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Streets University - Join Our Million Youth Movement

Why a Streets University?…


Added by Lazone Grays Jr on March 14, 2012 at 19:28 — No Comments

And the greatest of them all is... PEACE!

In the West the month of December witnesses the biggest celebration of the year – Christmas. This is a period when the birth of Christ is remembered, a time when people reflect - a peaceful time.
2011 was a challenging year across the world as we battled with fallouts from the failings of the banking system, terrorism, wars, rising oil prices and subsequent higher cost of living. How then can we be at peace in this mire of trouble, uncertainty and hardships? Consciously or not,…

Added by Andrea Campbell on December 28, 2011 at 3:58 — No Comments

The Lesson of the Butterfly

There is a story I would like to share. I have entitled it, The Lesson of the Butterfly. (The following story is an adaptation of an email that I read containing an inspirational message by an unknown author). I have retold the story in my own way for you to receive the message. It goes like this…Enjoy the magic in the process! (SMILE).…


Added by Atiya on September 16, 2011 at 19:18 — No Comments

Look the part!

Recently a friend has been talking to me about her frustrations at work.  She is a very intelligent person, well educated and very knowledgeable but she is having problems managing staff and relating to colleagues in her new role.  During our recent encounter she appeared to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown.  
When I looked at my friend I realised that one of the possible reasons why she is not being taken seriously in her managerial role is because she does not look the…

Added by Andrea Campbell on September 8, 2011 at 15:26 — No Comments

       Hi SZheldon,       I listened to you on LBC speaking to Jenny this morning, and I agreed with everything you said.   Ii am a white old lady of 80 years old, and I am so concerned about the you…



   Hi SZheldon,


    I listened to you on LBC speaking to Jenny this morning, and I agreed with everything you said.   Ii am a white old lady of 80 years old, and I am so concerned about the youth of this country, specially about the fact that Vocational Training Centres are being shut down.   My daughter is a teacher in the Built Environment  area helping boys to attain their Diploma in building, and most of the department has been shut down, due to lack of…


Added by Mrs I Schuster on August 11, 2011 at 14:04 — No Comments

What makes a good leader?

Leadership is about working with people, accepting responsibility, understanding people, motivating, developing and encouraging. It is also about knowing when to stand back and allow others to take the lead, for a good leader is also a follower. A good leader is not threatened by the growth and development of his staff; indeed he is encouraged by it. She enjoys empowering people and watching them grow; and she knows when and what to delegate. It is said…


Added by Andrea Campbell on June 13, 2010 at 20:23 — No Comments

Breast Cancer + Black History

There is an event entitled Breast Cancer and Women of African Descent tomorrow, Saturday 29th May, in South London. Click here for more details.

This event is being held by London Black History Walks.

The next event, Black History Heroes 1596-2006, is Sunday, 30th May at the Imperial… Continue

Added by Zhana on May 28, 2010 at 12:33 — No Comments

The 2010 Rum and Cane Spirit Fest Event London

The Rum and Cane Spirit takes place at this years Kensington Olympia, sample the vast array of Rums, Rhums, Rons, Cachacas of the Cane Spirit World. This event plays host to the largest range of rums including English, French, Navy,Caribbean, Spanish, Latin, Golden, White, Spiced, Flavoured,Dark and many others.

Europe’s largest event features music and dance from the Caribbean and Latin America in the weekend dedicated to all things Rum relating to culture,… Continue

Added by web2.0 on April 23, 2010 at 2:11 — No Comments

We need food for economic growth say Jamaican ministers

Jamaican government officials were in London as part of a trade mission to promote economic investment into Jamaica.

Afterwards that had dinner at Chef Collin Brown's London restaurant.

The Acting High Commissioner Joan Thomas had this to say.

"It's my first time here and my experience here has been a very good one, I enjoyed the fare and the presentation and one of the things that it shows me is that Jamaicans food In terms of our culture, our creative industries,… Continue

Added by web2.0 on April 12, 2010 at 1:30 — No Comments

Food is vital to the growth of the Jamaican economy.

Members of the Jamaican Government and High Commission, gathered last month at an investment forum to develop and promote inward investment into the island.

After the event Government members including Audley Shaw - Minister of Finance and Public service, Brian Wynter - Governor of the Central Bank of Jamaica and Joan Thomas - Acting High Commissioner of Jamaica in the UK, all attended the restaurant of Chef Collin Brown located near Canary Wharf.

Whilst the taste of food… Continue

Added by web2.0 on April 7, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments

Why We Need to Heal

I was recently asked why people of African heritage need to heal.

Why do we need to heal and transform ourselves, our families, our communities

and our world?

I thought the answer was obvious, but if it's not, here are some of the many,

many reasons why we need to heal.

Physical health problems, mental health problems, the miseducation of our

children and much more.…


Added by Zhana on March 1, 2010 at 0:30 — No Comments

DJ Mr.P's BulletIn ~ 25.


In the last Blog, I began by posing a question regards the "whereabouts" of January and then, we were in the middle of the

month, well January is history and so is the first half of February, in

fact, the third week is well under way! So, time is now good people,

time really is now!! In this Blog I impart some important information

about what really could have happened in Haiti… Continue

Added by DJ Mr.P on February 22, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

Grassroots Organising for Haiti

You may have heard that a teenage girl was rescued from the rubble in Haiti two weeks after the earthquake. This just goes to show that miracles can happen.

Click here for Black-led initiatives and more information about how to help the people of Haiti.

For more about how we can help, see… Continue

Added by Zhana on January 30, 2010 at 12:48 — No Comments

DJ Mr.P's BulletIn ~ 24.


Greetings, salutations and blessings to you! I hope that all's well in your world!! Can someone please tell me if there know where January is going?!! Wow!!! I can't believe that just a few days ago I was in sunny St. Lucia and having a wonderful time with hot temperatures of 30 degrees or more, great food, fantastic beaches, beautiful sunsets and wonderful night sounds - no, I'm not talking about me raving out there, I'm talking about the crickets and the frogs, the… Continue

Added by DJ Mr.P on January 25, 2010 at 22:17 — No Comments

DJ Mr.P's BulletIn ~ 23.


Seasonal greetings, blessings to you and I hope that all's well in your world!! This is a short Blog and the last one for 2009. Apologies for the delay in getting this out to you, [which was due just before Christmas] as I'm abroad in sunny St. Lucia and have had difficulty regards connectivity but all is well, apart from a wild flu bug that decided to reside within me wreaking havoc with my immune system for the last few days!

I welcome over 200 more newcomers to… Continue

Added by DJ Mr.P on January 22, 2010 at 0:26 — No Comments

What Is Your Vision for 2010?

Happy New Year, everyone!

Check out my blog:
What is your vision for 2010?

Wishing you all the best for the coming year.

Added by Zhana on January 4, 2010 at 9:00 — No Comments

3 Tips for 2010

So here we are: New Year and new decade. Right now millions of people - perhaps yourself included - are setting goals for 2010. But too often those ‘well meant’ New Years Resolutions to get fit, stop smoking, shed weight etc dissolve in weeks. Why do we fail and how can you succeed? Well because too often those are the goals, dreams and resolutions you ‘think you should’ pursue based on social, peer, media and other pressures. And often because ‘your’ goals out of the holistic big picture of… Continue

Added by Rasheed Ogunlaru on January 1, 2010 at 10:27 — No Comments

Happy Kwanzaa!

As I am sure you know, Kwanzaa helps us to build our self-esteem and confidence through connecting with our African traditional values. Click here to read my article about Kwanzaa. You can get lots of gifts including books about Black history, Kwanzaa and more there too.

Today is the first day of Kwanzaa. I now have details of lots of Kwanzaas in the UK… Continue

Added by Zhana on December 26, 2009 at 9:30 — No Comments

Holding a Kwanzaa Event?

If you are holding a Kwanzaa event, please send me the details privately and I will post them on my website.

For the best Black books, music and more, go to African American Holiday Gift Shopping.

Click here for a list of Kwanzaa events.

Have a great day!

Added by Zhana on December 9, 2009 at 9:00 — No Comments

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