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Poverty statistics about black Africans in UK

Most of us love the Christmas season, the greeting cards, Christmas lunches/dinner/party at work, the shopping, the gifts to loved ones, the donations to many charities, carols, beautiful decorations in the streets and homes and many more. The entire period is formally or informally tagged by most people as a period to show love to…

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Living In Your Stretch Zone

Albert Einstein, the German American physicist and 1921 Nobel Prize Winner,” defined insanity as ‘doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results’. If this is true, why then is it that most people – especially those of us from the African community – still stick to our conventions, but expect to get…

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It is Beneficial to Connect!

When our network (Cee4Bee – Connect4Better), was set up to connect Black Africans in UK with the objectives of helping ourselves to progress through the success ladder, the first set of stakeholders loved the idea, embraced the mission and gave the necessary impetus to take the network forward. After running just three events, the stories…

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Time to Stop Losing Opportunities

It is no longer a secret that some UK immigrants including black Africans miss valuable opportunities because of their inabilities to speak good English or perhaps communicate appropriately. Why is speaking important in this environment? We are minorities and particularly for those who were not nurtured in the UK, speaking poorly may just be a…

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Connecting! That Easy and Very Useful

It gladdens us each time we hear about how our network is helping someone out there. We are quite excited too to share the news, not only to engender readers to Connect4Better (Cee4Bee) and its work, but most importantly to keep fostering the importance networking will play in helping our community achieve the desired success. Please read…

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Suffering in Silence

The reasons for the poverty statistics for Black Africans in UK are gradually becoming apparent. Speaking at the Cee4Bee event in April 2016, Yemisi Jenkins who recently was honoured in UK with an MBE by the Queen expressed the fact that Africans are missing their community spirit. Most members of the community now work in…

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Are you Visible?

People who are doing well seem to know what to do for continued success. An interesting sight during a Cee4Bee networking event captured in the picture below saw both invited speakers for the night – Cllrs Florence Eshalomi and Mr Kwame Twum-Danso, finding time during the evening to connect with each other. As these things often…

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The Value of Mentoring by Jacqueline Gray

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own” Benjamin Disraeli People of African descent residing in UK are often pushed to work much harder than their peers from other racial backgrounds in order to succeed in their careers. However, success is…

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Five Things to do for a Positive 2017

Many things are changing in the world at the moment, some of it good but most of it not so good.  With Brexit and an the increase in open hostility towards foreigners, the Government’s introduction of more stringent immigration rules, President Trump’s Muslim ban, it is quite easy to lose hope and get disheartened. In…