Arise maroons!

When a maroon is awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.

Maya Angelou Inspires

So many people have inspired me the 4 decades that I have been here. People from afar and people near. But there's one that stands out by a mile. She truly lived her life with passion, compassion, and so much style. Her name was Maya Angelou. Dr Maya Angelou, to put a handle on it.…

Let’s be great…together! ❤

This quote by Dr Martin Luther King resonates with me for a number of reasons. It's the thought that "everybody can be great..." that is such a powerful and enlightening awakening. It goes, to some extent, against what some of us were led to believe were the prerequisites of attaining greatness. This is because it…

Let’s build bridges, not walls…#BlackHistoryMonth2016

As we begin another year of shining the spotlight on the history of my people, I am moved to jot a few lines down. It's another year when various organisations and individuals participate in a myriad of activities to commemorate, celebrate and often to discover the history of the black race. I hate the word…

Live together as brothers or perish together as fools? Crunch time!

Recent events have compelled me to reflect on the world we live in. We've come a long way in terms of technological advances, yet we have made little progress in some other areas including race relations. We can fly to Mars, yet we can't live in peace on earth. How ironic! How sad!  Now, more…

Compassion is love in action! 

  On this Valentine's Day, let's take a moment to think about how we can capture the feelings of sharing quality time with the people we care about that it is generally associated with. How can we ensure that the legacy of this one day transcends all our relationships and not just the romanticised ones?…

Positive Vibes!💖✍🏾👍 (13th Feb 2016)

   After last week's celebratory Positive Vibes post, normality has been resumed and I've gone a bit quieter this week with a shorter post. It's all good though...positivity reigns supreme! I trust you will identify with the messages of positivity in my post. It is my hope that it will facilitate your own reflections on…