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SIWO Global News 11th May 2018 # 25

Knowledge is Wealth

Expanding Grammar Schools

Theresa May announced the expansion of Grammar schools because parents want it for their children.  She is allocating  £50 million, so the Grammar schools can create more places for disadvantaged children.  King Edward VI  Grammar School in Birmingham has been using this method.  The Head of the Grammar Schools Association and Head for Rugby School, Charlotte Marten hopes it is a method that will be replicated in other schools.

Ban on Junk food  adverts on London Transport

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has put out for consultation a ban on junk food adverts on tubes, buses and Overground trains run by TFL.  This is  because  40% of 10 to 11 year olds are overweight. It is to target foods that are high in fats, salt and sugar.  The are the foods responsible for childhood obesity and it predisposes in later life to diseases such as heart attacks, high blood pressure and Type II Diabetes.  Jamie Oliver was happy at the news because he has been campaigning for better nutrition in school meals and Take-away shops.

UN Report on Post-Brexit Racism

After Brexit the verbal and physical racist attacks in London rose drastically. U.N. Special Rapporteur on Racism assessed the situation and Ms T. Achiume wrote,

“The harsh reality is race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, status and related categories all continue  to determine  the life chances and well-being of people in Britain in ways that are unacceptable and in many cases unlawful.”

Theresa May allows more experts on Grenfell panel

Two more experts are to be appointed by the Prime Minister Theresa May to join Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bicks.  The news was welcomed by groups calling  for this move for a better investigation of the Grenfell fire.

Eurovision song contest in Portugal

The Eurovision song contest is on in Portugal this Saturday. Over 200 million people will watch it. Viewers as far as China and Australia will see it.  A Scientist fom Imperial College has found that the song contest makes nation happy.

Inspirational Story

A woman is making a difference to the lives of women and girls around the world.  Her name is Dayle Haddon, founder and CEO of WomenOne.  It helps them access quality education.  Her work has been applauded in Kenya where girls were at risk and in Syria refugee girls at Zaatari camp, Dayle created a media and leadership workshop.

By educating the girls, HIV was reduced and also the survival age of a child was up past 5 years of age, when born to an educated woman.  Centres of Worth was set up to help adolescent girls stay in school, provided social, emotional, academic, counselling, health, education, financial and digital literacy training. Dayle Haddon received the UN Humanitarian Award.

SIWO GNEWS #25

Content from BBC news, Channel 5, readersdigest.com

SIWO Reporter:  Susanna Dziworshie

Be careful Be joyful Be peaceful

The Black Panther – an Assay Test for Vibranium or Black People?

From the time I saw the promos of the Black Panther film, I was excited to watch it and for sure my family and I were there to see it in 3D.  I confess, I don’t think I have heard of it as a comic, but I love Marvel and Sci-fi films so my introduction to it as a movie just blew me away.  The message of a strong and empowered black African women warriors of the Kingdom of Wakanga was great.  The King and most of the Royal family were dealing responsibly with choices they made regarding the ownership of Vibranium.  With such a hi-tech laboratory and a clever Princess who was a scientist, the mountain ore’s assay test must have been a welcome asset. The consequences therefore of such a valuable mineral resonated a timely wake-up call to this wholesome and hidden country being pulled on to the international stage.

No story is complete without the relationships elements of family, nations, social conscience and equality.

The film oozes QUALITY, in fiction meets real life, in scratching the African and African-American and Afro-Caribbean relationship dialogue.  Who are we to each other? What’s stopping us being connected?  Is this the test?

I applaud MARVEL the makers of this film and the actors for a superb job.  It was exemplary in the story line, the quality of the acting, directors and the producers, the sets, the locations, the costumes, the music, the sound effects, the financiers and everyone involved.  I sound like I have just received an Oscar for watching it and I am thanking everyone.

Go see Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther, Michael B Jordan as Eric Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira and many others.   I am going to watch it again and again.

 

News Flash: It Ain’t About Them

I hope you enjoy this reblog from Mariane@the side of the road.

along the side of the road

I would like to pass along a riveting piece of advice an dear elder of mine in AA shared with me some years ago.  She didn’t share it nicely but she did share it with love and good intention.  The love was to propel me to be honest with myself and the intention was to shatter a false reality I had lived with most of my life.  Her missions were accomplished and then some.  I have never looked at the type of thoughts and behaviours in question the same since then, and have been able to change many of my actions around them because of her.  For that, I remain forever grateful.

News Flash:   People Pleasing Isn’t About Them – It’s About You

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