Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Why Positive Thinking Can Be a Negative Thing

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Sometimes people in our community can be overly dependent on positive thinking.  We need to be real about how we actually feel. 

Thousands Get Health Advice at INshape Indiana Black and Minority Health Fair

For the past 21 years, thousands of people have received healthcare advice at the INshape Indiana Black and Minority Health Fair.  

Many African Americans don't know where to go for healthcare advice, or are too embarrassed to ask for help. Many more are without health insurance.  

This year, diabetes was the focus of the health fair.  Free screenings for high blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and sickle cell disease were provided.  

To see how Black doctors are providing health screenings for Black men who don't want to go to the doctor, see:  Black Men's Health:  Too Embarrased to Talk about It?  See also:  More Black Success Volume 4. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

We Ain’t Crazy! Just Coping with a Crazy System

Disparities between the provision of mental health services for African Americans and other groups have been identified in a report, We Ain’t Crazy! Just Coping with a Crazy System: Pathways into the Black Population for Eliminating Mental Health Disparities.  

V. Diane Woods, Dr.P.H., director and lead investigator of the California Reducing Disparities project (CRDP) has said that "many African Americans do not receive appropriate mental health services, even when they go to places that are suppose to help them".  

She also stated that many Black people do not know where to go to get their mental health needs addressed - but even when they do, they do not get the help they need.  

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Business Bootcamp with Mavis Amankwah

I recently attended the Business Bootcamp with Mavis Amankwah of Rich Visions.

As a successful Black business owner and PR guru, Mavis was one of the people I interviewed in More Black Success Volume 10.

At the business bootcamp, we were given loads and loads of valuable information about how you can successfully set up and run your business.  

One thing we were told was that people to interact with your Facebook page – not just “like” your page. Otherwise, they will never see your content.

Click here to read my interview with Mavis (you can download it for free).

Monday, July 02, 2012

The Black Wall Street - Before They Die

Saw this awesome Black history film screened by Black History Studies last week.  

"The Black Wall Street" was  the name given to the thriving community of Greenwood, Oklahoma, which boasted several millionaires.  In 1921, Greenwood was attacked and destroyed by white people envious of its success. 

Some of those who were children at the time, and saw their homes and community destroyed, are still alive now.  "Before They Die" is the title of a documentary about the elderly survivors' fight for justice. 

Click here for more about The Black Wall Street and to watch the trailer for "Before They Die". 

The attack on The Black Wall Street was a horrible atrocity.  But we can help the survivors to get justice.  We can bring about positive change.  We have the power to transform the situation.

We can learn from history.  The ancestors want us to heal these terrible, terrible wounds from the past and create the future we deserve. 

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We can bring about peace and harmony for ourselves.  We can bring about joy and abundance for ourselves and for those around us.

Black Men Denied Condoms in Prison

Black men in prison are at increased risk of contracting HIV and other STIs as a result of violent sexual assault, according to a study on prison health recently released by the Centers for Disease Control

Black (African American) men are contracting HIV in prison through sexual activity and through sharing needles when using intravenous drugs.

This has been going on for many years. When they leave prison, many Black men are going back into the community and conducting heterosexual relationships. This is one of the main ways in which African American women are contracting HIV. 

I read MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO that the fastest-growing group of people who would be contracting HIV were – you guessed it – Black women. This is true in Africa as well as the diaspora.

In other words, it was predicted and could have been prevented.

What I only found out very recently is that, in many prisons in the U.S., prisoners are not allowed to use condoms. This means people are being infected with HIV right now, and it COULD BE PREVENTED.

Sorry to shout, but I feel very passionate about this.

It's not only Black men who are being denied condoms in the majority of U.S. prisons. This applies to all prisoners.

But the numbers of Black prisoners – people of African heritage in prison – is disproportionate to our numbers in the population. This is true on both sides of the Atlantic.

The UK government, in preparation for the Olympics, is bringing in repressive measures including 24-hour courts. Click here to read more about this.

This is effectively establishing a police state. They are cracking down in order to prevent demonstrations. So anyone who disagrees with government policies may find himself or herself behind bars.

These are some of the reasons why I have written my book Success Strategies for Black People and why I lead the Success Workshops.

To get the benefit of these workshops, you MUST be open to trying new things.  The methods I share are very powerful. We are changing lives. And we can do a lot more. 

Please join us for my next workshop. Click here for details of my Relaxation and Success Workshops.