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GIFTS OF THE VILLAGE   Shelby floated across the stage with elegance and grace, just as the ladies of her family had taught her.  She was absolutely gorgeous under normal circumstances, and this night, she was the most beautiful young woman in the world.  Shelby was finally graduating high school and I was so proud … Continue reading


Greater By Alika Turner Growth and maturity has no gender Trials and tribulations has no race Suffrage has no age Striving for GREATER is accepted among all ages Hold yourself accountable for your own future Be okay with allowing others to lead For some of the GREATEST leaders have followed at least once Have no … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Strength

Word of the Day: Strength One thing they cannot prohibit– The strong men . . . coming on The strong men gittin’ stronger. Strong men . . . Stronger . . . ~ Sterling Brown . We get stronger when we demand a better education for our children, when we search out the teachers who … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Unity

Word of the Day: Unity Sticks in bundle are unbreakable. ~Kenyan (Bondei) proverb Sticks in a bundle symbolize unity, or Umoja, one of the seven principles we celebrate at Kwanzaa.  As African-Americans, it is clear we must help ourselves.  We must make alliances among ourselves, and stop the bickering, envy, and posturing that divide us. … 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

Thought of the Day: Sharing Knowledge

Thought of the Day:  Sharing Knowledge Not sure if I heard this before or if it just came to me off the top of my head this morning while showering.  Nevertheless, I really do believe one of our greatest tragedies these days is knowledge that is not shared.  The knowledge that I am referring to … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Collective Responsibility

Word of the Day:  Collective Responsibility We live, not as hermits, untouched by others, but in families and communities. “It’s my life,” you insist.  Of course.  Ultimately, only you can decide what is best for you.  But every choice affects the lives of those around you now and those who will surround you later.  Living … Continue reading

Originally posted on The H.O.P.E. Scholarship:
A while back I wrote an article about the mantra that’s becoming more and more popular. “College isn’t for everyone.” As I stated in the article, while I tend to agree with the statement overall, I do believe it is an overstated one particularly in communities…

Word of the Day: Tolerance

Word of the Day:  Tolerance A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons. ~ Desmond Tutu Yes, even we who should know better are sometimes guilty of dehumanizing others because they do not conform to our code of ethics, because they don’t belong to our gang, our gender, our socioeconomic group, or … Continue reading

Afternoon thoughts: Saying No

Afternoon thoughts with Leslie Jean-Pierre: Saying No to your kids I can see why some parents fall in the trap of always saying yes to the kids they love, or saying that’s ok for things that they have done but forget to ask for permission to do, especially, if those kids are good kids (perspectively … Continue reading

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