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Abdoulaye Magassouba
Empowerment Through Evaluation and Self-Appreciation

Empowerment Through Evaluation and Self-Appreciation

Focusing on how you feel about your behaviour, work, partner, etc. will give you a stronger sense of self and prevent you from giving away your personal power to others by purely relying on their opinions. Do a positive audit of your personality and make a list of the things you actually like about yourself. When you are feeling negative, that list will certainly come in handy to reinforce your gifts. I recall being positively gobsmacked one day in January 2003. I was having a truly tearful, depressing and miserable day when I suddenly received an unexpected email from Barbados,...

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Abdoulaye Magassouba
Black History Re-Connect

Black History Re-Connect

We have blazed through the first month of 2011, and February is here. This is the month when we will begin to put up our stock pictures and posters of men and women who we were taught made the most significant contributions to black history, such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and several others that come to our minds when we hit the shortest month of the year. Furthermore, we plan and attend various Black History programs where we commemorate, celebrate and honor these same men and women. We even carve out a few lessons in...

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Abdoulaye Magassouba
Weddings with Afrocentric Flair

Weddings with Afrocentric Flair

It's February and love is in the air. Valentine's Day is one of the most popular engagement days. If marriage is in your future, why not honor your ancestors and incorporate a bit of heritage along with your traditional wedding ideas. The African American wedding should truly be a celebration of commitment and the joining of families by celebrating the couple's roots. There are many special touches you can add to your wedding to give it an afrocentric flair. Start off by sending beautiful wedding invitations with African symbols of love. Ask guests to join you and your family in...

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Abdoulaye Magassouba
The Black Man's Revolution

The Black Man's Revolution

Black man designation, what does it means to be your self? Sounds like an easy thing to do, but in reality it's a lot harder than it sound. It's a continuous struggle, to be yourselves. Being one self is the reason I admire the "Pride" community. That's an unimaginable hill of acceptance to climb socially and personally. To join "Pride" you have to overcome a superego, which is what everybody you know and care about thinks. The struggle is not coming to term with your sexuality, but overcoming the beliefs of love ones. In reading Michele Wallace's: "Black Macho and...

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