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Mawuena Akyea
Mawuena Akyea is a Ghanaian-American independent filmmaker and writer based in Harlem, NY He has his blog, The Black Star Blog and a web series called African Time. He is 26 years old.

Entries by Mawuena Akyea

Hey America

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 10:23 AM

Hey America,

Yesterday was a bad day. Come on, don't pretend like you don't know. Yes, Eric Garner and the grand jury deciding not to indict the officer that put him in an prohibited chokehold and then killed him. Yes. Killed him. It was ruled as a homicide...

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Random Thoughts on Black People, PoPo, Race

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 7:25 PM

They shouldn't call it racism, because that brings up asinine phrases like "reverse racism" (what does that even mean)? Its too much of a euphemism. Just call it what it is: white supremacy.

I'm done having dialogues, talks, diversity seminars, diversity training or any other verbal BS. I want...

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The Third Wheel

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 12:43 PM

It's incredibly awkward, saddening and emasculating being the third wheel. No one wants to be the third wheel. On the open road, there are cars and motorcycles, and you are stuck there with three wheels, unable to move forward. No matter how you want to spin it, you will always...

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The Real Danger: Donald Sterling, Racism and the USA

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 2:23 PM

Donald Sterling is a buffoon. This does not mean that we should not take his statements seriously. He should be punished to the fullest extent. But I can honestly say that when I heard his comments, it did not ignite a fiery outrage nor did I feel a...

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Entire Young Black Male Population Moves Out of Florida

(12) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 1:26 AM

The entire young black male population of Florida is preparing to leave Florida for good because of ongoing shooting deaths of young black males. Even though homicides against black males is not necessarily a new occurrence, recent events like the Trayvon Martin shooting and the Michael Dunn shooting in February...

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The Most Important Event on a First Date

(12) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 10:55 AM

So the First Date is almost done. The conversation has been effortless and insightful. Your jokes were hilarious and at one point, your hands touched. And it was not awkward. The second date is looking promising. Now the waiter, who has been eyeing your lady a bit too conspicuously, brings...

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Always on My Mind

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 3:14 PM

The loss of a good idea is like losing a good woman.

Ideas come to me in fleeting moments. Sometimes it's when I am in a compact subway car with a rank odor floating around. Or it comes to me when I engage in a conversation that is droll and...

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Two Ways to Be a Man

(3) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 5:14 PM

During the waning days of 2013 where buildings are adorned with gaudy blinding lights and people strut around with saccharine cheer, soul music has been a welcome depressant. Names like Teddy Pendergrass, Barry White and Eddie Kendricks are in constant rotation. For years, I...

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A Treatise on the Cold

(2) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 11:26 AM

So now that I am writing, I'm realizing that this will be the very opposite of a treatise. You know, "a written work dealing formally and systematically dealing with a subject." No, this article will be some random sputtering from a man who has way too much experience dealing with...

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What's Your Nickname?

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 7:31 PM

Even though my name is Mawuena, I sometimes feel like one of those Italian mobsters with several nicknames: Or rappers like Diddy, who seems to go by a different alias every other year. In my case, my name changes were a lot more embarrassing and unflattering, but necessary...

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The News I Needed to See

(2) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 5:56 PM

I already saw the news reports flashing in on my news feed through my phone, but I knew there was only one person I could trust for the latest news, from the shenanigans in the Middle East to what Bey and Blue Ivy did yesterday: my sister's Facebook status. My...

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