Thursday, October 22, 2009

BNP on the BBC

You have probably heard that the head of the BNP will appear on Question Time tonight. The BBC has been milking this for all it's worth.

Watched The Wright Stuff this morning. Everyone was saying the BBC have to have this man on the show because this is a democracy, people have voted for the BNP, yadda yadda.

Surely the BBC have a responsibility to respect equal rights for all. This is the opposite of what the BNP represent.

We fought a world war against fascism. My father fought in that war. Now the licence payers are being made to pay for the BNP to be given a platform as if they were a legitimate political party.

What do you think? Should the BBC be giving these people air time?

Do we really need to watch them in order to know what they think? If they had their way, none of us would be here now.

Has this country really grown so complacent that we are happy to give air time to these people? Or is the majority population just looking for scapegoats in a time of economic difficulty?

Remember, Hitler was elected. Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

Resources for Black Parents

Free online activities for children, crafts, make a kinara, African recipes, plus books and resources for parents - get all this and more from the new Black Holiday Gifts Guide 2009. Click here to download it now.

Friday, October 16, 2009

New, Free Ebook - Finding Your Purpose

The new issue of More Black Success is now available, hot off the press!

MBS 6 features an article by Diana Broomfield on Finding Your Purpose. And much more.
Click here to hear me interviewed by Diana on her radio show tomorrow, Saturday 17th October.

If you are involved in mentoring young people, or want to be, check out Dena Strong's very moving piece which includes 10 Tips for Mentoring.

As always, MBS contains loads of resources for your personal and professional development.

Click here to grab your free copy of MBS 6.

Click here if you would like to submit an article or success story

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Black History: Telling Our Stories

October is Black History Month in the UK. For BHM events and resources, see Black History International.

In my recent interview with Loretta N. Green, we talked about the importance of telling our stories. Harriet Jacobs recorded her experiences in her book Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and I have told her story
in my choreopoem, Harriet. A film of Harriet will be shown as part of the BFM London Black Film Festival.

Click here to read more and hear more radio interviews

Monday, October 05, 2009

One Person Can Make a Difference

This is so inspiring. Check out this article posted on the Black Books Blog about how a librarian made a huge change in one young person's life.

Boy Lifts Book

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Hear Me on the Radio

Last night, I was on Loretta N. Green’s show on Blogtalk Radio. It was a delightful experience. We talked about how important it is for people of African heritage to dialogue and communicate, no matter where we are from, and no matter where we are now. We have so much to learn from each other and to share. I make a point of taking an international Afrocentric approach in my More Black Success free ebooks.

To hear this interview, go to

My next radio interview will be on Saturday, 17th October, when I will be appearing on Diana Broomfield’s show again. I hope you will join us. If you want to phone in or join us in the chatroom, please do. Details are here: