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Diasporans Making A Difference: Jamira Burley

Jamira Burley, 24, is currently the youngest agency executive director for the City of Philadelphia, where she oversees the Philadelphia Youth Commission. The Commission comprises young people between the ages of 12-23 years old who advise the mayor, city council and other key decision-makers about the issues and concerns of the more than 600, 000 young people in Philadelphia.

Jamira also is a member of the United Nations Youth Advocacy Group, which has 16 young people from all over the world, from 16 different countries, who are fighting for education for every young person by 2015. She works directly with Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown to bring attention to the millions of young people who can’t or wont speak for themselves.

Jamira became a gun control advocate after her brother was killed with an illegal handgun in 2005. She has campaigned, met with Members of Congress and pushed for changes to federal and state policies to make it harder for people with criminal records to obtain weapons.

Jamira has a passion to stop youth violence, she advocates for gun control, and she demands authentic civic engagement and has the willingness to use her experiences to change her reality and the world.

To find out more about her, check out her website at:

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Diasporans Making A Difference: Chigozie Obioma


You all remember the book “Things Fall Apart” by Igbo man, Chinua Achebe? Well, meet the young Igbo man who they are calling the heir to Chinua Achebe! Author Chigozie Obioma, author of “Fishermen” is critically acclaimed all over the world! As the author of many other works, he wishes to build a portrait of Nigeria using words in novel, short story, and poetry form!

To find out more about his work and how you can support him by purchasing one of his books, click here:

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Diasporans Making A Difference: Tambra Raye


I need you all to help support a wonderful woman doing great work around the world! Tambra Raye is a woman on the move, empowering women of African descent around the world to grow and eat heathy food! Please click this link ( to donate to her campaign and read on to find out more about her compassionate and generous work she does around the world! She’s headed to Nigeria today to make a difference!

As the founder of NativSol Kitchen, Tambra Raye Stevenson is leading a new initiative called WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture to empower women & girls to lead and create healthy communities.
The 2014 “Nutrition Hero” by Food & Nutrition Magazine was featured as a 2014 National Geographic Traveler of the Year, her passion of finding her Fulani roots in Niger and Nigeria propelled her to promoting health of African heritage foods.
Her work has been highlighted by the Washington Post. She has been interviewed by WPFW-FM radio, Cuisine Noir Magazine , WHUR-FM radio,, NBC4,, EmPower Magazine, Huffington Post, Sirius XM Radio, NBC Nightly News,, and She has written for She Leads Africa, and quoted in Food and Nutrition Magazine.
She has spoken at FHI360 in South Africa, University of Cape Coast Medical School in Ghana, Young African Leaders Summit in Ethiopia, U.S. Library of Congress, U.S. Department of Agriculture, W,K, Kellogg Foundation, American Public Health Association, and National Association of Black Journalists.
She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Diasporans Making A Difference: Arcman Durosier


Arcman Durosier is the Founder & CEO of Bel Nouvo Natural Skin & Hair Care. Bel Nouvo is a natural skin & hair care product line with handcrafted products for healthier skin & hair. Arcman was in the healthcare industry when he founded the company in the summer of 2011. It began with Arcman formulating a customized hair product for his sister’s specific hair needs. His sister, who was in college at the time, took it back to her university and began using the product regularly. The product did not only meet her hair needs, but it began getting rave reviews from others that she shared it with. A few small requests turned into weekly orders, so it was obvious that there was a need for effective naturally derived beauty products. Soon after, Bel Nouvo was created.

Arcman has shipped his handcrafted beauty products to customers all over nationally & internationally. Bel Nouvo has garnered over 10,000 followers on various social media platforms, several YouTube reviews, and has expanded their distribution to other local & online beauty boutiques. Arcman accredits the success of his company to his faith, work ethic, and integrity as an entrepreneur.

Mr. Durosier has a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. where he continues to run Bel Nouvo Natural Skin & Hair Care.

Arc man lives by the scripture 2 Corinthians 5:17 which says, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”

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