Sunday, May 31, 2009

10 Most Intresting Bread Art

Artist:Meng (New York, AB)

Artist:WOLF WOLFFE (Chicago, IL)

Artist:frake (hermosa beach, CA)

Artist:SYUN (yokohama, JP)

Artist:jenny (lewisville, TX)

Artist:calpisnoid (SAGA, JP)

Artist:SUZUKA (kOBE, JP)

Artist:WING (CY,China)

Artist:Heidi Chianta (Redondo Beach, CA)

Artist:Heidi Chianta (Elizabeth K, San Francisco, CA)

Friday, May 29, 2009

European contest for young leadership talent from minorities

Photo: AtmosphEuropa Inspire people!

A European contest for young leadership talent from minorities of any kind. Barack Obama inspired the contest because he inspired many young and minority Europeans.

So what do you have to do? Of course enter the contest. Inspire people as Obama does. Speak your mind about climate issues, conflicts, and new poverty. You can do this by writing a paper and plug a 3-minute video on YouTube or Daily Motion

But you have to be les then 30 years old. And you have until Saturday, 18 July 2009 to enter the contest

For more information go to:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Raphael Saadiq in Europe, '100 Yard Dash'

Raphael Saadiq is touring Europe from july 25th till sept 9th 2009.

From his early days as a member of the '80s group Tony! Toni! Tone! through his work as a producer with artists such as Joss Stone, The Roots, Snoop Dogg and John Legend, Raphael Saadiq [ tickets ] has always kept the faith--especially when labels told him there was no place in today's music for his stylish, '50s-inspired solo album, "The Way I See It."

"They said, 'You're a black American guy when there's only really, like, a blonde British girl [Joss Stone] singing this type of music. Where do you fit in?'" Saadiq recalled during a recent interview with LiveDaily.

At first I taught: this guy is from Europe!

Raphael Saadiq on Myspace
Check out video below

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stop aid to Africa! Why Bono hates Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo is a Zambian-born economist who says aid is killing Africa. She is to aid what Ayaan Hirsi Ali is to Islam.

In her new book, Dead Aid, she argues that official aid is easy money that fosters corruption and distorts economies, creating a culture of dependency and economic laziness.

Moyo is particularly dismissive of the ‘celebrity aid’ model popularised by international stars such as Bob Geldof and Bono and says many aid organisations and NGOs are more interested in perpetuating poverty in order to justify their own existence.

Controversially, she advocates turning off the aid taps within five years and claims this will result in more Africans being pulled out of poverty.

Moyo, who has a Doctorate in Economics from Oxford University, and a Masters from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, has been a consultant to the World Bank and recently worked for Goldman Sachs in London. Currently she is a member of the Board of Lundin Petroleum.

For those of us who have roots in the Caribbean, Africa, or South America this is an interesting view to pass on after dinner. Since Dambisa a is great fan of China, she argues that the Chinese contracts are a good alternative for western aid. But what about Darfur! we all know that the Chinese are not really trying to end the conflict, they are actually a part of the problem. But inspite of China, she presents a new vision.

I must admit I never heard of Dambisa Moyo until I read the interesting post of Lola Adesioye.

The Anti-Bono interview
Is Aid Killing Africa?

A short interview

A long interview

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