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Black Genius is the only place where you get to connect deeply with the Black intelligentsia, those pushing the world forward from a deep sense of purpose.Here you’ll get to hear the life stories of geniuses from every corner of the globe, from Oakland to Lagos to Tokyo. And find out how you too can tap into your highest sense of purpose to deliver the world we all want to live in.

Latest Episodes

Lanre Aina: Digital Storytelling for Global Brands

Lanre Aina is Co-founder of Content Garage, a Lagos-based video production company that has developed digital commercials for Samsung, MTN, Google, Facebook, Nestle, Wikipedia, Access Bank and Diageo - helping these businesses actualize new ways of engaging with their customers through compelling digital storytelling. Before Content Garage, Lanre led Brand Activations at Google, supporting large brands in Nigerian and Kenyan markets to develop integrated experiential marketing. In his earlier days at Google, he launched and grew YouTube’s content partnerships in Nigeria, supporting the online publisher community. Today, he is focusing his attention on sports-media, using his experience at Google and Content Garage to build an African-focused sports entertainment venture, ATHLST. Lanre is also passionate about social enterprise. He served as a founding member of Harambeans - an African entrepreneur alliance founded by Okendo Lewis-Gayle. In his spare time, he volunteers his skills supporting peer mentorship and youth-focused career advisory programs in Lagos. He is a graduate of Computer Engineering, with an advanced degree in Telecoms Systems Management from Northeastern University, Boston. Lanre is happily married to his best friend, Tele, and they live in Lagos with their two sons, Akinolu and Tamilore. Black Genius is hosted by Lolade Siyonbola, Founder of NOIR Labs, noirpress and NOIR FEST. Lolade is a Gates Scholar and Harambean pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Cambridge University *** Black Geniuses are changing the world, from policy to culture to tech to art. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on Youtube, IG, Twitter and Facebook to see how we are normalizing the Glory of Blackness. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list at noirpress.org.

70 minAUG 17
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Lanre Aina: Digital Storytelling for Global Brands

Tiffany Norwood: Human Science of Success

This week’s Black Genius has done something that no other entrepreneur has done since–she raised over $670 million dollars to fund a start-up: WorldSpace. That money was used to build the first-ever global digital radio platform; launch three satellites into space, including XM Radio; support the development of MP3/MP4 technologies; and, invest in a new generation of digital radio receivers. Tiffany Norwood is the Founder and CEO of Tribetan, where she teaches the human science of success, how to turn imagination into reality through entrepreneurial literacy. She led some of the first-ever digital content licensing deals, including Bloomberg News and CNN International, and was an early collaborator with the Fraunhofer Institute on their MPEG technologies. Tiffany has an MBA from Harvard and a Bachelor’s in Economics with a concentration in statistics and electrical engineering from Cornell University. Her dream is that the science of turning imagination into reality becomes as commonplace as reading, writing, and math. And then with these skills, we reimagine everything. Black Genius is hosted by Lolade Siyonbola, Founder of NOIR Labs, noirpress and NOIR FEST. Lolade is a Gates Scholar and Harambean pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Cambridge University *** Black Geniuses are changing the world, from policy to culture to tech to art. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on Youtube, IG, Twitter and Facebook to see how we are normalizing the Glory of Blackness. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list at noirpress.org.

81 minJUL 22
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Tiffany Norwood: Human Science of Success

Uzomaka Obiocha: Spiritual Technology in Enterprise

This week on Black Genius, Lolade is in conversation with NOIR Labs Co-Founder, Uzomaka Obiocha. They discussed Spiritual Technology in Enterprise, growing up Nigerian, Kanye West, and all the radical things that go through their heads. Described as a “human catalyst to everything she touches,” Uzomaka Obiocha recently joined NOIR Labs as Co-Founder and Acting COO, where she is living out her passion: creating a beautiful world through business, design and fashion. Prior to NOIR Labs, Uzo spent nearly a decade as Co-Founder of Koncept Consulting Group and Non-Profit, MD as a Brand, Business, and Financial Strategist. As a Strategic Alchemist, she has supported entrepreneurs, creatives, and humanitarians in developing and growing their enterprises in ways that resonate with their spirit, harmonize with their beliefs, and fulfill their mission, vision, and purpose. Uzomaka has supported brands in entertainment, design, food, health care, fashion and non-profits, including Timothy Ou...

64 minJUL 17
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Uzomaka Obiocha: Spiritual Technology in Enterprise

Michelle Nyangereka: Mental Health & Liberation

This week on Black Genius, join us for a conversation about liberation through mental health with Counseling Psychologist, Dr. Michelle Nyangereka. An unapologetic people watcher, Dr. Michelle Nyangereka is a storytelling psychologist. Having previously worked in Diversity for the BBC and later in radio and television research, Michelle is now a filmmaker and Counseling Psychologist. Since researching the intergenerational transmission of trauma in Ugandans for her doctoral thesis, Michelle has developed a personal and professional interest in the ongoing trauma of racism for Black people - in particular, the embodiment of intergenerational trauma and the importance of taking an Afro-centric approach to therapy for Black people. As the world starts to awaken to, and dismantle white supremacy, Michelle’s commitment to helping Black people complete intergenerational cycles and find their soul’s purpose is more relevant than ever. Black Genius is hosted by Lolade Siyonbola, Founder of NOIR Labs, noirpress and NOIR FEST. Lolade is a Gates Scholar and Harambean pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Cambridge University. *** Black Geniuses are changing the world, from policy to culture to tech to art. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on Youtube, IG, Twitter and Facebook to see how we are normalizing the Glory of Blackness. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list at noirpress.org.

64 minJUL 8
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Michelle Nyangereka: Mental Health & Liberation

Oluwaseye Olusa: Documenting Cultural Production

This week on Black Genius, we'll have Oluwaseye Olusa in the Genus Chair! Oluwaseye is a Hip Hop and Afrobeats visual documentarian and celebrity photographer, who has captured some of the most important moments in Black cultural production over the last 20 years. While working on set with Hype Williams, Def Jam and others on some of the most iconic music videos in Hip Hop history, he found a love for photography that enabled him to capture the power, essence and beauty of Black subjects in the music industry and creative world. He’s photographed Jay Z, Common, Yvonne Orji, Jidenna and every last one of your faves; as well as shot visual campaigns for Nike, Adidas, and And One. Through his consistent documentation of African Diaspora events, artists and cultural producers over the last 20 years, he’s amassed the most notable intersectional collection of Black entertainment photography. Black Genius is hosted by Lolade Siyonbola, Founder of NOIR Labs, noirpress and NOIR FEST. Lolade is a Gates Scholar and Harambean pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Cambridge University. *** Black Geniuses are changing the world, from policy to culture to tech to art. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on IG, Twitter and Facebook to see how we are normalizing the Glory of Blackness. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list at noirpress.org.

69 minJUL 3
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Oluwaseye Olusa: Documenting Cultural Production

Tokini Peterside: Catalyzing African Creativity

This week, we're speaking with art mogul Tokini Peterside! Tokini is the Founder & CEO of ART X Collective, through which she launched ART X Lagos, West Africa’s pre-eminent art fair (and its first) in 2016. Christened “one of the most important figures in the world of contemporary African art” by Lola Ogunnaike, Tokini emerged from a Victoria Island upbringing in which she yearned to be a creator, to ultimately study law at the London School of Economics. She earned her M.B.A. at INSEAD, in Paris, where she formulated her business plan for Art X, leading a handful of classmates. Prior to launching Art X, Peterside spent more than a decade working as a marketing-and-strategy consultant in the Nigerian luxury sector, advising Moët Hennessy, boutique owners (she helped launch Alara, Africa’s answer to 10 Corso Como), and fashion labels such as Maki Oh, a Michelle Obama favorite. She was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company USA in 2019, and in 2018 she was featured as a Quartz Africa Innovator–a list of the continent’s Top 30 pioneers. Her work has been featured in the Financial Times, the New York Times, CNN, Le Monde and Vogue, among other notable publications. *** Black Geniuses are changing the world, from policy to culture to tech to art. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on IG, Twitter and Facebook to see how we are normalizing the Glory of Blackness. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list.

65 minJUN 25
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Tokini Peterside: Catalyzing African Creativity

Okendo Lewis-Gayle: Building Africa's Future

On Episode 5 of Black Genius, we're excited to have in the Genius Chair, Okendo Lewis-Gayle. Lewis-Gayle is the author of Harambeans: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things, in which he chronicles the struggles and triumphs of Diaspora returnees building scalable ventures in Africa. He is also founding partner of Harambeans Prosperity Fund and Founder and Chairman of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance. Harambe is an ecosystem of over 300 young African leaders (Harambeans) which has spawned a series of tech-enabled ventures such as Andela, Yoco and Flutterwave. Collectively Harambeans have generated over 3000 jobs, and raised over $500m from Google Ventures, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Alibaba. A global citizen in the truest sense, Okendo was born in Costa Rica, raised in Italy and educated in Taiwan and the US. He speaks and reads Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, French and Greek. A friend to many global leaders, Okendo was once responsible for introducing then Senator Barack Obama to his graduating class with a speech that, Obama remarked, made him grateful that such a leader and orator would not be running for president just yet. Okendo is a graduate of Harvard University, the Inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence at Schwarzman College in Beijing and has served as Africa Advisor to the Vatican, Rhodes Trust, and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Follow him on Twitter and follow the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance here. Believe you have what it takes to become a Harambean? Apply here. *** Black Geniuses are changing the world, from policy to culture to tech to art. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story/profile at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on IG, Twitter and Facebook. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list.

53 minJUN 18
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Okendo Lewis-Gayle: Building Africa's Future

Faith Crittenden & Jennifer Pierre: Black Health in the Covid Era

Faith Crittenden is a Medical Student at UConn, a Yale MPH and the host of the ‘Coloring Health Policy’ podcast, through which she addresses how health policy impacts minority communities. A Gates Millennium Scholar, Faith has co-authored several health polices within the American Medical Association-Medical Student Section, including Racism is a Public Health Issue, Combating Natural Hair Discrimination in Medicine and Medical Professionalism, and Addressing Minority Maternal Morbidity and Mortality. Dr. Jennifer C. Pierre is a licensed Naturopathic physician, public health professional and Chief Medical Officer at Revive Wellness Center in New Haven, CT. Dr. Pierre is an alumna of Cornell University, University at Albany, and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences. Prior to becoming a physician, she received certifications in prenatal and Kundalini yoga, which she emphatically integrates into her patient care protocols. Her love of patient care has expanded...

74 minJUN 11
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Faith Crittenden & Jennifer Pierre: Black Health in the Covid Era

Kevin Beckford: Hip Hop for Education Access

Kevin Beckford is Co-Founder of the Hustler's Guild, where he's dismantling white supremacy by providing youth from the most disadvantaged areas of Washington, D.C. with coding and workforce enrichment opportunities at companies like Facebook, Google, Sony Music, and Roc Nation. In response to the Covid lockdown, the Hustler's Guild pivoted to Zoom events and has hosted moguls like Anthony Anderson, Snoop Dogg and Rickey Smiley on virtual events with Black youth to provide them with inspiration and leadership skills. He founded the Hustlers Guild with Yasmin Salina Rana and Jason Spear, two colleagues with whom he developed a close bond while working for the Obama administration at the White House. From 2014-2016,Kevinwas the Domestic Policy Portfolio Lead in the White House Presidential Correspondence Office and as a Special Advisor to Secretary Julian Castro. While there, Kevinsuccessfully advocated for more inclusive and responsive communication practices concerning race relations and police brutality. Kevinreceived his B.A. in African American Studies and Political Science from Yale, his MPhil in African Studies from the University of Cambridge, and his MSc. in Education from UPenn. Kevin has contributed to the Washington Post, the New York Amsterdam News, The Washington Informer, and others.Kevinalso enjoys bodybuilding, fitness, and mentoring young people. * * * Black Geniuses are those who are delivering the Cross Continental Black Nation through genius innovation, whether they are doing so from the Continent or in the Diaspora. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on IG, Twitter and Facebook. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list.

59 minJUN 4
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Kevin Beckford: Hip Hop for Education Access

Alex Tsado: How Artificial Intelligence can Save the World

Alex Tsado is the founder of Alliance for Africa's Intelligence (Alliance4AI), through which he is mobilizing African youth to collectively tap into the vast possibilities of Artificial Intelligence to solve once-endemic challenges in food security, healthcare, governance and much more. He founded Alliance4AI to ensure that African innovations reach billions across the globe, and that the Continent is never again left behind during industrial revolutions. Alex is also the Product Lead on NVIDIA's fastest-growing business channel, Cloud AI Computing. In this episode, we discuss his journey from Benin to Columbia University, his life-changing encounter with NYPD while at Goldman Sachs, and the solutions the AI community is deploying across Africa to save millions of lives. Our true first episode, Alex is responsible for the name of our podcast, inspiring Lolade to rename the show from Black Glory to Black Genius. Stay connected to Alex on Twitter at @xelatsads and learn more about Alliance4AI at their website. Exemplars of Black Glory, the Black Genius community are those who are delivering the Cross Continental Black Nation, whether they are doing so from the Continent or in the Diaspora. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story/profile at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on IG, Twitter and Facebook. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list.

45 minJUN 1
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Alex Tsado: How Artificial Intelligence can Save the World

Latest Episodes

Lanre Aina: Digital Storytelling for Global Brands

Lanre Aina is Co-founder of Content Garage, a Lagos-based video production company that has developed digital commercials for Samsung, MTN, Google, Facebook, Nestle, Wikipedia, Access Bank and Diageo - helping these businesses actualize new ways of engaging with their customers through compelling digital storytelling. Before Content Garage, Lanre led Brand Activations at Google, supporting large brands in Nigerian and Kenyan markets to develop integrated experiential marketing. In his earlier days at Google, he launched and grew YouTube’s content partnerships in Nigeria, supporting the online publisher community. Today, he is focusing his attention on sports-media, using his experience at Google and Content Garage to build an African-focused sports entertainment venture, ATHLST. Lanre is also passionate about social enterprise. He served as a founding member of Harambeans - an African entrepreneur alliance founded by Okendo Lewis-Gayle. In his spare time, he volunteers his skills supporting peer mentorship and youth-focused career advisory programs in Lagos. He is a graduate of Computer Engineering, with an advanced degree in Telecoms Systems Management from Northeastern University, Boston. Lanre is happily married to his best friend, Tele, and they live in Lagos with their two sons, Akinolu and Tamilore. Black Genius is hosted by Lolade Siyonbola, Founder of NOIR Labs, noirpress and NOIR FEST. Lolade is a Gates Scholar and Harambean pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Cambridge University *** Black Geniuses are changing the world, from policy to culture to tech to art. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on Youtube, IG, Twitter and Facebook to see how we are normalizing the Glory of Blackness. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list at noirpress.org.

70 minAUG 17
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Lanre Aina: Digital Storytelling for Global Brands

Tiffany Norwood: Human Science of Success

This week’s Black Genius has done something that no other entrepreneur has done since–she raised over $670 million dollars to fund a start-up: WorldSpace. That money was used to build the first-ever global digital radio platform; launch three satellites into space, including XM Radio; support the development of MP3/MP4 technologies; and, invest in a new generation of digital radio receivers. Tiffany Norwood is the Founder and CEO of Tribetan, where she teaches the human science of success, how to turn imagination into reality through entrepreneurial literacy. She led some of the first-ever digital content licensing deals, including Bloomberg News and CNN International, and was an early collaborator with the Fraunhofer Institute on their MPEG technologies. Tiffany has an MBA from Harvard and a Bachelor’s in Economics with a concentration in statistics and electrical engineering from Cornell University. Her dream is that the science of turning imagination into reality becomes as commonplace as reading, writing, and math. And then with these skills, we reimagine everything. Black Genius is hosted by Lolade Siyonbola, Founder of NOIR Labs, noirpress and NOIR FEST. Lolade is a Gates Scholar and Harambean pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Cambridge University *** Black Geniuses are changing the world, from policy to culture to tech to art. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on Youtube, IG, Twitter and Facebook to see how we are normalizing the Glory of Blackness. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list at noirpress.org.

81 minJUL 22
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Tiffany Norwood: Human Science of Success

Uzomaka Obiocha: Spiritual Technology in Enterprise

This week on Black Genius, Lolade is in conversation with NOIR Labs Co-Founder, Uzomaka Obiocha. They discussed Spiritual Technology in Enterprise, growing up Nigerian, Kanye West, and all the radical things that go through their heads. Described as a “human catalyst to everything she touches,” Uzomaka Obiocha recently joined NOIR Labs as Co-Founder and Acting COO, where she is living out her passion: creating a beautiful world through business, design and fashion. Prior to NOIR Labs, Uzo spent nearly a decade as Co-Founder of Koncept Consulting Group and Non-Profit, MD as a Brand, Business, and Financial Strategist. As a Strategic Alchemist, she has supported entrepreneurs, creatives, and humanitarians in developing and growing their enterprises in ways that resonate with their spirit, harmonize with their beliefs, and fulfill their mission, vision, and purpose. Uzomaka has supported brands in entertainment, design, food, health care, fashion and non-profits, including Timothy Ou...

64 minJUL 17
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Uzomaka Obiocha: Spiritual Technology in Enterprise

Michelle Nyangereka: Mental Health & Liberation

This week on Black Genius, join us for a conversation about liberation through mental health with Counseling Psychologist, Dr. Michelle Nyangereka. An unapologetic people watcher, Dr. Michelle Nyangereka is a storytelling psychologist. Having previously worked in Diversity for the BBC and later in radio and television research, Michelle is now a filmmaker and Counseling Psychologist. Since researching the intergenerational transmission of trauma in Ugandans for her doctoral thesis, Michelle has developed a personal and professional interest in the ongoing trauma of racism for Black people - in particular, the embodiment of intergenerational trauma and the importance of taking an Afro-centric approach to therapy for Black people. As the world starts to awaken to, and dismantle white supremacy, Michelle’s commitment to helping Black people complete intergenerational cycles and find their soul’s purpose is more relevant than ever. Black Genius is hosted by Lolade Siyonbola, Founder of NOIR Labs, noirpress and NOIR FEST. Lolade is a Gates Scholar and Harambean pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Cambridge University. *** Black Geniuses are changing the world, from policy to culture to tech to art. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on Youtube, IG, Twitter and Facebook to see how we are normalizing the Glory of Blackness. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list at noirpress.org.

64 minJUL 8
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Michelle Nyangereka: Mental Health & Liberation

Oluwaseye Olusa: Documenting Cultural Production

This week on Black Genius, we'll have Oluwaseye Olusa in the Genus Chair! Oluwaseye is a Hip Hop and Afrobeats visual documentarian and celebrity photographer, who has captured some of the most important moments in Black cultural production over the last 20 years. While working on set with Hype Williams, Def Jam and others on some of the most iconic music videos in Hip Hop history, he found a love for photography that enabled him to capture the power, essence and beauty of Black subjects in the music industry and creative world. He’s photographed Jay Z, Common, Yvonne Orji, Jidenna and every last one of your faves; as well as shot visual campaigns for Nike, Adidas, and And One. Through his consistent documentation of African Diaspora events, artists and cultural producers over the last 20 years, he’s amassed the most notable intersectional collection of Black entertainment photography. Black Genius is hosted by Lolade Siyonbola, Founder of NOIR Labs, noirpress and NOIR FEST. Lolade is a Gates Scholar and Harambean pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Cambridge University. *** Black Geniuses are changing the world, from policy to culture to tech to art. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on IG, Twitter and Facebook to see how we are normalizing the Glory of Blackness. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list at noirpress.org.

69 minJUL 3
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Oluwaseye Olusa: Documenting Cultural Production

Tokini Peterside: Catalyzing African Creativity

This week, we're speaking with art mogul Tokini Peterside! Tokini is the Founder & CEO of ART X Collective, through which she launched ART X Lagos, West Africa’s pre-eminent art fair (and its first) in 2016. Christened “one of the most important figures in the world of contemporary African art” by Lola Ogunnaike, Tokini emerged from a Victoria Island upbringing in which she yearned to be a creator, to ultimately study law at the London School of Economics. She earned her M.B.A. at INSEAD, in Paris, where she formulated her business plan for Art X, leading a handful of classmates. Prior to launching Art X, Peterside spent more than a decade working as a marketing-and-strategy consultant in the Nigerian luxury sector, advising Moët Hennessy, boutique owners (she helped launch Alara, Africa’s answer to 10 Corso Como), and fashion labels such as Maki Oh, a Michelle Obama favorite. She was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company USA in 2019, and in 2018 she was featured as a Quartz Africa Innovator–a list of the continent’s Top 30 pioneers. Her work has been featured in the Financial Times, the New York Times, CNN, Le Monde and Vogue, among other notable publications. *** Black Geniuses are changing the world, from policy to culture to tech to art. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on IG, Twitter and Facebook to see how we are normalizing the Glory of Blackness. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list.

65 minJUN 25
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Tokini Peterside: Catalyzing African Creativity

Okendo Lewis-Gayle: Building Africa's Future

On Episode 5 of Black Genius, we're excited to have in the Genius Chair, Okendo Lewis-Gayle. Lewis-Gayle is the author of Harambeans: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things, in which he chronicles the struggles and triumphs of Diaspora returnees building scalable ventures in Africa. He is also founding partner of Harambeans Prosperity Fund and Founder and Chairman of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance. Harambe is an ecosystem of over 300 young African leaders (Harambeans) which has spawned a series of tech-enabled ventures such as Andela, Yoco and Flutterwave. Collectively Harambeans have generated over 3000 jobs, and raised over $500m from Google Ventures, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Alibaba. A global citizen in the truest sense, Okendo was born in Costa Rica, raised in Italy and educated in Taiwan and the US. He speaks and reads Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, French and Greek. A friend to many global leaders, Okendo was once responsible for introducing then Senator Barack Obama to his graduating class with a speech that, Obama remarked, made him grateful that such a leader and orator would not be running for president just yet. Okendo is a graduate of Harvard University, the Inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence at Schwarzman College in Beijing and has served as Africa Advisor to the Vatican, Rhodes Trust, and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Follow him on Twitter and follow the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance here. Believe you have what it takes to become a Harambean? Apply here. *** Black Geniuses are changing the world, from policy to culture to tech to art. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story/profile at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on IG, Twitter and Facebook. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list.

53 minJUN 18
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Okendo Lewis-Gayle: Building Africa's Future

Faith Crittenden & Jennifer Pierre: Black Health in the Covid Era

Faith Crittenden is a Medical Student at UConn, a Yale MPH and the host of the ‘Coloring Health Policy’ podcast, through which she addresses how health policy impacts minority communities. A Gates Millennium Scholar, Faith has co-authored several health polices within the American Medical Association-Medical Student Section, including Racism is a Public Health Issue, Combating Natural Hair Discrimination in Medicine and Medical Professionalism, and Addressing Minority Maternal Morbidity and Mortality. Dr. Jennifer C. Pierre is a licensed Naturopathic physician, public health professional and Chief Medical Officer at Revive Wellness Center in New Haven, CT. Dr. Pierre is an alumna of Cornell University, University at Albany, and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences. Prior to becoming a physician, she received certifications in prenatal and Kundalini yoga, which she emphatically integrates into her patient care protocols. Her love of patient care has expanded...

74 minJUN 11
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Faith Crittenden & Jennifer Pierre: Black Health in the Covid Era

Kevin Beckford: Hip Hop for Education Access

Kevin Beckford is Co-Founder of the Hustler's Guild, where he's dismantling white supremacy by providing youth from the most disadvantaged areas of Washington, D.C. with coding and workforce enrichment opportunities at companies like Facebook, Google, Sony Music, and Roc Nation. In response to the Covid lockdown, the Hustler's Guild pivoted to Zoom events and has hosted moguls like Anthony Anderson, Snoop Dogg and Rickey Smiley on virtual events with Black youth to provide them with inspiration and leadership skills. He founded the Hustlers Guild with Yasmin Salina Rana and Jason Spear, two colleagues with whom he developed a close bond while working for the Obama administration at the White House. From 2014-2016,Kevinwas the Domestic Policy Portfolio Lead in the White House Presidential Correspondence Office and as a Special Advisor to Secretary Julian Castro. While there, Kevinsuccessfully advocated for more inclusive and responsive communication practices concerning race relations and police brutality. Kevinreceived his B.A. in African American Studies and Political Science from Yale, his MPhil in African Studies from the University of Cambridge, and his MSc. in Education from UPenn. Kevin has contributed to the Washington Post, the New York Amsterdam News, The Washington Informer, and others.Kevinalso enjoys bodybuilding, fitness, and mentoring young people. * * * Black Geniuses are those who are delivering the Cross Continental Black Nation through genius innovation, whether they are doing so from the Continent or in the Diaspora. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on IG, Twitter and Facebook. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list.

59 minJUN 4
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Kevin Beckford: Hip Hop for Education Access

Alex Tsado: How Artificial Intelligence can Save the World

Alex Tsado is the founder of Alliance for Africa's Intelligence (Alliance4AI), through which he is mobilizing African youth to collectively tap into the vast possibilities of Artificial Intelligence to solve once-endemic challenges in food security, healthcare, governance and much more. He founded Alliance4AI to ensure that African innovations reach billions across the globe, and that the Continent is never again left behind during industrial revolutions. Alex is also the Product Lead on NVIDIA's fastest-growing business channel, Cloud AI Computing. In this episode, we discuss his journey from Benin to Columbia University, his life-changing encounter with NYPD while at Goldman Sachs, and the solutions the AI community is deploying across Africa to save millions of lives. Our true first episode, Alex is responsible for the name of our podcast, inspiring Lolade to rename the show from Black Glory to Black Genius. Stay connected to Alex on Twitter at @xelatsads and learn more about Alliance4AI at their website. Exemplars of Black Glory, the Black Genius community are those who are delivering the Cross Continental Black Nation, whether they are doing so from the Continent or in the Diaspora. Are you a Black Genius? Send us your story/profile at editor@noirpress.org Join the noirpress movement on IG, Twitter and Facebook. For our newsletter curating the best in Black news and films, join our mailing list.

45 minJUN 1
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Alex Tsado: How Artificial Intelligence can Save the World
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