Saturday, December 29, 2007

More Black Success

After 15 years of drug addiction, Joseph Chapman was in a county jail cell when he decided to turn his life around and overcome substance abuse. Now he helps other African Americans to do the same.

Michael Taylor speaks about how he went from bankrupt, depressed and stressed to being a successful entrepreneur writer/publisher.

These are just two of the stories in the More Black Success free eBooks.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

International Sharing and Communication

It's so important that we, as people of African heritage, share information and communicate with one another. Whether we live in the UK, the U.S.A., Africa, the Caribbean or anywhere in the world, we share common experiences.

I just came across this article. A young student was banned from giving a speech about how the Eurocentic curriculum in his school had damaged him and other Black students:

Although this happened in the States, it could easily have happened here in Britain and it affects all of us in the Diaspora.

I also just found this link: Basic Black Griot, A Conversation with [the playwright] Wole Soyinka.

The page asks: How would you describe the relationship between Africans and African Americans? Should there be a relationship between the two cultures or is that a “feel-good” sensibility that has no basis in fact?

Check it out and leave your comments.

In my work, I make no bones. I publish work from the UK, the U.S.A., African, the Caribbean and everywhere else there are African people. We did not stop being Africans when they put us into the slave ships.

We must keep dialoguing and communicating with each other. This is vital in order for all of us to survive and thrive.

Click here to read my article on Celebrating Black Heroes and Sheroes.

Click here if you want to submit your article or story.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Most Popular Social Network in the World

Direct Matches is the largest and most popular social network in the world. It’s free to join and will bring you thousands of visitors.

You can join Direct Matches from

Here are 12 ways you can get the most from your membership.

(1) If you are new to Direct Matches, make sure you create a profile, as you will get loads of visitors checking out your profile. Make sure you check out theirs, too.

(2) Whether or not you are new, every time you get a visitor, contact that person and ask him or her for feedback. Say, ‘What did you think of my profile?” You can tell who your most recent visitors were by clicking on My Profile Traffic.

(3) Always be polite, courteous, and professional in your communications.

(4) When someone joins up through your link, always visit their profile and ask them how they are finding Direct Matches. Ask them if they need any help and try to give any help or practical advice they may need, or point them in the right direction. You can tell who joined through your link by visiting your BackOffice and clicking on the link for Binary Genealogy (Tree).

(5) When you visit someone’s profile, ask yourself how you can help this person. Maybe you send them a link to a blog, or forum posting, that will help their business. When you like what you see, say so.

(6) Send them an e-mail or, if you are their approved contact, post a comment on their comments page. When you praise someone, don’t just say ‘I like your profile’. Say what you like about it: Is it the colours? The wording? Their story? Or the service they are offering?

(7) Everyone is on Direct Matches in order to sell goods or services and make money. Be different. Your mission is to help other DM members.

(8) When you help someone, you are building a relationship. This person may refer others to you. Or you can ask the person for a reference which you can add to your website. The more people you help, the more referrals you will get.

(9) Posting classified ads will also bring visitors to your profile. Offer free goods or services which others can use to promote their businesses. For example, I offer a free Advanced Traffic System. You can use this to promote any program or opportunity.
Advanced Traffic System

(10) Post blogs. Don’t just post about your business. Post things that will be of interest, of use and of value to other DM members. The same goes for forum postings. Become a resource. Be the person people come to for information.
(11) Don’t just promote your own business. Promote others’ as well if you think they are valuable. For example, I give away How to Be a Black Entrepreneur and link to Conversations with Black Millionaires on my site.
Free eBooks

(12) Enjoy Direct Matches and have fun!

You can join Direct Matches from

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Oprah Backs Obama's Campaign

Oprah Winfrey has been named as the most influential woman in the world. This is the first time Oprah has ever backed a political campaign.

To read about Oprah and other successful Black people, click here.