Saturday, January 31, 2009

We Need to Heal

Once again, I find myself involved with a Black organisation in which people are sniping at each other, launching personal attacks and generally undermining one another.

As people of African heritage, we were taught to hate ourselves. That's why we often find so much conflict within Black groups and organisations. It's why there is sometimes so much distrust between African people. When you see Black people tearing each other apart, and when we engage in that kind of behaviour ourselves, this is one of the reasons. We are very wounded and we need to heal these wounds.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Obama: The View from Brixton

Obama Signs Order to Close Guanatanamo - brilliant news to wake up to. Our new President appears to be a man of action who is starting as he means to go on.

Obama's Inauguration Day: I have added a link to a video made in Brixton, on "Obama, the new American Zeitgeist?" Please read my article and add your comments.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama's Inauguration Day Today

On Tuesday 20th January 2009, Barack Hussein Obama will be inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.

Inauguration parties will be held all over the world. In London, the Democrats Abroad ball is sold out, but you can celebrate at various TGI Friday’s, as well as Madame Tussaud’s or the Tricycle Cinema in Northwest London. Free events include Rich Mix in Bethnal Green Road, East London and the “Dare To Dream, Yes You Can” event at Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham, North London. These events include live screenings of the inauguration.

Where will you be celebrating the inauguration? To read more and leave your comments, visit: Obama's Inauguration Day. See also Barack Obama: African American Success Story and Celebrating Barack Abama.

What Inspires You about Obama?

President Obama’s campaign was characterised by unity and inclusion. Similarly to Nelson Mandela, he gave a clear message that he would be President for all Americans. This followed in the tradition of Martin Luther King, who gathered support from many different segments of the American public, including poor whites, and Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition. For more on Martin Luther King’s legacy, visit Daddy B Strong’s blogs on The Gift of Dr. King and Are There Any Drum Majors in Here?

Many African American people were strongly moved and inspired by the vision of an African American President. Obama’s election was truly groundbreaking. He mobilized sections of society which are notorious for failing to vote, e.g. young Black people, who often feel marginalized and disenfranchised.

On the day we celebrate the inauguration of the first African American President of the United States, I ask: What inspires you about President Obama?

What inspires you about President Obama?

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Celebrating Barack Obama

People all over the world are still celebrating Obama's victory.

His picture is on the covers of Essence and GQ.

Ebony have devoted their entire issue to him as their first-ever "Person of the Year".

And Pride, a UK Black women's magazine, feature Barack, Michelle and their girls on the cover.

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Here is a list of some of my other recent Obama blogs:

Polling Day

I went to the doctor's this morning and he said, "Make sure you get it right this time. I've emailed all my American friends and told them to get it right this time." He also said, "It would have made a huge difference if Al Gore had won". And he is a white Englishman.

Happy Birthday, America!

This truly is a new day. A new dawn. On a level, I realise, I never thought I would see this in my lifetime. A Black man in the White House. Now anything is possible. Whole new possibilities have opened up. Things that were not conceivable yesterday can happen now. I felt like this when apartheid ended in South Africa and Nelson Mandela was elected. I feel it even more strongly now.

I Keep Crying – Great Post-Election Videos

Message from President Obama

It is so important for us as people of African heritage to celebrate our successes. To read my article, "Do You Think Like a Success", visit

Have a great day!

Financial Prosperity + Positive Changes in 2009

Happy New Year, everybody!

I've only recently gotten back from a two-week Buddhist retreat. It was brilliant. What a way to start the year. It's difficult being back home in London, however. The noise, the dirt, the aggression of the people, the stress. I wish I were back in the clean, fresh air and peaceful environment of the Welsh hills.

But enough about me.

Are you serious about improving your life in 2009? If so, you need my book, Success Strategies for Black People.

In these troubled times, we need to find new ways of achieving success, both financially and in other areas of our lives. Download a free chapter on “Achieving Success” from my ebook What They Don’t Want Us to Know at:

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Barack Obama: African American Success Story

Barack Obama is one of the most important African American successful role models in history.

What can people of African heritage learn from his success? How can we apply this to our own lives?

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Have a great day!