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Africa is funding Europe!

I had to share this snippet of Mallence Bart-Williams’ TEDx talk. It is so good. It says it all! We, Africans, are made to think that we are poor, when in reality, like Jacques Chirac, previous French president, said “without Africa, France will be relegated to a third world power.” 139 more words

Great Moments

“Great people will always be mocked by those who feel smaller than them. A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey.  53 more words

Aria E. Appleford Blogs

"Vos yeux prophétisent une douleur" de Tchicaya U Tam'si / "Your Eyes Prophesy a Pain" by Tchicaya U Tam'si

I share with you a poem by the late Congolese writer Tchicaya U Tam’si, “Vos yeux prophétisent une douleur”/”Your Eyes Prophesy a Pain.” Gérald-Félix Tchicaya is mostly known by his pseudonym… 392 more words

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Kwame Nkrumah's Quote on Greatness

Greatness is indestructible when it is not built on terror, envy, and suspicion, nor gained at the expense of others, but rather based on hope, trust, friendship, and directed for the good of all humanity… 8 more words

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Deep Understanding for Better World

What is the best way to help people? Is it in the service of many?

I had the default quick rationalization that it’s better to serve the many, until I came upon the words of  Dag Hammarskjöld in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People… 207 more words


RAKUZEN wooden tablewares collection

I went and saw a RAKUZEN tableware designer, Aki Ohtake.

The one on the left is Aki, and on the right is me.

She has worked as a designer for more than 10 years and  works on developing the RAKUZEN series with real passion. 167 more words


Attitude And Character of Great People

We don’t need monument to remember great people who lived here on earth, we don’t need to see their tombs to reflect on their impart in our lives, they lived closely in our heart and our minds are refreshed anytime we see their handwork like tattoos in our generation. 396 more words