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Word to the Congo

Posted: May 28, 2011 in Advice, General
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I speak in parables that only the right and patient state of mind can comprehend.

My intuition stands for the true liberation of the Democratic Republic of Congo and our African brothers and sisters across all borders
To start with, we must change our approach to the way we think and comport ourselves, to think positive at all times and to work hard in fulfilling life’s true purpose.
Some live life for today like there is no tomorrow, which I believe is a human’s free will and every individual’s right to do so.
A lot of futures are being cut short with the massacre of infants and the violation of a nation’s mother through rape… A generation to be sacrificed in order to bare fruits with we which shall all smile and be proud of. When I say sacrifice, I don’t mean to die..We are all blessed with the gift of life and each has the potential to take part and overcome every obstacle…it is up to us to utilize our time effectively.
A lot of brothers and sisters seem to abandon the thought of the next day and prefer corruption and deceit as a chance to fulfill their personal needs ..But for how long will we run away from the truth because it makes some mad and sad, but soon reveling humiliation of our own carelessness?
A lot have the opportunity to make allot of difference, but the system, typical lifestyle and negative societies that we live in tend to lower our self esteem and divert initial aims into never ending pits of failure of accomplishment.
The children dream of a glass of clean water and sanitation, secured shelter, a happy family and firm establishment of a nation’s sweet upbringing.
For how long shall we wait for a savior when the key to be free is within us?
The souls of our own brothers and sisters sold to a spirit of self consciousness to sacrifice lives of an infant.
Youth be wise because we are the future.
Long live the true change yet to be realized by our efforts in unity and intelligence. A brotherhood in peace to eliminate once and for all the ideology of captivity within our own shells by lack of confidence and not believing in one’s self.
Deprived of liberty, we need to stand together as one people and understand that we capable to OVERCOME any obstacle

Keep it real yall!

By Mwanana Luhembwe Sulubani

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Posted: May 28, 2011 in Music


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FRESK composé de Fredy Massamba, Steve Mavoungou et Pluma est un groupe de chanteurs Hip-Hop polyphonique. Leur single intitulé « Prenons l’Afrique en main » est une chanson cherchant à maintenir la conscience des Africains éveillée àfin de venir à bout des situations précaires dans lesquelles ils se trouvent. Voici le clip, dans lequel figure: Marie Daulne (Zap Mama), Baloji, Béa Diallo, Pitcho, Gandhi, Lexxus Legal, Movaizhaleine et Daara J Family

 

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Creating A Positive Image

Posted: May 28, 2011 in General, News, Videos

Are you able to identify the Congolese student that scored the highest in your community? Are you able to pinpoint the many projects both personal and communal that members of your community are doing to better themselves and the Congolese image?

It would be a miracle if you knew who he or she is without that person being one of your acquaintances. How can we expect to do better as a people, if we do not have any hero and models to look up to? Because it is proven that the image that a person has of himself comes directly from the images project by the group that person belongs to.

In correlation with the aim and goal of mbokayabakoko, ” A la Recherche” is an original idea from Dominique Diomi, that seeks to put on a “pieds d’éstal” and shed a light on the life of those who excel in their domain of predilection, those who may be susceptible of inspiring others by their accomplishments.

The goals of ” A la Recherche” is to simply promote a positive image of our people, to present the Congolese under a better light through the presentation of successful Congolese individuals. For that effect the ” A la Recherche” crew goes around with their camera in order to capture images and personal stories and spread a positive type of gossip.

———->> More Videos can be found :  http://www.youtube.com/user/CbnextAlaRecherche <<————

Putting Things Into Perspective

Posted: May 28, 2011 in News, Videos

Carlos in DC is a You-tube Channel that talks about the people living in the Washington D.C. area, about his experience as an immigrant living in the city of D.C., about the influence of U.S. policies in Latin America, about Latino issues, Immigration Reform and other stuff.

On one of his video segments, Carlos interview Kambale Musavuli, a Congolese activist with Friends of the Congo and the Global Student Coordinator for Congo Week ( Breaking the Silence).

This is the First part of the 3 videos of the interview that was taped on March 20th, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

—————————————->>For more info:  http://www.friendsofthecongo.org/ <<—————————————

How much grit do you think you’ve got?
Can you quit a thing that you like a lot?
You may talk of pluck; it’s an easy word,
And where’er you go it is often heard;
But can you tell to a jot or guess
Just how much courage you now possess?
You may stand to trouble and keep your grin,
But have you tackled self-discipline?
Have you ever issued commands to you
To quit the things that you like to do,
And then, when tempted and sorely swayed,
Those rigid orders have you obeyed?

Don’t boast of your grit till you’ve tried it out,
Nor prate to men of your courage stout,
For it’s easy enough to retain a grin
In the face of a fight there’s a chance to win,
But the sort of grit that is good to own
Is the stuff you need when you’re all alone.
How much grit do you think you’ve got?
Can you turn from joys that you like a lot?
Have you ever tested yourself to know
How far with yourself your will can go?
If you want to know if you have grit,
Just pick out a joy that you like, and quit.

It’s bully sport and it’s open fight;
It will keep you busy both day and night;
For the toughest kind of a game you’ll find
Is to make your body obey your mind.
And you never will know what is meant by grit
Unless there’s something you’ve tried to quit.

 Edgar Albert Guest

Congo @ 50!

Posted: May 22, 2011 in Videos
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My dear companion,

I write you these words without knowing if they will reach you, when they will reach you, or if I will still be living when you read them. All during the length of my fight for the independence of my country, I have never doubted for a single instant the final triumph of the sacred cause to which my companions and myself have consecrated our lives. But what we wish for our country, its right to an honorable life, to a spotless dignity, to an independence without restrictions, Belgian colonialism and its Western allies-who have found direct and indirect support, deliberate and not deliberate among certain high officials of the United Nations, this organization in which we placed all our confidence when we called for their assistance-have not wished it.

They have corrupted certain of our fellow countrymen, they have contributed to distorting the truth and our enemies, that they will rise up like a single person to say no to a degrading and shameful colonialism and to reassume their dignity under a pure sun.
We are not alone. Africa, Asia, and free and liberated people from every corner of the world will always be found at the side of the Congolese. They will not abandon the light until the day comes when there are no more colonizers and their mercenaries in our country. To my children whom I leave and whom perhaps I will see no more, I wish that they be told that the future of the Congo is beautiful and that it expects for each Congolese, to accomplish the sacred task of reconstruction of our independence and our sovereignty; for without dignity there is no liberty, without justice there is no dignity, and without independence there are no free men.
No brutality, mistreatment, or torture has ever forced me to ask for grace, for I prefer to die with my head high, my faith steadfast, and my confidence profound in the destiny of my country, rather than to live in submission and scorn of sacred principles. History will one day have its say, but it will not be the history that Brussels, Paris, Washington or the United Nations will teach, but that which they will teach in the countries emancipated from colonialism and its puppets. Africa will write its own history, and it will be, to the north and to the south of the Sahara, a history of glory and dignity.
Do not weep for me, my dear companion. I know that my country, which suffers so much, will know how to defend its independence and its liberty. Long live the Congo! Long live Africa!