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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

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

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

How About Us?

How About Us? Submitted by Gamal Dillard   With all due respect to Trayvon Martin: I am not worried about being profiled. I am worried about the number of blacks gunned down since he was killed. (500 is more than 1, always); who is killing us? Us, WE!   We “be” killing each other. We … 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

Volunteerism Takes Center Stage at Morehouse College

 Volunteerism Takes Center Stage at Morehouse College by Michael Orlando Moncrieffe  With today’s national minority unemployment rate hovering in the double digits, students were presented an option with the Peace Corps. A panel discussion held at Morehouse College on November 26th introduced students to post graduation alternatives. This year’s event was well attended by friends, … Continue reading

Little Black Village Intro

Word of the Day: Preparation

Word of the Day: Preparation If you’re going to play the game properly, you’d better know every rule. ~Barbara Jordan If we haven’t been in on the rule making — and generally we haven’t — we may want to ignore the rule book altogether. But life is rife with rules.  There are rules at home, … Continue reading

2013 BILL GATES SCHOLARS PROGRAM

2013 BILL GATES SCHOLARS PROGRAM GIVING AWAY ONE THOUSAND SCHOLARSHIPS TO MINORITY STUDENTS  — Applications Now Available For 2013 Scholarships — Nationwide  — Every year, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The program provides scholars with … Continue reading

Black Men 2010

I thought I share this because, although some statistics may be factually incorrect, we still have a long way to go to get the number of black men that are in prison down.   We definitely have some work to do and it all starts at home and community! We ask not that others bear … Continue reading

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