Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Free Reports and Ebooks for Health, Wealth and Success

In addition to the More Black Success ebooks, I have a number of free reports I would like to share with you, which I created myself, including:

Achieving Success with your 3-Step Success Formula

4 Steps to Finding the Job You Want

and Raising Money through Sponsorship.

Feel free to download them, use them and enjoy them.

Click here for my free job search consultations.

Click here for more about More Black Success.

Here's to your success!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Learn from the Experts

If you have not already seen it, click here to read the latest on Black News: Learn from the Experts: More Black Success.

I have compiled these ebooks to give you the benefit of advice from experts with some of the best information - about business success and much more. Click here to get your free copies of More Black Success now.

Here's to your success!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Breaking into Britain

I saw this documentary on the BBC last week. "Breaking into Britain" tracks people travelling into Britain from two parts of the world: Afghanistan and Nigeria.

They are people who would not be able to enter the UK legally, so they have to find various means, dealing with shady people, journeying through war zones, and doing whatever they can to get here.

The documentary depicted the ordeal they go through.

People leaving Afghanistan may have to pay a people smuggler several thousand pounds to get them here. The journalist, himself from an Afghan background, met fellow Afghans everywhere he went. They often have to travel via Iran and Turkey, sometimes taking serious risks. Some have no money and no food. Many, having made it into Europe, find themselves stranded in Athens, sleeping rough and relying on charities to feed them and their children.

I guess they did not realise that Greece was in economic meltdown.

Those coming from Nigeria may have started their journeys anywhere on the continent. They travel through the desert to get to Morocco, where they try to get into Italy.

The documentary did not really explain or depict the reasons why these people are so desperate to get into Britain. It mentioned that Afghanistan has been at war for over 30 years, so life is difficult there. And seeing the risks they take shows us how determined they are to get into Britain.

People smugglers often demand sex from the women relying on them to help them get into Europe. A woman from the Congo described how she was raped at knife-point by a smuggler in the middle of the desert.

African people often travel via Niger. The journey through the Sahara is so dangerous that they have to travel in armed convoys.

Again, the documentary did not mention why Niger is so dangerous, although, coming from Congo, the woman, like many others, is seeking to escape an area of conflict.

People travel via overcrowded buses, lorries and boats; climb over fences, and cling to the bottom of lorries. They dodge the authorities and meet with hostility from from locals.

They are looking to find a better life for themselves and their children.

Some of them, however, once reality strikes, just wish they had enough money to go home.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mirror Boy: New Nigeria Cinema

The Nollywood movement has produced many thousands of films, and Nigeria now has the second-largest film industry in the world, after Bollywood.

But frequently, quality is sacrificed in order to achieve quick results.

In the wake of this financial success, a new wave of Nigerian film directors and producers has arisen. They aim to produce high-quality films for international distribution. Mirror Boy is one of these.

Click here for a video report on Mirror Boy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Wikileaks: U.S. Government Conspired to Keep Haitian Wages Low

I have recently been viewing videos about Wikileaks information which states that the U.S. government and international corporations conspired to keep wages low for Haitian workers. They state that the workers wanted to increase their wages from $3 to $5 per day. Check it out:

Wikileaks: US Lobbies for Low Haiti Wages

US Helped Keep Low Minimum Wage in Haiti to Protect US Corporations.

Is this what Toussaint fought for?

See also: Poto Mitan - The Strength of Haitian Women.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Juneteenth: What U Need to Know

Juneteenth has been called the oldest celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

As legend has it, in 1865, two years after Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation, the enslaved African American people of Texas still did not know that slavery had ended. The white slavemasters had kept the news from them until, on the 19th of June, troops marhed into Galveston, Texas, liberating the enslaved poeople there. Thus, Juneteenth was born.

Growing up in New York City, I knew nothing of Juneteenth, but people all over the world are learning about it. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery and stands alongside Watch Night, African Remembrance Day and many other celebrations of African liberation.

Our show tonight on What U Need to Know celebrates our one-year anniversary, and we will be discussing Juneteenth. I hope you will join us. Click here to listen to the show. If you miss it, you can still listen to the recording.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Black People: Telling Our Own Stories

This video, The Danger of the Single Story (see below), is saying the same thing we said in our May broadcast of What U Need to Know. If we are told the same story over and over again, we begin to believe it - even if the story is about ourselves. Click here to listen to a recap of What U Need to Know: African Networking.

But many of us are telling our own stories. To read stories by and about Black people, see More Black Success.

Scroll down for more.

Below is a recording of me being interviewed by Diana Broomfield about Black people telling our own stories.

Listen to internet radio with Ladee16 on Blog Talk Radio

Monday, June 06, 2011

Do We Need to Learn from White People?

A few years ago, someone wrote a book in which he said that in order to be successful, we need to think like white people. I strongly disagree. We don’t need to think like white people, we need to think like successful Black people. Like London-based PR guru, Mavis Amankwah, pictured, whom I interviewed in MBS 10.

Recently, on my radio show, What U Need to Know, a brother called in and was talking about books where we can learn about how to be successful in business. He talked about Think and Grow Rich and he also mentioned Robert Kiyosaki. I said, it’s fine to read those books, we can learn from anybody. And there are plenty of successful Black people who we can learn from. That is why I publish Black Success Stories and the More Black Success free ebooks.

We have many, many successful people we can learn from in our own community, who reflect us culturally. We need to learn from the experts.

Click here to order your of copies of More Black Success now - remember, they are free.

Plus, if you are a parent,teacher or educator, or you work with young people, remember to share them with others. For more information, see Inspiration and Motivation.

Click here to listen to an audio interview with me on Interviews with Black Entrepreneurs.

Please leave your comments below. Thanks.

Inspiration and Motivation

The More Black Success free ebooks are inspiring and motivating. If you are a parent or teacher, or you work with parents, or young people, you will want to share your copies. Click here to read more. Click here to order your copies.

Click here to listen to an interview with me with Interviews with Black Entrepreneurs, about Black Success Stories and More Black Success.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

What Is the Value of International Networking for People of African Heritage?

I am an African American woman based in London, and I meet people from all over the world. Many of us are facing similar difficulties and challenges. We have a shared history as African people and we have a great deal we can learn from each other.

In my More Black Success free ebooks and the What U Need to Know radio show which I co-present, our emphasis is on networking internationally as people of African heritage.

We profile successful Black people all over the world.

For more about this, see: International Networking.

Historically, Black people have been taught to hate and mistrust each other as a way of controlling us. We need to overcome these barriers. We are all African people.

We are much stronger and more effective when we work together, for our common interests as African people.

Click here for a great way to grow your business internatinally.

Click here to listen to a short audio recap on African Networking.