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Dr. Ethelene Jones Crockett Award Winner: Laura Stanton (2016)
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Dr. Jones CrockettMy maternal grandmother, Ethelene Jones Crockett, was born in 1914 in St. Joseph, Michigan and grew up in Jackson, Michigan. She attended Jackson Community College and graduated from University of Michigan. She married George Crockett, Jr. who was an accomplished lawyer, judge and congressman in his own right, and they had three children (including my Mom!) before she decided to
 
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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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OURstory: Nelson Mandela Released From Prison (Feb 11, 1990)
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On this date in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison. He was (then) a South African political activist and member of the African National Congress. Still active, he had been in Robben Island prison in South Africa for 27 years.What are your thoughts on Nelson Mandela?Related articlesNelson Mandela released from prison: 1990What You Might Not Have Known About Nelson MandelaMandela: 10 thin
 
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10 Tips for Black Men as Parents
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Black men receive little information on what it takes to be a good parent.   Fathers and their children have special needs and they need special information about parenting that is unique to the circumstances they face.   Here are some tips:Be there when your children are born.Become financially literate.   Teach your children that honest pays and trying to beat the system
 
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Rest In Peace: Teena Marie (1956-2010)
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The Internet and Twitter informed us that legendary soul singer Teena Marie was dead on this date in 2010 at the age of 54.Teena Marie was a remarkable singer who amazed me when I was in college. I listened and loved her songs like 'Deja Vu' ... however, I didn't realize until much later that she was white. Her voice was such a soulful one ... and her remarkable duets like 'Fire and Desire' with
 
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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: Kuumba ('Creativity')
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Habari Gani? Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah)!Day 6.  December 31Using creativity and imagination to make your communities better than what you inherited.I don't consider myself to be 'creative' in the normal sense.  I haven't written many poems in my life.  I don't create original artwork of any kind.  I don't create my own songs.   I imagine that I'm not unlike many of you.  I
 
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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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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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