Category: My Heroes!

African Man Worth Looking Up To:Derrick Ashong

When I wrote about Coach Carol’s book, one of the things that came up was the fact that there aren’t that many people for the African boy-child to look up to and the general lack of support that African boys have from their peers.

Anyway I was browsing around the Read more »

 
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Audio Interview: The Woman Who Entered a Poor, AIDS-ravaged Community and Left It as a Self-Sustaining Banana Exporter

Posts like this are why the Displaced African was born and what I pretty much live for.

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My Heroes (Bonus): Dead Prez

Part 6 of the 10 things I wish I knew before I left Africa

1) Erwin Mcmanus

2) Kirk Franklin

3) Eric Wainaina

4) Malcolm X and Steve Biko

5) Anthony Robbins

6) 7 special people

7) Fidelis Wainaina

Dead Prez

NB: This post has a lot of cussing via the music so if that turns you off then skip right by the music tracks and enjoy the article!

This series was only supposed to be seven articles long but I had to show love to Dead Prez. Like Malcolm, Read more »

My Heroes: 7 Special People

Part 6 of the 10 things I wish I knew before I left Africa

1) Erwin Mcmanus

2) Kirk Franklin

3) Eric Wainaina

4) Malcolm X and Steve Biko

5) Anthony Robbins

The second last article in yet another series. Yay! :) I want the final one, as always, to be special and so in the meantime I thought I would share with y’all seven other people who have really affected the way I think and why Read more »

 
icon for podpress  For reaching out to us Africans like this, Dead Prez you have my maximum respect: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

 
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My Hero: Anthony Robbins

Part 6 of the 10 things I wish I knew before I left Africa

1) Erwin Mcmanus

2) Kirk Franklin

3) Eric Wainaina

4) Steve Biko and Malcolm X

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It was a dark lonely night in the CBD of Sydney, Australia. Read more »

 
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My Heroes: Steve Biko and Malcolm X and the Great Africans of the 20th Century

Part 6 of the 10 things I wish I knew before I left Africa

1) Erwin Mcmanus

2) Kirk Franklin

3) Eric Wainaina

Malcolm X
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My Hero: Eric Wainaina

Part 6 of the 10 things I wish I knew before I left Africa

1) Erwin Mcmanus

2) Kirk Franklin

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My Hero: Kirk Franklin

Part 6 of the 10 things I wish I knew before I left Africa

1) Erwin Mcmanus

My second of seven heroes is the man, the myth and the legend of the gospel music industry, Kirk Franklin.

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Who are Your Heroes? Part one of My Heroes: Erwin Mcmanus

Part 6 of the 10 things I wish I knew before I left Africa

Today, I challenge you to examine why you think the way you think. Who is it that gave you your ideas, your thoughts and your feelings about the world you live in? Who are the teachers, not necessarily academic, who impacted you the most? I think when we know where our thoughts and ideas came from, that is power. We begin to see what draws us to our teachers and what draws us to ideas and certain feelings. With such knowledge, we gain better control of ourselves and ultimately better control of our environment. This of course gives us greater power to make a better world.

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Today, I thought I would share with you the first seven people who have had huge impact on my thought life and tell you why they did that. Read more »

 
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