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5 Mins. with ‘Growing Up Immigrant’ Web Series Creator Nathaniel Kweku

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Nathaniel Kweku By Mwabi Kaira If your mom doesn’t like your show, it probably means you’re doing something right. Such is the case with Nathanel Kweku’s ‘Growing Up Immigrant,’ a comedic 6 episode web series about Ghanaian-American Nicholas Ajayi who has just moved in with his recently divorced Aunty and separated brother Kojo. Aunty is looking for a new love…

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The Slave Who Taught Jack Daniel how to Make Whiskey is Getting His Just Due, Thanks to This Woman.

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Photo of Fawn Weaver via The New York Times By Mwabi Kaira I didn’t know who Fawn Weaver or Nearest Green were before I watched a Breakfast Club interview recently. The interview was so intriguing that I did some more research because I had to know more. Fawn Weaver was on vacation in Singapore the summer of 2016 when she…

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Harvard Law Review Elects First Black Woman President

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ImeIme Umana By Mwabi Kaira Twenty seven years ago Harvard Law Review elected its first black President. His name was Barack Obama. Presidents of the Law Review in the 130-year history have been white, male, female, Hispanic, Asian-American, black, openly gay and now for the first time, the first black women has been elected. Twenty-four-year-old ImeIme Umana, daughter of Nigerian…

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Here’s Why You Should Be Watching The Van Jones Show

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Van Jones By Mwabi Kaira We first saw Van Jones as a co-host on the short lived CNN’s Crossfire in 2013 but he had been behind the scenes working tirelessly for years before that. He is a co-founder of several nonprofit organizations, including the Dream Corps, a “social justice accelerator that operates three advocacy initiatives: #cut50, #Yeswecode and Green for…

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Roxanne Roxanne: The Roxanne Shanté Story on Netflix!

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Roxanne Shante via Getty Images By Mwabi Kaira Before Cardi B, Nikki Minaj, Remy Ma, Lil Kim, Eve, Foxy Brown, Queen Latifah, Salt & Pepper and every female rapper you can think of, there was Roxanne Shanté. 14-year-old Lolita Shanté Gooden released her debut single Roxanne Speaks Out in 1984 and became rap’s first female star. She released Roxanne Roxanne…

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