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Community Spotlight: Sabrina T. Cherry

By Jalen McNeal In honor of Women’s History Month, Little Black Village recognizes Sabrina T. Cherry, who is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), teacher, writer, and speaker. I had the opportunity to interview Sabrina about her Peace Corps experience and how seeing the world, through the lens of service, has influenced her endeavors as … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Portia Boykin

Portia’s Peace Corps Experience in Ecuador By Portia Boykin Even though this year will be the 10 year anniversary of the start of my Peace Corps journey, I still would consider it as a vivid recent memory. I often find a way to incorporate my Peace Corps experience in Ecuador into my daily life. The … Continue reading

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: Byron L. Williams

“Colder than a polar bear’s toenails” was a line from the famous Outkast song that immediately flew to the front of my mind when my wife and I learned we were chosen to be Education sector volunteers in Ukraine, Eastern Europe. We knew it was going to be quite an adjustment for our Las Vegas, … 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

Volunteer Writers Currently Needed

We are currently seeking volunteer writers for the Little Black Village website/blog. Candidates must have efficient writing skills and must be passionate about writing on related topics that are covered in our mission statement. 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

“What’s a Dollar More A Week.” 2017

52 Weeks Challenge. Continue reading

Dedication to Mom

A dedication to Lydie Jean-Pierre, my mom. All that I am, All that I wish to be, All that I can be, I thank my MOM. I’m finding that all that I have done and enjoy doing is serving others in any capacity that I can.
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