of humanity  Brand new destiny  No sins to regret  Imagine life  Where there are green trees on every street  Blossoming flowers in every season No killing No abandonment  Children’s lives spared for the greater Families raising families … Continue reading

Magic in Her Pen

Magic in Her Pen (Inspiring young female writers) By Alika Turner   For centuries we have been blessed as a culture with amazing African American female writers. Authors, who have inspired, uplifted and encouraged women. As young female writers we have some large shoes to fill but, none the less amazing and powerful shoes.   … Continue reading

Words of Confusion

Words of Confusion By Alika Turner     Eyes closed   No light to see   No hands for support   Patiently waiting   Waiting for   Freedom   Truth   Answers   Hearts have bleed   Mothers have wept   Fathers continue to fight   Children yearn for needs   We starve for more … Continue reading

My Thoughts Exactly

My Thoughts Exactly By Alika Turner   Establishing life in to our youth may be a task the many are not willing to fulfill. Reaching out to encourage and rebuild faith may start with one but, takes many to make an impact.   We used to believe in the village that raised the Child. Somehow … Continue reading

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