Friday, September 24, 2010

Celebrating Nappturality (2)

Further to my previous post on Celebrating Nappturality, I have just seen this great article: Paying Tribute to The Black Hair Conversation. This article explores our obsession with the Black hair thing from an historical and political perspective.

Celebrating and enjoying our natural hair is part of learning to love ourselves as African people. For more about this, see The Key to Confidence.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Black Spitfire Pilots

The recent massive media coverage of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain gave the impression that it was an all-white affair. The fact is that not only were there Black and Asian Spitfire and Hurricane pilots but there was an extensive African/Caribbean civilian population resident in Britain throughout the war which is to say before the 1948 arrival of the Windrush.

To read more, see London Black History Walks.

For the Black History Month UK edition of What U Need to Know on Saturday 2nd October, join us for the broadcast at What U Need to Know.

Honouring Your Deepest Values

What is the most important thing in your life?

Is it your relationships?

Having genuine heart connections with people?

Spending time with those you love?

Fun and excitement?

Having a healthy, fit body?

Creative expression?

Education and learning?

The opportunity to learn and grow spiritually?

Whatever you most value, make sure you structure your life around it, rather than trying to fit it into your life.

To read more, see 12 Ways to Be Successful.

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Here's to your success!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Finding Creative Solutions - New Workshops

I hope you will join us for my next workshop on Finding Creative Solutions, which will be held in London on Saturday 11th September 2-4 p.m.

- If you have been working on a problem or issue for awhile, and are not happy with the results

- If you have tried different methods

- If you feel worried, stressed or anxious about

money and finances

your job/career

your relationships

your health

any other area of your life

This workshop can help you.

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Here's to your success!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Beautiful Beautiful Zion

I've been meaning to blog about this for awhile.

The V&A held a Rastafari event on 20th August, which tied in with the museum's exhibition of Sacred Art from Ethiopia.

Beautiful Beautiful Zion within the Heart of the Lion featured dub poetry from Levi Tafari, and a sound system from Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb of Channel One Sound Systems.

The musical and verbal stylings of the Ras Messengers resounded through the building. A line of brothas beat 'pon dem drum like a heartbeat pulsing through all of us assembled there.

The community had truly turned out to bless and be blessed by them. All ages were represented, from the eldest to the youngest.

We often speak of peace, love and unity and that night, we truly expressed and experienced these qualities.

As was correctly stated, the sacred objects were stolen from Africa and need to be returned to their home.

Having said that, we, who were also stolen from Africa, were given the opportunity to draw on some of their energy, which had built up through sacred rituals over many years. So the museum has done us some service.

Waiting at the bus stop afterwards, I had a lively discussion with half a dozen people who had attended the event. Not my usual bus stop experience.

Make sure you are at the next one.

Reminder: Education - What U Need to Know Tomorrow (Saturday)

As September means back to school for many people, we are looking at education. What can Black parents do to ensure their children get the best from the education system? And what kinds of educational resources are available?

This show is presented by two sistas across the Atlantic - my colleague, Joan E. Gosier of HBCU Kidz, author of Cotton Pickin' Paycheck, and myself.

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