Tag Archives: Cycling

An Apologetic African

If you had read a blog which I had written in 2015, July you would have known that I would have eulogised Dr Umar Johnson to some degree, thankfully my blogs on people dont get read but I am learning since the UK left the European Union how well supported black people are in the UK. 

The piece had as follows:

“So I discuss Dr Umar Johnson, he for me is a genius, maverick and leader, a leader in my opinion and reading is the following:

Honesty

reliability

Communication

Confidence

Commitment

Positivitiy

Intuition

Ability to inspire”

The person in question has some of the qualities of a leader but is not a leader rather a good orator. Lets start with the qualities he doesn’t have, which I have realised over the last year or so. Reliability, honesty, commitment and positivity, starting with reliability, it has been 2/3 years since the crowdfunding campaign started and as yet he hasn’t provided plans or updates, which is well documented. Commitment, this was deemed null and void in his claims to be a pan African after the Brexit vote since he like other black Americans did not care for black people in the UK, just a one way relationship – taking. The other is positivity, which broke the camels back (with me) since he responded to silly argument, which wasn’t that bad and exposed his bad personality.

He has communication as a great orator, ability to inspire as he can motivate or at least energise people with his speeches and is over confident – I.e conceited. I would say that he will build a school but it wont be on the grand scale and questions should be asked as to why he has asked for more money. I have some private thoughts on what might be happening with the money but I will comment further on this at a later point.

The intuition part i suppose is not valid after revisiting this aspect 18 months later Though since brexit I have decided that most Black Americans over 75 have no advice or information for black people around the world and its a lost cause so I’ll look toward Africa and other place where blacks live. He is a genius alright the scam artist type, maverick in regards to his talking rubbish and leader of people who he wins over with his Leo (but no substance) charm.

But being a Capriquarious (Capricorn leaning Aquarious) I apologise for the blog I wrote and will update further on this matter, for those interested.

Further Information

Leadership Qualities Blog

Advertisements

Black Cycle Initiative

As a cyclist, I know as blacks we should cycle more. I’m not your ride through red lights cyclist rather, I cycle as I would drive if I had passed my test.

I often find there are some black people who cycle on the road in the UK but not enough. I was introduced into cycling by my uncle, who is close to 60 and is still cycling 20 miles a week.

I used to cycle 100 miles a week in a previous role, it was tiring but great. I still do around 50 miles and it’s good for getting me out and about. If black people cycled we would be fitter. Though I would have to stress that we need to adhere to health and safety, or cycling with lights on and with a helmet.

I never as a younger person wore a helmet, used lights or reflective clothing cycling through central London to and from work at the time but now I do. The turning point was when I was doing a course in Cardiff and a police officer stopped me for having no lights, he also told me a story of a guy who was run over with a helmet and only suffered concussion, but without a helmet he would have died. I have heard other stories but this one stuck out.

We should cycle if we can to maintain fitness as well as not being so reliable on public transport. We should learn also how to maintain the bike and possibly become bike retailers in the future. A starting out bike can be affordable, if you become more experienced then a higher priced may be applicable.

We can cycle even for leisure, it can be affordable and best of all there’s a health and lifestyle benefit.