Monday, 29 June 2009


In keeping with the weather let's talk about water H20 the importance to drink not only when you are thirsty but throughout the day to keep hydrated..

Two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen. But this element, better known as water, is the most essential, next to air, to our survival. Water truly is everywhere, still most take it for granted.

Water makes up more than two thirds of the weight of the human body, and without it, humans would die in a few days. The human brain is made up of 95% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90%. A mere 2% drop in our body's water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on smaller print, such as a computer screen. (Are you having trouble reading this? Drink up!) Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue. An estimated seventy-five percent of Americans have mild, chronic dehydration. Pretty scary statistic for a developed country, where water is readily available through the tap or bottle.

Water is important to the mechanics of the human body. The body cannot work without it, just as a car cannot run without gas and oil. In fact, all the cell and organ functions made up in our entire anatomy and physiology depend on water for their functioning.

* Water serves as a lubricant
* Water forms the base for saliva
* Water forms the fluids that surround the joints.
* Water regulates the body temperature, as the cooling and heating is distributed through perspiration.
* Water helps to alleviate constipation by moving food through the intestinal tract and thereby eliminating waste- the best detox agent.
* Regulates metabolism

In addition to the daily maintenance of our bodies, water also plays a key role in the prevention of disease. Drinking eight glasses of water daily can decrease the risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50% and it can potentially even reduce the risk of breast cancer. And those are just a few examples! As you follow other links on our website, you can read more in depth about how water can aid in the prevention and cure of many types of diseases, ailments and disorders that affect the many systems of our bodies.

Since water is such an important component to our physiology, it would make sense that the quality of the water should be just as important as the quantity. Drinking water should always be clean and free of contaminants to ensure proper health and wellness.

Speaking of advertisng

phallic imagery

Can someone please help me on this one. Of late I have been seeing posters, TV adverts showing black men with white women in a loving embraces or some sort of sexual reference and no black women to be seen or if she is she is with her white husband.

Now the media industry do not do things by accident as L o'real have openly proven, all things are chosen have for a reason to convey a certain image.

Can someone please tell me why the increase of black men with white women and the disappearing act of black women are becoming more prevalent.

If this act of the media is to encourage or to reflect society, what are your thoughts??

Idris Alba recently was quoted saying in the June 2009 Pride magazine, "Black women are virtually invisible, and the only way to change that is to keep our children, especially our female children,visible"

Please watch the video of the advert and please tell me why the need for a brother to be in this advert, so far I see none maybe it's just me..

Sunday, 28 June 2009

African women

"Remember we come in different hues no compliments to the sun only at times when it touches our skin to deepen the brown the yellow every shade we come, embrace your beauty go with what you have not against"..

Boycott time


You may have or not have heard the latest that has been revealed about "L'Oreal found guilty of racism in shampoo ads"

I am sure it's not the first and will not be the last company found to have racist practices as it was found back in 2007 The French cosmetics company, Garnier, and Swiss employment agency Adecco were been found guilty of carrying out a racist recruitment campaign in 2000.

Let's not just boycott but write and complain, and let them know why you will no longer purchasing their products..

Oh and let's no forget the parent companies of L o'real, full list below

L'Oréal Professionnel
L'Oréal Technique
Shu Uemura Art of Hair
L'Oréal Paris
Maybelline New York
CCB Paris
Helena Rubinstein
Shu Uemura
YSL Beauté
Giorgio Armani Parfums and Cosmetics
Cacharel cosmetics
Ralph Lauren Fragrances
Diesel Fragrances
Paloma Picasso fragrances
Victor & Rolf parfums
Vichy Laboratoires
La Roche-Posay
The Body Shop

Judge Hatchett Discovers She Is Nigerian

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Up coming events

African-Caribbean Matinee: Bab Sebta The Door of Ceuta

Documentary exploring the plight of African migrants on their journey to Europe

Bab Sebta is the name of the narrow passage between Morocco and Ceuta, the place where African migrants converge on their journey to Europe. Visiting the four main stages of the route to Tangier and recording without judgement the voice of these otherwise voiceless people, this documentary reveals their courage and their humanity as they strive for a better life.

Bab Sebta

Saturday 27 July 2pm-5.00pm

BFI Southbank (near Royal Festival Hall)

Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo.

Tickets ₤5, best to book early

Phone 0207 928 3232

Up coming event

Black History Walks in

* Notting Hill,
* Trafalgar Square
* St Pauls/Bank.
* Details below

Next Walk in the St Pauls/Bank area

Sunday 28th June 2.00pm

In 100 minutes your guide will take you through hundreds of years of the African presence, and contribution, to London’s way of life. Discover secret alleyways and enormous buildings all connected to Africa and the Caribbean in ways which the owners do not want you to know. Find out about black loyalists and African revolutionaries. Uncover the submerged links between racism, trade, religion, slavery and politics which are still evident in the very streets and buildings of the oldest part of London

£6.00 adults £3.00 children.

Group bookings possible. Walks last approx 2 hours.

mail with number of places. You will then receive confirmation and joining instructions

Make It Plain-Independent Afrikan Education

What do you think? Agree or disagree..

Sunday, 14 June 2009


When Jonathan E. McCoy wrote and presented his speech "A New Petition" at his church in Baltimore, MD 4 months ago, he had no idea the controversy it would spawn. Though there have been numerous contrary posts, Jonathan remains unscathed by the venom and maintains that the word should be deleted from our vocabulary "as a people, nation and the world". He started a petition in February 2009 at You may pledge your support by doing an alpha search of the letter "D" for 'deleting the "n" word'.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Hell Hole - Zimbabwe

June 2009
Overcrowding, disease and prisoners starving to death - the shocking revelations of secret filming in Zimbabwe's prisons over the past 3 months. The government is appealing for aid. Will it arrive in time?
'We got one meal a day, everyone was emaciated,' says politician Rory Bennett 'it was like being in a prisoner of war camp'. Whilst imprisoned, Rory was shocked by inmates like Brighton - only 28, he has severe malnutrition and tuberculosis. He's half-way through serving 18 months for robbery but seems unlikely to get out alive. 'His cellmates are sick and they keep infecting each other' says a warden. At least 20 prisoners are dying in the countries 55 prisons every day, with 30,000 prisoners squashed into facilities for half this amount. Beitbridge doesn't have severe overcrowding, because so many of its prisoners have died. 'Sometimes we pile 3 bodies in a grave' says a prison warden. More often than not, they call upon the families, who must search through a pile of bodies in the Beitbridge laundry room before finding their relative. The authorities acknowledge the crisis and are appealing to the Ministry of Finance as well as The Red Cross for aid. But the problem is about respect as much as finance. 'The government has to realise that being in prison isn't a death sentence', says a human rights worker.