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Should I feel proud about slavery?

Language is very important when considering the appropriate feeling about the history of black slavery from the perspective of a black person, because as a black man there is definitely strong feelings when the topic of slavery is brought up. For clear context in this particular article, when I refer to slavery, I am specifically talking about the transatlantic slave trade which started in the 16th Century. Continue reading Should I feel proud about slavery?

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

Make up needs a shake up

The most common age for young girls to start wearing make up in this country is 11yrs old. It seems that society these days has an unhealthy obsession with beauty and appearance. We are bombarded on a daily basis by airbrushed images of models on the TV, radio, magazines & newspapers so I can understand why this creates a warped perception of beauty in many people’s minds. Children exposed to this pick up the insecure vibration levels and jump on the slap stick band wagon to clown looking town. Now there’s nothing wrong with a little make up, but imagine a world where looking like Katie Price isn’t what young girls aspire to. Imagine picking up a magazine and seeing Kelly Brook embracing the beauty of her human flaws.

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Rwanda Genocide: Part Two

An African life seems to have much less value than any other.

Popular press has portrayed the Rwandan Genocide as a tribal war between ethnic groups. Scholarly research has rejected this view, (Des Forges; 1999, Uvin; 1998, Prunier; 1995).

Krain (1997) found that ethnic fractionalisation is uncorrelated with the onset of genocide or political mass murder.

It is known now that there a few vital factors that heavily influence the chance of genocide in conflict ridden countries;

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Rwanda Genocide: – Part One

Rwanda Genocide Remembered: Small Arms Involvement

The 7th of April 2014 was the day when France refused to take part in the commemorations ceremony for the Rwandan Genocide. Rwanda was a former French colony.  Back in the colonial days, the Germans, Belgians and  French enslaved the Rwandan people and set up international corporations, milking the country of its raw materials and natural wealth, they also had a large part to play in the genocide that followed.

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Fake football support

Dear Arsenal Football Club,

My name is Billy Costigan and I am a fake football supporter.

The fake football team I support is Arsenal, and I have also used Real Madrid and Aston Villa in th past too.

I have been fake supporting Arsenal for the past 10 years and this is my official resignation.

Now don’t get me wrong, I do love the way you play the game. I love the way you kick the ball, with such passion, such power, such promise and pizazz.

Soccer boot

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