I usually don’t like writing blog posts in response to current events, because I believe everyone needs time to think and reflect before speaking up (or in this case, writing) about any hot topics, because words are spoken and they will never be unspoken. Out of our mouth comes the power to give life and at the same time the power to take it away.
The great State of Maryland will be hosting the African Diaspora Market 2015. The City of Silver Spring is now preparing for this great showcase coming up this Summer. Details can be found on the Market Place website.
Quote of the Day – History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity.
According to research, 80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs. It is also known that the average person spends about 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. That’s a lot of hours to be unhappy. So, what does the Bible say about Work? The following are some highlights from God’s view on work.
As a naturalized African American (originally from the Congo Democratic in Central Africa), I realized that this wonderful day (along with many others to come) could not have been possible if a certain group of people stood up for my future, knowing for sure that they might not get a taste of it as they confront unthinkable injustice and ideology rooted in the American society.
Think about this scenario: You get a chance to share a dinner meeting with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. During the event, Bill proposes to pay your debt in full, only if you know how much you’re currently in Debt. To make it interesting, Warren joins the conversation and propose to double your Net Worth if you know your value. You only need to be within +/- 10% of your actual numbers.
Rhode Bath-Schéba MAKOUMBOU , Painter / Sculptor
Born on August 29, 1976 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. As a child her father, painter David MAKOUMBOU, initiated her in the art of painting. She really engaged in art since 1989.
“If you are ugly you must either learn to dance or make love.” ~ Zimbabwe
This is a very good one. There is a true wisdom key hidden within these words; and it has nothing to do with dancing and making love. First of all, these two acts are mentioned because it captures the African high interests and natural skills. When it comes to dancing and making love, Africans stand out high – we are after all, the cradle of Humankind.
The friends of our friends are our friends. ~ Congolese proverb