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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: 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

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

The Importance of Minority Traveling

The Importance of Minority Traveling By Addison DeMoss I am Addison DeMoss, a recent graduate of Morehouse College and a future Peace Corps volunteer. Throughout my life, I have been fascinated with the idea of traveling and discovering new cultures. Because of the opportunities presented to me, I have been fortunate to visit places such … 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

Community Spotlight with Jordone Branch

Community Spotlight with Jordone Branch “Being an “African” and an “American” while living in Africa: Where do I fit in?” Living in Africa as a Morocco Peace Corps volunteer has been an insightful learning experience that has taught me the dramatic effects of stereotypes about people of African descent. This adventure has been especially unique … Continue reading

Community Spotlight with Julius E. Coles

Community Spotlight with Julius E. Coles Promoting the Global Community By Sabrina Cherry There are moments when I think “wow, I’ve done a lot in my short life.” And then I encounter people like Mr. Coles and receive a reality check. It’s during these encounters that I vacillate between feeling like I have sooo much … Continue reading

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