Wow! THANK YOU for joining us for #APNETSymposium2017 . If you missed it, you missed a spectacular event indeed! We had guests from far and wide, powerful networking, authentic African arts and food! 😊 But don't worry... 📍Mark your calendar for October 2018. 📍See you then!
Entrepreneurs, this one's for you! Your dream business needs the ideal team to take it forward with you, but the hiring process can be daunting and time consuming. SLA has 10 top tips to guide all entrepreneurs through the process of finding that A-team.
Visit https://sheleadsafrica.org/build-a-team-for-your-business/ for your entrepreneurial guide to building that dream team
Two Framingham State University students are terrified after a racial slur was found scrawled with permanent marker on their dorm-room door over the weekend. “When I saw it this morning, I was pretty hurt. I didn’t feel safe going back to my room and I felt like I was a target especially since it was written outside of our door,” Eunice Bwambok, a junior at the Massachusetts university, told CBS Boston
“We never felt like we’re scared to go to sleep in our own room. And that’s how we feel now,” her roommate, Nicole Harvey, echoed.
The hateful message, which read “Niggers live here,” prompted FSU President F. Javier Cevallos to send out a letter to students and administration, saying in part: “This behavior is unacceptable and we are going to do everything within our power to determine who is responsible and hold them accountable. It is our highest priority for students to feel welcome, respected and safe on campus.” This was not the first time a racist message was written in the dorm. On Friday, racial slurs were found written on a flyer posted near Bwambok and Harvey’s room.
School officials are looking into whether the two messages are related.
What happened in Mogadishu over the weekend is truly heartbreaking. With 300 people believed to have been killed and countless more injured; we need to help those working so hard to save the lives of a people who have already been through too much. @somalifaces are doing a great job in raising funds for the services working tirelessly so check out our bio to support 💙🇸🇴💙
So you're on a weight loss journey and all your efforts seem to be fruitless or really slow or worse still; the scale isn't moving or you're even gaining weight despite all the workouts and clean eating. Here are a couple of reasons why this may happening:
1. Liquid Calories: most times people watch what they eat but rarely pay attention to what they drink. Just so we're clear, liquid calories count!!!! Juices, carbonated drinks, alcohol, beverages and even smoothies all have calories, the only liquid thats zero calories is water. Smoothies are healthy but are made with fruits and most times to sweeten them fruits high in calories are used. So before you throw in the towel and think you're doomed to not lose the excess weight, check your liquid intake you just may be drinking more calories than you're eating. .
2. Rewarding Workout With Food /Eating More Calories Than You Burn: This happens so many times, just because you workout for an hour and burn 800 to 1000 calories isn't license to reward yourself with a bowl of ice cream or chocolate or even banana (before someone would say "I dont reward myself with ice cream") Weightloss is simple, calories in vs calories out.
3. Disregarding Portion Sizes: Even the healthy meals will stall your weightloss progress if you're not watching your portions. So when food is termed 'sugar free', 'low fat', 'high fibre' 'calorie free' or even 'oil free' isn't license to over indulge in them. Nuts especially are really high in calories, always watch your portions and watch the scale move in your favour.
I hope this helps.
We're always on the lookout for other initiatives, books, art, movements - you name it - that challenge us to think critically about what it means to be Canadian. We recently checked out the 'Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood' exhibition at the @agotoronto and were thrilled to find such diverse representation from artists all across Canada. We were especially pleased with the critical questions it raised about #Canada150 - a conversation we should all be engaging in.
The exhibition is on til December 10 - go check it out while you can and let us know what you think! #resist150
We're excited to be celebrating Global Diaspora Week and the contribution of diaspora communities around Canada and the world.
In the mid 1960s, Patsy Russell was taught by a Cuso International
volunteer. Now she is one.
Read her story at the link in our bio!
What Makes Cairo the World’s Most Dangerous City for Women?
A recent report by Thompson Reuters Foundation has named the Egyptian capital Cairo as the most dangerous city for women in the world. Why?
Click on the link in our bio to read more. #F2FA#africa#panafrican#diaspora