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The answer to this ‘simple’ question isn’t so simple. Of course I’ve been told by my family and loved ones that I am beautiful inside and out, kind hearted, generous, compassionate and loving. I often felt that I was bursting with love and desire to help others more so than to help myself. Shifting the focus to others and the outside world, as I progressed through life, I’ve unconsciously allowed obstacles to interfere with my true self and thus gradually drift further and further away from my truths. This created the perfect platform for confusion, worry, fear, judgement, condemnation and resentment … to cloud my daily thoughts and begin to lead me on a dark path unaligned with my true self. I truly felt, deep down, that this was not right, that this was not me.

Governed by fear and victimizing myself by blaming the outside world for everything and anything, as misery, confusion and darkness began to fully consume me, I reached a decisive point, in which I empowered myself through a deep commitment to enlightenment through self learning. I finally realized that my true self, my inner self is the sole creator of my thoughts, feelings and ultimately, my life.

However, in our daily lives, we aren’t expected to be our own creators. Instead, we are conditioned to limit ourselves within the ideals of a select few and to live ‘comfortably’ as silent followers. We habitually and easily allow these few to dictate virtually every aspect of our lives: our appearance, clothes, products, food, entertainment, hobbies, occupation etc., unaware that we have become followers. We are following someone else’s ideals and adopting them as our own while tirelessly striving to look, behave and act the ‘right’ way. These select few not only govern our thoughts but they also control our lives through dictating which products and objects we need to acquire in order to achieve the ideal ‘look’ they’ve set in place. This in turn governs our personal economy as consumerism becomes our dictator. We gradually lose our inner self, we gradually lose sight of our true values. Awaken and empower yourself to think: who’s life are you truly living? Your own or theirs?


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Life is governed by either FEAR or LOVE, which have you chosen?


1955 or 2015?

Bewildering that in 2015, hatred, ignorance and racism continue to prevail to such an extreme extent.

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 a black man in central Paris was forbidden and repeatedly pushed and blocked from boarding a crowded subway train [Richelieu – Drouot station) due to the color of his skin. The aggressive group of white Chelsea soccer fans pushed the man out of the way while proudly chanting:

“We’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it.”

This is immediately reminiscent of the December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks incident, in Montgomery Alabama when public transportation segregation was in full effect. How can anything even remotely similar still occur in our present day and age, considering all our social advances? Not only is this embarrassing for our society it’s truly despicable!

To top it off, a day prior to the Paris subway incident, renown Italian World Cup manager and coach Arrigo Sacchi, firmly stated:

“To see so many coloured players, to see so many foreigners, is an insult to Italian soccer…Italy has no dignity, no pride…”

Coach Sacchi, the insult to our society is YOU, not the talented young ‘coloured’ players that are in fact, of extreme value to your country’s promising soccer teams.

History has proven what this type of xenophobia, extremist and racist mentality can create and cause! It mustn’t be tolerated. EVER!

Watch the viral February 17, 2015 Paris subway incident:

Is Access to Clean, Potable Water a Basic Human Right?

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Isn’t it? You would think that in a developed country, such as the United States, having access to clean, potable water would never be an issue. Yet, here we are in 2014 and Detroit has been “aggressively disconnecting the water for non paying customers” since spring, leaving thousands of households without water access. Winter is slowly creeping upon us. Are we really leaving our impoverished children, our single parents and our elderly without water, without such a vital necessity? Why has this been an issue since spring?

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Teenage Girl Hero: Malala Yousafzai, Youngest Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

‘One child, one teacher, one book & one pen can change the world.’

Malala Yousafzai, 17 is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, announced today, October 10, 2014. Two years prior, in Pakistan, the young teenager was shot in the head by the Taliban due to her resilient campaigning for girls’ education.

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: ‘The true winners today are the world’s children.’

Shame on you, Sudan!

Mariam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, a 27-year-old pregnant Sudanese mother is currently locked in Omdurman Women’s Prison, near Khartoum with her 20-month-old son for committing adultery (violation of Article 146 – 1991 Criminal Act – forbidden union between a Muslim woman and a Christian man) and apostasy (Article 126 – 1991 Criminal Act – ‘renunciation of the creed of Islam or public declaration of renunciation’). If she does not renounce her Christian faith by Thursday, May 15, 2014, she will face public flogging for adultery and death for apostasy. Again, Mariam is a 27 year old pregnant mother raised by a Christian Ethiopian Orthodox mother (her Muslim Sudanese father abandoned the family when Mariam was 6 years old) and has been married since 2012 to Dr. Daniel Wani, a US Citizen Sudanese Christian doctor. Despite all this evidence, Sudanese authorities insist she is in fact Muslim.

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Her religion and her husband’s religion are her only crimes and for this she faces death!

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This case is unique in Sudan.

 We call upon the government of Sudan to respect the right to freedom of religion, including one’s right to change one’s faith or beliefs…approach Ms Mariam’s case with justice and compassion that is in keeping with the values of the Sudanese people – the embassies of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands said in a joint statement.

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“It’s not only Sudan. In Saudi Arabia, in all the Muslim countries, it is not allowed at all for a Muslim to change his religion.” –  Ahmed Bilal Osman, Sudan’s Information minister.

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URGENT! PLEASE put a STOP to this injustice by writing to the Sudanese Embassy!

Save Mariam! 




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Bring Back Our Girls!

April 15, 2014, north-eastern Nigeria; almost 300 young girls are viciously abducted in the middle of the night from their boarding school and the building set on fire. In a region in which the rate of female high school graduates is as low as 8%, in a region, which has been in a state of emergency for a year due to consecutive terrorist attacks, these 300 young girls risked their lives by daring to be educated.

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These brave students knew that the only way they could escape a future of violence and poverty was through education.

Access to education is a basic right and an unconscionable reason to target innocent girls. We must stand up to terrorism. #BringBackOurGirls.” Hillary Clinton

Nigeria - Chibok   Members of the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram (Western Education is a Sin) have been relentless in their fight against education. Last year alone, over 50 Nigerian schools were destroyed by militants. Bring Back Our Girls - 1Bring Back Our Girls - 4

Boko Haram is selling these young, educated girls into sexual slavery, auctioning them off for as little as $12. Is this really happening in 2014? Young girls unable to attend school safely, parents and relatives sending their children to school in fear… This isn’t a period piece, an old movie, an old documentary. This is happening right now and it is truly unfathomable!

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Now, almost three weeks later, what have we done to ‘bring back our girls’? The parents and relatives of these young girls are absolutely outraged at the lack of commitment demonstrated by President Goodluck Jonathan’s corrupt Nigerian government. We must pressure the Nigerian government, we must pressure all the nations of the world to step forth and put a stop to human trafficking, to sexual slavery, to violence and to inaccessible education for young girls.


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Terrorist leaders are educated, smart individuals, fully aware that the power of education is absolute!

We cannot allow anyone to interfere with the education of our youth! We must speak up!


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