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The Universe Owes us Nothing Except For the Gift of Life and Luck

By Sicebise Msengana























Do you struggle to find meaning in life? Are you feeling powerless and at the mercy of circumstances in your life? What if The Universe Owes us Nothing Except For the Gift of Life and Luck could motivate you to take responsibility for your life and live a life of purpose, happiness and freedom in spite of current painful situations in your life? Does it sound too good to be true? 

Well, it’s not. Come along for a bumpy, yet a realistic ride and discover what lies ahead. 

The Universe Owes us Nothing Except For the Gift of Life and Luck tells human accomplishment and tragedy from an African-centred perspective. This book comes along personal and historic overview of how things are the way they are and what we need to do to create a better world for the future generations. 

Don't Take Things Personally

By Sicebise Msengana







"Don't take every rejection or break up personally. Get over it and don't let it define who you are." - Sicebise Msengana



The Black Community Needs To Practice Group Economics

By Sicebise Msengana










Onitaset Kumat makes excellent remarks "It’s sad, but our recent rap culture, with its excesses on jewelery, automobiles and fashion has minimized the African’s natural quest for

Angel of Death

By Sicebise Msengana






It was 9 p.m on a Saturday night and I was visiting a friend in hospital. As I was waiting for my turn; a girl about the age of 16 years was put on life support.

Success is Courage!

By Sicebise Msengana










I love this because life is not for failures and quitters. One of the dumbest things a person can do, is to give up. So cheer up and press foward.

Become Happy Like Gods

By Sicebise Msengana










"Being godless is simply a great thing. We do not have to enslave ourselves with the nonsense beliefs and magical rituals of religions.  We know everything is over with this life. 

Black American Self-Hating Behaviours

By Sicebise Msengana










I've never seen before such hate and rudeness coming from a group of men. American brothers have taken ANTI-BW RACISM way too far. I am reminded of the "Willie Lynch Letter" and it reads "Don't forget you must pitch the old black Male vs. the young black Male, and the young black Male against the old black male.

2 Ways Individualism and Exceptionalism Kills the Black Revolution: Should Black Men Date out?

By Sicebise Msengana













I don’t know whether we African men should date or sleep with white women or not ( i.e. Non-African females) to prove that we don’t hate non-African people, in particular, white people.

Every time we talk about building for ourselves, everyone else seems to have a problem. Yet, they can exclude us with no problem. When we African men say that it is impossible to build strong African

This is How You Lose Her

By Sicebise Msengana

















I've heard guys say things like "I can't show her too early how much I love her. She might manipulate my weaknesses." To a great extent,  it is true. Some women have a very warped

African erotica: BabyMaking Music

By Sicebise Msengana











I wanted to make this article race neutral and non-political as possible as I can, however,  I couldn’t help but think that it is near impossible to understand the problems of Africans without a social-political context.
It is impossible to understand why one race can enhance itself at the expense of another race by destroying their love life without a social-political context.

African Erotica: Chocolate Fantasy

By Sicebise Msengana










ROMANCE in the African context is one that is ignored by various scholars and researchers. But Africans have been falling in love for thousands of years. Love-making was and still is essential to the survival of our race. Our ancestors in ancient Egypt and Nubia, had been the creators and mothers of African civilisations and it was vital for them to know about this knowledge.

6 Ways Fear Prevents Us From Enjoying a Healthy Relationship

By Sicebise Msengana











One of the reasons why relationships are falling apart has to do with insecurities. Reason being that, some of us are very shallow men, and look for nothing more than a beautiful face and a big booty.

Would you Trade your Soul in Exchange for Wealth and Fame?

By Sicebise Msengana

My rich uncle used to say 'I'm at a good place. Not emotionally... I'm at the bank to check my babies [money].' OK, he actually never said that.  But most people have an intimate attachment to money, that they would die without money. 

Try to imagine...

Secularism: Scepticism Over The Supernatural Fantasies

By Sicebise Msengana












Predictions for the future:
In the years to come there will be a big evolution of religion. In the next 50-100 years, it won't be the religion we know like today. Just as there is a revolution in world religions. Take a look at Christianity, it is not what it used to be. Some of the teachings taught today would make the epistles and martyrs turn in their graves. For example, prosperity gospel that is used to cheat people of their hard earned money by promises of "divine blessings," faith healing and many other outlandish claims.

Years ago, I asked a person of faith, why doesn't God perform miracles as He used to do in ancient times. The answer was simple: "miracles have failed to convince people of God's love and grace.  Even if God performed miracles through his prophets, the emphasis today is put on people using faith to find and please God." A look at Islam, Take a look at Islam in its infancy. The religion was built on bloody conquests of the pagans. The Jihad or holy wars were fought in the name of Allah were means to spread the Muslim faith across the world.

But today one may find that there is a slight deviation from the original teachings of the Quran. Islam is becoming more tolerant and accepting particularly among the Western countries. Much of the Quran is interpreted metaphorically by many Islamic scholars. The same holds for other world religions. In the next 100 years, humanity for the first time may witness a form of religion that is secular in nature. We might see a form of world religion that incorporates all world religions in one religions system. A religious system that is tolerant to the homosexual community, the doctrine of Hell is metaphor of a real place. Scepticism over blind obedience.

Reason and logic over the supernatural and miracles. Sick people over depraved sinners. Today, scientists are trying to solve the problem of consciousness, if the findings reveal that the soul is not immortal. Then, Heaven and Hell, will be allegories of real places. Instead, of people going to suffer in hell for eternity. Hell could be a place that purifies sinners who were unable to attain sanctity in this lifetime. As science advances people won't need God to provide explanations for the difficult questions. Scientific advancements will fill most of the gaps. The fundamental doctrines of this secular religion is more of a "lifestyle religion." One can believe in God, or not, God won't hold you accountable for your lifestyle choices. A person can do whatever they want as long as they are good to their fellow human beings, tithe to church.

Secularism: Scepticism Over The Supernatural Fantasies

By Sicebise Msengana












Predictions for the future:
In the years to come there will be a big evolution of religion. In the next 50-100 years, it won't be the religion we know like today. Just as there is a revolution in world religions. Take a look at Christianity, it is not what it used to be. Some of the teachings taught today would make the epistles and martyrs turn in their graves. For example, prosperity gospel that is used to cheat people of their hard earned money by promises of "divine blessings," faith healing and many other outlandish claims.

Great Freedom Fighters of The 21TH Century Part I

By Sicebise Msengana
www.softwareabyss.net



















Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), was an African-American activist and outspoken public voice of the Civil Rights Movements in the 60's. He lost his father to white savages. It was not clear who was responsible for cowardly attack but rumors that white racists were responsible for his father's death were widely circulated. He shot to fame when he was featured in a 1959 New York City television broadcast about the Nation of Islam, The Hate That Hate Produced. For the next years, Louise, his mother struggled to support the family.  In late 1938 she had a nervous breakdown and was admitted in a mental hospital. 


After dropping out of school, he began dealing in drugs, robbery and burglary. Malcolm was released from prison for serving six years. Later, he became the minister of Temple No. 7 in Harlem, there he began to talk about Black Nationalism and self-defense. On March 8, 1964, Malcolm X left the Nation of Islam.  After his pilgrimage to Mecca, he visited a several African countries such as Nigeria, Sudan, Egypt and Ghana. His trip to Africa heavily influenced his views on many things including revolution and group economics.


As he was preparing to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity gunmen entered and fatally shot in February 1965. Toady he is a symbol of African militancy, power and bravery. Through his hard work, courage and passion, the sacrifices has paid off liberating millions of people across America and the African continent. He is best remembered by his famous slogan "By any means necessary."


Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid regime and politician. He was born in the village of Mvezo in Umtata. He attended Clarkebury Methodist High School, Engcobo and went to  Healdtown. Later, he attended the University of Fort Hare and the University of the Witwatersrand, where he studied law. In the 40's, he joined in the ANC and rose into prominence in the 50's after the  ANC's 1952 anti-apartheid Defiance Campaign. Despite the propaganda sponsored by the CIA, he was largely a peaceful man. Mandela was never a "hate" teacher  and "terrorist."  he said in the 1964 interview: "There are thousands of people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and non-violence — against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenseless people. And I think the time has come for us to consider, in the light of our experiences at this day at home, whether the methods which we have applied so far are adequate." 

 Mandela shared liberal views on economics and national liberation just like Gandhi and Martin Luther King. After many unsuccessful attempts at beg and "nonviolent protests, he was frustrated at white response. The Nazikaner (Afrikaner sponsored racism) government wasn't willing to give or share power. In the 1964 he was arrested and and sentenced to 27 years along his co-accused comrades. He was released in the late 80's and led the transition to a democratic South Africa. In 1994, he won with a landslide majority and became the first African president in South African history. In December 2013 he sadly passed away and many people around the globe mourned his passing. 



It's important to to bring into light  other aspects of his life that perhaps were not so heroic.  We have to seen the widespread of unemployment, corruption and crime. Some problems in South Africa illuminate from the failure of dismantling white supremacy, also known as apartheid.  Mandela's legacy has facilitated the continuation of the exploitation ( neo-apartheid) of the African soul using an African face. "He was at the end of his life also a bitter old man, well aware how his very political triumph and his elevation into a universal hero was the mask of a bitter defeat. His universal glory is also a sign that he really didn't disturb the globe order of power," added Slavoj Zizek. 


Martin Luther King (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) an African-American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movements in the 60'S. Born to  Reverend Martin Luther King Sr., and Alberta Williams King. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and soon was known for his public speaking skills. After winning an oratorical contest sponsored by the Negro Elks Club, he was order to give up his seat for white passengers on a returning bus. He enrolled in   Morehouse College and graduated a B.A. degree in sociology. He later enrolled in  Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester. His doctoral studies in systematic theology at Boston University earned him a Ph.D.  

 Montgomery bus boycott was one of the turning points in Dr. King's life.  Southern Christian Leadership Conference was founded by King, and other civil rights leaders. Martin Luther King was known as leader for leading the masses, touring across the U.S and around the world, giving lectures on nonviolent protest and civil rights. His stances on "nonviolent" principles was influenced by his Christian faith and Gandhi. By the way, " nonviolent" protests never worked. Even Gandhi was wrong on nonviolence. Violence has a place in the world, if the enemy doesn't want to give or share power. Among his marches, the March on Washington still remains as one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. He delivered the famous "I Have a Dream" speech. the famous passageI say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.I have a dream today.I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.I have a dream today.

Martin Luther King like Malcolm X were targeted by the U.S government. A congressional investigation described the FBI's campaign against King as "one of the most abusive of all FBI programs."  His activism caught up with him in his last days. On  April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel, he shot in the face. The last words of the  Baptist minister were "Precious Lord, Take My Hand." His death is the statement of the triumph of human spirit. He fought and won his battle. We don't have to agree with his liberal views on self-defense and African nationalism.  The F.B.I papers revealed the following about Dr. King: Prevent the RISE OF A "MESSIAH" who could unify, and electrify, the militant black nationalist movement. Malcolm X might have been such a "messiah;" he is the martyr of the movement today. Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael and Elijah Muhammed all aspire to this position. Elijah Muhammed is less of a threat because of his age. King could be a very real contender for this position should he abandon his supposed "obedience" to "white, liberal doctrines" (nonviolence) and embrace black nationalism. Carmichael has the necessary charisma to be a real threat in this way." 

The lives of these heroes inspired millions of people into taking action, and fighting for their rights. 


Great Freedom Fighters of The 21TH Century Part I

By Sicebise Msengana
www.softwareabyss.net



















Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), was an African-American activist and outspoken public voice of the Civil Rights Movements in the 60's. He lost his father to white savages. It was not clear who was responsible for cowardly attack but rumors that white racists were responsible for his father's death were widely circulated. He shot to fame when he was featured in a 1959 New York City television broadcast about the Nation of Islam, The Hate That Hate Produced. For the next years, Louise, his mother struggled to support the family.  In late 1938 she had a nervous breakdown and was admitted in a mental hospital. 

Make a Difference

By Sicebise Msengana

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There are eternal optimists who will lie in your face and tell you what you want to hear. Modern humans first appeared around 200,000 years ago.  Much time is spent on discussing ways to ‘help’ the world but no real help is ever sent. Minorities groups like Native Americans, atheists, pygmies, albinos, San, Australian aborigines, homosexuals, women and children ( mostly girls) are still oppressed. Religious and political leaders are given right to preach hate, intolerance and the need to rid the world of non-believers. Why there is no public outrage? Simply because we use different strokes for different people. Nation against nation fighting, each other for dominance—on land, air and sea. Tribe against tribe. Widespread terrorism, mass rape, massacres and wars raging all around the globe. We are the only species that boasts about taking man to the space. Yet we cannot living peace in earth.


The species that boasts about an increase in the number of billionaires, we have yet to end extreme poverty and hunger that affects much of the world.  We talk about space mining yet we cannot even share earth’s resources equally between ourselves. The species that goes around saying, “I’m civilized”, yet its fellow human beings are still in chains of bondage and slavery. We claim to know God yet our lives tell a different story. By assuming that we have learnt valuable lessons from history didn’t change the response of people. We are quick to kill, judge and enslave our fellow human beings in spite of the values we claim to cherish. We abandon the same values that made us the people we are today.

Of course, there are few rare individuals who are humanity’s hope for a brighter future. Men and women who are good in spite of their circumstances. People who know for good and justice to strive means comfort zones are disturbed. Changing the world is collective effort that requires all of us to take a stand against these horrors that we see every day. The walls we erect, thinking are meant to protect us, isolate us. Calm co-existence will only come when we come to our senses as global citizens; there is safety in numbers. Rediscovering the basic principles—the Golden rule and Ubuntu brings light and hope to this depressing picture. This universal code is embedded in every religion and humanistic institution. The Golden rule simply means: One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself. Imagine what if we followed the rule. The short answer is peace and security. Ubuntu means humanity towards others. Now imagine if we showed humanity toward our fellow human being. The first answer is increased happiness and feeling good about ourselves. The second answer is a need for understanding, recognition and appreciation of human life -- a life that's sacred.

The world doesn’t need to be perfect in order to good. Perfect peace and health are pipeline dreams that should not be pursued. What we should fight for is goodness. In fact, life is too short to waste on unproductive goals that undermine the current achievements under our belt.  We need to set aside these fantasies and use our minds to improve conditions in this world.  We are not as powerless like a thousand of years ago because we now have the tools to start a revolution that will help guide us. The spirit of brotherhood should guide our thoughts and actions.

Make a Difference

By Sicebise Msengana

javesca.com
















There are eternal optimists who will lie in your face and tell you what you want to hear. Modern humans first appeared around 200,000 years ago.  Much time is spent on discussing ways to ‘help’ the world but no real help is ever sent. Minorities groups like Native Americans, atheists, pygmies, albinos, San, Australian aborigines, homosexuals, women and children ( mostly girls) are still oppressed. Religious and political leaders are given right to preach hate, intolerance and the need to rid the world of non-believers. Why there is no public outrage? Simply because we use different strokes for different people. Nation against nation fighting, each other for dominance—on land, air and sea. Tribe against tribe. Widespread terrorism, mass rape, massacres and wars raging all around the globe. We are the only species that boasts about taking man to the space. Yet we cannot living peace in earth.

The False Human Belief

By Sicebise Msengana
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As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages.
 It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime can break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.