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Happy Birthday: Alice Walker, 2/9/1944
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It always bothered me that the 'Color Purple' never received proper recognition during the Oscar ceremonies in the early 1990s. The director and actors in that flick were outstanding. Who cannot still remember when Oprah Winfrey got medieval on her husband and her father-in-law?The movie never exists if the book wasn't written first. Alice Walker was born on this date in 1944. She is an African Am
 
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Nguzo Saba: The Seven Principles
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Villagers, I created this blog in order to inform and uplift people of African descent. Too often we are bombarded with negative images of what it means to be Black in America and throughout the diaspora. My hope is that the Electronic Village provides an outlet for us to share some self-love, self-respect and self-determination. I am hopeful that you will become engaged through your village voice
 
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Kwanzaa: Umoja ('Unity')
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Habari Gani? UMOJADay 1.  December 26.To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.You live long enough and you begin to realize that you cannot have an impact on your community, nation and race until you first have an impact on your family. It is through the good you do with your parents, siblings, spouse, children, nieces, nephews and cousins that you leave you
 
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Kwanzaa: Ujima ('Collective Work and Responsibility')
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Habari Gani? Ujima!Day 3, December 28To come together to build and maintain our communities.None of us walks alone. Especially in the Black community. We need to realize that we stand on the shoulders of others. Celebrating the Nguzo Saba principle, 'Ujima', gives us a chance to reflect on those that helped us reach our current platform. We can pay homage to our parents, grandparents, siblings, te
 
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Broke-A$$ Brotha Tip #4: Paycheck to Paycheck
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Ever wonder how you can get your finances together in such a manner that you no longer have to live paycheck to paycheck? That is something that many a Broke-A$$ Brotha has asked since the Great Recession.  This blog likes to share tips with y'all about ways to increase revenue and decrease expenses ... we call them Broke-A$$ Brotha Tips. One of two things need to happen if you hope to break
 
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Believe in Ohio: 'Creating Creators'
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Management consulting guru, Peter Drucker, famously said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”What if I told you that you could be an enabler who helps “create creators”? Would you be interested? STEM careers and entrepreneurship create jobs, create economies, and create the future. That’s why we are looking for 100 mentors in the next 100 days to be a part of the U
 
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Spoken Word: 'The Libretto of the Opera: Death of a Black Boy' (Ed Mabrey)
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Spoken word is powerful when it is done correctly. Ed Mabrey does it correctly. Ed Mabrey is the current Individual World Poetry Slam Champion, having won the title three times in his poetry career. He was the first person of color to win the title and continues to be a trailblazer, consistently raising the bar and setting new and ambitious standards for this performance art form.I saw him perf
 
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Kwanzaa: Ujamaa ('Cooperative Economics')
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Habari Gani? Ujamaa!To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them.Cooperative economics can help African Americans take physical control of their own destinies. Did you know that 95% of all earnings in the Black community ends up in the hands of non-Black people? Is it any wonder that when one community has $1.95 and our community has a nickel ... that o
 
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Kwanzaa: Nia ('Purpose')
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Habari Gani? Nia!Day 5, December 30To make as our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.Can any hill stand between you and your beloved? No. Especially if it is your purpose or goal to be with that person. Of course, there are hills in life. Heck, sometimes there are mountains. But when life is good, it s
 
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