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Yara Shahidi began her acting career at just six weeks old, working alongside her mother in commercial and print ads, for brands such as Ralph Lauren, Gap Kids, Guess Kids and Disney, to name a few.
In the summer of 2009, Yara made her big screen theatrical debut, starring opposite Eddie Murphy in Paramount Pictures “Imagine That” playing Eddie’s scene stealing, precocious daughter ‘Olivia.’ Yara next appeared in the feature film “Unthinkable” where she and her real life brother Sayeed played the children of Samuel L. Jackson’s character. The siblings reunited again in 2012 as Tyler Perry’s children in the international hit, “Alex Cross,” for Summit/Lionsgate.
Yara has shared the screen with some of Hollywood’s finest leading ladies including Angelina Jolie in the feature film “Salt,” and most notably, opposite Jennifer Garner in the break-out role of ‘Destiny’ in the Weinstein Company’s “Butter” which premiered at TIFF 2011 and was released in theatres in 2012.
On the small screen, Shahidi can currently be seen on the hit ABC series “Scandal,” playing the younger version of Kerry Washington’s character, ‘Olivia Pope.’
Crystal Alexis was born and raised in Chicago, Illinos where she attended Richards Career Academy. While in school, she aspired to become an accountant, however, she eventually earned a degree in Automotive Technology and several certificates in Pharmacy Technology, and Bill Collecting. Crystal spent a few years as manager of Jeffy Lube, which would not be hardly challenging enough for this Queen. After years of running a book club, she grew a passion for writing. And in 2013 she signed to Creative Flow Publications where she published Social Deception 1&2. In 2014 this beast with a pin, became a member of K Ellis Publications and part owner of SWAG Presents, with Yara Kaleemah. She also took her career a step further by taking her talents and powerful voice to the airwaves by becoming a co-host of Gossip Villiage Radio, and took part in developing "Please Don't Kill Me", An Anthology against Domestic Violence. As well as co-founding FE Mag. Though Ms Crystal Alexis have accomplished much in her life, her greatest joy comes from being a mother of two children, Tres'ore and Jalil, and being a daily caregiver to her mother. Crystal's passion for writing has changed her life-- as she qouted". In 2015 She signed under Racquel Willams Presents/ Leo Sullivan Productions. This woman of many hats is currently awaiting the release of her 7th masterpiece, Trecherous Deadly Intent, which I can't wait to read!. Lastly, Ms Alexis has took it to another level by starting her own business called ,Sizzling Sassy Productions, which is boming with clients. Please help Diversity Of The Minds Radio introduce one of our host to her own show under this network, Ms Crystal Alexis! Don't miss this!
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The First Americans Were Africans
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“We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us.” — Malcolm X
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COMMENT: ngonea to +Yara Kodmous .. and lately he uses terms such as "hordes of migrants" regarding the current planned clash of cultures in Europe, however he fails to mention the reverse clash, ie Berlin and Brussels conference 1884/85, when Europeans sat down and carved up Africa and , were invading "the Others" lands around the globe, destroying their cultures and languages and where they still are occupying those lands and resources to this very day, calling themselves native? It was ok when after world world 2 Europe needed cheap labor to rebuild what they themsleves destroyed with the arrogant ideology of "The white mans burden" Now, these same "hordes" are once again the target of barbarism.? / LISTEN: https://youtu.be/Q2SfXlp4PyI
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Join us on Your15Minutes Radio tonight with our special guest Actress Yara Shahidi known for her roles in Salt (2010), Imagine That (2009) and Unthinkable (2010) as well as playing the younger Olivia Pope on ABC's Scandal. Follow the conversation on Twitter @your15minradio
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.
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She is a Newark, NJ native who studies sociology at New Jersey City University. In 2013, she published her first book, Too Much To Chew. Now she is the owner of SWAG Presents, where she enjoys helping entrepreneurs take their experience to the next level. She hosts SWAG Radio as well. Visit Yara Kaleemah on the web at www.yarakaleemah.com
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.
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...
Blacc Topp was born to a father who was a gangster turned preacher and a mother who was a singer, artist, and scholar. Blacc Topp was born in Benton Harbor, MI and raised in South Dallas, Texas. At the age of 13, he lost his father who was very instrumental in ensuring that he walked a straight and narrow path. After the death of his father, feeling as though he had nowhere to turn, he turned to the neighborhood gang, Dixon Circle 357um Gangsta Crips. Although he was deep in the gang he continued to excel in his studies for fear that his mother would make him move to Florida if there was a slip in his academic performance.
Even though Blacc Topp did well in school, the gang still remained a big part of his life and he was headed down a path that could only lead to jail or a casket! By age nineteen, he was on his way to the Texas Department of Corrections with a forty year prison sentence. Through his pain, he began to chronicle his life, his mishaps and his capers which gave birth to The Hustle Chronicles, his debut novel and soundtrack of the same name, which was released November 23, 2012. Blacc Topp has gone on to release five other titles, The Hustle Chronicles 2 and 3, Tainted, Corporate Amerikkka and the newly released Tainted Too! Blacc Topp is the first African American Urban Author to have a mobile gaming app created and named after his Hustle Chronicles Trilogy novels, which was released, November 29, 2013.
Satoya Smith is a native of Daingerfield, Texas. She has been an author for just about a year. Her debut short story titled “Tied In A Bow” chronicles true to life events. With her debut book, she hopes to empower and motivate. She is currently going to school to obtain her Bachelors’ in Psychology. She plans to continue with her writing, bringing her stories to life. She hopes to focus her writing in the fiction & non-fiction genres.
Peter Mack is the author of Dirty Licks, his forth published novel. It follows his erotic romance trilogy featuring Ayana Cherry. He is from Los Angeles, California and writes with a witty flow that is dramatic and innovative for its delivery and content. Dirty Licks is a novel collective that finds twin brothers caught in a scheme to kidnap a murderous drug dealer's wife whip trying to escape a crooked narcotics detective. The reader is thrust into a world of sexual fetish and amateur criminal hijinks..
Tonya M Barber was born and raised in Newark, NJ where she currently resides. Her love of the written word began at the tender age of twelve, developing poetry that read like stories. During her writing journey, she discovered that her craft was not only entertainment, a way to pull people into her imaginary world but it was and always will be a form of therapy, a way to cleanse her soul.
To date, Tonya has had a few of her poems published in anthologies in the UK. She has self published three poetry books, one short story, four romance novels and four urban literature books including "The Changing The Game" series.
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Elijah believes that although he never went to prison or hasn't experienced certain things dealing with street life that he is just as important to Urban Fiction and African American Literature as whole as the people who have. He knows what its like to be homeless and not have a dollar to his name. He knows what it's like to have nearly everyone close to you turn their backs on you. He knows what its like to lose one of the most important people in a person's life (His Mother) and have to fend for self and find his own way. And he believes that he brings some of that to life in his work. His titles have strong messages in them and his mission is to have you wanting more. Elijah works hard on his craft and works hard to make sure the growth is shown and seen in every release. There will much more to come in the horizons for this young talent.
Reds Johnson is a twenty-one year old author from New Jersey. She is currently signed to Lock Down Publications. To be such a young woman, the stories that she wrote hit so close to home for many. After being homeless and watching her mother struggle for many years, Reds knew that it was time to strive harder. Her passion seeped through her pores so she knew that it was only a matter of time before someone gave her a chance. Not only does she write , but she's looking to be an inspirational/motivational speaker for teenagers. Being a victim of rape, and being bullied when she was younger and as she entered her adult years; Reds knows that she could be an inspiration to some. One of her main goals is to provide for her family and make sure her nieces and nephews have something to look forward to in the future.
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