Category Archives: Philosophy

THE SUITCASE – a meeting with GOD!

THE SUITCASE

 A man died, when he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.

God said: Alright son its time to go.

Surprised the man responded: Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans…

I’m sorry but its time to go.

 

What do you have in that suitcase? the man asked.

God answered: Your belongings.

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How to Find Your Passion and Inner Awesomeness: Eugene Hennie

How to Find Your Passion and Inner Awesomeness: Eugene Hennie 

Published on Sep 7, 2013 - Eugene Hennie describes himself as an ambitious, norm challenging, knowledge seeking, young professional. Born in New York City, he grew up in a fast paced environment. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in business management, he moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in telecom.   Continue reading

“Unsung Hero” – happiness in helping others – video

“Unsung Hero” – He witnesses happiness

 

CAFA Film Nights, Guyanese edition – Brooklyn, NY

CAFA Film Nights, Guyanese edition – Brooklyn, NY

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean life – March 21, 2014.

A trip to Guyana on assignment as a private investigator led New Yorker Margaret Clemons to the country’s culture of violence, and the youth she would later inspire to tell their tale through photography in “Rebecca’s Story,” a short film which premiered to rave reviews at the recent CAFA Film Nights, Guyanese edition in Brooklyn.

Clemons, who started Witness Project International — a foundation to engage youth communities in arts-based programs, spoke passionately about using this medium to address violence because of the way art appeals to people.

“We are affected by what we see, and awareness makes us want to do, and change things,” Clemons said.  Continue reading

Of Marriageable Age – by Sharon Maas: e-Book released

Of Marriageable Age

Sharon Maas’ captivating Novel, Of Marriageable Age, set in Guyana, has now been published in Digital Format, was released for sale on March 14.

The Novel is one of her bestsellers which include Peacocks Dancing, The Speech of Angels and The Sons of Gods. Sharon is the daughter of David Westmaas and Eileen Cox. She was born in Guyana and now lives in Germany.

Attached is a Press Release about the new edition of the Novel and a bio sketch of Sharon.

The e-book can be purchased on www.amazon.com and www.amazon.co.uk

Of Marriageable Age – Sharon Maas – e-Book released  Continue reading

GIFT — Singapore Drama Short Film

GIFT — Singapore Drama Short Film

Boy Doesn’t See His Father As An Inspiration Until He Discovers His Dad’s Secret.

 Published on Mar 6, 2014 - A son confronts the resentment towards his father only to realise his true intentions…. that of philanthropy … helping others.
Very touching video!
“To be rich is not about what you have, but it’s about what you can give!”

Pavi Mehta: Being Compassionate and Giving – 2 videos

A great presentation by Pavi Mehta on Giving:  Video #1

Pavi Mehta: The Compassionate Company – video #2

The Story  and Philosophy of Aravind Eye Hospital in Southern India. THE WORLD’S GREATEST BUSINESS CASE FOR COMPASSION.  Talk by Pavi Mehta, Author of ‘Infinite Vision’, at Wisdom 2.0 Business 2013.    Continue reading

Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered cultures – TED video

Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered cultures – video <click to view

With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world’s indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate.

 Wade Davis - Anthropologist, ethnobotanist

A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” Full speaker bio

More on this talk   View transcript  (34 languages)

Amiri Baraka – The Importance of African-American History – 2 videos

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Amiri Baraka – The Importance of African-American History

Uploaded on Feb 3, 2011 Amiri Baraka speaks to the importance of African-American history in this final event of the 2011 Community MLK Celebration. He reads from his works and takes questions from the audience gathered at Culbreth Theatre.

VIDEO #2

Amiri Baraka, formerly LeRoi Jones (1934-2014): Poet-Playwright-Activist Who Shaped Revolutionary Politics, Black Culture   Continue reading

Stuart Hall’s cultural legacy: Britain under the microscope

Stuart Hall’s cultural legacy: Britain under the microscope

Stuart Hall, the so-called ‘godfather of multiculturalism’ changed Britain for the better even while he showed us the ugly truth about our racist society

Stuart Hall: 1932-2014

Stuart Hall: 1932-2014

“The very notion of Great Britain’s ‘greatness’ is bound up with empire,” Stuart Hall once wrote. “Euro-scepticism and Little Englander nationalism could hardly survive if people understood whose sugar flowed through English blood and rotted English teeth.”

For the Jamaican-born intellectual, who was one of the Windrush generation, – the first large-scale immigration of West Indians to the capital after world war two – that rottenness was unmissable. Hall came to that rotten land with its in-part slave-generated wealth from Kingston in 1951 as a Rhodes scholar to study at Oxford. “Three months at Oxford persuaded me that it was not my home,” he told the Guardian in 2012. “I’m not English and I never will be. The life I have lived is one of partial displacement. I came to England as a means of escape, and it was a failure.”  Continue reading

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