The Highlight Corner
The Highlight Corner is work that other nonprofits that we have connected with in one way or another have done. It is the corner where we showcase the good work of others and let them know that Place of Enlightenment, Inc. appreciates all the work that they do for the community(ies) and beyond.
In this edition of H.O.P.E Publication we highlight Partnership for Community Action (PCA). Under the administrative leadership of Vickie Clubbs, PCA’s goal is to build communities of strong and stable families where every person has an equal opportunity to reach his or her full potential and where public policies and personal values give highest priority to healthy, whole individuals.Learn About PCA Services & Causes
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Book Of The Month
A controversial figure in the history of race relations around the world, Marcus Garvey amazed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers. This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate's most noted writings and speeches, including "Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World" and "Africa for the Africans."
Did You Know?
Food For Thought 2016
Real has 4 letters so does Soul
Feet has 4 letters so does Trod
Below has 5 letters so does Under
Crown has 5 letters so does Thorn
Mother has 6 letters so does Father
Miracle has 7 letters so does Healing
Anymore has 7 letters so does Goodbye
Marvelous has 9 letters so does Beautiful
Consecration has 12 letters so does Resurrection
Privilege has 10 letters so does Acceptance
Repentance has 10 letters so does Confession
Understanding has 13 letters so does Longsuffering
Sanctuary has 9 letters so does Tabanacle
- Are they all coincidence ? We should choose wisely.
This means " LIFE " is a two-edged sword.
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I hope that you have had a great and productive day thus far. First off let me personally thank all of you who participated in our first issue. Now we have reached a milestone with our second edition. We have had some setbacks but every setback is a set up for a comeback and Place of Enlightenment is still here…better than ever.
In this second edition of HOPE Publication the book of the month or should I say this quarter is the Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey by Marcus Garvey. A pioneer…a visionary Marcus Garvey was one who brought people of African decent together and said, “you are somebody”. I have chosen this book because Marcus Garvey and his work is similar to what Place of Enlightenment is currently doing.
In our society today we see a lot of single family homes where the women are the head of the family. According to the Atlanta BlackStar Newspaper (December 23, 2012 edition), 72% of African American children are raised in single parent homes and most of these precious children are raised in a house where there is only a mother. I am not saying that there are not single father households but the disportionate between single father and mother households are great. Not only is this true for African Americans but it is true about other minority groups of color as well.
So in our time together, it is time that we as a people get to know our history(ies) for as Marcus Garvey so eloquently said, “A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree with no roots.” MAN/WOMAN KNOW THYSELF! We are losing our men…our women…our children and our image to the streets and ultimately to the enemy of our souls. It’s time to come home. Take my hand and let’s go on a journey in getting to know the Spirit of Grace in which the world cannot receive because it neither sees it or knows it. Take my hand and let’s get to know ourselves for as we get to know and love ourselves (as an individual and as a people) we will build a better community where we all…regardless of ethnic background can truly live. I pray that as you read the Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey that your eyes would be enlighten and for other minorities and non-minority groups, may it assist you in becoming a better human being. Until next time….PEACE!