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  • 01:00

    Yara Kaleemah

    in Books

    Yara Kaleemah was born in Newark, NJ in the early 90’s. As a child she would spend hours writing stories. When her friends were outside, playing, she was in the house writing. Being that she was an only child she had a lot of time on her hands. Naturally, when people asked what she wanted to be when she grew up she would say “an author.”

    She is a leader. In 2006, Newark Public Schools opened the doors to American History High School, where she was a part of its first class. Being a part of the trial run at the school allowed her to help build the school’s motto and have a voice in what the school’s expectations were. As a freshman, Yara was voted class president. From then on, she worked as a spokeswoman for the student body.

    As her thirst for knowledge grew, she graduated from American History High School and enrolled in New Jersey City University. Studying to become an English Teacher seemed to be the right fit for her. She loves to read and write. Most of all, Yara is passionate about education, as she believes that academic excellence is the key to the future. Recently, however, she changed her course of study to Sociology and plans to become a youth counselor.

    In 2013, Yara published her first novella, Too Much to Chew. It was the greatest accomplishment. Soon after came three more outstanding urban fiction novels. Then, she started S.W.A.G Productions. Wanting to establish something creative, they decided that the acronym stands for Strong Women Achieving Greatness. SWAG Productions is a platform for self-published authors. The company offers services such as editing, proofreading, and typing.

    Now, Yara is working hard at school and becoming a bestselling author. Sometimes it is difficult to juggle motherhood, being a wife, a student, an author, and a publisher but she manages. With hard work and dedication she will achieve all of her goals.

  • 01:31

    Let's Talk Urban 1 Invites Yara Kaleemah to the Platform

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    Yara Kaleemah was born in Newark, NJ in the early 90's. As a child she would spend hours writing stories. When her friends were outside, playing, she was in the house writing. Being that she was an only child she had a lot of time on her hands. Naturally, when people asked what she wanted to be when she grew up she would say "an author."
    In 2013, Yara published her first novella, Too Much to Chew. It was the greatest accomplishment. Soon after came three more outstanding urban fiction novels. Then, she started S.W.A.G Productions. Wanting to establish something creative, the acronym stands for Strong Women Achieving Greatness. SWAG Productions is a platform for self-published authors. The company offers services such as editing, proofreading, and typing.
    Now, Yara is working hard at school and becoming a bestselling author. She is excited to embark on this new journey with SWAG Productions and fE Mag. Even though sometimes it is difficult to juggle motherhood, being a wife, a student, an author, and a publisher, she manages. With hard work and dedication she will achieve all of her goals.

  • 00:58

    SWAG Presents: Even the Bluest Eyes Tell Lies with Yara Kaleemah

    in Books

    Yara Kaleemah was born and raised in Newark NJ where she attends NJCU and studies to become a sociologist. Currently, she owns SWAG Presents and has six published novels. Yara is also the host of this show, SWAG Radio. During her free time, Yara enjoys sewing and quiet time at the movies. This week, her book Even the Bluest Eyes will be released...

  • 00:29

    SWAG Radio Presents: Brick City Chick 2 with Yara Kaleemah

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    On this episode of SWAG RADIO, Crystal Alexis will be interviewing Yara Kaleemah about her lastest novel, BRICK CITY CHICK. 


    Yara Kaleemah was born in Newark, New Jersey and has climbed her way up the literary latter with faith. In 2013, her debut novella, 'Too Much to Chew', premiered with 20 five star reviews. Since then she has worked with authors such as, Fanita Moon Pendleton and James Gordon on projects like, the 2015 African American Authors of the Year, and most recently Kenni York and Hood Chronicles on the Please Don't Kill Me Project. Yara Kaleemah and Crystal Alexis have joined forces to run SWAG PRODUCTIONS and they plan to take over with all of the exciting projects planned for 2015. 


    Brick City Chick 2: Strange Fruit 


      Just when it seemed like things were settling down for Camilla and Duke, a member of the Diamonds of Hearts decides that showing off is more important than his loyalty to the most notorious street gang of Newark, NJ. As Detective Xena Myers zeros in on the suspects of a brutal murder, witnesses start to die and buried secrets of Camilla and Duke will be revealed. Will a forgotten handgun send the Brick City Chick to jail for the rest of her life or is there a far more sinister plan in line for the Diamonds of Hearts? 


     

  • 00:26

    SWAG Radio Presents: Gossip Village by Yara Kaleemah

    in Books

    On this episode of SWAG Radio. Yara Kaleemah will read an excerpt from her upcoming novel, Gossip Village..... LIVE.... 


     


    Gossip Village a story told from the view point of Mrs. Ida Mae Peabody, the nosey neighbor. Mrs. Peabody take us through the rollercoaster lifestyles of several members of a Newark NJ housing complex. Mita and Javier have been together through drugs and jail. Mita is trying to save her marriage but she finds herself in a whirlwind of drama when Javier is arrested, leaving her high and dry. Will she stick by her husband or find stabilty in the arms of another man? Vanessa has been doing drugs most of her life, sleeping with everyone for a taste of the dope. The only person she seeks love from is dying. Will she sober up or use dope to numb her pain? Marianna was livining in the fast lane, seeking attention from the corner boys. She just wants to get her box wet but has she bitten off more than she can chew by knowingly sleeping with two men who don't know they are father and son? While Mrs. Peabody wastes no time telling everybody's business she is keeping a terrible secret of her own. Will she be able to fess up before a fatal disease eats her alive?

  • 00:38

    Let's Talk Too! Author Yara Kaleemah

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    Bio: Yara Kaleemah was born in Newark NJ. As a kid she would write stories in notebooks and realized at a young age that she was destined to be an author. In 2011 she gave birth to her first child. She vowed that she would publish a novel by the time her daughter turned two. On May 25, 2013, Too Much To Chew became her debut novella- published by Salaam Publications. Today she has penned four 5* novels and owns her own publishing company, S.W.A.G Productions.

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    Sistahs with Purpose featuring Author Yara Kaleemah and S.W.A.G

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    Sistahs with Purpose go in deep with Author Yara Kaleemah to talk about her books, being an entrepreneur and her company S.W.A.G. (Strong Women Acchieving Greatness).


    In 2013, Yara published her first novella, Too Much to Chew. It was the greatest accomplishment. Soon after came three more outstanding urban fiction novels. Then, she teamed up with Dhakirah Tahani and started S.W.A.G Productions. Wanted to establish something creative, they decided that the acronym stands for Strong Women Achieving Greatness. SWAG Productions is a platform for self-published authors. The company offers services such as editing, proofreading, and typing. 


    Now, Yara is working hard at school and becoming a bestselling author. Sometimes it is difficult to juggle motherhood, being a wife, a student, an author, and a publisher but she manages. With hard work and dedication she will achieve all of her goals. 

  • 00:35

    SWAG Radio Presents: Shawn Starling

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    Tonight on SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Shawn Starling.

  • 01:19

    BlaqRayn goes live with Yara Kaleemah and SWAG!

    in Entrepreneur

    Blaqrayn goes live the Yara Kaleemah..


    Yara Kaleemah Im Yara Kaleemah, Founder of Strong Women Achieving Greatness (SWAG) Productions. We are a publishing company geared toward helping self published authors with all the behind the scenes work for their books. DhakirahTahani is the co-founder of SWAG and upcoming author. I host SWAG Radio alongside Author Shatika Turner. I have several titles under my belt.


    Join us as we learn more about this dynamic young woman and her SWAG!

  • 00:50

    SWAG Radio Presents: Music with Montez

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    Tonight Yara Kaleemah and Deidre Leshay will talk with Montez about making music!!

  • SWAG Presents: Music for Mood with Colors Ramadan and Shys Debiocci

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    On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah and Deidre Lashay will be talking with upcoming hip hop artists, Colors and Shys Debiocci. 


     


    Join in on this colorful conversation about Independant rap artist and the dynamic change in hip hop over the years.