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Akoshia Yoba
Co-author, 'Please Return My Phone Call: Preventing the Demise of Personal and Professional Relationships'

Author, writer and producer Akoshia Yoba has worked with Essence Magazine editor emeritus, Susan L. Taylor on "A New Way Forward: Healing What’s Hurting Black Americans," a training manual for The National Cares Mentoring Movement's initiative on mentor recruitment. She is the co-author of “Please Return My Phone Call: Preventing the Demise of Personal and Professional Relationships,” which she co-authored with her brother, actor and activist Malik Yoba. Using the principles of their book they have consulted with corporate and educational organizations to present seminars on business communication etiquette, personal integrity and accountability. Yoba has also served as a contributing writer for Stedman Graham's Insightforyouth.com, a digital lifestyle publication for the millennial generation.

Most recently she has created and produced a podcast series entitled “So She Says…” which serves as a companion piece to her soon to be published book under the same title. Akoshia produced and presented a weekly radio segment about relationship health on WHCR 90.3 FM (The City College of New York’s radio station) where she served as co-host of the show "A Lesson In Affection.”

As the creator of “Journey Through Journaling,” an experiential workshop series focused on personal and professional development, Yoba received a Puffin Foundation grant to present the course to middle school girls. She is also the designer of the “Sunday's Child Life Expansion Workshop,” a self-discovery seminar for people of all ages.

For over ten years, Yoba has been conducting seminars and workshops on personal empowerment, which include, The International Woman Artists' Conference at Barnard College, The First Annual Youth Peace Summit Conference for New York City's Board of Education, Women In Need’s homeless shelters for women in New York City, and at The Teaneck Community Charter School in New Jersey.

Akoshia Yoba graduated Cum Laude from the City College of New York and holds a BA degree in English. She resides in New York City.


Akoshia is a recipient of a Puffin Foundation Grant for her writing workshop, “Journey Through Journaling” an experiential process that enables participants to gain insights about the relationship between themselves and their environment. As the creator of “Sunday's Child Life Expansion Workshop”, she facilitates participant processes of identifying and actualizing their life purpose.

For the last ten years, Yoba has been conducting workshops and seminars on personal empowerment, which include, The International Woman Artists' Conference, at Barnard College, The First Annual Youth Peace Summit Conference for New York City's Board of Education, Region 4, at homeless shelters for women in New York City, and at The Teaneck Community Charter School in New Jersey.

Currently she is completing two works, So She Says; a collection of inspirational wit and wisdom to make your day and The Screw Factory; an autobiographical work co-authored with her mother, Mahmoudah Young.

Akoshia Yoba graduated Cum Laude from the City College of New York and holds a BA degree in English. She resides in New York.

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