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Nat Geo Screening of 'Bouncing Cats' in D.C.

Bouncing Cats tells the inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tools of hip-hop and breakdance, filmed by Nabil Elderkin. With narration by Common and interviews with K’Naan and will.i.am, Bouncing Cats follows Abramz and Crazy Legs, one of the founding members of the Rock Steady Crew, on a journey for social change. Screenings will take place at several locations around the U.S. in early November.  The screening on November 9th at National Geographic in Washington, D.C. will be followed by Q&A with filmmaker Nabil Elderkin, Abramz, and Crazy Legs—and an after party.  For more info and tickets click here.
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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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