Monday, October 16, 2017

The Week of Nonviolence 2017

Dr, Stephanie Myers
Listen below to find out: 

What is the background to the Week of Nonviolence?  How did it first come about?  

What are the goals of the Week of Nonviolence?  

What events are being planned for the Week of Nonviolence?  How to get involved?  

How does violence affect Black communities and other communities all over the world?  And what can we do to transform the culture of violence?  

I was joined by Dr. Stephanie Myers, Co-Chair of Black Women for Positive Change. 

The Week of Nonviolence was founded by Black Women for Positive Change in 2014 and is in its fourth year. 

Go here for more about the Week of Nonviolence 2017

Listen below for more.   Please share this with your networks, and please leave your comments below.  Thanks. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Rashan Charles's Death

Another Black man, Rashan Charles, has died in suspicious circumstances involving the police  I wish I could say I am even a little surprised.  I really do.  

There was a mostly peaceful protest in Hackney, East London, last night, near where Rashan's death occurred.  But the local community are understandably angry. 

We MUST change this narrative.  And we can.  

What will you share with the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence 2017

See also:  How Violence Affects the Black Community.  

See also:  590 Deaths in Police Custody.  

Friday, May 12, 2017

Children and Knife Crime

Knives Taken from Schoolchildren
Let's talk about solutions.  

In the news today, we learn about the increase in children bringing weapons into school, particularly knives.  

This is in the news now, but it is something I have been very concerned about for some time.  I am particularly concerned about violence within Black communities, but this is something that affects ALL communities.  Listen below for more.  

Click here for my interview with Ike Lasater.  

Click here for more blogs from the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence.  

Click here for blogs about how violence affects Black communities

Click here for Success Strategies for Black People.  

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Black People Have Higher Student Debt

As Dr. Boyce Watkins has explained, Black people are likely to have morestudent debt than their white counterparts. Students from our communities are more likely to take out student loans, and their student loans tend to be higher.

As I said in my recent 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.

See also: Say "No" to Student Debt, where you can download my free report. 

Download Shaking the Money Tree today – it can save you thousands.

Here's to your success!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Dr. Boyce Watkins: Millennials Will Die in Debt

Dr. Boyce Watkins
If you are a millennial, or the parent of a millennial, and you want to avoid building up a mountain of student debt, you need to read my ebook Shaking the Money Tree.

According to Dr. Boyce Watkins, millennials will be the first generation of people to die in debt.

There have always been people who have died in debt.  People used to die in debtors' prisons.  Sharecroppers routinely died in debt to their landlords.

What he is really focusing on is student debt.  I think what he means is that there is a whole generation of people who will die still trying to pay off their student debts, and bequeathing those debts to those who inherit their estates.

This is a terrible shame.  However, there are lots of ways to avoid this fate.

Shaking the Money Tree shows  you proven, effective methods for raising funding for your education.  It takes you through the process step by step.

See also:  Say "No" to Student Debt, where you can download my free report. 

Like Dr. Watkins, I am committed to empowering the Black community.  I do agree with Dr. Watkins when he says that Black people simply do not have the same opportunities white people do.  Even if we have a quality education, we cannot count on having the same earning power. 

But I think EVERYONE has the right to an education.  If you choose to attend university and get a degree, you should be able to do so without building up a mountain of debt.

Here's to your success!