Connecting Community Building Dreams 1 Child @ a time

Connecting Community Building Dreams 1 Child @ a time Connecting Community Building Dreams 1 Child @ a time

About Us






As we learn to love education we learn to love ourselves

As we learn to love ourselves we learn to love others



Connect youth to the love of learning, nurtured with Unconditional Love 


Village Ashanti

Village Ashanti represents a community of diverse people interacting with children in order for children to learn and grow in a safe environment of Unconditional Love. 

A derivative of the African proverb: "It takes a village to raise a child," Village Ashanti Publishing is the institution that develops relationships and provides learning tools of empowerment on its foundation of Unconditional Love.




Village / vil-ij,(n); a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, with a population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand. Though often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighborhoods.

The inhabitants of such a community collectively.



Ashanti \a-shan-ti, ash(a)-nti\ as a girls' name is of Ghanaian origin.  From the name of a powerful African empire (17th to early 20th century). Today, names associated with the empire bring to mind power and victory. 

Ashanti is used as a surname by the Akan people of Ghana, formerly united in the Ashanti Kingdom; a tribe and region in Ghana, West Africa, famous for its gold rich heritage. The Ashanti people are original warriors and played a big part in Ghana's independence. Twi (pronounced [tɕɥi]) is a dialect of the Akan language spoken in Ghana by about 6–9 million Ashanti people as a first and second language.

Ashanti is also used in modern American black families as a link to the African past. According to 2000 U.S. census; a somewhat popular first name for women (#3282 out of 4276, top 77%).



DeWitt Stephens, Author/Mentor/Speaker

DeWitt is a well received, published author who has written for over 15 years. For over 20 years, he served as an adult and pediatric acute care nurse where he developed, perfected and deploys his Unconditional Love theory to heal mind, body and sooth souls.

Through Village Ashanti Publishing, he mentors a team of dedicated members where together they create tools to instill the teachable concept of Unconditional Love.

As a speaker, DeWitt Stephens, introduces and exemplify to the masses, Unconditional Love, his teachable concept that develop, sustain and / or balance healthy relationships.



 Edward Dean


Through a team of dedicated staffers, Edward Dean engineers and guides Village Ashanti Publishing's day to day operations. 

Edward Dean brings years of experience of national capitol development projects to grow Village Ashanti Publishing. 

With a public-private partnership approach, Edward Dean crafts Village Ashanti Publishing successful business model.  

As a philanthropist, Edward Dean is a key contributor to the procurement of goods and services that empower Village Ashanti Publishing.

Artistic Director

KAwayne PoWell / KP

KAwayne PoWell was born in uptown New Orleans' garden district. KP represents the future of art. Mr. PoWell depicts his glorious views of the world through drawing, painting and sculptures. He credits Talented and Visual Arts as well as YaYa of New Orleans as a vital link to his artistic success. Mr. PoWell continues to make his mark on the world of fine arts with exhibitions from the castles of Ireland, to the exhibit halls of New York's Guggenheim. KP directs a creative team of trend setters and is a founding pillar of Village Ashanti's creative collections.



For those of you who purchase our products, contract DeWitt to enlighten your group and/or donate to our cause: Unconditional Love, thank you for your ongoing support.

Not only do you exemplify Unconditional Love, but you also breathe life into the African proverb, "It takes a Village."

Covid Curiosity

This is a daily walk of my covid-19 experience as a Registered Nurse, a RN on the front line. And like war there is love, laughter and lunacy. I plan to highlight each one of these in this daily walk blog. I know this war will be won by us as we use our super power; Unconditional Love. Unconditional love of the world, nation, states, cities, hospitals, homes and most importantly Unconditional Love within our hearts...