Thursday, October 28, 2010

We Can Turn This Around

Success Strategies for Black PeopleMany of us are experiencing fear and uncertainty to do with this economic climate.

Here in the UK, the government is bringing in measures that will lead to the loss of a milllion jobs in the private and public sectors. Our communities will be some of the hardest hit.

I am sure similar things are happening in the U.S.A. and other countries as well. People are losing their jobs and their homes.

You may already be experiencing some of the effects of this in your business or at your workplace.


We can turn this around.

The more of us who know how to bring about positive change through working with our thoughts and emotions, the more we can change our lives.

And this will mean we can influence those around us in positive ways. We can influence our families, communities and loved ones. So everyone benefits.

To read more, see: 12 Ways to Be Successful.

Also, check out my book: Success Strategies for Black People.

In London, I am leading workshops in Finding Creative Solutions. I hope you will join us.

Here's to your success!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Do You Want to Have a Successful Career?

Black Success Stories Volume 1Do you want to have a successful career in
- business?
- the corporate world?
- the media?
- politics?
- healthcare?

Are you willing to learn from the experts?

In Black Success Stories Volume 1, I have interviewed experts in all of these fields, and they have given steps on how to achieve your goals.

If you are a parent, teacher, educator or mentor, you want this book.

Black Success Stories is a brilliant gift for Xmas and Kwanzaa. Click here to order your copies now.

Click here for my free report on 4 Steps to Finding the Job You Want.

Click here for lots more jobsearch resources.

Black History Film: 500 Years Later

500 Years LaterI far preferred this film to Motherland.

500 Years Later explores the importance of history for us as people of African heritage.

Using a series of talking heads as well as powerful and disturbing images, music and sound recordings of Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X, this film examines the legacy of self-hatred and low self-esteem which we have inherited due to the slavery experience, and the need for self-love, self-determination and self-reliance among people of the African Diaspora.

I explore these themes further in Why We Need to Heal.

In my book, Black Success Stories, the late Len Garrison, founder of the Black Cultural Archives, describes the steps we need to take in order to research our history. Click here to buy it.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Call to Action: Obama Exhibit in Oslo

A current exhibition in Oslo, Norway, "President Barack Obama, A Call to Action", examines President Obama's record as a Nobel Laureate and how the President meets Alfred Nobel's three criteria for being a Nobel Laureate.

Check out this video on the Black Women in Europe blog.

See also: Celebrating Barack Obama

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Black People 26 Times More Likely to Be Stopped by Police

Black Success Stories Volume 1Saw comic Stephen K Amos on The Wright Stuff on Monday reveal the recent report that Black people are 26 times more likely to be stopped by the police than members of other groups.

26 times!!!!


We’re not even one percent of the population!

I knew we were more likely to be stopped, but, say it with me:

Is this really the best use of police resources????

Plus, I have recently seen Matthew Wright question why there has been so much coverage of the police’s shooting of barrister Mark Saunders when shootings of Black people are substantially more frequent, yet barely get a mention.

In fact, I’ve heard him say it twice!

Well done, Matthew. Right on. You have obviously learned something.

What a pity Henry Bonsu has disappeared from your shows after being a regular panelist for so long. To read more about this, see my interview with Henry in Black Success Stories.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Africans in Colonial New York: Educators' Workshop

This workshop is being held today at the Schomburg Center in New York.

Teachers are invited to join Schomburg scholars and park rangers from the New York African Burial Ground National Monument for this workshop about the history and cultural contributions of New York City's early African population.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is recognized as one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world.

For details of this and other events at the Schomburg, including The Sacred in the Secular Classroom: A Panel Discussion for Educators, see Black History International.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Motherland Film Screenings

MotherlandThe documentary Motherland was described by The Sowetan as "The Best Documentary on Africa". Directed by the makers of 500 Years Later, Motherland will be screened in London tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday. Click here for details of these and other BHM events.

Black History Show from Radio Nottingham

I've just been listening online to a very interesting show from Bea Udeh at Radio Nottingham. She asks, is Black History Month still relevant in the UK in 2010? What are the origins of BHM UK? She also has white guests expressing their disapproval of BHM.

Click here to listen

Click here for lots more BHM UK events. I will keep adding to the list, so please keep coming back.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Positive Black Role Models

From Ghetto to GreatnessThe More Black Success free ebooks celebrate the achievements and contributions of people of African heritage. Hot off the press: Volume 8 focuses on Black-owned businesses.

In MBS 8, Coach Kevin communicates a constant message of hope and inspiration, and talks about his book From Ghetto to Greatness.

Click here for your free copies of More Black Success

Why Do We Need Positive Role Models?

In The Miseducation of the Negro, Carter G. Woodson argued in 1933 that Black children were being indoctrinated by the education system to view themselves as inferior. Unfortunately, in the 21st century, this is often still the case. In addition, powerful mass media reinforce negative stereotypes.

To read more, see: Do You Think Like a Success?

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Wordpower Literature Festival 2010

Centerprise Bookshop is holding events throughout the month of October as part of the Wordpower International Black Literature Festival. We will be interviewing Emmanuel Amevor from Centerprise today on my radio show, What U Need to Know, at 7 p.m. UK time, 2 p.m. EDT. Click here to listen .

If you miss the live broadcast, click here to listen to the recording

We will be broadcasting live from the NAACP march on Washington for Jobs, Justice and Education.

Our other guest will be Jamaican writer Yvonne Archer, author of Life According to Maas Roy. I hope you will join us.

Click here for more BHM events.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Celebrating Black History

Life According to Maas Roy (Our Peace of History)Happy Black History Month! I prefer to call it African Heritage Month.

Black History Month in the UK was originally set up to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of people of African heritage worldwide.

This month, the What U Need to Know radio show celebrates Black history. Actually, we talk about history, heritage and healing every month.

Click here to listen. The show goes out live at 2 p.m. UK time, 7 p.m. EDT, on Saturday 2nd October. If you miss the show, you can still listen to the recording here.

We will be broadcasting live from the NAACP March on Washington.

Our guests will include Yvonne Archer, author of Life Acccording to Maas Roy