Okayafrica Is Looking For Editorial Interns For This Summer In NYC!

Okayafrica seeks summer 2014 editorial interns in the NYC area.


We're looking for the brightest writers/bloggers in the NYC area to come aboard our team this summer. To apply for Okayafrica's editorial internship send 2-3 writing samples and a resume to interns@okayafrica.com. Please indicate what field most interests you (music, art, film, fashion, politics, etc).

-Must be NYC-based and able to make the commute to our Brooklyn office

-Have a strong background in writing

-Wordpress/blogging experience is a plus!

-Love for music, art, & culture from around Africa and the diaspora is highly encouraged

-The internship is unpaid

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How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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