Presenting: The Return, a Short Film

The Return is a short film that explores a repatriation journey for people of the African diaspora. This project, shot in Ghana, combines poetry, dance, music, historical memory and mythology in attempt to atone for the anguish of those who were captured and enslaved through the legacy of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade. Watch the trailer …

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Choose Your Self: Lessons From Simone Biles, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation. And that is an act of political warfare."- Audre Lorde Black women in high places are choosing themselves, and daring to chart new paths in the face of seemingly insurmountable pressures. America has failed Black women, from the slave era to now, with lives like Henrietta …

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‘The Sisters Show’ Educates Young Women and Provides Virtual Community

The hosts of The Sisters Show are five Gambian sisters who exude a sacred strength of resilience, and bear the scars of a post-dictatorian regime. Underneath their physical beauty is a legacy of fierce activism, and a desire to leave a positive imprint on the world. I sat down with Juka Cesay of The Sisters …

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Raafeke, Afro-Caribbean Author of ‘Radiance Lost’, on Culture Retention through Literature and Entrepreneurship

A Grenadian proverb states “A new broom sweeps clean, but an old broom knows the corners.” Rafeeke, an Atlanta based Afro-Caribbean writer, may agree with this adage. His words weave the vibrations of Afro-Caribbean and African storytelling forms, from Grenada to Guyana, Kenya, Nigeria and beyond. When I met him on Zoom, his warm and …

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Presenting ‘Journeys With Asiedua’ Vlogs!

Breath. I’m so grateful to have made it thus far. To still have breath. Many have perished due to COVID-19, and other pandemics that are less discussed. I hope everyone reading this is staying safe and continuing to fight the good fight. Like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah said, ‘We face neither East nor West. We face …

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Self-Care + Growth Advice for the African Entrepreneur featuring Joyful Deli and Desserts

This is for the entrepreneur who spends their week chasing deadlines and munching on snacks, wedged between staring contests with their laptop, endless Zoom meetings and crossing out and adding tasks to their to-do lists. May we balance our hustle with self-care, rest and relaxation. My endorphins back flipped with every bite, and the round, …

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Quarantine Chronicles: Notes from a Repatriate in Ghana during COVID-19

‘God is in control', I whisper to myself like a mantra, as I reflect on my life, and look out at the community, whose loud voices sizzle and crack like onions caramelizing in hot palm oil. Honestly, if I had known there was an impending pandemic that would cause a worldwide lockdown, I’m not sure …

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A Guide to Repatriation: Ghana Is A Must (Go)

More and more children of the African Diaspora are uprooting their lives, returning to Africa and continuing a legacy interrupted by the TransAtlantic Slave trade. As a Ghanaian-American writing this from Ghana, West Africa, I can confirm that although repatriating back to Ghana has not been a walk in the park, it is definitely a …

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