Sunday, May 29, 2016

Black Bird Press News & Review: THE MOVEMENT, BAMBD People's Newsletter: Letters and Notes on the Black Arts Movement Business District, Oakland CA

Black Bird Press News & Review: THE MOVEMENT, BAMBD People's Newsletter: Letters and Notes on the Black Arts Movement Business District, Oakland CA:

Chairman Mao and W.E.B. DuBois, the greatest intellectual North American Africans produced.
DuBois became a citizen of Ghana, West Africa. As great as he was, when Chairman Mao introduced
him before a million people in Tiananmen Square, he turned to Mao and said, "Chairman, thank you
for the great introduction but in my country USA, I'm just a nigguh!"

DuBois departed the USA to become a citizen of Ghana, West Africa. Ironically, he criticized Marcus Garvey's Black to Africa Movement. Many North American Africans are leaving the USA for Ghana and other nations in Africa, among them Marvin X's daughter, Muhammida, who now lives and works in Accra, Ghana and has no plans of living again in the USA. She told her dad, "They may not have electricity 24/7 in Ghana but they don't have white supremacy 24/7. Nobody follows me around in the hotels and expensive stores! Dad, you need to get your behind to Ghana!"

muhammida el muhajir, black arts movement baby 2.0 
Brand Marketing, Product Manager, and Tech Startup Founder in Brooklyn, New York 

Muhammida El Muhajir is a global brand marketing and media consultant, entrepreneur and filmmaker with extensive travel/study/work experience abroad including Europe, Asia, Latin America, The Caribbean, and Africa (Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa). She has established a solid reputation and network in her field for her visionary strategies for innovative brands such as Nike, Diesel, Gatorade, Volkswagen, and Sony Japan.

As the former Music Marketing Manager at sports powerhouse, Nike, Inc., El Muhajir spearheaded pioneering marketing campaigns and programs with industry heavyweights, Eminem, Outkast, Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, and Island Def Jam Records.

Through the creative agency, Sun in Leo, she produced the acclaimed ‘Street Stylez ‘ international fashion tour in Sao Paulo, Tokyo, and Paris as well as the ground breaking documentary, “Hip Hop: the New World Order” exploring the global impact of hip hop establishing El Muhajir as an expert voice on international trends in music, fashion, art, and culture.

She has presented at The United Nations, Oxford University, The Brooklyn Museum, and UC Berkeley and her works have been incorporated into the curriculum at The New School, The University of Sheffield (UK) and Harvard University.

One of El Muhajir's endeavors, frank white, a Brooklyn cafe/gallery space was nominated 'Best New Coffeehouse' by Time Out NY magazine and noted in many global publications for its focus on design and cultural engagement.

El Muhajir pursued a Masters degree in International Relations at The University of Ghana and received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with a double minor in Chemistry and Communications from Howard University where she attended on a full athletic scholarship.
To complement her traditional marketing expertise with digital technology, El Muhajir completed a one year Fellowship at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Incubator in Accra, providing Business Development to a portfolio of tech start ups from Ghana and Nigeria.
She currently works developing digital marketing strategies for clients in West Africa and will soon launch the beauty product review app, Beauty Radical.


Howard University
University of Ghana

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