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Village Tip: How to Handle Rejection
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Part of selling anything is handling rejection. It's always great when a prospect says "I'm so glad to see you. This is just what I need!" But the law of averages says most of the people you come in contact with won't be that enthusiastic.There are so many ads and people trying to get us to spend money that most of us put on a stern face any time a sales person approaches. This doesn't mea
 
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Rest In Peace: Marcus Garvey (1887-1940)
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Villagers recognize that we can not depend on others to tell US History completely. Too often, it becomes HIStory instead of OURstory. As such, we try to share OURstory whenever possible.Today, with kudos to Ori-Piankhi, we tell the story of the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Born in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, on August 17, 1887, Marcus Garvey was the youngest of 11 children. Garvey moved to Kingston at
 
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Only A Dad
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This poem was originally written by Edgar Guest. Edgar Guest began his illustrious career in 1895 at the age of fourteen when his work first appeared the the Detroit Free Press. His column was syndicated in over 300 newspapers, and he became known as "The Poet of the People." I share the poem today in honor of Wayne Sr., George Jr., Walter and Charles (may he rest in peace) ... with a special sent
 
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Village Tip: Improve Your Ad in 30 Seconds
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Feel like your ad just isn't quite right? Here are a few quick fixes to heighten the effectiveness of your ad:1. Set them in your targets - The most important way to improve an ad is to tightly target your audience. You will often have more luck placing your ad in a trade publication than in a general newspaper, even if the readership is not as high.2. Make you ad stand apart from the rest - Most
 
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Top 21 African American Professional Groups
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By Dan Woog, Monster Contributing Writer Whether you're an African American accountant, attorney or astrophysicist, there's probably a related professional organization. Joining an association can provide education in your field, networking opportunities and advocacy -- all with a focus on issues important to African Americans. Find the right one for you by c
 
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How Black Folks Feel About Independence Day
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On the 2nd of July, 1776, the old Continental Congress gave words to the idea of liberty as follows:"Resolved, That these united colonies are, and of right, ought to be free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown; and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, dissolved."Our Declaration of Independ
 
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Believe in Ohio: Will You Be the One?
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In the urban areas, bootstraps were not always readily available. Our success came by way of community support - a teacher, church member or volunteer coach. Sheer drive alone, often was not enough to help us prosper and excel. We were fortunate to have someone there to guide and mentor us along the way.Many African American professionals and entrepreneurs left the cities to live in the expan
 
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OURStory: George Crockett, Jr. (1909-1997)
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On this date in 1909, George Crockett was born. He was an African American lawyer, State Judge, and a congressman from Michigan.From Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., George William Crockett Jr., attended the public schools, graduated with a B. A. from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga. in 1931 and received his J.D., from the University of Michigan Law School in 1934. Admitted to the Florida bar in 1
 
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Believe in Ohio: Let's Change the Headline
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On the night of July 4, 2015 Cleveland’s Channel 5 ran a headline “5 Children Shot in Cleveland over Fourth of July”. Although this headline is specific to Cleveland, it could have happened in Cincinnati, Columbus or any other major city in Ohio. I believe that we have the opportunity to help change the headline and the future for children in urban areas.By next March, I want the headline
 
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I Remember the Day ... I Designed the Nigerian Flag - AllAfrica.com
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I Remember the Day ... I Designed the Nigerian FlagAllAfrica.comSixty-two years after a British journalist first suggested the name "Nigeria", a 23-year-old Ibadan-born student gave the new country its national flag. Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi was studying engineering at Norwood Technical College in London when he saw ...and more »
 
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