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Kaia Niambi Shivers

Kaia Niambi Shivers has 57 articles published.

Kaia Niambi Shivers covers diaspora, news and features.

Black liberation in relief aid: Social change for one group meant self-sustainability during a natural disaster

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Black empowerment and social justice group spearheaded critical emergency rescue and relief efforts when they saw that aid missed communities that looked like them.

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Mapping the Hurricane Trifecta

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Traveling on the whirlwinds of tempestuous storms that left a path of carnage shows billions of dollars in damage and a long recovery.

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Ruminations on the (Black) womanist power of Aretha Franklin | Think Piece

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“I never knew how much I loved her,” professed my friend when we lamented on the passing of Aretha Franklin.

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NYC Parks & Recreation continues a 100-year tradition of outdoor movies

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Watching a film with hundreds of New Yorkers in one of the City’s parks is a popular way to experience last glimpses of late summer nights before the start of the fall hustle.

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From re-entry to radical self care: The professional and personal journey of a social justice professor

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“What we have to do is radically shift our perceptions of what it means to take care of ourselves . . . let’s take care of ourselves the way we take care of everybody else.”

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Caffeine for the people, by the people: Best POC coffeeshops series

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Away from the mainstream dosages of cash cropped French press, stale bagels and GMO macchiatos, these shops and cafes serve drip drops of cupped lighting with the understanding that every espresso served, often keeps their doors open and hires local folk.

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If it’s Nigerian entertainment, it’s probably Nollywood. But what the Hell is Nollywood?

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Naija pop. Naija novella. Naija movies. Naija entertainment awards. Naija videos. Ah hell, Naija honey sweet tea. At some point, a Nigerian sound or visual has streamed through your ears or across your eyes.

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Stay woke: Black Coffee Company brews beverages and financial literacy

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Regular chats and checkups turn a friendship into a java venture with a mission to caffeinate and empower.

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Definition of a B-Girl: Seven minutes with hip hop icon, Roxanne Shante

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Ark Republic sat down with iconic old school, b-girl, Roxanne Shante to talk about aspects of her life rarely covered since her resurgence in the entertainment industry with the release of a Netflix film based on her life, Roxanne Roxanne.

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