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Shamira Muhammad
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Shamira Muhammad is the founding editor of the upcoming Ma'Ati Magazine, a digital storytelling platform. A graduate of NYU’s Africana and Global Journalism program, she has reported across the African Diaspora on subjects as diverse as Jamaican bus conductors and US foreign policy in Ghana. Shamira has worked with Clam Magazine, France24, GWonders Production and Al-Jazeera Investigations.

Entries by Shamira Muhammad

Yes, African-Americans Can Claim Africa Too

(25) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 4:54 PM


In my quest to find the long-lost Ma'Ati, my ancestral nation, I have come across enough of their philosophies in my research to construct a rough analysis of what they may say about African-Americans having any "cultural retentions."

In the...

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Introducing the Ma'Ati: An Online Epic Novel & Travel Magazine

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 4:43 PM


Long ago, there was a legend about a secretive nation that had been swept from history. The Ma'Ati, as they were called, had very unique 'Origins'. After saving Earth from the grips of their powerful Uncle Chaos, the original...

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Where Paris Parties

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2012 | 8:38 AM

Paris gets down. Everything from Brazilian funk, jazz, hip-hop and R&B can be grooved to, along with your more traditional Edith Piaf. If you'll be headed to Paris for the holidays, try hitting up some of the spots below.

Looking for some bossa nova interweaved with Azealia Banks? Check...

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Paris Celebrates Obama's Victory

(2) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 12:27 PM

Joy erupted Wednesday morning in Paris at the Young Democrats Abroad party at ritzy club, Palais Maillot, as the young voters celebrated President Barack Obama's successful re-election bid. By 2:30 am, the crowd had already thinned out and those brave enough to wait until the 5 am announcements, were pleasantly...

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Black Fashion Week Paris

(3) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 4:41 PM

After ten years of leading the hugely successful Dakar Fashion Week, Senegalese designer Adama Ndiaye, founder of the Adama Paris line, knows a good opportunity when she sees one.

"Paris is the capital of fashion. It is so important for designers to show here," she said.

However, recognizing the rarity...

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