Chika Mora is a Nigeria-American educator and entrepreneur. After her two-year fellowship lecturing at China Foreign Affairs University, she returned to her work as an early childhood educator. Her creative spirit and love for business led her to start What’s Good Beijing? an events and visual media platform. Since its start in 2017 she has dedicated herself to expanding people’s view of what is possible in Beijing by showing them all the amazing things that are already happening! Get in touch on WeChat, ID: ChikaMora
Jeshurun R. Mprah is a postgraduate Pathophysiology student of Xuzhou Medical University. He holds a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences from the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana, certificates in; Public Achievement from the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship of Augsburg University, USA; Civil Society Organization Management from the Regional Learning Centre of YALI-West Africa and a Graduate of the Mike Oladipo Global Influence (MOGi) training on Business, Leadership and Impact. He is the founder of Hephz Impact Network, a Social Entrepreneur and Career and Leadership Development Coach. Richard also served as the Country Ambassador for Better Me Beta Africa Ghana Consular Office, an Advisory Committee Member on the SGDs for Abibiman Foundation. Jeshurun had previously worked with LIFE-MAC Network Foundation as a Leadership and Career Development coach, EmethLove Foundation as its first interim Registrar, ReadNetwork Gh as a literacy coach and as a freelance consultant for African Empowerment of Careers, an upcoming Sierra Leone – based NGO. He has over 7 years experience in student leadership and two years in non-profit sector. He is a youth empowerment enthusiast who dreams of empowering the youth to take up the responsibilities of leadership in their countries, workplaces, schools and in all walks of life. His favourite quote is “Transforming the society is our sacred responsibility. Impacting lives is the vital essence of our existence.”
Passionate about environmental affairs and Pan-Africanism, Hannah has dedicated her professional, academic, and personal endeavours to ensuring sustainable global development through commercial, legal and other means.
Ibrahim TOURE is a Malian who currently resides in Beijing, China. Ibrahim is a student at the French international of Beijing and he’s a member of the CVL team in his school. This status allows him to make impactful decisions for the life of other students in his school.
Inès Forman is a French Caribbean who lived and taught in Beijing where she became interested in Sino-African/Caribbean relations. She holds a dual Masters in international politics from Sciences Po Paris and Beijing University. Inès believes in the power of storytelling to highlight and legitimize a community’s realities and is currently working on a novel that explores the black experience in China.
Jasmine Simone Meriwether, 28, Tennessee USA. Jasmine attended MTSU where she attained her B.S. in Electronic Mass Communication: TV & Radio. “Writing is the skill of transferring thoughts into words.” Follow me on Instagram: JasmineMeriwether
I am Kevin Okai, A Guangzhou based Ghanaian photographer and videographer who is self-taught and has a passion for capturing moments and memories as they come by. I specialize in portraiture, lifestyle, documentaries and commercial services. As an avid listener, I believe we all have our stories to tell and what better way to tell it than to document it with enticing images and visuals?
I have been a writer long before I came to accept the title to describe myself. My name is Michelle Allyshia Belle, and I was born and raised in the alluring Caribbean island of The Commonwealth of Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic). The vibrancy, colorfulness and rhythm of the Caribbean, together with the rich roots of my African ancestry, added to life experiences all heavily season my writing. Studying abroad in the Orient has also undoubtedly opened my eyes to a vast kaleidoscope of people, cultures and encounters. I consider myself a youth advocate, and I am passionate about the mitigation of social ills, especially those which affect youth, women and the disadvantaged. I am currently pursuing a degree in Psychology, and simultaneously navigating through the vagaries of life as a young, black woman – capturing my thoughts, fantasies, hopes and fears uniquely through writing – and loving every bit of it!
Runako Celina is the co-founder of Black Livity China. She holds an MA in International Politics and African Studies from Peking University. She spent two years working for China's largest Digital TV platform broadcasting in African countries and currently lives and works in Beijing. During her time at Peking University, she sat on the committee for the Peking University Africa Think Tank.
Nii Ala Russell Adjei is an architect from Accra, Ghana whose work can already be seen on 3 continents. He is currently continuing his architecture studies in the highly competitive Tsinghua University program which is currently globally ranked among the top 10 best architecture schools in the world. When he is not designing, in his free time he likes to write about the challenges facing his people. While some may consider him a Pan-Africanist, he considers himself to be more of a Nkrumaist. He believes that today’s generation needs to educate themselves more about the precolonial history of Africa so that they may become not only stronger and more confident, but also independent and completely free from imperialism.
Saron Tamerat is an Ethiopian who has lived in Guangzhou, China for 5 years. A self-proclaimed book worm and wonderer; she has a degree in International Economics and Trade and is interested in the burgeoning Sino-Africa relations. She has previously worked with Save the Children International and the Africa-Guangdong Business Association.
Shauna R is a Jamaican native currently living and teaching in China creating her own version of "eat, pray, love". A young woman with a curious mind as well as a passionate reader; this is Shauna's first foray into writing. The gift of gab and storytelling is one of those skills passed down from her dad, who used to regale the family with many lores.
With a Hons. BA in International Political Economy and Indigenous Studies Yolanda Ajak spent several years building her career in the non-profit sector in Canada before relocating to Beijing in 2015. With an interest in Social Media and content writing Yolanda enjoys writing poetry, personal development pieces and covering events in Beijing. A natural rising talent in the field of Communications, Yolanda is also an aspiring photographer. She also has a creative blog with a multicultural twist that intersects travel photography and stories with a mix of poetry and self development.