Monday, December 20, 2021

Wangari Maathi Planted Millions of Trees as a Form of Resistance and Empowerment

Wangari Maathi
Check out this piece on Wangari Maathi, The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees.  As a child growing up in Kenya, she saw the colonial settlers chop down trees in order to grow cash crops such as tea.  Later on after colonisation effectively ended, she saw Kenyans do the same thing in order to survive.  

At that time, girls were rarely educated, but Maathi's mother made sure she got an education.  

I found this piece very inspiring, and I trust that you will, too.  

Trees connect us to something elemental in nature, and to our own elemental nature.  

 

 

For more about trees, check out this poem by Ursula K. LeGuin, and this one by Mary Oliver.  

What is your relationship with trees like?  Please post your answer below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks.  




Monday, December 06, 2021

Covid-19 Pandemic Lies and Manipulation

Go here for Coronavirus Resources

Above is a very interesting panel discussion about how we are being lied to by the media and the government, this film has a very strong unity message. We are being turned against each other – those who have chosen to have the jab and those of us who have not. We need to show unity within our community. Even though we have made different choices, that is not a reason to fall out. We still need to have unity.

Dr. Christina Parks, a cellular and molecular biologist, says that a lot of information is being censored. The science is not being allowed to be shared.

Go here for my previous blog about her: What the Media Won’t Tell You. She is showing amazing courage, knowledge and understanding. That video was taken down, as YouTube claimed that Dr Boyce Watkins and Dr. Parks were disseminating false medical information. But when Dr. Watkins explained to them that Dr. Parks is a cellular and molecular biologist, they put the video back up.

Other panellists include Maj Toure, Jay Morrison and Tee Khaaliq.

The points made by the panel members are in bold below. The non-emboldened comments are my own. I have not recorded every comment here.

Point 1: Dr. Parks says the cancelling and the censoring tells us everything. See below for Point 3: Media manipulation.

Point 2: Dr. Parks says the vaccine does NOT prevent transmission. You can still have a high viral load and still be spreading it after being vaccinated. You can still have the virus and have no symptoms

Point 3: Dr. Parks says natural immunity is much better than a vaccine because it creates a response to the whole of the virus, so the immune system recognises the virus when it mutates and creates more variants. The immune system recognises this, whereas the vaccine only recognises part of the virus [i.e., the spike protein]. The immune system gives a fuller, more robust response than the vaccine does.

She has testified before the Michigan House of Representatives, where she quoted the Director of the CDC in saying that these vaccines do not prevent transmission of the virus.

What she does not mention in this video is that the way we get natural immunity is to catch the virus, and the virus is killing people. So this is a risky strategy. Not arguing with the factual information, however.

Point 4: Media manipulation: anyone who speaks against the mainstream narrative is censored. Isn’t censorship illegal in the U.S.? Doesn’t the Constitution guarantee freedom of expression? Apparently not.

Point 5: Tee Khaaliq says: This situation is creating unnecessary division among Black people. There is a lot of shaming of other African Americans who speak out against the jab (as we can no longer use the v-word). See censorship above. We need to be bringing on the dissenters and the dissenting views.

Point 6: Dr. Parks says: Black people produce twice as many antibodies as white people in response to RNA viruses as well as certain jabs that contain the RNA.

The vaccine induces a hyper-inflammatory response. In Africa, as it is a very sunny climate, the sun killed all the RNA viruses, so we did not need the same type of defences as Europeans. We can take care of the co-morbidity. A drug can control metabolic syndrome in Black people and has been used as an anti-malarial for 70 years. Inflammation can be caused by metabolic syndrome. This drug can control metabolic syndrome. Obesity can be driven by inflammation. This biochemistry needs to be addressed.

Michael Jackson said it: They don’t really care about us.

This drug would reduce the underlying predisposition to the inflammation of Covid in our communities. Yet, we are being told it is unsafe. But they have been giving it out in Africa for 70 years.

Dr. Parks is banned from most media. She is dropping science, but most people don’t get to hear it because she is being heavily censored.

This was an absolutely fascinating discussion. Dr. Parks has given us a lot of technical information. It might be a little hard to follow, but this is information we need to address serious health issues in our communities.

See also:  This scientist believes that the virus originated in the market at Wuhan, NOT in the lab. There is more and more evidence for this theory.

Go here for Coronavirus Resources:  relaxation, music, humour and more

How can we stop conflict with each other and maintain unity, harmony and peace?  Comment below and please share this post.  Thanks.  

 




Monday, November 29, 2021

How to Deal with Holiday Stress: Three Black Moms

On the first Saturday of every month, we are here to answer your questions on the Success Strategies show.    

Whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's or Kwanzaa, you will most likely be dealing with holiday stress.  

This episode was so much fun to do!  The Three Black Moms are sisters - literally, as they have the same parents.  Their focus is on family and the warmth of their connection shines through. 

Three Black Moms dish the dirt on how to find a balance between doing what needs to be done, and staying relaxed and calm.  And what happens when children are in the mix?  

Go here to listen

Go here to watch on YouTube.  

Or go here to watch on Facebook

Go here for some great holiday gift ideas.  

What are your top tips for dealing with holiday stress?  Please comment below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks!  




Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman

As I have said previously, Harriet Tubman has always been an inspiration for me, from the time my mother first told me about her when I was a little girl.  

The above film gives us a glimpse of how amazing and remarkable she was.  

For wisdom from Harriet Tubman, go here for Geniuses of Transformation:  Wisdom from Harriet Tubman, and go here to see my short film, HarrietHer courage was truly breathtaking. 

For more uplifting and inspiring quotes, go here to download Treasures of the Geniuses of Transformation.  

Go here for more Black history blog posts

What do you find inspiring about Harriet Tubman?  Please leave your comments below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks. 



Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Escaping from Domestic Violence

Mercy Makinde was married in Nigeria at 17 to a man older than her own father.  She eventually managed to escape from her abusive marriage.  Mercy then founded her charity, The Amazing Amazon Initiative, which helps other women in similar situations to build new lives. 

Go here for my conversation with Mercy

Go here for readings from the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence.  

Go here for NVC resources.  

Go here for more from the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence 2021.  




Monday, October 18, 2021

Spare the Rod, Love the Child

Naimah Latif


In today's blog post, Naimah Latif, Executive Producer of The Female Solution worldwide radio and TV network and the ON AIR worldwide radio and TV network, talks about her response to violence towards children.  I found this post very moving.  Go here to watch it.   

This is a very controversial subject.  How do you feel about violence against children? Do you "spare the rod"?  Or do you think this will "spoil the child"?  Please leave your comments below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks.  

Go here for more about how to parent using Nonviolent Communication (NVC) with Affirmations for Parents.  

 

 

Go here for readings from the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence.  

Go here for NVC resources.  

Go here for more from the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence 2021


 

 



Saturday, October 16, 2021

Chicago Officer Seen Manhandling Black Woman Faces 24 Misconduct Allegations


You have probably seen this story before, from Your Black World.  Chicago Officer Seen Manhandling Black Woman Faces 24 Misconduct Allegations.

This is the take on the same story from the Atlanta Black Star:  Should Not Be Policing the Streets.  

The long and the short of it is this:  A white, male police officer has been filmed manhandling Nikkita Brown, a Black woman,  late at night while she was walking her dog.  

The officer has not been named, but has been put on administrative leave.  As stated in the headline above, this is by no means the first such incident involving this officer. 

This is so disgusting.  And if you ever wanted to know why I hold the annual Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence, this is a clear example.  

We must learn to speak to each other and listen to each other with respect and empathy.  Empathy can prevent this kind of incident from occurring - when we have the skills.  

Plus check this out:  You about to Lose Yo Job.  This always tickles me. 

Go here for more blog posts from the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence 2021.  

Go here for readings from the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence.  

Go here for NVC resources.  

What practical methods can you suggest for preventing violent incidents?  Please comment below and please share this post with your networks.  



 


Friday, October 15, 2021

Zhana in Conversation with Lama Rangdrol

Lama Rangdrol is one of just a handful of Black/African American Tibetan lamas.  In his film, Festival Cancelled due to  Heavy Rain (see below), he speaks about growing up in the 'hood during the 1960s, where as a young Black man he was hunted, and  his pilgrimage to Cambodia, where, at Angkor Wat, he found ancient African images that remain undamaged.  

The tiny Buddhist country of Cambodia was heavily bombed during the Vietnam War - a war in which the front line was called "Soulville" because there were so many young Black men fighting there. 

I was very privileged to speak with Lama Rangdrol, and he explained more here.  

Lama Rangdrol and his friends in the U.S., young Black men and women, faced a long list of seemingly insurmountable problems in what he terms the "urban killing zone".  He managed to escape; his friends all ended up dead or incarcerated.

Go here to watch Lama Rangdrol's film Festival Cancelled due to  Heavy Rain

What are your thoughts?  How long have young Black men been hunted by the police?  And why?  Please leave your answers below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks.  

Go here for readings from the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence.  

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Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Some Recent Anniversaries

Olaseni Lewis
Recently, we have reached some crucial and tragic anniversaries:  

100 Years Since the Destruction of Black Wall Street.  

66 Years Since the Murder of Emmett Till.  July would have marked his 80th birthday.  

Meanwhile, this horrific roll call continues:  

 

Deaths of Olaseni Lewis and Sean Rigg.  Olaseni died in the UK in 2010, the same way as George Floyd, begging police officers to let him breathe.  Sean Rigg also died in London, in 2008.  

Go here for my show in which we asked:  Do Black Lives Really Matter

28 years since the death of Joy Gardner in London, UK.  

And these deaths keeps rolling on, on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Cressida Dick, Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police, states that "no one is above the law".  Really?  Really, Cressida? 

According to Wikipedia, Cressida Dick held senior roles in the force's diversity directorate, in anti-gang and anti-gun crime operations, and in counterterrorism operations before becoming Commissioner.  She was a Met Police officer at the time of the death of Joy Gardner.  The documentary-maker Ken Fero called for her resignation with regard to the death of Joy Gardner. 

We live in a world in which MP Dawn Butler was racially profiled and stopped by the police because they thought her car was registered outside London (which has yet to be made a criminal offence).   

We live in a world in which a Black mother states that it is "not hunting season" on Black people (again - really?).  

Last year (2020), a Metropolitan Police Officer was the subject of a criminal investigation after kneeling on Marcus Coutain's neck during a stop-and-search operation.  The officer will not face charges, nor will he face disciplinary action.  

Yet, as reported in the Guardian,  Cressida Dick has said that the Met has transformed and is no longer institutionally racist.  (Say it with me:  really, Cressida?  Really????)

We need to realise and understand that this is not just a problem in the U.S.  This is not just an American problem.  Black deaths in police custody are happening all over the world.  Black men, women and children are dying in police custody and those responsible are not facing justice.  

We MUST find solutions.  Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is one such solution.  

I have blogged about this issue many times, and I shall continue to do so.  Our communities need to be armed with the skills of NVC, which can help to PREVENT these types of crimes.  

Go her for more Black history blogs.  

Go here for Zhana's conversation with Ken Fero, the director of Injustice

Go here for Nonviolence and NVC Resources.  

What do you think is a possible solution?  Please comment below and please share.  Thanks.  

Go here for my show in which we asked:  Do Black Lives Really Matter?  

 








Monday, October 04, 2021

Success Strategies with Zhana: Do Black Lives Really Matter?

Joy Gardner
On my most recent show (see link below), we discussed the fact that Sarah Everard, a young white woman, was murdered by a serving police officer, a member of the Metropolitan Police.  His killer was recently sentenced to life imprisonment, which is an increase of his original 20-year sentence.  

Earlier this year, a vigil for Sarah was broken up by the police in a very heavy-handed way.  People, particularly women, are justifiably angered and appalled and Harriet Harmon MP has called for Cressida Dick's resignation. 

It's 28 years since Joy Gardner died in the custody of police and immigration officers.  But those involved in her death have never been prosecuted.  And nobody has held a vigil for Joy.  The documentary-maker Ken Fero called for Cressida Dick's resignation over the death of Joy Gardner.  Go here for my conversation with Ken

One rule for us, another rule for them. We discussed this on my recent show, Success Strategies with Zhana:  Do Black Lives Really Matter?  

PLUS:  

Go here for Black history blogs.  

Go here for African history blogs.  

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Black Cinema Club and they are showing loads of films to celebrate.  Go here for a list of the  film screenings this month.  

Do you believe Black lives really matter?  Please comment below and please share this blog with your networks.  Thanks.  




Thursday, September 30, 2021

10 Years of Black Cinema Club

October 2021 marks ten years of the Black Cinema Club (BCC 10).  In honour of the tenth anniversary of their screening of Black films from Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Britain and Europe, they are showing a whole programme of Black films.  

All of these screenings are being held online, so you can join us and enjoy them wherever you are in the world.  See you there!  BCC 10 presents:  

Friday 1st October:  Finding Fela

Filmmaker Alex Gibney uses period interviews and performances plus highlights of the Broadway production of `Fela!' to tell the story of Afrobeat music pioneer Fela Kuti.

Saturday 2nd October:  The Wood.   

Three old friends -- Mike (Omar Epps), Roland (Taye Diggs) and Slim (Richard T. Jones) -- recount memories of their shared childhood in Inglewood, Calif., as they prepare for Roland's wedding to his fiancĂ©e, Lisa (LisaRaye). When the groom goes missing without a word, Mike and Slim struggle to find their nervous friend and return him to his impatient bride before the wedding begins. Along the way, they continue to swap stories about lessons learned during their awkward teenage years. 

Sunday 3rd October:  1804:  The Hidden History of Haiti

This documentary film about the untold history of the Haitian Revolution was produced by the creator of the best-selling Hidden Colors film series.  1804 goes in-depth about the four principal players who were instrumental in Haiti's independence: Makandal, Dutty Bookman, Toussaint Louvature, and Jean-Jacques Dessalines. This documentary gives a compelling look into the strategies, the motivation and the mindset that led to Haiti being the only enslaved  population who successfully overthrew their oppressors.

Tuesday 5th October:  I Ain't Scared of You, a Tribute to Bernie Mac.  

Friday 8th October:   Summer of Soul, or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised

Saw this one a few weeks ago, and it is definitely worth watching again.  In the summer of 1965, a whole lot of talented Black people performed for FREE in NYC.  The lineup included Stevie Wonder (on drums!), Gladys Knight and the Pips, Sly and the Family Stone, Nina Simone and many more.  Be there!  

Sunday 10th October:  Sankofa.  

model (Oyafunmike Ogunlano) on a photo shoot in Ghana encounters an old mystic (Kofi Ghanaba) who transports her into the past, where she becomes a slave.

Saturday 16th October:  Really Love.  

Isiah is an up-and-coming painter under the tutelage of Yusef Davis, hoping to impress Chenai Hungwe to potentially launch his career. However, upon meeting Stevie Richmond, a friend of his boy Nick’s girlfriend Mecca, he gets a little distracted. Yet, as Yusef told him, you have to live to find your muse, and with Stevie, Isaiah does live. But with Stevie being a prominent up-and-coming lawyer, soon to finish school, and getting offers across the United States, while both have made time for each other in DC, will their relationship survive when distance adds an additional strain to it?  

Sunday 17th October:  Hidden Colors.  

Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history. Traveling around the country, the film features scholars, historians, and social commentators who uncovered such amazing facts about things such as: The original image of Christ; The true story about the Moors; The original people of Asia; The great west African empires; The presence of Africans in America before Columbus; The real reason slavery was ended And much more.  

Monday 18th October: The Banker.  

Samuel L. Jackson stars in this true story about two men who decided to open a bank in Georgia in the 1950s, when Black people were not even allowed to set foot inside a bank. 

Revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) devise an audacious and risky plan to take on the racist establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream. Along with Garrett's wife Eunice (Nia Long), they train a working class white man, Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult), to pose as the rich and privileged face of their burgeoning real estate and banking empire - while Garrett and Morris pose as a janitor and a chauffeur. 

Tuesday 19th October:  Rue Cases Negres  

It's been so many years since I've seen this charming, delightful film from Euzhan Palcy.  

In the French colony of Martinique in the 1930s, rambunctious teenager Jose (Garry Cadenat) lives in a rundown shack in a small farm village with his doting grandmother, M'Man Tine (Darling Legitimus). While studying diligently at the local school, Jose also learns at the side of wise village elder Medouze (Douta Seck), who tells him first-hand of the lives of African slaves. When Jose wins a scholarship to a prestigious high school in the capital, he brings the wisdom of the village with him.  

Thursday 21st October:  Out of Darkness.  

Out of Darkness explores the Nubian/Kushitic origins of Nile Valley Civilization, contact between Africa and the Americas since the times of antiquity, as well as the influence of the Moors in Europe leading to intellectual Renaissance. In addition, the film will analyze the history of modern day racism, the concept of "white supremacy," the impact of Hip Hop as a social movement, and the idea of nationhood.                          

There are more which have not listed here.  Check out BCC 10 for details.  

Go here for lots more Black history blogs.  

What's your favourite Black film?  Or what are your top 10?  Please comment below and please share this with your networks.  

Happy Black History Month/African Heritage Month!  

 


Thursday, September 02, 2021

Dr. Christina Parks - What the Media Won't Tell You


Dr. Christina Parks, PhD in cell and molecular biology, was a guest on Dr. Boyce Watkins's show recently. Check out what she said, above. 

The mainstream media tend to just give us the same narrative.  How can we make decisions about covid-19 and whether or not to have the vaccine when we don't have the full facts?  There is a huge amount of factual information which we don't necessarily get to see or hear.  

On the same subject, check out this short film of Dr. Michael McDowell, a pastor from Trinidad, telling us his take on the probable true cost of the vaccine (in human terms, not financial terms) and what we can expect for the future.  

Go here for resources to help you survive and thrive during the covid-19 panidemic.  

What do you think the pandemic and/or the vaccine has in store for us?  Please comment below and please share.  Thanks.  

 



Monday, August 09, 2021

Black People Have Higher Student Debt

I am re-purposing this post.  
 
According to Finance Professor Dr. Boyce Watkins, student loan debt is now the second highest form of debt in America, behind mortgages.  
 
Even worse, over half of all black college graduates have defaulted on their loans, causing the economic pain to be worse for our community than for others.
 
The Black/white student debt disparity TRIPLES after graduation, according to the Brookings Institute.  Students from our communities are more likely to take out student loans, and their student loans tend to be higher. However, there is a way to Avoid Student Debt.  

As I said in my blog post, Millennials Will Die in Debt, my ebook Shaking the Money Tree contains proven, effective methods for raising funding for your education. The experts I interviewed in Shaking the Money Tree explain step-by-step how to raise the money you need. One of my interviewees, Derek Hayes, had raised $500,000 for his fellow students at the time I interviewed him – I am sure he has raised much more than that by now.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Black History: Growing up in Chicago's "Black Belt"


Timuel Black grew up in Chicago's "Black Belt".  His family moved to Chicago during the "Great Migration", in 1919.  (Mine migrated in 1920.)  

African Americans left the South in order to have a better life and a better future for themselves and their families.  They often settled in large cities including Chicago, Cleveland and New York, where they formed their own communities during segregation.  

Black lists the reasons why his parents decided to move North.  

Unfortunately, many of these prosperous, thriving Black communities were destroyed by white supremacists.  See also:   

The Rosewood Massacre  

100 Years Since the Destruction of Black Wall Street.  

Go here for more Black history blogs.  

Why are we only just now starting to hear about these thriving Black communities - and the demise of many of them?  Please comment below and please share.  Thanks.  






Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Black History: The Rosewood Massacre


We keep learning about massacres in which thriving, prosperous African American communities, such as the Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma were destroyed by white supremacists.  So many of these massacres have been forgotten, lost to history, but they are being recalled and their history restored.  The destruction of Rosewood in Gainesville, Florida is one such event.  

How can we learn from this history to create a better future?  Please comment below and please share.  


Go here for my list of Black/African heritage museums in Africa, the U.S., the Caribbean and Europe.  



Tuesday, June 15, 2021

100 Years Since the Destruction of Black Wall Street


Two weeks ago marked the 100th Anniversary of Black Wall Street.  

This documentary by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), The Legacy of Black Wall Street,  concentrates on the years leading up to the destruction and the massacre which accompanied it.  

Historically, enslaved Black people migrated to the Oklahoma territory in the company of their American Indian owners, as part of the Trail of Tears.  As the land was owned by the Native People, after the Civil War, African Americans were allowed to buy it. They set about building a Black community, Greenwood,Tulsa Oklahoma. 

When oil was discovered, Tulsa became a boom town.  Black people employed by white Oklahomans became wealthy, and their community thrived. Doctors, lawyers and millionaires settled there.  Notably, Black male and female entrepreneurs with vision also settled in Greenwood.  They arrived, not just to make money, but to help Black people to build their own businesses, providing advice and support to budding entrepreneurs.  They were the embodiment of Ujaama - co-operative economics. 

Then, on the 31st of March, 1921, a Black man, Dick Rowland, who went by the name of "Diamond Dick" rode the elevator, just as he had done every day for years.  But on that particular day, the white female elevator operator accused him of assault.  As usual, the alleged assault was used as a pretext for violence.  See also:  White Women's Role in White Supremacy

Diamond Dick was arrested and imprisoned prior to standing trial.  A white mob gathered, and we know the rest.  100 years later, this is no less shocking,  And the residents and business owners never received compensation.  

The Legacy of Black Wall Street describes the beauty of Black Wall Street, with its first-class hotel, cinemas screening Black films, and more.  This just goes to show how much was lost.  Black Wall Street gave people hope that things could improve.  It proved to Black people that they could aim high.  Similarly to such great figures as Harriet Tubman, it represented Black people's dreams, ambitions and aspirations, and proved that they were possible to achieve.  Thus, it was a threat to white supremacists, who wanted only to keep Black people down.  

See also:  The Black Wall Street - Before They Die.  

We know now that many other thriving Black communities were similarly attacked and destroyed by white supremacists.  Go here for Rosewood.  

Do you think this kind of destruction could still happen today?  And what can we do to prevent this from happening?  What solutions should we employ?  Please leave your comments below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks.  

Go here for more Black history blog posts.  

 




Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Brutality and Racist Violence against Aboriginal Youth


I am posting links to the stories below as further documentaton of the global nature of racist police violence and brutality.  Athough this incident occurred nearly a year ago, this story is  all over the Australian press and international press today as the officer has just been charged. You may have seen the viral video (above).  

NSW police officer charged over alleged assault of Indigenous teen.

 

And this one, also from a year ago:  

Members of the public call for sacking of Senior Constable "Raptor 13". 

As you will know if you follow my blogs, I often state that racist police violence against Black communities is a global problem.  It is not something that is confined to a particular group, community, country or society.  It happens in every country where Europeans are the dominant group.  

Go here to watch our recent Global Peace Summit, where we screened Injustice, the film the police tried to ban, and held a discussion with the director, Ken Fero.  

And go here for my conversation with Ken Fero.  He has made films about the same issue in many European country. 

As I often say, and have posted many times as part of the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence, we need to find solutions to this ongoing problem.  And I believe NVC (Nonviolent Communication) is one such solution.  

What do you think will resolve this ongoing issue?  Please leave your comments below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks.  



Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Black History: Who Were the Scottsboro Nine?

The Scottsboro Nine
Content Warning:  This post contains adult content and is not suitable for children.  

In 1931, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, nine Black teenagers, known as the Scottsboro Nine, were convicted of raping two white women.  The men were completely innocent of this crime.  It took just four days for an all-white jury to convict them.  

 As Paul Gardullo, a curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, states, there existed "a myth of black predation on white women when the reality was the polar opposite".  In slavery, Black women were routinely raped and Black men, women and children were exploited and brutalised.  

Go here for more about the Scottsboro Nine.  

Ida B. Wells, a tireless anti-lyching campaigner, produced the Red Record, having systematically researched accounts of lynchings which were based on the fallacy of Black men raping white women.  Wells proved that these accounts were wholly false.  

For more about Ida B. Wells, see:  Ida B. Wells:  a Passion for Justice.  

See also:  Black History:  New Revelations about Emmett Till

Go here for more of my Black history blog posts.  

I have two questions for you today:  

1) Does this incident remind you of anything that has happened in the past year or few years?; and 

2) If so, what can be done about this repeated pattern?  

I have my own thoughts about this, but I want to know what you think.  

Please comment below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks.  








Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Stylist’s Black British Women’s Census

Black women in the UK are more likely to be spoken about than to be spoken to.  This is just one of the findings of Stylist’s Black British Women’s CensusGo here to read more.  

Did you know that Black women in the UK are FOUR TIMES more likely to die in childbirth than white women?  And nearly twice as likely to experience stillbirths

Do you think Black women in the UK are fairly and accurately represented?  Please comment below and please share.  Thanks.  



Saturday, January 30, 2021

Black Success: 3 Dynamite Ways to Increase Your Income through the Power of Your Mind

 

What strategies did you use to survive and thrive in 2020?  And what strategies will you use in 2021?  

If you are SERIOUS about having more money, you need to check out these strategies I recommend.  I only share information that I have confidence in.  I am sure these will help you to 

move toward your money goals and achieve financial success!

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These are practical methods which will work for you, just like they have worked for thousand of other people - including me.  

Below are the links to the resources mentioned in this recording:

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See also: Guided Visualization: Your Key to Power.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

White Women's Role in White Supremacy

I don't often blog specifically about white supremacy, as I think it is important to focus on the positive.  However, white supremacy is all around us - and inside of us - and we need to understand it.  

This is a very interesting article about white women's role in white supremacy, both historic and current.  White women were among the architects of white supremacy.  Until they won the right to vote, white women's main economic power came through their ability to own, buy and sell enslaved African people.  

After the Civil War, white women joined, and were active in, the Ku Klux Klan.  And, of course, Birth of a Nation contributed to the mythology of the Klan as a necessary protection of white women from Black men who were keen, and naturally inclined, to attack them sexually.  In the film Freedom Riders, some of the participants speak of the involvement of white women in assaulting the riders. 

According to this article, white women also played an active role in the recent storming of the Capitol building, in which five people died, and they are active, and play key roles, in white supremacist organisations. 

What are your thoughts about the role of white women in white supremacy?  Please leave your comments below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks.  

Go here for more Black history blogs.  

 



Thursday, January 14, 2021

Black Ballerinas

I've been enjoying looking at pictures of Black ballerinas.  This is Michaela DePrince, a ballerina from Sierra Leone.  Doesn't she look amazing?  Look at those legs.  Those feet.  

She was orphaned in the Sierra Leone civil war.   Go here to read her story

I've got loads more on my Positive Images of Black People board.  

And African dancers on my African Images board.  

Which do you prefer?  Please comment below and please share this with your networks.  Thanks.  





Monday, January 04, 2021

How did 2020 work out for you?

How did 2020 work out for you?  Want to have a better year in 2021? 

Imagine you are walking down the street and you see a beautiful dress, a stylish suit or shoes to kill for. You must have them. But you cannot afford them. What can you do? How can you get it/them into your closet or wardrobe?

Suppose you fall in love with a laptop or a phone. This will make your life complete. You want it so bad it feels like a constant itch. How can you get it into your pocket?

Business owners:  want to become magnetic to customers and clients? You know you can help them, but your phone is not ringing. How can you attract them? How can you make it so your phone rings off the hook? So that your customers and clients are contacting you constantly, day and night?

You can become a powerful magnet that attracts what you desire. Money, luxury goods, travel, relationships and more.

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How did you survive and thrive in 2020?  And what strategies are you using to survive and thrive in 2021?  Please leave your comments below and please share.  Thanks.