Thursday, April 30, 2020

Lockdown Learning: African History Quizzes

Ramses II
I am woefully ignorant about African history, as evidenced by the fact that I struggled to answer any of the questions in these quizzes. For those of us who know little about African history, these quizzes leave us with no excuse.

Sample Quiz: Mutiny on the BountiesHow did various African countries gain their independence from the European colonial powers?

Sample Question:

When the scramble for Africa took place in the late 19th century, one nation found itself split into five territories, controlled by France, Italy, Britain and one of its eastern African neighbours. On gaining independence, the British and Italian territories were re-combined and the new country adopted a five-pointed star on its flag to represent the five territories that it wished to bring back together. Which country failed in its attempts at reconciliation and slid into anarchy in the late 1990s?
  • Somalia
  • Mozambique
  • Kenya
  • Mauritania
This is an absolutely brilliant site. The answers to each question are very lengthy and detailed. This is a great way to learn African history. 

This site lists a number of quizzes about African history and culture, focusing on different African regions and countries.  

Sample Question: Ramses II was known most for two qualities. Choose the two below. 
  • Education support
  • Monuments
  • Peacetime
  • Trade
  • Military leader

I am listing resources for the Coronavirus lockdown, including meditation, relaxation, music, financial abundance resources, humour and more, here

See also:  Lockdown Learning:  Black History Quizzes.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Lockdown Learning: Black History Quizzes

Garrett Morgan
The covid-19 lockdown offers us a great opportunity to brush up on Black history.  And if your children are bored at home, you can complete these online quizzes with them.  They provide fun for the whole family.  

If you are serious about Black history, you will want to read my book Black Success Stories, in which I interviewed the late Len Garrison, founder of the Black Cultural Archives, and Jak Buela, creator of the Black history quiz game “Nubian Jak
and author of Nubian Jak's Book of World FactsGarrison describes how he collected Black archive material and explains you can research your family history. “Nubian Jak” shares a huge range of factual information about Black people all over the world.

This is an easy quiz, accessible for children and young people. It focuses primarily on U.S. Black history. 

And remember, every month is Black History Month.   

Sample question: Garrett Morgan is responsible for which two inventions?
  1. Traffic light, gas mask
  2. Traffic light,cars
  3. Gas mask,stop sign

This is a slightly harder Black history quiz. This one also focuses primarily on African American (U.S.) history.

Sample question: She starred in an all-black version of the play, Hello Dolly!
  • Pearl Bailey
  • Leontyne Price
  • Josephine Baker
  • Isadora Duncan

This one is slightly harder. Again, this quiz focuses primarily on African American (U.S.) history.

Sample question: What was the first American state to ban slavery?

Go here for my short film Harriet, a Choreopoem, which imagines a meeting between Harriet Tubman and Harriet Jacobs.

I am listing resources for the Coronavirus lockdown, including meditation, relaxation, music, financial abundance resources and more, here.

Tomorrow, I will post about online African history quizzes.  


Saturday, April 11, 2020

Cheer You Up Part 2

The sound quality is not great, but this is still BRILLIANT.  I defy you not to feel good when this is on.

And when the coronavirus crisis ends, you can celebrate to this.  And it WILL end.  We WILL win.  We WILL NOT BE DEFEATED!

See also:  This Should Cheer You Up (Bobby McFerrin). 

See also:  Bob Marley, Three Little Birds

Stay well.  Stay safe. 

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Thursday, April 09, 2020

Bob Marley, Three Little Birds

Bob Marley singing "Every Little Thing's Gonna Be All Right" - how can we NOT be uplifted by this music?  It makes my heart sing.

I've not heard this dub version before, and it's great.  This is what I've been missing.

In these difficult, challenging coronavirus days, we need music like this to lift our spirits.

Remember, the Law of Increase says whatever we dwell on increases.  Whatever we focus on increases.  That is the power of the human mind.  We are immensely powerful.

We have a choice - we can focus on the problem, or we can focus on solutions.  Either way, our results are influenced by our thoughts, feelings and emotions. 

Plus check out Bobby McFerrin, "Don't Worry, Be Happy".

Stay well, stay safe.

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020

15 Affirmations for Anxiety

Affirmations for Anxiety
When we control our minds - our thoughts, feelings and emotions - we control our lives.  Our thoughts really can, and do, change our experience.  This is why peace of mind is so important.

I have come across this great post, 15 Affirmations for Anxiety.  They are not just for anxiety, they are for peace of mind - and for life!

In these troubled, anxious, worrying times, we need peace of mind more than ever.

My ebook, The Power of Affirmations, can help you to create affirmations to bring about any changes you want in your life.

Go here to download it from

Go here to download it from 

For more help with affirmations to help you focus the power of the universe, contact me for a FREE consultation.

This Should Cheer You Up

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy.  In these difficult, challenging coronavirus days, we must look after our mental and emotional health and remember we can have fun - even in lockdown.

These lyrics are always uplifting.

We have a choice - we can focus on the problem, or we can focus on solutions.  Either way, our results are influenced by our thoughts, feelings and emotions. 

See also:  Iyanla Vanzant:  You Don't Need to Be a Virus Victim!

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Domestic Violence + the Coronavirus Crisis

As we all know, for many, the current covid-19 outbreak is having tragic, even lethal consequences.  And the long-term impact on the economy is yet to be seen. 

The global lockdown in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic is having many positive, beneficial consequences.  Street crime, burglary and other crimes are down (although cyber crime and internet fraud are on the increase).  The air quality has improved, and the impact on the environment means that fewer are animals dying.  Go here for more about the positive aspects of the coronavirus.  It's useful to have a fresh perspective. 
However, one of the many downsides is that people locked down togther for an ongoing period of time are more likely to experience domestic violence.  Some sistas are locked down with their abusers - and even their killers.

For Black Women Suffering Domestic Abuse, Coronavirus Quarantines are Life-Threatening.

Four in 10 Black women experience physical abuse. We’re also more likely to endure psychological abuse such as humiliation, bullying, name-calling, coercion and control.

Although we are being told, "Stay inside, don't go out", the message to any woman in a violent situation remains:  Get Out!

Go here for more about how to escape from a violent situation, and where to find resources to support you.  Remember, our self-care MUST be our priority.

Go here for more about how the coronavirus is disrupting all of our lives - as well as being potentially postive for our future

Go here for more about how we can look after our mental health during the coronavirus crisis

And, as we all need to smile and laugh more than ever these days, go here for some coronavirus humour.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Iyanla Vanzant: You Don’t Need To Be A Virus Victim!

Excellent advice from Iyanla Vanzant about how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, well, and (relatively) sane during this coronavirus crisis.  

Want to boost your immune system?   Please watch the video above, comment below and please share.  

Some say laughter is the best medicine.  Check it out:  Coronavirus Lockdown Humour.  

I am continuing to post content about health and healing, and bolstering your immune system, as well as stuff to make you smile.  For more great content, go here to join my online group, The Key to Everything

Stay safe.  Stay well.