Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Legacy of Violence of the British Empire

Queen Elizabeth II in Nigeria
The recent death of the late British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has caused many to reflect on the legacy of violence of the British Empire.  The Empire, and the violence associated with it,  continued into the reign of Elizabeth II.  Millions of people in Africa, India and many other places were on the receiving end of this violence, and had their homes destroyed and their lives disrupted.  Many lost their lands and their livestock, as the British settlers took them by force.  And many lost their lives.  

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One important question which arises at this time is, how much did the late monarch actually know about what went on?  Churchill is quoted as saying, in the early 20th century, that it was a good thing the House of Commons don't know what they were doing [in Kenya].  "If they did, our East Africa programme would be under a cloud".   

Kenyans had written to Parliament many times, but received no response.  For more about this, see the documentary, Kenya, White Man's Country.   

Here are two more documentaries on this subject:  

Kenyan History: The European Invasion! (1890 - 1930) [African History]

Kenyan History (Part 3): The Empire Strikes Back [1952 - 1960]

WARNING:   All of these documentaries contain disturbing images and information.  

 

On at least one occasion, it is known that Her Majesty was lied to about this situation. 

I have blogged about the role of the Empire in Kenya, where thousands of Kenya were killed during the "Emergency".  

For more about this, see:  The First Grader.  

Go here for an article on the Empire and how it is still impacting on African people today.  

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Wangari Maathi Planted Millions of Trees as a Form of Resistance and Empowerment

Wangari Maathi
Check out this piece on Wangari Maathi, The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees.  As a child growing up in Kenya, she saw the colonial settlers chop down trees in order to grow cash crops such as tea.  Later on after colonisation effectively ended, she saw Kenyans do the same thing in order to survive.  

At that time, girls were rarely educated, but Maathi's mother made sure she got an education.  

I found this piece very inspiring, and I trust that you will, too.  

Trees connect us to something elemental in nature, and to our own elemental nature.  

 

 

For more about trees, check out this poem by Ursula K. LeGuin, and this one by Mary Oliver.  

What is your relationship with trees like?  Please post your answer below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks.  




Monday, December 06, 2021

Covid-19 Pandemic Lies and Manipulation

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Above is a very interesting panel discussion about how we are being lied to by the media and the government, this film has a very strong unity message. We are being turned against each other – those who have chosen to have the jab and those of us who have not. We need to show unity within our community. Even though we have made different choices, that is not a reason to fall out. We still need to have unity.

Dr. Christina Parks, a cellular and molecular biologist, says that a lot of information is being censored. The science is not being allowed to be shared.

Go here for my previous blog about her: What the Media Won’t Tell You. She is showing amazing courage, knowledge and understanding. That video was taken down, as YouTube claimed that Dr Boyce Watkins and Dr. Parks were disseminating false medical information. But when Dr. Watkins explained to them that Dr. Parks is a cellular and molecular biologist, they put the video back up.

Other panellists include Maj Toure, Jay Morrison and Tee Khaaliq.

The points made by the panel members are in bold below. The non-emboldened comments are my own. I have not recorded every comment here.

Point 1: Dr. Parks says the cancelling and the censoring tells us everything. See below for Point 3: Media manipulation.

Point 2: Dr. Parks says the vaccine does NOT prevent transmission. You can still have a high viral load and still be spreading it after being vaccinated. You can still have the virus and have no symptoms

Point 3: Dr. Parks says natural immunity is much better than a vaccine because it creates a response to the whole of the virus, so the immune system recognises the virus when it mutates and creates more variants. The immune system recognises this, whereas the vaccine only recognises part of the virus [i.e., the spike protein]. The immune system gives a fuller, more robust response than the vaccine does.

She has testified before the Michigan House of Representatives, where she quoted the Director of the CDC in saying that these vaccines do not prevent transmission of the virus.

What she does not mention in this video is that the way we get natural immunity is to catch the virus, and the virus is killing people. So this is a risky strategy. Not arguing with the factual information, however.

Point 4: Media manipulation: anyone who speaks against the mainstream narrative is censored. Isn’t censorship illegal in the U.S.? Doesn’t the Constitution guarantee freedom of expression? Apparently not.

Point 5: Tee Khaaliq says: This situation is creating unnecessary division among Black people. There is a lot of shaming of other African Americans who speak out against the jab (as we can no longer use the v-word). See censorship above. We need to be bringing on the dissenters and the dissenting views.

Point 6: Dr. Parks says: Black people produce twice as many antibodies as white people in response to RNA viruses as well as certain jabs that contain the RNA.

The vaccine induces a hyper-inflammatory response. In Africa, as it is a very sunny climate, the sun killed all the RNA viruses, so we did not need the same type of defences as Europeans. We can take care of the co-morbidity. A drug can control metabolic syndrome in Black people and has been used as an anti-malarial for 70 years. Inflammation can be caused by metabolic syndrome. This drug can control metabolic syndrome. Obesity can be driven by inflammation. This biochemistry needs to be addressed.

Michael Jackson said it: They don’t really care about us.

This drug would reduce the underlying predisposition to the inflammation of Covid in our communities. Yet, we are being told it is unsafe. But they have been giving it out in Africa for 70 years.

Dr. Parks is banned from most media. She is dropping science, but most people don’t get to hear it because she is being heavily censored.

This was an absolutely fascinating discussion. Dr. Parks has given us a lot of technical information. It might be a little hard to follow, but this is information we need to address serious health issues in our communities.

See also:  This scientist believes that the virus originated in the market at Wuhan, NOT in the lab. There is more and more evidence for this theory.

Go here for Coronavirus Resources:  relaxation, music, humour and more

How can we stop conflict with each other and maintain unity, harmony and peace?  Comment below and please share this post.  Thanks.  

 




Monday, November 29, 2021

How to Deal with Holiday Stress: Three Black Moms

On the first Saturday of every month, we are here to answer your questions on the Success Strategies show.    

Whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's or Kwanzaa, you will most likely be dealing with holiday stress.  

This episode was so much fun to do!  The Three Black Moms are sisters - literally, as they have the same parents.  Their focus is on family and the warmth of their connection shines through. 

Three Black Moms dish the dirt on how to find a balance between doing what needs to be done, and staying relaxed and calm.  And what happens when children are in the mix?  

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Go here for some great holiday gift ideas.  

What are your top tips for dealing with holiday stress?  Please comment below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks!  




Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman

As I have said previously, Harriet Tubman has always been an inspiration for me, from the time my mother first told me about her when I was a little girl.  

The above film gives us a glimpse of how amazing and remarkable she was.  

For wisdom from Harriet Tubman, go here for Geniuses of Transformation:  Wisdom from Harriet Tubman, and go here to see my short film, HarrietHer courage was truly breathtaking. 

For more uplifting and inspiring quotes, go here to download Treasures of the Geniuses of Transformation.  

Go here for more Black history blog posts

What do you find inspiring about Harriet Tubman?  Please leave your comments below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks. 



Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Escaping from Domestic Violence

Mercy Makinde was married in Nigeria at 17 to a man older than her own father.  She eventually managed to escape from her abusive marriage.  Mercy then founded her charity, The Amazing Amazon Initiative, which helps other women in similar situations to build new lives. 

Go here for my conversation with Mercy

Go here for readings from the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence.  

Go here for NVC resources.  

Go here for more from the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence 2021.  




Monday, October 18, 2021

Spare the Rod, Love the Child

Naimah Latif


In today's blog post, Naimah Latif, Executive Producer of The Female Solution worldwide radio and TV network and the ON AIR worldwide radio and TV network, talks about her response to violence towards children.  I found this post very moving.  Go here to watch it.   

This is a very controversial subject.  How do you feel about violence against children? Do you "spare the rod"?  Or do you think this will "spoil the child"?  Please leave your comments below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks.  

Go here for more about how to parent using Nonviolent Communication (NVC) with Affirmations for Parents.  

 

 

Go here for readings from the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence.  

Go here for NVC resources.  

Go here for more from the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence 2021