I like a good conspiracy theory. It has always fascinated me to ponder about why people believe in the Men in Black, little green men, and chemtrails. Apparently, according to some, the Queen of England is secretly a 6-foot giant reptilian lizard that wants to eat us all for dinner! Oh Lizzie, how could you?

Oh and don’t forget the latest fad — flat earthers. According to these guys, the earth is really flat and the idea that it is a globe is just a big con perpetrated by our Illuminati overlords. Sounds plausible. 😂

But as entertaining as most…


I believe in free speech. But I’m not an absolutist.

Let’s get one thing out of the way for those in the back: I don’t think you should be arrested, shot or ‘disappeared’ for having a subversive or politically incorrect opinion.

I don’t even support the current hate speech rules in the UK where you can be arrested for being a racist. I say this as a black woman that was once beaten to the point of unconsciousness by two guys that objected to the colour of my skin.

Yet I still believe that calling racist names should not be an arrestable offense. Simply because if you ban that, you…


There’s been a purge recently and statues all over the world are falling down. It appears that Rome is crumbling and protestors, angered by the senseless death of George Floyd have taken out their ire on the colonial statues of the world.

The statues that are literally falling victim to this new wave of madness depict slave owners and Confederate leaders in America, such as Junípero Serra, Juan de Oñate, Robert Hunter, Howell Cobb, James Lawrence Orr, and Charles Frederick Crisp. Christopher Columbus also tumbled down. A statue of controversial mayor, Frank Rizzo, was also removed.

Frank Rizzo was a…


Strange fruits are hanging from the trees in America. These are the black bodies of the men whose deaths were ruled as a suicide in the wake of protests over police brutality.

In every one of those cases, police have rushed to declare that the men simply killed themselves. And perhaps they did.

The problem is the families of the men, the local communities and some scholars of anti-black violence in most of those cases, aren’t so sure.

The fact that these hangings are occurring in the wake of widespread rioting and racial violence has only served to ignite further…


Strange fruits are hanging from the trees in America. These are the black bodies of the men whose deaths were ruled as a suicide in the wake of protests over police brutality.

In every one of those cases, police have rushed to declare that the men simply killed themselves. And perhaps they did.

The problem is the families of the men, the local communities and some scholars of anti-black violence in most of those cases, aren’t so sure.

The fact that these hangings are occurring in the wake of widespread rioting and racial violence has only served to ignite further…


The death of George Floyd and the failure to properly investigate the deaths of 7 black men who were found hanging from trees in America, serves as a stark reminder of just how deep the roots of systematic racism are.

However, the solutions that are being put forward from the top down are questionable, to say the least.

Useless Pandering

A case in point: earlier this week, I received an email from Tailwind apologizing profusely, with the subject line ‘We messed up’.

I thought perhaps a scandal had broken out. After all, there’s been plenty of headlines about companies mishandling the coronavirus…


Having a solid SEO strategy can make or break a business — it can mean the difference between having a steady flow of customers and getting lost in cyberspace.

The holy grail for most busy CEOs is having an optimized website that results in customers finding the business rather than constantly having to find new leads.

But how do we get to that holy grail?


The blockchain is probably one of the most overhyped technologies in the world, with many industry leaders saying that it will solve every problem in society, while others believe that it is speculative.

The truth is that is somewhere in between. Whenever a new technology emerges, the first people on the scene are fangirls and haters. But after the dust settles, then a more balanced picture of the technology starts to emerge. Having said that, there is still much to be excited about, especially when it comes to the travel industry.

Indeed, blockchain technology is relevant for so many different…


We live in a very chaotic world and it appears that it is becoming more demanding and isolating every single day. Depression is increasing and it is set to become the biggest disease burden to mankind by the year 2020.

According to a study published in the Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, depression will affect about 121 million people worldwide, b y the year 2020. The condition is projected to reach second place in the ranking of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY) calculated for all ages.

Quite simply, we need a better way to manage these issues. Research shows that…


I’ve often heard it said that the one thing missing from the blockchain is the people. I know that sounds bizarre when there are literally thousands of innovators working on new developments in the blockchain space right now, but that’s not what I’m getting at.

What I’m referring to is the fact that blockchain is still such a mystery to so many people that finding others to network with in your local area can sometimes be a struggle, depending on where you live.

This used to be the case in the UK — even in London. At least that was…

Jan

Jan is a journalist, copywriter and human rights activist who has worked for regional newspapers, marketing agencies across the world.

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