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Greetings Glocal Citizens! My guest this week is Zhalisa "Zee" Clarke founder of Reclaiming Flow (https://www.zeeclarke.com/companies), where she leverages her toolkit of meditation, breathwork, yoga, and much more, to teach others how mindfulness can improve their well being at work despite any challenges that race, gender, or sexuality might present. Prior to transitioning to a life more grounded, Zee, a Washington, D.C. native, by way of Filipino and Jamaican via Panama parentage, spent over 20 years leading teams at Fortune 500 companies and tech startups in Silicon Valley. After experiencing a number of challenges in the workplace from microaggressions from colleagues, to disparate treatment around salary and promotions, she pursued extensive mindfulness training in India to help her manage these challenges. She is a Harvard Business School graduate who applies holistic healing practices to corporate environments. You can follow her on her socials for weekly breathwork practices and tools. You'll also get to experience a sample breathing exercise (https://www.tiktok.com/@zeeclarkebreathes/video/7093928338775051563?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7055737536377669125) as you listen in now. Breathing is believing! Where to find Zee? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zhalisa-zee-clarke-5381352/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/zeeclarkebreathes/?hl=en) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/zhalisa) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkMBU31aHD3DgDv92_E97bA) On TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@zeeclarkebreathes) Pre-order Black People Breathe (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/702697/black-people-breathe-by-zee-clarke/)! What's Zee listening to? Balanced Black Girl Podcast (https://www.balancedblackgirl.com) What's Zee reading? About Octavia Raheem (https://octaviaraheem.com) Pleasure Activism (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07CBCZSCY&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_9HNWBF53M7WKMSWSEDHX&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Adrienne Maree Brown Other topics of interest: DC Youth Orchestra (https://www.dcyop.org) On Ayurvedic Medicine (https://www.ayurveda.com/ayurveda-a-brief-introduction-and-guide/) Swan Yoga Retreat (https://swan-yoga-goa.com) - Goa Trap Yoga (https://trapyogabae.com) BICOP (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=BIPOC) The Principles of Pleasure (https://www.netflix.com/sn/title/81137265) Episode 118 (https://glocalcitizens.fireside.fm/118) with Nydia Swaby
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week on the podcast we're talking innovation in migration. My guest, serial entrepreneur, Sam Baddoo joins me from his current base in Columbus Ohio, shortly after a recent trip back home to Accra, Ghana where he was born and raised. Sam is all about empowering immigrants everywhere to show love with intention starting with healthcare. He is the founder and CEO of the healthcare insurtech start-up Fleri which ensures that the money immigrants send back home goes exactly where they intended while getting quality healthcare for loved ones in Africa and eliminating money transfer fees. Many words define who he is, but none more so than “immigrant” - and his story represents the stories of millions of brave, hopeful and selfless individuals, many giving up the comfort of familiar spaces to create a new life and future for themselves and those who depend on them. He is all “IMMIGRANTS” and his life’s work is to see his us live more authentically - flourishing and thriving, not just surviving. This was such an inspiring conversation offering a thoughtful perspective on the type of agility that defines successful entrepreneurship. Tune in and for those of you migrants with loved ones check out Fleri (https://joinfleri.com/), there's a plan for your needs and the peace of mind we all seek when we can't always be a physical presence. Where to find Sam? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/skbaddoo/) On Twitter (https://mobile.twitter.com/ghanaboysam) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/skbaddoo/?hl=en) On Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/sam.baddoo) Fleri on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCqwwDBjZ6JUNrzgEGQo9uw/featured) What's Sam listening to? Tim Ferriss (https://tim.blog) Brene Brown (https://brenebrown.com) Esther Perel (https://www.estherperel.com) Other topics of interest: Oujda, Morocco (https://marocmama.com/oujda-morocco/) Grameen Bank (https://grameenbank.org) Heel the World Luxury Accessories (https://htwshoes.bigcartel.com/?fbclid=IwAR2RJBaEzzGorcZhud1D4n4TNcNNx5dQyDiaz4eih514hijOCa8jypoup4M) Makola Market (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwin19K-vOL3AhVBMewKHdcVBPcQFnoECAQQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FMakola_Market&usg=AOvVaw0QdCGD10svgukExPHxrGwG) Korle Bu (https://kbth.gov.gh) Teaching Hospital, Ghana Bohten Eyewear (https://bohten.com/pages/about-us) Sankofa (https://www.adinkrasymbols.org/symbols/sankofa/) More on Self-talk (https://www.healthline.com/health/positive-self-talk#_noHeaderPrefixedContent) Nguvu Health (https://www.nguvuhealth.com)
May Greetings Glocal Citizens! With May Day just behind us, in this two-part conversation, my guest and I touch on topics very related to the evolving nature of work and especially the role that his organization LEAP Africa (https://leapafrica.org) is playing in preparing African youth for roles and responsibilities in all forms and on all levels of leadership. Born and raised in Nigeria, Femi Taiwo is currently the Executive Director of LEAP Africa, Nigeria’s foremost youth leadership development organization. Prior to this position at LEAP, Femi was the founding Executive Director of Eagles HOPE Foundation, a non-profit initiated by the Covenant University Alumni Association, where he led the organisation to create and execute award-winning youth programmes. Internationally, he has worked with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals and at a social research consultancy both in the United Kingdom. He has extensive skills in programme design and management, learning & development design and delivery, business development, strategy, organisational development, stakeholder management, and innovation management. With a personal mission of facilitating the transformation of individuals, organisations and nations, he is extremely passionate about leadership and enterprise development, youth development and youth-led development. Where to find Femi? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thefemitaiwo/?originalSubdomain=ng) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thefemitaiwo/?hl=en) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheFemiTaiwo) What's Femi watching? Bridgerton (https://www.netflix.com/title/80232398?source=35) Unauthorized Living (https://www.netflix.com/title/80241001?source=35) Friends (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108778/) The John Wayne Gacy Tapes (https://www.netflix.com/title/81298614) Queen and Slim (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_%26_Slim) What's Femi listening to? Maxwell Leadership Podcat (https://johnmaxwellleadershippodcast.com) Dr. Myles Munroe (https://www.munroeglobal.com) How I Builth This Podcast (https://www.npr.org/series/490248027/how-i-built-this) I Said What I Said Podcast (https://isaidwhatisaidpodcast.com) Other topics of interest: Youth Day of Service (https://youthdayofservice.org) Bariga (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bariga) Olamide (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olamide) Chibok Girls (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chibok_schoolgirls_kidnapping) Ritual Killings in Lagos 2014 (https://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/07/horror-ritual-killings-everywhere-inspite-civilization/) Special Guest: Femi Taiwo.
May Greetings Glocal Citizens! With May Day just behind us, in this two-part conversation, my guest and I touch on topics very related to the evolving nature of work and especially the role that his organization LEAP Africa (https://leapafrica.org) is playing in preparing African youth for roles and responsibilities in all forms and on all levels of leadership. Born and raised in Nigeria, Femi Taiwo is currently the Executive Director of LEAP Africa, Nigeria’s foremost youth leadership development organization. Prior to this position at LEAP, Femi was the founding Executive Director of Eagles HOPE Foundation, a non-profit initiated by the Covenant University Alumni Association, where he led the organisation to create and execute award-winning youth programmes. Internationally, he has worked with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals and at a social research consultancy both in the United Kingdom. He has extensive skills in programme design and management, learning & development design and delivery, business development, strategy, organisational development, stakeholder management, and innovation management. With a personal mission of facilitating the transformation of individuals, organisations and nations, he is extremely passionate about leadership and enterprise development, youth development and youth-led development. Where to find Femi? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thefemitaiwo/?originalSubdomain=ng) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thefemitaiwo/?hl=en) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheFemiTaiwo) What's Femi watching? Bridgerton (https://www.netflix.com/title/80232398?source=35) Unauthorized Living (https://www.netflix.com/title/80241001?source=35) Friends (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108778/) The John Wayne Gacy Tapes (https://www.netflix.com/title/81298614) Queen and Slim (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_%26_Slim) What's Femi listening to? Maxwell Leadership Podcat (https://johnmaxwellleadershippodcast.com) Dr. Myles Munroe (https://www.munroeglobal.com) How I Builth This Podcast (https://www.npr.org/series/490248027/how-i-built-this) I Said What I Said Podcast (https://isaidwhatisaidpodcast.com) Other topics of interest: Youth Day of Service (https://youthdayofservice.org) Bariga (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bariga) Olamide (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olamide) Chibok Girls (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chibok_schoolgirls_kidnapping) Ritual Killings in Lagos 2014 (https://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/07/horror-ritual-killings-everywhere-inspite-civilization/) Special Guest: Femi Taiwo.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week my guest, Jamaican-born Natasha Moore, is a longtime friend that blessed me with a visit to Ghana over the recent Easter holidays. Our relocation stories synced in the same timezone (sometimes) as she relocated to London from Sydney around the same time that I began my journey in Accra. A stamped and sealed Glocal Citizen, Natasha is a success-driven leader with 20 years of experience delivering results across multiple industries and is currently the Global Head of Talent Development at Christie’s (https://www.christies.com/?lid=1&sc_lang=en). She is a performance–driven, human capital and organisational development professional, with a successful track record delivering talent development strategies and programmes that are directly aligned with a firm’s overall objectives such that the specific skills and capabilities meet the demands of clients and changing market conditions. Natasha has worked in global roles throughout her career and has extensive experience working with senior executives to develop their workforce with a global agenda in mind. Her experience is anchored in aligning talent development with organizational profitability objectives and as a thought leader, trusted advisor, consultant, and mentor to clients and peers which has prepared her perfectly for her current role and the next phase of growing both personally and professionally. We'll hear about this and much more in this multi-continental journey with Natasha. Where to find Natasha? On Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/natasha-d-moore-2403771/?originalSubdomain=uk) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tashasspot/?hl=en) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/iamnatashamoore?lang=en) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/natasha.moore.963) What's Natasha reading? Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Paperback (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B00G1J1D28&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_H25WVR0BNYQNT57873YY&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Greg McKeown The Seat of the Soul (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B000SEHS8K&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_G1BQPM5TTSM7T8WX63B9&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Gary Zukav The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B005BRS8Z6&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_42H2WTAR0W40ZCBAFSWF&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Don Miguel Ruiz Books by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (https://smile.amazon.com/Chimamanda-Ngozi-Adichie/e/B00PODW5UG/ref=sxts_entity_l_bsx_s_def_r00_t_aufl?pd_rd_w=WrSve&pf_rd_p=7b65f550-ae72-40a7-86e4-c165711b4536&pf_rd_r=ZZ8272RHERYTFHCQ6GGB&pd_rd_r=b4aa865e-d735-4f7d-93a9-0d3868ac7030&pd_rd_wg=3wRxm&qid=1650817273&cv_ct_cx=chimamanda+ngozi+adichie+books) Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B09B561V98&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_EXC2C455BAFEA0NSCDHM&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by J. Nozipo Maraire God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B00351DS5A&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_AYWM51Z3H5MQ0J337TZB&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Regina Brett Other topics of interest: What is a Matrix Project? (https://asana.com/resources/matrix-organization) Borough Market London (https://boroughmarket.org.uk) Out and about in Manly 9 (https://int.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/sydney-north/manly) with a Barefoot Coffee (https://www.instagram.com/barefootcoffeetraders/?hl=en) Take a drive around Washington Gardens, Kingston (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U5XOlAGplY) Charlestina Beach Resort (https://www.charlestinabeachresort.com) and Ko-sa Beach (https://brandelmina.com/listings/ko-sa-beach-resort/) near Elmina, Ghana NourishLAB Smoothy's (https://nourishlabsmoothys.com.gh/?fbclid=IwAR1Y5UpkTHVQ-em8ed4fSDQ4UcZUNlG-3SgWuSEGWwl3RKRFiydpfSQGqMs) *When you click and purchase books using the links above, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support! Special Guest: Natasha Moore.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! As many struggle with increasing food prices and potential shortages, many Africans, particularly urban dwellers have been at the whim of markets and failed policies. As a tried and true problem solver, my guest for the week, Luther Lawoyin, is keen on simple solutions. Born and raised in Nigeria, he is an entrepreneur with a passion for social impact. He is leveraging technology to build innovative business models and platforms to serve the next one billion people in Africa's burgeoning digital economy. He is the founder and CEO of Pricepally, a sharing economy e-commerce platform enabling people to shop for food and daily essentials together so they can leverage their collective bargaining power buying in bulk. Luther has built four revenue-generating businesses from the ground up including passjamb.com.ng (http://passjamb.com.ng/) an exam prep platform and Lucy.ng (https://lucy.ng/), a trusted platform supplying B2C and B2B branded merchandise, Lucy has sold over a million products with over a million USD in sales. Listen in and find out the mechanics of pushing the art and science of problem solving forward on an everyday basis. Where to find Luther? On Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawwyy/?originalSubdomain=ng) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lawwyy.xyz/?hl=en) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/PricePally) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lawoyinl) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/lutherlawoyin/featured0) What's Luther reading? 12 Rules for Life (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B078C6C7QS&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_JKHJ8FSSZNPKM8GMDCZC&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Jordan Peterson Animal Farm (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B0849MSLRX&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_6WF8EXS7VBFAGGC2JFAD&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by George Orwell Other topics of Interest: Oyo State (https://old.oyostate.gov.ng/) Maryland in Lagos (https://www.propertypro.ng/guide/areas/maryland-ikeja-lagos/) Naira Marley x Young Jonn - Mafo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nhO6b1XD2s) Special Guest: Luther Lawoyin.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week's episode brings to mind a lot of "What nexts?" in the context of conflicts, wars across the globe. My guest has his mind on this as a matter of everyday practice. Makmid Kamara, a Sierra Leonean human rights leader, researcher and development communications practitioner has over 18years’ experience working with national and international development and human rights organizations in Africa and the United Kingdom. He is the Director of the Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund (ATJLF) (https://atjlf.org) based in Accra, Ghana. Prior to joining the ATJLF, Makmid worked at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International (https://www.amnesty.org/en/) in London as Deputy Director of Global Issues and (Ag.) Head of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) Team; and served as interim Country Director for Amnesty International Nigeria and West Africa Researcher. As you'll learn in our two-part conversation, Makmid's lived encounters and life works are in many ways culminating the initiatives he is now spearheading which is a testament to the impact that focused attention on the importance of putting people at the center of solutions. Where to find Makmid? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/makmid-kamara-80091915/?originalSubdomain=gh) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/makmid) What's Makmid listening to? Fela Kuti (https://felakuti.com/us) Bob Marley (https://www.bobmarley.com) Morgan Heritage (http://morganheritagemusic.com) Out and about in Accra: +233 Jazz Bar & Grill (https://www.facebook.com/233jazzbarandgrill/) and the Lipstick Band (https://www.facebook.com/lipstickbandgh) Santoku Restaurant (http://www.yoloxperiences.com/santoku.aspx) Sky Bar (http://skybar25.com) Other topics of interest: Campaign for Good Governance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_for_Good_Governance) Day of the African Child (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_the_African_Child) Human Rights Clinic-University of Sierra Leone (https://www.facebook.com/HumanRightsClinic/) MacArthur Foundation (https://www.macfound.org) Truth and Reconciliation Commission (https://www.justice.gov.za/trc/) Center for Memory and Reparations Civil War Memorial (http://centerformemoryandreparations.org/civil-war-memorial.php) HumAngle - Nigeria (https://humanglemedia.com) WAVE - Gambia (https://www.wave-gambia.org) Ahmad Tehan Kabbah (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmad_Tejan_Kabbah) wartime president of Sierra Leone Manchester United (https://www.manutd.com) Hearts of Oak (https://heartsofoaksc.com) Old Edwardians FC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Edwardians_F.C.) Special Guest: Makmid Kamara.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week's episode brings to mind a lot of "What nexts?" in the context of conflicts, wars across the globe. My guest has his mind on this as a matter of everyday practice. Makmid Kamara, a Sierra Leonean human rights leader, researcher and development communications practitioner has over 18years’ experience working with national and international development and human rights organizations in Africa and the United Kingdom. He is the Director of the Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund (ATJLF) (https://atjlf.org) based in Accra, Ghana. Prior to joining the ATJLF, Makmid worked at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International (https://www.amnesty.org/en/) in London as Deputy Director of Global Issues and (Ag.) Head of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) Team; and served as interim Country Director for Amnesty International Nigeria and West Africa Researcher. As you'll learn in our two-part conversation, Makmid's lived encounters and life works are in many ways culminating the initiatives he is now spearheading which is a testament to the impact that focused attention on the importance of putting people at the center of solutions. Where to find Makmid? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/makmid-kamara-80091915/?originalSubdomain=gh) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/makmid) What's Makmid listening to? Fela Kuti (https://felakuti.com/us) Bob Marley (https://www.bobmarley.com) Morgan Heritage (http://morganheritagemusic.com) Out and about in Accra: +233 Jazz Bar & Grill (https://www.facebook.com/233jazzbarandgrill/) and the Lipstick Band (https://www.facebook.com/lipstickbandgh) Santoku Restaurant (http://www.yoloxperiences.com/santoku.aspx) Sky Bar (http://skybar25.com) Other topics of interest: Campaign for Good Governance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_for_Good_Governance) Day of the African Child (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_the_African_Child) Human Rights Clinic-University of Sierra Leone (https://www.facebook.com/HumanRightsClinic/) MacArthur Foundation (https://www.macfound.org) Truth and Reconciliation Commission (https://www.justice.gov.za/trc/) Center for Memory and Reparations Civil War Memorial (http://centerformemoryandreparations.org/civil-war-memorial.php) HumAngle - Nigeria (https://humanglemedia.com) WAVE - Gambia (https://www.wave-gambia.org) Ahmad Tehan Kabbah (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmad_Tejan_Kabbah) wartime president of Sierra Leone Manchester United (https://www.manutd.com) Hearts of Oak (https://heartsofoaksc.com) Old Edwardians FC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Edwardians_F.C.) Special Guest: Makmid Kamara.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week in our final #herstory in our 2022 March series, I'm happy to welcome Black feminist researcher, writer, and curator Nydia Swaby. Nydia is a Jamaican-American and have called London home for the past decade. She has a PhD in Gender Studies (SOAS (https://www.soas.ac.uk)), an MA in Women’s History [Sarah Lawrence College], and a BA in Anthropology and African American Studies [Rollins College]. Her practice builds on theories of racial, gendered, diasporic, and queer formation, Black feminism, Black studies, and my previous experience working at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. In her creative approach to knowledge production, she uses archives, ethnography, photography, film, and the imagination to curate programs and visual narratives, write essays and performance pieces exploring the gendered and diasporic dimensions of Black being and becoming. She also creates ancestral altars using family pictures and memorabilia, found photographs and archival images, West African textiles and wood carvings, crystals, fossils, stones, shells, and other curios. These practices converge in her forthcoming monograph, Amy Ashwood Garvey and the Future of Back Feminist Archives (Lawrence Wishart, Summer 2022 (https://www.nydiaswaby.com/amy-ashwood-garvey-and-the-future-of-black-feminist-archives)) and Caird Research Fellowship at The National Maritime Museum, ‘Curating Archives of Affect: Black Feminist Pasts, Presents, and Futures’ (December 2021 - September 2020), and my ongoing visual series, ‘Becoming with Archive: Blackness, Gender, Diaspora (https://www.nydiaswaby.com/becoming-with-archive)’ (2010 - Present). Alongside her practice-based research, Nydia work as the Curator of Learning at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, where she collaborates with academics, curators, artists, and writers to develop a multi-disciplinary, practice-based research and learning program. She is also a member of Feminist Review’s Editorial Collective and the Curator of Programmes, and co-edited a recent issue on queer, feminist, diasporic, and decolonial archives. Please read on and explore the topics of interest below for a thoughtfully curated account of the many individuals discussed in the episode. Where to find Nydia? www.nydiaswaby.com On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nydia-a-swaby-85a04132/) What's Nydia reading? The Sex Lives of African Women (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08JHT3LNL&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_TQTYAW9KZ638NHQ5H6F8&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah Dear Science and Other Stories (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08QGNPLDP&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_14YR1EYY3KX9J5MJHBMD&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Katherine McKittrick What's Nydia watching? Master (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11286210/) Daughters of the Dust (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104057/) Other topics of interest: Amy Ashwood Garvey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Ashwood_Garvey) Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Negro_Improvement_Association_and_African_Communities_League) Pan African Movement (https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/teaching-resources-for-historians/teaching-and-learning-in-the-digital-age/through-the-lens-of-history-biafra-nigeria-the-west-and-the-world/the-colonial-and-pre-colonial-eras-in-nigeria/the-pan-african-movement) Garveyism (https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/marcus-garvey) Jamaica Kincaid (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica_Kincaid) On Code Switching (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code-switching) Double Consciousness (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_consciousness) Girl, Woman, Other (https://smile.amazon.com/Girl-Woman-Other-Booker-Winner/dp/0802156983/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1648811909&sr=8-1#) by Bernardine Evaristo Ifeanyi Awachie (http://ifeanyiawachie.com/) Imani Perry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imani_Perry) Lorraine Hansberry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorraine_Hansberry) Barby Asante (https://www.barbyasante.com) S. Pearl Sharp (https://spearlsharp.com) Akosua Adoma Owusu (https://akosuaadoma.com/home.html) Rita Gayle (https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/student_profile/rita-gayle/) Joan Morgan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Morgan_(American_author)) Brittney Cooper (https://www.amazon.com/Brittney-C.-Cooper/e/B01N6XZ20X%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share) The Politics of Pleasure (https://www.instagram.com/thepoliticsofpleasure/?hl=en) Special Guest: Nydia Swaby.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week on the program, I had the opportunity to chat with Nigerian writer and activist, Ayisha Osori. Ayisha, also a lawyer, consultant and communication strategist has 18 years experience in the public and private sectors. Her clients include the World Bank, United Nations Development Fund, UNICEF, the Department for International Development, the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the National Democratic Institute, to name a few. She is the former CEO of the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (https://nigerianwomentrustfund.org) and is currently a Director at the Open Society Foundations (https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/who-we-are). A published author with a series of children's textbooks on social studies used in primary schools and a children's reference book on Nigeria, her first book, Love Does Not Win Elections (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B075DCKHK3&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_3KJHJ33QCZ7FDQN2M68W&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) chronicles her experiences in the electoral process and Nigerian Politics as a whole.  She kept a weekly column for five years, first as the Pedestrian Lawyer in Thisday newspaper [https://www.thisdaylive.com] and most recently, as the Nigerian Citizen for The Leadership newspaper (https://leadership.ng). A regular commentator on radio and television, she has been involved in numerous campaigns to improve social justice for women and girls, governance in Nigeria and is an experienced advocate on gender and social justice issues. It was truly a pleasure to meet and find such accord with Ayisha. Many thanks to Episode 97 (https://glocalcitizens.fireside.fm/97) guest, Kehinde Togun for making the connection, contributing to our March Herstory mission. Where to find Ayisha? On LinkeIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayishaosori/?originalSubdomain=ng) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/Naijavote) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ayio72/?hl=en) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqgIzSPX8NyJFmhmBag-PHQ) What's Ayisha reading? The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B092LCLMZW&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_JQ1A5X6PKB4K9HTN6WGE&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Kati Marton What's Ayisha watching? King Richard (https://www.kingrichardfilm.net]) The Tragedy of Macbeth (https://a24films.com/films/the-tragedy-of-macbeth) CODA (https://youtu.be/0pmfrE1YL4I) Modern Family (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Family) Frasier (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frasier) Meet the Press (https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press-full-episodes) What's Ayisha Listening to? BBC's Focus on Africa (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00gbjvb) Other topics of interest: Africa Continental Free Trade Area (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Continental_Free_Trade_Area) Rock the Vote (https://www.rockthevote.org) Eisenhower Fellowship (https://www.efworld.org) Map of Abuja (https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Map-of-Abuja-showing-the-six-area-councils_fig1_318653677) Oyo Empire (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyo_Empire) Special Guest: Ayisha Osori.
International Women's Day Greetings Glocal Citizens! Did you know IWD was first celebrated in 1911? Commemoration of the date was the outgrowth of the suggestion by Clara Zetkin, a communist activist and advocate for women's rights at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen in 1910. It was first celebrated 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. For this 111th IWD and in the spirit of advocacy and empowerment, my guest is, and continues to be a woman to watch. She's a thought leader in international development with a passion for young people, health and innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ekua Yankah, an Afro-German was born in Germany to Ghanaian parents; after living in cities across the globe, she is now based in Portugal. Ekua, a polyglot has 20+ years of international experience working for UN agencies such as UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast & Central Asia and the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) as part of the European Expert Group on Sexuality Education in Europe. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health at University of New South Wales in Sydney where she has authored/co-authored five book chapters, numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, training manuals and curricula on education, sexual and reproductive health and health innovation. Ekua also has a passion for contemporary art and cinema and is an active supporter and funder of various initiatives in the art world. Be sure to catch both episodes of this two-part conversation as Ekua offers expansive insights into her ability to overlay her professional and passion pursuits for wide benefit. Where to find Ekua? On Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ekua-yankah-she-her-337836205/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ekuayankah/?hl=en) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ekuay) What's Ekua reading? Homegoing (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B019GF5YH8&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_NZDDC35P41ZF6DHPQSCZ&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Yaa Gyasi What's Ekua watching? Our Madness (https://www.flagey.be/en/activity/5136-our-madness-joao-viana) The Underground Railroad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pq5Usc_JDA) Other topics of interest: PSI.org (https://www.psi.org) Peter Aggelton (https://www.unsw.edu.au/staff/peter-aggleton) The American of Journal Sexuality Education (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wajs20/current) The Clue app (https://helloclue.com/about-clue) and Hormonal Podcast (https://helloclue.com/podcast/hormonal-podcast-clue) Nana Oforiatta Ayim (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana_Oforiatta_Ayim) ANO Institute of Art and Knowledge (https://www.anoghana.org) We Are Born Free Online Radio (https://wearebornfree.net/radio/) On Renee Mboya (https://contemporaryand.com/magazines/disrupting-the-archives-with-renee-akitelek-mboya/) HANGAR (https://hangar.com.pt/en/) and Monica de Miranda (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mónica_de_Miranda) Savvy Contemporary (https://www.savvy-contemporary.com) John Akomfrah (https://art21.org/artist/john-akomfrah/) Kwesi Owusu (https://africanfilmny.org/directors/kwesi-owusu/) Kuukua Eshun (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuukua_Eshun) Shaolin Qi Gong Kung Fu Meditation online (https://www.instagram.com/qigong_mesan/?hl=en) Special Guest: Ekua Yankah.
International Women's Day Greetings Glocal Citizens! Did you know IWD was first celebrated in 1911? Commemoration of the date was the outgrowth of the suggestion by Clara Zetkin, a communist activist and advocate for women's rights at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen in 1910. It was first celebrated 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. For this 111th IWD and in the spirit of advocacy and empowerment, my guest is, and continues to be a woman to watch. She's a thought leader in international development with a passion for young people, health and innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ekua Yankah, an Afro-German was born in Germany to Ghanaian parents; after living in cities across the globe, she is now based in Portugal. Ekua, a polyglot has 20+ years of international experience working for UN agencies such as UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast & Central Asia and the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) as part of the European Expert Group on Sexuality Education in Europe. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health at University of New South Wales in Sydney where she has authored/co-authored five book chapters, numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, training manuals and curricula on education, sexual and reproductive health and health innovation. Ekua also has a passion for contemporary art and cinema and is an active supporter and funder of various initiatives in the art world. Be sure to catch both episodes of this two-part conversation as Ekua offers expansive insights into her ability to overlay her professional and passion pursuits for wide benefit. Where to find Ekua? On Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ekua-yankah-she-her-337836205/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ekuayankah/?hl=en) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ekuay) What's Ekua reading? Homegoing (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B019GF5YH8&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_NZDDC35P41ZF6DHPQSCZ&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Yaa Gyasi What's Ekua watching? Our Madness (https://www.flagey.be/en/activity/5136-our-madness-joao-viana) The Underground Railroad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pq5Usc_JDA) Other topics of interest: PSI.org (https://www.psi.org) Peter Aggelton (https://www.unsw.edu.au/staff/peter-aggleton) The American of Journal Sexuality Education (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wajs20/current) The Clue app (https://helloclue.com/about-clue) and Hormonal Podcast (https://helloclue.com/podcast/hormonal-podcast-clue) Nana Oforiatta Ayim (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana_Oforiatta_Ayim) ANO Institute of Art and Knowledge (https://www.anoghana.org) We Are Born Free Online Radio (https://wearebornfree.net/radio/) On Renee Mboya (https://contemporaryand.com/magazines/disrupting-the-archives-with-renee-akitelek-mboya/) HANGAR (https://hangar.com.pt/en/) and Monica de Miranda (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mónica_de_Miranda) Savvy Contemporary (https://www.savvy-contemporary.com) John Akomfrah (https://art21.org/artist/john-akomfrah/) Kwesi Owusu (https://africanfilmny.org/directors/kwesi-owusu/) Kuukua Eshun (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuukua_Eshun) Shaolin Qi Gong Kung Fu Meditation online (https://www.instagram.com/qigong_mesan/?hl=en) Special Guest: Ekua Yankah.
March greetings Glocal Citizens! I discovered my guest this week in conversation with friend and guest of Episode 73 (https://glocalcitizens.fireside.fm/73), Jaykumar Menon. Knowing that I practice yoga, he figured an introduction to his cousin and her latest book would be fruitful. Indeed, I'm happy to have spent some quality time with Shailaja Menon to kick-off March, Women's History Month (https://parade.com/990318/kelseypelzer/womens-history-month/#:~:text=Women's%20History%20Month%20is%20March,Week%20on%20March%207%2C%201982). Shailaja is an Author, Speaker, TV Host and Certified 500-hr Manasa Yoga (https://manasa-yoga.com/about-us/) instructor with over twenty years of teaching experience in the field of yoga. Born and raised in India, now based in Malaysia, she is the Founder of the Mat & Beyond Yoga Studio in Puchong, Selangor. Her book on yoga, Yoga Shakti: Awaken Your Own Powe (https://smile.amazon.com/Yoga-Shakti-Awaken-Your-Power/dp/9386906449/ref=sr_1_6?crid=1VRPKY2H290V8&keywords=yoga+shakti+book&qid=1646016677&sprefix=yoga+shakti+book%2Caps%2C277&sr=8-6)r, was published in May 2018. She hosts the weekly show Yoga Shakti on Anand TV, based in the UK with audiences in Europe, North America and New Zealand. If you haven't already tried yoga, #listenandlearn how a few simple yoga practices can improve your day-to-day existence - Ham Sa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soham_(Sanskrit)). Where to find Shailaja? www.matnbeyond.com (https://matnbeyond.com/) On Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shailaja-menon-428aba62/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shailajamenonyoga/?hl=en) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/shailajamenon16) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shailaja.menon.3) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ4LlYU4C4Knc7NZEvFI8Jw) What's Shailaja reading? Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B009XBQHDQ&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_CP33GSA69ECVP12NCK7W&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Deepak Chopra (https://smile.amazon.com/Deepak-Chopra/e/B004KNMPSI/ref=sxts_entity_pr_bsx_s_def_r00_t_aufl?pd_rd_w=OA19L&pf_rd_p=7b65f550-ae72-40a7-86e4-c165711b4536&pf_rd_r=93EMY6XSJDF1CHSVDWV4&pd_rd_r=cd4cad5f-72a2-4bcc-ba86-d4057fab5ce2&pd_rd_wg=k6VDQ&qid=1646016468&cv_ct_cx=deepak+chopra) Other topics of interest: Integral Yoga (https://integralyoga.org) On the Eight Limbs of Yoga (https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness/the-8-limbs-of-yoga) Dr. Mark Hyman (https://drhyman.com) Dr. Daniel Amen (https://danielamenmd.com]) Dr. Joe Dispenza (https://drjoedispenza.com) Dr. Michael Beckwith (https://michaelbeckwith.com) Special Guest: Shailaja Menon.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week's guest and I share a bit of our own personal Black history going way back to grade school, when his younger brother and I were in the same class from Kindergarten through primary school. We all met up again in high school as "jocks," doing our thing in the Colorado athletics scene. Fast forward to the late 1990s and there we were again bright-eyed and ambitious in New York City--Brooklyn to be exact, laying the groundwork for becoming the adults that we are today. From the basketball court to the comedy stage, Jon Laster has always been a crowd pleaser. He moved to New York City to realize his dream of being a Comedian and quickly moved up the comedy hierarchy establishing himself as one of the funniest comedians and most sought after hosts. Early in his career, he appeared on three season’s of BET’s Comic View [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103356/], hosted the first and second Underground Comedy Festival in New York City, completed a year-long tour with the National Association for Campus Activities appearing on college campuses across the US and hosted the longest running weekly comedy room ever in Brooklyn. Performing and hosting comedy clubs and colleges such at - the Improv in Los Angeles and Miami to Caroline’s and the Comedy Cellar in New York City, from the out skirts of Nebraska, to the shores of Bermuda, Jon has stood audiences on their feet across the globe. In response the tragic murder of George Floyd and national upheaval that followed, Jon found himself wanting to do more than simply protest. He wanted to do something that would directly impact and improve Black lives. Targeting Black businesses in particular, Jon recently ticked a new box on his resume becoming a tech CEO, with the launch of the Blapp app. Blapp connects is communities to local Black businesses across an array of sectors--bars and restaurants, boutiques and markets, professional services and much, much more. With nearly 20,000 downloads since launching in October 2021, Blapp is well on it's way to becoming a game changer in both the brick and mortar and online shopping spaces! Where to find Jon? Blapp App (https://www.blappapp.com) Comedy Cellar (https://www.comedycellar.com) On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-laster-8b343136/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hewasfunny/?hl=en) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Hewasfunny/) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/realjonlaster?lang=en) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHg5vt0ismLWvMB8_D2SL3g) What's Jon watching? Valley of the Damned on Discovery ID (https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/show/valley-of-the-damned-investigation-discovery-atve-us) Disney+'s Mandalorian (https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/show/the-mandalorian) Other topics of interest: Former CSU President, Albert C. Yates (https://source.colostate.edu/former-csu-president-al-yates-to-receive-founders-day-medal/) About Leslie Jones (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Jones_(comedian)) One Bedroom Film (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7236434/) About Margot Merrill Fernandez (https://www.linkedin.com/in/margotmerrill/) Iqram Magdon-Ismail, Venmo co-founder (https://www.americanbanker.com/conference/digitalbanking-2018/speakers/iqram-magdon-ismail) Special Guest: Jon Laster.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week, my heart is indeed warmed (I hope you all had a love-filled Valentine's Day) as I prepare to travel back to Ghana, leaving winter behind for 2022. I'm excited to share this fun and insightful conversation, which in many ways helps me pick up where I left off as I met my guest this week just days before traveling to the US. Fellow Stanford alum, Gina Paige's magic lies at the intersection of culture, science, and business. Her passion for helping individuals connect to their cultural identity has secured her a solid place in history as the co-founder of African Ancestry, Inc (https://africanancestry.com)., as a pioneer for a new way of tracing African lineages using genetics, and as the innovator behind a new marketplace for people of African descent looking to trace their roots more accurately and reliably. She travels the world helping people demystify their roots and inform on identities so that they may better understand who they are by knowing where they’re from. With a career that spans nearly thirty years, she has become the go-to expert on DNA-based ancestry tracing for people of African descent. This month African Ancestry is featured on VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Lineage to Legacy (https://www.essence.com/entertainment/love-hip-hop-lineage-to-legacy-special/) 2-part special where fan favorites of Love & Hip Hop and Black Ink learn about their genetic origins. Where to find Gina? https://ginapaige.com On LInkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gina-paige-a51150/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ginapaigedna/?hl=en) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/AfricanAncestry) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ginapaigeDNA/) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Wewi5HTH9x0sWR1km19sw) What's Gina listening to? Chuck Brown (https://www.windmeupchuck.com) Lonnie Liston Smith (http://www.lonnielistonsmith.com) Pharaoh Sanders (https://pharoahsanders.wordpress.com) Sun Ra (http://www.sunraarkestra.com/1-main.html) Roy Ayers (http://www.royayers.net) Old School Hip Hop Sample (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0vzIL5CQTk) Other topics of interest: Gogo Music (https://washington.org/visit-dc/gogo-music) Narrative Psychology (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrative_psychology) Dr. Rick Kittles (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Kittles) 20th Century Hip Hop (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/the-50-greatest-hip-hop-songs-of-all-time-150547/) Special Guest: Gina Paige.
New month greetings Glocal Citizens! February in North America marks Black History Month [https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month] and my guest comes to us from a bedrock city in the story of migration and activism in black history by way of his own family's journey from in his native Cape Verde. Temosticles "Tem Blessed" Ferreira is a multi-talented keynote speaker astounding audiences with his unique blend of poetry, hip-hop music, and relevant social messages. He has spoken at many prestigious universities including Harvard University, Brown University and UMass Amherst and he has shared the stage with recording artists Common, KRS-1, and Ludacris. From large audiences at city-wide earth day festivals, to more intimate settings including classrooms and school assemblies, his word inspire people, particularly youth, with powerful messages focused on personal transformation, critical thinking, global responsibility and how young people can use their voices to be leaders in their communities. Merging his talents as a hip-hop artist and passions as an environmental justice activist he has recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign enabling him to publish his stunning 252 page YA (young audiences) graphic novel, Planeta Blu - Rise of Agoo. He wrote this story to inspire the next generation of youth of color. As an African American born in west Africa, he was called to write this book to create a world where a strong, young black woman would be the hero and that other youth of color could see themselves in the same heroic, positive light. This is another lively two-part interview so be sure to tune in x2 for insights into how this justice entrepreneur is re[presenting] superheroes of yesterday and today for a more sustainable tomorrow. Where to find Tem? planetablu.com (https://planetablu.com) On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tem-blessed-4b229440/) On Instragram (https://www.instagram.com/temblessed/) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/temblessed) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/temblessed) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/temblessed) What's Tem reading? Autobiography of Malcolm X (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B013ZNNX5C&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_32E6GCG1H7G075Q334X9&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Malcolm X and Alex Haley The Art of Living (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B01ER6FZVQ&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_5AEZ095XBVA4VY2BVAB8&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Thich Nhat Hanh The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B005BRS8Z6&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_2TTZNS4ABVKF0Q71V60C&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Don Miguel Ruiz Beyond Fear: A Toltec Guide to Freedom and Joy, The Teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B084DC3SSK&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_21C0HVCBWN2Z4PF9M8SB&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Miguel Ruiz Books by Ram Dass (https://smile.amazon.com/Ram-Dass/e/B001HCS3GS/ref=sxts_entity_h_bsx_s_def_r00_t_aufl?pd_rd_w=ppiTe&pf_rd_p=7b65f550-ae72-40a7-86e4-c165711b4536&pf_rd_r=T7RD5G9KAAX9KAXR2J4Y&pd_rd_r=590ba815-1508-4546-a28a-569817c00564&pd_rd_wg=9LwC0&qid=1643613281&cv_ct_cx=ram+dass) Spawn Comic Series (https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/spawn) What's Tem watching? Star Wars (https://www.starwars.com/films) See (https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/originals/see/) What's Tem listening to? Kendrick Lamar (https://www.kendricklamar.com/) A Tribe Calle Quest (https://atribecalledquest.com/home/) De La Soul (https://www.wearedelasoul.com/) Bob Marley (https://dev.bobmarley.com/music/) Nahko and Medicine for the People (https://www.nahko.com/about) Chachi Carvalho (https://chachihiphop.com/) Tem Blessed's Music (https://music.apple.com/us/artist/tem-blessed/194971404) Strela Negra (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTHtrrc-hgA) Ceseria Evora (https://www.cesaria-evora.com) Other topics of interest: Van Jones' Dream Corps (https://www.thedreamcorps.org) Upward Bound (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upward_Bound) Knoll Farm and Peter Forbes (https://knollfarm.org/our-story/) Sundown Towns (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adeonibada/sundown-towns-racism-black-drivers-tiktok) Historic New Bedford (https://www.nps.gov/nebe/learn/historyculture/africanamerican.htm) Frederick Douglass (https://www.nps.gov/nebe/learn/historyculture/frederickdouglass.htm) Cape Verdean Americans (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verdean_Americans) Revolution Leader Amílcar Cabral (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am%C3%ADlcar_Cabral) Portuguese Dictator DiAntonio de Oli veira Salazar (https://www.nytimes.com/1970/07/28/archives/antonio-salazar-a-quiet-autocrat-who-held-power-in-portugal-for-40.html) Image Comics (https://imagecomics.com) Dark Horse Comics (https://www.darkhorse.com) *When you click and purchase books using the link(s) above, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support! Special Guest: Temistocles "Tem Blessed" Ferreira .
New month greetings Glocal Citizens! February in North America marks Black History Month [https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month] and my guest comes to us from a bedrock city in the story of migration and activism in black history by way of his own family's journey from in his native Cape Verde. Temosticles "Tem Blessed" Ferreira is a multi-talented keynote speaker astounding audiences with his unique blend of poetry, hip-hop music, and relevant social messages. He has spoken at many prestigious universities including Harvard University, Brown University and UMass Amherst and he has shared the stage with recording artists Common, KRS-1, and Ludacris. From large audiences at city-wide earth day festivals, to more intimate settings including classrooms and school assemblies, his word inspire people, particularly youth, with powerful messages focused on personal transformation, critical thinking, global responsibility and how young people can use their voices to be leaders in their communities. Merging his talents as a hip-hop artist and passions as an environmental justice activist he has recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign enabling him to publish his stunning 252 page YA (young audiences) graphic novel, Planeta Blu - Rise of Agoo. He wrote this story to inspire the next generation of youth of color. As an African American born in west Africa, he was called to write this book to create a world where a strong, young black woman would be the hero and that other youth of color could see themselves in the same heroic, positive light. This is another lively two-part interview so be sure to tune in x2 for insights into how this justice entrepreneur is re[presenting] superheroes of yesterday and today for a more sustainable tomorrow. Where to find Tem? planetablu.com (https://planetablu.com) On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tem-blessed-4b229440/) On Instragram (https://www.instagram.com/temblessed/) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/temblessed) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/temblessed) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/temblessed) What's Tem reading? Autobiography of Malcolm X (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B013ZNNX5C&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_32E6GCG1H7G075Q334X9&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Malcolm X and Alex Haley The Art of Living (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B01ER6FZVQ&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_5AEZ095XBVA4VY2BVAB8&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Thich Nhat Hanh The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B005BRS8Z6&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_2TTZNS4ABVKF0Q71V60C&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Don Miguel Ruiz Beyond Fear: A Toltec Guide to Freedom and Joy, The Teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B084DC3SSK&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_21C0HVCBWN2Z4PF9M8SB&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Miguel Ruiz Books by Ram Dass (https://smile.amazon.com/Ram-Dass/e/B001HCS3GS/ref=sxts_entity_h_bsx_s_def_r00_t_aufl?pd_rd_w=ppiTe&pf_rd_p=7b65f550-ae72-40a7-86e4-c165711b4536&pf_rd_r=T7RD5G9KAAX9KAXR2J4Y&pd_rd_r=590ba815-1508-4546-a28a-569817c00564&pd_rd_wg=9LwC0&qid=1643613281&cv_ct_cx=ram+dass) Spawn Comic Series (https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/spawn) What's Tem watching? Star Wars (https://www.starwars.com/films) See (https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/originals/see/) What's Tem listening to? Kendrick Lamar (https://www.kendricklamar.com/) A Tribe Calle Quest (https://atribecalledquest.com/home/) De La Soul (https://www.wearedelasoul.com/) Bob Marley (https://dev.bobmarley.com/music/) Nahko and Medicine for the People (https://www.nahko.com/about) Chachi Carvalho (https://chachihiphop.com/) Tem Blessed's Music (https://music.apple.com/us/artist/tem-blessed/194971404) Strela Negra (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTHtrrc-hgA) Ceseria Evora (https://www.cesaria-evora.com) Other topics of interest: Van Jones' Dream Corps (https://www.thedreamcorps.org) Upward Bound (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upward_Bound) Knoll Farm and Peter Forbes (https://knollfarm.org/our-story/) Sundown Towns (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adeonibada/sundown-towns-racism-black-drivers-tiktok) Historic New Bedford (https://www.nps.gov/nebe/learn/historyculture/africanamerican.htm) Frederick Douglass (https://www.nps.gov/nebe/learn/historyculture/frederickdouglass.htm) Cape Verdean Americans (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verdean_Americans) Revolution Leader Amílcar Cabral (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am%C3%ADlcar_Cabral) Portuguese Dictator DiAntonio de Oli veira Salazar (https://www.nytimes.com/1970/07/28/archives/antonio-salazar-a-quiet-autocrat-who-held-power-in-portugal-for-40.html) Image Comics (https://imagecomics.com) Dark Horse Comics (https://www.darkhorse.com) *When you click and purchase books using the link(s) above, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support! Special Guest: Temistocles "Tem Blessed" Ferreira .
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week we have part two of my conversation with an emerging global health leader with a unique range of international experiences. Erica M. Daniel began her professional exploration by pursuing her Masters in Public Health (MPH) and wanting to expand her capacity to work with individual clients, she pursued a certification in sex and relationship coaching through the Somatica Institute. As an intimacy coach she is serving as a catalyst to change the narrative on how sex, relationships, and love are viewed, particularly by those of African descent and Christian backgrounds. Erica dismisses the stigma that sex positivity equates to promiscuity. Instead, embracing the joy of natural sexual energy and expression. She channels her passion for this into the organization she founded in Accra, “For the Love of Fufu,” an Accra-based project operating on the premise that most people want to be an active part of their social experience. It brings a new style to how people connect and make lasting memories by curating highly interactive and engaging events around traditionally taboo topics. In true Global Citizens style, Erica is also lead curator of GlobaLuminary Consulting where her objective is to help everyday, normal individuals travel this world, the way best for them. I hope you enjoy taking a trip with us into Erica's world of love, intimacy and healthy self-care. Where to find Erica? Intimacy Coaching with Erica (https://intimacycoachingwitherica.squarespace.com/) GlobaLuminary Consulting (https://globaluminary.com/) For the Love of Fufu (https://www.fortheloveoffufu.com/founder) On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-m-daniel-mph-6020582a/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/msluminary/) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/ericamdaniel) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/erica.daniel23) What's Erica reading? Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B000UODXP0&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_MWSW8XZWR0YBDVPCF3KC&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Esther Perel Come As Your Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08BZWXK9J&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_H1D8XQS5YN3WJQ51CXPM&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Emily Nagoski The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B005BRS8Z6&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_2TTZNS4ABVKF0Q71V60C&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Don Miguel Ruiz What's Erica watching? Don't Look Up (https://www.netflix.com/title/81252357) Money Heist (https://www.netflix.com/title/80192098) Queens Gambit (https://www.netflix.com/title/80234304) Other topics of interest: 69 (http://trail.pugetsound.edu/?p=16686) The Somatica Institute (https://www.somaticainstitute.com/sex-coach/africa/erica/) Sex, Love & goop (https://www.netflix.com/title/81459349) *When you click and purchase books using the link(s) above, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support!
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week we have part one of a juicy two-part conversation with an emerging global health leader with a unique range of international experiences. Erica M. Daniel began her professional exploration by pursuing her Masters in Public Health (MPH) and wanting to expand her capacity to work with individual clients, she pursued a certification in sex and relationship coaching through the Somatica Institute. As an intimacy coach she is serving as a catalyst to change the narrative on how sex, relationships, and love are viewed, particularly by those of African descent and Christian backgrounds. Erica dismisses the stigma that sex positivity equates to promiscuity. Instead, embracing the joy of natural sexual energy and expression. She channels her passion for this into the organization she founded in Accra, “For the Love of Fufu,” an Accra-based project operating on the premise that most people want to be an active part of their social experience. It brings a new style to how people connect and make lasting memories by curating highly interactive and engaging events around traditionally taboo topics. In true Global Citizens style, Erica is also lead curator of GlobaLuminary Consulting where her objective is to help everyday, normal individuals travel this world, the way best for them. I hope you enjoy taking a trip with us into Erica's world of love, intimacy and healthy self-care. Where to find Erica? Intimacy Coaching with Erica (https://intimacycoachingwitherica.squarespace.com/) GlobaLuminary Consulting (https://globaluminary.com/) For the Love of Fufu (https://www.fortheloveoffufu.com/founder) On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-m-daniel-mph-6020582a/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/msluminary/) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/ericamdaniel) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/erica.daniel23) What's Erica reading? Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B000UODXP0&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_MWSW8XZWR0YBDVPCF3KC&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Esther Perel Come As Your Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08BZWXK9J&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_H1D8XQS5YN3WJQ51CXPM&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Emily Nagoski The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B005BRS8Z6&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_2TTZNS4ABVKF0Q71V60C&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Don Miguel Ruiz What's Erica watching? Don't Look Up (https://www.netflix.com/title/81252357) Money Heist (https://www.netflix.com/title/80192098) Queens Gambit (https://www.netflix.com/title/80234304) Other topics of interest: 69 (http://trail.pugetsound.edu/?p=16686) The Somatica Institute (https://www.somaticainstitute.com/sex-coach/africa/erica/) Sex, Love & goop (https://www.netflix.com/title/81459349) *When you click and purchase books using the link(s) above, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support! Special Guest: Erica Daniel.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week's guest has recently become hot topic across traditional and social media platforms. His black fetus illustration went viral ushering his medical career in with a bang. Nigerian, Chidiebere Ibe graduated in Chemistry from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and in 2020. He then became creative director of the Journal of Global Neurosurgery. Having lost his mother to cancer, he became passionate about medicine, especially in relation to mothers and children. Independent from an early age, he raised funds for tuition to attend Kyiv Medical University in Ukraine, and will begin as first-year medical student this month. Chidiebere's affiliations include a roles as a Research Fellow/Creative Director at the Association of Future African Neurosurgeons (AFAN) and the Young Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies (YCAANS). He is also Creative Director and Chief Medical Illustrator of the Journal of Global Neurosurgery. He is passionate about contemporary illustrations of black patients and intends to continue working assiduously promoting the use of black skin medical illustration in medical textbooks and public health materials. He is pursuing a career in pediatric neurosurgery and intends to establish an association for black medical illustrators. We're confident that he will do just that! Where to find Chidiebere? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chidiebere-ibe-206ab81a9/) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/ebereillustrate) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ebereillustrate/?hl=en) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Chidiesquire1) What is Chidiebere listening to? Nathaniel Bassey (https://nathanielbassey.net) Moses Bliss (https://www.browse.ng/2020/11/Moses-Bliss.html) Todd Dulaney (https://todddulaneyland.com/bio) Travis Greene (http://travis-greene.squarespace.com/about) Donny McClurkin (https://www.donniemcclurkin.com) Dunsin Oyekan (https://dunsinoyekan.com/about/) What's Chidiebere reading? You Have a Brain: A Teen's Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B00L7DLF9O&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_144T9VWXEBPEK140DZ29&tag=glocalcitiz09-20). by Ben Carson M.D. Other topics of interest: Elservier Publishing (https://www.elsevier.ca/ca/) Ukrainian language (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_language) *When you click and purchase books using the link(s) above, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support! Special Guest: Chidiebere Ibe.
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