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Kaia Niambi Shivers

Kaia Niambi Shivers has 40 articles published.

Kaia Niambi Shivers covers diaspora, news and features.

San Francisco chef uses pop ups to preserve and educate the deeper, darker sides of America’s culinary history

in Culinary Traditions & Food Ways/Highlights by

For Chef Wanda Blake, cooking is more than a trade, it is a spiritual calling to preserve and teach a tradition often homogenized under the term “soul food.” Her pop ups show the complexities of Black cooks in America, and the growing initiative to maintain their culinary history.

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The ‘Good Ole Boys Club’ is dead: Women continue to run for office in record numbers

in Highlights/Politics & Social Justice by

Women are running in record numbers. This is what it looks like.

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Film stylist and image strategist, Nia Hooper-Mason, cultivates sisterhood in consulting

in Fashion & Jewelry/Feature by

From Brooklyn to Hollywood then back home, a career in styling never prevents Nia Hooper-Mason from growing her tribe.

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For Hawwa Muhammad, good works organizations are the lifeblood of communities: She makes sure that they thrive

in Career & Retirement by

For many non-profits, completing projects or navigating solutions with a sustainable model are the heart of growth. This is where the non-profit whisperer, Hawwa Muhammaed comes in.

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China-Africa economic relations continue to grow in billion dollar city development

in Africa & the Diaspora by

Chinese investment group plans to build a $7 billion city for tourists in Zimbabwe

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A seat at the table: An interview with emcee-turned-political candidate, Dupré Kelly

in Highlights/Politics & Social Justice by

A Newark, New Jersey hip hop artist from the Golden Age of Hip Hop takes on politics as a candidate in the fiercely competitive Council-At-Large position in the upcoming May 8 elections.

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Angeleno digs into roots to revitalize the southern social culture of juke joints

in Cannabis/Entertainment & Sports/Highlights by

Los Angeles local pushes against growing invisibility of black culture and communities by resurrecting a southern tradition transported by black migrants.

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Facebook takes another “L”

in Feature/Privacy & Surveillance by

Federal Judge allows class action lawsuit against Facebook to proceed

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Black men awaiting business meeting at Starbucks arrested for trespassing

in Feature/Food & Drink/Race and Ethnicity by

Protests and talks of boycotts ensue as Starbucks offers an apology while investigating incident

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Millennial Yoruba priestess launches peer-to-peer virtual marketplace | Podcast

in Africa & the Diaspora/Business & Technology/Feature/Highlights by

Forty-two miles from Silicon Valley, social entrepreneur, Alafia Stewart, fields calls and emails for her freshly launched platform, Juju Square, an online peer-to-peer spiritual supply shop for those who practice or express interest in African traditional and diaspora religions.

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