Weekly Discussion: Let’s Get Talking: Are Black People Our Own Enemies?

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The most iniquitous thing among humanity is self destruction and self hatred. Being your own enemy sounds impossible but it is wilfully in existence among human beings.

When we talk about being your own enemy, it encompasses hating your own kind and this is very widespread among black people. Most black people, either from different nations or same nation do not get on at all.

Let us look at our immediate social surroundings, work places, schools and universities as well as our communities, the very people actively pulling black people down the ladder of success is our own people. (I call this inner racial hatred).

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Love & Relationship Advice: My Best Friend’s Wife Has Jilted Me & Can’t Stop Thinking About Her…Please Help Me!

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Dear GC Readers,

I’m in my thirties and married with one child. I have to confess that I’m in love with my best friend’s wife. I told her how I feel sometime ago and she also starting to move closer to me. We used to talk for hours every day and we’ve kissed each other few times.

Suddenly I don’t know what has happened as she has started ignoring me by not replying my messages and calls. When ever she speaks to me she says that she’s not ignoring me.  Now because of this am not able to concentrate on my work as well as spend quality time with my family.

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Fashion & Lifestyle: Check Out “Shadders”, The Unique African Fashion Platform Bringing You The Best Of Africa Designs

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Shadders-Online.Com is a fashion website coined from the word “Shadders”, a term which originated from Ghana and  describes the african fashion trend.

ShaddersOnline.Com scouts and identifies promising emerging designers who are from Africa or inspired by Africa and designers who manufacture in Africa,  and showcases their talent to the world. The enormous success chalked by the Shadders Group on Facebook and also as their blog urged them to create the Shadders website.

The creation of the “Shadders”  online platform has been expedited by the fact that there has been an increase in positive feedback and queries from all over the world. “Shadders” offers a platform for imminent African designers. The site serves as an innovative platform providing online promotion and marketing service for these designers in an attempt to advance the African fashion industry as well as local communities.

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Love & Relationship Advice: My Boyfriend Doesn’t Want Me To Meet His Friends & Family, I Am So Confused!

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Dear GC Readers,

My name is Ana and I’m 25 years of age old. I’ve been in a relationship with a certain guy for a year.

I haven’t met his family before but I know their names and what they do, he knows my uncle and auntie but anytime I ask when am going to meet at least his siblings he always says I should have patience.

I have seen his mum before but from a distance.  His father I have not met also but I hear his voice anytime I visit him at his home.

Anytime we are together he talks about marriage and the number of kids he would like us to have and the home he would like for us. Despite this I feel uncomfortable in the relationship since I don’t really know anybody close to him, more so he is about to travel.

I really want to know somebody close to him because I don’t know any of his friends, so I tried to find my way around and got to meet a friend of his.

My guy eventually denied being close to this friend and that he is just a friend he talks to in passing or just says hi to.  My boyfriend then said I should stop being friends with him.

Through that friend I got to meet his younger brother who seems to be a nice person but when my guy got to know that I have been speaking with his brother, he asked me to stop being friends with him too.

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Fashion & Lifestyle: 2 Ways to Make your Own T-Shirts

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In a world of consumerism often times the art of creating with our own hands is left for the gifted and talented. Long gone are the days that we sit with friends and make flutes out of the leaves of coconut trees. I am sure you miss creating that special fan or a hand held broom made from the leaves of palm-nut tree branches.

I quite remember a time that my cousin was the best at creating a battery operated toy car with recycled milk cans, chale-wate(flip-flops). Our hands when encouraged can bring a smile to our faces, which is why by the end of this article you will learn how to create your own stylish shirt.

Items needed are:

  • T-shirt
  • Scissors

Funky cut up t-shirts are a fun easy way to have fun with a boring plain jersey. Place the t-shirt on a flat surface, have a pair of scissors on hand envision your t-shirt creation. The collar of the shirt can be shaped in a semi circle, triangular, jagged or left as is; just remember to cut it short in the beginning to curtail undesired results. Transforming the sleeves can mean cutting spaghetti-strap sized strands towards the edge of the seam.

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Blog: Aisha, A Ghanaian 419 Alleged To Have Caused The Death Of A New York Father By Scamming Him To Below Broke ($50,000)…

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It is amazing to read that certain people in this contemporary society still fall victim of the usual scam circulating on the internet. I get more than a hundred of scam mails in my inbox each week. You must be getting some too….

Surprisingly, these scammers use a common unreasonable pattern of either having some bulk of money packed in some bank and wanting to transfer it to you or some extra beautiful girl popping up in your inbox looking for love.

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Blog:The Fear Of Failure Cripples Success , How To Overcome This Fear

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Many have come to recognise and accept that the greatest enemy of mankind is our own minds personified by the fear of failure. Even the strongest minds of our time cannot swank of there not being a single time where the fear of failure has curtailed their thoughts on achieving that which they believe in.

The fear of failure is a natural disease living with the human mind. Its precincts are not restricted and can far stretch to affect anything we set our minds on to achieve. It strikes like an authoritative thunder which sets out in a clear light what would happen should you fail on a desire journey of progress.

As if you are not already aware, you would constantly be reminded of the fact that the money you holding in pursuit of your investment is not yours. And you would be in deep anguish should something goes wrong which is highly likely to happen, the fear of failure would tell your mind.

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Love & Relationship Advice: I Am In A Relationship Yet She Won’t Back Off…

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Hello GC Readers,

My name is Steph and I’m a 26 year old man in a relationship but have got a problem with another young lady.

This lady happens to have once been my friend’s girlfriend but things didn’t eventually workout between them.

This lady keeps professing love to me even though she knows I am in a relationship. She continues telling me my friend is still begging to come back but she’s no longer interested in him.

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Motivational Message Of The Week:

Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

“The hand that dips into the bottom of the pot will eat the biggest snail” Wole Soyinka

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This week’s motivational message is pulled from the highly intellectual mind of the Nigerian Novelist, Nobel Prize Winner and Poet-Wole Soyinka.

As a follow African who is so much informed about the ways and attributes of his people, Soyinka by the above quote seeks to instill into us the spirit of achieving full success, the desire to attain the highest as opposed to settling for the least.

Our way of life as Africans is shadowed with celebrating mediocrity. We settle for the least that comes our way instead of going for the optimum.

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Fashion & Lifestyle: How To Grow Healthy Hair

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Below are the top three ways men and women keep and grow healthy hair( they are simple yet most people do not know). While there are other factors (environment, genetics), I’d prefer to focus only on these three points.

  • Condition your hair every week
  • Eat well balanced meals
  • Exercise

Conditioning helps pump moisture into your scalp. Think of your scalp as the top layer of your body, you would not leave it ashen and dry would you? Well, your scalp deserves tender care as well and the conditioner will help. A friend of mine puts mayonnaise in her hair citing moisture concerns-that is too extreme.

I want to encourage drinking a lot of water especially if you wear weaves, braids or threading. Foods rich in vegetables (fiber) contribute to your hair recycling out the weak old hair and encouraging new growth. There are dermatologists (expert of skin) and cosmetologists (expert of beauty) that advocate a multi-vitamin such as B-complex, even neo-natals but once again that is extreme. I would not want our male readers to ingest pills meant for pregnant women.

The human body naturally needs to release energy, nutrients within the body travels all over your body benefiting hair. Exercises rich in upper-body movement such as sit-ups, arm-stretches welcome nutrients to the cells that encourage hair-growth.

Africans have a variety of hair textures, our common hair history proves if it is your desire to have healthy hair growth it is very possible. Hair science has shown we are capable of maintaining 6inches of hair every year.

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Love & Relationship Advice: My Best Friend’s Wife Says She Loves Me & Ready To Jilt her Problem Husband for Me, I am Confused….

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Dear Gc Readers,

I am a single Dad in my late 20’s and living with my 5 year old child. I have a close married friend with a child of same age as my son. Due to the two kids, I spend some of my weekends at my friend’s house with his family to allow the two children play together.

A few months ago, I was working and taking up a professional web development course at a College to enable me become a freelance web developer. I lost my job when I was at the finishing end of my course. My job loss meant that I could not finance the course and had to drop out.

My friend’s wife is a professional web developer and the very person who suggested the course to me in the first place. As I couldn’t continue the course at the college, she offered to help me finish the few units I was left with.

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Funny Celebrities Photo: I guess, You guess

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I guess, you guess

I stumbled upon this photo on Facebook sometime ago and decided to share it today. Look at them carefully, who looks familiar to you? I found it so difficult choosing the sexiest but finally settled on the number 9.  OMG I guess this guy can blow the vuvuzela very well. The cartoonist did more harm than good to these boys. Just look at what he did to the number 7 (the head-what the hell) and 2(he can blow vuvuzela with that nose).

To all those dudes (who are they, I don’t even know them), we’re just having fun, NO OFFENCE.

Who is your pick, who is the sexiest?

Can you guess their names?

CLICK HERE FOR A PROPER VIEW

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Miss Universe Starts Tomorrow -Vote For Awurama Simpson Now…

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Awurama Simpson- Miss Universe Ghana 2010

This year’s Miss Universe will be held in Las Vegas from 8th August to 23rd August. Let’s come together and help our Ghanaian contestant, Awurama Simpson to bring the crown home by voting massively for her.

The 22 year old medical student with a model career hails from Sekondi-Takoradi. She has set up a foundation, Gold Star Foundation that seeks to offer education and support for children under privileged in Ghana/Africa.

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Weekly Discussion: Let’s Get Talking: What Makes Partners Cheat & Can You Forgive A Cheat?

Cheating is a disease that if brought into any loving relationship, be it marriage or girl-boyfriend relationship has undisputable clout to bring such relationships to abrupt end. The reasons why people cheat on their partners are enormous. Whiles some of these reasons are absurd, others are a bit convincing. I believe no matter what a … Read more

Tech Tips: How to Secure a Wireless Network from Hackers

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The reason we secure a wireless network is to stop people from using the services of our network who don’t have permission to utilize them. It is harder to secure a wireless network from hackers as compared to a classic wired network. This is due to the fact that a wireless network can be accessed anywhere inside the range of its antenna.

In order to secure a wireless network from hackers, we should take proper steps to save ourselves against security issues. If you don’t secure a wireless network from hackers, you might end up without its service. The consequence might also include the utilization of our network to attack further networks. To secure a wireless network from hackers, you should follow these simple wireless networking tips:

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Blog: Viasat1 Must Localize ‘The One Show’ Set

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Oh! No! Why? Why is this thing suddenly acting up? This is exactly what I remember saying when my zain modem started acting up on Monday, therefore preventing me from having internet access. Wonderful world indeed.

How can a whole me live without internet access? I went to an internet café near my place, the link there was as usual slow as the tortoise and the snail combined together. The link became super slow. It was an awful sight. Soon, I checked my watch and the time was 6:20pm.

With 10 minutes remaining for the maiden edition of ‘The One Show’ on Viasat1. I got home and the program has already started. I met the segment with the CEO of Allure, Dzigbodi Dosoo.

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Summer Writing Contest

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All Ghanaian writers are invited to submit a short story to our first ever competition. With an entry fee of GHC 0.00 or US$0.00 or GBP 0.00, if you’ve had a story lying around gathering dust, you can’t afford to miss this opportunity to win US$100.00 if you come in First Place!!!

YES, THE AUTHOR OF THE WINNING STORY GETS $100!!!!

Official Fiction Short Story Contest Rules:

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Love & Relationship Advice: I Am Confused About Bringing My GF Of 8years To Europe To Join Me

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Hello GC,

I am a young man now based in Europe and I have been dating my lady for 8rys now. Luckily for me my father made me join him over here in Europe. I just left Ghana 3 months ago. Now that I’m in Europe I want to bring my girlfriend to Europe and ask her to marry me.

Anytime I go out with my father to visit his friends they all talk bad about bringing a lady to Europe, they say ‘…if she starts working she will dump you’ .I  have heard many of my dads friends go through this situation. Please help me out. I really love ma baby girl but I am confuse now!

Dear Brian,

Good to hear you found this new opportunity with your father in Europe. It sounds like you had your mind set prior to the numerous suggestions of only one possible outcome of bringing your long term girlfriend to join you.

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Love & Relationship: How Black Men See Baby Mamas

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I’ve spent a good majority of my adult life trying not to have a baby mama. Not because I don’t want children, I just don’t want children with a woman that’s not my wife. See, when you do the wife and kids thing, that’s generally something planned and thought out. Even if it’s not, you’re married so having kids isn’t really that big of a deal because it’s expected at some point.

A baby mama, however, is a whole other ball game. Just look at the term itself. It’s detached and impersonal. She’s not called my wife, my girlfriend, or even my lover, but my baby’s mama. That doesn’t denote a loving connection but a relationship of circumstance. Generally, this is just a woman that happened to get pregnant and if not for the child y’all probably wouldn’t have any further contact after the relationship went south. Even if y’all are together, the fact a man would refer to you as his baby mama as opposed to his wife/girl shows that there isn’t much hope for the relationship evolving beyond two people that happen to share a child.

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Love & Relationship:Would You Date Your Friend’s Ex?

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I know some, if not all of us, have been in positions where we thought our friend’s partner was extremely good-looking, almost hoping that we had got there to get the catch before our friend. However, would we go as far to actually go in for the kill once they broke up with our friend?

Personally, I think that’s wrong; I would never be able to date my girl’s ex- it would be like having her leftovers. Apart from that, there’s also the drama it would cause between you and your friend- who in their right mind would be ok with their friend dating their ex?http://www.ghanacelebrities.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif

This area can be grey as opposed to black and white though because, I guess that a primary element is whether your friend still has feelings for their ex or not. However, I think that is completely irrelevant. If I broke up with an ex and even found myself in a new relationship, I would still be bothered about it if I realised that my “friend” was now dating him.

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Relationship:Why Do Some Black Men Date Outside Their Race?

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I recently came across a comment on Bossip.com made by established US hip-hop rapper, Slim Thug, which got me thinking about this: Why do some Black men seek interracial relationships? According to Slim Thug, “it’s hard to trust a Black woman because a lot of Black women’s frame of mind is that the man has got to do everything for her; he has to pay for this, that, and if it ain’t about the money, then a lot of them ain’t f ****** with him.”

I found this comment to be very condescending, and an utter generalisation of the Black female population. Granted, there are some Black women out there who believe money is the be all and end all of everything BUT, not every Black woman is gold-digger. Just as there are Black gold-diggers, there are also White gold-diggers.

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