Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ultimate Success

I don't know if you caught the Ultimate Success video with Jack Canfield and Pamela Bruner.

If you missed it, click here for more chances to view it. I strongly urge you to watch Ultimate Success, it may change your life.

Click here for more info on Ultimate Success

Monday, March 19, 2012

Questions: Black People and Success

I’ve got a couple of questions for Black people, i.e. people of African heritage. The first one is: Do you have to behave like a white person in order to be successful?

The next two questions are for the sistas: Do you have to behave like a man in order to be successful?

Also: Do you expect a man to take care of you?

I’ve just been listening to this great recording with Shelly Lefkoe as part of the Wealth for Women series. I completely agree with her that our beliefs create our reality.

Actually, I say our thoughts create our reality because our positive thoughts work for us and our negative thoughts work against us, WHETHER WE BELIEVE THEM OR NOT.

However, as a Black woman, I do not think I have ever expected a man to take care of me. I just was not raised that way.

Click here for the Shelly Lefkoe audio and the Wealth for Women series

What are your thoughts? Please leave your comments below.

For more info, click here to listen to my short audio about my success workshops in London. Even if you're not in London, have a listen. I think you will learn something.

See also: Do We Need to Learn from White People?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bryan Stevenson – We Need to Talk about an Injustice

This video gives some very shocking statistics about the prison population and particularly the population of African Americans in prisons.

I feel very passionate about this, and about finding solutions to this situation. For more about this, see below.

One out of three Black men in the U.S.A. between the ages of 18 and 30 is in jail, in prison, on probation or on parole.

In urban areas, 50-60% of all young men of colour are in jail or in the criminal justice system.

In Alabama, 34% of Black males are permanently disenfranchised.

The U.S.A. has life imprisonment for children. There are 13- and 14-year-olds in prison without parole in the U.S.A.

For every nine people on death row, one person has been exonerated.

In the Deep South, the death penalty is 22 times more likely to be applied if the victim was white and the defendant is Black.

My work is all about solutions. I strongly believe Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) can be very effective in a lot of these cases and could ultimately transform the whole system.

For more about this, see Why We Need to Heal.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Women in Caribbean History

This informative and inspirational presentation tells the story of the hidden contribution of women to the development of Caribbean.

The invisibility of women in the early books on the history of the Caribbean is linked to the fact that some historians felt that women's issues did not merit inclusion and their contributions were ignored.

It is important to recognise that the study of Black Women's History makes for a much more inclusive, richer, fuller and more importantly, truthful account of World History.

Click here for details of this and more forthcoming Black history events with Black History Studies and Black History Walks, plus reviews of previous events.

The National Black Writers' Conference: The Impact of Migration on Black Literature

The National Black Writers' Conference: The Impact of Migration in the Literature of Black Writers will be a discussion and book signing at the Schomburg with Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration.

Click here for more details of the National Black Writers' Conference.

See also: Women's Jazz Festival at the Schomburg.

Women's Jazz Festival at the Schomburg

The Women's Jazz Festival at the Schomburg is billed as "A gathering of some of New York's Best come together to give praise to those who lead the way".

Includes the Spelman Jazz Ensemble and the Berniece Johnson Reagon Songbook.

Click here for details of the Women's Jazz Festival plus lots more Black history and cultural events.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Black Author and Business Blogger: Denise Turney

Denise Turney of Write Money Inc. is one of the business bloggers I interviewed in Secrets of the Black Bloggers.

The purpose of Write Money Inc. is to help you grow your creative business and generate wealth. She states that her purpose is "to provide informational, educational and networking support to business owners, particularly business owners operating in creative spaces".

As a writer, Denise focuses on book industry entrepreneurs, profiling creatives such as "Literary Diva" Joy Farrington, who provides services for authors.

Denise also focuses on practical information and advice, such as how to make it easy for your customers to buy, and how to use social networking sites to promote your books successfully.

In Secrets of the Black Bloggers, Denise talks about how she drives traffic to her blog, and how she uses her blog to increase sales of her books.

Click here to order your copy now.