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Community Spotlight: Melvin P. Foote

By: Jalen McNeal I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Melvin P. Foote, who is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), a pioneer in the field of African Affairs, the President and CEO of Constituency for Africa, and an impassioned world traveler– specifically to the continent of Africa, where he focuses on creating and implementing … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Leslie Jean-Pierre

By: Jalen McNeal In recognition of Black History Month, I interviewed the founder of Little Black Village, Leslie Jean-Pierre. I have had the privilege of learning about Leslie’s volunteer and travel experiences through the Little Black Village website and initiatives, and I felt he would be the perfect interviewee to answer some questions I had … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Addison DeMoss

 Black and Abroad: Thoughts From a Solitary Traveler   By: Addison DeMoss Walking through my Bairro in Mozambique during a relatively brisk evening, I decided to have a quick  drink before returning home and settling down. At this stage, I had been fairly integrated into my  community for nearly one year, but there is always someone … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Isaac Eaves

I translated my passion for service and interest in international travel into service as Peace Corps Volunteer. Continue reading

Passport Project: Andres F. Dominguez-Cuevas

Hello, my name is Andy and I would like to be considered for the passport project. The reason I come to this group is to find help in securing the funds to acquire a passport so that I may explore more of the world I live in, learn more about my roots as a mixed … Continue reading

Listen to your gut feelings when traveling

I always wonder if my super strength would come out if I ever got ambushed. Well, I am no super hero! I did put up a fight but the four men got the best of me. Strangling, punching and holding me down. Continue reading

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Quincy Jones Gives Back To His Community

Putting his overseas’ experience to work: Returned Peace  Corps Volunteer Quincy Jones What a way to give back to the community you live in. Quincy Jones truly puts his Peace Corps experience to use back at home for the benefit of his community. Quincy grew up in Osborn, then headed off to Michigan State University. … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Victimhood

Word of the Day: Victimhood One of the recurring success themes in the African-American community is the frequency with which being a victim actually drives ambition. ~ Audrey Edwards and Graig K. Polite, From Children of the Dream To be African-American implies that at least once in our lives, if not over and over again, … Continue reading

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

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

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