Nigerian super rich

The super rich living amongst the super poor

The poverty rate in Nigeria is almost three times the size of the US’s poverty rate, but with an economy growing at more than 5% per year in Nigeria and a GDP of around $500 billion its’ difficult to comprehend how so many people can still be suffering. The first thing to keep in mind is that Nigeria has only been an independent Country since the 1960’s. The pre-colonial period was from around 1500 – 1800 and then the British owned the Country for over 150 years.  Continue reading Nigerian super rich

The second law of thermodynamics and life

The arrow of time is based on the second law of thermodynamics. As I understand it, the second law of thermodynamics is that things get more random over time, and that is how the natural order of things within the universe we live in, works. They call this entropy or disorder, and this increases with time. Continue reading The second law of thermodynamics and life

Mohammed Ibrahim – Black Billionaire speaks raw truth to old African leaders

Mohammed “Mo” Ibrahim is a Sudanese-British billionaire businessman who founded Celtel, a telecommunications company  which had over 24 million mobile phone subscribers in 14 African countries. He sold the company for $3.4 billion and set up the Mo Ibrahim foundation to encourage better governance of Africa. What I love about the video is the confidence and surety he speaks with about current African leaders. Continue reading Mohammed Ibrahim – Black Billionaire speaks raw truth to old African leaders

Barbershop Boycott

The Babershop

The focal point for black communities.

The congregation centre for black men.

The  place to make yourself look fresh for the world.

I know this is going to hurt people, especially young black men who pride themselves in getting their ritual haircut at their local establishment, but hear me out. Up and down the Country thousands of men, f ortnightly, take a trip to visit the one man in their life who they know will be there. He didn’t run away. He didn’t leave you when you needed him. He was always been there. The barber. Continue reading Barbershop Boycott

George Washington Carver

Tenacious, practical, intelligent and with a deep thirst for knowledge. Given all the real barriers to progression Carver had against him it is amazing how much greatness he was able to achieve. I hope the younger black generations can use Carver as a positive example of triumph over adversity. Excuses are for the apathetic and lazy.

Hyperbaric Chamber saves Eden’s life

A two year old who drowned in a swimming pool has undergone first-of-its-kind reversal of brain surgery using a combination of oxygen therapies. Two year old Eden Carlson slipped through a baby gate and made it past a heavy door while her mother was in the shower, before eventually falling into the swimming pool. She was in the water for 15 minutes before being discovered and wasn’t successfully resuscitated for two hours.   Continue reading Hyperbaric Chamber saves Eden’s life

Jordan Peterson – The intellectual beast

Jordan Peterson is currently one of Canada’s most famous intellectuals to date. This interview with a Channel 4 presenter catapulted him head first into the world of debate and ideas. It’s an excellently constructed interview and the full version lasts 30 minutes. Continue reading Jordan Peterson – The intellectual beast

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